If you have been to a wedding recently, you have probably grabbed a funny hat or sunglass from the prop bin and stood in front of a backdrop giving your silliest pose and smile. Photo booths have become super popular over the past few years and don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. The selection of props available for photo booths definitely adds to the fun, but what about the backdrop itself? The backdrop can (more…)
Photography has grown substantially in the last few years. Since pretty much every single cellphone is now equipped with a camera, people are shooting pictures left and right and documenting their daily happenings. Most people solely use their phone as their go-to camera and very rarely have a real camera handy when they are out-and-about. This means people are storing all of their pictures on their phones, making it very uncommon for them to actually do anything with all of the photos they have snapped.
As Instagram has gained more popularity, all of the photos being taken on phones are now being shared with friends, family, and followers. Even the iconic ‘square’ Instagram photo has gained popularity and people are now embracing the shape when it comes to cropping their images. I decided to take the concept of Instagram (i.e square photos) and share a way to actually print out those photos from family vacations, surprise birthday parties, and special moments you have captured and turn them into something super cool.
You can easily turn your Instagram photos into adorable, functional magnets. Not only will these magnets keep papers neat and tidy on your fridge, but they will also put your favorite moments captured on your phone in a place for all to see. The only problem now is deciding which photos in your album to turn into magnets!
See the full tutorial here!
Grab the supplies:
- Wood Veneer Polaroid Frames
- E6000 Glue
- Heavy White Cardstock
- Printed Instagram Pictures
As crafters, we are always trying to get more bang for our buck when it comes to reusing our crafting supplies. If we purchase a crafting supply, we can usually come up with a few other project ideas to incorporate said craft supply. We come up with multiple uses for our crafting supplies usually to justify (to our significant others) why we need all of the supplies we accumulate throughout the year. I am going to show another fun use for wood veneers that will not only maximize your stamp collection, but also justify why you have collected so many of them!
Stamps can get pricy, especially if you see multiple designs you are drawn to and can not make up your mind and select just one. You may also be in love with multiple stamp collections, but once again, are unable to make up your mind and select just one. It’s time to stop agonizing over which stamp/collection to choose and start using up the extra wood veneer shapes you already have in your stash!
I grabbed some wooden cubes I had and used them to create the base for my wood veneer stamps. It took me only a few seconds to transform my wood veneers into reusable stamps! Just think of all the fun stamps you can add to your collection by using up all of the extra wood veneer shapes you have. The wood grain gives the stamp a vintage, weathered look, which I love! Come see how you can turn your wood veneers into playful stamps!
I have been really bad about posting house projects I have done in our “newish” home. I have honestly done so many projects in the short year and a half Mike and I have lived in our house. When I move into a new place, I am always on a mission to get it decorated right away. I am kind of a freak like that.
Everyone told me when I moved into my house it would be a work-in-progress and that it would take some time to get everything set-up and organized. Well, my entire house is pretty much decorated at this point. There are a few small unfinished projects I need to tackle and, of course, some major projects/renovations we would like to do, but these larger ones will have to wait.
We had a plain wall in our bedroom that was just begging to be decorated. I wasn’t really sure how I was going to decorate this decent sized wall, but knew it needed some artwork. Over the Summer, I was lucky enough to score a large canvas (which was from Blick still in the wrapper!) for $5 at a rummage sale! If I had purchased this canvas from Blick, it would have cost over $50! When I was trying to think of a design to put on my canvas, I came across this amazing DIY artwork using wall composite on a canvas and then covered the center with paint. I was blown away at how amazing the piece of art looked (and how easy it was to make) that I decided this would be the perfect art addition to my bedroom.
After I finished my artwork, I knew the wall would need a little more decor to finish it off. Of course, I had been at a rummage sale and picked up these two shelves (that may have actually been to hang plates???) for $4! I’m not really sure what their purpose was, but I knew I liked them. My shelves were originally an oak finish, but I ended up going over the wood with a coat of white paint to brighten them up a bit. I left the black metal rods alone; I liked them just the way they were.
Once I had my artwork and my shelves hung, it was time to add some trinkets to it. I went to my local thrift store and picked up two wooden vases, a black picture frame (which was perfect for the empty space next to my shelf!), and a mini silver shadowbox frame. I grabbed a small wooden box, porcelain bird, faux succulent, faux Ranaculous, and moss from the craft store. I plopped my faux plants into my vases and found a random quote card I had that I placed inside of my frame. For my black frame, I used a template to stitch a floral design on paper and used embroidery floss to stitch it. Once it was finished, I added it to my frame for another easy piece of artwork!
There you have it, my wall space in my bedroom filled with repurposed goods and DIY artwork!
When the holidays roll around, it means you will most likely overspend on gifts for friends and family members. I figure why add Christmas decor to the overspending list, right? You know I am always looking for a reason to create my own DIY home decor. I wanted to add a fun, festive look to one of my tables, and thought yarn wrapped Christmas trees would be the perfect solution!
With a few supplies (including some yarn) you can make these adorable yarn trees. As I started to wrap my styrofoam with yarn, I realized just how easy this project was going to be. You could grab your kids and get them involved with the wrapping (you may want to man the glue gun so they don’t burn their tiny little fingertips!). What I love about this project (more…)
Fall is upon us (and Winter is not that far off!), which means it’s time to pull out your favorite jewel tone fashion pieces. It is such a nice change to transition from bright colors to darker, richer colors. In my opinion, Fall colors are the prettiest! It’s funny how excited I get about the change in the seasons. Just wait until March, I will be begging for bright pops of color and all things Spring! :)
It seems when Fall returns, so does chunky jewelry. From statement necklaces, bold bracelets, and show-stopping earrings, these seem to be worn by everyone. Statement necklace are also an outfit must, if you ask me. A striking necklace can really finish off an outfit and take it to the next level! You could have a plain t-shirt (more…)
Losing items, especially my cellphone, is kinda the norm around my house. I come home from work and plop my phone down on the kitchen counter, a random shelf, or nook. When I need my phone, I start to panic because I have no idea where I placed it when I came home. I typically have Mike call my cellphone so I can try to listen for the ringtone so I can hunt it down. He loves doing this for me (insert sarcasm here).
I thought it was time to have a dedicated place for my cellphone. The plan: to come home from work and drop my phone (more…)
I have always had a fascination with clay. I love the texture of it as well as it versatility. There are honestly so many projects where you could incorporate clay. I decided to take my love of clay one step further and created my own beads for a one-of-a-kind necklace!
I paired white and yellow clay beads alongside wooden beads for a fresh, trendy look. Since making this clay bead necklace, I have received a TON of compliments on it. There is nothing better than someone telling you they love your necklace and then asking where you bought it. I love being able (more…)
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.
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…)
Every time I am at Home Depot (which is pretty much all of the time!), I always find myself lingering around the houseplants. They have so many different succulents in this area. We all know this is really the only kind of houseplant I am allowed to have since it takes a little more effort to kill these type of plants. I was having some serious plant envy the last time I was Home Depot so I decided to pick-up a few. Whoops!
I wanted to somehow incorporate more plants into my kitchen, but I don’t have a ton of counter space. I didn’t want to turn my (more…)