You Are My Sunshine DIY Reusable Gift Bag

DIY Reusable Gift Bag from The Cards We Drew

Today sharing my DIY Reusable Gift Bag idea! A few weeks ago I was at Target and came across these cute straw bags in the dollar section for $3.00 each. I picked two of them up thinking that they would be great, easy DIY projects for when the time came! The whole idea started because I'm hosting a baby shower next month and I wanted to come up with cute little gifts for the winners of some of the games we're going to play. So I decided to use the Hazel and Ruby stencil to make this bag. Here's what you need: Child Play Stencil Mask from Hazel and Ruby $3 Tote bag from Target Sharpie Permanent Colored Markers Hazel and … [Read more...]

Framed Apple Specimen Art

Be You-Nique Apple Art

I have a fun Teacher Gift Idea to share with you today that I originally shared last spring over at Tatertots and Jello! I wanted to think of something kind of different for the first day of school and something a teacher could enjoy for years to come. So I bypassed a food, drink, or plant idea and decided on a good old fashioned DIY project that is easy enough ANYONE can do it! No expensive tools needed…just some time and creativity! So I made this Framed Apple Specimen Art for a teacher’s classroom… The idea is pretty simple and you just need a few things to create this project: Cut It Out frame Craft paint in red and green for … [Read more...]

DIY Neon Blackboard Teacher Gift

Blackboard Teacher Sign with Expo Neon Markers

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents My son's not in school yet, but he does attend preschool at his daycare...where we've developed great relationships with the teachers in his classroom each year. I always like coming up with fun ideas for teacher gifts (like this Apple Button Bag I made for Mom it Forward this week!) and I know that neon is super fun and popular with kids right I came up with this fun and easy DIY Neon Blackboard Teacher Gift! What you need for … [Read more...]

Hazel and Ruby Handmade Makery Team Member!


I'm SO thrilled to share the news with you guys finally...I got picked up as a Hazel and Ruby Handmade Makery Team Member! Hazel and Ruby is an awesome online store that sells gorgeous crafting and scrapbooking supplies. They put out a call for Makery Team Members and I applied and was chosen! I'll be sharing two projects a month using their gorgeous products and I'm in good company with other fun bloggers, as well! Over on Hazel and Ruby today you can learn 5 things all of us cannot live without...mine? Starbucks–I’m kind of addicted to iced coffees and hazelnut macchiatos. My glue gun–I’m convinced anything can be created with … [Read more...]

Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase {inexpensive gift ideas}

polka dot mason jar from The Cards We Drew #birthdaygiftideas

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase! I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive gift ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways so be sure to check out her Party. Also, search #birthdaygiftidea on social media this week to see all the other bloggers ideas shared! I love bright colors and flowers, so I thought I'd share a cute and easy painted Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase idea. I already had several of the items I needed to create … [Read more...]

Diaper Genie Baby Gift Idea

Dolled Up Diaper Genie Baby Gift Idea

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Playtex, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RefreshYourNursery Having had a baby just a few months ago, I'm pretty up to date on the things I value in my home to make my life a little easier and keep myself sane. I have several friends who are having babies in the next few months and I like to get them practical gifts that also are a little unique and personalized. And being a DIY/Craft blogger, sometimes it's hard to match both a practical and DIY gift...but I thought of a fun new way to score big with your … [Read more...]

Red White and Zour® Necklace Candy Idea

Red White and Zour Candy Necklace #ZourFace

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, all opinions are my own. #CollectiveBias We like to spend July 4th week up at the lake fishing, jet skiing, and playing on the beach. We especially enjoy watching the fireworks set off at Cedar Point from where we are staying. So I thought it would be fun to make some Red White and Zour® Necklaces as a cute candy idea for our fireworks watching festivities later this week! The idea is easy...since we're at the lake and my husband and dad are fishing, I took some fishing line and a crafting needle and strung some red white and blue marshmallows on fishing … [Read more...]

Easy Mod Podge Plates


In case you missed it from a few weeks ago on Design Dazzle, here's my easy mod podge plates tutorial! It's a fun and easy idea for summer! As a kid growing up, my grandma was an avid crafter and one craft I ALWAYS associate with summer is the easy mod podge plates craft! My grandma would bring tons of fabric, mod podge, and clear plates and let us make my mom mod podge plates to decorate her kitchen with. As an adult, it's a fairly simple project, but as a kid I was always so proud to share my creation with my mom!! So when I thought SUMMER I thought this would be perfect!! Here's what you need: Clear plastic plates OR if you … [Read more...]

DIY American Flag Frame

American Flag Frame using Cut It Out Frames

Last week I joined up with 100+ bloggers to create the Ultimate Round Up of Red White and Blue ideas...and this week I'm not done! I LOVE 4th of July and the Red, White and Blue color combination, so I was THRILLED with how this idea came together! I'm going to share with you how I made this DIY American Flag Frame with a cute unfinished frame from Cut It Out Frames. This frame was SO fun and relatively easy to make! I started by ordering this 8x10 Chandler Frame from Cut It Out Frames. The frame is only $12.99 plus shipping, so it doesn't break the bank! Here's what you need for this project: Cut It Out Frame White Spray … [Read more...]

Skirted Onesie Tutorial

Skirted Onesie Tutorial from The Cards We Drew

Hey guys! So most of you can tell, I'm not much of a seamstress. I don't do a lot of sewing projects on my blog, BUT I happen to have a mother who is a decent seamstress! I was in a little boutique a few weeks back and saw these cute basic onesies with little skirts sewn onto them. When I picked one up they had a $32 price tag!!!! The owner of the boutique started telling me how they just cut the onesie in half, sewed fabric into the onesie, and then reattached it!! So I called my mom and asked her if she could possibly do something like that. She ended up making two really cute onesie dresses!! After she did the first one I asked her to make … [Read more...]