DIY Bouquets & Boutonnières

How I Made My Own Wedding Flowers

I knew pretty early on into our wedding planning that I wanted to make my own bouquet.  After hearing how much people typically spend on wedding flowers, plus hearing all kinds of horror stories on wedding planning forums about things going wrong with florists and fresh flowers either wilting or falling apart, it seemed like a no brainer.  Plus, I'm relatively crafty and pretty particular about how I want something done when it's a project that I really care about.

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How to Make a Badass Halloween Scarecrow

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As a kid growing up in the 90s, I was obsessed with that show Are You Afraid of the Dark?.  Like, hardcore obsessed.  I distinctly remember this one episode of the show where these two kids found this really creeptastic old scarecrow (check him out here!) in an old barn.

Last Halloween, I decided I wanted to go all out with my decorating and try to create one myself! Continue reading “How to Make a Badass Halloween Scarecrow”

Repurpose An Old Bracelet!

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For today’s project, we’re gonna take a random old bracelet and give it a little makeover!

One of my favorite things about this type of project is that it doesn’t require a lot of time or money.  You can make your bracelet as elaborate or as simple as you’d like, but for the sake of readability, I decided to go for something simple.  If you want a quick little craft project that’ll help repurpose some old jewelry into something fun and new, read on!

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Antique Shadowbox Collage

If you’re strapped for cash (or just want to be a little smarter about how you spend your money) but your creative juices are flowing, take a cue from these craft projects of the past!

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Last week while at an antique store on the opposite side of town, my friend and I spotted a collection of shadow box collages.

The oldest of these (bottom right) dates back to the 1920s; the newest (top right), to the late 1930s.

Shadow box art can be a pretty common find inside thrift stores and antique malls, but to me, two things really set this collection apart from others that I’ve seen in those types of places: Continue reading “Antique Shadowbox Collage”