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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

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

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...

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

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...

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Wood DIY sign parties have my heart!

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...

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Easy outdoor party lanterns

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...

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Frisco has the cutest little Thread & Bobbin Studio

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...

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