Thanks to my mom, I've always had a crafty bone, and every once and awhile I get the itch to create something. I have yarn stashed around the house and am always in the middle of a few projects at any given time. Pinterest makes this much worse, as I always find such great DIY crafts! My problem is that I usually don't have the materials or equipment needed to properly craft! That usually involves a couple hundred dollar trip to Michael's and no where to store all of my crafting supplies after I've been crafty. Then I discovered Whimseybox. (more…)
DIY Colored Bobby Pins – Perfect for Holiday Up-Do’s!
Have you tried to look for blonde bobby pins recently? The last few times I went to Target in search for the mini bobby pins, all I could find were the brunette version. I'm sure I'm not the only blonde who wears bobby pins, so where are they? I figured there had to be a better solution, so when I was shopping in Target last, the fingernail polish caught my eye and the crafty side of my brain lit up with ideas. I quickly grabbed 4 colors and a top coat, a bunch of bobby pins and hurried home to start crafting. (more…)
DIY – Ugly Sweater Skirt for an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
This weekend we were invited to an Ugly Sweater Christmas party. It's been years since I attended one, and neither Jon or I had anything to wear. I went to Target, Kmart and Walmart hoping to stumble upon a great sweater to wear, but had no such luck. Of course I found some online, but it was too late to order. Finally I saw a great idea online: a sweater skirt! While I may be crafty, I am certainly not one that can use a sewing machine, which made this particular DIY skirt that much better. A Tree Skirt! Worn as an actual skirt! Brilliant! So my ...
Great Housewarming or Hosting Gift – DIY – How to Make Garbage Disposal Refreshers
I can't tell you how many times I've come home from a long weekend trip, only to open the door and smell something rotten coming from my kitchen. I make it a point to clean my kitchen before leaving on long trips now, but sometimes there is just one thing I forget to do: run the garbage disposal. That smell really is the worst. My mom has recently gotten hooked on Pinterest and started getting crafty. Instead of just following the directions on the pins, she will make it her own and make it better and easier (something I clearly learned from her). Her most recent discovery ...
How to Make a Festive, Yarn Covered LED Branch Display
I spent this weekend at my parents house for Thanksgiving and my mom has been getting crafty recently! She showed me this cool, holiday display she made that I just had to share. She started with these LED branches from Illuminated Garden: They look great, but the dark brown just didn't quite go with her decor, so she gathered up some scraps from her yarn collection: and wrapped the brand turning it into this! I just had to share this little bit of DIY creativity from my mom, Lisa.
DIY Ombre Infinity Scarf Pattern
I've been knitting for probably close to 10 years now, but I just can't bring myself to knit in the summer. This past week has been an exception. Last week, after looking at Pinterest, I had the urge to get crafty, so I dug through my closet until I found all of my yarn/half finished products. I also seem to have a problem finishing these projects. Oops! (more…)
Crafty Sunday Afternoon
While my dad and I were at the Flobots.org Bowling Ball on Saturday night, my mom stayed home to watch my brother's puppy, Drake. She stumbled across Bakerella, who recently wrote a book about her famous cake pops. My mom decided that we would attempt to make our own on Sunday, they looked so yummy and easy to make! The directions seemed simple enough; first you have to bake a cake. Then crumble it up and mix it with frosting (the get your hands dirty part): After that you have to make them into small balls, which is a lot harder than it sounds. We also made ours WAY ...