DIY Redecorated Clock

DIY Redecorated ClockI don’t have a clock in my bathroom, so I usually just look at my phone while I’m getting ready for work in the morning. Half the time I leave the phone on my nightstand though, so I don’t have a clock either way. I decided to pick one up today while I was out.

I was browsing through the clocks and decided that I didn’t like any of them. Of course, my first thought was I’ll just make one myself. Read the whole post

DIY Glass Keychain

DIY keychains

If you have the choice to buy something that customized or templatized and both are the same price, which one are you going to pick? Right, customized, because we all would all rather have something unique. That’s part of the reason I like DIY projects so much!

These diy glass keychains are perfect for customization! They’re quick and easy to make, you can use any design you want and they make great gifts.

I used scrapbook paper for each of my keychains, but you could print out your own designs like I did for the DIY bookmarks I made a few years ago or even use material from a bridesmaids dress for a more sentimental gift. Read the whole post

DIY Promotional Bottle Cap Magnets

DIY Bottle Cap Magnets

I apologize for the late posting! My glue didn’t dry as fast as I thought it would so I wasn’t able to post pictures before I left for work. Then, when I got home, my memory card decided to break 🙁 So, I took pictures of the magnets with my phone and have none from the actual process. But I still have the step-by-step-tutorial below. I tried to be as descriptive as possible and added links to the supplies. Read the whole post

DIY Mini Sketchbook

DIY mini sketchbook

I have an obsession with notebooks and sketchbooks.

Every time I go to a craft store and see a pretty sketchbook, I buy it. Do you know how often I’m in a craft store? I’m not even going to tell you… It’s better for both of us.

Needless to say, I have a lot of sketchbooks. I know I’ll use them, so I don’t mind my collection. But I will only carry them around if they’re small. Read the whole post

DIY Gift Bag from Scrapbook Paper

DIY Paper gift bags

So many friends and family members are getting married or having birthdays and I keep trying to think of new ways to decorate their gift bags and boxes. Of course, it’s easier to go to the store and buy a gift bag, but I’d rather make one myself. I gave a gift recently that was tall and skinny and was trying to think if the best way to present it. I decided to make my own bag out of scrapbook paper. Read the whole post

DIY Fridge Pen Holder From A Tin Can

DIY pen holder from a tin can

Do you know what I realized today? Every single time I need a pen I’m in the kitchen, which happens to be a room away from the nearest pen. I could walk to the next room and get one when I need it but why would I want to do that when I can just keep pens in the kitchen? I’m not lazy, I swear, it is just more practical this way.

So I started looking through the drawers to see where I could keep pens. Read the whole post

DIY Jewelry Box From A Tin

DIY Jewelry box from a tin

Christmas is right around the corner and a lot of people give jewelry as a gift, so why not make a jewelry box to accompany your rings, necklaces or whatever you’re planning to gift?

This one is really easy to make, just a little time consuming. If you have an hour an a half and some cute scrapbook paper, you will be happy you spent the time to do this.

All you need is a tin box of some sort. Read the whole post

DIY Device Charging Station

DIY device charging station

I hate tangled cords. No, it’s really just cords in general… like when all of the phone, tablet, laptop and whatever other chargers are all over the place and wrapped around each other. Drives me nuts. I know, it’s a first world problem and I shouldn’t be complaining about it. I have a rule though. If you’re going to whine about something, you have to come up with a solution to fix it.

Sooo I decided to make a device charging station. Read the whole post

Candied Pecans As Christmas Gifts

Candied pecans gifted for Christmas

Some people are really hard to buy Christmas gifts for. There is one such person on my list this year and I’ve scoured the internet looking for a good idea. Nothing.

Later, while sulking on Pinterest I found this really great recipe for candied pecans on Paint Chips and Frosting (it’s a neat blog so take some time to check it out if you head over there). If you know me, you know that I’ll only cook if I have to so, naturally, I was a little apprehensive about trying to make these. Read the whole post

My Portable Craft Space

ideal portable craft space

It might surprise you that I don’t have a craft room since I’ve been crafting and sharing tutorials on this blog for almost 3 years now. I’ve always worked on my projects at my kitchen table or on the floor (depending on the potential mess level). So, it’s about time that I start thinking about making a craft area to call my own.

Why haven’t I thought about this yet? Well, I have location commitment issues. Read the whole post