DIY projects

Ready to get your craft on? Here you’ll find my favorite do it yourself projects and party ideas. If you are searching for something specific try the search box on the right or see my list of categories at the bottom of the page.

Giant Paper Bead Garland

by Ashley Page Norton 

I love making simple necklaces out of beads (evidence here) and often have my crafty friends over to work on jewelry projects. This garland would be perfect decor for a jewelry crafternoon but it’s so bright and graphic it could work for just about anything. These mega versions of my favorite seed beads come together quickly using whatever paper you have on hand. If you love stringing beads together this will be right up your alley!

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4th of July Dynamite Garland DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Sticks of dynamite can light up any 4th of July party – or make a bright backdrop for a photobooth. My boys rarely comment on the crafts I make, but this one got a lot of love. I think they thought it had something to do with Angry Birds. Boom! (PS – More 4th of July Ideas!) 

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Oh Baby Tablecloth DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Have a baby shower coming up?  I conquered my fear of cutting out felt letters with the simple trick of printing out the letters, then cutting the paper and cloth together. This project took several nights worth of sewing, but in the end, looks so pretty – plus can be passed on to the next sister, cousin, or friend’s baby shower! Of course, if a baby boy is on the way, switch to blues and greens, or if you’re waiting with bated breath to find out the sex of the baby – yellows will do the trick!

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Printable Housewarming Invitations & Moving Announcements

by Michaela Egger

We’re in the middle of renovating our new home, packing up our old flat and moving. So, for my project this month the idea of a little DIY printable housewarming invitation came naturally. For me one of the best things about moving is having people over for the first time! These little invitations are fun and really quick to whip up. Once I had finished the printable housewarming party invitations, I wanted to make more! So, I came up with a little bonus for you peeps: pocket-sized moving announcements. These mini babies are great to carry in your purse and hand out to friends, neighbours, business partners.

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Gift Tag Inspiration

Gift tags are sometimes an after thought but these are so pretty that they actually might steal the show. What are your favorites? (PS- Wrapping inspiration & envelope inspiration.)

Gift Tag Inspiration | Oh Happy Day!

1. Graphic Gems | 2. Parcel Tag Trio Box | 3. Face Gift Cards | 4. Paper Embellishment Gift Tags | 5. Chart Gift Tags | 6. Watercolor Gift Tags | 7. Masters Gift Tag Set | 8. Printable Tags | 9. Confetti Gift Tags | 10. Neon Sketch Gift Tags