Valentines

{No Sew} Felt Bows These felt bows are so easy to make and turn out very cute. There are also so many different ways that you can use them, and they cost just a few cents to make. All you need is felt, a hot glue gun, and scissors. I was inspired by these beautiful felt bows from {Every}Nothing Wonderful. Also check out how she uses old tights or hose to make headbands. I am definitely going to give that a try. {No Sew} Felt Bows
Hair n Make up

DIY / roses from fall leaves
Christmas crafts

If you enjoy in good wine and you didn’t trow away the old corks you can create interesting home gadgets that are both interesting and creative. Home decorating can be improved using one of the 25 home ideas with corks we presented here. You don’t need to spend money for your home, you can easily recycle and reuse the old corks for coasters, maths and much more. Stamps

The Magic With Corks

The Magic With Corks
These umbrellas were pieced to create new designs. Piece the fabric before cutting out the canopy segments. Jack Deutsch Sloan Howard Make an umbrella canopy that’s as bright and detailed as you like. Photo: Jack Deutsch How to Recover an Umbrella - Threads How to Recover an Umbrella - Threads

Butterfly Bracelet

Extend a paper clip and work out the kinks with flat nose pliers. For the ease of use I filed a tiny grove into one of the cones of my pliers. You can see this in the second picture. Butterfly Bracelet
Hello color-loving friends!Today I’m helping kick off the summer series over at Delia Creates and Kojo Designs.We’re going to COLOR my SUMMER (and yours!) because summer feels a rainbow of never-ending fun. TUTORIAL: Ruffled Streamers TUTORIAL: Ruffled Streamers
organasing tips

While I love all things digital, it’s always nice to have a pen and paper around to jot down ideas and notes. In fact, there are more than a dozen awesome notebooks out there that I’ve been coveting lately. But, none of them are small enough to toss in my pocket or clutch, hence the inspiration for today’s DIY, the matchbook notebook. This project literally took me no more than 2 minutes and was made using super basic materials I already had lying around the house. DIY Basics: The Matchbook Notebook DIY Basics: The Matchbook Notebook
In spite of e-greetings left and right, the holidays still mean a plethora of cards, invitations, photos, and announcements. But, the idea of dedicating a mantel, dining table or bureau solely to holiday cards is tough to do and, if you live in a city, probably impossible. In today’s project, we set about creating a way to display cards and photos on the fridge in a festive way that combines found objects in nature and magnets. As it is, magnets tend to fall into two categories: novelty and not really magnetic or boringly functional but super magnetic. How To Make Pine Cone Magnets How To Make Pine Cone Magnets
Use Binder Clips As Accessory Organizers Use Binder Clips As Accessory Organizers I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered. Try it for yourself. First, if you don’t already have some, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4).
HOLIDAYS

nokti

schnell bemalt
Personalized Etched Glasses For a family of three, we produce a whole lot more dirty glasses in any given day than seems humanly possible. I thought etching our names in glasses would be a great way to reduce washing and make table setting more entertaining with Henry. I was a little scared of etching but it was easier than I thought and really fun. Personalized Etched Glasses
m5l0v0GSnN1qihh0eo1_1280.jpg (1280×1656)
FOOD

Just a quick and simple craft share this lovely Friday. I found these darling notebooks at the bookstore the other day and couldn't resist them. Aren't they so sweet? They're relatively small, lightweight and will be perfect to take along on my trip next week! I want to take a notebook with me to jot down ideas for blog posts, to make notes during our two blogging workshops and to keep track of contact names, important phone numbers and such. I know I'll have some loose papers that will need a safe place as well, so I added a quick little pocket inside the back cover of one of the notebooks to contain things like: simple as that: DIY travel notebook with pocket simple as that: DIY travel notebook with pocket

52 Weeks Project

Time: 15 minutesMaterials: clear ornament, confetti, paper, pen Happy 2014 everyone! Being sick over New Year’s left me with a bounty of unused confetti from last week’s project. Rather than just toss it around the apartment (like I really wanted to), I chose to be an excellent roommate and make a resolution time capsule instead!
Crafts & DIY Inspiration
We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color
Mini Magazine Notebook DIY - A Beautiful Mess I always keep at least two or three notebooks in my purse. I jot lists on them, keep ideas safe and tear pages out to leave notes for my friends. Today I want to share a quick (and budjet friendly) way to make your own pretty journals. You can whip up a batch in an afternoon and use them for months. Enjoy! Supplies Needed: Pretty magazine pages, paper (graph, lined or plain), embroidery thread and a needle, scissors and washi tape. 1.
SEWING

Past Projects