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

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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

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DIY Stamp Binder Fluorescent Beige Blog

DIY Stamp Binder

Hello friends and Happy New Year! (A bit late I know…)

I took the rest of December off from blogging for a Christmas Mexico vacation and some much needed personal time, but I’m back and excited to share more crafty projects with you all!

This week I wanted to share my organization system for my acrylic and cling stamps- my simple and inexpensive DIY stamp binder! I’ve broken down my materials and process, so you can make your crafty life a bit easier!

DIY Stamp Binder Fluorescent Beige Blog

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DIY Wood Wall Frames

DIY Wood Wall Frames

Hello again!

This week I am excited to show off some awesome and inexpensive DIY wood wall frames I created for my hallway. Now I can’t take credit for the idea, I found it in a book- of all places! 😉 I was inspired by Handmade Walls from the DIY team at The Handmade Home. For complete project details definitely pick up this book! This was the perfect weekend DIY and it really adds character to our gallery hallway. Here’s the run through of how I created my one of kind frames!

DIY Wood Wall Frames

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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!

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Watercolor Jounral Cards Example

Freebie: Watercolor Journal Cards

 

Watercolor Jounral Cards Example
Hello everyone!

I’ve been on a crafting hiatus (for a whole weekend) attending a friend’s wedding in Portland. The wedding was beyond beautiful and Portland was amazing- I’d never been before. I’ve come back with plenty of inspiration for my next project and who knows- I just may put a bird on it. 😉

In the meantime, I have a freebie for the Project Life-ers out there. Printable watercolor journal cards! (Because watercolor everything is so trendy right now!) 

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Craft Storage with Ikea Tjena

Craft Storage with Ikea Tjena Boxes

Hello and welcome back!

I’ve been on an organization kick, so today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite storage solutions- the Tjena Boxes from Ikea. These $3.99 life savers could be used in every room of the house (and probably will) but I fell in love with them for making my craft room so neat and tidy.

Craft Storage with Ikea Tjena Boxes

The Tjena boxes with built-in dividers are perfect for journaling cards, paints, embellishments, tools, or any kind of craft Item you could think of. They are also low-profile and fit perfectly in drawers for easy access storage. 

 

Tjena Journaling Card Storage

Tjena Paint Storage

This is truly one of my favorite purchases of all Ikea’s ready-to-assemble treasures. I love that the box dividers are easily cut to make larger compartments as necessary. I simply cut one section to make room for my 4×6″ Project Life cards, my 2×2″ cards, and my corner round punches. The Tjena boxes have also made it so easy to arrange my watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paints by color. And if you are wondering, I store most of my craft inventory in an Ikea Expedite/Hopen combination setup in my office closet- which I will be sure to show you more of in a future post!

Tjena Storage in Ikea Hopen Drawers


SignatureThanks for stopping by! I’m always up for more craft room or organizing ideas- so feel free to comment or share a link to your ideas! If you are on an organizing spree like me be sure to follow my Clean it and Put it Away board on Pinterest. It’s full of things we should probably be doing instead of browsing on Pinterest. Go figure. 😉

 

 

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Library Display: Colorful Paper Circles

Colorful Cascading Paper Circles Library Display

Hello everyone! Today I want to to dive into my love of paper craft and share with you one of my recent and favorite creations for the library. This display makes a big impact with only a few sheets of paper- and little to NO experience necessary. It’s so easy- I promise! This project goes far beyond the library and would work well for classroom displays, parties, or even holiday decorations- its up to you!

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Easy Ikea Container Gardens

Easy Ikea Container Gardens

Easy Ikea Container Gardens

Although it is hard to believe, summer is already coming to a close. My lawn is finally feeling crispy, but the rest of my deck deserves some green! Instead of a paper craft, this week I wanted to share a few of my garden projects using some inexpensive Ikea items. Refresh your outdoor space for the last leg of summer, or bring these inside to decorate your home!

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