Every year I post a list of Valentine’s Day gifts for the men, and it’s about that time of year again. Have you started thinking about it yet? It’s okay if you haven’t. I have a list of good buys and DIYs for your man.
My lists rarely consist of the typical, cliche gifts. I try find unique gifts throughout the year, mostly from Etsy or something you can make yourself, and make note of them. Read the whole post
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday with family and/or friends.
I took a crafting break today so there won’t be a Make Something Mondays project. Spending time with family took precedent.
But I did want to post something today. I’m sure you’re still in the holiday spirit, so here’s a Christmas tree coloring page! Holidays can be really stressful, especially for the people who host parties, so I wanted to give you a creative way to relax. Read the whole post
I never put up a Christmas tree.
Yes, I grew up in a Christian family, and yes, we celebrated Christmas.
However, when I moved out on my own I never saw a need for a tree. Call me a pessimist if you’d like (it’s okay, most people do), but I never had an interest in buying a tree (real or fake), setting it up, decorating it, and a month later taking down the decorations, disassembling the tree and storing it away for another year. Read the whole post
It’s that time of year again. I’m sure you’ve already heard the Christmas music and everyone in your neighborhood has probably decked out their homes with lights and decorations by now. If you can’t tell, I’m just getting around to the little bit of holiday decorating I do every year.
This adorable chalkboard sign is just the beginning. I like to DIY my holiday decorations, if you hadn’t already guessed. Typically, I make my decorations and then give them away because I don’t want to store them away for a year. Read the whole post
This post is part of The Craft Challenge. You can read more about it here.
This month the theme for the craft challenge is Thanksgiving/Christmas crafts. For this theme I chose to make Christmas stocking stuffer gift bags. You know, for the little things that suck to wrap, like chapstick, money, food, hand sanitizer, etc. That sort of stuff would be perfect to wrap up in a cute little gift bag like this.
You will only need a few materials and probably won’t spend more than half an hour on these (unless you have a ton of people to gift to). Read the whole post
This blog post is part of The Craft Challenge. Me and 4 other bloggers challenge ourselves to bring you a creative craft tutorial based around a different theme each month. This month, the theme is Halloween. There’s a link to their crafts at the bottom of this tutorial.
How many people do you think dress up as a witch for Halloween? You always see a few of them while you’re out and about, right? That’s why I decided to make a spellbook for this month’s Halloween-themed craft. Read the whole post
Did you all know that Michael’s Craft Store is having a pumpkin decorating contest right now? You have to use one of their craft pumpkins, decorate it and upload the photo to their site. If they pick your pumpkin, you can win a $250 Michael’s gift card and $500 in craft supplies. Yep, I’m aaaaalllll over that.
This is my entry and I figured if I’m going to make it, I should share how I did it, right? Read the whole post
Every year around Halloween I’ve thought about making my own potion bottles for a Make Something Monday craft, but somehow I always get side tracked and end up working on something else. Not this year though!
This year, I planned these bottles into my craft timeline with one small change. The original plan was to design my own labels, but I found these on itsybitsyfun.com and fell in love with them. They’re perfect!
Halloween Potion Bottle Materials
Glue gun (not pictures)
Labels (which you can download here)
I got my bottles at Pat Catan’s but you can probably get them at any craft or hobby store, especially around this time of year. Read the whole post
It’s that time of year again… #inktober!!!!!
You can’t tell I’m excited, can you?
If you’ve never heard of inktober, you should read about it, but I’ll give you a quick overview. Every year, for the month of October, artist, and non-artists, practice their ink skills by creating one ink drawing a day for each day in October. You can share it with the rest of us, or not, but we would love to see it! Read the whole post
I’ve always wanted to make a snow globe, but snow wouldn’t be appropriate for Halloween, so I decided to make a glitter globe instead. I like Halloween more than Christmas anyway.
I got everything I needed at Michael’s (all Halloween decorations are 50% right now!) and it was under $10. I already had the super glue so I’m not factoring that into the price.
If you want to make one, read through my tutorial.
Halloween Glitter Globe Materials
Super glue (make sure it’s waterproof)
Large Mason Jar
Super glue your figurine and skulls to the bottom of your lid. Read the whole post