The weather here has been very rainy lately. Since, I wasn’t able to plant flowers in these once boring terra cotta pots last week, I painted them instead. Maybe the rain was a blessing in disguise because these pots were definitely in need of a makeover! Thankfully my friends over at Plaid had provided me with their new FolkArt Coastal paint line a few weeks back. These texture paints were perfect for this project. I used three […]
I’m so happy Spring is here and I can turn my attention outdoors again. I’m ready to plant flowers and spruce up the backyard with art. I have a few outdoor craft projects up my sleeve that I can’t wait to share. This terra cotta pot wind chime is my first creation. It’s so bright and cheery and makes a lovely sound when the wind blows. Disclosure: Project materials and this post are sponsored by Plaid. Project […]
I’m hosting an Easter gathering at my place this year. So, the decorating rolls on. Once again, I was feeling inspired by Peeps brand bunnies and decided to make these giant Peeps bunnies to decorate my mantel. First, I drew a Peeps inspired bunny template onto some paper that was roughly the size of the styrofoam piece I would be making them out of. Next, I cut out and traced around the bunny template onto […]
I added an Easter design inspired by Peeps brand candies to store bought white pillar candles using my hair dryer! Yes, a hair dryer. Learn how I did it in the video below. Also, I didn’t mention it in the video, but you’ll want to cut out around your design once drawn onto the tissue paper before adhering to the candle. Ok, just watch, you’ll see what I mean! Happy Easter, friends!
Happy April Fools’ Day! I wanted to share this harmless prank that is sure to bring a few chuckles to the entire family. I certainly am having a good laugh every time I open up my refrigerator! All you need to complete this gag is googly eyes and a hot glue gun! I picked up all my googly eyes from the dollar store. Isn’t it Eggcellent?!?!?!?
I love decorating Easter eggs. When I was younger, my mom and I would decorate them using the “paper towel trick“. A few years back, my friend Mintie and I made twine wrapped eggs. In this video, I’m showing you how to make sparkly decoupaged Easter eggs using plastic eggs and paper napkins. Check it out!
Spring is officially here (well, maybe not in Chicago) and it’s time to turn our attention outdoors. I wanted to create an elevated plant stand to add some height and drama to my outdoor space. Perhaps, you are looking to do the same. If so, then this tomato cage plant stand is just the ticket. Yes, the stand is a tomato cage! Tomato cages now come in a variety of colors. I picked this one […]
With a Mom visit planned for tomorrow, I wanted to have some fresh flowers in the house. I thought it’d be cute to take a few extra steps and personalize a container to hold the floral. Here’s what I created with supplies I had in the “craft closet”. I think it turned out adorable and hope Mom does too. Supplies: Mason Jar Burlap Ribbon Fluorescent Pink Mason Twine Scrapbooking Paper Scissors Hot Glue/Gun First, I […]
I loved dyeing Easter eggs as a kid. Not much has changed since then. My Mom and I used to do a variety of egg dying techniques, but my favorite was the one we always referred to as the “paper towel trick”. Maybe you’ve heard of this trick before, but if not I’m happy to let you in on the secret. The finished eggs are nothing short of magical. Supplies: Eggs (Hardboiled/Blown) Egg dyeing kit […]
I can’t think of a better way to welcome Spring than with this adorable bunny wreath. It’s easy to construct and will compliment your front door perfectly. Learn how to make one for your home below. I’m so excited to present my first ever video tutorial! This video would not have been possible without the help and creativity of my friend Enero. She did a beautiful job shooting and editing this project. You can view […]