Thursday, July 27, 2017

11 DIY's to Try!

Most of you know that not only do I craft and create DIY's for my blog here, but I also contribute to several other crafty blogs. In case you missed my last few DIY's over on A Beautiful Mess and Lovely Indeed, I figured another round up of the DIY's I have made over there was in order. I have to say this group of DIY's just may be one of my favorites. Hopefully you find an inspiring DIY in the group that you just have to try!

So tell me, which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Decorate It - An Easy Party Photo Booth Backdrop

This post is sponsored by Consumer Crafts. All opinions and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep the crafts coming!
I am officially back from the Atlanta gift show and our mini road trip vacation and am about to dive headfirst into crafting and making again. But while I get caught up from being gone for two weeks, I have a few projects to share with you that I originally crafted for the Consumer Crafts blog. So bear with me as I play catch up and enjoy these few new crafts and ideas. First up is this simple photo booth backdrop using plastic tablecloths. I have to admit, I love a good photo booth backdrop! It may be the photographer in me, but having a pretty space to take photos at a party is just so fun. And there is no need to go overboard when creating one for your guests. All you need are a few plastic table cloths to create the perfect super simple table cloth DIY party backdrop!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

5 DIY's To Try

It may be a little quiet here on the blog, but you can still see tons of my DIY projects elsewhere! I have been busy contributing to several other blogs the last few months, so I thought I would share a few of those projects here. So scroll down and click through for 5 fun DIY projects to try this week!

  1. Crepe Paper Floral Picnic Basket for A Beautiful Mess
  2. Dragon Fruit Cheese Board for A Beautiful Mess
  3. Asymmetric clay necklaces for A Beautiful Mess
  4. 3D shaped cactus soaps for Soap Queen
  5. DIY Plants on Pink Clock for A Beautiful Mess
My favorite has to be the plants on pink clock. Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sew It - A Patterned Outdoor Pouf

This post is sponsored by Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep the crafts coming!
Summer is finally here and I will be spending all my free time outdoors soaking up the sun! I recently repainted my patio and now I am in the stage of adding in lounging decor, and this DIY outdoor pouf is the perfect addition. I love the combo of the flamingo fabric and the solid coral fabric! This was also my first time making a pouf and I was surprised how easily it came together. 
The Supplies:
• 1 Yard of printed outdoor fabric
• 1 Yard of solid outdoor fabric
• 1/4 yard of coordinating solid fabric
• 1 large bag of bean bag filler
• Sewing machinethread, and pins
• Scissors
• 1 piece embroidery floss and upholstery needle
Begin by cutting out 3 pieces of 26” by 12” strips that taper to a point on each end from each of the 1-yard cuts of fabric.
Pin one solid and one patterned piece right sides together on one side and stitch together.
Now pin on another solid piece to the edge of the patterned piece and stitch together on that side. Repeat until all 6 pieces are stitched together to form the pouf. Fold the pouf in half-length wise and stitch the bottom opening together. Then turn right side out.
Gather the end of the bag of bean bag filler and stuff into the top opening and fill the pouf with as many Styrofoam beans as possible. Then cut a hexagon shape 2-3” larger than the opening on the top out of the coordinating solid and use the needle and embroidery thread to decoratively stitch on the hexagon making sure to fold in the sides as you go.
Once you have finished stitching on the hexagon, your pouf is ready to use!

I love that by using outdoor fabric, the pouf can withstand the elements out on my patio. And how perfect is the flamingo print for summer?! I am thinking I might make a few more so that everyone can lounge around this summer with me!

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