Category Archives: DIY

Stacked Valentine’s Bunting

Stacked Valentine's Bunting -- DIY Decoration

Stacked Valentine's Bunting -- DIY Decoration

Normally when I make bunting to hang up, I get lazy and I only create one design. But, honestly, decorations always look better when strategically stacked or accessorized properly. So for this Valentine’s Day, I put in the time and created three different hanging decorations and stacked them all together.

Cutting felt circles for hanging Valentine's Day decor

Wrapped Storage Boxes

Wrapped storage boxes -- a simple DIY with added metal bookplate

Wrapped storage boxes -- a simple DIY with added metal bookplate

I have been on a huge organization kick recently. I have so much stuff, especially when it comes to crafting supplies, and not everything has a clear home. That, of course, leads to a mess and to frustration when I can’t find what I’m looking for. Especially with a new shared home office in the works, I’ve been planning new storage and starting to organize things. I was all set to buy some of those cute white boxes for some of my greeting card and stationary pieces when I realized I could make storage boxes myself and save some money.

DIY Travel Ornament in Embroidery Hoop

DIY Travel country ornament

DIY Travel country ornament

I love to travel, but it can get expensive and excessive to buy souvenirs. Instead, we prefer to collect photos and memories of our vacations. During one of our first mini trips together, we bought a Christmas ornament, and we’ve made it a tradition to buy ornaments that will help us remember each destination. In 2014 we visited both Italy and Mexico (!), but we didn’t buy any ornaments while away. Instead, I’ve opted to make my own embroidery hoop ornament to remember our honeymoon trip to Italy.

Materials for sewing an embroidety hoop ornament

Gold Leaf Gift Tags & Wrapping

Gold leaf gift tags and wrapping -- a DIY project

Gold leaf gift tags and wrapping -- a DIY project

Since I so enjoyed the gold confetti dot tags I made, I thought of another fun flair to add to other tags and presents– gold leaf. Gold leaf is just so fancy and glamorous, and it makes everything feel special. Of course I wanted to add that touch to my holiday gifts.

Cutting paper circles for gift tags

Mini Wedding Cake Replica Ornament

DIY wedding cake replica ornament -- making a mini cake out of Sculpey

DIY wedding cake replica ornament -- making a mini cake out of Sculpey

Sometime during the haze surrounding wedding planning, I came across a woman who would re-create a miniature of your wedding cake, which you could use as an ornament or other decorative item. They are so cute, and a perfect way to keep a memory of something that doesn’t last (even though we have some of our wedding cake still frozen in the freezer—maybe I can convince George to eat it for our 6 month anniversary). However, this very talented woman is charging hundreds of dollars for her work. She was amazing, but I don’t have that kind of cash to spend. Plus, our cake was so super simple, it didn’t seem worth it. So I decided to give it a go myself.