Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monogram Wall Art


I am a hopeless dog lover.  For this reason, I let my dog get on and off the bed all the time and we even play on the bed.  Although this is fun and adorable, it isn't great for comforters.  So, I had to buy a new comforter.  I found a great comforter, but then my Large Initial Canvases didn't match!  I love those, but they were a lot of work.  I wanted easy but personal above the bed art.  I found linen canvases at Micheal's and felt inspired!  The linen is so pretty; I wanted it to speak for itself, so with a little paint I had perfect bed art!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Stencils


I had a project I wanted to do (Monogram Wall Art) that required large stencils.  I went to my local Micheal's and they didn't have any large ones.  I looked online and found large stencils but only in that stencil font.  Since necessity is the mother of invention, I set out to make my own stencils.  The best part is, you can make them in any size or font you want!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fixing a Fallen Hem


Not too long ago, I had a no good, horrible, very bad day.  I should have moved to Australia.  It all started out when I stepped out of my car at work and heard some small pops.  I quickly realized that my hem at completely fallen.  Luckily, I keep safety pins in my desk drawer and pinned my hem up for the rest of the day.  Thankfully, fixing a fallen hem is super easy.  Don't give the garment away or drive to the alterations place and pay money to have the hem fixed.  Follow this easy tutorial and you can fix any fallen hem.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chalkboard Picture Frame Hanger


Picture frames are great for displaying pictures on your walls.  However, getting them level and in the right place can be hard.  Then a few months later, I want to change the picture in the frame making me find the hook and level all over again.  After Christmas, I didn't want to take my Chalkboard Stocking Wall Hanger down because it fit just perfectly in that place on my wall.  So, I set out to find a way to repurpose it for year round usage.  Using it to hang picture frames during the year was the perfect solution!  Picture frames are easy to re-hang every time I want to change the pictures, and I can easily change the message about the pictures depending on the season (or my mood!)  It looks great and gives me one less thing to put up and down during Christmas this year.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Get Rid of Clothes You Don't Wear


I try and reuse and repurpose as many items as I can before I throw them away.  That's where my Wire Shelving Shelf Liner came in.  I can come up with crafts that would use lots of useless junk, but I always have to ask myself if I'm ever ACTUALLY going to do that project...The answer is usually no.  Clothes are one of the hardest for me.  I keep telling myself that I'll wear it next year or that I can use the fabric in a craft project and save myself some money.  Neither of those two things usually happen.  Since I like shopping (a lot), I have to get rid of clothes because my closet space is maxed out as is.  So, I wanted to share my solutions with you for only keeping the clothes you wear and getting rid of the ones you don't (and hopefully make a little money in the process).