Apr 01, 2019 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Stamped Easter Bunny Placemat


Disclaimer – This post is in partnership with Rubberstamps.com.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

Spring is trying really hard to rear its head here in Chicago. It likes to tease us with a sun filled day with birds chirping here and there. Then, it gets bashful and goes back into hiding giving us cold, dreary days and even snow! Ugh! Instead of getting mad at the weather (which is really hard to do this time of year) I decided to focus on the next holiday that is all about Spring–two cheers for Easter!

This year I wanted to add to my Easter decor with some simple and festive DIY stamped Easter Bunny placemats. There are so many Easter stamps to choose from on Ruberstamps.com’s website, but when I saw the Bunny Stamp I thought it would be perfect on a placemat! I ended up going with the large 4×6 size to make my stamped bunny. I ended up using a surface ink that’s made for fabric. To see how easy my DIY stamped Easter bunny placemat came together, check out my video tutorial below!

Supplies:

  • Pink Gingham Fabric (1 Yard)
  • White Cotton Fabric ( 1/8 yard)
  • Rubberstamps.com 4×6 Rabbit Stamp
  • Fabri-Tac Fabric Glue
  • Brutus Monroe Surface Ink (Color: Rock Candy)
  • White Pom-pom
  • Scissors

I love that this stamp is so versatile. It can be used on fabric and can also be used to create a playful garland, napkin ring, or just a simple card to send your loved ones! You can see this stamp and other stamps at Rubberstamps.com.

Mar 11, 2019 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

How to Make a Custom DIY Floral Spring Wreath With Craft Cuts

Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Craft Cuts.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

As winter slowly starts to make its way out, it’s time to welcome spring in! This easy custom DIY floral spring wreath is just what you need to add a pop of color to your home. Not only is it bright and cheery, but it’s also customized making it one-of-a-kind!

I partnered with Craft Cuts to come up with a project using their customizable wood pieces.  There are a tone of wood shapes and fonts to choose from when creating a custom piece.  For my wreath,  I was able to select the size, material, thickness and measurement of the inner circle for my wooden ring wreath shape.  I was able to choose a font fro their various options along with the material I wanted, the thickness, and the length of my word.   They also have stencils and vinyls available.   Like I said, every detail is customizable–it’s AWESOME!!!

Supplies:

  • Ring Crafts Shape (Baltic Birch Plywood, 16 Inches, ¾ Inch Thick, and 14 Inch Inside Ring Diameter)
  • Connected Word Letters (Starstruck, unpainted, 3 Inches Tall, 1/8 Inch Thick)
  • Rifle Paper Garden Party Wrapping Sheet
  • Scissors
  • DecoArt Acrylic Paints (Baby Pink and White)
  • Tape Runner
  • Foam Tape
  • Paint Brushes (Foam and Detail Brush)
  • Twine

CraftCuts_ModernCustomSpringWreath_Supplies

Step 1: Paint Your Wood Ring Shape

Paint your ring with the Baby Pink paint. You’ll want to paint the top, outside, and inside of the ring. Once the paint’s dry and add a second coat.

 CraftCuts_ModernCustomSpringWreath_Step1

Step 2: Paint Your Wood Name

While the ring is drying, paint your name cutout. Use the white paint to cover the top and all around the edges. Let the paint dry and add a second coat if needed.

 

Step 3: Cut Out Paper Flowers

Cut out individual flowers from the wrapping paper sheet. You’ll want quite a few since you’ll be layering them on the ring.

Step 4: Arrange Flowers and Add Glue

Get an idea of how you want to arrange your flowers on your ring. I only wanted to go half up on each side of the ring, so I chose to use taller, skinnier flowers at the top. Once you have a good idea of your design, grab your tape runner and add adhesive to the back of your flower.

Step 5: Glue Flowers to Ring Shape

Add the flower to your ring as high as you want your design to go.

Step 6: Cover the Entire Ring Shape with Flowers

Continue adding tape to the back of your flowers and adding them to your ring. You’ll want to layer the flowers and add leaves so they’re hanging off of the ring for a more organic look.

Step 7: Add Foam Tape to Your Name

Cut a small piece of foam tape. Then, peel the liner off the back of the tape and add it to the back of the first letter or two of your name. If the tape is too wide for a letter, cut it in half. You only need tape on the first letter or two and last letter or two since the rest of the letters will be over the center of the wreath.

Step 8: Add Your Name to the Ring Shape

Peel the liner off of the tape and place your name towards the bottom part of your wreath and press down where you added the tape.

Step 9: Add Twine

Cut a piece of twine about 12 inches long. Fold the twine in half, place it under the top part of your wreath and wrap the loose strings over the top and through the loop you made. Pull the string to tighten it around the wreath.

Step 10: Hang Your Wreath

Your new Custom DIY Floral Spring wreath is now ready to hang!

This custom DIY floral spring wreath is the perfect way to welcome guests and bring a smile to passersby!

If you’re ready to start customizing your own project, you can get 10% of your order from Craft Cuts with promo code HAPPY10. Let the customizing begin!

Feb 27, 2019 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Floral Photo Matte With rubberstamps.com

 FloralPhotoMatte_1

Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by rubberstamps.com.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

I have a true obsession for florals. Whether it’s scrapbook paper, stencils, fabric designs, or notebook covers, I’m always find myself drawn to ones that have a floral design! This isn’t a new phase for me. It’s one that’s been going on for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I would go through my mom’s Better Homes and Garden’s magazines and cut out all of the pages that had flowers on them and turn them into collages. It was such a fun activity for me since I loved arranging all of the flowers together to create my own garden masterpieces.

My latest ongoing project has been working to update decor pieces in my living room. As I try to do this on a budget, I’ve been looking for inspiration that I can DIY myself. I wanted to take my plain picture frames from drab to fab without needing to put forth a ton of effort. Once again, florals have found their way into my updated design. I got this AMAZING floral pattern stamp from Rubberstamps.com.  I was really drawn to the delicate and intricate floral designs. I grabbed this stamp because I thought it would be prefect to create a DIY floral photo matte for my boring frame. Since I knew I was covering a larger space, this  4″ x 6″ stamp was the perfect size. Check out the full tutorial below to see just how simple it is to create your own DIY floral photo matte!

Supplies:

  • Picture Frame
  • Cardstock (In a color of your preference)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Ink Pad (In a color of your preference)
DIYFloralPhotoMatte_Supplies

Take the glass out of your frame and lay it on top of your cardstock. Use your pencil to trace around.

Add ink to your stamp, making sure the entire surface is covered.

DIYFloralPhotoMatte_Step2

Place the stamp on your paper (make sure it’s straight) and press down. Press down firmly all over the wooden stamp to make sure all of the image has transferred.

DIYFloralPhotoMatte_Step3

Ink your stamp up again, place it as close as you can to your previous stamped image, and press down firmly. You’ll continue this process until your entire area is filled with the design.

DIYFloralPhotoMatte_Step4
DIYFloralPhotoMatte_Step4

Next, cut along the lines you traced.

DIYFloralPhotoMatte_Step5

Then, on the backside of your your design, use your ruler to mark a 1 inch border all the way around your paper. Use your scissors to cut a hole in the center of your design. Then, cut along the lines to create your matte.

That’s it! All you need to do now is add your matte to your frame, place your favorite photo or quote inside, and add the back to the frame. Viola! A beautiful DIY floral photo matte!

You could create a gorgeous gallery wall using this simple technique. It would be a fresh way to updated plain walls!

This technique works well on all frames. The possibilities are endless!

 

Dec 20, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Decor

I’ve really gotten bitten by the Christmas bug this holiday season.  I just can’t stop making festive decor for my house!  My next project is from a wooden teepee I got from Walnut Hollow.  I’ve been holding on to this piece for a while waiting for the right project.  Since I have all of the Christmas feels, I decided to transform my adorable teepee into a Christmas tree!  Get the full details below.  (more…)

Dec 17, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Felt Holly Garland

Shortly after Thanksgiving I was doing my annual Christmas trip to Crate & Barrel walking around looking at all of the pretty holiday things.  I love Crate & Barrel any time of the year, but around the holidays is my absolute favorite time! During my casual stroll through the store, I came to the garlands section.  Ugh, everything was so incredibly cute!

What really caught my eye was this really cute felt holly garland.  Now it wasn’t crazy expensive or anything but the materials to make it were so basic that I knew I could recreate it myself for a fraction of the cost. So, I headed to Joann’s and picked up some felt sheets, pipe cleaners, and pom-poms to make my very own version of the Crate & Barrel felt Garland.  (more…)

Dec 11, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Holly Wreath Christmas Sign

DIY Holly Wreath Christmas Sign

Every year I decide to add a little bit more to my Christmas Decor and this year is no different.  I wanted to switch things up a bit and instead of using the message board I had on display last year, I wanted to create a sign that said “Merry Christmas”.  I used the Walnut Hallow Floral Wreath Sign and decided to think outside of the box. (more…)

Nov 27, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

Cheery Stenciled Holiday Gift Bags

CheeryStenciledHolidayGiftBags_Final1.jpg

We have officially entered the holiday season.  Trees are going up, mantles are getting dressed and the hunt for the perfect gift has started.  With all of the planning and prep that goes into the holiday season, it can be the most stressful time of the year.  We all manage to add an enormous amount of items to our to-do list before December 25th.  It’s hands-down the busiest time of the year! (more…)

Nov 14, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Silver Matte Metallic Snowflake Candle Holder

DIYSnowflakeCandle

I’ve been putting together a list of holiday decor I want to make this year.  Every single year I somehow manage to have an ever-growing list of project ideas and high hopes that I’ll actually complete all of them.  This year, I’m getting a head start on my Christmas crafting with this DIY Silver Matte Metallic Snowflake Candle Holder!  (more…)

Nov 13, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

DIY Paper Leaf Fall Wreath

DIYPaperLeafFallWreath

The leaves around here have really been putting on a show.  It feels like every single tree is trying so hard to outdo its neighbor with even more vibrant leaves.  I’ve enjoyed watching the leaf changing process.  I swear it’s like every single leaf changed colors over night! (more…)

Nov 08, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

DIY Fall Wood Burned Sign

DIYWoodBurnedThanksgivingSign

Now that Halloween is over, most people have dove head first into Christmas.  I personally think it’s way too early.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m OBSESSED with Christmas, but I like to celebrate holidays one at a time.   I’m not down with getting my Christmas tree up until the day AFTER Thanksgiving–and no sooner! 

In an effort to embrace Thanksgiving, I’e decided instead of moving straight to Christmas  that I would do a couple of projects dedicated to this Fall holiday. I just feel bad for Thanksgiving since it’s become the forgotten holiday.    (more…)

  • Follow on Bloglovin
  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Press

  • Recent Pins

    Carb Cycling for Weight Loss: 7-Day Carb Cycling Meal Plan...
    Carb Cycling: Healthy Meal Diet Plan for Women to Lose Weight Fast...
    CARB CYCLING SAMPLE MEAL PLAN.  Awesome carb cycling meal ideas for women.  Low carb meal ideas. Healthy snack ideas!  Two day menu for carb cycling to lose weight. | Exercise And Fitness Tips | #exercise #fitness #fitnesstips #exercisetips #workouttips #workout...
    Carb Cycling for Women | If you want to lose weight but don’t know how, this 7-day carb cycling menu contains a week’s worth of meal plans and daily 30-minute fat burning HIIT, cardio, and strength training workouts to help you build muscle while also losing weight. Try it for 12 weeks – you’ll be amazed at the body transformations carb cycling can produce! #carbcycling #lowcarbworkout #hiitcardio #fatburn...
    46 Best Tips To Make Winter Patio Decorating Ideas With Fire Pit To Warm Your Body - #Body #Decorating #Fire #Ideas #Patio #Pit #room #Tips #Warm #Winter...
    ...
    Blonde Woman Wearing Bloomingdales Black Short Sleeve Bodysuit Denim Skinny Jeans Tan Flat Sandals Circle Straw Handbag Black Sunglasses Fashion Jackson Dallas Blogger Fashion Blogger New York Street Style #casualwomensfashion...
    Green Monster Smoothie | Weelicious...
    4 INGREDIENT GREEN SMOOTHIE 2 cups raw spinach 2 frozen medium bananas 1 cup fresh, whole strawberries 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk...
    Warm Kale Quinoa Salad - Food Heaven Made Easy...
    Here's How To Eat Healthy For A Week With Just $50...
    Gochujang Peanut Noodles with Crispy Tofu & Green Beans...
    Brazilian Black Bean Feijoada with Hearts of Palm & Avocado Salad...
    Crispy Butter Bean Bowl with Broccoli & Creamy Miso Dressing...
    Red Curry Vermicelli with Japanese Yam & Lime Peanuts...