Category: DIY

basic slime recipe

Basic Slime Recipe

Are you a slimer? Our entire household is a bit obsessed with slime. We’ve a mini factory set up in our kitchen and have made a few batches of different slimes. I had a friend ask me to explain the…

Coffee-Dyed Sashiko Embroidered Napkin

Coffee-Dyed Sashiko Embroidered Napkin

Are you looking for a way to upgrade those boring white cloth napkins? Bob’s your uncle with this simple project that is a combination of techniques-dying fabric with coffee and sashiko embroidery. Both are easy and perfect for a beginner…

Sashiko Embroidered Book Page

Sashiko Embroidered Book Page

Sewing paper makes a really interesting and simple craft. I typically use this technique for temporary projects, like these book pages that will be discarded at the end of a dinner party or event. Something that I’ll enjoy creating, but…

Easy Sashiko Projects for Fall Entertaining

Easy Sashiko Projects for Fall Entertaining

Do you get obsessed with ideas or skills? Every few weeks or months I focus obsessively on something–a TV show, hobby, or topic–and spend a lot of my free time researching the topic until my curiosity has been satisfied. My hubby…

Simple Valentines

Simple Valentines

For Valentine’s this year, I wanted to do something simple for our team members in Ireland. It wouldn’t be a proper Valentine without sweets, and I had a few miniature takeaway containers (purchased from Michael’s) in my craft armoire.  So…

Dippe Candles Tutorial

DIY Dipped Candles

Consider this project redemption for the failing grade I received on my 7th grade American History craft project. The instructions said dipped candles, I used a mold. Hence, the failing grade. But, the consolation is that this is a project…

Notes of Encouragement

Notes of Encouragement

Inspired by Oh, Hello Friend, I created a few book of notes to celebrate two birthdays, and a goodbye to a friend moving back to the States. I used a few paper scraps and supplies that I had around the…

School Lunch

School Lunch

This tutorial from Oh Happy Day! makes an adorable and simple back-to-school project. Or party favors. Or food storage. Or anything else you want to put your creative mind to.

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

DIY Glitter Vases by The Sweetest Occasion. Photography by Alice G. Patterson.

Rainbow Mobile

Rainbow Mobile

DIY Rainbow Mobile by Project Wedding. I love rainbows. They speak to me of childhood friends like Rainbow Sprite and Care Bears. Of happiness and sunshine. Maybe I should just make this rainbow mobile for myself? To make it a…

Nautical Love

Nautical Love

Loving this simple DIY rope vase tutorial from Bayside Bride. Found via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Miniature Book Garland

Miniature Book Garland

Wouldn’t this miniature book garland be adorable for a book-themed  baby shower? Click on over to the Martha Stewart website for details and instructions.

DIY Party

DIY Party

{photography by Gucio Photography} If you have a few moments, go check out this wedding on 100 Layer Cake that is slap full of DIY details. I love the chalkboard menu and mason jars used as escort cards.

Entertaining Tips from Windsor Smith

Entertaining Tips from Windsor Smith

I read a great article featuring the home of  Windsor Smith in the January-February issue of Veranda Magazine. While her home was beautiful, an eclectic mix of colors and styles, what interested me the most was her tips for entertaining, something…

DIY Cupcake Stand

DIY Cupcake Stand

{photography and idea by Hank + Hunt, via The Sweetest Occasion} Cute and sparkly. Sign me up! This mini cupcake stand is perfect for holiday parties and wedding festivities.

Easy Drink Marker

Easy Drink Marker

{via Paper Source} How cute is this DIY drink topper from the Paper Source blog? It keeps the bugs out while grilling, and is an easy way to keep cups straight. Perfect for all that outdoor summer entertaining we do…

Seed Packet Favors

Seed Packet Favors

Photography by Cameron Inglass. Styled by Emily Kelly, via Green Wedding Shoes & Elizabeth Anne Designs. Aren’t these perfect for a party favor? I’m feeling inspired to create a printable seed packet!

Christmas Vectors

Christmas Vectors

A few custom illustrations for our annual Christmas card. Designed by D2L Studios (aka my husband!).

Thanksgiving Cards

Thanksgiving Cards

A hand drawn turkey printed on curry cardstock from Paper Source. We’ll be using these cards at our Thanksgiving table this year along with these beautiful pine cone flowers posted on Ritzy Bee. Placed at our holiday table, it’s an…

DIY Cork Coasters

DIY Cork Coasters

Originally posted on Elizabeth Anne Designs: Living. Looking for a simple, low-cost way to liven up your table? Enter this 20-minute cork coaster project that costs less than $10. The finished product will be 4-6×6 tiles that can be used as…

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