I have this little space above the dresser that needs some art. Until I find a more permanent solution, I decided to hang a Bonnie Christine print I have.
Here's a quick, last-minute idea for a Super Bowl table runner. I needed an inexpensive, quick table runner for our pre-Super Bowl party at work. So I used things I already had on hand.
As I've said before, I love rolls of painter's paper, which comes in a few different colors. I always keep a small roll of green on hand (like this, you can find it in the painting section of hardware stores).
I wanted the runner to resemble a football field so I created yard lines with roll-on White Out and drew the numbers with a white chalk marker.
I've been into brass and bronze for a long time. I actually prefer a bronzed metal over colorful beads. However, lately I've tried to interject more interesting beads and I'm starting to love fancy beads that are made from natural materials but have vibrant colors.
I'm lucky to have a crafty family because it's so much fun when we get together. I only wish I was closer to my sister so we could craft all the time! At Christmas, she had a great idea to redo these $1 store necklaces. I mean, the necklaces are fine by themselves but we wanted to spice them up a little.
I resolved to get more organized this year. I'm not going to call it an official New Year's resolution (because that feels too serious and full of pressure) but it's just a general goal.
I'm starting with my craft room closet, for obvious reasons. I mean, when I saw this photo, I wondered how I lived with this craziness for so long! This section of the closet holds a lot of party supplies so I really need to be able to easily see what I have so I don't duplicate purchases. This is why I was pumped to be approached by Rubbermaid (via TapInfluence) to try out their new Rubbermaid All Access™ line.
Although Valentine's Day has never been my favorite holiday, it is nice to acknowledge how much you appreciate your loved ones. My parents always gave us kids little gifts and my girlfriends and I sometimes exchanged cards and gifts. That's what I like about the holiday - those little gestures of friendship and affection!
Once I get my hot glue gun out, I can't stop gluing stuff together. My hot glue gun obsession is fairly new. I always thought of it as my grandmother's crafting tool because I feel like she had a glue gun in her hand 50% of the time I was around her as a kid. I guess that's part of the reason I used to avoid the glue gun - it felt old school. But the glue gun is so fun! You can affix just about anything to just about anything (really descriptive, huh?).
JoAnns has these flowers that are made out of a lightweight foam (I think). It's pretty cool, better than the traditional silky fabric. I used two of the foam leaves to create a heart shape and glued that to the bottom of a paper scrapbooking embellishment. I topped it off by glue the flower to the top of the paper lace-design. Wouldn't this be a cute gift topper or brooch?