Monday, January 15, 2018

New Tools for the Craft Room: Cricut Explore Air 2


A surprise present from hubby! Belated Christmas? Early Valentine? Either way, he's earned a hubby of the year nomination for sneakily shipping me a new Cricut Explore Air 2.  It's my very first cutting machine (I've been kickin' it old school in the craft room). New year, new toy, new projects. Yay!

Monday, December 18, 2017

DIY Window-Cling "Stickers" + Homemade Holiday Treat Jars


This project combines inexpensive supplies to create homemade holiday treat jars with removeable DIY window-cling style "stickers". They're perfect for adding a temporary festive touch or for gifting goodies.  We made pet treat jars as a guest collaboration with our partner blog, Dalmatian DIY, but this also works for wrapping human treats as well. It's also a family friendly craft for younger folks who can safely handle paint or with helping hands (simple designs recommended). Because we aren't painting directly on the jars, do-overs are easy and you don't need to deal with the headache of using paint on curvy surfaces.  Note: These homemade dimensional fabric paint clings will stick to most smooth surfaces, including windows, however, after having endured the pain of trying to scrape the former owners' well-toasted clings off the windows,  I've never again trusted anything on the windows to be temporary - bought or homemade.