Some wrapping paper is really cute, but most of it is boring and common. Sometimes it’s nice to change it up and make your own, so to speak.
My best friend’s birthday was this past weekend and my dilemma was getting the gifts to fit in the baskets I had. (Based on this blog post, I obviously deviated for the basket idea.) Eventually I gave up and moved to a box. A box that fit my boots. Read the whole post
It’s starting to get cold here in PA, and when that happens I get out my candles. They keep my apartment a little bit warmer and make the atmosphere more relaxing. Every Fall I do a few candle tutorials and this is the first one of the season. I know we’re not quite into autumn yet, but its about 64 degrees here, so it’s close enough for me.
I always save my jars because they can be used for something, whether it be craft and food storage or, in this case, candle holders. Read the whole post
Fall is one of my favorite seasons because the leaves change. Every year around this time I get really excited to see it. But every year it passes and all I have is pictures.
This year, I found a way to preserve the part I love so much. I’ve made a pendant to capture the color change.
Will the leaf remain this color, you ask? I think so, because the leaf bookmark I made a few years ago is still vibrant. Read the whole post
This month’s Craft Challenge theme is autumn. My goal is always to create something different and exciting for each of these challenges and this month is no different. I struggled a bit with this one because I’m not quite in the mood for fall yet. It’s sunny and 90 degrees in my area and leaves are still green. I haven’t quite hit the sweaters, boots and pumpkin latte craze yet.
To get there, I did a brainstorming session with a friend (thank you, Aarika). Read the whole post
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This month, the Craft Challenge is a Springtime craft. I was originally planning to make Duck Tape flowers, but I changed my mind.
Spring is a time to get out of the depression of the cold winter months. That means blooming flowers, bright colors and spring cleaning. Read the whole post
I told myself that I wasn’t going to make any fall-related crafts until September, but I couldn’t help myself. I saw the autumn leaf decor at Pat Catan’s today and wanted to use it to make a Fall wreath. I love the colors!
It took about an hour to make and the materials cost about $12. Not too bad if you ask me!
Things You Will Need
Hot-melt glue gun
Paint your letters and let them dry. Read the whole post
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While deciding what I wanted to make for the Spring portion of The Craft Challenge, I kept coming back to flowers. But I didn’t want to use flowers because I painted them last week. What’s more Spring-y than flowers?
I’ve wanted an herb garden for a long time, and Spring is a good time to buy herbs. Read the whole post
Since it is Autumn and the leaves are finally changing, I thought I would work on some fall-inspired crafts. For the first one, I decided to replace my fall/spring-inspired vases from last year with these lovely mason jars. I wanted something decorative for fall, but didn’t want to go the Halloween route. Just something subtle. Creamy brown colors, burlap and mason jars seems like the way to go.
Things You Will Need
*You will also need double-sided tape or some hot glue to adhere the burlap, ribbon, and flower. Read the whole post
I asked my mom what she wanted for Mother’s Day and she said a wreath. Then, she sent me to her Pinterest board with a bunch of wreaths she recently pinned. “Something like those”, she said. All of them were flower wreaths, mostly with tulips and other spring flowers. So I went to Pat Catan’s and searched for an arrangement that might look good together. You didn’t think I was going to buy it if I could make it, did you? Read the whole post
My fall wreath has been hanging on my door for entirely too long. I’ve been meaning to take it down for a while but, I needed something pretty to replace it with. Ideally something spring-inspired because I’m about done with all of this snow and 20 degree weather. So, if you are feeling the same way, you can take a big leap into spring as well. At least from an inspirational standpoint…
Things You Will Need:
Hot glue gun*
*These materials are not pictured in the image above but are necessary for the DIY project. Read the whole post