I know I say this about every craft that I post, but seriously, easiest project ever. I found this wee piece of driftwood earlier this summer while out in nature. And I brought it back and kept it with me for the past few months (that’s normal, right?). I love finding pieces of nature that I can incorporate into projects. I finally decided that hanging my (few) necklaces off of my bookshelf wasn’t cutting it. I don’t have much jewelry, so this is perfect for the few items that I wear consistently. Pins, string, nail, driftwood. Done.
I’ve had this project in my back pocket for a while. It’s kind of been daunting to permanently dye something, for some reason. Haha. So I had a canvas tote, 6 canvas napkins, and 2 kitchen towels. Boiled the water. Added the salt. AKA followed instructions on the dye boxes, EXCEPT, I only added half the dye for the first brief soak. I put the fabric in 2/3 of the way, let it soak. Took it out, rinsed it with cool water. Then stirred in the rest of the dye and put the fabric in only 1/2 way. So as to get the ombre look.
They’re currently drying on my back porch.
For the tote I dipped the bottom purple and the top navy, leaving a little gap in the middle. I dig it.
I have always been enchanted by canopies and dreamy bedroom decorations. Yesterday was rainy, and my brain was tired of reading. So I purchased a giant cross stitching hoop from Michaels, along with ribbon. I wrapped the hoop in some extra black and white fabric that I had, then fabric glued the lace and ribbon onto the hoop. I hung the hoop using string and a hook. Super easy, and only about $15.00.
I’ve been pretty crafty this past year, but my project today is most definitely my favourite thus far. So much sentiment. It’s actually in my parents kitchen. I have lately been feeling the need to display more photos, rather than have them just sit in photo albums, or worse, only end up on facebook. My mom and I went through some old summer shots, and I hung this up in front of the kitchen sink. Way too simple, using only twine, medium sized clothes pins and tacks. I hope you enjoy the craft at least a fraction of how much we are :).
Sharpie mugs are super simple and allllll over Pinterest. We picked up some mugs at Michaels, for about a dollar a piece. Just sharpie them and bake them at 350 for 20 minutes. Voila. 1. Messy chevron mug 2. The mug … Continue reading →
Life has been flying by like crazzzzy these past few weeks. I’ve been getting back into the swing of school, interviewing for graduate school, and about to start working. I can’t believe January is already about over. My school psychology … Continue reading →
So, i’ve send out a handful of letters since being here, and in my boredom this evening, I decided to spice up my envelopes a bit. I have gathered up freebie maps from Ireland and Rotterdam, so I just used real (boring) envelopes as a template for size, used a glue stick to seal them, and ta-da! Awesome envelopes.