A few weeks ago I showed you the Colored Glass Mason Jars, but now I get to show you how I put them to use! I’m miserable at keeping flowers alive so I thought some eye-catching mini vases containing fake flowers would be the perfect solution! Using supplies from the jewelry making aisle in the craft store and recycled mason jars, I put together a unique hanging planter to hang… Keep Reading
One of the items from my Pinterest Challenge last week was to try making colored mason jars. I’ve see tutorials all over the web, but this is the first I found that had a pretty fool-proof way of doing it. I absolutely love how they turned out and I can’t wait to put them to use for another project I have planned in a few weeks! You can see the… Keep Reading
Last year I painted labels on my terracotta pots, but since I switched up the herbs I planted I needed a new way to tell them apart. I painted the entire pot (before and after photos follow) and made these simple and cute rock plant markers instead! Find out how to make your own!
Whenever I go thrift store hunting I always run into this sad stack of discarded albums. They’re scratched, cracked, or a slew of easy listening, Barbara Streisand, Donny Osmond, and 80’s one-hit-wonders. The good news is that I finally found a way to get some use out of those poor albums… destroy them! Whether you want some new music-inspired wall art or you want to ruin your ex’s favorite vinyl….. Keep Reading
My hair is naturally stick straight, which might sound great to everyone else, but not when all you want is curly hair for just ONE night and you’ve spent an hour curling it only for it all to fall flat 10 minutes later! My girlfriends can attest to this! I love beachy textured hair in the summer, but I can’t seem to find a good spray in the stores. My hair either… Keep Reading
This project started out as failed wall art and I was so frustrated that I wanted to torch the canvas that I had just spent so much time on! A couple of beers later and some brainstorming, I realized it would turn out okay and it was exactly what I needed for another project I wanted to start! I combined my screw-up canvas with my love of travel and vintage… Keep Reading
Growing up, my mom was always sewing, crafting, and thrifting. I draw a lot of my inspiration from her and one thing I loved about this time of year is helping her with Easter decorations. She made this cool little Easter tree out of wire that had egg and Easter bunny ornaments and little chicks that we made as well! Since I’m grown up and I’m not wearing hot… Keep Reading
Sailor Jerry Bottle Label Art Preserve your favorite Sailor Jerry Rum label pin-up as artwork! The end result gives you a weathered vintage look that would make a great addition to any home bar! I’ve provided a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to easily remove the label and transfer the image to canvas!
Chalkboard Spice Jars In the days before Tattooed Martha, my cooking style was.. A handful of that, a dash of this, and needs a few more pinches of that! I doubt my readers would appreciate my recipes written in that manner, so now I have to be very precise. One thing I always find to be a pain in the ass, is the fact they make spice jars so small!… Keep Reading
Cork and Chalkboard Picture Frame I’m always looking for ways to keep my desk organized and clutter-free, but I also fall victim to the, ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ saying if I can’t SEE what I need to get done that week! This combination cork and chalkboard is the perfect way for me to organize everything and stay focused without papers, keepsakes, and lists floating around my desk!
Refillable Catnip Heart Toy Most of us treat our pets like little fur children and that’s totally okay, so long as you don’t have 24 cats, never change out of your bathrobe, and you dress them up.. With Valentine’s Day coming up I thought it would be fun to make something for Punk and since a friend just gave us a HUGE bag of catnip, I couldn’t think of anything more perfect!… Keep Reading
Looking at our tree I realized we were missing a few things.. garland, tinsel, and photo ornaments. Instead of making/buying all of those I decided to just combine them! I used the iPhone app, Postal Pix, to select photos from my phone that I wanted to use and this Glitter Eyelash yarn from Martha Stewart that reminded me of tinsel. The best part about this project is that you can… Keep Reading
My 2nd most popular post is my CREATE project, where I showed you six different things to do with cardboard letters. Well here’s one more simple and quick thing you can do for the holidays with cardboard letters!
Last year my roommate and I had a total of maybe 5 ornaments on our tree and used an old flannel shirt as our tree skirt. It was a very “Portland” Christmas to say the least, but I thought I would step it up this year and get a REAL tree skirt! I looked online and was completely shocked at the cost! For a felt tree skirt the prices ranges… Keep Reading
What better way to decorate for the holidays, then to create your own wall art using quotes from your favorite Christmas movies!
Mason jar crafts are by far my favorite. They’re cheap, versatile, and you can always recycle them when you’re done! Here’s a quick way to turn one into a snowy festive votive holder!
I figured I would get December started off right with an easy tutorial on how to do your own tree ornaments!
Burlap and Lace Table Runner About a month ago I was surfing around on a wedding décor blog and came across a beautiful rustic table set up for the reception. What stood out to me were the table runners, just plain burlap with white lace on the edges. I not only liked it as an idea for our upcoming nuptials, but for any day really! I knew I wasn’t going… Keep Reading
Halloween Wine Bottle Lamp I’m sure you’ve seen wine bottle lamp tutorials everywhere, but they all require drilling into the bottle. What if you don’t have a drill and a glass drill bit? What if you’re clumsy and accident prone like myself and continue to break the bottles?! I decided to make one without drilling into the bottle and it turned out great! It was easy and only took me 15 minutes… Keep Reading
DIY Fall Canvas Wall Décor For me, this time of year means cuddling up with a good book and watching the leaves fall. I wanted to create something to hang up that embodied exactly that! Not only was this project easy, but you can make it as unique as you like!
Jack O’ Lantern DIY Canvas Night Light I love carving pumpkins and having them on display all month, but what I don’t love is dealing with the soggy rotting mess when they’ve run their course. I decided to come up with an imperishable alternative so I could have my jack o’ lantern and enjoy it too!
Trick or Treat Painted Canvas Halloween Décor I cannot wait to get back to Portland and finish up my Halloween projects! Here’s a quick and easy one I was able to complete right before I left!
Halloween Spider Web Canvas Wall Décor Ok, so I wasn’t supposed to post this until next week but I just can’t wait! It’s September 1st and to me that signifies the start of fall and all things Halloween! I had a lot of fun making this AND it’s easy to do!
I was first inspired to do this project when I came across these large cork board covered letters from Urban Outfitters. I knew right away that I would be able to replicate something very similar on my own, but only doing cork board letters seemed too plain for the space that I wanted to put mine. I sketched out the word ‘CREATE’ and started brainstorming. Not only was I able… Keep Reading