• DIY Tips and Tricks,  Farmhouse Decor,  Uncategorized

    DIY Puffy Paint Hack and Inspiration!

    Hi everybody! Recently I did a super cute LIVE craft of my MERRY Gingerbread people. In that LIVE, I showed how to make DIY Puffy Paint, which was wonderful for that craft but also is very versatile and can be used for many different things! This blog is going to teach you all how to make that DIY puffy paint, and also give some photo inspiration of a few ways I have used it. The materials list is super short and sweet, another great thing about this DIY! What you’ll need…. any flour you may have, 1/4 of a cup shaving cream, 3/4 of a cup school glue, 1/4 of…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks,  Home Decor

    Hosting a Craft Night – Why I love a good craft night!

    Our worlds all keep us so busy nowadays it is important to carve out time for others, doing things we love and that make us happy! Using our own hobbies to connect with others with the same hobby is so important, whether that connection be in person, or virtual. When I do craft nights, I like to encourage my guests to invite others so we can all meet new people and build new friendships! Crafting is my therapy and my way to connect with my family and friends, and with all of you! Craft nights are always so much fun, and I am going to give y’all some tips to…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks,  Kids Crafting,  Uncategorized

    Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint – An easy way to create beautiful sidewalk chalk art!

    This is a fun and easy twist on traditional sidewalk chalk. This technique gives you a more vibrant look then just traditional sidewalk chalk alone. If you already have chalk, you will have everything else you need at home as well. This post will include referral links to aid you in find the items similar to what I used. What you will need for this fun activity. Chalk, sidewalk chalk or regular chalk Shaving tool, cheese grater, lemon zester or butter knife Water Cup or bowl Paper plate or piece of paper Foam paint brush The first thing you will do is shave your chalk, you can use a butter…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks,  Kristy's Friday Favorites

    Friday Favorite – Cutting Tool

    Each week on Friday I will share one of my favorite things! It might be a tool I use regularly, a crafting material, a home decor item, it could really be anything! However it will always be something that I have used, love and truly recommend. This post contains referral links so you can get all the details and pricing of items I’m featuring. This weeks Friday Favorite is a cutting took that I use ALL THE TIME! I really don’t thing I could live without them at this point… This weeks Friday Favorite is a good pair of side cutters. they are often called wire cutters or snips. I…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks,  Kristy's Friday Favorites

    Friday Favorites!

    Each week on Friday I will share one of my favorite things! It might be a tool I use regularly, a crafting material, a home decor item, it could really be anything! However it will always be something that I have used, love and truly recommend. This post contains referral links so you can get all the details and pricing of items I’m featuring. This weeks favorite item is one you’ve seen me use many times. It can be used in many, many ways! I’ve used it in bows, made wreaths, used is as accents in my DIY’s, the possibilities are endless! This Fridays favorite is a Wired Artificial Ivy…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks,  Farmhouse Decor

    Easy Farmhouse Painting – My new favorite painting technique!

    I am so in love with this painting technique! It is seriously my new favorite way to get that perfect chipped farmhouse look!! I saw another crafter doing it and totally had to try it myself! I did in in a live video for the first time, then played around with it after and think I worked out all the kinks! The bottom of this post will include referral links to help you find the exact supplies I used. What you will need for this painting technique. Stain or watered down brown paint White chalk paint Vaseline Rag Sanding block Any wood shape or object The first thing you will…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks

    Quick Tip for Painting Wood Beads – A less messy way to get perfectly painted wood beads!

    Do you ever feel like painting wood beads is a pain in the backside? Do you end up with a hot mess of paint all over your fingers and finger prints all over your beads? I used to be the same way! In this crafting tip tutorial I’ll show you a way to paint your beads without becoming a hot mess! What you’ll need for this tutorial. BBQ skewer Wood beads Hot glue and glue sticks Paint Paint brush The first think you will do is slide your wood beads onto a BBQ skewer. You can find these at Dollar Tree or any grocery store. Space your wood beads out…

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    Dollar Tree Flowers… Yay or Nay?

    I’m not typically a big fan of artificial flowers in general, but access to fresh flowers for every craft simply isn’t realistic, especially when you live in Michigan and our flower season is short. I knew I needed some flowers for some upcoming craft projects so I headed to Dollar Tree to see what was available. In this blog post I will share some of the ones I was quite impressed with. The first one to catch my eye was the Lavender. They had such a soft realistic look. The flower buds were full and came in three different color choices. They had them in dark purple, light purple and…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks,  Uncategorized

    DIY Tassel Hack – Simple hack to give you a nice rounded top to your tassels!

    If your like me and LOVE tassels, you will LOVE this crafting hack! A viewer suggested to me that I add a ball of paper to my tassels to give them a nice rounded top. My paper balls were less then impressive. This got me thinking to what else would work for this. I found a hack that works perfectly! In this tutorial I will go through all the steps to making a tassel along with my new favorite hack! You can use yarn, ribbon, twine or something similar, but I will be using yarn for this tutorial. To start you tassel you will first loop your yarn back and…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks

    Faux Galvanized Metal Cutouts

    I am obsessed with anything galvanized metal! I love everything about it. The problem is I can’t always find it in the shapes or sizes I need. When working on a project I wanted a couple galvanized metal starts and didn’t have any! Running to the store wasn’t an option, so I got to thinking what else I could use to give me the same look? I came up with this fun, easy, inexpensive alternative! Don’t forget to watch the one minute video tutorial at the bottom of this post! Here is what you will need. Natural brown card stock FolkArt acrylic paint, 506 Silver Anniversary (previously called Metallic Silver…