Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Vanity DIY Project

Or: How I Turned a Free Desk in to a Charming Vanity Getting dressed and ready to the leave the house in the morning always seems like a hectic rush. With different things I need to get ready in various locations, not a lot of time to feel "put-together", and limited patients, I end up stressed and panicked-feeling. Having a vanity with plenty of storage for my most-needed accessories and makeup has made a huge difference in my morning routine. Last year, I re-decorated my vanity. I … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Finishing Project

It's been a while since I've stained and finished anything. I remember the process being really messy, time-consuming and involving a long wait time between steps. No wonder it took me so long to work on another project! When I heard about a product that was a stain and finish in one, and didn't involve messy liquids, I wanted to find out how to get my DIY on with a new project! Here, I'm testing out the Maple finish Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths on a piece of wood, which can be used to hold a … [Read more...]

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

(This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.) In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee! How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy!  … [Read more...]

ModCloth Make The Cut Contest: ‘Prints Charming’

It feels like that time of year when I'm thinking about bright colours and prints! How about you? Also, of getting creative - I'm tired of being bundled up inside during the winter! Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer? Well now that dream can come true! The ModCloth Make The Cut program is a recurring design contest that invites the ModCloth Community to design garments, graphics, or fabric prints. Its main purpose is to further their mission of democratizing fashion by … [Read more...]

Get Crafting this Fall—Take a Craftsy Online Class

What is Craftsy? Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, … [Read more...]

DIY Thrifty Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs

“Dogs are people, too.” — from the movie Stick It This Halloween, I’m all about getting back to the classics. You don’t need specialty items like specific masks, particular fake weapons or expensive components to have a great Halloween costume—nor does your dog. Kids and adults alike enjoy going out on Halloween—deciding on the perfect costume idea, choosing the elements, getting dressed up and having their picture taken—and of course, the entertainment part. Will you choose one of the many … [Read more...]

DIY Bollywood Party On Love Snap Make

This past weekend, one of my younger cousins got married! I have been spending time in Calgary with my family for the past 2 weeks. I've been having a great time so far. It was great seeing family members that I haven't in years, and participating in a few of the wedding ceremonies. I shared some tips on how to create a Bollywood themed party over on my frugal décor and DIY blog Love Snap Make— go check out the DIY Bollywood Party post there!  … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Glass Bottle Upcycle Project

Hello, there! My name is Cher and I am behind Designs by Studio C, a website where I feature DIY projects, how-to information, and free furniture plans! At Designs by Studio C, you can learn How to Build a Bench Using an Old Door, find useful information on How to Cut a 2x4 in Half, and find plans to build countless pieces of furniture and accessories including the Adele Wine Cabinet (yes, I designed and built it myself)! … [Read more...]

3rd Revolution Inspires DIY Creativity

This post brought to you by 3rd Revolution. Seeing projects that other people have worked on and completed is very inspiring. I've been checking out submitted projects on the 3rd Revolution site, and have even submitted a few of my own. I was nervous about submitting my projects on 3rd Revolution, at first, because I thought that everyone else's would be so much nicer than mine. Turns out that my concerns were misplaced. It is actually really great to see projects of all kinds on the … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly DIY Crafts & Cleaning Solutions Round-Up

Instead of adding more stuff to your home, spring clean your place with eco-friendly ingredients you already have, and put together eco-friendly DIY crafts instead of purchasing store-bought presents. I've put together this list of resources to help you have a great eco-friendly spring. With all the rain (and snow) that many people are experiencing in their areas, people are staying inside - get crafting with with these projects. … [Read more...]