I think I’ve mentioned the City Flea before. But I also think I failed to mention exactly what it is, and how awesome it is.
Then I’ve got a round-up for you!
I’ve gotten several questions from friends who are wondering what’s up with washi tape (y’know, what do you *do* with it). So I’ve pulled some of my recent pins to help give you some ideas, in case you’ve been wondering the same thing.
DIY Masking Tape Monogram // Creature Comforts
Washi Tape Candle Votives // I Spy DIY
Gift Bags // Craft and Creativity via Washi Tape Crafts
Stop back on Wednesday to see how I put my washi tape to work to create a birthday card and gift wrap!
This is a super-simple diy that makes for a very easy gift idea. All you need is a small ceramic bowl, a paintbrush, and any paint of your choosing. I prefer metallics for this project, because it gives the look of a gilt edge and adds just a little bit of bling. Who doesn’t need a bit of bling?
Just paint the inside and/or outside edge of your bowl, let dry, and voila! A delightful little way to collect rings, earrings, perfume vials, lip glosses and balms, hair accessories, bracelets, office supplies, or any number of other small, loose items. I filled this one with hair bands to give to my friend for her birthday. I also use one to corral perfume and lip balm on my dresser.
Sharing with: Creative Spark
Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Blogiversary and entered my first giveaway! I used a random number generator to draw the winners, and the lucky folks are…
1st Prize – Kayla at k718
2nd Prize – Katherine at Pillows A-La-Mode
Congratulations! I’m so excited to share a little of the crafts I love with you!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, and I’ll get your goodies on their way!
Hello there! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Today I’m sharing a little gift made for my mom: a diy Mother’s Day print.
I’ve known for a few weeks that I wanted to make something for my Mom but I wasn’t sure what it should say. I finally settled on this phrase. Which is actually quite appropriate because my parents are moving in a few months (out of what is pretty much my childhood home. i’m adjusting to the idea…)
First I started with a sketch:
Then I translated it onto a higher quality sketchpad paper. I’ve used acrylic paint and a paintbrush to do lettering for some previous prints, but I wanted to try something different and easier to handle this time. I chose a broad-tipped opaque marker from Michael’s Crafts (from their Recollections brand). I would have preferred a paint pen, but I could only find them white, silver, and gold. (anyone know of any paint pen brands that come in colors??)
And there you have it! Just pop it in a frame and boom!… Instant Gift! Did you diy something for your mom/grandma/friend/special person for Mother’s Day?
PS – there’s still time to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway! Read about the prizes and how to enter here.