Nature Inspired

Summer is almost here! Bring a little of the outdoors in, with one of these nature-inspired DIY projects.

Recycled

In honor of Earth Day, I've collected some projects you can create using recycled goods! Save money-- and the earth!-- by creating one of these fun crafts.

Simple Sewing

simple sewingThis week I spent some time giving my 8-year-old niece sewing lessons. It reminded me of when I was a beginning sewist and every new project was a blend of frustration and anticipation. I think the key to enjoying sewing as a beginner is choosing the right project to start with. Selecting a simple design with good instructions inspires confidence.

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Make a Mini Book

Make a Mini Book
Learn how to make an easy little book, using chipboard, duct tape, and hemp cord. I’ll also show you how to personalize the cover by creating stamps using craft foam! This is a really fun project to do with kids.

Sign Painting Basics

Sign Painting Basics
For the past year, I’ve been studying sign painting. I figured that since I’m good at hand lettering, I’d be good at this too. I soon discovered that sign painting presents its own challenges. With the help of some professional sign-painting friends on Instagram, I’ve learned helpful tips and techniques that I’d like to share with you.