Craft Basics: Ideas and Inspiration

Looking for craft ideas and inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Browse all our projects below for craft basics inspiration for all levels of crafting. Click on any project image below for detailed instructions and tips.

Colorful DIY Shoes Refashion


If you’ve been following me on social media – you might have figured out I have a bit of thing for shoes. And not really plain old shoes – but fun, unique and super cute shoes. Unfortunately my budget doesn’t always run to fun, unique and super cute shoes – so I have to make my own DIY shoes! I especially love anything with a retro or oxford look to it – so this sweet DIY shoes refashion has a {Read More}

How to Make a Doll Bed Without Tools


When I was a kid, I would have loved to know how to make a doll bed for each one of my dolls! It’s small, simple, and sweet. What girl (or boy!) wouldn’t love it? As a mom, however, I love that it’s super easy to put together and I don’t need any heavy machinery or tools to finish it. Total win for both the little and big girl in me! Today, I’m going to show you how to make {Read More}

Succulent Planter Ideas: Mini Clay Pots Tutorial


I love succulents.  They make a girl with a black thumb really happy.  Today I am sharing some mini clay succulent planter ideas that you can make yourself.  Don’t be intimidated.  Just channel your inner child, pretend this is play-doh, and get started making some small pots.  Your succulents will love them and you will love the look in your home. Supplies needed for these clay succulent planter ideas: Clay Sample Pack (I used two of the bricks from this {Read More}

Emergency Mason Jar Teacher Kit


Can you believe back to school is right around the corner? We’re sad to see summer go and not quite ready for the fun to end. The kids are making the most of the end of summer vacation by checking off everything we missed on our bucket list, which has made these last two weeks our busiest! In preperation for the upcoming school year I’ve stocked up on school supplies for the kids and made a few teacher gifts. This {Read More}

A DIY Teacher Gift Idea: The Sharpie Mug


Staff rooms often carry a mish-mash of mugs. And staff rooms in schools are no different. We know that teachers love a good cup of joe. Why not give them a mug that can’t possibly be mistaken for another’s mug? A mug that has been personalized especially for that wonderful teacher. A Sharpie mug! One of the reasons that I love this project so much is because of its main crafting implement: Sharpies. Doesn’t your crafty soul get excited at the sight {Read More}

Make a Stacked DIY School Supplies Caddy


I will have three kids in school this year.  That means homework time in our house could get chaotic.  One way to cut down on the confusion is to have homework supplies organized and at the ready.  No searching for pencils, colors, or sharpeners!  Keep everything within easy reach with this cute DIY school supplies storage caddy. Supplies needed to make your own DIY school supplies caddy: Paper Mache Round Box Set Paper Mod Podge Acrylic Craft Paint (I used {Read More}

Teacher Care Package Ideas


Hi Friends! I am bringing you another quick and fun teacher gift to start your new year off right – teacher care package ideas! This care package is so easy to make and should be a hit with any teacher. I was inspired by the teacher survival kits I’ve seen on Pinterest lately. This is my take on them. I like calling it a care package instead of a survival kit because I included other fun things like sticky notes and paper {Read More}

Colored Pencil DIY Coaster Gifts For Teachers


My children go back to school very soon….in about two weeks actually!  I can’t believe how quickly the summer has gone by.  We have been so busy this summer but we have created a lot of fun memories that I will forever be grateful for.  But with my kiddos getting ready to go back to school, I want to help them start the year off right.  And what better way then to create a little something special for your children’s {Read More}

Back to School Gift Idea: Ruler Star Hanging


I can’t be the only one who feels as though summer is slipping through my fingers. The break is already halfway over, and before you know it, it’ll be backpacks and lunch kits and “Tell me you haven’t lost your shoes again…. ” I love coming up with back to school gift ideas for teachers. It’s probably because my day job was being a teacher before I had my kidlets. Even though I taught high school, I always made sure that {Read More}