How to Make a Chalkboard Style Wood-Sign

Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood "Wicked" Sign | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

 How to Make a Chalkboard Style Wood-Sign Hello crafty friends! Today, you can find me over on the Silhouette blog sharing the tutorial for how-to create a Chalkboard Style wood sign like this one. Head over to their blog to get the how-to. Also, one of the top reasons come to my blog is to […]

DIY Labels | Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial

DIY Labels | Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial |

DIY Labels | Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial I made these a few weeks ago to stick on packages I send out from my Etsy shop, but then I got to wondering how many of my fellow Silhouette users haven’t tried some of the many features this machine is capable of. I’ve had mine 3 […]

Craft Room Office Reveal

Craft Room Office Reveal |

I’m so excited to finally share my Craft Room Office with you today. It’s a room that’s taken 5 months to complete. You’ve seen a lot of sneak peeks along the way but it’s finally a finished room. With moving like we do, there’s not always an extra room for a creative space so I don’t […]

Be Kind…or Be Quiet

Be Kind or Be Quiet. Thoughts on Being Kind on the Internet and Throwing Kindess Around Like Confetti |By Dawn Nicole

  Be Kind…or Be Quiet If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve surely seen the negative, rude, and sometimes downright nasty comments that abound. I’m not sure what it is about the “anonymity” of the Internet that causes people to feel comfortable saying things they would never say to someone’s face but it […]

$50 Craigslist Kitchen Table Makeover

$50 Craigslist Kitchen Table Makeover |

$50 Craigslist Kitchen Table Makeover My husband searches Craigslist like I search the aisles of the craft store. Far. Too. Often. But sometimes it really pays off like when he scored this solid wood table, bench and chairs for just $50! It needed some minor repairs but they were all underneath the table. We’d been […]

DIY Paper Vase and Fall Flowers

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

DIY Paper Vase and Fall Flowers I’m over on the Silhouette blog today, sharing the full tutorial for how-to make this adorable paper vase and fall paper flowers with paper straw stems. Head over to the Silhouette blog to get the full tutorial. Happy creating! Let’s Connect – Facebook – Google+ – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter – Etsy

DIY Nautical Vintage Tray Makeover

DIY Nautical Vintage Tray Makeover | Dawn Nicole

Oh, how I love the chance to play with some new craft products and give new life to an old piece! For this project, I used the FolkArt® Stencil1® Stencils, Stencil Adhesive, and Stencil Crèmes. You can find the new FolkArt® Stencils and Paints (and more) at Michael’s stores. A few cool things to note about each product I tried: FolkArt® […]

FREE Printable: Babe Ruth Quote

Free Printable: Babe Ruth Quote

FREE PRINTABLE: BABE RUTH QUOTE A friend recently asked if I could do some more printables geared toward boys, so I asked her for any suggestions she had on what they should say. She gave me this excellent motivational quote from Babe Ruth. (Loren, if you are reading this, hi and thank you!). While these could […]

Handmade Giveaway | ByDawnNicole

Handmade Giveaway | ByDawnNicole. Enter to win a hand-painted wood sign and two hand-lettered 8x10 prints!

Handmade Giveaway | ByDawnNicole If you haven’t noticed I’ve been doing a bit of re-branding, re-design, and re-organization of the site and my Etsy shop over the past few weeks. I’m moving away from wood signs and toward putting my graphic design degree to use doing hand-lettered prints. I absolutely love doing these and will be […]

Paleo & Whole30 Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Paleo & Whole30 Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken. This is such a delicious and easy meal!

We’ve tried a few Whole30/Paleo BBQ recipes that were underwhelming, so I decided to take our favorite BBQ recipe and see what happened if I altered it to be compliant. My experiment with a Chinese dish the night prior literally had to go in the trash…it was inedible. You win some, you lose some. I’m […]