Back to School Crafts: DIY Chalkboard Dog Tag Necklaces

It’s hard to say goodbye to the long, lazy days of summer. Vacations, endless play dates, afternoons at the pool, playing outside well past dark, late bedtimes — it’s pretty much the stuff of a kid’s dreams. Though going back to school means the end all those things, there’s also something exciting about the start […]

Mason Jar Stenciled Chair in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Eulalie's Sky

You know how I have a thing for mason jars? And stenciled chairs? This is what happens when I combine those two loves. A gorgeous chair, painted in Eulalie’s Sky Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Here’s how my  chair looked before its transformation. Boring! (FYI, I am including affiliate links in this tutorial. If you […]

4th of July Decorations: Patriotic Firecracker Bunting

I have another fun, crafty idea for your 4th of July decorations using gorgeous ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, scrapbook paper, tissue paper and a household item we all throw away when it’s used up. (Well, unless you’re a crafter, then you probably hoard these! You might even take them from other people’s trashcans!) Did […]

Easy Sew American Flag Pillow

Remember the time my mom tried to give me a sewing lesson and wound up making me four brand new chair cushions, all by herself? Well, I’ve been practicing — all straight line sewing, of course. And here’s one of the novice sewing projects I’ve completed. This American flag pillow is an easy sewing project […]

Vinyl Chalkboard Menu from Wallternatives

My favorite saying may well be, “Let’s play it by ear.” While spontaneity is great in certain areas of life, like summertime and vacation and road trips, it doesn’t work well at dinnertime. At least not in our family. No menu plan means no dinner. Or takeout. Or a hastily thrown together meal that will […]

Vintage American Flags

When I was pulling together our Memorial Day patriotic picnic on the front porch, I wanted to add a vintage vibe to our table. I would have loved to have found some vintage American flags to use for our centerpiece. But since I couldn’t find the real deal, I decided to make my own, using […]

DiY Outdoor Chair Cushions: Easy Sew Project

Disclosure: OnlineFabricStore provided me with a gift card to use for this project. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. The last time you dropped by, the back porch was looking pretty dicey. Junky and dirty, too! But the makeover of our outdoor space is progressing quite nicely. We have a […]

Make Personalized Journals for Kids with Phoomph

Arrr, matey. Who goes there? For some reason, I feel like talking like a pirate! It might have something to do with this cutey and the no-sew  craft we just finished up: these fun-and-easy personalized journals for kids made using Phoomph fabric bonding sheets. Phoomph is the sponsor of this month’s live crafting video series at Crafty […]

No-Sew Project: Embellished Flower Flip Flops

For this month’s No-Sew showcase, I’m revisiting one of my favorite craft techniques: rolled flowers made from strips of scrap fabric. We’re celebrating spring this month with projects to help you fluff your home and your wardrobe. You may remember that I used some rolled fabric flowers for my no-sew chair makeover a few months […]

Easy Silhouette Project: Custom Iron on Transfers

Bell bottoms, feathered bangs and flocked t-shirts — oh the 70s! I’ve been working on a little throwback project using custom iron on transfers for a fun little pizza party with friends. More on the pizza party later. I made each of the kids a cute 70s-style I Love Pizza apron using my Silhouette Cameo […]