Make It! Potato Stamped Neckerchiefs

In case you haven’t noticed, the 60s are BACK! Well, they’ve been back, but I’m loving how more and more 50s/60s/70s fashion pieces are coming back in style, including the neckerchief. A neckerchief can be made out of any square fabric, and in this case, I stamped plain bandanas with homemade potato stamps to create unique statement neckerchiefs that I can pair with my outfits this spring and summer! You may have made potato stamps as a kid, and I’m here to tell you that they are NOT just for kids. Continue Reading

Double Duty! Make Simple Straw Place Cards

We're heading into the season of holiday entertaining, which happens to be my favorite time of year. Having groups of people over is a lot of fun but a lot of work, and especially with Thanksgiving and other dinner parties, you have to keep track of who is sitting where. That means you need place cards, but how much better would it be if those place cards served more than one purpose? These simple DIY straw place cards mark your drink as well as your seat, and you can still sip from your straw easily.  Continue Reading

Make This: Scandinavian-Inspired Hand Printed Tablecloth

Make This: Simple Swiss-Cross Patterend Stamped Tablecloth

Make This: Scandinavian Tablecloth

I can’t get enough of Scandinavian design, and I’m on the hunt for ways to bring this style into my home. The decor in my house hasn’t had a theme until very recently (unless you consider furniture inherited from past roommates a theme). Now that I’m almost 30 (panicked bells ringing as I type that), the items in my home are brought in with more intention. I love all things monochromatic, so the Scandinavian look fits my mostly-gray furniture perfectly. Continue Reading

DIY Acrylic Stamping Blocks–Zero Dollars

Acrylic Stamp Block Set Of 3

As a card maker, I do love a good rubber stamp. I have a bunch of the old fashioned rubber/wood variety, but for some reason I’ve put off  buying the clear, re-positional stamps. The stamps themselves are MUCH less expensive than the rubber/wood stamps, but to use these re-positional stamps you need something to position them ON. That would be the acrylic block shown in the picture above. How does a penny pinching crafter get around this additional expense? Continue Reading

How to Stamp With Bleach

Nicole tried her hand at using bleach to stamp paper and the result was lovely! To try it for yourself, you’ll need the following:

  • A rubber stamp,
  • bleach,
  • a paper plate that’s impervious to leaks,
  • and a paper towel.

Check out the entire tutorial over on Paper Creations. (Although Nicole bleached cardstock, I’m wondering if the same technique could be used for fabric.)

 

Super Easy Cup & Bucket Artwork

The lovely pieces of art seen in the pic above were made with a bucket and a plastic cup. Seriously.

To make one for your own, you’ll need:

  • stretched art canvas (although cheaper and heavier, a piece of MDF would work too)
  • acrylic paint, three different colors in all
  • a paint roller
  • a bucket and a foam cup
  • polyurethane

To see the entire tutorial, head on over to BHG.