Wednesday, February 26, 2014

$2.00 DIY Hand Painted Craft Apron with Slots

$2.00 DIY Hand Painted Craft Apron

Hi Everyone,

I don’t know about you but every time I am creating a craft or DIY Project, I always end up losing my scissors or my glue sticks or something else I need in order to complete my projects.  You would be surprised at the odd places I have misplaced my crafting supplies. One time I found a pair of scissors in the ice box. Lol. Don’t ask me how they got in there.
One Day, I was shopping at my local home depot and spotted a canvas tool belt apron for $1.50. Immediately I was inspired to transform, this rather boring apron into a beautiful, useful, DIY Craft Apron. Here what I come up with.

Here’s what you need in order to create your mine DIY Craft Apron:
A home depot tool apron
Acrylic paints
Paint brushes (I used a foam brush because I like to swirl my paint designs)
Hot glue gun/ Glue sticks

1)      Paint your apron (Front and Back) with Acrylic paints. Check out the video below to see the painting technique I used to create this pattern.  Allow apron to dry fully.

2)      To set your design, iron the apron on both sides. I used the highest heat setting.
   3)      To create diy ribbon slots for your craft supplies, cut a piece of ribbon about 3 inches. Glue the very tip (or end) of the ribbon to your apron. Repeat with the other end. Make as many slots/or holders your need for your apron.

4)      Add your crafting supplies to your beautiful diy craft apron. 
Use and enjoy!

Thanks for spending some time with me. 
 Check out this quick video to see me create my craft apron.


What craft supply are you always misplacing?

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Free St. Patrick's Day I SPY Game Printable

Hi everyone,

Another I spy game printable just for you:)  This one is for St. Patrick's day. Please share and enjoy.

As I  said before I love I spy games. 
Here's the story again:  I shouldn't admit to this but my best friend  and I spent many a sunny afternoons under our BIG tree playing this very game. What great and sweet  memories I have playing this game. 

I hope you enjoy sharing  this printable with your kids. 

Click on the link below this picture to download.

Here's a link to my Valentine's I Spy Games in case you missed it.
Be sure to pin it so you can use it next year.


Check here to download this free printable !

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cheap DIY Day Planner/ Agenda Book with pen holder and closure

Cheap DIY Day Planner/Agenda Book with pen holder and closure

Hi Everyone, 

I love paper planners and agenda books. I know there some many digital ways to plan your time, weeks, your tasks and appointments. I, however, love to print and write out all my important information on paper. Yearly planners are boring and can be expensive to buy.  But you know me. I like to save money and make as many items as I can for myself. Here what I come up with.

Here’s what you need
Scrapbook Paper (I used 12x12 sheets and about 18 pages)
White or colored copier paper
Blank notebook (I used a composition book)
Glue stick
Hot glue gun ( not pictured)

 1)      Glue the scrapbook paper to the front and back cover on both sides with the glue stick. You can trim the excess paper as you go or you can wait until you have glued down all the sheets and then trim the pages ( I chose the later ).

2)      Now it’s time figure out how page to skip for the months.  I skipped every 6 pages (you need two pages for every week) which allows for up five weeks in every month. I used the last pages for notes etc. So every 6 pages, glue a piece of scrapbooking paper to the right side of the notebook. Repeat until you have all the months for January to December. The rest the pages you will use as notes or whatever you what.

3)      Now trim down the excess paper to fit the size of your notebook. Be sure to save the scraps of paper you have left over.

4)      Now let’s make tags for each month. To make the tags simply make rectangles from the left over scraps you reserved.  Make the rectangles as big or as small as you want.  Now take the white paper and cut out smaller rectangles and glue them to the larger rectangles.  I made 14 tags ( 1 for the front cover, 12 for each month and 1 for the note session)

5)      Glue your tags to the pages you covered with scrapbooking paper and write the names of the months etc.  For every week you will write in the day of the week and your appointments, plans, etc.

6)       For the closure, tread the needle with yarn and place button on the front cover.  Sew on the button leaving a 12 inches trail. Tie off the yarn to secure button to cover. Add beads to the other end of the yarn (the trail) and tie a knot to secure the beads.

7)      Warm up the glue gun and cut about 2 inches of ribbon.  Glue down one end of the ribbon. Create a loop large enough to fit a pen and glue down the other end. This will be a pen holder.

8)      Now you just made beautiful and handmade Planner/ Agenda for less than $5.00. And your planner has a closure and pen holder to boot.

What do you use to plan your days?

Please let me know if you any need helpJ
Thanks for spending some time with me!!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

DIY Handmade Decorative Art Paper

Hi Everyone,

Here's my newest video. In this video, I show you how to make DIY Handmade Decorative Art Paper. I included this handmade paper in my art journal kits, make cards with it. I plan to make a mini, folding  book /album in the near future. Check out the video:)

Have a great week.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's I SPY Game/ Free Printable

Hi Everyone,

Valentine's day is almost here. As you can tell, I love all things related to valentine's day. Today  I created a printable Valentine's I SPY Game sheet for your enjoyment.

I shouldn't admit to this but my best friend  and I spent many a sunny afternoons under our BIG tree playing this very game. What great and sweet  memories I have playing this game. 

I hope this simple Valentine printable gives you and your children the same joy. 

To make this free Valentine I Spy printable into a busy bag you can  printed a  copy of the I Spy page for your kids. Printed them on white cardstock (in black & white ), trimmed them to slide into the zip-top bag easier, and laminated them.  Use dry erase markers on your laminated sheets and to circle the  image .

In case you don't how to play, you simply take turns selecting a image from the I spy sheet.  You say those magical words, I SPY with my little eye.... a heart....a love bird...a box of chocolates..etc. 

Click Here to Download the Valentine I SPY sheet.

Please share this and Enjoy.

I planning on creating  one of these I Spy Game  sheets for every major holidays, so check back often.

Have a  lovely day.


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Friday, February 7, 2014

DIY Gifts Under $10: DIY Pedicure in a Jar

Hi Everyone, 

In this video, I will show you how to make DIY Pedicure in a Jar. A little pampering can be the perfect pick me up.  These cute DIY gift jar are the perfect  gift for your friends, family, bride maids. 



DIY Valentine Gifts For Men

Hi Everyone,

Men are so different to get gifts for. At least for me. They like simple, useful, practical gift. But I'm a girl, so like to a little something extra.  So I come up with some unique gift ideas for the man in your life. The following gift ideas use very basic items( a t-shirt, socks and shot glass) but  they are transformed into something special.

Here a quick you-tube video showing how to make 3 easy, cheap, original valentine gift for men. Really, you could use these gift  ideas year around. If you have any questions, please let me know. 

What is your favorite DIY gift idea for men?


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