10 Origami Heart Crafts to Try This Valentine’s Day

February 07, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Valentine's Day, Paper

Did you see my DIY paper heart bouquet yesterday? I had so much fun making it that I decided to round up even more paper heart craft ideas for you to try in time for Valentine’s Day! Once you get the folding technique down, it is so easy to make these sweet little hearts and […]

Simple Origami Heart Flower Bouquet

February 05, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Valentine's Day, Paper

Have you ever made a paper origami heart? It is so simple and downright satisfying once you have the technique down. After a quick YouTube tutorial yesterday, I ended up whipping up 10 of these pretty paper hearts to make a Valentine’s Day bouquet. I love the idea of giving a non-traditional paper flower bouquet […]

DIY Pink Floral Wreath for Valentine’s Day

February 01, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Valentine's Day, Flowers

Want to freshen up your front door in time for Valentine’s Day? This DIY pink floral wreath should do the trick! I had so much fun making this flower wreath because it was so simple to make. I used a combination of artificial rose garlands and painted wood hearts. It matches my pink office walls […]

Top 10 DIY Valentine Box Ideas for School

January 29, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Valentine's Day, Holiday Crafts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I’ve rounded up 10 of the cutest DIY Valentine box ideas I’ve found on the web. I’ve included a few Design Improvised creations as well for a bit of shameless self-promotion! My latest craft is this sparkly flip sequin Valentine box that I recently made for Oriental Trading’s Fun365.com. […]

“100 Days Brighter” DIY Reverse Tie-Dye Shirt

January 25, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Kids Crafts, Fun Activities

I’m back with one more idea for a 100th day of school shirt. This 100 Days Brighter shirt uses a cool reverse tie-dye technique and glow in the dark stars on a black shirt. I’ve partnered with Tulip Color to try out their 2-N-1 Reverse Tie-Dye Kit and Glow-in-the-Dark Fabric Paint for this DIY galaxy shirt, […]

100th Day of School Shirt Idea: 100 Days of Blooming!

January 22, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Kids Crafts, Fun Activities

Do your kids celebrate their 100th day of school? Then this 100th day of school shirt idea may come in handy! I partnered with Aleene’s Glues to create a flower filled shirt with 100 artificial daisies that says “100 Days of Blooming”. 1ooth Day of School 2020 Thanks to Pinterest, elementary children around the world […]

Make the Cutest Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments!

December 22, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Christmas

These mason jar lid wreath ornaments are my final Christmas project of the year! We made these for my recent event at Pottery Barn and they turned out so cute. I love them because you can improvise using whatever craft supplies you have on hand to transform a metal ring into a sweet little wreath […]

Join Me at Pottery Barn Quarry Market TOMORROW!

December 11, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized

I’m so excited to be hosting a holiday meetup at the Pottery Barn Alamo Quarry Market tomorrow night (Dec. 12)! If you are in San Antonio, I would love to see you there. Pop in anytime between 7pm – 9pm for some holiday crafting and treats. We’ll be making a pretty ornament that you can […]

Ribbon Christmas Ornaments with Brother P-Touch Embellish Elite

December 10, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Christmas

I love a creative handmade ornament project and these DIY ribbon Christmas ornaments were particularly fun to make because I got to personalize the ribbons! For this project, I partnered with Brother to try out their new P-touch Embellish ELITE Ribbon and Tape Printer. I had never used a label printer before, so I was […]

Cherry Icebox Cookies – a Texas Favorite!

December 09, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Christmas

If you’re a Texan, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the cherry icebox cookies made by Collin Street Bakery. Located on busy Highway 35 near Waco, it is a popular pit stop between the drive from San Antonio to visit family in Dallas. I tried my first cherry icebox cookie thanks to my sister-in-law […]

Giant Wooden Snowflakes with Pom-Poms!

December 03, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Pom-Poms, Paint, Christmas

I had a vision for these giant wooden snowflakes from Oriental Trading the second I saw them. My vision? Pom-poms, of course! I thought a wall of these snowflakes painted in pretty pastel colors and dotted with fluffy pom-poms would make me so happy. It turns out my hunch was correct! This is such a […]

Painted Wood Slice Ornaments with Martha Stewart Stencils

November 25, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Paint, Christmas

I have always wanted to do something with these birch ornaments I’ve seen at the craft store, and I am so excited how these painted wood slice ornaments turned out! I’m partnering with Martha Stewart Crafts® to show how their beautiful stencils and craft paints create amazing results for even the beginning crafter. No painting experience […]

The Easiest Pom-Pom Christmas Wreath

November 22, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Christmas

This pom-pom Christmas wreath may look like it took hours to make, but I used my newest time-saving trick: premade pom-poms from Oriental Trading. These yarn pom-poms have quickly become my favorite new craft supply. They are great quality, come in a variety of bright colors, are only $4.19 for a pack of 42 pom-poms. […]

How to Make a Lighted Christmas Wreath

November 20, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Christmas

I love a good Christmas wreath craft, but a lighted Christmas wreath takes my crafting to a whole other level! It is amazing what the addition of fairy lights can do to the feel of a wreath. Especially during the holidays when that warm glow is so nice to have inside your home. I recently […]

7 DIY Santa Decorations You Can Make

November 18, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Christmas

Here comes Santa Claus…here comes Santa Claus…. right to our dining room! Our home is filled with DIY Santa decorations this Christmas thanks to my latest project for Oriental Trading. I created 7 different Santa crafts as part of my Santa Claus themed tree and decor. All of them are simple to make and turned […]

20 Thanksgiving Dinner Themes to Try This Year!

November 07, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Thanksgiving

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? If so, I have 20 Thanksgiving dinner themes for you to try – many of which I’ve used for our own table in previous years. These fun Thanksgiving themes are easy to improvise on to make them your own. Start with items you already have on hand. You’ll be […]

DIY Halloween Eyeball Wreath

October 16, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Halloween

Beware! My DIY Halloween Eyeball Wreath will make you think twice before coming inside! This wreath uses a pack of eyeball stickers that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Making the wreath is literally as easy as peel and stick! I added a Beware wood sign on top to make it extra spooky. […]

5 Easy Spider Craft Ideas for Halloween

October 03, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Halloween

I noticed something when I was looking through my past Halloween crafts – spiders are my thing! Unintentionally, I’ve done a lot of spider crafts over the years, and now I’ve come up with an entire Creepy Crawly Spider Mantel for Oriental Trading’s Fun365.com! I think I like spiders because they are more cute than […]