I got super into embroidery for about 2 weeks. Just long enough to collect a ton of hoops in different sizes, but not long enough to actually use them for their intended purpose. I just love knitting too much, it’s kind of my go-to when I need to keep my hands busy. Lucky for me, there have been a ton of craft projects popping up that use embroidery hoops in creative ways, so I can still feel like I’m getting use out of my huge collection without starting an embroidery project.
Though it’s a simple enough concept, I love the idea of using embroidery hoops as frames. They’re easy to hang, and have a cute rustic charm to them. This tutorial is perfect for the season and I love that it uses a sheer fabric.
I love everything about fall – pumpkin carving and hot apple cider, the smell of cinnamon and apples, the approaching holidays, and of course fall foliage. The color palette of autumn is my favorite: oranges, golden yellow, pinks and reds. The only bad part is how quickly the leaves fall and need to be raked and collected. Here are some fall leaf crafts to help you and your kids create with and keep some of those beautiful leaves.
This first craft can be made with store bought silk leaves, if you happen to live in a place that doesn’t have many deciduous trees this is a great way to celebrate autumn leaves anyway!
Here’s a fun technique to make iron on appliques in whatever design you can think of. With this print and cut method, you can make words, or custom shapes to make your own fabric wall art, or use them in other craft projects.
A while ago, my boyfriend and I bought a big kid bed at IKEA. We’d been sleeping on this rickety, noisy bed frame with a half-collapsed box spring for months and I finally convinced him that life would be so much more beautiful with a new bed. I’ve never slept better.
There was one downside to our new bed, though: we now had less wall space above us. While it was wonderful to have a headboard for the first time in my life, I had to take down my giant macrame wall hanging that had been living above us since we moved in. It just didn’t fit anymore. Since then, the white space that took its place has always irked me. What could I hang there?
Nursery prep is well under way, the walls are painted, furniture put together…I must be nesting. Inspired by Pinterest I set out to make a mobile to go over the crib. The mobile is fun, easy and a great way to use up some scrap cardstock or paper that you have in your stash.