Paper Ice Cream Varieties

Library Display: Paper Ice Cream Cones

Hello crafty friends!

I know, I know- it has been too long! I haven’t posted in a while but I have a good excuse! We are currently renovating our kitchen and using Ikea to do it- so stay tuned for more DIY home tutorials and renovation tips!

In the meantime, I have a treat for you all- my tutorial for how to create a Sweet Summer Reads Library Display with some delicious paper ice cream cones! Keep reading and I’ll share my tips and resources so you can make your own tasty paper novelties!

Paper Ice Cream Cones Library Display

Continue reading

Colorful Clouds & Raindrops with Free Cut Files

Library Display: Colorful Clouds & Raindrops

Hello and Happy Spring!

Despite the wintry forecast in my area, I recently completed a display for my library that exudes spring-  Colorful Clouds & Raindrops! This display is perfect for a library, but could also be a great project for party decorations, or a child’s room! I used my trusty Silhouette Cameo, of course, and have broken down the process for you. I’ve also included my cut files so you can get to crafting without delay!

Colorful Clouds & Raindrops with Free Cut Files

Continue reading

Quick Cork Decor

Quick Cork Decor

Hello world!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted- I guess you can say life is what happens when you’re making crafting plans. Welcome back or hello and welcome if you checking out my blog for the first time!  Today I have an awesome craft project to share with you-
Quick Cork Decor for your home! (Say that five times fast…)

Maybe you’re looking to create some inexpensive art to match your home, or maybe you were looking for a stylish jewelry storage solution. A roll of cork and a picture frame is your creative canvas for this DIY project.

Quick Cork Decor for your home

Continue reading

Paper Craft Ideas for Formal Occasions

Paper Craft for Formal Occasions

Hello!

Today I have assembled some inspiring paper accessories you can make to fit your upcoming formal occasions. Paper craft can be a beautiful and inexpensive way to accessorize your holiday parties or a special soiree.  Recently engaged and planning a wedding? Looking ahead for the perfect prom corsage or boutonniere?  Maybe you are looking for unique jewelry to pair with your formal gown. These paper made accessories were gathered from around the web and matched with some beautiful formal gowns from Aisle Style’s 2016 prom dresses collectionCompensation for this post was provided by Aisle Style. Opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Paper Craft for Formal Occasions

Continue reading

Halloween Book Crafts

Library Approved Halloween Book Crafts

Hello again!

Fall is definitely in full swing and Halloween is on the way! If you are still looking for some inspiration for crafts this season, just look to books! Working in a library I see plenty of unsavory print materials that take the long ride in the D-I-S-C-A-R-D bin- to that quaint farm far away where other books roam and run free… 😉 . But what if they could have another purpose? A second life? This Halloween season, grab a book or two from your local Good Will to create your Halloween crafts. “Check out” these Library Approved Halloween Book Crafts from around the web!

Library Approved Halloween Book Crafts

Continue reading

Banned-Books-Week-Burned-Book-Banners

Library Display: Banned Books Week

Hello!

This week is Banned Books Week (September 27th through October 3rd) and I am excited to share with you the banners that I created for the lobby of our library.

Although we are a smaller branch, and don’t always have challenged materials on hand to feature, I was asked to create a display to promote awareness. I knew right away I wanted to make a big impact in our beautiful windowed lobby for all to see. And what better way to represent Banned Books Week than with a book burning? Kidding, of course, but I did want to make a similar statement with this display.

Banned-Books-Week-Burned-Book-Banners

Continue reading

Wood Bookends

DIY Wood Bracket Bookends

Hello everyone!

I’ve been super busy the last few weekends addressing all my incomplete DIY and crafts that I meant to finish long ago. In these final few weeks of summer I’ve thoroughly coated my garage in a deep layer of saw dust with various woodworking projects- custom picture frames for the hallway, and a total front porch/patio renovation. I’m super excited to share both of these projects with you- just as soon as I remove the multitude of splinters from my hands!
DIY Wood Bookends Fluorescent BeigeThis week I wanted to share with you the easiest (and most painless!) fall project- DIY wood bookends! Like me, you can finally organize your hoard collection of library books, personal books, or make some sense out of that stack of back to school books.
This project requires no assembly, just a pair of pre-assembled wood scroll brackets, paint or stain of your choosing, and a few anti-skid furniture pads. This relatively inexpensive and simple craft is perfect for creating functional and custom decor for your home or office!

Continue reading