Hey crafters, bring your DIY skills to the office! We'll show you some fun and inexpensive ways to spruce up your office party using everyday office supplies. We'll also show you how to print on Post-It notes to create awesome party invitations! Check out our PRINTABLES page for the downloads.
Hey ladies and Happy Easter! I hope everyone had an awesome holiday. After a great church service, we spent the afternoon having brunch at my parent's place. Before I got too comfortable, I thought I'd share what I wore today. Last weekend I went shopping and found so many deals it was unbelievable. Don't you love it when you just so happen to land on all the right sales?
If you're looking for unconventional spiritual decor, why not try this cross made only with clothespins? This craft only takes about fifteen minutes and it's a great project for kids as well.
For this craft, all you need are 16 wooden clothespins and wood glue. A fun option is to use acrylic paint or other embellishments. I thought it might be a nice last minute craft activity of the kids on Easter or simply a nice way to decorate your space. Find out how I put my own personal touch on this cross by checking out the step-by-step instructions.
Easter is well on its way and I know we're all looking forward to our Sunday parties, and Easter brunches with friends and family. In our family and church, Easter is big. It is by far one of the most, if not the most, attended Sunday service of the year and one of the biggest holidays for family brunch. This year, it also falls on my mother's birthday weekend, so I know it will be one to remember. I thought that it would be cute bring a carton of eggs to brunch on Sunday. Each egg could have it's own greeting specifically for the person to whom you're giving it. So today I've put together a simple DIY showing how to hollow out an egg to insert a greeting. When you gift it, the user will crack it open to reveal your personalized message!
Ahhh, scratch n' sniff stickers. I remember as a kid, trying to be super good at school just to get one. They would smell of artificial cherry, strawberry, and lemon with nothing but a simple scratch to activate the smell. I don't know how they make those, but I do know that whenever I open up a box of cake batter, or powdered gelatin, I get the same smell. So in having this nostalgic moment, I decided to create a scratch n' sniff DIY, simple enough for little hands, with our popsicle printables. Instead of stickers, I decided to make bookmarks. I mean, who wouldn't want to open up their favorite novel and smell chocolate, or strawberry flavor? :)
With Spring comes vibrant, colorful makeup and nails. I am so ready to start incorporating my pinks, peaches, bright yellows and greens into my makeup. I feel limited in the Winter because the darker colors seems to be all I can wear. So yesterday, I did a peach and gold look for my makeup. I've also done a simple nail design with the same colors. Check it out on the STYLE IT page!
We love donuts, and if you do too, you'll really enjoy this adorable party inspired the most accessible breakfast pastry in America. We wanted to experiment with an unconventional party theme and we thought that you, our creative readers, might like a DIY donut party where guests can take glazed donuts and cover them with their personal favorite toppings. And, as always, we made sure to create an inexpensive party idea that you can try with your family and friends.
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I was browsing Pinterest for a little dose of crafty inspiration, as usual, and I kept seeing cork projects. Not sure why, but I have so much cork in my craft supply than I know what to do with. So, I decided to do a project that will use some of it up- not to mention this board is super cute. So why do bulletin boards have to be squares and rectangles? Who says? Whoever made up that rule needs a little lesson in DIY. The herringbone pattern is by far one of my favorite patterns and its little chevrons never go out of style. I love its modern look, making it a perfect pattern for my bulletin board.
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We're making DIY jewelry again! This easy fringed necklace cost me little to no money and has fun pops of color, perfect for Spring. I purchased this chain necklace from my local thrift store and with a little polishing, it was like new. So for about $3.00, I had the first basic element for this project. I then purchased the embroidery floss from my local craft store at $0.37 each. With those two parts, this pastel necklace cost me less than $5.00. This project didn't take too long- about two-to-three hours, mainly because I started off having a hard time getting the floss through the gaps in the chain links. But I love the way it turned out. So if you want to make this necklace, follow along!
Spring cleaning? Okay, we'll eventually get around to that. For now, let's just focus on something simpler, like organizing coupons! We created this adorable coupon keeper in spring colors to get you organized for this exciting shopping season.
Welcome Spring! I am so glad it's finally here, even though they're still predicting snow for next week. Go away Winter! :) Though, no matter what happens, I'm forcing Spring- in my wardrobe, with my hairstyles, and nails. As you can also tell, our website took a lovely "minty" turn. It seems fate is pushing me in the direction to do a "Spring green" tutorial- chevron nails that combine mint green and a chic, metallic gold color. This design is perfect for Spring and takes no time at all!
Hello, dears! Today I was looking for a notebook to jot down some ideas. I wanted something small that I could drop inside my purse, you know, for those moments when I'm out and I'm hit with inspiration. It's productive to keep notes or a journal for the creative process. So I got to work making some jotters to take with me on the go.
Start by selecting what type of paper you'll use. For the cover of the booklet, I used 8.5 x 11 in. brown coverstock from The Paper Source because it's nice and sturdy. Inside, I used regular multi-purpose printing paper.
For the cover, cut your page in half horizontally right across the center so that your booklet is approx. 5.5 inches tall. Do the same for the white paper inside.
Now, you can cut as many pages of plain white paper in half as you'd like based on the thickness you prefer. But remember that you have to staple (or sew) this together. For this reason, I only cut five pages in half for a total of 20 pages per booklet (each 8.5 x 11 in paper produces for 4 pages).
For some of the covers, I used scrapbook cardstock so I ended up having to cut the paper down to the size I needed. Your booklet can measure to whatever size you choose. I liked mine around 4 inches wide and 5.5 inches tall. These are rough measurements because sometimes the cuts were off by a few centimeters.
For those who don't know, heat embossing is just one method of embossing for stamps. This will create a smooth and slightly raised effect with your stamps that will take your project to the next level!
MATERIALS for Heat Embossing:
*All of these items can be found at your local craft store.
Embossing is super easy. All you have to do is STAMP, then COVER, POUR off, and finally HEAT.
STEP 1: Dip your stamp in your ink and press gently.
STEP 2: Immediately cover your stamped area with embossing powder, as seen in the image above.
STEP 3: After the entire area has been covered, pour the excess powder back inside the container. So you should see a silhouette of your stamp covered in embossing powder. Dust away any little specks of powder around the stamp, but there's no need to be super meticulous about this.
STEP 4: Finally, use your heating tool to turn the stamped image from powder to a shiny liquid. Keep the tool about 6 inches away from your paper as it heats the powder. You'll see that it's done when the stamped image is shiny and raised. Allow to cool.
You can make some of these little booklets and give them away as small gifts for coworkers or friends. I love a nice little travel jotter for when you're visiting a city and you want to remember an address or the name of a delicious dish at a restaurant.
Here are a few more ideas...
We hope you like these booklets as much as we do! Tell us what you think. :)