One of the best things about WordPress is the opportunity it provides for fairly easy customization. Don’t believe me? Here’s the theme my site operates on in its standard form… Here’s my site: Big difference, right?! Amy obviously worked wonders with the framework (thank heaven for a great site designer), but much of the customization and preferences on individual pages… Read More
In an old house, you’re bound to run into wallpaper in at least a few of the rooms. In my grandma’s house, there’s wallpaper in almost all of the rooms – generally multiple layers. As we’ve de-papered several area’s now, I thought I would share the tips and tricks that have been picked up along the way… I love this… Read More
It seems like I always have a need for little gifts and items to share…It’s lead me to pick up little items here and there that can be up-cycled into a small goodie. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t resist the Target “dollar” area and I have a whole “gift” closet (please tell me I am not the… Read More
*Tutorial byÂ Autumn @Â Itâ€™s Always AutumnÂ for her win of the Stash Busting challenge of season 13*
Hi everyone! I’m Autumn, fromÂ It’s Always Autumn, here to share a tutorial for the pretty packaging boxes made from scrapbook paper. These boxes come together really quickly but look tidy and professional, making them the perfect way to dress up your tasty treats. Note: I recommend lining all of the boxes with wax paper or additional cupcake liners before adding your treats so you don’t end up with grease spots on your boxes. When using the cookie bag, I place cookies in a sandwich bag first, then inside the paper bag. (By the way – I actually created two crafts for this week because I wasn’t sure which one I wanted to use in the competition – if you’d like to see the other way I used up some of my paper stash, clickÂ here!)
There was one film I was dying to see in the theaters this year that I didn’t get to see – Snow White and the Huntsman. It looked like the perfect blend of fierce chick and fantasy. The movie is now available for purchase on Blue-Ray/DVD and I couldn’t resist a little viewing party… To mark the celebration, I made a fun… Read More
I am so very excited for today’s post. Not only is it a phenom project, but I get to introduce you to my newest contributor… Meet Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow. I connected with Rebecca, via Show and Tell. Each week, I found myself drawn to the fun projects she was posting online. I really enjoyed every project she linked… Read More
The boys eat watermelon like nothing else, so when we’re having a summertime celebration I always try to pick one up. The other day when I went to purchase food for our annual gathering to celebrate the start of the football season, there weren’t any small-to-medium sized watermelon in sight. I purchased the smallest of the melons on hand and… Read More
A couple of things mark the end of summer and the beginning of fall around our house (and I’m sure many of yours too), one of them is football. Whether it’s football for the kids, in-state college rivalries, or even pro-football on Monday nights, it definitely signals a change in seasons here. I don’t know what it is, but I’m… Read More
*Tutorial by Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy for her win of Season 12*
I am very honored to be sharing my Arts and Crafts Style Mirror tutorial for everyone.
This is going to be aÂ VERY LONGÂ tutorial.Â Even though it only took me 4 days to complete, in all reality, this should have taken at least two weeks.Â So don’t get discouraged with time, the end result is completely worth it.
Also, before attempting any of this tutorial, please know how to properly use all the tools and equipment to avoid injury.Â There is nothing more important than your safety.
The first thing I did was cut my FREE mirror.Â Gotta love friends that inform you of trash on the side of the road.Â The mirror was broken (a very large broken mirror) that was put out for trash.Â I used it and cut it down to size…twice.Â The first time it broke, so I had to adjust my entire design plan.
You will need a glass scoring tool, cutting oil and running pliers.Â All shown above.
*Tutorial by Erin for the DIY Jewelry challenge of season 12* I am very excited to share with you how to hand turn a wood bracelet. I understand that not everyone will have the tools to do this, but maybe some of you do or know someone who does. You will need a lathe or midi-lathe in order to… Read More
When I was a kid people used to say, “I tried and tried to call you, but I just couldn’t get through.” Times have changed a great deal, now we have call waiting and EVERYONE has voicemail. Today’s “I tried and tried,” is electronic. I sent you an email, I commented on your site or on Facebook, but you can’t… Read More
Last week I got an email from a blogger asking “What is a favicon? And how do I customize it?” What a perfect question! Today we are going to talk all about how to add a favicon to your blogger site. What is a Favicon? First of all, a favicon is the cute little picture next to your url in… Read More
I like to give a little gift to my kids’ new teachers at the beginning of the year, just to let them know we’re excited to have them as our teacher. I try to give something useful so I came up with a fun way to give something that is always needed in the classroom – pencils! I’m loving neon… Read More
*Tutorial by ChiWei @ One Dog Woof for her win of the Thrift Store challenge of Season 12* I’ve seen a lot of crocheted and woven and braided rugs out on the internet; it was even one of the first things I pinned to Pinterest, but I never got around to trying one of my own until now. I always… Read More
Okay, so my kids go back to school in less than a month and I’m sure some of your kids have gone back already – that’s just crazy! The summer has totally flown by! I have ALWAYS loved shopping for back to school clothes and supplies, both when I was a kid and now for my own kids. I think… Read More
*Tutorial by ChiWei @ One Dog Woof for her win of the Out & About Challenge of season 12* This was a project I’ve been meaning to make for a while now, and loved getting a chance to do it for the Out and About week at SYTYC. Now I just need to have a party so I can… Read More
Today I want to share a few design pointers with you, as well as some blog design resources! Hopefully you will find these tips helpful whether you are paying someone to professionaly design your blog or if you are doing a DIY design. It’s time to make the most out of your blog design! #1. Headers The header is… Read More
Don’t miss this amazing DIY T-Rex birthday cake tutorial. The step-by-step instructions will make this complex looking cake well within reach! Editors Note: This t-rex birthday cake tutorial was prepared and submitted by Megan. She participated in Season 12 of the So You Think You’re Crafty challenge. It’s a whole lot longer than my quick crafts and easy recipes, but… Read More