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Happy Holidays friends! Have you ever wondered how much three French hens actually cost? This is PNC’s 35th year calculating the cost of purchasing the gifts in the holiday classic “The 12 days of Christmas,” through the PNC Christmas Price Index ®.

Today I will show you how to make a DIY version of the third day’s gift of three French Hens. This craft will roughly cost you $45.

I was so excited when I also found out I was doing the 3rd day of the 12 Days of Christmas, Three French Hens. If you know me then you know I love my dog Ceaux Ceaux (who has her own blog) and I was ready to make her look like a “French” Hen, haha!

Who’s ready to get started, because I am! You will love this DIY project!

Supplies for FIRST step:
*Red Berete Hat
*Scissors
*Faux Moss
*Glue Gun
*Red Thin Ribbon
*Faux Tiny Birds
*Faux Tiny Bird Nest
*Mini Eggs I made it a point to use the darker birds because they look a little more like a French Hen. 

Step one: Fill your bird nest with your moss, tiny eggs and birds. You can easily do this with the help of your handy hot glue gun. If your kids are helping please assist them with this step!

Step two: Cut a piece of red ribbon (very long piece) and lay it on top of the red berete hat. Next you will add a lot of hot glue to the bottom of the birds’ nest then immediately place the nest on top of the hat, on top of the string.

Let it dry all the way, now your string is secure under the nest. I also added tiny scarves on the birds using the red string. How cute are they!

Supplies for SECOND step:
*Printout of Black Mustache
*Scissors
*Black Fabric
Step one: Cut out your paper mustache and then use it as a template for your black fabric. I had intentions of placing the mustache where is belongs on her face but there was NO way, she kept licking it off as I think most animals would. So just place it above her mouth. It’s still super cute! I used double stick tape for this step. 

Supplies for THIRED step:
*Bags of Different Colored Feathers
*Fuzzy Dog Shirt
*Hot Glue Gun Step one: Start at the very top and add a little dot of hot glue to the tip of a feather then place on the shirt. Continue the whole top layer. When moving onto the next color just lift the first layer up and add second layer under first one.  Repeat until the entire back of costume is filled with feathers. I did do research to find out the actual colors of most french hens and I think I pulled off the colors well! The feathers are so light that you can’t really tell a difference in weight when you are all done.

Can we just all stop for a moment and look at this. How cute is Ceaux Ceaux (CO-CO.) 

Remember that red string we glued under the birds’ nest? Leave it long is because we will use that to tie under her neck. This will really secure the beret. Don’t forget to situate it to the side a little, just like they do in France. 

Don’t forget to add a red scarf around your animals neck! We have to really dig into our “French” side, haha! FYI, yes she is literally sleeping in this picture. She loves sitting for photo shoots believe it or not.

I hope you enjoyed this project! Happy Holidays and huge hugs from my computer to yours!!!

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Happy Holidays friends! I am so excited to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas this year for PNC. The PNC Price Index ® is a really cool way to see the price of my project from the actual 12 Days of Christmas song.

This is PNC’s 35th year calculating the cost of purchasing the gifts in the holiday classic “The 12 days of Christmas.”

I was stoked when I found out I was doing the 1st day of the 12 Days of Christmas, A Partridge in a Pear Tree. This year I will show you how to make a DIY version of the gift. This craft will roughly cost you $30. Who’s ready to get started, because I am! You will love this DIY project! 

Supplies for FIRST step:
*Terra Cotta Pot
*Scissors
*Mod Podge
*Craft Brush
*Scrapbook paper that looks like woodgrain Make sure you get enough sheets to cover all of your pots if you intend on doing more than one pot. I like to do more than one because it looks better in a group plus you never know when a friend will come over and you might want to send them home with “Partridge in a Pear Tree.” Step One: Get a damp cloth and wipe down the entire surface of your terra cotta pots. Did I mention how affordable these pots are? Terra Cotta pots are the best pots to craft with because of this!  Step Two: Cut pieces of your woodgrain paper longways to ensure one strip fits completely vertically. We want this to look as real as possible in the end. Lay down a whole sheet and cut long strips while leaving them in the correct order. Apply them in the order you cut them so once they are all on, everything will line up properly!  Step Three: Apply a coat of Mod Podge onto one strip of your terra cotta pot. Make sure your strip is ready to place on the pot because we don’t want this to dry.  Step Four: Once you place your strip on the pot, apply more Mod Podge on top of the strip. Initially it looks white but once it dries it will be clear. Use your finger to rub in the Mod Podge and push down any cracks or pieces of paper that’s not flat.  Step Five: Continue until your entire pot is covered. Just a quick tip, if your strips of paper aren’t lining up 100% perfectly don’t stress about this ok…I promise it will look fabulous once it’s completely dry! 

How amazing are these woodgrain pots! I am still in awe at how beautiful they came out. Such a quick and affordable way to dress up a plain pot, right!  I didn’t add paper to the inside of the pots because it will be filled with paper.  Supplies for second step:
*Brown Craft Paper
*Stapler
*Clear Tape
*Stapler (Optional) Step One: Cut long pieces of the brown craft paper so we can have a stack ready to roll. Don’t worry if the strips are too long we can always cut them when we are done.
Step Two: Carefully twist the paper using both hands. Don’t be too rough during this step because you will tear the paper. For the main branch (that goes in the middle) I twisted one piece and continued adding more strips around it till the width and thickness was where I wanted it. 

It’s important to get that first piece really strong since we will be adding other branches, leaves, pears and moss to them.

Step Three: Make sure to roll multiple sizes of branches.  Step Four: Grab your big branch and tape it down to the inside of the pot. I added a few pieces of tape to just make sure it was really secure. Continue doing this with as many branches as you want.  This is what it will look like when you tape them down inside the pot. Keep in mind we will be filling the negative (empty) space with crunched up craft paper so that will also keep your branches secure. You can also use a stapler or clear tape to add branches onto other branches. It will all be covered in the end!
Step Five: Start crumbling paper and filling it inside the pot. Also, notice that I used some clear tape to bunch up the base of all my branches so it looks like one massive tree on the bottom. 

Wow y’all! It’s starting to come together!

Supplies for third step:
*Different shades of green craft paper (Make sure to get the paper that has    texture/lines on them)
*Different shades of green ink pads
*Hot glue gun
*Scissors (Kids can use kid friendly scissors)
*Faux Moss Step One: I actually eyeballed cutting out my leaves because I knew in the end once I bent them up with my hands they would look like different shapes.

This is a great step to have your kids do! Put a good movie on and let them cut leaves for days, haha!  Step Two: Make sure to grab some craft paper that is pre-printed with leaves like this because they will be nice to add in random spots to add some texture!  Let’s just take a second to look at how beautiful these ink pads are.
Step Three: Add multiple shades of ink onto your leaves to make them look realistic. P.S. Make sure you cut all different sizes in different shades of colors.

For the pears I eyeballed cutting one out until I was happy with it then I just used that one as my template to cut around to make the rest of them.  Make sure you use a bright green paper for the pears, we want to make sure they stand out against the other green shades. I love how they look a little real, at least from one angle!

Bend the edges with your hands over and over until they are not flat anymore.  You will do the same thing for the leaves. I found pinching one end of the leaves inward then folding the other end backwards, made them look extremely real.  I am super happy with the way the different leaves and pears came out! Make sure you cut MORE leaves than you think you will need because you will need a lot! It’s always better to have more than less, plus a real pear tree has lot’s of leaves!  Step Four: Grab your glue gun and start gluing a pear on one of the branches then adding leaves around the tops of them. If your kids are helping, make sure to monitor this step. Kids can use glue for this step. 

Step Five: Add faux moss to our gaps and holes. Since we are making a real tree, we want to add ton’s of texture to it. Cover the spots of tape with moss! You can’t go wrong with this step, just be careful with the hot glue!

Supplies for fourth step:
*Colorful pack of craft paper
*Scissors
*Hot Glue Gun
*Print out of a Partridge Step one: Print out a picture from the internet of a Partridge just to use as reference.  Step two: Take your print out and trace it onto a dark brown piece of craft paper.
Step three: Using the print out as reference, start cutting all the shades you see out of your stack of craft paper and hot glue them down onto your brown cutout. 

Now it’s time to add that Partridge in our Pear tree! How fantastic is this tree!

I had to add a few real pears to bring to life the “Pear Tree.” Plus you will have a snack to eat after you are finished with these trees.  Notice how I added the stamped pears along with plain ones next to each other to accentuate the different shades that pears actually go through while blooming.
I think my favorite thing about this project is that adults can have fun doing this as well as kids. It’s the perfect “family” project that you can put out on display throughout the holiday season. 

I hope you enjoyed this project! Happy Holidays and huge hugs from my computer to yours!!!

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The Simple Secret to a Decorating Your Front Door! 

Hey Friends, Happy Thursday. I have sorta been “MIA” for a few weeks and I have a perfectly good reason! LIFE! Yes that is exactly what is going down… It’s funny how one thing happens in your life then next thing you know something else happens and then you are a month absent on your blog, SMH!

Today’s roundup is full of happy and fun doormats that are all done by someone but made easy because they are ready for you to purchase them! Sure you can make all of these if you really wanted but somedays it is just easier to click “BUY”, can I get an amen! So let’s get started because you need to get one of these rad mats for your front door!

Don’t forget to write in the comment section which one is your favorite one, I might be doing a GIVEAWAY!

Let’s GO!

Where To Find The Cutest Doormats

“Home AF” Doormat (via Shop Josie B)

“Hey there Pumpkin” Doormat (via OlivePaperCompany)

“Gangta’s Paradise” Doormat (via foxandcloverboutique)

“Hit me baby one more time” Doormat (via foxandcloverboutique)

“Come back when you have Tacos & Booze” Doormat (via foxandcloverboutique)

“Home Sweet Home” Doormat (viaTarget)

“Home” Doormat (viaTarget)

“Hippies use the Front Door” Doormat (via NickelDesignsShop)

“Namate” Doormat (via NickelDesignsShop)

“Welcome Bitches” Doormat (viaToniAnnsBellaArte)

“Hi Honey” Doormat (via BoxwoodCo)

“Yay You’re Home” Doormat (via BoxwoodCo)

“Mr & Mrs” Doormat (via BoxwoodCo)

“This is our Happy Place” Doormat (viaToniAnnsBellaArte)

“Stop and smell the Rose’” Doormat (via BeThereInFive)

“I like you very much’” Doormat (via NickelDesignsShop)

“Adventure is Out There’” Doormat (via WineWhiskersBowtique)

“Welcome to our Jungalow” Doormat (via BoxwoodCo)

“Hakuna Ma’Vodka” Doormat (via MiciStore)

“We like Big Mutts and we cannot lie” Doormat (via ToniAnnsBellaArte)

“Nice Underwear” Doormat (via MiciStore)

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The Simple Secret to decorating a small mantle! 

With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be a great time to show you some of the new home decor items available at Michaels.  I love decorating with bright whimsical colors and as you can see I went with just that this year!  I will show you how to decorate a tiny mantle, let’s go!

Santa’s MAKEshop is now open at Michaels!  From holiday décor to trimmings for your tree, you can find everything you need to make your holiday magical! 

If you are wondering this is the first year I opted out of doing the Dream Tree Challenge for Michaels and I can’t lie it feels a little strange. Instead I wanted to showcase items that you can use in your personal space that still give off the magic of Christmas. Go all out this holiday season with a Winter Wonderland Tree, a Southern Belle Tree or a Pastel Tree. 

You can always add DIY glittered candles to your decor to ass some pizazz. If you have left over candles you can turn them into this!

If you are interested in purchasing all of the items I used in my post online just click here and you can shop away in the comfort of your home!

This year I was really impressed with Michaels! The vintage items in the Jingle Jolly section blew me out of the water. The vintage home and car with the presents melted my heart. Typically I try to purge Christmas items however I will be keeping these for the long haul. 

Still not sure what theme you want to do this season, here are a few Christmas ornament ideas that might inspire you. 

Michaels has quite a few themes this season for you to choose from. They have Alpine Décor,Jingle Jolly WayFrosted ForestCostal Décor (limited stores and online) and Boho Décor (limited stores and online).

How cute are these miniature lights on the front of the vintage house. These bring me back instantly to my childhood for some odd reason. 

Very seldom I want to keep up garlands all year round but I can promise you that these felt ones will stay up all year. 

If buying garlands is out of your price point here is an easy way to make your own using cotton balls

Nothing feels more like Christmas than Vintage ornaments however check out these Ice Cream Cone Ornaments that I created a few years back.  You can’t go wrong with beautiful sequined ornaments either.  Can you believe I still have these.  See I don’t purge as well as I would like to think, haha! 

I have a good quantity of real glass vintage ornaments from my Pop Stew that I cherish every holiday season.  It never fails they always make it into my decor each year.  The “faux” vintage ornaments are not made of glass but in person they look like they are.  The plastic ones are great since I don’t have to worry about them breaking!

Something that would look great on your mini mantle besides this cute car is DIY bottle brush trees and I have the perfect tutorial on how to dye them any color you want.  Can’t you just see this car in your head rolling down the streets in New York city? 

Sadness overcomes me knowing that I will be taking all this down for another Christmas post.  Don’t fret I will merge it all together. There is no way I will opt out of these decorations this season!

Every season I put up banners and I fell in love with this MERRY one.

Impressed is what I am with the quality of them which means I can re-use them each year. 

Stay tuned this week I will be showing you how I made my faux stacked wood!

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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The Simple Secret to using Popsicle Sticks! 

Today is the day that we all learn what to do with those left over popsicle sticks!  Wait, does anyone even eat popsicles anymore? When I was little I would rush to get to the wooden taste of the stick!  The craft stores fixed our problems by selling these sticks in packs I will tell ya! I am excited to team up with Kwik Stix for this project and show you how to brighten up your personal space with good ole popsicle sticks. 

♥ This is a sponsored post.  All ideas and beliefs are based completely off of my personal opinion and I only post products on my blog that I stand behind. 

You will  need: High Temperature Glue Gun * Glass Candle Holders * Candles * Craft Sticks * Kwik Stix from the Pencil Group 

Tired of the endless mess of painting?  Fear not! Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint sticks take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun!  Simply uncap, twist, and paint! Kwik Stix have a fast drying formula that allow them to dry in 90 seconds ( YES 90 SECONDS ) while still leaving a paint-like finish! You can also purchase these from your local Michaels stores or click here to purchase. 

No cups, smocks, water or brushes required. Kwik Stix come in assorted vibrant colors with coverage that won’t crack.  Great on poster paper, cardboard, wood and canvas and much more!

Let’s just all take a moment and stare at this beautiful hot pink paint stick!  I literally opened it and thought about using it as lip stick!  You can’t lie- you thought the same thing as me! 

Step one:  Paint one side of your popsicle stick with the color of your choice.

I wanted to have a fun theme and a more elegant theme so pull up your britches because it’s gonna be a fun ride with me today!

I was quite surprised to see this product in action and I literally mean this!  At first the paint appears wet but then within seconds it starts to dry.  It’s the most fascinating product that I have used in a while. 

The colors literally come alive once you apply it, which had me thinking.  Why didn’t anyone ever make colored popsicle sticks?  Just a thought… 

I asked myself what kind of picket fence would I would want around my house and if you know me then you know I would pull for ” Team Rainbow” but some days I wake up and feel like Cher and my inner sophisticated side comes out, which leaves us with a black picket fence. 

The black popsicle sticks kinda remind me of the Nightmare before Christmas.  Personally I would keep these candle holders up all year long and decorate around them!  Can I get an AMEN! My imagination is screaming like a kid on Christmas morning thinking about all the things I can create with these paint sticks. 

Clean your glass candle holders with cleaner before glueing the popsicles to them. The glass needs to be really clean otherwise the sticks won’t stick properly. 

Once you are ready get your glue gun and start glueing them on one by one.  If small kids are doing this project, now is the time I would suggest having an adult help out. We don’t want to burn those little fingers.  Let your kids color the sticks- trust me they will love it!!!!

I made two passes with my glue gun to make sure there was enough glue on them. 

Make sure to press firmly on each stick right after you place it on the candle holder. 

I am really in love with these Tempera Paint sticks.  They are perfect for people on the go since they dry so quickly, this means no mess for the parents to clean up after! 

Not sure what to do when you are busy cooking, cleaning and working? Throw some popsicle sticks on the table with these paint sticks and you won’t hear a word for hours.  Seriously how do I know this? it happened to me, I found myself so zoned into painting them that I didn’t realize I painted much more than I actually needed! 

How beautiful are these picket fence candle holders! 

Just close your eyes and imagine yourself snuggled up on the couch watching your favorite movie with these just glowing away, pure happiness. 

Fill these containers up with candy and treat your guests to a warm surprise. 

You are welcome, I just made life amazing for you! 

The ideas are endless with these tempera sticks!  I can’t wait to try them on paper! 

 

I feel like these belong on the set of a whimsical movie with lightning bugs flying around.  Did I mention you could put these on your desk with pencils and pens in them.  You can put so many different things in them just use your imagination. 

Check out all of the Kwik Stix colors. You can purchase from The Pencil Grip

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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The Simple Secret to Hand Painted Journals!

Happy Summertime y’all! Can’t believe it’s almost time for school to start! Is it just me or do you all feel like this summer has flew by like a bird chasing a worm, haha! Doesn’t the early bird get the worm?! I remember as a kid being so excited to start a new school year. Me and my mom would go to the local store and check everyday for the supply list to come out. Was I the only one excited about this little sheet of paper?

Now let’s fast forward a little because back when I was a little.  Lisa Frank was in style, you know the “good ole days”… These day’s things just feel so generic and don’t get me wrong I love basic colors and styles however this day and age DIY is the way to go… There is nothing more meaningful than creating something yourself and sporting your own unique style.

Today I will show you an easy way to turn a basic journal into a work of ART ♥  

Blank Canvas Notebook | Tulip Fabric Markers | Painters Tape

You can order all of these products from Michaels by clicking on the links above! If you know anything about what I love then you already know how much I LOVE Tulip fabric markers. You can use these on so many different products and create amazing designs. Check out other things I created HERE. Let’s also talk about how wonderful the color selection is! I mean, there is like four different shades of each color! Swoon 101!

Step One: Make sure your canvas journal is completely clean then use the painters tape to create your design. I am sticking to geometric designs for this post. Sometimes less chaos is better believe it or not!

Step Two: Get the fabric marker color you want and go to town! I am doing lines for all of my journals because I think it’s very modern, clean and crisp. I love that these would also look amazing on your dining room table stacked with other books. 

Step Three: Admire what you just created! Insert huge laugh right about now!

Step Four: After letting your markers dry into the canvas for about 10-15 minutes gently peel off your tape. If you are using painters tape it will peel off really easy! What are you left with? Well, beautiful crisp lines that will make your heart pound for days!

The great thing about this project is you can give a journal with a pack of fabric markers to someone as a gift and they can create something special that they will remember forever. 

I am repeating the same steps but doing a different design! What’s great is you can even overlay designs with the tape. It’s the best project to show off your creativity. 

I am totally digging all of these wonderful colors! For me when I see bright colors it just instantly makes me feel better inside and I am sure it will do the same for you! 

There are so many different things you can do with a blank canvas… If you want you can write your favorite quote on it or you can freehand a special drawing, the possibilities are endless!

I even used some very thin tape to get a different look. Mix and match with thin tape and thick tape it’s all up to you!

If you notice below I drew lines completely over the tape to create one long line only because I know when I remove the tape I will have a white line where my tape is. 

Don’t forget to mix and match your colors because they blend really nicely together. 

When I tell you pulling this tape off in the end is my favorite part… It’s like heaven to my fingers. Not even joking!

 l like to use black as a accent color! It just adds a little BANG to the colors. 

With over 800 new styles of craft paint, Michaels has more paints for more surfaces! Check out some of their new finishes including ultra-metallic & watercolor and get started on your next DIY!

Remember my Fairy Gardens I made? Click HERE to see them, trust me you don’t want to miss them! I have these babies all over my house and they just bring me so much peace and happiness. 

I hope you enjoyed this project because I sure had fun making it! Sheesh I already gave away two of my journals… Wonder what I should do with the last one! Maybe I will keep it for myself!  Hugs from my computer to yours, I LOVE YOU!

Looking for even more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ DIY projects!

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The Simple Secret to making faux flowers come to life! 

Today I will show you how to DIY with Faux Flowers. Whether you’re looking for fun décor, bright blooms, or cute party supplies, Michaels has everything you need to MAKE summer fun! If you follow me on any of my social media outlets you will notice that I take lot’s of flower pictures. I don’t know but I just get some kinda joy when I see something beautiful blooming strangely out of the ground. 

This month’s Michaels Makers challenge is completely based around faux (fake) flowers. Now I know what you are thinking… I am “so” not a fake flower person because I was saying the same thing until I had the chance to gawk over the realistic flowers at Michaels. I also grabbed a few items from the store as well to make my flowers feel at home. You won’t believe the awesome items for Summer decor that are in the stores now. Who’s ready to check it all out! 

Now before we begin I want to tell you that one thing I love about faux flowers is if you can purchase some that look really real then you can spread them out all over your space and things will look fresh as all get out all year long. Don’t worry that is what I plan on doing with mine! Yes I purchased this cute blue and white vase at Michaels a well!

Summer is right around the corner and let’s face it we all travel a lot which means if you have real flowers out then most likely they will be dead and gone when you get home. One good thing about these faux tulips is they will live forever, hehe… alongside these beautiful wild flowers. Are you also digging this stellar vase as well! Between me and you blue and white goes with any decor so get out and grab you some!

I love these end tables Michaels is carrying, which come in a ton of colors. The orange just stuck out to me so I had to have it, plus I love the pattern. Way to go Michaels.

The great thing about wild flower bouquets is you can snip off a few of the flowers and add them to little vases for a modern look. Small vases look great around bathtubs, kitchen sinks and in bathrooms. 

If you are smart you are already in your car driving to Michaels! Listen you have to grab these flowers before they run out. Also, they have a large variety of string lights which look good around anything. I won’t lie, as soon as I took these pictures I strung these lights over my bed… SWOON!

Are you drooling over these delicate pink flowers yet? 
Remember this project I did last month for Michaels? If you have not seen it  you must check it out, it might give you some more faux inspiration.  I hope you enjoyed learning a few simple ways to incorporate faux flowers into your life. Make sure to follow my on my social media outlets to see all the fun and creative things I am doing!

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Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ summer fun project ideas.

See you in the next post!

The Simple Secret to making a Fairy Garden! 

Happy almost Spring you guys!!! Can you believe it’s almost that time of the year already! I know personally living in the South I look forward to Spring and Summer because all of our trees get green and our grass grows way too much but anyways, let’s just say I am super stoked to see beautiful greenery. 

When I was little girl I used to love little containers that I could fill all my goodies with.  Especially ones with glass where i could see strait through them. Let’s get started so I can show you how to make  cute fairy garden. Let’s get started!
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First thing you will need is this container which I purchased at Michaels craft store. I love how shabby chic it looks!  wooden fairy garden

Now if you are anything like me then you can think of a billion things you could put in this container. Fun collectibles or trinkets! Click below to get a great deal on one. 

Purchase this planter for a great price here!

fake moss projects

Next thing you will need to make your garden is moss. Above are two types that I like to use in my fairy houses. 

Purchase your square Moss sheets and Moss Rocks at a great price right now!  planting box

I am in love with the pointed peak at the top of this one. It kind of reminds me of an old little Southern  church.  diy green house

First thing we will do is add a layer off faux moss onto the bottom of the house.  fake moss

Take the full sheet, fold it in half then cut down he middle with scissors. You can get all of these items from Michaels and you can order this moss from the link above.  how to make a fairy garden

One cut you can place half of the sheet of moss at the bottom of the house. Keep in mind you will have the other half to use for another project. I love laying out this flat sheet of moss and putting little collectibles on them for my friends and family to see.  wax plants

Michaels has a huge selection of Pre-Made Succulent in Wood Slice By Ashland, Click here to get these at a great sale price available now! I personally love these because they NEVER die! (hehe)

wax plant projects

Michaels has a huge selection to choose from and with Bohemian projects trending like crazy right now I think these are a must to put all over your house! summer projects

Look how cute these are. They come in a class container and it literally looks like it has real dirt in them.  outdoor projects

You can also get these little wooden boxes to place them in if you want them to look a little more elegant. These would be great for weddings!
wax plant diy projects

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I just had to get this fox to add in my little container. She’s cute isn’t she! Order one today by clicking on the link below. 
fox ideas

Purchase cute fox for a great price here! kid projects

Once you are ready you can start putting all of your faux wax succulent plants in your house. You could also use real dirt and real flowers if you don’t want to use the faux succulents.  green house ideas

I love these moss rocks. You can add these anywhere they will bring a little life inside any room in your house or outside.  moss rocks

diy summer crafts

diy projects

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Today I will show you how to make this rad Rainbow Ombre Tie Dyed Bag! I don’t know about you but I feel like my soul never left the 80’s and with that being said it’s clear that I still love anything Tie Dye! Seriously, my boho hippie soul would rock this to just about anything. Now if rainbow isn’t for you no worries because you can still follow my steps but do which ever colors that fit your fancy pants! Who’s ready to go back to Woodstock, I know I am!

Let’s get started!

how to tie dye a bag rainbow ombre Summer is always an exciting time of year especially when you can express your personality with your backpack. Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye can make this happen in a matter of minutes. I always have a hard time choosing the colors I want to use so in today’s post we will use the 3 primary colors. You can never go wrong with these colors because you can create so many shades with them.

Red + Blue = Purple
Yellow + Red = Orange
Blue + Yellow = Green

MATERIALS:
Plain Canvas Bag
One Step Spray Dye Kit

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When you open your kit it comes with everything you need. Bottles that are pre-filled with dye powder, rubber bands, plastic gloves and a project guide. How freaking cool is that. It’s like a one stop shop!
how to paint a bag I love how each bottle’s spray top matches the color that is inside. This makes it easy when storing.
easy kid projects The first thing you will do is fill the bottle with water all the way to the black line. Make sure to use warm water when filling your bottle.  DSC_0313 I am leaving my bag dry when applying the spray dye. Some instructions will tell you to wet your fabric before applying dye but for this project we are going to leave it dry. Start from the bottom and use the darkest color and gradually go up with red in the middle then yellow along the top.
spray dye projects After you apply these three colors let it sit for about 2 minutes.

Grab your yellow and spray on top of the red dye, it will start turning orange.

Apply blue on top of the red and you will see it change to purple.

Add yellow on top of the blue and you will see green come through.

!!!How fun is this so far! I want to do this to everything I own now! I think bed sheets would be amazing! Also, you can continue to spray over and over on top of each color until you get the shades you are happy with.
spray tie dye
Are you drooling yet over this Rainbow Ombre Tie Dyed Bag!!!! how to tie dye a bag Let it sit over night to dry and this is what it will look like! Notice I even dyed the string straps! I always hand wash and let hang dry when I am completely done.

I am absolutely in love with this project. It’s fun, easy and kids or adults will love doing it! bohemian diy bag Have a great SUMMER and don’t forget to show your personality in everything you do, because there is only one you!

Sending ton’s of Tie-Dye LOVE your way!
xoxo Jade

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Happy New Year! This is officially my 1st post of 2016 and this will be my year to organize my life and hopefully everyone else’s, haha! Michaels has the perfect items to choose from to help your life stay organized and that is the hard part! This #MichaelsMakers challenge really put me in the perfect mood to get a few new items for my studio and I can’t wait to show you what I decided to get!

Inspired to organize your own space? Start the year off right! Michaels has tons of products and storage supplies that can be used to decorate and inspire creativity in any room of your house or office.

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I especially love this time of the year. It is the perfect time for us to do a fresh cleansing of our spaces we spend a lot of time in plus it’s aways fun to get new things to help us organize our chaos! Remember last year when I showed you my WHOLE studio and how I stay organized?

organize your craft room

I was stoked when I found out about the new line of organizational products from Michaels! Cre8ted spaces has bright and whimsical products that will freshen up any space you are in! Did I mention that this line is now 50% off right now!!!! I literally started screaming inside when I saw this cute teal cart and I knew I just had to have it!

I just loved the idea of having a mobile cart of art supplies to bring back and forth from one room to another!

For starters why not clean out those cardboard boxes filled with tubes of paint and throw them in these cute green boxes. I can’t even express how much I love this color, it totally fits my personality.  easy organization tips Now I love having ton’s of containers for pens, pencils and paint brushes. I bought about 6 of these cute patterned ones and scattered them all over my studio.
how to organize pens

Why not clean out your bathroom and place those items you use daily in cute containers or baskets so they actually look nice sitting out!

basket organization

Honestly I could go on for days because you can literally organize every single corner of your life with these containers. I did however run across this Christmas tray at Michaels for 65% off!! It has a sweater pattern on the top and I will keep this out all year long. I love using twine for all of my project pictures so I figured this would be the best way to display them.

twine projects

I also bought these containers to store different brands of products in. I love staying this organized! STORE-PAINT-IN-A-CRAFT-SPACE

This cart holds all of the things I use daily and I love it. I think I might just have to get a cart for my house as well.  organize paint

how to organize washi tape

How nice is this basket for paints! You will never have a problem looking for that perfect color.  basket organization tips

craft tray

happy crafting

Michaels just launched a new line of storage and organization product called Cre8ted Spaces available in stores now and it has tons of different colors, bins and office supplies – with more than 300 new items in 4 coordinating colors, you have to check it out!


I hope you enjoyed this post and until the next one, HUGS!!! XOXO, Jade

If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun storage projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 makers’ ideas on The Glue String for tips on designing, organizing and decorating their favorite places!

 


HO HO HO it’s all about DIY Hand Painted Mugs today! It’s a cold night in Louisiana and I am typing this while watching the Kardashians and eating Taco Bell. I know you are all wishing you were in my shoes, NOT! I have a few things on my mind tonight. For starters I would like to meet the person who invented these new “star beam” lights that place little dots all over your entire house! Let’s face it who has time to put thousands of real lights all over their house? Not me! Although I will admit that all year long I have sugar plum visions of my house decorated like the ones in the mushy Hallmark movies.

I guess I should keep those visions in my head because I can execute them much better there, haha! OH, my good friend Aunt Peaches just did something incredible and I am so jelly but I will start manifesting us doing it together next year, check it out here! You will FLIP OUT!

Also incase you didn’t know I added some charm in my house this year with a RED Christmas Tree. I know…a RED ONE! You won’t believe how gorg it it y’all check it out here and see exactly what I am raving about! Also, is there such thing as TOO many trees in one’s house? I think I might be a little obsessed because I counted the ones in our dining room and I have 5. Yes they vary in size but still, who has that many trees in ONE room? I also have 3 in the kitchen, one in the living room and one in our main bathroom. I am sure you are all shaking your heads huh…

Let’s all make hot cocoa and drink out of cute mugs, especially the one I am showing you how to make today!
DIY Hand Painted Mugs

We are making some cute painted mugs using minimal products, literally. You all know I work for I Love to Create and all I will say is these markers have to be my favorite thing in the world lately. They are bright and fun so if you think this will be a boring roller coaster ride you are sadly mistaken.

You will need: Painted by Me Markers & Painted by Me Mugs (Bird Mugs)  diy mugs

Now rest assured, these markers are made so anyone can use them. You remember those paint pens that you would SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE and press the tip down on paper until the paint would slowly trickle down! These pens work the same way, but better! Hope you enjoy this project.  HOW TO PAINT ON MUGS

It’s really that simple. The reason why I love this project is because anyone can do it. Seriously you could have a paint party and it would be so much fun. Plus your mugs will be personal and every time you look at them you will have happy thoughts!


FYI: WHEN YOU ARE DONE PAINTING YOUR MUG YOU HAVE TO DO THIS….
*Place mug in a cold oven.
*Turn your oven to 350.
*Bake for 45 minutes.
*When timer goes off, leave the mug in the oven to cool off with the oven.


That it is! Now your mug is safe to handle, wash, put in the dishwasher or throw at someone… HAHA, don’t do that we wouldn’t want to ruin the mug for anything stupid!
CHICK MUG

These mugs I used today have a little bird on the handle and I love it. It’s like a thumb rest, seriously. Plus you can decorate the bird however you want.  homemade mug

painted mugs

These pom pom’s have absolutely NOTHING to do with this post but why not. Look how beautiful they are! My friend Alexa Westerfield sent me these! colored pom poms

polka dot mugs DIY Hand Painted Mugs are fun for the whole family so get everyone involved. Plus it’s nice to see your personal mugs in the cabinet when you grab one!
rainbow mug

Happy Holiday’s Y’all! Hope you eat too much candy and drink a lot because I will!!! See you in the next post… XOXO Jade

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