Easy Way To Hang Temporary Decorations (Even Curtains!)

Easy Way To Hang Temporary Decorations (Even Curtains!)

This is a tip that makes holiday decorating a lot more fun…don’t nail or tape decorations to your walls, use these temporary hangers instead! I had a baby shower recently for my Sister-In-Law and made TONS of decorations. We transformed the whole downstairs into baby party central! I used 3M Damage Free Hangers, Hooks, and Strips to hang just about everything…tissue paper flowers, banners, and even a curtain rod to hang a curtain behind the…

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How to make shabby chic ruffle curtains with a sheet!

  Picture this: a warm and breezy day, you lazing around in bed with the windows open enjoying some much needed quiet time. And little bits of pretty sunlight peeking through your gloriously shabby chic curtains…heaven! I’ve seen these curtains in stores and they can be expensive, but with a little know how (and definitely some patience with sewing ruffles) you can make your own DIY ruffled curtains that look just like they came from…

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How to make a felt pennant

How to make a felt pennant

I have of two boys. And in my experience, boys are…well…selective when it comes to making crafts with Mom. Sometimes however, we hit a home run and find a craft they are psyched about! This afternoon we made these no-sew felt pennant banners for their rooms and the kids had a ball! Here is how you can make a fabric pennant banner with your kids.   What you’ll need: hot glue or “instant stitch” type…

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DIY Room Divider Tutorial

DIY Room Divider Tutorial

Sometimes, I like to imagine myself in a dramatic scene from a black and white movie…”Dahling, would you be a dear and fetch me my dressing gown…” If there is one thing I have learned from old movies, it is that every glamorous lady needs a folding screen for her boudoir.

Folding screens are fantastic for adding a pop of color and pattern to any room. They make great room dividers or clever junk hiders. While in my film-fueled fantasies they are made of satin and are strewn with long gloves and floor-length, feather-hemmed nighties, the reality is folding screens can be wonderfully functional and modern if you make them yourself.

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Upholstery Made Easy

Once your fabric is traced and cut, you can begin stapling. Make sure you have placed your foam as you want it in the center of the board. You will want the pieces in this order: 1. Fabric face down on the table, 2. foam, 3. board. You will be stapling from the top. Always a good idea to make sure you work on a surface you don’t mind getting “antiqued” – I have stapled into my table inadvertently more times than I would like to admit!

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Creating A Creative Space

Creating A Creative Space

Don’t wait on your dreams just because you are lacking square footage! An inspiring space for crafts doesn’t need to have it’s own room. Sometimes just setting up an area to be creative is as simple as setting up a desk with smart storage (and plugging in your headphones or earplugs if you have boisterous, energetic kids like I do!) Here are some ways to maximize space and create a craft area with style that inspires you!

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Making it Modern: Slipcovers and Pillows

The artwork and accessories she sells in her store are unique and exploding with story… like things you’d discover traveling the world. The furniture was also amazing. As I explored the textures, fabrics I got a sense for what makes these pieces feel so much more luxurious than the pillows and slipcovers I make at home.
These pieces seem to take notes from fashion…particularly from the world of high-end denim. If you have ever seen the painstaking careful “destruction and deconstruction” that happens with every pair of expensive jeans you know what I’m talking about. The fabric is wrinkled and pressed with a blazing hot iron, worn with sandpaper, ripped, torn, and otherwise abused to look like it has been around forever. I wondered, how can I use these methods to make my home sewing projects look more like these gorgeous things? Let’s talk about how to use these principles to make home made pillow covers that have high end style.

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