Mar 02, 2018 | Post by: Meghan
When I first saw Thermoweb’s new Clear Designer Toner Sheets, I knew I had to use them for a St. Patrick’s Day project. They have so many foils to choose from. I thought the gold shattered glass foil screamed St Patrick’s Day!
I grabbed the polka dot clear toner sheets since I thought it would be bold, yet subtle for the idea I had in mind. I already had a piece of wood that was once used as home decor to add height to a vase. I haven’t used this piece of wood in years, but figured since it was in my attic collecting dust I may as well use it! This piece of wood has now been repurposed in to the base for my super simple DIY Foiled Shamrock Artwork!
Add a coat of paint to your wood block. If you need extra coverage, add a second coat. Once the paint dries, use sandpaper to rough up the edges to give it a rustic look.
Cut out 3 small shamrocks from green cardstock using the Cricut.
Cut a sheet of the Clear Designer Toner Sheet so it’s the same size as the front of your wood block. Cut a piece of foil the same size. Place a piece of cardstock inside of a piece of parchment paper. Then, place the toner sheet on top with the foil sheet on top with the pattern side facing up. Run it through a hot laminator, leading with the creased side. Then, peel back the foil sheet.
Next, add adhesive to the back of the toner sheet and adhere it to the front of the wood piece.
Add foam squares to the top of two shamrocks. Glue all three together. Glue the shamrock to the center of the block. That’s it! So simple!
Feb 26, 2018 | Post by: Meghan
There something about rainbows. They are magical and full of vibrant colors. Whether you’re young or old, it’s always amazing to spot a rainbow out in the wild. I’ve rounded up 8 quirky and colorful rainbow crafts for you to try.
This Mini Wooden Rainbow Stackers via Handmade Charlotte is just what you need for your kiddos. It’s fun little stacking game to keep them occupied for hours (well, maybe not hours, but at least a few minutes!).
If your cake needs a colorful pick-me-up this DIY Rainbow Cake Topper via Tell Love and Party will do the trick! So cute!
If keeping your desk spaced organized is a challenge, you need to make this DIY Rainbow Catchall Dish via Club Crafted. It’s the perfect size for paperclips, pushpins, and other small desk accessories.
Instead of tossing an important key onto a free keychain you got at a parade (you know what I’m talking about!), why not make this No-Sew Glitter Keyring DIY via I Heart Maggie. Since there’s no sewing involved you can whip it up in seconds!
Even when it’s dark and gloomy outside if you have this Rainbow Macrame Wall Hanging via The Craft Patch it will always be bright and cheery inside.
If you have or know a little girl this DIY Rainbow Confetti Wands via hello, wonderful is a must-make. I wish I had a wand like this when I was younger!
Who said rainbows couldn’t be classy? This DIY Rainbow Woven Tote via The House That Lars Built is perfect for ladies who lunch!
This soft, cozy Rainbow Pillow via We Are Scout feels like a giant boppy pillow for adults. Just sayin’.
Feb 23, 2018 | Post by: Meghan
On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish, right? You may as well play the part (even if you aren’t) with a festive “Kiss Me I’m Irish!” banner!
I enlisted the help of my Cricut Explore Air 2 to help me create a fun mini banner for my shelves perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of cutting out letters and gluing them onto my banner, I decided to cut the letters out of the center of each banner. (more…)
Feb 09, 2018 | Post by: Meghan
I’ve really gotten into the Valentine’s Day decorating spirit. My shelves in my living room are all decked out in red and pink to welcome the day of love. Most of the projects I did this year were created from my Cricut machine. To say that I am obsessed with this guy would be an understatement! (more…)
Jan 19, 2018 | Post by: Meghan
Valentine’s Day decor means heart, hearts, and MORE hearts! So, I decided to make a decorative heart pillow for my living room. I, of course, had to add pom poms to my pillow. They really add a the finishing touches to this DIY Pom Pom Heart Pillow!
- Red Cotton Fabric
- Pink Pom Pom Trim
- Needle and Thread (or a sewing machine)
Lay your fabric down so it is double-sided. Cut out a heart shape. You’ll be left with two identical hearts.
Pin your trim to the inside of your heart (the pom poms will be facing inward). Then, pin your other heart piece on top. Sew around the outside of your pillow, making sure to stay close to the edge so your sewing machine sews the trim to the heart. Leave an opening at the bottom of your heart about 3 inches long. After you sew your pillow, flip it right side out. Press it with an iron. Then, stuff it with batting and sew up the opening you left.
Jan 17, 2018 | Post by: Meghan
Add some love to your home this Valentine’s Day season with this super easy 3-D Valentine’s Day Decor!
This festive little gem was made out of paper, popsicle sticks, and foam squares! You don’t have to stick with the X and O like I did. You can use this technique to give all sorts of shapes dimension!
- Red Cardstock
- Glitter Paper
- Foam Squares
- 2 Popsicle Sticks
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Hot Glue Gun
First, cut out 3 X’s from your red cardstock and 1 X from your gold glitter paper. Add foam squares to the fronts of the red X’s.
Next, place the red X’s on top of one another. The gold X will be the last one you add.
Cut a piece of your popsicle stick so its about 2.5 inches. Cut two pieces of popsicle stick about 1.25 inches. After you cut all of your wood pieces, trace them over your glitter paper. Glue pieces of glitter paper on all sides of your wood pieces with your hot glue gun.
Glue the popsicle sticks on the bottom of your X and O.
Jan 15, 2018 | Post by: Meghan
Now that I have kids I am all about decorating for the holidays. For me, it all started with Halloween this year. I even made the small transition from bats and scary pumpkin faces to Fall decor like leaves and plaid pumpkins. I definitely kicked it up a notch when Christmas rolled around with wood slice ornaments and a cute little pipe cleaner tree.
When Christmas made it’s official exit (in my house it’s January 1st or 2nd), I was kinda bummed. I knew Valentine’s day was next up on the list of holidays and I wasn’t feeling as excited to transform my living room shelves. Until, I got a Cricut for Christmas. I’m pretty much obsessed with it and have created so many Valentine’s Day projects, starting with this XO Vinyl Valentine’s Day Pillow. (more…)
Dec 21, 2017 | Post by: Meghan
This DIY felt evergreen branch is just what you need for your holiday decor this year. It’s a no-maintenance way to add festive holiday greenery to your home or office!
Christmas is in full effect at my house. I’ve been decorating my tree and adding some festive charm to my shelves. As I was going through my Christmas storage box looking at all of the decorations I have I was feeling pretty underwhelmed. I felt like I was in need of some fresh, modern decor to add to the mix.
I love the look of Evergreen trees, but didn’t want to run out and get some fresh Douglas Fir branches cut since my kiddos are still tempted every once in a while to put random things they find on the floor in their mouths. So, I wanted to get the look of a fir, but without the risk of having it shed all over my floor. I figured out a way to get the look of a Douglas Fir branch using felt! This project is super simple. So simple you can complete it in about 10 minutes! See the full tutorial at diys.com.
Dec 20, 2017 | Post by: Meghan
Showcase your favorite photos with this DIY Wood Slice Ornament. Use it to display your favorite photos from the year or visits with Santa. It’ll make a great addition to your Christmas tree!
Now that I have kids, an annual trip to see Santa has become a Christmas tradition. Last year was their first year with Santa, and surprisingly, there were no tears. I thought for sure our visit with Santa this year would bring tears from someone since the kids are a little older and more aware of their surroundings. Once again, no tears. So, we are two for two!
I now have four pictures of Santa – two from last year and two from this year. I figured I would do something with these photos instead of just tossing them into our Christmas storage box. I decided to transform them into into a DIY Wood Slice Ornament. My goal is to create these ornaments every year. That is, until my kids no longer have any interest in visiting Santa! See the full tutorial at diys.com!