Gold and Peach Votives

gold and peach votives

Wedding season is almost upon us, and I have a super cute and easy wedding DIY for you!  I'm so into the colors peach and gold right now and I love everything with a little sparkle, so I thought a great craft using these elements would be glittery gold and peach votives! Aren't they so cute?  You could make these in a huge variety of colors, whatever you choose for your wedding.  Or you could use them for a shower, a party, or even a … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Paper Ranunculus Wreath

paper ranunculus flowers

I'm going to be honest...paper crafting is not my forte.  But when Astrobrights® Papers sent me all their glorious paper and card stock, I really wanted to make a wreath with paper flowers to give to my Mom for Mother's Day. And Ranunculus is one of my favorite flowers (I like to say I liked them in 2004 before it was trendy to like Ranunculus) and they happen to be awesome in paper form!  Look how pretty... Photo courtesy of The … [Read more...]

15 Enjoyable Easter Crafts For Kids

Easter crafts for kids

Easter is upon us...almost! Just over one more week. Have you been doing fun Easter crafts with your kids? Or are you looking to do some? Here is a list of some fun Easter crafts for kids! 1. Yarn Bunny:  How cute is this little yarn bunny?  It's easier than you think! 2. Easter Subway Art:  Everyone loves a good subway art, and its even better in a jelly bean frame! 3. Sugar String Eggs and Baskets:  Make your own egg baskets with sugar … [Read more...]

Built in Indoor Playhouse

indoor playhouse built in

I am lucky that one of my good friends built a house up the street from us.  And that she does hair for a living.  So we decided to make a little trade--I would help her with DIY projects and she would do my hair for free.  Win win!  Our first DIY project turned out so stinkin' adorable that I had to share it--it's a built in Indoor Playhouse! Isn't that amazing?!  First of all, I take zero credit for the amazing paint job.  That tree and … [Read more...]

Lava Soap Review

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I love painting and staining.  Well, let me rephrase that--if someone were to clean up after me, I would love painting and staining.  It's possibly the messiest crafting you can do.  And paint and stain sometimes can be near to impossible to clean up after.  So when the makers of Lava Soap (also the makers of WD-40) told me they wanted me to try Lava Soap, I was curious.  Curious that there could possibly be something as simple as a bar of soap … [Read more...]

20 Colorful St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

St. Patrick's Day crafts

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow! So here is a bunch of fun and colorful St. Patrick's Day Crafts that you can do with your family, friends, or class. Don't forget to wear green and set up your Leprechaun traps! 1. DIY Glittery Shamrock Glasses 2. Shamrock Suncatcher's Kid Craft 3. Paper Shamrock 4. Leprechaun Hats 5. Burlap & Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Banner 6. Split Pea Shamrocks 7. Pinch Protector Corsage 8. St. … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Coasters

chalkboard numbered coasters

Want a quick and easy project that also makes a great gift?  Chalkboard coasters. I got these wood sliced coasters at World Market awhile back (but you could easily find yourself a log and saw it up)  and grabbed some of my DecoArt chalkboard paint. I just squeezed some of the paint onto the coaster and painted it up to the bark border.  I let it dry for a couple hours. After it was dry, I rubbed some chalk across it to … [Read more...]

Heart String Art

love heart string art

I didn't even mean to call it 'heart string art' but there it is.  That's what it is.  Ha! I was challenged by Valspar and Porch.com to use the Pantone color of the year Marsala in a Valentine's Day project along with one other mystery item, which turned out to be a chevron stencil.  As it happens, I also was planning a project in which I would make a heart to go along with my rustic 'love letters' that I repurposed from my sisters wedding … [Read more...]