Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques | 10 vibrant tie dye shirt patterns

Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques | 10 vibrant tie dye shirt patterns

Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques | 10 vibrant tie dye patterns #michaelsmakers Whether you have been tie dying for decades or are trying it for the first time, the whole tie dye experience is one crafting activity that never gets old. This year I'm thrilled to team up with Michaels and ILoveToCreate to celebrate another National Tie Dye Day! I'm over at The Glue String sharing some Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques, along with a few of my favorite tie-dye tips and tricks. The step by step instructions for these 10 Tie Dye T-Shirt Continue reading

Tie Dye Folding Techniques | 16 vibrant tie dye patterns #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Folding Techniques | 16 vibrant tie dye patterns #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Folding Techniques | 16 vibrant tie dye patterns #tiedyeyoursummer #michaelsmakers |Although tie dye has been around for ages, it is one crafting trend that will never get old. Creating the colorful deigns and unique patterns is much easier than you think and a perfect activity that can be enjoyed by all. While there really are no rules when it comes to tie dying, I have found a few tips and tricks along the way, that produce some fantastic results. Last week I shared our Tie Dye Party set up and I'm back today with some simple Tie Continue reading

Pet Place Mats | non slip feeding mats for pet bowls

Pet Place Mats | non slip feeding mats for pet bowls

Pet Place Mats - non slip feeding mats for pet bowls | This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. If you follow along on Instagram you may have caught a glimpse of our new little buddy. It's been at least eight years since we have had a little puppy and the past couple of weeks we have quickly been relearning the puppy ways of life. Among many other things we are working on Scout's eating etiquette. What started off as a cute, amusing routine to watch, has quickly become a not so fun wet, mushy mess to clean up. To Continue reading

Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | Each holiday season, I always like to pre-make a few gifts and have them on hand for those unexpected occasions. I love passing on (and receiving) gifts that keep on giving and I don't think you can go wrong with paperwhites this time of year. They are incredibly easy to care for and once they bloom, the flowers will last throughout the holidays and beyond.  In the past I have put together Paperwhite Growing Kit Gifts which gives the recipient all the necessary materials to plant the bulbs - even including the pot to Continue reading

Plaid Fabric Wreath | how to make a rag wreath

Plaid Fabric Wreath | how to make a rag wreath

Plaid Fabric Wreath - How to Make a Rag Wreath | If you are looking for an incredibly easy handmade wreath for the holidays - this rag wreath would be the answer. It can be made with any color or patterned fabric to coordinate with your holiday decor and requires just a few simple supplies to create ... (no crafting experience necessary). I'm a little obsessed with plaid and think it's a perfect fit for the Christmas season - so I made mine with an inexpensive cotton homespun. Are you ready to see just how easy it is to make this Continue reading

Fabric Covered Cooler | custom monogrammed drink cooler

Fabric Covered Cooler | custom monogrammed drink cooler

This time of year we rarely leave the house without a cooler in hand. Between the fun festivities, summer socials and adventurous excursions icy cold beverages are a definite necessity - especially with the little guy in tow. Instead of settling for one of the typical red or blue deals - I decided to spice it up and create my own custom fabric covered cooler to carry around this season. The possibilities are endless to customize your own fabric covered cooler and best of all it doesn't require any precise crafting skills. Materials Continue reading

No-Sew Scented Sachets | quick & easy homemade gifts

No-Sew Scented Sachets | quick & easy homemade gifts

This weekend my niece and I made some quick and easy, no-sew scented sachets. My niece is a huge gift giver and when she comes to visit, one of biggest things on her agenda is crafting. Every handmade project she completes is specifically assigned to make someone special on her list smile. Since she has quite a large heart and the list sometimes seems never-ending - quick and easy craft projects keeps us both busy and entertained. Before starting our craft endeavors this week we spent some time checking out a few samples from the new 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

No Sew Hanging Pennant Banner | Playroom Felt Bunting

No Sew Hanging Pennant Banner | Playroom Felt Bunting

I can honestly say I don't think I have done this many consecutive posts that contain so much color. If there ever was a lack of bright colorful hues around here - I sure am making up for it in CJ's sensory playroom. The white walls in this space work perfectly with the radiant furnishings, however, once everything was in place the ceiling was looking a little bland. I figured the easiest way to add a touch of color was a hanging pennant banner - plus they just scream playful fun, right? I have made a few hanging banners in the past Continue reading

How to Make a No Sew Kitchen Towel Apron: A Simple Baking & Crafting Apron for Kids

How to Make a No Sew Kitchen Towel Apron: A Simple Baking & Crafting Apron for Kids

The past couple of years I never thought about having aprons for the kiddies until we actually sat down to start decorating our gingerbread houses for the holiday. This year I was determined to have them ready to go as they were the first thing I actually wrote on the party list. This simple no sew apron design is made from a kitchen towel and some clothesline. They take less than ten minutes to put together and cost just $3 an apron to make. It's definitely one of those projects I can't believe I put off for so long. These are not Continue reading