paper wine charms

Wandering around Michael's I found packages of these earring hoops and realized they look just like the ones used for charms I once had for my wine glasses. You know, the ones that everyone gave as housewarming gifts years ago with little beads on them. I was never a fan of the look but I used them because admittedly, wine glasses are hard to keep track of when you've been drinking ;) Problem solved - I could make ones that would be more our style. Paper would be the easiest option since I have … [Read more...]

brought to you by the letter m

Pinterest is causing my list of projects to get longer and longer each day. I wouldn't have it any other way though...it is lots of fun. I pinned this image awhile back and decided to tackle it this weekend. The great thing about Pinterest is the ability to go back to the original source of the link, in this case, I'll Get You My Pretties.Original Tutorial - From My PrettiesI raided the hubby's tool box and lucky for him, there wasn't a wide selection of washers.  I picked up a few packs of … [Read more...]

the little things

Sometimes life gets too crazy for the big projects around the house that are left to be done and I can't commit the time to work on a full scale craft projects. When that happens, I try to keep busy with the little things. It makes me feel like I'm actually accomplishing something even if I only have 5 minutes here and there. Last week was finals weeks for me in grad school so everything else took a back seat. When I needed a sanity break from studying I worked on a few of these to keep me … [Read more...]

stars and stripes

One of my friends fell in love with this Fourth of July wreath and was inspired to make one for the upcoming holiday. She thinks she is not crafty and asked me to help her make it. I said sure, let's try it! That was until I realized how many stars I needed to cut out to make this wreath. I love her but not that much. Tutorial to this beautiful wreathAs I thought up of alternatives, I found inspiration from my last wreath and decided a yarn wreath would be a good solution. Instead of trying to … [Read more...]

all you need is love

I'm a huge Beatles fan and fell instantly in love with this image when I saw it on Pinterest a few weeks ago. What a simple way to honor one of my favorite bands and a great song. After a bit of research and a little shopping trip for some supplies I devised a way to make my own version. Unfortunately the image was not linked to the original source.My supply list included a small canvas, computer print out, acrylic gel medium and a variety of acrylic paint colors.  I painted the canvas a solid … [Read more...]