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Custom Monogram Art Generator

February 23, 2014

Ooh! This is so cool…here is a way you can print a beautiful antique-looking monogram to frame as art for your office or bedroom. Monograms never go out of style, and this is so easy to do! Just select your color, enter you initial, and press “create” – that is it! It makes a pretty […]

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How To Make A Rag Quilt

November 16, 2012

Rag quilts are just cool aren’t they? Not only are they a fabulous way to use scrap material (even clothes and old concert tees,) they also make great gifts on a budget. I personally love the little ruffle made by the unfinished edge after washing it — so adorable!  This tutorial is one of the […]

DIY Funky and Cool Bookend Ideas

September 3, 2012

These are so cool and SO much less expensive than buying designer bookends! 1. Vintage kitchen rolling pin DIY bookends – Mod Podge Rocks You can make DIY bookends out of almost anything, but this vintage rolling pin version is particularly charming. Looks great in a kitchen!… Vintage kitchen rolling pin DIY bookends – Mod […]

Operation Craft Space – Making Room For Creativity!

August 20, 2012

In life, I believe you make room for what you really care about. (Whether you mean to or not!) But so many people make room for everyone and everything else in their lives BUT themselves. Being creative isn’t just a silly hobby, it lets you express yourself. It feeds your soul. Making a place for […]

Clean Fight – Learn How To Make A Pillow Cover

August 19, 2012

EW, What’s THAT? Is that mud on my couch? Doesn’t smell like mud…smells kinda like…Oh. My. NOOOO. Keeping your DIY style together with kids is hard sometimes. My mother was (is) brilliant: she slipcovered everything when we were kids. All of our messy missteps were just a wash cycle away from being forgiven, and she […]

Zombie Apolcalypse Bucket List: Build Your Own Furniture

July 13, 2012

Truth: until this year I was kind of terrified to use any kind of saw. They are just so loud and as a mother, I am wired to detect danger everywhere…”you’ll shoot your eye out! shark attack! safety dance!” With a little education and technique I got over it – and what an empowering skill […]

Stars and Stripes Quick 3D Wreath

July 2, 2012

Check out this awesome tutorial from Brandy on her blog “Brandy’s Crafts” – she made a 3 dimensional, red, white, and blue star wreath that is adorable on any door or window even. Quick and easy – Make one today and have it done before the family comes over this week…or what a sweet hostess […]

Try It! Make your own Re-usable Sweeper cloths

May 18, 2012

I love my Swiffer. Really, I do. But what I don’t love so much is the cost of those little replacement pads. I always imagined something else I have kicking around the house might work just as well, but I couldn’t think of what. Then I came across this awesome post from Jackie on her […]

Kids Craft: Make A Stamped Easter Egg Garland

March 27, 2012

Easter Egg Garland – Kids Craft. With Easter just days away, Molly and I cooked up a quick and easy garland to dress up the mantel and make our house look festive. This worked well with our St. Patty's DayShamrock garland, …

It's a Wrap! Redo A Chandelier With Beads

March 26, 2012

The old chandelier was the right scale for our lofted playroom that I'm working to update, but it needed something to make it extraordinary. I'm not sure how the crazy idea of beaded necklaces popped into my mind, but Emma …

Crafty Quick Tip – Magic Strips

September 23, 2011

This is one of my favorite little tips for customizing framed artwork…just strip it! My little sister recently bought her first house…As a gift, I framed a page from one of our favorite childhood books and used a pretty blue polka dot scrapbook paper to edge the mat. So simple, but it was a gift […]