DIY Lace Up Rain Boots

DIY lace up rain boots! So your wellies fit over your calves no matter what pants you wear!

I really love my Wellingtons; they’re the perfect rain boot except for one thing: they barely fit over my calves! I didn’t realize they made wide calf wellies until months after I had already bought this pair, and I didn’t want to return them. So instead, I found another solution: DIY lace up rain boots! Now my wellies fit perfectly no matter what pants or socks I wear, plus they’re super cute! It was so easy to convert these into {Read More}

12 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments: I’m Writing An eBook!

12 easy tutorials for handmade Christmas ornaments, all in one ebook!

In case you haven’t heard, I’m writing an ebook this holiday season!!! I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while, and I finally decided that there’s no better time than now! So be on the lookout for my book, 12 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments, in October! The tutorials in this book are all simple and easy to follow. While you do need a few crafting supplies, plus basics like scissors or a hot glue gun, I tried to stay away from ornaments {Read More}

Silhouette September Promo: Fabric Bundles!

Silhouette September Promo - Fabric Bundle!

Silhouette’s September promo is all about fabric! I really love cutting fabric with my Cameo; it’s perfect for cutting intricate designs for appliques or craft projects! Today through Tuesday, September 30 you can get an AWESOME deal on a new cutting machine bundled with everything you need to start cutting fabric! Just visit http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/September and enter the code FUNCTIONAL at checkout. And as a bonus, you can get 40% off adhesive cardstock today through Monday, September 22. Just use code FUNCTIONAL at checkout! If you haven’t {Read More}

Neon Color Block Umbrella

DIY Neon Color Block Umbrella

With the weather we’ve been having recently, it might be time to say goodbye to summer. I’ll be sad to put away my flip flops, but I’m excited for cute boots and sweaters! And of course, a fun umbrella is a must. I transformed this boring black umbrella into an awesome neon color block umbrella just by adding a bit of paint! It took a couple coats of paint to fully cover the solid black umbrella, but I was able to get it {Read More}

Creativity Unleashed Link Party – No. 37

Creativity Unleashed September 11

Welcome to Creativity Unleashed! If you’re new here, Creativity Unleashed is a place for you find some inspiration and show off your own creativity! At the bottom of this post you’ll find hundreds of links to amazing projects, recipes, crafts, and tutorials, so if you’re looking for ideas for your next project, you’ve come to the right place! And in case you missed any of the past parties, we’ve pinned the best of the best from each week’s party to the Creativity {Read More}

Fall Pumpkin Craft Ideas

Pumpkin Craft Ideas

It is almost here… Fall!   There are so many things I love about Fall and one of them is pumpkins.  They are beatiful on their own and you can use them through Thanksgiving.  The best thing about them is that there are so many great Pumpkin Craft Ideas!  At last week’s Creativity Unleashed Party, you guys showed off some amazing ideas featuring these gorgeous gourds! Here are some of my favorites…

Aluminum Can Bird Feeders

Aluminum can bird feeders, great way to recycle those old cans!

Hi! I’m Linda from Night Owl Corner back again to share another fun kid’s craft with you! I love doing art projects with recycled items from around the house. Recently, we made bird feeders out of recycled aluminum cans.  My 4 year old daughter Sophie had so much fun making these cute bird feeders and couldn’t wait for the birds to come enjoy them! Let me show you how you can make some!

Decoupage Fall Leaves Lampshade

Decoupage Fall Leaves Lampshade

My favorite part of fall (besides cute boots and sweaters!) are the leaves; the colors are just gorgeous! So I decided to turn a plain, boring lampshade into a gorgeous decoupage lampshade with fall leaves! This project was so quick and easy to do, and now every time we turn the lamp on, we get to see the leaves in fun fall colors! Decoupage Fall Leaves Lampshade Here’s what you need: (affiliate links below to the products I used and recommend) {Read More}

Just Add Paint To Totally Transform A Project!

Just add a little paint... 10 drab to fab painted projects!

What is the one DIY supply that can completely transform a project in seconds? Yep… paint! Whether it’s refinishing furniture or glamming up a simple decor piece, painted projects are more popular than ever. They can really take a piece from drab to fab with just a few simple strokes. Let’s take a look at some amazing painted projects that were linked up to last week’s Creativity Unleashed Link Party!

How To Make A Light Bulb Vase

Recycled Light Bulb Vase

What do you do when a light bulb burns out? Take out the old bulb, put in a new one, and throw away the burnt out bulb, right? Wrong! You don’t have to throw them away; recycle your burnt out light bulbs and turn them into light bulb vases! When I got my new Dremel Micro 8050, I knew it was perfect for this project; it’s light and handheld, but still powerful enough to cut through the metal part of {Read More}

Grilled Peach Tomato & Corn Salad

Grilled Peach Corn and Tomato Salad from EatDrinkEat.com blog

Hey there, it’s Kelley again from Eat Drink Eat (dot com).  I hope you all had a great, long weekend.  We stayed around town (Northern California), spent time with friends and family, stopped at the Farmer’s market and made my end of summer grilled peach, tomato and corn salad.  It has the perfect balance of flavors and tastes so fresh.

How To Get Rid Of Ants With Borax

How To Get Rid Of Ants: All you need to kill the whole colony is borax and sugar!

Ants are the worst! Whether they’re in your garden or finding their way into your home after a big rain, they’re a huge pest! And those store bought ant traps only kill the worker ants who actually find their way to the trap. Luckily there’s a really simple way to get rid of ants (including the larvae and queen!) with borax and sugar! We had so many ants find their way into our house after the crazy rainstorms we had {Read More}