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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!

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!)

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...

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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

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...
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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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 that?!” “Um… I do?” I replied, cautiously...

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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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How to make Valentine geodes

How to make Valentine 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

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

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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