Decoupage a sewing machine

How to decoupage a sewing machine with pattern piecesIf you’ve been to my blog before, you might know that I went to sewing camp at 10 years old. While the other children were doing cool outdoor camp-y things like archery and horseback riding, I was packing a lunch and going to sewing classes with “old people” (they were probably in their 30s). At the time I hated it. Okay, let me rephrase that – I didn’t understand why I had to go. But my parents are pretty skilled people (they can fix ANYTHING) and so they felt like I should be skilled too. I appreciate it now…. 

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Decoupage a sewing machine

How to decoupage a sewing machine with pattern piecesIf you’ve been to my blog before, you might know that I went to sewing camp at 10 years old. While the other children were doing cool outdoor camp-y things like archery and horseback riding, I was packing a lunch and going to sewing classes with “old people” (they were probably in their 30s). At the time I hated it. Okay, let me rephrase that – I didn’t understand why I had to go. But my parents are pretty skilled people (they can fix ANYTHING) and so they felt like I should be skilled too. I appreciate it now…. 

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Decoupage gifts and decor for Valentine’s Day!

Decoupage gifts and decor for Valentine's Day!I’m always looking for new color palettes (other than the traditional) for holidays. For example, Christmas is lovely in green and red . . . but what about some other options? I feel that way about Valentine’s Day too. I’m wanting to make some projects this year, but I want to do something other than pink and red, just for fun! My friends Cathie and Steve decided this year it was time to go with a pink, gold and black theme . . . and I have to admit, I’m loving it…. 

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Leopard print DIY slip ons

DIY-Leopard-Print-Sneakers-Fall-For-DIYI looked in my closet the other day and realized it is just about time for other Mod Podge shoe revamp! It’s been quite awhile . . . years even . . . since I’ve glued fabric to shoe, and now I’m ready. I’m liking leopard a lot more these days, in moderation (though I totally endorse leopard not in moderation). I have a pair of leggings from Old Navy that I wear under skirts. I think it’s time to kick it up a notch and turn that love of leopard into a pair of shoes. If you agree, take a peek at the tutorial below.

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Get the ULTIMATE DIY book bundle – $1,200 worth for only $34.95!

diy-buy-600x345Of course you’re here because you love Mod Podge –  and the great thing about crafting and DIY is that there’s so much to get involved in! You may have started with decorating, or creating gifts, or photography, or even Mod Podge, but there’s a huge world of crafting opportunities out there, and you’ve probably only scratched the surface!

The only problem is . . . how do you decide which project to dive into next? Not to mention, it can get expensive so quickly, buying more resources, more books, more patterns. What if you had a wide variety of inspiring resources right at your fingertips, but for a fraction of what you would usually spend?… 

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Valentine craft: paper straw heart wreath

Make a fun pink and red heart wreath that says "I love you!" This is a fun and easy valentine craft, and you get to use paper straws! I had amassed quite a large collection of straw last year when I decided to make this craft. Yep – I’m one of those people. Every time I’d visit the store, I’d see a box of paper straws in some color that I needed to have. They were just calling my name! I realized I had enough red and pink to make a valentine craft, and that’s how this wreath was born. It’s a pretty easy craft so you can make it with children (though you’re definitely going to want to operate the hot glue gun). It also uses Mod Podge Sheer Colors AND glitter. How can you lose?

Gather These Supplies

IMG_2835Paint your wood heart plaque with white.

IMG_2856Cut your tissue paper into several squares. Enough to cover the entire plaque.

IMG_2857Use your Mod Podge Sheer Colors to decoupage down the tissue paper squares. Look at the tint it adds to the project! Paint red around the outer edge of your heart plaque and let dry.

IMG_2858Add your adhesive letters to the front. My letters ARE REALLY FUN. They have a removable top!

IMG_2859Check this out! If your letters aren’t like this, you can just use regular glitter letters.

IMG_2860But what’s cool about these is that you can add any glitter color of your choice. I chose silver.

IMG_2861Once that was done, I used hot glue to adhere my straws to the back. I did have a bit of a snafu – I wasn’t putting them on correctly, so I had to cut a little heart template out of the tissue paper to help me! It might help you, too.

Make a fun pink and red heart wreath that says "I love you!" This is a fun and easy valentine craft, and you get to use paper straws! Make a fun pink and red heart wreath that says "I love you!" This is a fun and easy valentine craft, and you get to use paper straws! Take a peek at the finished wreath! So easy to make, and so fun. Now what other holidays crafts can I incorporate paper straws into? Whee!

5 tips for conquering craft room clutter in the new year!

5 tips for conquering craft room clutterI’ve had an ongoing project for about five to six months now: I call it “craft-studiomageddon.” It’s really not that bad though . . . I’m actually enjoying organizing my craft studio! It’s taken some time (and patience) and this is as far as I had gotten up to this past weekend, which isn’t too shabby:

DSC_0421With the help of my friend Maya, I was able to get my TONS of supplies out of the boxes, sorted, and onto the shelves you see here. It’s National Organization Month, and I’ve really been jonesing to finish up! So this past weekend I was able to take it one step further with the help of my new Brother P-Touch Label Maker, and now it’s even further along! If you’re in the midst of organizing a craft studio/room, I want to share my five most important tips with you…. 

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Decoupage gifts and decor for Valentine’s Day!

I’m always looking for new color palettes (other than the traditional) for holidays. For example, Christmas is lovely in green and red . . . but what about some other options? I feel that way about Valentine’s Day too. I’m wanting to make some projects this year, but I want to do something other than… 

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How to decoupage a sewing machine with pattern pieces

Decoupage a sewing machine

If you’ve been to my blog before, you might know that I went to sewing camp at 10 years old. While the other children were doing cool outdoor camp-y things like archery and horseback riding, I was packing a lunch and going to sewing classes with “old people” (they were probably in their 30s). At… 

Read More »

PJ_LRG_5851_1

Decoupage gifts and decor for Valentine’s Day!

I’m always looking for new color palettes (other than the traditional) for holidays. For example, Christmas is lovely in green and red . . . but what about some other options? I feel that way about Valentine’s Day too. I’m wanting to make some projects this year, but I want to do something other than… 

Read More »

DIY-Leopard-Print-Sneakers-Fall-For-DIY

Leopard print DIY slip ons

I looked in my closet the other day and realized it is just about time for other Mod Podge shoe revamp! It’s been quite awhile . . . years even . . . since I’ve glued fabric to shoe, and now I’m ready. I’m liking leopard a lot more these days, in moderation (though I… 

Read More »

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Get the ULTIMATE DIY book bundle – $1,200 worth for only $34.95!

Of course you’re here because you love Mod Podge –  and the great thing about crafting and DIY is that there’s so much to get involved in! You may have started with decorating, or creating gifts, or photography, or even Mod Podge, but there’s a huge world of crafting opportunities out there, and you’ve probably only… 

Read More »

Make a fun pink and red heart wreath that says "I love you!" This is a fun and easy valentine craft, and you get to use paper straws!

Valentine craft: paper straw heart wreath

I had amassed quite a large collection of straw last year when I decided to make this craft. Yep – I’m one of those people. Every time I’d visit the store, I’d see a box of paper straws in some color that I needed to have. They were just calling my name! I realized I… 

Read More »

5 tips for conquering craft room clutter

5 tips for conquering craft room clutter in the new year!

I’ve had an ongoing project for about five to six months now: I call it “craft-studiomageddon.” It’s really not that bad though . . . I’m actually enjoying organizing my craft studio! It’s taken some time (and patience) and this is as far as I had gotten up to this past weekend, which isn’t too shabby: With the… 

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