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Fun! Make the perfect pop-up pillow fort

Fun! Make the perfect pop-up pillow fort

Little kids love to find little spaces where they can get some quiet time. Maybe it is just something about being so small in such a big world…it is nice to have a small space they are completely in control of. Might be a little […]

41 AMAZING DIY Chandelier Tutorials

41 AMAZING DIY Chandelier Tutorials

A chandelier can make a room. No wonder home decor stores charge so much for them! Check out this amazing DIY chandelier ideas, tutorials, and makeovers. These are just GORGEOUS! Seriously…you won’t believe they are homemade! DIY Bent Arm Chandelier, with a Vintage touch  This […]

Trend Alert: Stretched Denim Canvas

Trend Alert: Stretched Denim Canvas

Denim is trending again! That means all kinds of new ways to work with it. Check out this very cool pre-stretched denim canvas. You can find these in the craft store or make your own with an old pair of jeans! For mixed media and […]

Not Your Mama’s Podge

Not Your Mama’s Podge

Did you know these existed? You know about Mod Podge, of course, but they have come up with all kinds of new formulas that make this product even MORE awesome! Meet the glow-in-the-dark, dishwasher-safe, and outdoor Mod Podge! I was at Micheals today and picked […]

7 Life Changing Things You Can Learn Today

7 Life Changing Things You Can Learn Today

(*This post contains sponsored links that help support this site. All opinions are 100% my own.*) Haven’t you always wanted to learn the basics on one of these skills but never seem to have the time? For a limited time, Craftsy is letting you download […]

Unbelievable Black Friday Deal – Craftsy Classes

Unbelievable Black Friday Deal – Craftsy Classes

I had planned to remain pretty quiet today…There is SO much noise from retailers on Black Friday that I didn’t want to add to the frenzy unless I had something unbelievably good to share. And then THIS showed up on my phone.     Um…HELLO!! […]

When You Were Eight

When You Were Eight

If you have spent time with me in person, you have probably heard me ask you a silly question.   What did you spend your free time doing when you were eight? (Or nine, ten, or eleven…)   Did you go deep into the woods […]

Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

Remember my first appearance on My Carolina Today last year? I had the BEST time showing the hosts how to get creative with their holiday hoodies. We pulled out all the stops: we had glitter, stencils, sequins, puffy paint, feathers and bells, but best of […]

It’s Puffy Paint Pam!

Puffy Paint Pam is a fictional character created by Alexa Westerfield, a.k.a Swell Designer. Puffy Paint Pam likes puffy paint and cats!

Are You “Not Crafty?”

Are You “Not Crafty?”

When I meet people and tell them that I run a crafts blog, they often say, “Ooh! I love crafts!” followed by a surprisingly common statement. “Oh, but I am NOT crafty! I’m SOOOO jealous of all those creative people who can put things together…I just […]