Posts Categorized: Crafts

Crafts + DIY / Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow

DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow

Sometimes you just need a bright spot to rest your eyes and lift your spirits. Whether it’s a workspace or a corner of your house that needs cheering up this DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow is just the ticket! We used a classic technique you might have used in grade school. All you’ll need are some tissue paper squares, a pencil, and some glue. This is one of those crafts appropriate for all ages and can be easily customized to suit your tastes. You can rest it on a shelf, mount it to the wall, or even frame it with a shadow box! P.S we used this technique in Craft the Rainbow to create something pretty incredible if I do say so myself, so make sure to check it out!

Make your own DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow with step-by-step instructions!

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Crafts + DIY + valentine's day / Thursday, 8 Feb 2018

Personalized Chocolate Box

Personalized Chocolate Box

Starting in January, you probably noticed the grocery store shelves were starting to fill up with red and pink candy galore! Here you are, fresh off the new year’s resolutions, being taunted by endless Valentine’s Day candy. What’s a girl to do? 😉 Let’s talk about the many Chocolate Box options you’re presented with. How does one decide?! So many brands, so many options. Sure they look pretty in their heart-shaped boxes, but chances are you’ll only like a third of the options. I’d rather have peanut butter cups! Or chocolate covered cinnamon bears! Or Chocolate covered salted caramels!

Personalized Chocolate Box

I have the solution. Create a personalized chocolate box for your Valentine this year by filling a box with their favorite sweets! This eliminates the question of which chocolates your Valentine will like the best. To give your chocolate box the finishing touch, tie it up with a personalized love message! We used the P-touch Embellish to create custom love notes on the lovely satin ribbon to wrap up the chocolate boxes. By personalizing the ribbon with a love note, the ribbon becomes the card!

See how to make your own Personalized Chocolate Box after the jump!

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Crafts + DIY + paper + Projects + valentine's day / Thursday, 25 Jan 2018

Paper Lipstick Valentines

Paper Lipstick ValentinesEveryone knows I’m a huge proponent of a red lip. Maybe you’re having a bad hair day, maybe you’ve worn the same outfit three days in a row, but throw on a red lip, and NO one knows! Instant glamour. I highly recommend everyone investing in a signature red lipstick. Confession: I still have the red lipstick I wore for my engagement photos…8 years ago. Yikes! Now is the perfect time to invest because nothing says Valentines Day like a showstopper red lip! So in honor of our deep adoration of a bold lip we’ve created Paper Lipstick Valentines! These luxurious tubes are filled with sweet candies and made from a toilet paper roll! Talk about trash to treasure, right? So even if you’re not quite ready to flaunt the red lip, these Lipstick Valentines are the perfect shade for everyone!

Paper Lipstick Valentines

Get the free printable templates (craft cutter ready!) after the jump!

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Crafts + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

Mid-Century Heirloom Nativity

Nativity scenes are one of those quintessential Christmas decor items I feel like I need, but always have a hard time finding one that I like! Stockings fall into that same category, but I’ll have to wait until next year to tackle that project. For this Mid-Century Heirloom Nativity I was inspired by a set my mom created when she was young. She used a variety of wooden spindles and finials that she collected and painted them in fun bright tones (it was the 60s after all). I haven’t been able to locate them in our storage at my parents house for years otherwise I’d love to show you her version. For our version we added additional wooden elements to create the exact shapes we wanted. Add some detail with acrylic paint and they’re transformed into a beautiful nativity that you can pass down for generations to come! The best part is scavenging for the materials and creating the figures from the treasures you find; the possibilities are limitless. That said, we link to the specific ones we bought so you can recreate it yourself!

See the full how-to for the Mid-century Heirloom Nativity  

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christmas + Crafts + DIY + Food + Party / Monday, 4 Dec 2017

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

During the holiday season, you can always expect to bake at least two times more than you do normally, am I right? Between Christmas get-togethers, cookie exchanges, work parties, etc., chances are you’ll have lots of opportunities to play in the kitchen. What better way to impress people than with a beautiful forest topped cake!  This Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper is an easy craft to take a holiday cake over the top! You know those adorable, but rather expensive bottle brush trees? Consider this an easy and cheaper substitute!

Get the full tutorial and top all your treats with trees!

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