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  • Crafts

    Craft Corner Must-Haves For 2019

    There’s always an occasion looming around the corner that calls for some crafting time, and whether you’re new to it or not, you should have a dedicated crafting corner set up with all of your bits and bobs. Sure, we could tell you that you need certain pens, certain scissors, or even recommend the best kind of ribbon for crafting, but we’re pretty sure you’ve got that sorted. Instead, we’ve created a guide on things that you should consider getting for your craft corner so that your creations, whatever they’re for, are the best they possibly can be. Photo by Fancycrave.com from Pexels A computer This might sound a little…

  • Crafts

    5 Christmas Crafts To Try This Winter

    Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash   Christmas is fast approaching, which means social media is now filled with everyone’s gorgeous Christmas crafts. Whether you’re browsing Pinterest or scrolling Instagram, Christmas crafts are absolutely everywhere, so why not get in on the action? If you have never made any crafts before or if you’re a seasoned pro, here are 5 Christmas crafts for you to try this winter:     Put Together A Christmas Garland For Your Fireplace   If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home then you will know how stunning it looks when it has it’s Christmas garland placed over it. Whilst they are…

  • Scratch & Draw Book
    Crafts,  Entertainment,  Life

    Scratch & Draw Book

    I’m all about finding new, creative ways to relax and a few years ago I jumped on the adult coloring book bandwagon. A few weeks ago when Quarto reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try one of their Scratch & Draw books, I was immediately intrigued. Instead of coloring, the Scratch & Draw books give you pages of drawings and a blank page with a metallic coating to recreate the drawing on or create something on your own. With the included stylus, you draw on the blank page by scratching away at the metallic coating. I received the Scratch & Draw Enchanted Animals. I love the idea…

  • Easter Eggs - Sleeping Faces
    Crafts,  Food

    Easter Eggs – Sleeping Faces

    Happy Easter to all who celebrate! I decided very last minute yesterday to dye some eggs for the occasion. Last year I decorated plain white eggs with Flash Tattoo tattoos, but this year I decided to actually dye them. I started out with 6 eggs, but had 2 casualties so I ended up with 4. I dyed them green and blue and then drew on sweet sleeping faces.   I practiced drawing the faces on paper first to make sure I could do it well and they actually turned out better on the eggs than on the paper so that was a huge relief! I love the way these turned…

  • Snowy Mason Jar
    Crafts

    Snowy Mason Jars

    Last year I made little snowy winter tree scenes in mason jars for a winter craft. I wanted to do another mason jar DIY this year so I’m back with a snowy or frosted mason jar. I saw a few ideas on Pinterest using epsom salt to create a snowy or frosted glass look so I decided to use those ideas as inspiration. I used: 3 mason jars epsom salt Mod Podge craft glue Christmas ribbon a paint brush hot glue gun battery operated tea light candles I painted on the Mod Podge around the mason jars and then rolled the jars in the epsom salt. I let them dry…

  • Pumpkin Planter + Mums
    Crafts,  Home Decor

    Pumpkin Planters

    While browsing Pinterest (what else is new) I was looking for a fall decor craft/idea. I saw pumpkins being used as planters which I thought was a brilliant idea and really cute. However, I quickly found out that the one I originally saw was made using a plastic decorative pumpkin and when I tried to search for real pumpkin planters they were either done by real florists and elaborate or hot glued succulents on top of the pumpkin. But I didn’t see a reason why I couldn’t use a real pumpkin as a planter so that’s what I did! I went to my local farmstand and got 2 medium sized…

  • DIY Off the Shoulder Tee
    Crafts,  Fashion

    DIY Slouchy Tee

    I’ve been wanting to do a cut-out t-shirt for a while now. I see so many cute designs on Pinterest, but I know my limits craft wise and I think it would be tough for me to pull off a cool cut-out design in the back of a t-shirt. I was thinking of a skull or tree. I know, pretty ambitious. So for my first cutting up a t-shirt craft, I decided to do something much easier/safer and do a slouchy tee or off-the-shoulder look. I followed a YouTube tutorial for the neckline which was a really good idea because I was originally just going to start cutting without even…

  • Blue & White Crochet Baby Blanket
    Crafts,  Photography

    Photo Challenge: Friend

    Today I’m sharing my photo response to last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post and it is timely because the challenge was “Friend” and yesterday was National Best Friend Day! I’m not posting a picture of a friend because I think it’d be a little weird to just post a photo of the face of one of my friends. Plus, I rarely post pictures of other people on here simply because I assume people like their privacy and don’t want to show up on my public site. So instead I’m sharing a photo of something that represents “friend” to me. My best friend gave birth to a beautiful baby…

  • Mini Faux Flowering Tree Globes
    Crafts,  Home Decor

    Spring Craft: Faux Floral Globe

    If you’ve been following me for a while you may remember I did a post last year around this time about DIY Air Plant Terrariums. I had gotten two air plant terrarium kits which comes with the globes, plants, and the other things you need inside such as sand or moss and you put it together yourself. Well, those plants died this past winter. They only needed to be watered once a week or so, but after a few months they just weren’t do so well and I may have started to neglect them which accelerated their demise. Hey, the way they are watered is you have to soak them so…

  • Flash Tattoo Easter Eggs
    Crafts,  Food

    Flash Tattoo Easter Eggs

    Easter is just 2 days away and for those of you who celebrate you may be in the midst of dying your easter eggs right about now. This year I didn’t buy any kits or anything. In fact, I wasn’t even going to do decorate any Easter eggs. That is until I was scrolling through Instagram and saw Flash Tattoo posted some pictures of eggs decorated with their tattoos. I thought the idea was genius! Especially since I have some tattoos that I know I will never use. Which ones you ask? I love using the Flash Tattoos that are of single symbols like the hearts, stars, compass, coordinates, etc. as…