Thursday, May 5, 2016

3 Step DIY: Tea Box


Hello Everyone!

If you follow me on Twitter, then you may remember that I posted a tweet last month about making a Mother's Day project involving tea. If you do remember that post, then you may be wondering what happen between that tweet and now. Well, I ordered my supplies and (of course) they came in later than what I had anticipated (#lifeofacrafter). 

So today, I finally have your Mother's Day tea inspired project! 

Today's project is actually a double whammy because its a 3 Step DIY and a Mother's Day gift. The project itself is a tea box that reads '' When in Doubt Make Tea''. I actually saw this phrase on a home decor project at Meijer and absolutely loved it! However, I thought the phrase would be much cuter on a tea box for a Mother's Day gift instead. 

Which brings us to you reading this DIY post now! 

So, if you want to learn how to make your own tea box for Mother's Day, then keep reading below! 

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Supplies
Wooden Box
Wooden Letters
Wooden Shapes
2 Colors of Paint
Foam Brush
Toothpicks
E6000 Glue 


Step 1: Take two different paint colors and paint your box inside and out. You will want to paint the lid one color and the actual box another color, so they are contrasting with each other. Once your box has been painted, set it aside to dry. 


Step 2: Grab your wooden letters and shapes. Then paint them in the same color that you chose for the bottom portion of your box. Once they are all painted, set them aside to dry. 


Step 3: Lay out your phrase and individual wooden shapes. Then play around with the look until you have a layout that suits you. When you are happy with the layout, glue down each wooden piece (using your E6000 glue and toothpicks) into place. Once all your pieces are glued down, set the whole box aside to dry. 

When your box is completely dry, you're ready to fill it up with tea goodies! 



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Wasn't that simple to make?

For my tea box, I decided to go with a red and white theme because those are the colors of my mom's kitchen. So that may be something that you might want to keep in mind if you're making this for your mom as well. 

If you are giving this tea box to your mom as a gift, don't forget to fill it up with extra tea goodies! This could be tea bags, tea ''accessories'' (like tea infusers, tea towels, etc), a gift card (to her favorite breakfast place), or even tea K-Cups. 

Also, if your mom is not a tea drinker, you could always change the word ''tea'' to ''coffee''. 

So what do you think? Do you like this tea box idea? 

xo Katie 

p.s Even though this is a ''Mother's Day gift'', you could totally make it for any occasion! 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fifth Year Of Blogging!


Hello Everyone!

A few days ago I was trying to plan this week's blog posts and something seemed a bit off. Every time I looked at my calendar, I felt like there was something that I should be remembering. Then all at once it hit me, my blogging anniversary was this week!

You think I would remember a thing like that, but I looked at last year's blog posts and saw that I didn't even write anything for that day (lol)!

To be honest, I don't write that much here on the blog about myself anymore because I want this to be a place that is happy, creative and (more importantly) about you finding your own creativity. With that being said, I hope that my personality does come out a bit through my projects and writings!

Blogging in general as become a big part of my life! Its has allowed me to work throughout college without being stressed out about finding a ''real job'' (whatever that is) and it as allowed me to share my creativity. I also have met some amazing people through blogging and have encountered some wonderful opportunities! I'm just so thankful that I found a community of people who are crazy about crafting and DIYing as much as I am!!

So from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for all your love and support! Every little like, tweet, share or comment, truly makes my day and is just plain AWESOME!

Thanks again and I hope to knock your socks off with some awesome projects and content this year! ;)

xo Katie

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How To Embellish Your Denim on Seams and Scissors


Hello Everyone!

Today I just wanted to pop in and say that I have a new DIY post up on Seams and Scissors! The DIY post that is up on their site is called ''How To Embellish Your Denim''!

Now remember how on Monday, I mentioned that I wanted to craft outside my comfort zone? Well, you can't get more outside your comfort zone then with DIY shorts that have lamas on them (lol)!

How this whole thing came about, was that Seams and Scissors brought up the idea (to me) about creating a DIY that involved decorating denim shorts. Personally, I haven't done that many ''fashion'' DIYs on the blog, so I thought why not!

In the tutorial, I show you how you can take fabric and embroidery thread to embellish different parts of your denim shorts. I also show you (in the tutorial) how you can distress your denim shorts by just using a craft knife and razor.

However, if were being honest, the best part is the lama fabric!

If want to learn how to embellish your denim shorts, then stop by Seams and Scissors and check it out.

You can see the full tutorial here!

xo Katie

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