Thursday, February 4, 2016

DIY Pom-Pom Heart Pillow on Seams and Scissors

Hello Everyone! 

As some of you may know, I contribute sewing DIYs to an awesome website called Seams and Scissors! Well, this month I contributed a fun Pom-Pom Heart Pillow DIY (try saying that five times fast) for Valentine's Day! 

This pillow is super easy to make and requires 0 crafty skills! In the tutorial, I will show you how to make the pillow from scratch and show you how to create the pom-pom heart.

Doesn't that sound like fun?

If want to learn how to make your own Pom-Pom Heart Pillow, then stop on by Seams and Scissors and check it out. 

You can see the full tutorial here!

 xo Katie

Monday, February 1, 2016

DIY: Calendar Paper Mache Heart Boxes

Hello Everyone!

I promised you a Valentine's Day DIY and here it is! 

Today I'm going to be showing you how to make these super cute Calendar Paper Mache Heart Boxes! If your looking at this DIY and thinking it kind of looks similar to another DIY you've seen, then your absolutely right! I got my inspiration to make these calendar heart boxes from my 3 Step DIY: Calendar Coasters

In that DIY, I talked about my love of Audrey Hepburn and my love of recycling calendars. Since you really can't get more romantic than Audrey Hepburn, I thought I could reuse some pictures from that same calendar for a Valentin's Day project. 

Now, you obviously don't have to use a picture of Audrey Hepburn. You could use any calendar you have on hand, old cards or even photos from Instrgram (that would  be really cute)! 

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Small Calender
Small Heart Shaped Paper- Mache Boxes
Mod Podge
Foam Brushes
Glitter (not pictured) 

Step 1: Tear out the pages from your calendar that you want to use. Then cut them down to the size of your heart lid and glue them into place using Mod Podge. You will want to be generous with your Mod Podge covering both the back of your calendar photo and the top of the photo to really seal it onto the heart's lid.

When your calender photo is all glue down, set your heart lid aside to dry.

Step 2: Paint your heart lid and box inside out. You could use one color for the entire box or two (one for the outside and one for the inside) like I did. 

Once you're happy with how your heart boxes look, set them aside to dry. 

Step 3: Grab your Mod Podge and apply a layer around the lid of your heart box. Then sprinkle glitter on top to cover the Mod Podge. Once your happy with the look, set your box aside to dry. When your box is dry, go back and add another coat of Mod Podge to really seal in the glitter. 

When your heart boxes are completely dry, your ready to display them!

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These heart boxes would make great little gifts! Just fill them up with candy and start giving them to all your friends!

What are your thoughts? Do you like these little Calendar Heart Boxes?

xo Katie

Friday, January 29, 2016

20 Items To Save For Future Craft Projects + Project Links!

Hello Everyone!

If you've been wondering where I have been, I just have one word for you... school (insert sad face).

School started back up for me on Monday and is going to be a bit more work than what I had hoped. Well, lets be honest, when is school not about constantly working. Aside from that little fact, you may see blog posts (like this one) published at random times until I get my new school routine down. I promise, I will work out a better schedule!

With that update out of the way, today's blog post is one that will bring out your inner recycler!

You know that I'm all about reusing and repurposing items to not only save money, but to create more unique projects. Today I thought it would be fun to come up with list of items, that you should save for those future craft projects!

Almost all of these items, you have probably had around your house at some point and time. Also, most of them are really easy to save (or take little effort to clean/save) and can be used in a multitude of projects.

Speaking of projects, I included links beside each item so you could see how that item can be turned into an amazing craft! Some of the links lead to blog posts and some to Youtube videos.

So look at the list, check out the links, then start looking around your house for these items!

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1. Candle Jars (DIY Candle Jar Organizer & Ideas to Upcycle Bath & Body Works Jars)

2. Broken Jewelry (DIY Upcycled Jewelry 3D Home Decor Letters)

3. Doilies (Organize Your Space with DIY Dyes Doily Bowls)

4. Fabric Scraps (Fabric Scrap Bow Jar DIYEasy Valentines Day Card)

5. Ribbon Scraps (Scrap Ribbon House Sign DIY , Ribbon Rhinestone Cuff Tutorial)

6. Plastic Animals (Plastic Animal Lamp, DIY Plastic Animal Ornaments, DIY Colorful Bag Charms)

7. Calendars (3 Step DIY: Calendar Coasters, Calendar Gift Bag DIY)

8. Crayons (Paint Pen Crayon Frame DIY, DIY Rainbow Crayon Candle)

9. Coloring Book Pages (Color Book Wall Art

10. Jewelry Chain Scraps (3 Step DIY: Chained Vase, Bits of Chain Candle Jar DIY)

11. Paper Plates (Paper Plate Chalkboard Wall DIY)

12. Mint Tins (Recycled Mini Chalkboard)

13. Magazines (How To: Recycled Magazine Bracelet DIY, Party Balls DIY)

14. Mason / Jam Jars (2016 Memory Jar, How to: Painted Mason Jar Scented Candles)

15. Cookie Tins (DIY Piggy Bank made from a Pirouline Tin)

16. Tea Cups or Coffee Cups (Recycle Those Old Coffee Mugs into Planters, 1 Minute DIY | Cute & Easy Tea Cup Candles)

17. T-Shirts (DIY T-Shirt Dusting Mitt Tutorial, How to Turn a Souvenir T-Shirt Into a Pillow)

18. Candy Wrappers (Recycled Candy Pencil Case)

19. Wrapping Paper (What To Do With Leftover Wrapping Paper, New Uses For Wrapping Paper)

20. Popsicles Sticks (DIY Popsicle Stick Starburst Mirror)

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Well folks, there you have it! I could have easily turn this is list into 35 or 50 items, but I thought we should start small (lol)! If you would like to see another post like this, leave a comment below.

So what items do you recommend be saved for future craft projects?

xo Katie 


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