I tried out a really cool new-ish Martha Stewart Product called “Crackle Effect” on this mini-pallet and it works really well to create that aged, shabby chic look. Here are some close-ups of the crackle effect. Pretty neat, right? Here’s how it’s done. What You’ll Need: A mini pallet or raw wood sign (We used 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ wood to make this one and
This project took me four days start to finish but it goes great in my kitchen! I love cooking with fresh herbs and spices so I wanted to do a “pallet” art sign in the subway style. The sign was put together using 1×4’s by my hubby. You can find the details on that in my DIY Rustic Wood Sign Art tutorial. This sign is
I wanted a simple, über-romantic Valentine’s Day Mantel with a bit of Anthropologie-esque vibe to it. I also wanted to to be subtly Valentine’s Day so I can re-use things I made for it around the house year-round. And I finally convinced the Hubs to take down the huge heavy mirror that was above the mantel when we moved in down and put it in
My mantel has been sitting empty since we took Christmas decorations down a few days after Christmas. I finally got inspired to do something simple and put some wine bottles I recently painted to good use! My goal was to re-purpose things we had around the house already to keep this project free. Here’s how I did it… The Cake Stand and “Baby It’s Cold
Most of us have a few people that are always hard to buy gifts for (aside from men in general!). For me, that’s usually my in-laws, my parents, and my grandparents. I actually figured my in-laws out this year pretty easily but my parents and Grandpa are a little harder. It took me weeks to figure something out…I decided on this handmade gift with a
Let’s start with a little video tour of my dining room so you can really see how this thing sparkles! (Ignore the sounds of my kids as background noise!) While I was working on this project, I took over our whole counter for 2 days. My husband was more than a little scared of all the glitter so I was surprised today when he
I know Washi Tape has been popular in the craft world this year but this was my first time using it. And now I totally get the addiction. Simple, fun, and oh-so-cute! I scored my Gift Tags, Washi Tape, and Baker’s Twine all from PickYourPlum.com recently. (You do know what Pick Your Plum is, right? Daily flash sales for crafty type stuff. Love. Love. LOVE.)
I wanted my mantle to be simple but festive and I didn’t want to spend more than $20 since we won’t be here over Christmas (we’re headed to Chicago to spend Christmas with my in-laws!). So I used Christmas decorations and other home décor we already had on hand and got creative. The garland I bought 5 years ago at CostCo (for just $40) and
I vividly remember making these Poinsettia flowers out of construction paper as a kid and I thought they might be super cute in felt so I headed to Hobby Lobby for all the stuff I’d need to make what I had pictured in my head. I doesn’t always happen this way, but it came out exactly as I’d pictured. I love the bold, festive colors
Isn’t the centerpiece gorgeous? My grandma saw the idea to use a purple cabbage as a vase for flowers in Country Living. I added cranberries and pine cones to the bowl (which I got in the clearance section at WalMart for $10!). I just hollowed out a hole in the cabbage and place a small cup of water inside and arranged fresh flowers in it.
I wanted my Thanksgiving Mantle to be very simple and classy with the focus on the purpose fo the day: Give Thanks and Be Grateful. I have so many things to be thankful for. Too many to list. I. am. blessed. I repurposed a lot of things from my Halloween Mantle, things I already had in my craft supplies, or just from around the house.
I used some fun wooden blank signs, a little paint, a little vinyl, and a little Mod Podge to create a banner I can use year after year. It’s the perfect last touch to complete my Thanksgiving Mantel which I’ll be showing you tomorrow. What You’ll Need: -Blank Unfinished Wood Signs (I used 4 fancy square and 6 fancy rectangle pieces. If you can’t find
My goal for my Thanksgiving Mantle is to keep it simple and classy, but also keep it cheap (or better yet, free!) by re-purposing items from around the house. You can make this simple décor by up-cycling a plate of tray you’ve got lying around the house. Add a little vinyl and/or paint and you’ve got a simple, yet pretty piece to jazz up a
I know these trash bag holder’s aren’t anything new but I thought it would be a great idea to make a mini-version specifically for the car. I always keep a stash of plastic bags in the seat back for empty Starbucks cups, the fossilized Chick-Fil-A Nuggets and empty lollipop sticks I regularly find in the back seats…and on and on. And it just looks bright
This was my first time attempting to distress and age a new piece of art to make it look old and weathered. I love how it came out and it’s actually so easy! Read on to find out how to make your own… What You’ll Need: A raw wood “sign” Acrylic Paints Foam and Regular Paintbrushes Cardstock, for the stencil templateSilhouette Cameo or other Craft
You might remember this House Rules Painting Upcycle I did a while back. I was never totally happy with the finish that hand painting the black gave it and I always wished I’d used spray paint. Well, problem solved. I decided earlier this week I wanted to make the kids an alphabet themed piece of wall art. So I upcycled this large canvas (again).
While having a craft cutting machine like the Silhouette makes making these types of t-shirts easier, it can certainly be done by hand. Before I got the Silhouette, I used small, sharp quilting detail scissors/an exacto knife to cut out my freezer paper stencils and applique pieces. Here are the two shirts I made my kids this week that I’ll be using as an example