DIY Halloween: Emoji Costume

It’s October! That means it is time to plan Halloween costumes if you haven’t already. This Emoji Halloween costume is one of my all-time favorites for a few reasons. First, it is both easy to make and inexpensive. Plus, it is suitable for all ages. Kids can wear it to school for their Halloween parade…

My First Paint Nite

For a few years now, I have seen on Facebook and various other social media platforms photos of friends, coworkers and acquaintances standing in a large group holding their newly finished canvases and smiling cheesy for the camera. Paint and sip locations have popped up all around my suburban home so much so that on…

The DIY Bride

It is with great excitement that I am introducing a series of posts about wedding-related crafts. While I have been absent from WordPress for the last 6 weeks, I have been trying new things in the craft room and perfecting details on an assortment of DIY wedding projects that I used for my own wedding…

More Personalization for Pets

A couple months ago, I first experimented with using stencils to create personalized items for my pets, i.e. a custom wooden toy box for my dog, Sandy (which you can read about here). Recently, I purchased a wire and wood basket at Michaels Craft Store to better organize cans of food and containers of treats…

No-Cost DIY Dog Toys

When my significant other and I first adopted our dog, my growing pup would (literally) tear through every new stuffed or squeaky toy in a matter of minutes. So I decided to supplement her toy box with an array of homemade toys that could withstand her tugging and that I wouldn’t feel bad about throwing…

DIY Marble Coasters

Growing up, my mom had a lot of rules about what you could and couldn’t put on wood surfaces. As a child, I didn’t really understand why these were necessary, but when I became an adult with my own furniture that I worked hard to buy, I was glad my mother instilled in me how…

Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Banner

Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day craft? Whether it is a quick and easy project for your kids, students, or just yourself, this Valentine’s Day decor banner is the perfect! Supplies Banner Paper or Pad (Also feel free to cut your own banner pieces from construction or scrapbooking paper) Alphabet Stickers Scissors Tape Ribbon I…

This Week’s Pet Project: Personalized Dog Toy Box

Even though my home needs a lot more work (for example, I have plywood instead of a counter on one side of my kitchen), I am trying not to focus on just the big projects. Therefore, this weekend, I took a trip to Michaels Craft Store to load up on picture frames (on sale, of…

Easy Lettered Frame

Recently my sister adopted her first pet, a rescue puppy. While I bought (and made) all sorts of toys and goodies for the puppy, I wanted to give my sister a “Congratulations” gift as well. So I lettered a picture frame and inserted a photo of her new furry baby. When my fiancé and I…

5-Minute DIY Holiday Wreath

This holiday season I was proud of myself for starting (and finishing) some holiday tasks early, but I was also disappointed for not giving myself as much time as I would have liked to spend on other tasks. One of the projects I waited to complete until the last minute was creating a wreath for…