Easy DIY Burlap Table Runner

Easy DIY Burlap Table Runner

Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. It is the one holiday that I feel like you can go all out for. Growing up my mom always decorated our mantel. I was a bit sad moving into my house that I didn't have a fireplace to decorate. My solution was to get a side board or a sofa table that I almost treat as a faux mantel in my living room. Consumer Crafts was awesome enough to send me a gigantic box filled with every holiday crafting supply you can imagine and challenge me to come up with a holiday craft. So today we are going to start decorating that mantel with an easy DIY burlap table runner made out of burlap ribbon from Consumer Crafts.

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DIY Fall Wreath

DIY Fall Wreath

Finally life has slowed down a bit and I am able to get into the fall mood that is beyond just ordering a pumpkin spice latte at a counter. This weekend one of my friends came up for a girls getaway and we decided to have a crafty relaxing Sunday making fall wreaths. The weather was so perfect 70's in October?! Yes, please. So since the weather was so perfect and wreaths can be messy we sat outside on my back deck and made them under the ever changing leaves.

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Washi Tape Pumpkin Art

Washi Tape Pumpkin Art

Hello Weekend Crafters! I'm so excited that Michelle invited me to share a project with you today. I'm Emily and I blog at Two Purple Couches, where I spend my time creating and crafting a colorful home. The project I'm sharing today combines some of the things that Michelle and I both love—washi tape, pumpkins and our Silhouette machines!

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Halloween Crack Recipe

Halloween Crack Recipe

Ok let's face it who doesn't love Christmas crack?! Why is it Christmas crack? In my family we make it all year long. I saw a picture floating around facebook of a Halloween bark. That's when it hit me. Let's make Halloween crack. I was actually in Joann Fabrics with my sister when we saw it. So I marched over to the candy aisle and picked up some eyeballs from Wilton

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Manicure or Pedicure in a Mason Jar Gift Idea

Manicure or Pedicure in a Mason Jar Gift Idea

This past weekend I help throw a bridal shower for my future sister in law. As we all know along with showers comes games and with games you need prizes! My sister had recently gone to a friends shower and the prizes were manicure or pedicures in a mason jar. What a great idea! 

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French Provincial End Table Makeover

French Provincial End Table Makeover

A little over a year ago I was browsing my local thrift shop and saw this French Provincial end table for only $7.99. I immediately thought that would be a beautiful piece for my bedroom if I refinished it. Well as it goes when you have a project for yourself it usually gets put on the back burner. So this piece moved with me to the new house then sat getting collecting dust in my basement. Until last week! I had a long weekend off from work and I decided this was my weekend project. So I said no to all my potential plans and went down into the basement to paint! 

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How to Update Handles with Rub 'n Buff

How to Update Handles with Rub 'n Buff

Often the first thing you do to update a piece of furniture you're making over is replacing the handles. That doesn't always need to be the case. If you like the look of the handles with the piece there's a simple way to give the handles new life. I just finished a new project (check back Monday) I refinished a French Provincial end table. I loved the regal feel of the piece so I decided to keep the handles. 

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15 DIY Pallet Projects

15 DIY Pallet Projects

Guys I have a slight problem and I will admit it. I have fallen victim to the pallet trend and I am not sorry. I constantly have a never ending supply of pallet boards in my basement (thanks dad!). I make a lot of pallet signs there I've said it! But you know what? These projects always seem to be the most popular and I enjoy making them. So instead of apologizing I am doing the exact opposite. I've gathered up 15 awesome DIY Pallet Projects from some of my favorite DIYers. Everything from how to disassemble a pallet to making shelving or even a raised garden or a planter. 

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DIY Zip Code Pallet Sign

DIY Zip Code Pallet Sign

Recently it was my friends birthday and she loves pallet signs. So it seemed like a no brainer to make her one. She recently bought a house in the coastal beach town of Bristol, RI. Now if you live in Bristol you are proud of it especially in the summer. The town is known nationally as the oldest 4th of July celebration celebrating since 1785. The oldest continuous celebration of it's kind.

Also it's the second Monday of the month. You know what that means right? It's the Silhouette Challenge! This months theme is Summer so make sure you stick around until the end for 14 Summer projects all made from a Silhouette! 

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Jurassic Park Inspired Dinosaur Air Plant Holder

Jurassic Park Inspired Dinosaur Air Plant Holder

I've always loved Jurassic Park. My brother was obsessed with it when we were kids and I always get that sense of nostalgia when I watch it. So I was excited when they announced Jurassic World.... not to mention Chris Pratt, need I say more. I have been seeing toy dinosaurs everywhere since the movie was announced. So I picked this guy up at CVS for my desk at work. I also have a some succulents and a cactus at my desk and then it hit me why don't I make this dinosaur into an airplant holder. So on Friday T Rex went into my purse and travelled home for a bit of cosmetic surgery. 

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DIY Personalized Notebook

DIY Personalized Notebook

In April I travelled to Salt Lake City, Utah for the blogging conference SNAP! The conference was made up of craft minded bloggers and what do us bloggers do best? We craft for each other. I signed up for a SNAP secret sister. The conference was over 3 days and with a gift for each day and on the third day revealing yourself as the secret sister. Today I am going to be sharing with you guys the gift from day two which happened to be a notebook that I customized with vinyl. This gift was perfect because the Silhouette Challenge theme this month is DIY Gifts. So make sure to stick around until the end for 16 other DIY gift projects.

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Personalized Cutting Boards from My Paper Craze

Personalized Cutting Boards from My Paper Craze

Hi there! It's Becky and Glenna from My Paper Craze guest posting†today! We're so excited to be here and share a super-fun project we worked on this weekend!

You know, one of my favorite mediums to play with on my Silhouette is vinyl. Every time I turn around, I'm finding something else that I can dress up with this awesome tool! Today,we offer up our project for inspiration: a Personalized Cutting Board!

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Mother's Day Card- Free Printable

Mother's Day Card- Free Printable

Mother's Day is coming up so fast! So today I am offering a free printable for a Mother's Day CardThis whole year is just flying by every time I look up it's another holiday and I am buying another $5 card. So instead let's make Mom a card that looks like it could be sold in the store and all you need is some white card stock, a printer and some scissors (or a paper cutter). 

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ExtraCared for Onesie

ExtraCared for Onesie

I don't often write about my 9 to 5 (because really who wants to hear about that) but today is an exception because recently my two worlds merged for a few hours. I helped throw another baby shower at work (click here to see a bunny themed work baby shower).  I work at CVS along side designers that work on the ExtraCare loyalty program. So when one of the designers was pregnant it just seemed naturally or punny to make an ExtraCare onesie.

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DIY Recycled Easter Bunny Vases

DIY Recycled Easter Bunny Vases

Easter is just around the corner and I can't believe how early it is this year, April 5th. I've been asked to host Easter and my house is very small so the thought of it is stressing me out! So naturally what do I do? I craft.... or eat dip. So why not do both. I had a left over salsa container (coincidence?) that I thought would make a great vase for the dinner table on Easter. I ran the jar through the dishwasher. 

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Where the Wild Thing Are Pallet Sign

Where the Wild Thing Are Pallet Sign

I have the best news in the world! One of my close friends is having triplets! YES TRIPLETS! Talk about instant family and I am so excited for her. So when she asked me to help her make a pallet sign for the nursery how could I refuse? And this happened at the perfect time because the Silhouette Challenge Theme this month is Word Art, how perfect. Make sure you stick around the end for 22 additional work art projects. 

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Bunny Baby Shower (at work)

Bunny Baby Shower (at work)

One of my friends at work recently had her baby boy, Finn, but before she did we threw her a fun baby shower at the office. Now throughout her entire pregnancy she referred to her little nugget as bunny. So naturally we threw her a bunny themed baby shower! Work showers tend to be a bit different then your regular showers, you schedule a conference room for an hour and there is usually a cake. Now do you all think I could just do that? No! Even a work baby shower has to be special, maybe just with less games. 

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52 Week Money Challenge

52 Week Money Challenge

I have never been the best at saving. I know it's because being a freelance designer I was always waiting to be paid by clients or the fact I was in college and then grad school. Well 2015 is the year I am changing that. I have hung up my freelance hat and taken a full time job as a designer and this is the year I vow to put a dent in my student loans and start to save to buy a house. I want to buy a house by the time I am 30 and I only have 2.5 more years to save. Now I have a budget and plans in place to accomplish those goals, you all should really check out Dave Ramsey, but in the mean time I don't want to forget about the fun things in life. Like a vacation or saving up for a big purchase.

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Melted Snowman Cookies

Melted Snowman Cookies

Along with an ugly sweater party my work is also having a Christmas cookie contest. Now I am naturally competitive it runs in my family. Don't get me started on our family game nights! A few years back my sister had made melted snowman cookies for Christmas and I knew these would be perfect for the contest. Also any excuse to go to my sisters to bake is a welcomed one. Now I don't want to cheat so I did not ask my sister to make these I just asked for her guidance. 

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Chalkboard and Vinyl Christmas Signs

Chalkboard and Vinyl Christmas Signs

Can you believe that it's already December?! Do you know what that means? It's the last Silhouette Challenge of 2014! We always like to make these challenges the best by thanking you guys for crafting with us through out the year. This week we will be giving away not one but TWO Silhouette cutting machines! First place will win a Cameo and second will win a Portrait! So make sure you stick around until the end of this post. 

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