Easy DIY Jewelry Board

Hello blog friends! Today I’m sharing a little project my friend and I whipped up to organize our jewelry. My current necklace holder is a giant key from Anthropologie. I LOVE it, but my necklace collection has more than outgrown it. So I made a fabric-covered cork board that would hold several necklaces and look great displayed in our bathroom.

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Homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Gift

Hello! One week till Christmas! If you’re still looking for some homemade gift ideas, you’re in luck. Today I’m sharing these cute little jars of homemade vanilla brown sugar scrub that I made. Continue reading

A Sweet & Crafty Birthday: Fondue and Burlap Party

This weekend, I celebrated my birthday with a few of our married, couple friends. We had everyone over for a fondue and crafting night. The ladies worked on a burlap bubble wreath and photo Christmas ornaments while the gentlemen partook in a craft beer tasting (very theme appropriate).

First, we started off the night with some wine and fondue. I got a fondue pot for Christmas last year and hadn’t gotten the chance to use it yet, so I thought it would be fun to break it out. Below is the recipe I used in my fondue pot along with my favorite things to dip in the chocolate. It was easy and yummy!

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  • 1 12 oz bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of Nutella
  • 1 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • For dipping: strawberries, bananas, Rice Krispie treats, marshmallows, cheesecake

Instructions:

  1. Add the chocolate chips to your fondue pot. Turn the fondue pot on a low to medium heat setting.
  2. The add the half and half or heavy cream and Nutella. As chocolate starts to melt, start stirring until completely melted. Reduce heat if needed, so it doesn’t burn.

After fondue we started the crafting part of the party. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I started this burlap wreath a few weeks ago, but I waited till the party to finish it. I started it early because I wanted to make sure that (A) I could do it and teach everyone else how to do it and (B) my burlap worked with the tutorial I was following. The instructions said to use the 4″ burlap ribbon that you can buy in the store, but I had a bolt of cheap burlap leftover from some other projects. The ribbon is a little bit stiffer and the edges are finished, whereas the fabric I had is not. But, I just cut it into 4″ strips and it worked fine. The hardest part of these wreaths is figuring out how to get started! After that it’s really easy and pretty fast.

Here is my finished burlap wreath. Now it just needs a few embellishments…it’ll be finished one of these days!

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I had a fun birthday and loved crafting with everyone! Twenty eight is going to be a great year!

15 DIY Burlap Craft Ideas

Hello blog friends! As I mentioned last week I have a ton of burlap left over from my friend’s bridal shower and I need to use it up! I’ve been thinking of having a crafting party in which I supply the burlap just to get rid of it! In the meantime, I’ve been looking for burlap craft project ideas and decided to round up my favorite ideas here.

15 DIY Burlap Ideas at Perpetually Daydreaming

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Simple printed placemats. These would look great with a rustic/natural fall tablescape.

Similarly, you could DIY a Fall table runner with burlap too.

Cute ruffle-y garland. Love this idea! Could work for Christmas, Thanksgiving or anytime of the year really.

This is a no-sew tree skirt and it actually looks pretty simple to make.

I’m a sucker for bunting banners and this one is so easy!

Love me some bows and monograms and they make for some cute bulletin boards. You could also use it for a jewelry board.

Rustic ornaments.

DIY burlap pumpkin – this is a great idea for covering those ugly (but inexpensive) dollar store pumpkins.

This hand-stamped burlap vase is simple, but beautiful and can be used year round.

These monogram burlap signs would be a good wedding or anniversary gift.

This is an easy project, but so pretty! Use burlap to tie a bow around some evergreen and add silver bells.

These last few burlap project ideas are different types of burlap wreaths. First, a burlap bow wreath – You make a kind of bow and then attach to a wire form with pipe cleaners.

A burlap rosette wreath. This one would take awhile, but you could use only a few rosettes on a gapevine wreath instead to make it quicker.

Burlap scrap wreath – tie on strips of scrap burlap. This is probably the simplest one I’ve seen, but a little bit messier look.

Another burlap scrap wreath. This one is made of folded squares pinned into a styrofoam wreath form.

That’s the end of the roundup! Hope you enjoyed the inspiration. Do you have any great burlap project ideas?

Personalized Baby Gift: Birth Subway Art

A couple of months ago, our friends welcomed their first little bundle of baby cuteness into their lives. These are our friends whose wedding is where I met Michael, and they are our first friends to have a baby. I was so excited for them! I got them some things off of their registry for their shower, but I wanted to have something special to give them when we finally got to meet the little guy. I love the birth subway art idea and I think it’s a good keepsake as well as great way to remember all the little details. So I decided to make one on my own. I knew they were decorating the nursery with sports stuff and their basic color scheme, so that was my starting off point. And here is the finished piece! I’ve blocked out their last name for privacy.

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I had my friend text me all the info for a surprise, so she sent me the weight, length and time of Cooper’s birth.

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I found some cute fonts that had the baseball, football and basketballs as well as some varsity letter and kid-like fonts. I thought it turned out pretty well and I had fun making it. I hope they liked it too!

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This design along with some other baby subway art is now available in my Etsy shop. Click here to see the listing!

 

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