Monday, October 20, 2014

Grab A Mug

Follow Your Dreams Mug - Stylish Ceramic Mug
Hello Everyone,
Since the weather is getting chiller, that means its not only time to break out the scarves but its time to break out the mugs and hot chocolate. Lately I've been seeing tons of pretty typographic mugs on Etsy and thought it would be fun to round up a few of my favorites 

Paris Is Always A Good Idea Mug
Coffee Mug
A Life She Loved Mug
Eat Cake For Breakfast Mug
Wouldn't you love to wake up in the morning with one of these mugs in your cabinet? My super de duper favorite ones out of the bunch are '' Paris Is Always A Good Idea'' and ''Eat Cake For Breakfast''. I just love the graphic look of typographic mugs, there clean, simple and the phrase on the mug really stands out. 

Since were talking about mugs, we might as well talk about drinks. Currently, I'm drinking dark hot chocolate every morning. If you've never tried dark hot chocolate, you need to because its soooo good. Some mornings (mostly on the weekends), I'll add a dollop of whip cream and some mini chocolate chips on top. I swear, its so yummy! 

What are you currently drinking this fall? Also what are your thoughts on typographic mugs?

xo Katie 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simple Halloween Sticker Candy Dish DIY


Hello Everyone,
Were already into the third week of October and I haven't posted a Halloween inspired project! I know, that sort of bad for craft blogger but better late than never. So today I'm going to be showing you how to make a super simple Halloween inspired candy dish. This project would be great for pre-teens or anybody (cough,cough) who is a wee bit order and just wants to decorate there space. The project itself only involves two supplies and is really inexpensive to make.  


Supplies
Candle Jar
Stickers


Step 1: Clean out your candle jar. You can read this post where I explain my method for cleaning out candle jars. 


Step 2: Once your candle jar is cleaned out and completely dry (both inside and out), start applying your Halloween stickers. You can apply your stickers all around the jar (like I did) or make some sort of pattern. The possibility for stickers and patterns are endless.

Once your happy with the look of your jar, fill it up with candy and your done!



I loved how my candy dish turned out! The stickers that I used were either squares or rectangles, so applying them all around the jar, (I think) gave the jar a nice clean look. This project would also be a great way, to use up any left over Halloween stickers (from varies stickers packs) you may have been saving.  

What do you think? Do you like this Halloween Sticker Candy Dish?

xo Katie 

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Favorite DIYs Right Now: Pumpkin Edition

Galaxy Art Pumpkin DIY
Hello Everyone,
Happy Friday! Since I haven't done much blogging in a while (due to school), I'm taking advantage of the extra time I have today to write this little post. Yay for extra time!  

Lately, I been seeing some amazing pumpkin diys. For example, look at that galaxy pumpkin above! Have you ever seen a more cooler pumpkin? Seeing all these decorated pumpkins makes me what to run down to the store, buy a pumpkin then get out all my paints and glitters. So in honor of the pumpkin season and to provide a bit of inspiration, I thought it would be fun to write  a '''My Favorite DIY's Right Now: Pumpkin Edition'' post.  

Be prepared to have you crafty minds blown because some of these diys are so simple to make and just plan awesome! 

DIY Burger Pumpkins
DIY Copper Striped Pumpkins
office supply pumpkins
Marbled Pumpkins

I'm loving that hamburger pumpkin! Have you done any pumpkin decorating this year?

xo Katie 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Scrap Ribbon House Sign DIY


Hello Everyone,
Long time no see! I took a bit of an unexpected break from blogging because of school but today I'm back with a fun diy. 

This diy was actually inspired by Aleene's new Quick Dry Fabric Fusion glue. I managed to get a free sample (last month) which ended up being a full size bottle and was really excited to use it. So I came up with a simple project that not only uses the glue but those ribbon scraps you may have lying around. I also will be writing full review on this new glue once I make a few more projects with it. Until then, you can learn how to make your own scrap ribbon house sign!


Supplies
Wooden House
Aleene's Quick Dry Fabric Fusion (or any other fabric glue)
Ribbon
Hemp Cord
Scissors (not pictured)


Step 1: Lay out your ribbon in the order you want to glue them in. Once your happy with your design, glue each piece of ribbon down in its place.


Step 2: When your ribbon is dry, cut off any pieces that are hanging over the edge. 


Step 3: Flip your house over and glue a piece of hemp cord to the back. 

When the glue is dried, your all done!



I just loved making this project because it was so fun to combine different ribbons to come up with a ''winning'' color combo. Now, you don't have to use a wooden house as your main look. At the craft store they sell tons of different wooden shapes like hearts or triangles, so just make whatever suit your fancy. I also thought this sign would be cute as part of a gallery wall or in a space where you have other inspirational pieces.

Do you like this way of using ribbon scraps?

xo Katie

*This was not a sponsored post by Aleene's or ILOVETOCREATE. I also got the new glue by requesting a free sample through an offer ILOVETOCREATE had online*

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Getting To Know Me: Crafty Style


Hello Everyone,
Over the pass few weeks, I noticed that I've gain some new followers. I thought it would be fun to write a little get to know me post but do it crafty style. Meaning, that all the questions are going to be craft related (since this is a crafty blog)!

Favorite craft genre (like jewelry, knitting, etc): I love the idea of recycling items from your house to use in different projects. So I guess, my favorite genre would be recycling crafts. With that being said, I think recycling doesn't have to mean cans and bottles but calenders and plastic toy animals

Favorite craft book:  The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry by Jennifer Perkins.

Must have craft supply: Ummm....I would have to say a hot glue gun because you can use it on almost everything. 

Where do you get your craft supplies? Most of the time, I either get my craft supplies from Hobby Lobby (since that is the closes craft store to to me) or my family/friends buy me/give me craft supplies for gifts.

Do you snack while you craft? I don't necessarily snack while I craft but I do usually have something to drink. Right now I'm loving, Pepsi's new made with real sugar! 

Favorite DIY you found on Pinterest:  Even though I'm a little too old for it, I just love this DIY Nessie stuff animal. Its just so cute! 

Crafting Pet Peeve:  When something goes wrong with your E6000 glue bottle and you can't get the rest of the glue out without sacrificing the whole thing. 

Favorite craft magazine(s):  My two favorite magazines are Flea Market Style and Mollie Makes.

Flea Market Style is not really a craft magazine but more of a home decor magazine. What I love about the magazine is the articles and  simple projects which usually include using recycle materials. For example, turning old vintage suitcases into shelve or game pieces into office supplies. 

Mollie Makes on the other hand, is more of a craft magazine. They have tons of articles ranging from handmade businesses, crafting and just living a crafty lifestyle. There photography in the magazine is also to die for. 

Do you listen to music while you craft? If so, then what? I love listening to music while I craft! Depending on my mood and what I'm currently working on, will sort of dictate what I'll listen to. For example, if I'm painting I'll listen to James Blunt, if I'm doing Christmas crafts I'll break out the Christmas CDs and so on. Currently, I've been on a Olivia Newton John/Sara Evans/Carly Rae Jepsen kick (which probably sounds like a weird combination). My music taste is all over the place.

Choose your gluey weapon, hot glue gun, Mod Podge or E6000:  Hot Glue Gun, duh! 

Favorite crafty Youtube channel: HGTV Handmade 

Favorite DIY blog(s) you like to read: A few of the ones that I check on a daily basis are Punk Projects, One Sheepish Girl, Mr.Kate and Nest.

Favorite DIY you've made on your blog:  Paint Pen Crayon Frame DIY

Craft genre or project you would like to try:   I would love to make this DIY Craft Storage House.

Number 1 craft tip: Since I do love to use a hot glue gun, my tip is to use a blow dryer to get rid of all those hot glue gun strings.

So those are just a few crafty things about myself. If you answer the questions on your blog, leave a comment below so I can check them out!

xo Katie 
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