I’m so happy to finally be able to share this with you all! I picked up this tea cart from Goodwill almost a year ago and finally got it revamped last week. A little spray paint and a little patience resulted in this bright and funky new bar that was the much needed pop of color we needed in our space!
Summer is the perfect time to incorporate florals into your wardrobe and my favorite way to do that is with hair flowers! It always baffles me to see how expensive hair flowers are in some shops when it’s so easy (and cheap!) to make your own. I scored my roses for just a few bucks, grabbed some hair clips, and put it all together with my hot glue gun.. also known… Keep Reading
Whenever I’m out thrift store shopping I always find a plethora of abandoned teacups without their saucer counterpart. I decided to give new life to these beautiful cups by using them as cacti and succulent planters! They’re low maintenance plants and add simple color and texture to your space! See how easy it is to make your own!
No-sew.. my favorite words in crafting! Even though I’m fairly decent at sewing (minus that one time I sewed straight through my middle finger.. whoops!) I still prefer a no-sew option when possible. This no-sew triangle banner is an easy way to add some personalized homemade charm to your wedding. I chose to make a simple banner to display across a suitcase that we’ll be using for wedding cards, but… Keep Reading
Happy Earth Day everyone! Each day we all try to be a bit more conscious about our impact on this planet. We bike to work, recycle, re-use bottles, etc. I thought I would RECYCLE a few of my favorite posts using every part of a Sailor Jerry Rum bottle to show you that ‘going green’ can be creative and fun! #1 Remove the label and display that beautiful pin-up as… Keep Reading
A lot of my craft projects end up being accidents that have evolved into something new after the result of a failure. I’m okay with that though! The end result usually ends up being a lot better than what I set out to do originally. These serving trays are the perfect example of that! I wanted to paint the bottom of the tray another color, but after the black paint… Keep Reading
I’ve never been much of a jewelry maker, unless you count all those tacky friendship bracelets I made as a kid while at summer camp, but while organizing some of my craft supplies, my creativity was sparked to make this necklace! I had all the supplies I needed and the entire thing took me 5 minutes from start to finish! See how easy it is to make your own statement… Keep Reading
Our place was brand new when we moved in, so that meant ALL white walls and wood laminate flooring throughout. Brand new is good, but it’s missing that charm and character of older houses. I decided to slowly incorporate different pieces of furniture and décor to add some pops of color and vintage charm that this house desperately needs! I picked up this globe a while ago at a thrift… Keep Reading
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I find the holidays extremely stressful! Traveling, family, and trying to find the perfect gift for everyone (without going broke) can all add pressure to what should be an otherwise merry time of year. I decided to make things a bit easier for myself this year by creating homemade body scrubs to give as gifts. This simple 4 ingredient scrub keeps your skin… Keep Reading
As a blogger you have to be prepared and aware of upcoming holidays/seasons. We usually start Halloween crafts in July and Christmas in August, but sometimes inspiration strikes you at the last minute. These pin-up ornaments are exactly that! I’ve seen so many fun ideas and crafts out of the labels, so I wanted to come up with a quick and easy holiday-themed idea. If you’ve tried to remove a… Keep Reading
Why, hello, there Tattooed Martha readers! My name is Allison and I’m a crafty blogger over at Dream a Little Bigger. I’m really, really excited about guesting here, simply put, because I adore Sasha! She’s one of my favorite, must-read bloggers and her talent always boggles my mind! Nevermind that she’s about as sweet as the day is long! So I’m so pleased to be here and hope that you… Keep Reading
I went on a hike with a friend to Multnomah Falls last year and I picked up one of the largest leaves I’ve ever seen! I knew I had to make a fun project with it so I pressed it between two large pieces of poster board and it’s been there ever since. I wanted to create some new décor for the fall season and remembered I had this monstrous… Keep Reading
Along with Halloween themed cocktails you of course need Halloween cocktail stir sticks! I put these together in a matter of minutes and they make the perfect spooky touch to your drinks!
It’s the season for pumpkin spice everything, so why not a pumpkin spice body scrub?! Pumpkin is rich in soothing vitamin A, the coffee grounds gently exfoliate and help diminish the appearance of cellulite, and the coconut oil will leave your skin smooth and hydrated. Need more incentive to try it yourself? The scrub leaves you smelling like an irresistible pumpkin spice latte!
If you have a Pinterest account, then you’ve no doubt seen a million of these DIY earring holders pinned all over. Since it’s the season for all things creepy and kooky, I decided to put a bit of a twist on mine! I noticed a lot of the tutorials involve a staple gun, but if you’re extremely accident prone like myself and prefer not to have a bloody finger as… Keep Reading
I love coming up with new ways to use Sailor Jerry Rum bottles and their labels for different crafts, but I realized the lids are never getting used. I decided to challenge myself with finding multiple ways to use them and found it was actually pretty simple. Here’s a few tutorials on the items I created, but there are many possibilities with them, so get creative!
With parties and my birthday looming, I thought I would create a simple triangle fabric banner to hang above the bar (thrift store tea-cart turned bar that is) using scrap fabric leftover from other projects. It’s easy, customizable, and you can make them for any event or holiday!
Yesterday I did a guest blog post for Sweet Athena! These crafty and creative ladies have been best friends since middle school and always have a wide array of topics to blog about. Be sure to check them out and become fans on Facebook! Here’s my post.. I wanted to create an eye catching centerpiece for our new home that was also low maintenance. I seem to have a black… Keep Reading
I wanted to call this the Creature from the Black Lagoon mask because it’s kind of what I felt like running around with this on my face! Despite my terrifying appearance, my skin felt amazing afterward! The avocado is great for combination skin, the egg white tightens pores, and the lemon juice helps reduce redness! Take a day to relax and pamper yourself or save it for the next girl’s… Keep Reading
Summer is here (although you wouldn’t know that in Portland!) and everyone wants that summer glow! So why spend upwards to $40 for a body scrub that you can make at home?! The sea salt exfoliates your skin, organic coconut oil moisturizes it, and there’s just a hint of lemon juice for a fun citrus-y scent!
While I was back home visiting I got the chance to witness my parents old home being bulldozed (pictures follow!) after they had a new one built further back on their property. Before the house was torn down, they removed the windows and happened to save one of the older ones that hadn’t been replaced yet. As soon as I saw it I jumped at the chance to make a… Keep Reading
I was inspired to start this project when I saw the DIY river stone bath mat repinned a couple hundred times on my Pinterest feed! I had a few issues with the versions I found though. First up were the rocks themselves. They were polished smooth, making it extremely unsafe when wet. They used hot glue which is not something that will hold up over time. Finally, there was nowhere… Keep Reading
Spring is coming to a close, but you don’t have to say goodbye to all the gorgeous spring flowers just yet! Preserve your favorite ones or perhaps a bouquet from a loved one by drying them and turning it into customized wall art to enjoy year-round!
I’ve been really into at home beauty products lately and apparently so are all of you! I’ve received tons of requests to start posting recipes and tutorials for scrubs, face masks, hair treatments, etc.. So here you are.. a delicious smelling body scrub that will leave your skin incredibly soft! A bonus for all my tattooed readers; I noticed that my tattoos were even more vibrant after using this! Give it a shot… Keep Reading