DIY Gift Ideas: Decoupage Coasters

December 3, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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Christmas is in 22 days, so I have decided to get started making gifts.  Of course I can't tell you who will receive this lovely present but I can share with you guys how to make these easy DIY Decoupage coasters (Thanks for the idea Nikki). Supplies Needed: 4" x 4" tiles (I used 10 tiles to make 2 sets of 5) Paper Mod Podge Bone Folder (Optional but it is helpful to smooth out any bubbles under the images) 1 roll of 1/16" thick cork (Available at craft stores and most hardware stores) Spray Adhesive sheet music, vintage images, scrapbook paper or wallpaper Minwax Polycrylic Protective...

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My Little Notebook

November 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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I am pretty in love with the new little notebook I made for myself.  I used WPA poster images for the front and back covers.  I filled it with all kinds of fun paper, pretty tarot cards, guest checks for grocery lists, some images from a calendar Ben bought me and a couple of vintage National Audubon Society bird cards.

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DIY Bridal Brunch Decorations

November 11, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my friend Nikki and I were in charge of the decorations for my friend Katie's Bridal Brunch on the day of her wedding.  I am proud to report that both the bridal brunch and the wedding were beautiful and so much fun. Here are a couple of our DIY Bridal Brunch Projects: 1.  Candy Bar Wrappers These little candy bars are Hershey's Nuggets in milk chocolate.   I used  Martha Stewart's Miniature Love Candy Bar template for the K and...

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DIY Baby Shower Collage

November 10, 2010 by · 8 Comments
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This past weekend was my friend Jillian's baby shower.  I decided to make her little one a collage for his nursery.  I was inspired by a similar collage that my friend Katie Murphey made for a baby shower last year and Petit Collage found via Martha Stewart.   Check out the easy tutorial and template here. I used vintage wrapping paper, craft paper scraps, the inside of envelopes and even the back of some of my leftover wedding programs to make the different pieces.  Once I had all of my paper picked out, I went to Lowe's and...

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Bridal Luncheon Inspiration Board

October 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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This weekend, my friends Nikki, Katie and I are hosting a bridal luncheon for our friend and bride to be, Katie Murphey.   I made this inspiration board to help keep me on track while I work on decorations and favors. I can't wait for Katie's wedding!  It is going to be so much fun! First Row:   Pinwheels, Mustache Couple,   Doily Chandelier Second Row:  Mums, Doily Table Runner, Invitation Third Row:  Apples

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DIY Embroidered Rhino

October 12, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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My friend Jillian is having a baby and her Aunt Trudy is making her a baby quilt.  They asked friends and family members to help out by embroidering a square each having a different animal.  I think this is such a wonderful idea and I am honored to be a part of it.  I can't wait to see this special quilt completed. This little rhino is the first item I have ever embroidered.   Thanks Nikki for my embroidery lessons, you are the...

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DIY Bridal Luncheon Invitations

September 29, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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A couple weekends ago, my friend Katie Doughty and I pulled an all nighter crafting these pretty Bridal Luncheon Invitations for our friend Katie Murphey's upcoming Bridal Brunch.   I am pretty happy with the result. We  designed and printed these at my house, cut the cardstock and cardboard with my new paper cutter and sewed them together.  Once that was done,  all we had to do was punch the holes and tie on the ribbon.  It sounds easy but actually took quite a bit of time and patience.   For...

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DIY Paper Pinwheels

September 22, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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Last night my friend Nikki and I made fun decorations for her boyfriend Michael's birthday party this weekend.   I was in charge of pinwheels. Paper Pinwheels are so easy to make and are really cute party decorations. Supplies: tissue paper, sheet music or any brightly colored paper bone folder (optional, but it makes folding easier) stapler or double sided tape (I suggest a stapler) small piece of cardboard hot glue gun Directions: Determine how many sheets you will need based on the size of the paper you have and what size pinwheel you want to ...

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Happy Birthday Kacey!!!

June 30, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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My friend Kacey's 28th birthday is  today.   I wanted to make him something that I knew would make him smile on his birthday.  He is the kind of guy who appreciates a handmade craft even if it looks like something a child made.  This is the card I made for him.  I tried not to make it to girly.

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Update: DIY Notebook Tutorial

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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My DIY Notebook Tutorial was featured on Totally Tutorials yesterday, which of course made my day.

My DIY Notebook Tutorial was also included in One Pretty Thing's Daily DIY feature on 5/4/10. On May 6th Craft Gossip featured my tutorial too. I am so excited...

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