Currently dip dye is in. It’s trendy, it’s in all of the magazines. Yesterday, I got an email from my mom with a trendy dip dyed shirt. But nothing really made me want to go out and buy paint and a bucket until these. I am super loving the dip dye baskets and the super awesome table cloth. Home Depot here I come.
I want to make these, plain and simple. Once it happens, I’m sure I’ll be able to give a full DIY breakdown. But just on first glance, I’m seeing two embroidery hoops (different sizes to fit inside of each other), multiple colors of streams and a hot glue gun in my future. So pretty much, my future sounds awesome.
There are days when you want something pretty to just appear on your doorstep, and then there are those other days. The days when you wished you owned a sewing machine and had every possible crafting item known to man-kind. At the immediate moment in my world, that has come out in the form of packaging. Then I found Knot & Bow on Etsy.
So for all those who love browsing through real weddings or sees awesome glitter twine on a design blog and wonders where they can get something like that, you’re welcome.
the Knot and Bow shop can be found here: www.etsy.com/shop/knotandbow
Due to work insanity (read: a four day conference exhibit) I will be delayed in getting out fun, quirky valentines. I am leaning toward the above two. That being said, I would really like a valentine (I would settle for a someecard or a blog comment) to distract me as I get to work at 6:20 AM tomorrow. That would be sweet of you.
P.S. So what is the best Valentine that you have ever received?
More information on the above designs can be found on  Oh Happy Day and on  Mer Mag
Conversation hearts. Everyone seems to have a love-hate thing going on with them. So why not make it a step better. Conversation heart cookies.
What other Valentine’s Day crafts/baking/etc have you seen?
You can find all the details at marthastewart.com
Less a craft, more a super simple print out + baking project.
Twig & Thistle brings us this adorable print out for your Valentine’s Day baked good given. Unless you don’t give baked goods, which is just sad to think, but maybe you can look at this as a great time to start. And it will even come with awesome packaging. People will think you are amazing. Feel free to send me a sample of your work.
Template can be found online at www.twigandthistle.com
There have been several Christmas crafts to grace Throwing.Cake recently. But I just came across this one and I want to make them for Mother Porter’s party next week. Let’s just go ahead and add Tinsel Drink Stirrers to the list.
Instructions can be found at www.marthastewart.com
Cotton balls (like real cotton, not the kind you get at the drugstore) is one of the current trends in southern weddings. And I love it. So when I saw this today, all I could think of was, I’m making these tonight.
All I can think of is these in a tall vase, in a variety of colors, or strung as a garland. The best part is I have everything I need to make them at home.
You can find the instructions on www.apartmenttherapy.com
The holidays are getting closer, so I figured why not feature a second great DIY Christmas idea.
This one comes from Jenny of Hank + Hunt, and is…wait for it…mini-tinsel wreaths (I originally saw it on the Sweetest Occasion, and just like the mini trees from earlier in the week, I love the idea lots and lots)
Now if only I had an extra five hours in my day, maybe I could accomplish some cute crafting projects.
When you’re planning a Christmas party, all sorts of fun DIY stuff jumps out and grabs a hold of you.
Today’s amazing DIY item comes from the Sweetest Occasion. If only I could make it at my desk while at the office, but maybe instead it can be my “on the bus” project…(fastest way to annoy my seatmate, hi Linds!)
Because who doesn’t need adorable mini-trees made from paper.
find the instructions at www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2011/11/diy-christmas-tree-ornaments/