Category Archives: Craft Trends

Marbling Techniques

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I personally haven’t had much luck with the many different marbling crafts I’ve seen floating around the internet, but that definitely doesn’t stop me from trying. And the reason for that is obvious- the crafts look amazing! There are so many techniques out there, I’m bound to find one that actually works, right? Try your own versions with these craft ideas.

Alcohol Ink Key Hook
Alcohol Ink Key Hook

Alcohol inks are a super easy way to create a marbled look. I like that this particular technique  looks like real stone. These key hooks are a great way to try out your own marbling project – materials are inexpensive and you can actually use the results!

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Creative Gift Wrapping

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Hopefully by this time, you’ve got a few gifts that need to be wrapped. I love brainstorming fun new ways to decorate my gifts. DIY gift toppers and decorations are great because you can coordinate everything yourself and your gifts look unique and well loved. These are some of my favorites!

Crepe Paper Poinsettia Gift Toppers

Crepe Paper Poinsettia Gift Topper

Keep it simple with a pretty paper flower to top your gift. This festive topper really adds an elegant touch to simple wrapping.

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White Christmas

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Lately, it seems like everyone in the craft world is dreaming of a White Christmas – inside and out. White Christmas decor is minimal, beautiful, and goes with anyone’s seasonal and non-seasonal decor. Incorporate just a few white items to make your colorful decor stand out, or go all white for a chic, timeless look.

Pretty White Ornaments

Pretty White Ornaments

Stamped impressions and the tiniest bit of glitter take these simple ornaments that even kids can make to the next level. This is a great project for the whole family to take part in and anyone would love to see this pretty ornament hanging on their tree.

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String Lights

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One of my favorite parts of holiday decor are the string lights. As a result, I have way too many that don’t get used enough. Lights can make DIYs even more beautiful and special. Here are some beautiful ideas using string lights to give your crafting an extra glow.

Recycled Fairy Lights at ThinkCrafts.com

Recycled Fairy Lights

This craft uses recycled egg cartons and a little bit of glitter. Any little girl would love to have these sparkly lights adorn her room.

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Give Homemade

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I adore making gifts for my loved ones. I actually started making gifts in May because I was so excited. I actually just finished weaving in the ends of my last knit gift and just need to put together a few smaller gifts myself. Even if you’re not like me, and haven’t even thought about what you will be giving this year, you still have plenty of time to make your own gifts. Check out some of my favorite ideas.

Monogram Handwarmers from Upcycled Sweaters

Upcycled Monogram Hand Warmers

One of my favorite things about giving homemade gifts is the opportunity to really tailor the gift to the recipient. Things like monograms or even just the use of a person’s favorite color are so special.

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The Thanksgiving Table

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By this time next week, we’ll be eating our Thankgsiving leftovers. Can you believe it’s right around the corner? You still have a few more days to make this year’s Thanksgiving really special with gorgeous decor and special touches for your kitchen table. Check out these DIYs to make your Thanksgiving table memorable.

Acorn Box Thanksgiving Place Setting

Acorn Box Thanksgiving Place Settings

Keep the kids table happy with a fall themed paper mache box filled with crayons. It’s a great way to make the kids feel included in the festivities with their own decorations, and keep them entertained.

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Needleless Knitting

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I’m an avid knitter, but I know it’s not for everyone. I have some friends I’ve taught to knit who haven’t even cast off their first scarf. Here are some great alternatives to knitting that give you the look of a knitted project without the needles!

DIY Arm Knit Blanket

Arm Knit Blanket

Grab a movie and create a blanket to cozy up with before it’s over. This is a perfect rainy day project that will go by with enough time to read a book with some hot cocoa before the day ends.

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