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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!

National Park Inspired Crafts (Part One)

National Park Inspired Crafts (Part One)

I have a really fun video to share with you today. It's a little peek into my crafting club called The Craft Exchange. I started it back in 2013, meeting several times a year to nerd out on crafting techniques and projects. Since I don’t often share what we are doing...

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Make Your Own Mercury Glass!

Make Your Own Mercury Glass!

Mercury glass is so pretty, so festive for the holidays, but sometimes so expensive. So in this post and video,  I'm going to show you how you can make your own mercury glass out of any old glass jars you have laying around. It's really simple, easy, and fast! It's...

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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

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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Fun, floral virtual paint night

Fun, floral virtual paint night

I’m a total Van Gogh! Let me count how many painting classes I’ve taken. I have reindeer, unicorns, homemade signs... Most have found their way into my attic as their permanent home (because I’m really no Van Gogh), and that’s OKAY because the fun is in the process...

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Easy to Make Farmhouse 4th of July Wreath

Easy to Make Farmhouse 4th of July Wreath

I recently hosted a virtual scavenger hunt, and one of the items I had on their list to find was a July 4th wreath. My client was reviewing the list before the event and focused in on it, “Really, that’s a thing? Who even has...

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Hello new obsession: Chalk Couture

Hello new obsession: Chalk Couture

(I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own.)Let’s talk couture for a minute - Chalk Couture! How long has it been since you got really excited about new craft products? Maybe today long because have you seen Chalk Couture and its innovative...

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Mess-free Easter Egg Hack!

Mess-free Easter Egg Hack!

Decorating eggs is a mess. Easter eggs and stained hands go hand in hand, right? Whether you’re dyeing real eggs with food coloring or you are decorating fake eggs with decoupage or paint, or my favorite, alcohol inks.Is there a Mess-free Easter Egg hack? Is there a...

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