10 Minute Sharpie Mug for Valentine’s Day

Love Sharpie Mug Valentine's Gift Idea from www.thecardswedrew.com

Do you love and appreciate homemade gifts as much as I do, but don't always have the time for a super complicated project? Today I'm showing you a simple and easy way to show your love without costing you tons of money or time!! This 10 Minute Sharpie Mug is perfect for a DIY Valentine's Day gift!! For this tutorial you will need: White Mug (got mine for $3 from Target) Sharpies in selected colors Vinyl letters or stencils (mine are from Hazel and Ruby Handmade) How to: Start by applying your letters onto the mug. Make sure the mug is freshly washed and clean and they sometimes suggest using rubbing alcohol to create an … [Read more...]

DIY Glittered Perfume Bottles


I am over at Darice crafts this weekend sharing these simple little DIY Glittered Perfume Bottles! They are simple to make and you can add your own scents like Bath and Body works or samples from the mall to make them affordable and special! I think little girl's would love these!! Check out the full post here! … [Read more...]

Get Inspired with Gift Giving: Santa Belt Coke Bottle Gifts

Santa Belt Coke Bottles Gift Idea

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealMagic #CollectiveBias This time of the year seems like it just sneaks up on you and BAM! it's the week before Christmas. If you're like me, you're racking your brain for cute coworker gifts, daycare teacher presents, and goodies for all. So I thought I'd help you get inspired with gift giving and show you how easily I made these cute Santa Belt Coke Bottle Gifts. Everyone can appreciate a coke and some candy and these little guys take no time at all to make!! Materials Needed: Red Construction Paper Black Construction … [Read more...]

Santa Claus Christmas Window

Santa Claus Christmas Window

This post is sponsored by DecoArt and Michaels, all thoughts, words, creations and opinions are my own.#chalkyfinish #decoartprojects "Christmas time is here....Christmas time is here...." and it's my favorite time of the year to decorate my house and add new traditions and decor into my home. The other day I showed you this easy Glittery Reindeer I made for my daughter's room and today I'm sharing a cute little Santa Claus Christmas Window that I made for my son's room next to his Christmas tree! Materials: Wooden Window from Michaels DecoArt Americana Chalk Paint in Rogue or Romance Paint Brush Black Foam Core … [Read more...]

Owl Leaf Wreath

fall leaf owl wreath

A few months ago I shared this Owl Leaf Wreath over at Darice and today I thought I'd share it with you guys in case you missed it!! Fall is officially here and one of my FAVORITE times of the year. I'm a wreath fanatic, so this year I thought I'd add a new wreath to the decor with this fun Fall Leaf Owl DIY wreath! My original idea was to cover the whole wreath in leaves, but after I got started with the first few against the straw, I thought it really looked pretty and festive with the straw wreath being the base for the design, so I decided less was more and went a different direction. This DIY wreath is simple to make! Fall … [Read more...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Game Idea

Ninja Turtle Training Game Party Idea  from The Cards We Drew

This post is sponsored by FloraCraft. All opinions are my own. We celebrated our son's 5th birthday this weekend and put on a really fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party for him. We wanted to come up with a fun game, so we made this Ninja Turtle Party Game Idea and did a DIY Turtle Training Station! The whole set up is really easy! Here's what you need: FloraCraft® Foam Head (at Michael's or JoAnn's) Black foam safe Spray Paint Material for masks FloraCraft Design It:® Simple Style Glitter Organza (Turquoise Glitter Dot, Silver Glitter Dot and Lt. Green Glitter Dot) Large wooden Popsicle sticks Hot Glue How … [Read more...]

DIY Engraved Cutting Board

DIY Engraved Cutting Board from The Cards We Drew

With so many weddings around this time of the year and spring, I start to try to think outside the box with wedding gifts. Being a crafter/DIYer, I try to think of USEFUL handmade gift ideas for my friends and family. So I got to thinking while at Ikea and picked up this inexpensive cutting board then headed home wondering how I could make use of it. You see those gorgeous fancy cutting boards personalized with monogramming and engraved names for sale online for $50-$100, why not be able to do it yourself!? Today I'm going to show you how I used the Dremel® Micro™8050 to make a DIY Engraved Cutting Board...a perfect gift for a friend or … [Read more...]