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Craft Round Ups- Easter DIY’s to Try

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Hey everybody! Can you believe that Easter is this weekend? I swear spring has just come so fast this year, and I couldn’t be happier! I love springtime! So, I thought to celebrate the Easter holiday I would share some of my favorite DIY’s for Easter that have been on my crafty bucket list this month!


DIY Clay Bunny Bowls by Alice & Lois


Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies by Landeelu


Easy Hipster Easter Eggs by One Good Thing by Jillee


DIY Easter Mason Jars by Number. 2 Pencil


Cute String Egg Basket from Good Home Design


DIY Paper Eggs from Craft and Creativity


DIY Golden Marbled Easter Eggs by She Knows

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DIY Party Confetti Egg Game by Oh Happy Day

Aren’t they all so adorable! I am hoping to get some time to make some of these myself this year! Do you all have a favorite? Are you planning any Easter crafting this week? Be sure to check out these fabulous blogs and websites to see these projects and many more that I am sure you’ll love! I’ll be back next month with another craft round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Fabulous Handmade Bags and Totes Round Up

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One of my favorite things to make in the whole world is a new tote or purse! I am always looking for ideas and patterns that are unique and fun. So, this month I thought I’d share ten of my favorite DIY bag tutorials I love with you all!


Retro Messenger Bag By The Stitching Scientist 


For Pleat’s Sake Tote by U Handbag


The Urban Jungle Bag by Sew Sweetness


Reversible Patchwork Bag by Pink Penguin


Little Betty Bag by The Mother Huddle


Too Much Woman for Just a Purse Tutorial by Sew a Straight Line


The Madeline Bag by Imagine Gnats


The Grandview Bag by The Boy Trifecta 


Denim and Leather Tote by Between the Lines

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Tohoku Tote by I am Mama Hear Me Roar

I want to make them all! It is my goal to make each one of them some day. Do you have a favorite? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these lovely blogs and websites as much as I did. There are so many beautiful things to be found! I’ll be back next month with another craft round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Get Organized in 2015 Ten Free Printables!

This past year just flew by! I can’t believe we are already well into January of 2015! It’s the beginning of a new year, new goals, a fresh beginning. It’s time to get organized! There are so many amazing blogs and artists out there sharing their organizational tips! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite printables I have found to help us get organized in 2015. Yay!


Printable New Years Resolutions by Thirty Handmade Days


Printable Budget Binder by Thirty Handmade Days


Assorted Labels Printable by Salt and Paper


Free Printable Grocery List by Hello, Cuteness!


Free Organizing Printables from DIY Home Sweet Home


Toy Label Organization by The Handmade Home


Chore Charts by I Should Be Mopping the Floor


Deep Cleaning Checklist by Cornerstone Confessions


2015 Blog Planner by Life With My Littles


New Years Resolutions Printable by Live Laugh Rowe

Aren’t they awesome! I have been printing some of the planners and the goal list, and I know they are going to come in handy! I hope you all can find a few in here to help you out. Be sure to check out these wonderful blogs that they came from as well! I will be back next month with a Valentine’s round up. Can’t wait! Until then….

Happy 2015!

12 Fabulous DIY’s of Christmas Round Up

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Hey everybody! I know I am not the only one who like to start their holiday crafting early, so I thought I’d share some of the projects on the top of my crafting wish list. There are so many amazing DIY projects out there that are holiday themed, it’s hard to narrow them all down to just twelve! You can check out many more of the holiday projects on my Christmas DIY board on Pinterest that I love too. Here are my top favorites this year:


Mid Century Modern Christmas Wreath at DIY Network


Retro Fabric Christmas Light Tutorial by Our Family Four for Kojo Designs


How to make a Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments — Georgia Peachez’ secrets at Retro Renovation


Home for the Holidays House Ornaments by Retro Mama


Crochet Christmas Light Decorations by Wink at Tuts+


Magazine Christmas Tree by Blog A La Carte


Retro Felt Christmas Ornaments by Fantastic Toys


Stripe Paper Straw Wreath by Tatertots and Jello


Ribbon Candy Twist Ornament from Better Homes and Gardens


Bambi Christmas Stocking by Polka Dot Daze


Christmas Garland by Creative Breathing


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Aren’t they all so cute and festive! I always have grand plans of making lots of fun crafts over the holidays. Life always seems to get in the way a bit, but I am starting early this year, so hopefully I’ll be able to sneak a few in! Do you all have anything you are super excited to make for the holidays this year? Anyone interested in doing a handmade ornament swap? I just love this time of year! I’ll be back next month with a fun round up of handmade gifts to DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Halloween DIY Round Up- October 2014

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There are many reasons why October is one of my most favorite months of the year! Halloween is definitely at the top! At least Halloween decorating, that is. So, I thought I’d share a little round up of my favorite DIY Halloween projects from around the web. Check em’ out:


Daisy Eyes Sugar Skull Pots by Plaid Crafts


Skeleton Feet Slip Ons by Dream a Little Bigger


Spider Screen Door Panel from Country Living


Halloween Flashlight Projections by Stuffed Suitcase


Barbie Zombies by Crafts by Amanda


Pumpkinhead by The Ghostess

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2011 Pumpkin Halloween Arch Construction by Don Morin


Cannibal Cutie Pumpkin from Woman’s Day


House Pumpkin from Good Housekeeping



Terra Cotta Pumpkin by Seven Thirty Three

I just love them all! These fantastic DIY’s are all on my crafty wish list of things I want to make this season! Do you have a favorite? Definitely be sure to check out the links for the how to and browse around these wonderful blogs! I’ll be back next month with a fun holiday round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Awesome DIY Projects for Fall

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Hey everyone! Can you believe it is already September! I swear this whole year is just flying by so fast! Fall is just around the corner.And although I am a little sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to sweater weather! So, since fall is fastly approaching, I thought I’d share some of my favorite fall diy projects from around the web with you all. There are always so many beautiful projects on my crafty wish list from the many talented bloggers out there! Here are my top ten picks for fall:


DIY Twig Push Pins from Design Sponge


Fabric Pumpkins from Thompson Family Life 


Paper Bag Fall Wreath from Pop Sugar


DIY Falling Leaves Garland from 6th Street Design School


DIY Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin from Yellow Bliss Road


Scrap Buster Fall Pillow from Cluck Cluck Sew


Fall Decor Ideas from Home and Garden Design Ideas


DIY Book Page Pumpkin from Craftberry Bush


DIY Fabric Acorns from Zemphira Scatter Art

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DIY Glittered Acorn Wreath from That’s My Letter

Aren’t they all so lovely! I love all the pumpkins! They all look like so much fun to make too! I hope you all have found a few to add to your fall crafting! Definitely be sure to check out these fabulous blogs they come from as well, you’ll love them! I’ll be back next month with some Halloween fun! Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Summertime Free Printables Round Up


We are in the midst of summer here, and before it flies by I thought I would share some fantastic summer printables with you. There are so many creative and cool printables to be found out there on fabulous blogs, and of course on Etsy too!  You can find everything from art prints to party favors, to intricate paper figures and gift wrapping. Today I am going to share some of my absolute favorite free printables from my Printables board on Pinterest. Check em’ out:


Summer Crafts Paper Fan by Mr. Printables


Free Summer Printable by The Crafted Sparrow


Hello Summer Printable by Kraft & Mint


Strawberry Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers by Design Eat Repeat

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Summer Party Favors Popsicle Printables by My Fabuless Life 


Summer Inspired Sewing Cards by Molly Moo Crafts for Kids Activities Blog


Free Keep it Simple Printables by The 36th Avenue

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Summertime Chalkboard Free Printable by I Should Be Mopping The Floor


Summer Bingo Printables by Our Thrifty Ideas


 Under The Sea Mobile by Petite Lemon Blog

Aren’t they all wonderful! I love them all, but I am especially diggin’ the fans! I hope you all enjoy the printables and definitely check out the awesome blogs that they come from, they’re fantastic! I’ll be back next month with another round up.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer!

Fantastic DIY’s to Try This Summer!

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Can you believe that we are half way into 2014 already! This year has flown by so far! Summer is officially here, and it is hot in NC. I have been working on a couple of projects for my screened porch. I love a good summer project almost as much as I love holiday DIY’s. So, I thought I would share a little round up of some of the fantastic DIY’s I’d like to try this summer. You can find all kinds of fun projects on my DIY board on Pinterest! Here are some of my absolute favorites this month:


DIY A-Frame Tent by Cakies


DIY Brightly Lined Lace Mini Skirt by A Pair and A Spare

Anleitung Bügelperlen Inspiration

Perler Bead Toppers by Vida Nullvier (Norwegian)

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Ice Cream Cone Bunting by Ing Things (Deutsch?)


DIY Painted Beach Ball Makeover by Studio DIY


DIY Freezer Paper Stencil Shirt by Pretty Providence


DIY Camera Strap from a Scarf by The House that Lars Built



DIY Tree Swing by Design Love Fest

Aren’t they just awesome! I so wish I had a tree that I could hang a swing in! I would love to make one! Definitely be sure to check out the many projects you can find on all of these fabulous blogs! They are awesome! I’ll be back next month with another round up of favorites. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Father’s Day Handmade Gift Diy Round Up

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I cannot believe that it is June already! Where did the time go? I know I say this just about every month, but this year feels like it is flying by so fast! Before you know it will be Father’s Day. We have a little less than two weeks until then. My family loves to make gifts for holidays and birthdays. Receiving a gift someone has made makes you feel extra special! After all, some of the best and most wonderful things in life are handmade! So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite handmade Father’s Day gift ideas for all my DIY-ers out there! Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for dad:


Comic Book DIY Coasters by Mod Podge Rocks


Alien Abduction Lamp by Dollar Store Crafts


Camp Inspired Leather Crafts by Martha Stewart


Hand Stamped Belts by Craftarholics Anonymous


DIY Cord Roll by Britt & Co.


Retooled Tools by Martha Stewart


DIY Father’s Day Tie by Style Me Pretty


DIY Shrinky Dink Father’s Day Gifts


Necktie Sunburst Clock by Dear Emmeline



Simple Summer Hammock by Design Sponge

Aren’t they just fantastic! I wish I had time to make all of them! I especially love the alien lamp! I think my dads would love any of these awesome gifts! I hope you all have been inspired to give one or two a try this year! I’ll be back next month with another craft round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Round Up

Mother’s Day is less than a week away, it kinda snuck up on me. Handmade gifts have always beena big hit with my mom, and I’ve been making her things since I can remember. If you are looking for a last minute DIY gift idea for your mom, check out this little round up of some of my favorite handmade gift ideas I found on Pinterest.



Blooming Monograms by Urbanic Paper



DIY One Hour Tote by Elm Street Life



Lavender and Rose Sachets from Tuts Plus



Zipper Book Clutch by See Kate Sew



Quick and Easy Embroidered Coin Purse by Flamingo Toes



DIY Beaded Candle Holders and Vase by Homey Oh My



DIY Patchwork Photo Pillow by Polka Dot Chair



Shrinky Dink Bracelet from Country Living



Paper Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Holder by The Casual Craftlete

DIY Tea Towel Tutorial from Lil’ Luna

Aren’t they all fantastic! Now I just have to figure out which one I want to try this year. I hope you guys have been inspired to make a gift for your mom this year, she’ll love it! I’ll be back next month with another fun project round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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