Wednesday, September 30, 2009

photo collage ideas

Sometimes figuring out the perfect way to hang your pictures can be such a stress. Check out The DIY Show Off for lots of great ideas and tips.

wrapped yarn bracelet

My little girls would love these (and I wouldn't mind one as well) and they seem super easy to make. Check them out at Infarrantly Creative.

butterfly art

Very pretty and vintage looking - these are beautiful and the kids could even help in the process. Check them out at LollyChops.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Linky Love

I just wanted to try something fun to see what those of you that look at our little craft blog are inspired by, enjoy, create, etc. Click below to add a link to whatever you want - it could be a recipe that you like or a picture that you think is beautiful, a craft project you have been dying to do or a fun blog - whatever it is just link it up so that we can all be inspired too. It is super easy - just click on the link below, title your link, put in the url address and enter the link. Ta Da!! Don't be shy we want to see what you love.

Hopefully we can make this a weekly tradition (or yearly if no one decides to participate :)

You have until 9.30.09 at 12:00 am so get linking :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

cute award ribbons

Adorable - I want to make some of these just to put on my little girls magnet boards - they are so cute!! Check them out at Little Birdie Secrets.

Friday, September 25, 2009

cornice board

Fun way to make a little improvement on your window treatments. Check them out at That's {Fam}Tastic!.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

painted pumpkins

These are so awesome - love the polka dots and the numbers. Check them out at Imperfectly Beautiful.

tissue paper pom poms

I realized that Tortoise and the Hare didn't have a tutorial on how to make poms poms...hello these are everywhere and we need to have a tutorial at our fingertips it is from Design Dazzle.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

t-shirt headband

You know you have an old shirt sitting in the bottom of your dresser that gets zero use. Well...go get it and make this super easy headband. Then instead of having a junky shirt you will have something cute that you will actually wear. Check it out at Zakka Life.

domino art and then some

What a fun idea!! Shanty2Chic shared this idea with us via Infarrantly Creative...those Shanty ladies sure are coming up with some cute ideas these days. Check out the tutorial here.
Here are two more fn projects from them...

Super fun vintage dice to accent your domino wall art. Check them out here.
...and this pretty fall centerpiece found here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

no sew banner tutorial

As I have mentioned before anything with the words "no sew" are perfect for me. Check out Paper n Stitch for the tutorial for this cute banner.

nevermore tree

Spooky but not tacky - can't wait to make one. Check out the DIY Show Off for this project, where you will also find a cute ghost tree.
P.S. I saw those black crows at the dollar store :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

burlap halloween banner

Very cute banner and I love the accent of the green star. Check it out at Everyday Chaos.

painted jeweled onesies

I just saw these on UCreate which then led me to Samster Mommy...I am dying over the cuteness and the stylishness :) Get the tutorial here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

pre-halloween costume

What a cute little way to let your girls dress up in Halloween gear before the actual day of their real costumes. You can totally customize the colors and the applique on the shirt. I think my tutus will be purple, black and lime green with a little Frankenstein face on the shirt. Can't wait to get started. Check it out on Trey and Lucy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

rose lantern

Any fun twist on the paper lanterns and pom poms I love...check these out at Moda Bake Shop.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

plate clock

Plate collages are everywhere but I saw this and thought it would be fun to mix one of these into your little collage (I plan to in mine). Check them out on Martha Crafts.

Monday, September 14, 2009

cute gift tags

These gift tags are so simple and cute, perfect for any occasion. Check them out at Whisker Graphics.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

washer necklace

Love these!! You can have some of your own just visit Crafty Chicks and learn how to here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

embroidery owls (for kids)

I was recently making some hair clips that required some embroidery. My daughter was totally interested in the whole needle/stitching process. I was reminded of these cute embroidery owls that I had seen awhile back. What a great little project for kids (with adult supervision), we immediately headed to the craft store to get the supplies and I had one happy girl on my hands. Here are all the details at 5 Orange Potatoes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

shutter headboard

So pretty!! We are moving into our new house this week and this is definitely going to be made for someones bed in my home. Check out the details here at Shanty2Chic.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

little bunny crochet pattern

Aren't these cute...I can't crochet but I want to learn so I can make one of these. Get the pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits right here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

scratch-off lotto tickets

I can totally see my kids getting excited to try their luck on these homemade scratch off lotto tickets! What a great incentive for good behavior! ArtMind has the tutorial here!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

cake plate stand

Many of you have probably seen these already or made one for yourself but I wanted to put the tutorial on here so that when I decide to make mine I have all the instructions handy. Besides, these one's have birds and I love birds. Check them out at Tangarang and get the tutorial here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

cowgirl cookies

Many of you have probably seen these on Bakerella but I had to stash them away here with all my little craft ideas. What an easy little gift to stop by and give your friends and the packaging is adorable....and she even gives us the template to print off those cute labels. Check it all out here. Can't wait to make some.

Friday, September 4, 2009

baby socks

The company Trumpette has the cutest baby socks EVER!! They are behind the cute and popular mary-jane socks that make babies look like they are wearing shoes, but they are really socks! I was visiting my friend Melissa last Friday and she showed me the newest additions to their sock line on the website! Oh My Goodness....they were so cute! (click picture to enlarge)

We both agreed that her baby Felix needs to have the Skater Johnnys!! Darling! Check out the website here to see these and all their other products! may die from cuteness overload!!

friendship bracelets

Have you noticed that friendship bracelets are back. I have seen them in a lot of the cute little boutiques. These are the best because you can make them with your kids and both of you can enjoy the finished product. Here is an easy tutorial from

Thursday, September 3, 2009

cardboard box pot holder

This is surprisingly pretty considering it came from a cardboard box. Some people just think of the coolest things. I will have to make one of these because you know that I have a million cardboard boxes from my big move. Check them out here at EvaForeva.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

fabric yo yo's

Because I really don't know how to sew, I love finding fabric projects that I can do with my sweet hand sewing skills. These fabric yo yo's are the cutest and easiest embellishment for any project. Check out a tutorial for the yo yo's here by Heather Bailey.
Here are just two fun projects using the yo yo's - a cute pillow and a fun garland. Both of these projects were found on Sew Mama Sew. I have seen these on towels, cards, hair bows, the possibilities are endless... so let your creativity take over and have fun!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

DIY spa gifts

Fun homemade spa gift from Martha. She even has a template for free printable labels. She thinks of everything doesn't she.... :) Get all the details at iDIY (one of my favorites).
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