Here are a couple birthday cards made in the past month. Sadly, this is as crafty as I have been lately. Wish I wasn’t so darn busy! These cards are cute, but also quick to make.


As a craft person this is a fail. Also it breaks my heart because this was one of my favorite picture frames I made. Fixing it will require me to be a little crafty, but that’s fine. Anyway, I wanted to post this picture as a warning. DO NOT store mod podge picture frames touching each other or any other picture frames for that matter. In my haste packing at the end of the school year I threw all my picture frames in a box, and forgot to put something in between them to protect them. Thus while unpacking I found frames stuck together. Some of them pulled apart easily, but this one wasn’t so lucky.

As a craft person this is a fail. Also it breaks my heart because this was one of my favorite picture frames I made. Fixing it will require me to be a little crafty, but that’s fine. Anyway, I wanted to post this picture as a warning. DO NOT store mod podge picture frames touching each other or any other picture frames for that matter. In my haste packing at the end of the school year I threw all my picture frames in a box, and forgot to put something in between them to protect them. Thus while unpacking I found frames stuck together. Some of them pulled apart easily, but this one wasn’t so lucky.


Sewing

Sewing. Yup, sewing. I really enjoy crafts, but I have not really tried sewing very much. My grandma and mom taught be when I was younger, but alas I have not tested my skills very much. I would love to be able to sew things. Here is a sewing project I found that if I knew how to sew, I would for sure attempt. If I ever do attempt this project, I will be sure to share. 


Glitter Shoes

I found this great website with instructions on how to make glitter flats. I have not had time to actually make them yet, but really want to. They seem like the perfect addition to a wardrobe, and could be done fairly inexpensively. The instructions on the website are easy to follow and there are great pictures. Here is one of the pictures from the website.

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I have also thought about adding glitter to TOMS. I know they sell the glitter ones already, but I really want some red glitter TOMS. I am thinking this same technique would work well for TOMS, but I’m not sure. Has anyone tried to glitter TOMS or have any tips??


I have seen many paper flowers recently. My crafty friend Elizabeth made these for my birthday. So you could call this a guest blog post. I think these are completely adorable! I will have to get specific instructions about how to make the ones she made, but check out this Martha Stewart link to all of her different paper flowers. There are a lot of different options for paper flowers from the crafting queen herself.

I have seen many paper flowers recently. My crafty friend Elizabeth made these for my birthday. So you could call this a guest blog post. I think these are completely adorable! I will have to get specific instructions about how to make the ones she made, but check out this Martha Stewart link to all of her different paper flowers. There are a lot of different options for paper flowers from the crafting queen herself.


I celebrated my birthday this week. I have some awesome friends that know how crafty I am, and like to be crafty as well. So this week I will share the awesome things they surprised me with. First of all when I returned to my room the day before my birthday I found it entirely covered in tissue paper flowers, ribbon, and streamers. I thought this was really awesome and started off my birthday right. Since I didn’t make this I can’t give you any how-to instructions, but I found a website that has similar tissue paper flowers. Try this how-to  out: Tissue Paper Flowers. These will look great in a vase, or stuck to someone’s door for their birthday!! 

I celebrated my birthday this week. I have some awesome friends that know how crafty I am, and like to be crafty as well. So this week I will share the awesome things they surprised me with. First of all when I returned to my room the day before my birthday I found it entirely covered in tissue paper flowers, ribbon, and streamers. I thought this was really awesome and started off my birthday right. Since I didn’t make this I can’t give you any how-to instructions, but I found a website that has similar tissue paper flowers. Try this how-to  out: Tissue Paper Flowers. These will look great in a vase, or stuck to someone’s door for their birthday!! 


Hope Jar

The glass Frappuccino jars are back! This is another easy craft involving the glass bottles.  Once again the bottle can be used to store various random things, and used as a decoration.

Supplies You Will Need:

  • Glass Jar (Old Frappuccino bottle).
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Ribbon
  • Letter Stickers

How to Create:

  1. Make sure you are starting with a clean glass jar/bottle. Peel off any labels if you have trouble removing the label try using goo-gone.
  2. Measure and cut out two strips of paper that fit around the bottle. I cut my paper so that is was about 8 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide.
  3. Glue the pieces of paper together so that the design is facing out on both sides. 
  4. Now that the pieces are glued together wrap the paper around the bottle to check how it fits. You will notice that since there is paper on both sides you can see the paper design inside the bottle too.
  5. I scalloped the top and bottom edges of the paper. You can leave them straight or cut scallops or curves in the paper.
  6. Now apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper and carefully stick it to the glass and wrap it around the bottle. Make sure to firmly wrap the paper around the bottle.
  7. Next I took a piece of ribbon and hot glued it around the bottle as well. 
  8. Finally add your letter stickers. I put the word HOPE on this bottle. 

    Easy College Decorating Tips

    Decorating a dorm room can be hard, and it presents unique challenges. Here are some decorating tips I have learned along the way, and most of them won’t cost you very much money.

    1.  String of Lights - Simple strings of lights cost about $2-4. They are easy to hang up or tape up. Hang them over a window, over a desk, on the wall or around the ceiling. Lights are an easy way to decorate and add more warmth to a room. Plus they won’t break the bank.
    2. Color - This is kind of vague, but any form of color you can add to a dorm room makes it much better. Use things such as paper, wrapping paper, fabric, posters or curtains to add splashes of color to a room. Decorating with paper or wrapping paper allows you to be creative, and once again is not very expensive.
    3. Pictures - Cover an entire wall, closet door, cabinet door, or bulletin board with photos. Make sure you stick them up in a way so that they can be taken down without being destroyed.
    4. Rugs - This option will be the most expensive, but it can make a huge difference in the room and also provide comfort. Dorm rooms have huge blank floors that are a lot of times forgotten. The floor is a blank canvas just like any of the walls you may want to decorate. Find a colorful rug, one with a unique texture, or just something you enjoy. It can add a lot to the room, and like I said it provides you will comfort so your feet don’t get cold!

    Simple Rhinestone Headband

    This headband is very simple and easy to make. This is a quick craft, but the headband you create will add just the right touch of cute. This headband is black with black and clear rhinestones.

    Supplies:

    • Clear Rhinestones
    • Black Rhinestones
    • Black Headband
    • Hot Glue

    How to Create:

    1. Start gluing rhinestones in a pattern about an inch from the bottom of the headband. 
    2. Continue gluing rhinestones on to the headband until it is fully embellished. 
    3. Done! Enjoy!

    This is a super simple craft as you can see, but it will look cute! 


    Multiple Flower Headband

    My sister asked me to make her some headbands because she wants to start wearing them. So I happily made her a couple. We will find out later which one she likes best. This first headband looks similar to my earlier flower headband post. Except this headband features multiple flowers.

    Supplies:

    • Fake Flowers
    • A Headband (I use the Goody ones in packs of five from Target.
    • Rhinestones
    • Hot Glue
    • Felt

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