Our Daughter's DIY Princess Party (Not in a Pack), Part II

By: Alicia Jan 22, 2013

DIY Rapunzel Party
Last week, I wrote about some of our inspiration and preparation for our daughter's Rapunzel-themed birthday party. To recap, we wanted to give our four-year-old the party of her dreams without purchasing everything from a princess party pack. So, we enlisted the help of Pinterest and our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and made it magical. Read on to see what we… Continue Reading

3301 views | Comments (1)

Planning a DIY Princess Party (Not in a Package)

By: Alicia Jan 15, 2013

A DIY Rapunzel Birthday Party
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay… Continue Reading

3950 views | Comments (4)

10 New Year's DIY Photo Booth and Party Craft Ideas

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 28, 2012

created at: 12/25/2012

Christmas may have come and gone, but the holidays aren't over yet. There is still one more day to celebrate before 2013 - December 31st. Are you ready for it? If you're planning a party at home for New Year's Eve, you'll definitely want to check out these DIY ideas for festive ways to… Continue Reading

4343 views | Comments (1)

Roundup: Free Christmas Printables for the Home

By: Craftmel Dec 19, 2012

15 Free Holiday Printables

Is there anything easier than printable holiday decor?  I love it.  And I'm loving that so many great options are out there these days.  I've rounded up 12 of my favorite freebies from around the web that make it easy to decorate for the holidays around the… Continue Reading

7451 views | Comments (0)

Roundup: 25 Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

By: Craftmel Dec 18, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

One of the most impressive final touches to a handmade or well-though gift is a unique and memorable gift tag.  You can't put time and thought into a present, and then just write the recipient's name with a sharpie across the wrapping paper!  Here are 25 FREE printable holiday gift tags to put a grand finale on the art of gift-giving.… Continue Reading

5040 views | Comments (0)

Free Download: 50+ Free Gift Tag Printables

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

Fine Craft Guild has put together 10 sets of free gift tag printables. With this selection, we'll never have to by gift tags… Continue Reading

2169 views | Comments (0)

Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2012

created at: 12/06/2012

If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

created at: 12/06/2012

4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

created at: 12/06/2012

6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

8.… Continue Reading

7851 views | Comments (0)

Make It: Tiny Packages Tied up with String

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 06, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

They say good things come in small packages. So I can only imagine what's hiding inside this tiny present. It must be pretty awesome. And you can make your own version of these little guys, without the help of a magnifying… Continue Reading

1502 views | Comments (0)

Eye Candy: 20 DIY Ideas for Happy Holiday Party Decor

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

Holiday decor can be a little intimidating, especially holiday party decor, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many ideas out there that you can replicate for your own festive get-together. No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Just take a peek at these 20 holiday party decor ideas and you'll be decking the halls  faster than you can say 'HoHoHo'.   

created at: 11/29/2012

1. Make a statement with a DIY ornament garland.

Continue Reading
7770 views | Comments (1)

Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2012

created at: 11/28/2012

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

created at: 11/28/2012

Continue Reading

5263 views | Comments (5)

How To: Make A Mini-Tree Advent Calendar

By: Craftmel Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

You still have a few days to get your advent calendars together for the Holiday season!  Here is one to add to the ideas we rounded up already that doesn't take too much prep work, and is adorable beyond words to… Continue Reading

1643 views | Comments (0)

Roundup: 10 Free Thanksgiving Printables and Downloads

By: Craftmel Nov 13, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

It is the time to give thanks 'round here, and during the holiday craziness that is about to ensue, it would be nice to have little reminders up and around the house that there is always something to be thankful for.  I've rounded up ten FREE printable ways to be thankful and to share those thanks with… Continue Reading

1835 views | Comments (1)

How To: 100+ Easy Handmade Christmas Card Tutorials

By: Diy maven Nov 13, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

A few years back, I posted an article highlighting 36 easy handmade Christmas cards. Little did we know that four years later, it would generate close to a quarter of a million views. The post's popularity told us that people are clamoring for easy and beautiful handmade Christmas card tutorials. It also told us that we needed to scrounge the internets for even MORE ideas. After doing just that, here's some for this holiday season. 

Continue Reading
14750 views | Comments (0)

Halloween Free Printables Roundup

By: Alicia Oct 25, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Halloween is just around the corner, and we've found some great free printables that will add some festive "orange and black" to your… Continue Reading

3412 views | Comments (0)

Freebie Alert: Modern Printable Halloween Gift Wrap

By: Capreek Oct 11, 2012

created at: 10/11/2012

This free black and white gift wrap, while created for Halloween, could definitely be used year-round! On top of that, you can even print it out to use as a poster or wall art! That's a whole lot of awesome, people.… Continue Reading

1850 views | Comments (0)