DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial - Bathroom Makeover

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial - Bathroom Makeover

I first got into macrame when I was a teenager in the early 2000s. I spent my free time feverishly knotting hemp jewelry and accessories back in those days. This obsession landed me my first job at The Bead Monkey (RIP), a bead shop in Minneapolis. Working there was like my version of heaven. I was surrounded by colorful beads and creative older women who inspired me to pursue art as a career. I remember bringing in my embarrassing sketchbooks full of angsty drawings to work. My coworkers poured over them, sharing tips and words of encouragement. 
Learn to Screen Print with Stencils

Learn to Screen Print with Stencils

Do you love the look of screen-printed products but dislike all the crazy chemicals involved in the process? This tutorial covers a chemical-free technique using stencils! With this method, there’s no need to process screens with emulsion or strip them with solvents! This technique is perfect for short runs of prints- if you want to create a permanent screen, you will need to use chemicals.    

In this tutorial, I used my Cricut Maker 3 to create stencils for my screen, but you can easily replicate this process with an X-acto knife and contact paper.

10 Colorful Hand Painted Wrapping Paper Ideas

10 Colorful Hand Painted Wrapping Paper Ideas

I've scoured the internet to find the most uncomplicated and colorful DIY wrapping paper ideas to bring your gift wrap game to the next level. Spend a relaxing evening painting a bunch of wrapping paper, so you're ready to wrap any gift at any time! You will be surprised how easy and fun it is to create your own!
Make These Ten Retro-Inspired Ornaments!

Make These Ten Retro-Inspired Ornaments!

Check out this selection of vintage-inspired, handmade ornament ideas! This blog includes ornament tutorials perfect for kids and more complicated and intricate projects for more experienced crafters. 
Seven Craft Shows to Binge Watch This Weekend

Seven Craft Shows to Binge Watch This Weekend

Have you've been crafting all day and are ready to settle down for the evening? What's a maker to do but watch other artists make things! This weekend, cozy up and watch a DIY reality show! There are many new ones released in the last couple of years that are great looks into makers' minds.  Get inspired from your couch! 
5 Outfit Ideas to Brighten Up Your Winter Wardrobe

5 Outfit Ideas to Brighten Up Your Winter Wardrobe

In this blog, I’ll share five outfit ideas for your next winter adventure. Learn some easy tips on how to liven up your wardrobe with a couple of new pieces along with the favorite cozy clothes you already have.  
5 Tips For Taking Product Photos That Sell

5 Tips For Taking Product Photos That Sell

Taking product photos doesn’t have to be complicated! Beyond knowing how to use a camera and edit photos, there are a few tips that can help you bring your pictures to the next level and encourage your customers to buy! 
A Creative Friendsgiving Tablescape for Your Crafty Friends

A Creative Friendsgiving Tablescape for Your Crafty Friends

You don’t need a lot of time and money to throw a festive holiday dinner party. I bet you probably already have everything you need to create a beautiful table setting at home! Check out my tips for creating a cheap and easy Friendsgiving tablescape with a creative twist in this article. 
Use Social Media Art Challenges to Create Every Day

Use Social Media Art Challenges to Create Every Day

Daily prompts and social media challenges can help kick start your art practice! Consider participating in an art-making challenge to connect with other artists, gain accountability, try out a new medium, and have fun!  
Top Tips to Sell Your Crafts and Handmade Products

Top Tips to Sell Your Crafts and Handmade Products

You’ve been honing your craft for years. You’ve gone through prototype after prototype, and you’re finally ready to get your product in front of customers.  Are you unsure of what to do next? In this blog, I share tips to sell your handmade products and make your creative business thrive.
15 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decorations to Make Tonight

15 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decorations to Make Tonight

Every year you have the intention to decorate for Halloween. Yet, here we are. The haunted day is around the corner, and your house is void of any spooky decorations. Don't fear! I’ve compiled a list of 15 easy Halloween decorations that you can make in about 30 minutes with minimal materials.  

Don’t be doomed to face another year with no ghoulish decor to attract hoards of trick-or-treaters. There is still time!

Veggie Print a Halloween Banner!

Veggie Print a Halloween Banner!

A potato or apple print is a style of printmaking done by carving produce, applying ink, and printing! Most people use apples or potatoes for this printing style, but any piece of firm produce will do- try carving a carrot or a sweet potato! 

This blog will demonstrate how I made this spooky Halloween banner using apples for pumpkins and potatoes for ghosts! I love how this project turned out. I hope you have fun making this easy decoration.