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Nov 08, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

DIY Fall Wood Burned Sign

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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…)

Oct 30, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

Easy DIY Felt Gnome Halloween Costume

DIY Gnome Halloween Costume

When I was younger my mom made my Halloween costumes.  When I got older, I made my own Halloween costumes.  To keep the tradition alive, I’ve made Tommy and Evie’s Halloween costumes that last two years.  I figure I have to hold on to this tradition as long as I can because one year they’re going to decide on what they want to be and I may have to purchase it from the store! Tear. :(  (more…)

Oct 09, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 1 Comments

DIY Hexagon Halloween Sign

DIY Hexagon Halloween Sign

Halloween season is here!  To most, I’m probably super behind on getting my decorations up.  Many people in my ‘hood have had their pumpkins and ghosts on display since the first of September.  Me, I just can’t get behind Halloween decor when it’s 85 degrees out and my flowers still look amazing!  It just seems wrong to hack down beautiful flowers that are at the peak of the season, only to replace them with Mums.  So,  I waited until about October 4th to really hit the Halloween holiday hard.  (more…)

Sep 17, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

Create a Quick DIY Leather Tassel Keychain

Easy DIY Leather Tassel Keychain

I haven’t really worked much with leather, but I am always so impressed with the projects I see that incorporate leather pieces.  I wanted to try an easy leather project, so I ended up going with this super easy DIY leather tassel keychain!

Tassels are still a very popular accessory.  You can find these fun little frillies on necklaces, handbags, bracelets, shoes, and so much more!  I wanted to create a tassel out of leather that would dangle from my keys.  I am not really sure where my original key chain went, so the timing of this project was perfect!  My keys were (more…)

Sep 14, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 1 Comments

How to Make a Plant Stand Out of a Tomato Cage

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A couple of months back I was out and about doing some alley trolling since it felt like it had been forever since I found an alley treasure.  My initial reason for poking around other people’s garbage was to see if I could get lucky and find some used Little Tikes pieces. These plastic toys are great since they can be washed up and are basically good as new! (more…)

Sep 04, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Gold Hexagon Embellished Journal

DIY Gold Hexagon Embellished Journal

Living in a very tech-centered world means everything we do is done digitally/electronically. We send emails instead of regular mail, we keep track of important meetings and dates on our digital calendars, and we even get directions from our smartphones instead of using a paper map. Being so digitally driven is nice and all, but sometimes it’s nice to go back to the basics when everything was much simpler.

DIY Gold Hexagon Embellished Journal

There is nothing better than sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea and jotting down your to-dos for the day.  There is something to be said about physically writing an idea down as opposed to typing it into a phone, laptop, or tablet. It is so fulfilling to cross off each to-do once it has been completed. Having a notebook on hand is also a (more…)

Jul 26, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

8 DIY Tote Bags to Take to the Beach

One of the things I love most about the city of Chicago is our lakefront.  We’re lucky enough to live in a big city, but also have a huge body of water we can enjoy during the warmer months.

When heading to the beach you can’t just toss all of your essentials into just any old bag. You need to head to the beach in style.  Now,  you don’t need to spend a lot of money on  cute beach when you can whip one up yourself!  I’ve rounded-up eight colorful and trendy bags perfect for the pool or beach.  These beach bags aren’t just for the beach.  You can also take them to the grocery store, a picnic or use them as your summer work bag!  (more…)

Jul 11, 2018 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Wood Burned Chicago Skyline Sign

DIY Wood Burned Chicago Skyline Sign

Have you ever tried wood burning?   I have to admit, I was a little unsure of this art form since everything I’ve ever seen that’s been wood burned looks way more advanced than my crafty skill level.  I just assumed you had to be an expert at wood burning to create anything that looks remotely professional. Little did I know, all you need is either a stencil or some transfer paper to create really cool and simple artwork.  The best part is anyone can wood burn even if you’ve never touched a wood burner before!  (more…)

Jun 13, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

Create a Mini Mid-Century Modern Plant Stand

DIY Plant Stand

I‘ve had a jade plant in my home now for over 10 years. It got so out-of-control big that I eventually had to cut it back a bit since the branches were starting to bend over from the weight of the leaves. I took all of the cut branches and replanted them (did you know you could do that with jades?!?!). I added one of the Jade branches to a square cement planter I had made. My planter has been sitting (more…)

Jun 06, 2018 | Post by: Meghan 3 Comments

DIY: Gold Geometric Earrings

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I was looking at my inspiration earrings and decided I could not choose just one to create.  So, I decided to take two of the earring designs and marry them together!

I really liked the look of the pyramid shaped earrings and the finish of the round faceted earrings.  So, the combo of these two earrings is what inspired my DIY.  (more…)

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