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In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations. — Sizzix

Crafting is my happy place. If you’re my soul sister, then jump in. You’ll find all sorts of DIY craft ideas for adults and kids – everything from colored wooden bead garlands to upcycling pre-loved furniture and amazing homecoming mums, I’ll share step by step tutorials so you can see what worked for me – and what didn’t – and don’t be shy to share your results!

Texas Homecoming Mums Supplies and Unboxing

Texas Homecoming Mums Supplies and Unboxing

It's almost HOCO mum season! A few weeks ago I decided it was time to prep, and by prep I mean go back to this awesome mum specialty store, called  The Sale Place, where you can get all of the mum supplies you could ever need. I like to go there once a year to scope...

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Paint Pouring Projects

Paint Pouring Projects

Not sure how many paint pouring videos I've watched, but I finally got brave enough to try it myself. In true Trista style, I not only wanted to test out the technique, I committed to making eight of them for an upcoming craft exchange, and on top of boxes...

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Unboxing Amazon Crafting Subscription Box

Unboxing Amazon Crafting Subscription Box

Subscription boxes are all the rage these days, even Amazon has an entire section dedicated to them. When they first launched, there were only a few available but I was over-the-moon excited to find an Amazon crafting subscription box and I signed up for it in about 2...

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Easy No-Sew DIY Fabric Succulents

Easy No-Sew DIY Fabric Succulents

Fabric succulents are the answer to my not-so-green thumb! This is a *no-sew*, inexpensive craft you can definitely DIY in an afternoon. I LOVE how my faux cactus turned out although I can't claim the credit for this clever project. I discovered it in an edition of a...

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How to Remove Stickers and Labels (from anything!)

The first step with upcycling any project is to remove the labels. Sadly, this can also be the most frustrating! Here are my three top tips to remove those pesky labels -- and believe me, I chose the WORST ones to show you! But -- I won the adhesive war, and so you...

Baking Soda and Paint Cement Pots

This is a thrift flip I've been wanting to try for a while! I'll show you a cheap way to make glass and ceramics look like stone or cement vases. It's super easy, and you don't need to stop with the paint - you can stamp on them too! Hope you enjoy! Resources below.PS...

How to Make a Balloon Arch (in two hours or less!)

Whatever you are celebrating, whether it is a birthday, a wedding or a graduation, is it even a party without a balloon arch these days? Nope! Don't stress about ordering a ready-made arch though - you can totally make one yourself! The one you see below took me about...

Baking Soda and Paint – Textured Clay

The hottest technique in thrift flips these days is to resurface something outdated with a "cement-like" finish. It's pretty simple really, you just mix baking soda and paint together, but I still had questions about the mechanics of this combination and how I might...
Easy DIY Wreath Makeover

Easy DIY Wreath Makeover

I can't stand a naked door! Porch appeal is something I am passionate about, and the basics begin with a door wreath. Door wreaths are welcoming but they can cost a small fortune. Have no fear, my boujie on a budget idea will speak to your wallet. After you see how...

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Upcycling Desk Glamup – Fauxcation Project:

Upcycling Desk Glamup – Fauxcation Project:

This upcycling desk glamup was just the right project to feed my furniture thrift flip habit. Have you ever had a piece of furniture that was really well-made but maybe is not your current style? Or maybe you have a sentimental attachment to it, but it just doesn’t...

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Easy Easter Bunny Project – Hobby Lobby Dupe

Easy Easter Bunny Project – Hobby Lobby Dupe

This simple, super cute boxwood Easter bunny with gingham ears is perfect for Easter and is as about as easy a project as you can get! It comes together in minutes! Feel free to substitute whatever colors, fabrics, or ribbons, to match your decor. This was inspired by...

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Daiso Haul of Crafting Supplies

Daiso Haul of Crafting Supplies

If Texas's wild weather in February had any upside for me at all, it was that I had lots of time to binge-watch all the crafting videos. I'm a junkie for all the how-to's for dollar store craft supplies, but it's painful that there's no dollar store near me! But I do...

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Antique Dresser Makeover Using Chalk Paint

Antique Dresser Makeover Using Chalk Paint

I have been waiting for a three-day weekend to be able to tackle this dresser upgrade for some time. Labor Day weekend was IT! Despite the 100 degree temperatures, I slugged down gallons of water, secluded myself in the garage with my paint and got to work. Here’s the...

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How to Needle Felt Baby Yoda (GroGu)

How to Needle Felt Baby Yoda (GroGu)

You don't need to be a Star Wars or Mandalorian fan to absolutely adore Baby Yoda (aka Grogu, or simply "The Child" for those who are super fans). I needed that cute little guy in my life, and decided he would be the best reason to try out a new craft, needle felting....

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Artist Dog Challenge

Artist Dog Challenge

Could you have made it through the Covid quarantines without your fur-family? That’s a hard no from the Perots. We adore our doggos and their hilariously opposite personalities. Spending so much extra time with them during quarantine has been a positive and led me to...

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Reliant Gingerbread House Challenge

Reliant Gingerbread House Challenge

Gingerbread house decorating does not get more intense than the annual Reliant Energy Gingerbread House Decorating Charity Challenge and this year we had 45 minutes to create an award-winner.  No pressure. I mean, there are only thousands of dollars on the line! This...

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Make Your Own Lantern Tile Christmas Ornaments

Make Your Own Lantern Tile Christmas Ornaments

“Hey, what are we making this year for our Christmas presents?” Each year, me and my bestie in Ohio, virtually make similar gifts to give to all our friends and family. “Mosaic tile ornaments,” because Molly’s always up on the trends. “Um, say what?” Me, not on Tik...

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