Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pallet-Style DIY Sign

With my new found love of power tools, I'm kind of obsessed with all wood projects lately.  Sorry!  =)  But I promise this one does not disappoint!  Ashley from Simply Designing created this fabulous wooden pallet art.  She stenciled one of the best sayings, "Together is our favorite place to be".  Poignant and perfect.  Who wouldn't love this Pallet Style DIY Sign as part of their living room decor?


Click here for the tutorial!




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crazy Coasters



When I first saw these Crazy Coasters on Pinterest, I did two things.  I immediately pinned it to my  "Projects to Make" board, and then headed over to see what brilliant blogger made these cuties.  The guilty party is Nancy from Do Small Things With Love.  Not only are her coasters super adorable, but she's got a whole collection of other awesome project ideas!


For her full tutorial, click here!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Owl Hooded Towel Pattern

Amber from Crazy Little Projects is crazy talented.  I love just about everything this girl does!  She has mad sewing skillz (and yes, I meant it with a "z").  Amber creates these amazing hooded towel patterns that are super easy to follow and super cute!  We all know that the owl craze is hanging around.  She used her skillz to create this Owl Hooded Towel Pattern and it has to be one of the cutest ones to date!  I love the big owl eyes and cute beaks.  She even created a pink one too!  You have to check these out!



Click here for the tutorial!





Thursday, June 13, 2013

Framed in Chicken Wire & Burlap



Do you have a system for keeping notes and other pieces of paper organized in your house?  Doreen of Altered Artworks has created this super cute DIY Framed Chicken Wire & Burlap memo board that I am absolutely loving!  The shade of blue that she used to paint the frame is just gorgeous, don't you think?


For the full tutorial, click here!




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Notebook Revamp

I LOVE upcycled projects!  They are one of the coolest things we can do as crafters.  We see something that normal people don't and are able to breathe new life into it.  That's pretty amazing, don't you think?  Desiree from Your Crafty Friend revamped these notebooks and turned a boring old composition book into a work of art!  These are adorable!  They would make great gifts!  I love the bright colored paper she chose.  Adding the pen holder out of ribbon was genius!


Click here for the tutorial!




Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fabric Covered Cans





Hi everyone! We're embracing fabric this month here at the CHQ so I thought I'd give you my take on crafting with fabric, Fabric Covered Cans!    


This is a great way to repurpose, recycle, and organize with very little, very quickly!
Here's what you'll need if you'd like to make your own Fabric Covered Cans:


Empty and clean cans 
(I used a coffee can, and a can of green beans!)
Fabric scraps 
(enough to wrap each can all the way around)
Spray Glue
Scissors
Duct tape (optional)

How to make Fabric Wrapped Cans:

Step 1:
Remove the original wrapping from the can.


Step 2:
If you use a can opener to open the can (as in the case of the can of  green beans), wrap duct tape around the lid to avoid any sharp edges.


Step 3:
Using the wrapper as a guide, cut your fabric.

Step 4:
Spray the adhesive over the outside of the can, until it is evenly covered.

Step 5:
Wrap the fabric piece around the can, pulling it taught on both ends, and top to bottom.  Making sure to smooth it on with your fingers as you work your way around the can. 


The spray glue is pretty strong and dries fairly quickly, but once the fabric is on there, you don't really need to allow for any drying time.  Go ahead and fill your cans with anything you like right away!

The ridges showing through the fabric add character in my opinion.  If you're not into them, you can wrap your can with a base layer of fabric or thin foam.  

I'm using them to hold some craft supplies.  These fabric wrapped cans were so simple and quick to make, I'll be making many more to store fun stuff in my craft closet!  

What simple crafts have you made with fabric?

See ya' next time!

Monday, June 10, 2013

How to Make a Recycled Ladybug Jar





We're celebrating the beginning of summer here at the CHQ blog, and what a better way to start than with a fun kid's craft?  Carissa over at Creatively Green Living made a recycled ladybug jar for Earth Day that can easily transition over to summer.  After all, that's when I remember collecting the best bugs out in the yard! 


For the full tutorial and more great pictures, click here!


Friday, June 7, 2013

We're Going on a Sparkle Hunt

I am so excited to share this project with you today! It is seriously THE cutest thing I have ever seen. My daughters would have a ball with this Sparkle Hunt. Would this not be THE coolest thing ever for a slumber party? You would be the best mom on the block. Head over and check out "Sparkle Hunt" with free printable tags at Jacks and Kate!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Layered Button Necklace



I'm all for simple jewelry these days, especially since my little guy loves to pull at my necklaces and try to wear my bracelets.  I hate to wear pieces that are costly, so that way I don't feel awful if he ends up breaking them.  That's why I L.O.V.E. Amy from One Artsy Mama's super cute Layered Button Necklace!  Seriously, how stinkin' cute is that?!


For Amy's full tutorial, click here.



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Spring Has Sprung Frame

I am kinda in love with the new Dear Lizzy line.  I was given the opportunity to review it a couple of months ago and just love all of the fun and bright colors.  It really does scream "spring"!  My friend, Sarah at Craft Quickies, whipped up this adorable Spring Has Sprung Frame using that very same line.  And it is adorable!  Everything coordinates so well.  It's the perfect addition to your spring decor!


Click here for the tutorial!