It doesn't seem possible that another holiday season is upon us, but it is... which means that if you plan to make an advent calendar, it's time to get started on it! This is a wonderful tradition, especially for children... when I was a kid I remember looking forward to opening my advent calendar each day in December. So today we're sharing ten super creative, beautiful ways to make your own.
Everyone has inexpensive frames lying around their house. Here's how you can take a pretty plain frame, and warm it up with a DIY copper mat. The DIY skill level required is low. If you can purchase copper foil tape and know how to "peel-n-stick"...you got this DIY -- no problem.
Is anybody else sick of all the cheesy orange Halloween decor that's filling every craft store? I know I am. So I decided to try making a more modern wreath for Halloween. And get this - it's an IKEA hack! This wreath is made out of a Ribba picture frame, and covered with pretty paper flowers. Click through to check out the final product and the full tutorial.
No one loves Halloween more than kids. Here are some fun ideas on how to make Halloween fun all month long with these crafts you can do with your kids.
How To: Make Your Own Stylishly Spooky Decorations with Vintage Halloween Printables
Vintage prints of animals and specimens definitely have a Halloween vibe so I decided, for my decor this year, to do a simple DIY using free vintage prints I found online. This post has the instructions on how to do this simple DIY project and a roundup of some sweet vintage Halloween prints for you to download and use.
Hello again everyone! I'm back today sharing something I'm really passionate about: printables! I work all day as a Creative Director, but I'll always be a Graphic Designer at heart. Creating beautiful images is one of my favorite past times, and sharing them brings me a lot of joy.
Corrie Beth's maidenhair fern mobile takes me to a place of tranquility. It's so light and delicate and dreamy, don't you think? As you can probably imagine, the supplies to make one are minimal, and include
When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to mind is the refreshing fruit that's in season at this time of year. Which isn't surprising I guess. After all they have so much going for them - they're simply scrumptious, they're fab in a summer cocktail, and they're so brightly coloured that they make great party motifs too!
I really love simple art and I have been looking for something I could DIY for my guest bedroom. I am drawn to the movement of ink crosshatch. Artists do some seriously cool things with crosshatch, but my experience with it is what I doodled on my paper in college when I should have been taking notes. I decided to make a simple piece of art drawing lots of lines. Here is how I did it.
I was at the airport the other day waiting for my bag to come out of the carousel and after what seemed like ages, I finally spied my little black suitcase. Just as I was going to grab it, someone else picked it up.
My first thought was a territorial 'get your hands off my bag!' (don't worry, I didn't say it out loud. And really, why I was being so protective of my dirty laundry is beyond me).
My second thought (after I'd hurriedly retrieved my bag) was a silent admission that my black wheeled case looked just like every other black wheeled case circling around that carousel.
I think we can all agree that Father's Day wouldn't be Father's Day without us sneaking in a good dad joke or two. After all, we can't let our dads have all the 'pun' now can we? (haha, see what I did there?).
Remember doing sun prints in grade school?! It's a bit of a lost art so I was happily surprised to see it on the Oriental Trading blog! Check out what they were used for!
My mum doesn't have a huge a sweet tooth, but my sister-in-law (who's also a mum) loves sugar in a big way, so pretty candy wrappers come in very handy when spoiling her on Mother's Day.
Hands up if you've gone to buy a greeting card from a newsagent, only to be completely underwhelmed by the envelope? Okay, I get that it could totally just be me who worries about such things, but as a self-confessed stationery addict I feel like fun, colourful cards should have envelopes to match - after all, it's the first thing that your recipient will see!
I'm a HUGE fan of DIY when it comes to wall art. Not because I don't know any artists I like - on the contrary actually, there are so many creatives whose works I adore. But good quality art is expensive, so while I save my pretty pennies and wait for just the right piece to come along, I'm going to fill my walls with DIYs in the meantime!
Do you have a brown thumb? Or perhaps you love paper? Or maybe you just like pretty things? Well, whatever the case may be - you're sure to love this stunning paper Chinese Money Plant project. Keep reading to check it out.
Although we've hit autumn over here in Australia, it's been feeling very much like spring lately. The weather's a tad cooler, but it's still perfect for entertaining and while the leaves have started falling off some of the trees, there's brilliant green foliage and flowers everywhere due to the recent rains. In other words, I'm in a spring mood! :)
As someone who crafts for both business and pleasure, I spend a lot of time at local art supply stores and on websites that sell craft goodies. But there are a handful of materials that I use all the time, so I make sure to always have them on hand. And I thought I'd share that list with you, so you can fill out your craft supply collection with all of the necessities.
It doesn't matter how many photo booth parties I go to, I still can't get over how enjoyable they are. In fact, many of my favourite party moments have centred around a photo booth... for some reason when you combine goofy hats and masks with a camera, all of a sudden people feel lose their inhibitions and start to get a little silly, which makes for the greatest fun!
For just $1.99, you'll get 30 ready-to-print photo booth props, including:
- Social media frames
- LOL speech bubbles
- Crazy hair styles
- Funny eyes and glasses
Best of all, it's so easy to set up your own booth at home; all you need is a colorful backdrop, some quality props and a great bunch of friends, and hey presto - you've got yourself hours of entertainment!
String lights are my favorite things to make anything magical. This DIY project adds a little Valentine's flare to the common discount store light using ping pong balls. Whether you string these up in your home or use them as a centerpiece on your table, these string lights might be the easiest, and loveliest, DIY you'll ever do.