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Sep 18, 2017 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Metal Air Plant Stand

DIY Metal Air Plant StandWhen I first heard of air plants I thought they were fake.  How could a plant survive off of just air?!?! I mean, a plant that you don’t put in dirt and doesn’t need water – surely this is a dream plant for those of us whose green thumbs  are a bit challenged.  Am I right?  Well, as it turns out, air plants are real and do require water.   (more…)

Sep 14, 2017 | Post by: Meghan 3 Comments

Easy DIY Placemat Purse

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it means Summer has started to slowly move out of our lives.  This means major markdowns on anything and everything Summer related.  I recently popped into Crate and Barrel to see what kind of deals they had.  Most of their markdowns had been picked through already, except for one lonely placemat that caught my eye.

Placemat Purse

The placemat was round with a natural colored centered and a blue ring around the edge. I assume most people that saw this single placemat passed it up because who in the world can use a single placemat??? Not many.   (more…)

Sep 06, 2017 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

DIY Parachute Cord Coasters

I recently purchased a new coffee table for my living room.  I figured it was time for me to be an adult and do my best to try and avoid water marks.  To help in my fight against water rings and extending the life of my table, I figured it was time for some coasters, but not just any old coasters-brightly colored DIY Parachute Cord Coasters!

For my coasters, I chose light wooden beads to use along with my parachute cord, which were the perfect size to give my coasters the lift they needed.   (more…)

Sep 01, 2017 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

DIY Gold Metallic Pineapple Shoes

I have a slight obsession with pineapples.  I’m not really sure why I love them so much. My love of pineapples started a few years ago and has not gone away.  I photographed a pineapple and framed it for my kitchen.  I then made a pineapple apron out of an obnoxious pair of pineapple pants I bought. I JUST HEART PINEAPPLES!

Buckfeet has a pair of pineapple shoes I’ve been eyeing for quite some time now.  These shoes are just a basic white slide on shoe with gold pineapples.  I really like these, except for the price and the pineapples are made to look like grenades – not really my jam. (more…)

Aug 30, 2017 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

DIY Modern Floral Wreath

DIY Modern Wreath

When I purchased a new front door I ended up going with a neutral color. I had painted my original door red, so this time around I wanted to be able to add bold pops of color throughout the different seasons without them clashing with my door.  I wanted my Spring/Summer wreath to be simplistic, yet impactful, so I ended up going with a modern wreath.

Traditional wreaths can be made out of willow or other materials but I wanted to do something a little different, which is why I used a thin gold metal ring. This craft supply can be used for a lot of different projects, but I thought it would be the perfect accent piece for my front door. (more…)

Aug 28, 2017 | Post by: Meghan 1 Comments

I’m Back!

Well, Hello!

It’s me, Meghan.  Remember me?  I used to post projects here on Happiness is Creating? I shared all of my wedding DIYs, showed you how to turn a toilet paper roll into a Crate and Barrel inspired mirror, and I did a Trader Joe’s bag challenge? Remember me????

I’m baaaaaack!!!!!!!

I knowI have been super silent around here the last few years posting sporadically.  I really have missed sharing all of my DIY projects and inspirations. Trust me, I’ve legitimate reasons for why I’ve been so silent.

Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve been up to the past couple of years…

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Aug 25, 2017 | Post by: Meghan 6 Comments

Update a Clutch with Faux Beads Using Scribbles Paint

Happiness Is Creating - DIY Dimensional painted clutch

I was recently at a street fest, wandering past the vendors that were set-up in the streets and checking out all of their goods.  Now, I don’t usually shop at street fests since I am typically there to enjoy the live music and a cocktail or two. ;)  However, at this street fest, I spied a fun Aztec style clutch that was super cute.  I walked over to get a closer look at it and saw it was only $8.  I honestly couldn’t pass up the price for this fun little clutch, so I bought it.  When items are this cheap, it’s hard for me to say “NO!”.

My initial plan was to use my street fest clutch as my go-to clutch this Summer.  After looking at the design for a bit, I felt it could use a little bit of color.  I saw a really cool clutch (very similar to mine) that had pretty bead work on it.  Since I have zero patience to actually sit down and add tiny seed beads to anything, I wanted to come up with an easy workaround that would not test my patience.

Do you remember Puffy Paint? I used to use this stuff on t-shirts and sweatshirts to create my own New Kids on the Block fashion statement (yes, people this was before the other boy bands emerged).  Since Puffy Paint is dimensional, I thought it would be the perfect solution to create little “beads”.  Puffy Paint wins again!  This time around it’s a little more fashionable than my NYKOTB outfits. :)

Supplies:

Happiness Is Creating - DIY Dimensional painted clutch

Step 1: Use your orange puffy paint to create dots of paint on your clutch.  I chose to go over the black part of the Aztec design on my clutch.

Happiness Is Creating - DIY Dimensional painted clutch

Step 2: I added my orange dots to all of the inside black aztec designs and let them dry.

Happiness Is Creating - DIY Dimensional painted clutch

Step 3: I then added blue dots around the outside of all of my orange dots.

Happiness Is Creating - DIY Dimensional painted clutch

Step 4: Once the paint was dry on the back side of my clutch, I flipped it over and added my painted bead design to the back.

Happiness Is Creating - DIY Dimensional painted clutch

All you need to do is added your accessories to your clutch and you are in business!

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Jul 15, 2016 | Post by: Meghan 4 Comments

I’m in a Magazine!

Hey guys!

It has been WAAAY too long since my last post. What most of you probably don’t know, is I was actually pregnant (with twins!) hence my lack of posts.  I delivered my little bundles of joy back at the end of March. Let’s just say my DIY/blog time has seriously taken a hit given my mommy duties times two!  One day I will be back on here posting more consistently.  I recently had a super cool experience that I wanted to share with all of you.

Long story short, back in January I was fortunate enough to have been at the right place at the right time when my co-worker in crime, Katy, and I met Jo Packham at CHA.  Come to find out, Jo is the brain (i.e Creator and Edit-in-Chief) behind the GORGEOUS magazine Where Women Create.  At that time, I had the current issue of the magazine on my coffee table, so needless to say I was pretty pumped when we met her in person.  After chatting for a few minutes, Katy and I had ended our convo with Jo about our features (yes, FEATURES!) in her magazines Where Women Create (for me) and Where Women Create – Business (for Katy).  We were both super excited to have a feature in such a beautiful magazine.

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My issue was first.  I am featured in the August issue, which is on stands now.  In my feature, I share my story of how I was able to turn my passion into my career along with the creative space I get to work in everyday at Blitsy!

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If you want to read my full story, you can purchase my issue at Barnes and Noble.

If you want to see some of the cool projects I have done for Blitsy, go here.

If you are dying to shop all of the amazing products Blitsy sells (trust me, you will want to check these out!), go here!

Jan 20, 2016 | Post by: Meghan 1 Comments

My Minted Gallery Wall

Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Minted. Minted is an online marketplace connecting you with independent artists from all over the world. Minted sources it’s pieces through on-going art competitions.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

Okay, guys.  I was able to narrow down my favorite prints from Minted (believe me, it was super hard to commit!).  I knew I wanted a gallery style wall, but this time around I wanted one that one was not uniform like the one I had done in my living room.  I ended up selecting six prints at first, but after I placed all of them on the ground (to get an idea of the layout I wanted), I decided I still needed another picture to complete my look.

When I was going through all of the prints on Minted, I decided to start with a base print. I wanted this print to be the main focus and the one I would use to build the rest of my prints off of.  The base print I chose was The Meadow.  I loved all of the colors in this print and thought they would look great against my wall.  I ordered my print in 18×24 since I wanted my base print to be the largest.

Once I had my base print, I looked for other interesting prints that would coordinate well with my main print.  I ended up doing random sizes of the other prints I chose (you can see all of them below).  Like I said earlier, I had no plan for the design of my gallery wall; I just wanted it to be a bit random!

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1. Green Floral

2. Sky Lines 

3. Transparency

4. Stone Pile

5. The Meadow

6. Heirloom Pear

7. Indigold

After I ordered for my prints, I swear they arrived at my house super quick!  I was so excited to see (more…)

Dec 29, 2015 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

A Blank Wall That Needs Some Love

When I first moved into my house, I was on a mission to get it decorated immediately.  I was doing pretty good, moving from one room to another.  It finally came time to tackle my basement family room.

The first item Mike and I purchased for our family room was a new couch.  I knew I wanted a chaise style couch that was super comfy.  After some research we landed on a couch from Crate and Barrel.  Now, if you know me at all, you know I am the cheapest person on planet Earth so this purchase was a difficult one for me to swallow.  I figured the price was worth the quality since I wanted to make sure the couch we purchased for our basement would last for many years.

Once we got our new couch, I purchased a new rug (with an amazing carpet pad!).  I was kind of obsessed with the rug when I found it.  It is a high pile rug and super comfy.  One day, I was sitting on my new couch and I looked over to the wall to my right and felt like it needed some color.

crate and barrel couch with aztec rug

My entire basement is painted a super light gray.  I wanted a color that stood out, so I landed on this dark blue color.  I was very happy with the way the color turned out.  I had high hopes of turning this wall into a gallery style wall, but that (more…)

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