Four Projects For a Pinterest Party

I had a Pinterest party recently for a few close friends I hadn’t seen in a while. 4 projects from Pinterest….in 2.5 hours.

How to throw a Pinterest party and 4 projects to get you started. Includes free instruction downloads! via #mpinterestparty

I thought it would be fun to carve out a morning for them to try something new:

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Here’s what we made, along with four PDF downloads if you want to have your own party:

4 Pinterest Party Craft Projects: Sharpie Marker Art Ornament via #sharpie

Here’s the Sharpie station:

Sharpie Marker Ornament Station Set Up for your Pinterest Craft Party via


Ceramic ornament from Michaels Craft Store ready to decorate:

Ornaments ready to decorate! Sharpie Marker Ornament Station Set Up for your Pinterest Craft Party via

A snowflake ornament:

Make a snowflake! Sharpie Ornament Project for your Pinterest Craft Party via


Download the PDF:

Free Sharpie Marker Ornament Tutorial PDF Instructions for a Pinterest Craft Party via

1. Materials: Industrial Sharpie, Ceramic ornaments
2. Hand write lettering.
3. Use initial stencils as a guide for calligraphy.
4. Let dry.
5. Hang from tree!
6. Not a step really. Just admire my nice “H”.


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The Gift of Journaling (DIY Journal Kit and Artwork Download)

The Gift of Journaling (DIY Journal Kit and Artwork Download) via #gift #artjournal


I wanted to do a version of the DIY Art Kit but for a “journal” version so that it could be used for gifts.  My artist friend Stephanie Corfee was so helpful in making the free artwork download for it. She made the large labels and small labels for labeling all the contents! [Read more…]

The Gift of Art (DIY Art Box and Free Artwork Download)


The Gift of Art (DIY Art Box and Free Artwork Download by Stephanie Corfee) via #gift #christmas #diy #printable

So I was thinking about what I would have loved to get as a gift as a kid…..and this art box is definitely something I would have been overjoyed about.  Actually, I’m STILL overjoyed when I get art supplies! I have no self control when it comes to browsing the arts and crafts store…..sometimes I get lost in there for hours (as well as the hardware store). So here’s how I assembled these kits and where I purchased everything from. You can always buy the “ready made” art kits at the store….but the custom filled art box will always be 1000% more fun! Oh, and the awesome artwork? Stephanie Corfee created it….just for you…..because she’s awesome like that!

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Hot Glue Gun Stencils

Instead of art journal prompts this week I’m experimenting with some art journaling techniques!

Hot Glue Gun Stencils via #artjournaling #theliljournalproject

This hot glue stencil technique is from mixed media artist Traci Bautista… art journaling hero. I’m in love with her studio… the image below to see more: [Read more…]

Packing Tape Image Transfers

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I love image transfers.  It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them.  All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape.  You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. Inkjets will not work because they are not heat based toner.  So take some photos to the copy machine or tear some pages out of your favorite magazine to get started.


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First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: [Read more…]

Herb Garden Markers (Free Download)

Herb Garden Markers tutorial DIY (Free Download) via

Are you planting a garden this year? We have a little herb garden right outside the kitchen in some large pots. I made these easy little garden markers using oversized popsicle sticks. There are 2 ways you can make them: as a Citra Solv transfer or using miniature stamps!


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Handmade Hair Bands and Gift Tags (Tutorial and Free Download)

Boo and I are making stocking stuffers today. We’ve made these hairbands before but today we added a cute little wood gift tag.



I picked up the printed foldover elastic from Target Trim in L.A. If you can’t find your own prints locally or online you can call them and they will ship you an order. 2 yards makes about 8 hair bands.

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A Matching Game (A Tutorial and Download)

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I’m starting to think about holiday gifts…and so I’ll be sharing a bunch of ideas for handmade holiday gifts over the next few weeks. I made this cute little matching game using wood craft disks and Citra Solv. It’s easy to make, inexpensive and the recipient will love the handmade quality! It’s a great game to throw in your purse for on-the-go entertainment….for all ages.


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A Citra Solv Transfer onto Fabric (A Tutorial)


Did you know that you can do a Citra Solv transfer onto fabric? And it won’t wash out? Citra Solv is a citrus solvent that is used as a natural, powerful degreaser but it great for art projects! You can find it at natural food stores….I found mine at Clark’s.

I used an old Johnny Cash drawing from one of my art journals and did a transfer onto  baseball raglan tee for Boo:


First I took some sprayed a light adhesive layer onto a piece of heavy cardboard (don’t use corrugated cardboard or you’ll have lines in your transfer) to use as an insert into my shirt:

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