How to Create a Crackle Finish with Glue

How to Create a Crackle Finish with Glue. Give a plain-jane frame with vintage-flair with this easy tutorial from bydawnnicole.com.

How to Create a Crackle Finish with Glue. Give a plain-jane frame with vintage-flair with this easy tutorial. Disclosure: A big thank you to Cut it Out for the free frames to work with! I’ve been using store-bought crackle effect for years but I saw a tutorial on Elmer’s about creating the same effect with […]

The Lorax-Inspired Earth Day Coloring Page

Free Print of the Week: The Lorax-Inspired Earth Day Coloring Page | bydawnnicole.com

This The Lorax-Inspired Earth Day Coloring Page is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! My kid’s LOVE The Lorax movie. I thought this quote from the movie would make a great coloring page for Earth Day, so I got to work sketching it out. Teachers, feel free to use this in your classrooms as […]

DohVinci Fun with Free Nickelodeon KCA Printable

DohVinci Fun + Free Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Free Printable | bydawnnicole.com #kca #dohvinci #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DohVinci for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Three things my three kids love: Nickelodeon, Play-Doh, and coloring! They all come together to celebrate the 2015 Kid’s Choice Awards in a fun way using this free tracing printable I created for use with the […]

Gold Foil Feathers

DIY Gold Foil Feathers. Use for wreaths, vase filler and more! | bydawnnicole.com

These DIY Gold Foil Feathers take just minutes to whip up and there are so many things you could use them for… I was wandering Hobby Lobby for some inspiration the other day and came across this Krylon line of Foil Metallic Spray Paints. I picked up the Gold and Copper and am officially addicted […]

Glitter Color Block Wooden Easter Eggs

Glitter Color Block Wooden Easter Eggs | These are festive, fun, and simple to make for kids or adults! bydawnnicole.com

These Glitter Color Block Wooden Easter Eggs are festive, fun, and simple to make for kids or adults!  Dying Easter eggs is one of my favorite childhood memories and my kids love doing it too but we’ll be traveling home from Florida on Easter this year (and they won’t eat hard-boiled eggs, so there’s that). I […]

DIY Washi Tape Organizer

DIY Washi Tape Organizer from old stamp box | bydawnnicole.com

This DIY Washi Tape Organizer was an easy upcycle that took about 5 minutes hands-on time and cost me nothing! My washi tape was once organized on a dowel rod on my craft room pegboard, but then I put a roll of kraft paper on it…so my washi tape got piled on a shelf haphazardly. But […]

Dollar Bin Wooden Heart Sign

Silhouette Saturday - $1 Bin Antler Heart Wood Sign | bydawnnicole.com

Run to Target! This Dollar Bin Wooden Heart Sign was inspired by these adorable wooden hearts I found for $3 each in the dollar(ish) bins there. If you go to the same Target I do, sorry, I might have bought them all up. For one day holidays like Valentine’s, I’m a fan of décor that’s […]

EOS Lip Balm™ Valentine’s Day Cards

EOS Lip Balm™ Valentine's Day Cards. These sweet V-Day Cards are so simple and cute! Find out how to make them in this week's Silhouette Saturday tutorial at bydawnnicole.com

EOS Lip Balm™ Valentine’s Day Cards. These sweet V-Day Cards are so simple and cute! Find out how to make them in this week’s Silhouette Saturday tutorial! (This post is in no way affiliated with EOS Lip Balm™). I’m a big fan of the EOS Lip Balms™ so when I came across these shapes in the […]

Winter Wreath

Winter Wreath Tutorial | bydawnnicole.com

Are you a wreath person? I didn’t use to be but I’ve grown to love them. Read on to see how easy it is to put together a statement-making Deco Mesh Winter Wreath. You saw this Winter Wreath Tuesday in my post about my Simple Winter Porch, but today I’m showing you exactly how I made […]

DIY Chalkboard Menu Cabinet

Silhouette Saturday! DIY Chalkboard Menu Cabinet. This renter-friendly project is super easy and helps you keep organized with a cute, weekly meal plan! bydawnnicole.com

One of the ways I keep organized, keep my grocery bill in check, and stay healthy is meal planning. And if I forget to update it each week, my 6 year old will harp on me until I do! Since so many people focus on making healthy changes in the new year, I thought this […]

DIY Winter Wood Shim Sign

Silhouette Saturday // Winter Wood Shim Sign // bydawnnicole.com

DIY Winter Wood Shim Sign I love making wood signs but for the small signs, craft wood can really add up! My husband came across long flat wood shims that are 1.5 inches wide and 0.25-inch thick for super cheap at the hardware store so I’ve started using those instead. They’re not as perfect as the […]

Rustic Glam Rock Paperweight

Rustic Glam Rock Paperweight. It takes just 5 minutes or less to create this fun office décor or handmade paperweight gift! | bydawnicole.com

I always second-guess myself when it comes to posting such simple craft ideas, but I’m often surprised by how the posts I almost don’t post are some of my most successful ones! I have a big window right above my desk in my craft room office and when it’s open my papers blow everywhere so […]

Watercolor Paper Poinsettias

Silhouette Saturday: Watercolor Paper Poinsettias | bydawnnicole.com

It’s Silhouette Saturday time again! Have you tried making paper flowers with your Silhouette Machine yet? It’s one of my favorite things to do with my machine. I added a little twist to them by painting my paper with watercolor first. They’re so pretty on a package but they’d also be lovely on a wreath […]

Watercolor Printable DIY Gift Tags

Watercolor Printable DIY Gift Tags | byDawnNicole.com

Watercolor Printable DIY Gift Tags I’m so excited to be a part of the Brown Paper Packages: DIY Gift Wrap Ideas series organized by Rachel of Lines Across. She recently started a second blog called, Let’s Wrap Stuff and it’s so cool! She gathered about 24 bloggers together to participate in this series to celebrate the […]

DIY Post-It Note Holder

Silhouette Saturday: DIY Post-It Note Holder | bydawnnicole.com

I love this sweet little Post-It note holder and it’s so easy to make. It would be a great teacher or co-worker gift or even make one for your own use! Whenever I’m low on inspiration for a project, I just go spend some time searching the Silhouette Design Store until a design inspires me. That was totally […]

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