Fabric Crafts: Vintage Fabric Wrapped Ampersand

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I have a deep and abiding love for vintage fabrics. They are so pretty and colorful, and I love all their sweet florals and patterns. And since my previous job was as a graphic/website designer, I have a thing for typography too. This giant Spring fabric crafts wrapped ampersand is the perfect blend of those two loves! When I saw the giant paper mache letters that Consumer Crafts carries, I just knew I had to wrap one up in pretty {Read More}

DIY Embossed Monogram Letter Decor

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Last year, I made a marquee letter for my second son, and of course, my other kids wanted their own monograms to display in their rooms.  My oldest son wanted his to be different from his brother’s, so I had to come up with a new letter decor idea.  Since he has a car themed room, I decided to embellish his monogram with gears and make it look like a machine.  I think I was successful!  Here’s how you, too, {Read More}

DIY Mod Podge Paper Ring Tutorial

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Are you a fan of Mod Podge?  (Who isn’t?)  I love crafting with it.  Normally, I use it to decoupage things to dress them up, but today I’m going to show you how to make a paper ring and actually construct a piece of jewelry using Mod Podge and paper!  You can make this Mod Podge Ring with just a few basic supplies! Supplies needed to make your own Mod Podge paper ring: Hard Coat Mod Podge Paintbrush Paper – {Read More}

Valentine’s Love Notes & Heart-Shaped Gift Boxes

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When I was a kid, my parents gave me (and my siblings) Valentine’s. It was usually just a small gift, a token of their love. Isn’t that sweet? Despite the negative rap this holiday gets, I still think it is a great time to share little mementos of affection. With that in mind, I came up with this inexpensive, little Valentine’s love notes and gift box idea. It’s a simple and cute gift that’s sure to sweep your loved one off {Read More}

How To Organize Your Craft Supplies With Paper Mache Boxes

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Many of us start the new year with the resolve to get organized.  My biggest “disaster zone” is my craft table.  It’s always cluttered with supplies I haven’t yet put away.  In an effort to tame the clutter, I made some simple, inexpensive storage pieces that will keep my crafting supplies within easy reach but also make them easy to put away quickly. Today, I will show you how to organize your craft supplies with paper mache boxes! For this {Read More}

Alphabet DIY Wall Art

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Looking for an inexpensive way to decorate a large section of a bare wall? Paper mache letters are not only inexpensive but super easy to work with and light enough to hang up. Plus, who doesn’t love to see the alphabet up on a wall?! Let’s get started on this super cute piece of DIY wall art! Supplies needed to make your own alphabet DIY wall art: 8″ Paper Mache Letters (all except for “O”) Paper Mache Heart (edges trimmed) {Read More}

Decorative Paper Mache DIY Storage Boxes

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If you love to make your own personal decorative pieces, you’ve come to the right place!  I’m going to share an inexpensive way to add some of your own personal style — and a little extra DIY storage space — to your home with these decorative paper mache DIY storage boxes. Years ago, my sister and I made a square set of these decorative DIY storage nesting boxes for my mom with an Americana theme (dark red, navy blue and ivory {Read More}

DIY Penny Craft Letters

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The very first craft I had in mind for our little girl’s nursery were these “Penny” craft letters.  I wanted to reference her nickname and also do a little play on materials.  The choice of copper pennies influenced the colors of this space from start to finish. From the fading coppers and golds of the honeycomb wall to the more peach than pink color we chose for the walls.   The craft itself is very simple and is not that {Read More}

4th of July Crafts: Patriotic Uncle Sam Centerpiece

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Every summer, in July, we host a barbecue with family and friends. I am always on the look-out for patriotic decor that is unique. I needed a centerpiece, and couldn’t find anything other than flags (been there, done that!). So I made my own 4th of July crafts! I was able to customize it how I wanted, and it was inexpensive. Double bonus! My husband thought that I bought it. (Go me!) It looks complicated- but it was really simple! Here {Read More}