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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!

Mess-free watercolor Easter eggs

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 CLEAN way to decorate eggs? Is there a...

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How to make geodes

My girl likes to give homemade, crafty Valentines each year. This year, she announced that after she retires from the US Women’s National Team (soccer), she will be a geologist, so *of course* she wants to give geodes for Valentine’s Day. I’m like, “GEODES?...

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How to make a colored wooden beads garland

Bead garland. Farmhouse beads. Wood bead garland. Not sure what you call them at your house, but I’m digging them at mine. I’ve been stalking the hashtags on Insta to see how all these cute design gals are styling their wooden bead strings and I can’t get enough. I’m...

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DIY Dinosaur Planters

Y’alllllll dollar store crafts are THE best. I love a good DIY that you can put together as a great knockoff from a major retailer for a fraction of the cost. So let me just put this out there – this was NOT my idea. I have this thing called Craft Exchange that I...

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7 Fun & Creative Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

Don’t give in to store bought Valentine’s Day cards for your kids to give to their classmates this year!  Instead, spend some one-on-one time with your children making fun, creative and unique cards while at the same time imparting the importance of “giving”. The...

Wood DIY sign parties have my heart!

This post is in partnership with Design and Mine. Jennifer and Morgan hosted me to showcase their amazing studio, fun creations and regular workshops. All opinions are my own. Scroll through my Instagram feed, and you’ll see that I follow several accounts that are...

Easy outdoor party lanterns

I am a brand ambassador for Oriental Trading and partnered with them for this post. They supplied the lanterns, all opinions are my own. You’d be hard pressed NOT to find a selection of lanterns in your local home design store these days. Versatile and easy to...

Frisco has the cutest little Thread & Bobbin Studio

This post is in partnership and is hosted by Sew Fun Studios, however all opinions are my own. Summer is coming to a close. I can’t believe the blur of camps and play dates and poolside fun is ending soon. My girl is a busy bee from June – August, mostly with athletic...

How to Make Minions for Girl Scout SWAPS

It’s Girl Scout season and that means your SWAPS game needs to be on point. For those of you not of the green sash family, SWAPS are:  Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. And they are a Girl Scout favorite. I love them because they encourage...

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DIY Witch Luminary

I went to the dollar store to find jars to put homemade Halloween gummies that the Cupcake made for her kids' craft exchange. And like EVERY time I go into the dollar store, I think of how I can repurpose something that they have there. It's terrible around the...

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DIY Mini Texas Homecoming Mums

It’s homecoming (otherwise known as #HOCO) season in Texas and that means ribbons galore for the high school kids. Moms all over our huge state are burning the midnight oil, braiding and twisting specialty ribbon, getting staple wounds, and burning their fingertips...

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Bottle in a Balloon Halloween DIY

I’m a little obsessed with balloons lately. There’s nothing more festive than having a bunch of balloons wafting above your party table to set the mood. I can’t even imagine a birthday without them, or a clown for that matter. Mostly all that goes into balloons is...

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Steampunk Crafts

I started this little thing called a Craft Exchange, back in December of 2012. Every 4 months, we hand-make crafts inspired by a different theme, and send them to all the other members, and then proceed to nerd out over techniques, tools, supplies, what went right,...

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Steampunk inspired antiqued bottles

Little obsessed with antiqued bottles these days. Want to learn how you can make your own steampunk-inspired antique looking but not antique bottles? Let’s go! I made a slew of these for our recent Craft Exchange, and I loved each one more than the one before....

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Breathe

I found this Valspar milk glass spray paint at Lowe's and was dying to try it. I wondered if this could even hold its muster compared to our antique milk glass. So I grabbed a couple of bottles from the recycling bin and soaked the labels off. (Such a pain.) And...

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How to make Harry Potter wands

No Harry Potter costume is complete without a wand – so when we were planning for the Cupcake’s Harry Potter party, we knew we needed so set up an offering from Ollivander himself. These are super easy, fun and inexpensive to make. You’ll want to make these a couple...

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Easy broomstick party favors

Ready for a super easy broomstick craft? How cute are these?! I made these as a party favor for the Cupcake’s recent Harry Potter party but they would work for a Halloween party, Wicked, or even a fall festival! Super simple to make, you might even have everything you...

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How to Make Crawfish Boil Table Centerpieces

If you’ve been to a crawfish boil, you know that the tables are for mudbugs whole and the parts. The whole table! It’s a big hot mess. But sometimes when you’re having a party, you still want a little something to fancy up the landscape. Here’s a quick DIY for a...

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