DIY Hanging Planter

Polka-Dot-Hanging-Planter-749x1000

I will confess that I don’t have much a green thumb. Ok, it’s kind of blackish. I tend to kill the living green things. But despite that, I love the way flowers and pretty plants look, especially around the front of the house. I have been loving seeing the return of retro hanging planters, and I thought that a DIY hanging planter would be such a great way to dress up the front porch of our new house! I made up {Read More}

How to Emboss Metal to Make DIY Steampunk Jewelry

DIY-steampunk-jewelry

Hey friends!  I’ve got a really fun jewelry technique to share with you today.  If you’re a scrapbooking fan, you probably already know what the Sizzix Big Shot can do on paper.  I learned recently that you can also emboss metal blanks with Vintaj dies, so I had to try it out.  The effect is awesome!  You can create one of a kind pieces with so little effort – I’m going to show you how in just 5 minutes, you {Read More}

Girls’ Summer Garden Party

Summer-garden-party-Crafts-Unleashed

I am always looking for an excuse to invite my nieces and their mamas over to spend some time in the garden, and a garden party seemed like fun to plan and enjoy.  We had dainty little finger foods and enjoyed some fun crafts and a dip in the pool.  Join me today as I share a few of my garden party craft ideas with you! Summer garden party craft supplies: (1-3 * in order of difficulty) Flower Jars * {Read More}

Summery DIY Bandana Bunting

DIY-bandana-bunting-Crafts-Unleashed

I just love making up easy and cute banners for parties or even just for everyday! They are so fast to sew up and add such fun colors and style to any display, mantel or even to your backyard fence. Bandanas are so summery to me, so I thought it would be fun to make up a summery DIY bandana bunting – in these cheery, bright colors and all decorated with a little pom pom trim. Because everything is cuter with pom poms. {Read More}

The Complete Beginners Guide to Beading Basics

beading for beginners

If you’re just starting out with jewelry making, beading might not be the place you think to start. You may be surprised to learn that beaded jewelry can be easy, as long as you have the right tools and guidance. That’s where we come in. Learn some of our beading for beginners tips, like the right supplies to purchase, best brands for beginners and more. You’ll thank us later, when you are making our own drool-worthy jewelry. Jewelry Tools and {Read More}

Spectrum Noir Tutorial: DIY Mini Cards

Spectrum-noir-tutorial-cards-Crafts-Unleashed

I like to color. I admit it. When my kids used to break out the coloring books, I made sure they invited me! When Spectrum Noir came out with a colored pencil line- that works in conjunction with their alcohol ink markers that I already had- I was one happy camper! Coloring for adults! Not that I feel like I need the excuse, but it looks much more professional than Crayola. I wanted to give them a whirl on a {Read More}