It feels like it's been forEVER since I've done a little crafty DIY post, and I guess it
has. I had a lot of fun making this confetti card. It's great to have cards like this laying
around that you can use for just about anything. Leave the centre blank until you need it
then just write (or stamp) in your own little message.
- blank greeting card
- thick cardstock for stencil
- acrylic paints (any colours you want)
- new pencils with erasers for stamping
1// Cut out a circle from your cardstock. I traced a roll of tape to get it perfect.
2// Tape the circle to the centre of a blank card using painters tape. Also, tape off
the edge of the card so you don't get any paint on the back.
3// Start stamping with the eraser ends of the pencils. I used a different pencil for each
colour so they didn't get muddy.
4// Concentrate more of the dots towards the circle and less near the edges of the card.
Now just wait for everything to dry, which won't take long, and peel off the stencil and
the tape. The card is ready for your message in the centre, so say anything you want!
Canadian Thanksgiving was a while ago, but I completely forgot to do anything
crafty for it. Luckily American Thanksgiving has given me a second chance to
put together a little printable I've been planning.
Download the Printable Placecard
I painted these placecards with watercolours first then scanned it it, so it's
basically the real deal! If you have paints of your own, you could also
paint this design yourself since it's pretty simple.
The download is a printable PDF with 2 placecards per page, so just print
as many you need, cut along the faint grey lines and fold them in half. If
your printer can't handle thick paper (like mine, frown) then just print on
regular paper and glue it to some cardstock.
I hope these placecards will add a little artsy style to your Thanksgiving
table this year!!
Do you need a last minute Halloween decor DIY? Well you're in luck cause I'm
a last minute kind of person too and I just made these cute little Halloween
gift tags for you! Print them off and stick 'em on treat bags and you'll look
like you've had this planned for weeks. There are two designs to choose from
so take one or take them both.
My printer is wimpy and can't handle cardstock, so I printed them on regular
paper, glued the whole sheet to a sheet of cardstock and then cut them out.
If your printer can handle thicker paper... well, I'm jealous of you.
Download the printables:
// Spider Web
My neighbours think they're living next to freakin' Martha Stewart now. I see
them walking by looking at my new wreath with envy. Or maybe they're just
weirded out that I'm camped out on my front lawn staring at it. Totally
just kidding of course... or am I?
This is a really fun, easy project to get your front door looking a little
more fall-like. The cost can basically be whatever your budget is. Expensive
silk flowers from a craft store look beautiful and real and they'll stand up
to the elements, but dollar store flowers are so much cheaper. I went
with a mix of both for mine. I'm really happy with how it turned out and it
looks so much nicer than anything I've found the stores, most of which were
covered in glitter and had some sort of neon skull glued to it. Shudder.
Gather your supplies:
- floral foam wreath form (mine was 14")
- silk flowers, like a million of them (buy more than you think you'll need
and return the un-used ones)
- glue gun
- wire cutters
- something with which to hang your wreath (I used a big ribbon)
My first step (and this is optional for you) was to tie a wide black ribbon to
the top of my wreath. I used this ribbon to hang my wreath by pulling it over
the top of my door and tying it to the window treatment on the other side.
You could also hammer a little nail at the top of your door on the inside and
tie it to that. I like this much better than those store bought wreath hangers
because it doesn't get in the way when you close the door.
After that, it's really as easy as it looks. Cut the heads off the flowers
leaving about a 1/2 inch of stem and get gluing! I used a pencil to poke little
holes into the foam to make it easier to stick the stems into the foam. The
combination of hot glue and pushing the stem into the foam will ensure those
flowers are going nowhere. Don't waste your time covering the back, nobody
sees that anyways.
A note on colours: To give it a more modern look, I used a combo of "clashing"
colours like bright pink, red, orange and purple. It's nice variation on the
classic fall colours.