It’s raining, it’s pouring and this craft lady needed something to keep from snoring. They say it is officially Spring… But here in Portland we are in our longest season – RAIN. And it has been a wet one this year. Thankfully the rain hasn’t stopped the flowers and trees from starting to bloom, and I wanted to steal (or copy) some of that beauty for my front door. I hope you enjoy this wreath.
CreateForLess recently moved our corporate office, and while moving is never fun, decorating a new space is. Right away, I noticed that there was no place for our incoming & outgoing mail and I knew a Mail Box Tray would need to be crafted soon. I love how this Button Lined Mail Tray turned out, and I hope that you enjoy it too.
My husband is a card carrying member of the coaster police, which is fine… if you don’t only have stone coasters, a glass coffee table… and a 1 year old. Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of me moving the coasters out of her reach, and the C.P. (Coaster Police) putting them back only to have to stop the 1 year old from banging them on the coffee table. Something had to change, the easy solution fabric coasters!
These coasters are so quick and easy, a whole set could probably be made from start to finish in about an hour.
A few weeks ago, my mom called me with a wedding present idea for a wine loving cousin that is getting married this fall…a Wine Cork Bath Mat. She asked for help making it, and as any good daughter would do, I took over and decided to make it for her. This bath mat is a little time consuming, I mean you do have to drink a lot of wine to get the corks, but so much fun.
PS. You can buy used wine corks online so you don’t really have to drink all that wine, or just use new cork stoppers.
PPS. If you know said cousin getting married, please don’t tell.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and past, it is time to Christmasify the house. The hubs and I have been busy decking the halls, we have the lights up outside, the tree up inside, and the stockings are hung by the fire. Sadly our table was feeling left out. This cute Christmas Pom Pom Tree will make the perfect centerpiece.
Though the Olympics may make gold and silver seem like the most elusive colors, there is a recent craft trend of using copper to decorate one’s home. The color gives both a rustic and industrial look while giving a design aspect to any living space. Copper is large in the craft world right now, and for good reason. Don’t believe me? Check out the crafts below. I, for one, am excited to quickly jump on this band wagon.
DIY Wind Chimes – Think Crafts
These wind chimes give a beachy and boho vibe to any location and are a great alternative to purchasing them for a high price tag. The small copper bells will create noise without being obnoxious and getting to choose the fabric will give it a personal touch.
Though fall is quickly approaching, the craft trend of fruit shaped and fruit oriented designs is holding strong. While the cold starts to infiltrate the air, these fruit crafts will keep me remembering the summer months. With bright colors and fun designs, the craft trend of fruits is one that will continue to make me smile year round. Check out these fruit crafts and tutorials.
DIY Fruit Tissue Honeycomb Balls – The House That Lars Built
These honeycomb balls are great for a party or decor. I imagine this would be great in a classroom with the bright colors and cute designs. Keeping these anywhere would brighten your day and keep you remembering spring and summer throughout winter.