How to plan your dream front yard!

How to plan your dream front yard! (And how we went grass free!)

Confused about how to plan your dream front yard? Here are the major questions you need to ask yourself as you begin to plan, whether you hire a landscaping company (like we did) or decide to do it yourself. We now have a grass free front yard that we love! It’s hard to believe, but we have lived in […]

Use metallic paints to make colorful metal earrings!

How to use metallic paints to make colorful metal earrings!

  Today I’ll show you how to use metallic paints to make colorful metal earrings! This is a great beginner jewelry-making project and doesn’t require a ton of supplies. Are you like me when you go to a craft store and kind of just walk by all of those “things” in the DIY jewelry aisle? […]

Love to Create Wall Art with 1canoe2 and Xyron

Love to Create Wall Art with 1canoe2 and Xyron

I’m in love with my Love to Create Wall Art! I made this in about two hours — including drying time — and you can alter this tutorial to make it personally yours. Let’s do this! This week, our Xyron Design Team has partnered with a fabulous new collection by 1canoe2 and American Crafts!  And yes, […]

How to make a lovely foil doily garland!

How to make a lovely foil doily garland!

Today I’m going to show you how to make a lovely foil doily garland! This garland is one part modern and dazzling, and one part vintage goodness: my favorite combination! All this week, our Xyron Design Team is partnering with Maya Road to bring you wonderfully creative craft projects! There’s also a wonderful giveaway too — more info at the end of […]

How to make a fun Easter Banner with Canvas Corp!

How to make a fun Easter Banner with Canvas Corp!

How to make a fun Easter Banner with Canvas Corp! Use one of their paper banner kits, which include the banner triangles, clothespins and jute cord! Add some fun stickers and you’re ready to hang it up! Last week, after I finished my Miniature Easter Basket Craft, I had lots of adorable and colorful bunnies […]

Miniature Easter Basket Craft with Xyron and Lawn Fawn!

Miniature Easter Basket Craft with Xyron and Lawn Fawn!

I’m so excited to share my miniature Easter basket craft with you today! As part of the Xyron Design Team, we are partnering with Lawn Fawn all week long to bring you fantastic craft projects! There’s also a wonderful giveaway too! Isn’t my miniature Easter basket craft cute? Do you know why it’s so cute? […]

The best way to quickly paint paper maché boxes!

The best way to quickly paint paper maché boxes!

Today I’m going to show you the best way to quickly paint paper maché boxes! Yes, you can paint a paper maché box in about 15 minutes, give or take a tiny bit of drying time, with my helpful tips! One of the most versatile crafts to do is to paint paper maché, whether it’s boxes, […]

Little Pink Houses for You and Me!

Little Pink Houses for You and Me: making mixed media wood houses

I made some little pink houses for you and me! This DIY is so much fun, using wood shapes plus gorgeous decorative papers and embellishments! Come and see! I’m excited to show you how I made my little pink houses, and yes I couldn’t resist the song. (For those of you who will have it […]

How to make beautiful shabby paper flowers!

How to make beautiful shabby paper flowers!

Want to learn how to make beautiful shabby paper flowers? I did too, so I finally bought a Sizzix Big Shot machine and some flower dies and I. Am. Addicted. To. Making. Paper. Flowers. I’m definitely late to the Sizzix party, but man am I having a blast with my new toy! So many of […]

How to make a faux moss frame (with a kit!)

How to make a faux moss frame (with a kit!)

How to make a faux moss frame (with a kit!) because A) moss is on trend in decorative home accents, and B) it’s fun to give indoor items an outdoor look! Oh, and it’s easy to use too! After I colored my pretty painted butterflies — see yesterday’s tutorial here — I wasn’t satisfied with the […]