Craft Room Round Up

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful week and I am sure everyone is ready for the weekend.  We were visiting Disneyland earlier this week and even though we are all still tired and recovering from the trip, we are home and we had a fantastic time!

And before we go any further, we need to announce a winner for our giveaway!  Thank you to everyone who entered!  So our winner of a canvas from Canvas Factory is Ruth S!  Congratulation!  Please email us so we can give you the code for your free canvas!

This week I am featuring some of my favorite craft rooms.  I wish I had a second room in my apartment so I could have a craft room, but for now I will just admire all of the beautiful rooms that I wish I had.  I hope you enjoy!

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Simple Yet Chic Craft Room from Rosehips and Petticoats

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Farmhouse Craft Room from Honeybear Lane

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Pink and White Office from In My Own Style

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Turquoise and White Office from The DIY Mommy

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Industrial Craft Room from Lia Griffith

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White and Pastel Craft Room from Sweet Red Poppy

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DIY Craft Table for a Craft Room from Jennifer Maker

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Christmas Crafts

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday and had a wonderful time with friends and family.  But now that Thanksgiving is over, you know what that means…

CHRISTMAS!

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to get the crafting started.  So here are some easy and cute crafts that are perfect for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

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DIY Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath from Mama in the Deep

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DIY Sliced Wood Christmas Ornaments from Hip 2 Save

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Festive Christmas Tree Garland from Home on the Corner

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Mini Woodland Wreath Ornament from Thrifty and Chic

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Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament from Consumer Crafts

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Glitter Candlesticks from I Love to Create

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Popcicle Stick Sled Ornament from The Craft Patch

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DIY Button Garland from One Thousand Oaks

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DIY Sparkly Branches from Momtastic

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Picket Snowman Countdown from Home on the Corner

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Mother’s Day Round Up

Hello!  Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are like me, I LOVE to give my mom a gift.  Even if it’s just a simple gift card, I still love giving gifts.  So if you haven’t gotten your mom or grandma a gift, here are some ideas that you can use for an awesome gift!

Enjoy!

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Mother’s Day Sign by Lily Ardor

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Peony Pop Up Cards by Peter Dahmen

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Mom’s Emergency Stash from Eighteen 25

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Painted Tin Cans from House by Hoff

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Pink Hand Scrub from Touch of Tay

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Mom’s Spa Day from Mom 4 Real

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Paper Heart from Paperchase Journal

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Handprint Keychain from Grey House Harbor

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Slipper Gifts from Pretty Providence

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A Sundae for Mother’s Day from Smart Schoolhouse

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How To Make a Super Simple Superhero Cape

 

I have a super easy project for you today! As most of you know, I really don’t like to sew. I made this project without having to sew, but you could if you wanted to make it fancier! I used knit fabric so I wouldn’t have to worry about sewing seams or having the fabric fray. My kind of project! Here are a few of the fabrics I picked.

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The size of the cape is going to depend on the size of your child. I made these for my preschoolers and for my 2 great-nieces. I started with a 25″ by 30″, but that looked too big for the kids. I cut them down to a 21″ long by 15″ neck for my 3 year old niece and 15″ long by 12″ neck for the 1 1/2 year old. The ones for 4-5 year old preschoolers were a little longer.

After cutting the rectangle, I cut in from the sides, about half way up, to the neckline. I cut in just enough so it would be a 15″ or 12″ neckline. You could also make a wide seam at the top and run a ribbon through it, but I didn’t want to have to tie it on the kids each time someone else wanted to use the cape. So I used velcro instead.

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I attached a piece of velcro to the top, one on each side of the fabric so it would lay flat.

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I also added emblems to the back. Every superhero needs an emblem! This one is the letters for the preschool where I work.

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Here it is all done. You can see how it goes narrower at the top to fit around the neck.

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I added a star to this one.

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Here are the ones I made for my great nieces-Super ‘E’ and Super ‘L.’ L had just woken up from a nap, so she didn’t really feel like being a superhero, but E ran ‘really fast’ and ‘flew’ all over the house. It’s so fun to see kids use their imagination when playing! Who need tv when you have a 3 year old playing superhero! By the way, she was just pretending to sleep. No rest for this one!!

This is a great ‘super’ easy project to make for your kids this summer. Hopefully it will provide hours of enjoyment for both of you!

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Let’s Get Crafty!

It was the week before school started and all through the apartment, not a student was happy, not one single one.  But Lauren came up with an idea to share with her friends, that involved so much crafting until the days end.

Okay, enough with the bad poetry (if you read that as the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas poem, brownie points to you!).  Seriously, I hosted a crafting party!

One of my coworkers explained that she had wanted to complete a craft project but she didn’t want to work on it alone.  So, I decided to create a party where we could work on crafts, alone with some of our other friends and coworkers.

It started with an invitation that I created through an app and text/Facebook messaged all the people who I wanted to come.  It was a great invitation that I spent hours (sarcasm much? LOL) creating, so I must share it with you.

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So, I know my apartment can be somewhat hard to find, so I decided to add this beautiful sign on the door for people to see find the party!

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I decided to be nice and added some items that people could use if they wanted to.  You know, just in case someone didn’t bring anything.  So, I had things like game pieces, bottles, sharpies, hot glue, etc., that people could use.

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Now, do you remember this Banksy box that I had in my bedroom?

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Well, I have been filling it with yarn that I had left after I finished a scarf.  And…the box was full.  Like, the zipper has broken because I have tried to squeeze so much yarn into the box.  So, I had the box out for people to use any of the yarn.  Unfortunately, it was only me who used it.

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And now, the guests started to arrive.  Food was set out and crafting began.  My coworker and close friend Elise wanted to paint some letters that she would later decoupage.

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The beginning of the painting

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All black now!

Another friend Crystal, who I have had classes with at college, wanted to make a bracelet.  You know those friendship bracelets that kids made back in middle school?  Yeah, that kind.  But a complex design.

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Just the beginning

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Almost done

My roommate Hannah decided to bring all of her crafting stuff to the party.  She brought a lot of stuff.

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Hannah’s sister Sarah was also at the party.  She wanted to make burlap wine bags, so she had a lot of burlap to cut the bags out.

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So what did I work on?  I was actually knitting a blanket.  I was taking some yarn that was in the Banksy yarn box and making a blanket.  I wasn’t expecting it to turn out this cute.

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I actually think that it looks pretty cool!

And now all of the guests have left, the party needs to be cleaned up.  Anyone want to help?

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