DIY Sea Glass Personalized Candle Jars |#michaelsmakers

DIY Sea Glass Personalized Candle Jars |#michaelsmakers

DIY Sea Glass Personalized Candle Jars | #michaelsmakers Candles are one of my all time favorite, year-round decorating accessories. From coffee tables to countertops, the invigorating seasonal scents and stylish containers can instantly add personality to any space in your home. Each season we see current trends influence everything, from home decor to fashion - and with the maker movement hotter than ever, DIY projects are no different. This month Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers Team to take some of the hottest current concepts Continue reading

Make Easy Soy Wax Candles | diy personalized candle holders

Make Easy Soy Wax Candles | diy personalized candle holders

Make Easy Soy Wax Candles | diy personalized candle holders #michaelsmakers Candles are one of my most favorite decorating accessories.  They are such an easy way to personalize your space - from the stylish containers to the amazing scents. And lets not forget the dramatic impact of being surrounded by the warm, cozy ambiance. I keep a candle in almost every room of my home. Making your own candles is such a rewarding process - especially when you get to create your own scent and container combinations. It has been a couple of years since Continue reading

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders - #michaelsmakers | September is finally here and we are highly anticipating the arrival of fall. We have a few festivities lined up the next couple of months so I'm anxious to get a jump start on our fall decor. It will be a few more weeks before the pumpkins are ready to be harvested at our local roadside stand, so I made a trip to Michaels Pumpkin Patch for some early picking. This year I decided to turn our pumpkins into some Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders as part of the Michaels Makers September Continue reading

Custom Photo Candle Holders | diy packing tape transfers #michaelsmakers

Custom Photo Candle Holders | diy packing tape transfers #michaelsmakers

Custom Photo Candle Holders - DIY packing tape transfers #michaelsmakers | Hello August! I'm pretty excited as the girls and I were able to get together over the weekend and begin the month with an impromptu crafting night. I love the thrill of learning new art & craft techniques. Even more so when I have the opportunity to pass along the information to others. This new technique is not only incredibly easy, but pretty genius - to say the least. It requires just a few inexpensive supplies and left all of our heads spinning with a variety Continue reading

Painted Rope Bowls | #michaelsmakers

Painted Rope Bowls | #michaelsmakers

Painted Rope Bowls - #michaelsmakers | This time of year I start to get a little anxious waiting for spring. I can't wait to get back outside, especially in the garden, and see some green. While we still have a little over a month to go, indoor plants are my sanity. I can never have enough. Along with succulents, air plants are another go-to when I'm in need of a little green. Air plants are incredibly easy to grow and so easy to care for - they do not even need any soil to thrive! These unique plants look great tucked pretty much anywhere, Continue reading

DIY Marquee Letters | #hsmarqueelove kits

DIY Marquee Letters | #hsmarqueelove kits

DIY Marquee Letters - #hsmarqueelove kits | Marquee letters are one of my very favorite trends right now. The eye-catching bright lights and custom messages just scream fun. I love the idea of using them for party decor and have been looking for ways to create a set of letters to use when we entertain.  A set of letters that can be used over and over, for any occasion, to simply let our guests know where the drinks are! I've seen countless ways to make marquee letters on your own, however the new Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Collection is a Continue reading

Build a Toy Storage Bin | toy emporium diy play food organizer #targettoys

Build a Toy Storage Bin | toy emporium diy play food organizer #targettoys

Build a Toy Storage Bin | Toy Emporium DIY Play Food Organizer #TargetToys| This shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and it's advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. Over the past seven years our little guy has had the opportunity to work with some pretty amazing therapists. While they all have taught us many great things as a family - one of the most important concepts we learned early on was valuable benefits of play. From the beginning, I modeled all of our toy selections after the very same educational toys they Continue reading

Cork Wrapped Candle Holders | natural glass hurricane centerpieces #michaelsmakers

Cork Wrapped Candle Holders | natural glass hurricane centerpieces #michaelsmakers

Cork Wrapped Candle Holders - natural glass hurricane centerpieces #michaelsmakers | I have a huge love for glass hurricanes. I pick them up every chance I get and I just can't seem to collect enough of them. They are so versatile and perfect for adding a touch of candlelight anywhere, indoors or outdoors. I am always looking for new ways to dress the glass up and today I have an incredibly easy update to share - that requires absolutely no crafting skills at all. The idea for these cork wrapped candle holders was inspired by a new line of Continue reading

Summer Fun List | framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers

Summer Fun List | framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers

Summer Fun List - framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers | We have been counting down the days to summer and are pretty excited to celebrate the official first day next weekend. Each summer we have lots of fun things we would like to try and fit in our schedule  - some simple treasures, a couple favorite traditions, a few actual trips and a whole lot of everyday fun. I fancied up our Summer Fun List a bit - instead of just penciling in the activities on our calendar. The project was inspired by my first monthly challenge with the Continue reading

How to Make a No Sew Fixed Roman Shade with Valance

How to Make a No Sew Fixed Roman Shade with Valance

Fixed Roman Shade ~ I have been pondering window treatments for CJ's sensory playroom before we even had the foam flooring installed. Since our little guy deals with light sensitivity issues we put up some blackout shades early on - and since they have done their job so well - the actual treatments, of course, were long forgotten about and moved to the back burner. While I really liked the function of the blackout shades, the look has always just seemed unfinished to me. It could have been the white walls - the exposed window frames - or Continue reading