Posts Tagged ‘Crafting’

Happy Friday!  Just a few things to inspire your creativity!



I love the styling of the shoe closet!  Such a great way to display the pieces you have and create wearable combos at the same time.



Love this idea for Up-Styling a piece of Ikea furniture!



Since my handbags are in constant rotation, I just might have to try making one of these for myself.



 If you’re looking an inexpensive, easy and chic placemat, look not further than the scrapbook aisle at your local craft store for 12 ” x 12″ glittered scrapbook paper.

Here are a few links I know you’ll enjoy!

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Even if you’re not a food blogger you’ll find this information on making money with your blog interesting.


See you back here Monday with a look at Christmas trends 2014! ( 5 months and counting)

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As I continue to unwind from the Haven conference and get back into my routine, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite inspiration Pinterest pins.  Just like most of you, I look to Pinterest for creative and DIY inspiration, design ideas and lots of other things.  Pinterest always delivers and always inspires a project idea or two.  I hope you’re inspired by these pins.


Handmade Leather Case


DIY Canvas Art


DIY Bentwood Chair


Lace Dollie Light


Plaster Flower Votives


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Hi there!  I’m waking up in a daze this morning after spending the last few days at the Haven conference.  My head in spinning with all the things I learned and all of the creative ideas I need to flush out. And most of all my heart is full of joy from the new friendships and bonds I created.  I’ll be back tomorrow to share the highlight of Haven with you as well as my top takeaways from the conference.  In the meantime, here’s a peek at a few DIY and craft projects I’m creating.


A little something to help keep my handbag organized #fabriccrafts


A chair update for my office  #upholstery


My stationery caddy #woodworkingdiy


A cute cocktail tray #papercrafting


 and personalized tags #crafting

I’ll be sharing the completed projects over the next two weeks so stay tuned.


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It’s been a crazy week and all I can say is I’m looking forward to a couple days of down time.  I hope that you too will spend time over the long weekend to relax, enjoy family & friends and if you’re in need of some last minute 4th of July decor…Just Add Sparklers (real or crafted).  I’ll see you back here on Monday with lots of good stuff.


Drink Sparklers
Cupcake Sparkler
Sparkler Table Decor

Happy 4th of July!


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Since I love gift wrapping so much, I’m always looking for ideas and inspiration to use on my next gift.  Lately I’ve been drawn to beautifully decorated cakes, decorated with flowers and bands of icing.  My creative mind looks beyond the fact that these works of art are cake and focuses on how I can adapt the design into gift wrapping.

When you think about it, a cake is very similar to a wrapped gift because it is usually a square, rectangular or round shaped adorned with embellishments.  Just like a present.


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In my book every day of the year is a great day for a party.  And when it comes to party decor, I’m always on the hunt for unique and creative ideas to add to my party planning file.  On a recent Pinterest binge I came across a few images that were not only beautiful but that spoke to my creativity.  These tablescapes look sophisticated and elaborate but it is the details that make them great.  Details that can be achieved with a little creativity.

Six Crafty Ways to Style Your Next Party Table by ConfettiStyle

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Fabric…It’s Not Just for Curtains Anymore!


Ever since I saw this amazing fabric covered console table by Timothy Corrigan at the ASO Showhouse, I’ve been smitten with the idea of covering a table of my own.


Not only does a fabric covered table stand out as a unique design element but the texture and visual punch it adds to room is really dramatic.

Fabric Covered Tabls

When you think about all the fabric options out there, this fairly easy diy project is a great way to create a custom look for your home.


Even though I didn’t need any more inspiration, I went looking for some and came across these looks and ideas…

Sometimes a room just needs a bit of natural texture and covering a table in grasscloth can add the touch needed.

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You can never go wrong with an animal print and this python print turns simple stacked console tables into a stunning look.  I also like that a coat of Mod Podge was  added to give the fabric a more durable surface.



A mini chevron pattern is subtle but interesting.  With a print like this you can go neutral in color or create a table that adds a pop of color.



Even tables with a design detail can be covered in fabric.  This silhouette is perfect for the finishing touch of nail heads.



A bold fabric choice on a stylized console table would look great in a foyer.



Even the big box stores (HomeGoods) is getting in on the look with this navy fabric covered table and silver nail heads.



If you’re a diy’er and want to give this project a try, here’s a great tutorial on the process. And if you can’t score a super cheap parson table at your local thrift store, here’s a couple of budget friendly tables to check out.


Northfield Wall Console Table via Amazon $68.50  Also available at Target for $66.99


Parsons Console Table via Home Decorators $152.10


American Heritage Console Table via Target $113.99

So, are you as  smitten with the idea of a fabric covered table as much as I am?



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I almost always accent my gift with ribbon and 9 times out of 10 I add a ribbon bow.  That’s it until I got crafty and made my own paper bow.

Now I’m loving the idea of wrapping all my gifts with handmade paper bows.


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