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Joselyn

About Joselyn

I'm Joselyn, the Marketing Manager for CreateForLess. Though knitting is my true crafty love, I've been experimenting with all kinds of products and techniques for as long as I can remember. I also love my dog Kirby, baking, going to the beach, and creating all kinds of ice cream flavors. I'm a Portland native who loves the rainy Northwest weather that gives me an excuse to stay inside with my coffee, a bunch of movies, and my knitting.

Toadstool Bird Feeder

Welcome the birds back to your home with a cute bird feeder that looks like a mushroom!

After what I refer to as “Birdpocalypse 2016” took place, I’ve needed a new bird feeder. I filled my Terra Cotta Bird Feeder with peanuts and every Stellar’s Jay in Oregon came to my house. This alerted the squirrels that there was something tasty hanging in that bowl. Before I knew it, I saw tiny little hands grabbing at twine from my roof, trying to pull the bowl up to them. The bowl went toppling out of the hanger and the clay broke off the bowl. It could have been salvaged, had I not feared for my life if I had gone to retrieve the bowl. Then I pushed the whole ordeal out of my mind and the bowl was rendered too disgusting even for birds when I finally got around to picking the mess up.

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Spring Wreaths

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It’s the age of wreaths for every season. Who can blame us DIY-ers, though? A home with a wreath on it feels so much more welcoming, and they’re super fun to make!

Miniature Terra Cotta Flower Pot Wreath

Miniature Terra Cotta Flower Pot Wreath

Tiny flower pots are surprisingly inexpensive and automatically remind you of the plants coming back for spring. I love the colors on this wreath, they’re so spring-y and fun!

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Craft for Tech

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With so many gadgets and tech tools out there, it only makes sense that resourceful crafters would find a way to make them even better – and prettier. Here are some of my favorite DIY tech upgrades.

DIY Double Sided Mouse Pad

Double Sided Mouse Pad

DIY mouse pads are easy, super functional DIYs that help show off your personality at your desk. If you can’t make up your mind between graphics, just make one that’s double sided!

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DIY Minimalism

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Scandinavian inspired minimalist home decor is all over the blogs right now. There is something very calming about seeing a clutter-free environment with more black, white, and natural elements than color. I’m not sure if I could ever live in a minimalist home, but I have fun looking at them. Here are some great DIYs to get a small dose of minimalism.

Hanging Storage Jars

Hanging Storage Jars

In addition to the simple color palette, minimalism is all about functionality. These hanging jars can help you store small objects to keep your desk clutter-free.

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DIY Wall Hangings

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I’ve been seeing a ton of wall  hanging ideas lately that use yarn and other textiles. I love that they add texture and warmth to a room in an unexpected place. Here are some of my favorites that you can make yourself.

Deceivingly Easy Knotted Wall Hanging

Deceivingly Easy Knotted Wall Hanging

I love the texture, color, and geometry in this wall hanging. It’s a little time consuming, but it’s something you can pick up while watching TV and you’ll have a super cool art piece that you made yourself. You can customize the colors to fit your room.

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Glittery Mason Jar Vase

Create a glittery vase for an occasion or just for fun

Display some flowers or keep your pens handy with a fun jar vase that sparkles as much as you do! This is a super easy project for any crafter and your home or desk will be sparkling in no time.

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