How To Make Resin Pendants

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Here’s a fun, easy way to make resin jewelry without the scary chemical mixing!  First I bought these silver plated bezels: CONTINUE READING

Christmas Nativity Peg Dolls and Download

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Boo’s Box o’ Princesses and BOYville dolls were such a big hit last Christmas that I decided to commission my friend Stephanie Corfee to make a Christmas Nativity version!  I spent the last few days painting Baby Jesus, Jo-Fess (as Boo calls him), Mary and the rest of the Christmas peeps: CONTINUE READING

Making Mementos and Jewelry With Coins

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Note: A quick note before I get a gazillion comments….it’s not illegal to alter coins….as long as you never try to spend them again.
I checked with the treasury department. I might be breaking some law with the international coins….so extradite me.

Everywhere I’ve traveled overseas….I’ve kept a coin from that country. I had them in a jar, but I recently took each one and stamped them with the year I traveled there: CONTINUE READING

Carving Rocks with a Dremel

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There is something very gratifying about carving into a rock.  This project was kind of therapeutic. I was thinking I’d carve some words into rocks and maybe start leaving them around Palm Desert to see if people find them…. CONTINUE READING

Free Vintage Label Silhouette Sticker Download

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I made these little illustrated doodle labels to label my office supplies with.  You can download all three templates (plain, lined and with editable text) at the bottom of the post!  CONTINUE READING

How to Make a DIY Custom Instagram iPad Cover

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Boo and I made this iPad cover highlighting some of our favorite Instagram photos from the last year.  Wouldn’t this make a great holiday gift for family members? You can have custom iPad covers made for around $55 online but this one cost me around $20 to make.

I used this blank “transfer ready” iPad case: CONTINUE READING

Easy DIY Hand Stamped Jewelry

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I’ve stamped metal before for but never on jewelry. Here’s what the basic metal stamping kit includes:

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How to Make Chalkboard Tags

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Isn’t this little gift tag cute? And because it’s a chalkboard it can be used over and over again. It’s like a gift on a gift!

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I ordered a bunch of different shaped wood cut-outs to keep on hand. (My source was Casey’s Wood Products.) CONTINUE READING

How to Make Miniature Resin Photo Charms

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Boo and I made the little charms shown above using Instagram photos and jumbo popsicle sticks.  Aren’t they cute?  We made a few photo magnets with them too for our chalkboard wall. (Just a tip: make sure to use neodymium scientific magnets.….they are super powerful. But keep them away from kids under the age of 3!) CONTINUE READING

DIY Nautical Inspired Altered Tote (A Tutorial)

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I saw some large totes made from recycled canvas sails in Tahoe the last time I visited and wanted to make a similar nautical-inspired tote. I used a plain white tote as my starting point. If you don’t have one you can always make one from plain white canvas or even a canvas table cloth. I’ve got a simple pattern in the shop here and you would just leave off the handles.

Other materials:
Large “snap” curtain grommets (you can get these at Micheal’s or Joann’s)
3/4″ “by the yard” rope from the hardware store

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