I’m over on the Silhouette blog again today sharing the full tutorial for this “Life is Good” etched glass decanter. It would make an inexpensive and lovely handmade hostess gift! Get the full tutorial here. Happy crafting!
DIY Beer Bottle Opener Wood Signs It can be so hard to come up with affordable gift’s for men. And handmade ones that aren’t cheesy are even more challenging! I made these wood signs for Father’s Day but they’d be great for birthday, host or Christmas gifts as well. Here’s what you’ll need to make one: 12″ x 12″ x 1″ piece of wood (check
I’m over at the Silhouette blog again today, sharing how easy it is to make this fun little pencil box using the Silhouette Printable Gold Foil and the Geometric Free Shape of the Week. I found the plain pencil box at Target in the office section for about $3! Head over to the blog post to see the how-to. Happy crafting!
I’m over on the Silhouette blog today, sharing the simple tutorial for this Angel Wings tank I made for myself using Glitter Heat Transfer Material. (Once you get over to the blog, click on the Apparel section. I’ll be traveling today and won’t have internet access to post the direct link until tomorrow.) I was my first time working with Heat Transfer Material and now I’m addicted.
When I think of summer, Freshly Squeezed Lemonade is one of the first things that comes to mind, so I decided to go with a Lemonade Stand theme for my summer Mantel. I shared this sneak peek on Instagram earlier in the week while I was working on it… For the wood “Lemonade Stand” sign, I painted a piece of 12×24 wood with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
It took almost 100 little paper flowers to make this hydrangea pomander. I was actually inspired to create these by my wedding. We largely had to pay for our wedding ourselves, so we tried to be frugal in our planning. For the wedding, these carnation pomanders lined the aisle and hung from garden hooks. For the reception, they doubled as centerpieces for the tables and
Hello crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing this sign I just kind of started throwing together yesterday afternoon in a moment of inspiration. The metal sign I’ve had for a few years from a clearance rack at Hobby Lobby but it was painted for Halloween so I painted over it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite last week. I’ve been staring at it trying to
Coffee. One of my favorite simple pleasures…and I know I’m not alone! Plus, what better way to kick off a Monday morning like today. I made this little vintage-style wood sign over the weekend and I just love it in my kitchen. I used real coffee beans in the heart for an added special touch. And it’s so easy to make! Here’s what you’ll need
DIY Craft Room: Jumbo Framed Pegboard Wall If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve been getting a few sneak peeks of this project we completed last weekend. Prior to a week ago, my craft “space” was the laundry room, which was shared with the dogs and the laundry machines. As it only had a tiny counter with a sink in it, I usually
If you’ve followed me awhile, you know how much I love certain things like creating vintage-y wood signs, typography, Chalk Paint and my Silhouette CAMEO. While I was attaching the wire hanger, I randomly thought it would be fun to thread buttons on and I just happened to have some bright colored ones that matched the painted I used perfectly! It’s part of the playroom,
I realize I’m a little too late for the real grass part tutorial for you grow it in time for this Easter (sorry!), but you can “Pin” it to do next year! And you can grow some in mini pots to use as decorative grass for a window or mantel, which I’m also doing! Not to mention, I used organic wheatgrass, so if you really
I’m so excited to be part of the 2014-2015 Silhouette Design team and although our posts don’t officially start for a few weeks, I couldn’t wait to get started. And oh how I love a good boy project! It’s a bit harder to come up with “cool” boy projects than it is girly ones but my son gets so excited when I make something for
My husband is always looking on Craigslist and he stumbled upon this adorable tea cart not too long ago and I immediately fell in love with it. We snagged it for $55 from a sweet couple looking to make more room for their grandchildren. This is what it looked like before: There’s a little handle to pull it around as well as removable serving tray
We’ve been working on making our family room feel more “homey”. Last fall, we moved into base housing (Air Force) and the houses aren’t bad but they are very basic with white walls that are a bit drab so we added drapes and re-arranged (again), which left us needing and end table between our two couches. While my husband was in college at the Air
Whenever we move, our bedroom is always something that never really gets decorated and this time around, I didn’t want that to be true, so while we were homebound for a week during the snowstorm last week, I finally got to work on some wall décor. The chevron sign was around $16 at Target and I simply stenciled on some butterflies with Annie Sloan Chalk
The “before” version of this sign has been hanging in this spot for months. It used to be a Pier One mirror. Last year, I spray painted the framework grey and painted the mirror with chalkboard paint. It just didn’t finish well so it sat like that forever. I finally got around to re-finishing it earlier this month and I’m so much happier with it now!
I originally made one of these signs for my cousins’ new baby boy as a gift but I thought they may not want all their newborns info all over my blog, so I made one up for my son (who is now 5 but, hey, better late than never!). What You’ll Need: Flat Canvas (I used size 12″ x 16″) Stencils (I used my Silhouette
With moving like we do, I’ve really never taken the time to decorate my kids’ rooms. Now that they’re getting older, I really wanted them to have a space to call their own. Last week I showed you my 5 year old son’s room and this week it’s onto my 3 1/2 year old daughter’s Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room. Everything I did in this room is