Here’s one of my latest craft efforts – framed jewelry displays, as the perfect way to hang and organize my earrings! I’ve gotten good at making them, and I’m quote proud of ‘em, especially since I use the one I made for myself every day!
These artfully framed jewelry displays are available in my Etsy shop, so come check them out!
Check out these great DIY garland ideas – just in time for the holidays! Since I have boxes and boxes of wine corks in the garage, I think this top wine cork garland is a must-do for the Christmas tree this year.
DIY wine cork garland by event planner Gray Harper on The Knotty Bride
Pretty, pretty paper garland by Mara May
Shabby chic fabric garland by A Petite Soiree
I’m sure the explanation for these adorable tea sachet shortbread cookies sounds much lovelier in French as the creative mastermind behind this clever recipe intended, so I won’t even try. However, I just had to share this find from Le Pétrin, a food blog I love browsing through although I don’t understand a word.
I’m sure this recipe could be replicated by combining a simple shortbread recipe with a little time and patience, however if anyone can interpret the exact recipe, please let me know!
I’ve been getting crafty!
I’ve been wanting a large decorative magnetic board to hang above my desk in my craft room, so I’ve been experimenting by using different types of frames, trying out different colors and playing with different types of surfaces such as chalkboards and burlap.
As with most of my crafts, this one has gotten out of hand, but something good has come of it – I opened up an Etsy store, which I’ve always wanted to do – just to check it out and try something new!
Plus, those vintage brooches I’ve been collecting have finally come in handy – I’ve turned them into magnets!
So far I’ve made magnetic chalkboards, magnetic burlap message boards, and magnetic print boards. Check out Chloe Belle by Texas Farmer’s Daughter >
I’m in the process of of transforming my loft into a craft room, and have been collecting up baskets to store and organize everthing from my ribbons, thread and faric to markers, colored pencils and an abnormally large collection of different types of glue.
Behold, my dream closet from Better Homes & Gardens:
Mine currently looks nothing like this, but mine does have a TV in it, so take that, BHG! I’m making progress, however, and even figured out a way to set my sewing machine, laptop and Silhouette Cameo all up on the same table.
Isn’t this clever? Missy from LookieWhatIDid added a simple magnetized lamp charm to give a plain lamp a little extra pizzazz. Visit her blog to see exactly how she did it: LookieWhatIDid >>
These make such a cute gift for friends, coworkers and neighbors!
Cowboy Cookies in a Mason Jar
- 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Check out these adorable Santa ‘Staches that one of our editors brought into work today. Such a cute way to use white chocolate, and easy to make! Get the how-to here on I Am Mommy Hear Me Roar.
<y adorably crafty friend Jenn invited me and my boyfriend over for dinner, and asked us to bring old glass vases and an Exacto knife along with us. We made the custom etched vase masterpieces above, and had tons of fun working on the creative activity.
What you’ll need:
- Glass vases
- Contact paper
- Armor Etching Cream (Approx $25 at Michael’s)
- Rubber gloves
- Exacto knife
- Paint brush
How to etch glass:
Step 1: Cut contact paper the height of your vase and make sure it’s long enough to wrap all the way around the glass.
Step 2: Sketch your design onto the contact paper.
Step 3: Paste the contact paper onto your vase and use the exacto knife to cut out the details. Note: The exposed glass areas will be the frosted part of your vase.