Saturday, February 28, 2015

Floral Bouquet Explosion Box and Card

Brighten up your home or someone’s day with this beautiful bouquet gift box. This lovely bright box topped with fun spring flowers opens up to reveal a stunning bouquet of flowers on the inside. The box also features fold out panels perfect for adding a picture and pockets where you can place a special note, gift card, or more. Give this as a gift to someone special with the coordinating greeting card and gift bag. This would be a wonderful class project too!


This project was designed by yours truly! You could win a free subscription to the February edition of Craft Project Central. To enter, just go to Craft Project Central, find the post with my project, and leave a comment on that post. One person from that comment list will be randomly drawn to win a free subscription! Drawing will take place March 14th, so make sure you enter before then!

This is also the bonus project for February which you can earn for free with your January subscription by doing just one of the following: 
  • Subscribing to two or more months in a row. 
  • Putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog. 
  • Or by referring a friend and when they subscribe just let us know about it! 
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Craft Studio Tour

It's been quite some time since I've shared my studio and there have been a whole bunch of updates. In case you're curious to see what I started with and what it looked like last time I shared my studio just follow the links. Here is what it looks like now! (Click on any of the photos to make them larger).


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Birthday in a Box

Need to throw a birthday party in a pinch?  This bright and fun Birthday Box has everything you need…just add cake! From invitations to d├ęcor, this project has you covered.  And, when you’re box is empty, you can use it for the present!


This fun birthday set designed by Lisa will have you ready for a party in no time! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Lisa a comment on her project. 

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Berry Basket Gift Set for Baby

This berry basket is full of handmade goodies that will make a new mom smile, including a decorative door knob hanger to remind guests that baby is sleeping, a coordinating piece of art for baby’s room, and an adorable mini card to give best wishes for the new baby. These items are set in a cute berry basket that can also be used to store baby mementos! This is a one of a kind gift set!


This adorable project was designed by Boni! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Boni a comment on her project.

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Sweet Baby Quilt

If you happen to follow me on Instagram you might have seen the first two pictures of these lovely quilt pieces in progress. I was working on a quilt that is slightly larger than a standard crib size for my newest little nephew. Now that Christmas is past I can share what I was working on. I used the Sweets pattern from Growing Up Modern by Allison Harris.


The instructions are really easy to follow... that is if you actually follow them... What was supposed to be cute little squares ended up being cute little rectangles because I made a mistake when I was cutting my strips. But it still looks really cute in my totally biased opinion!


The finished quilt ended up looking more like a parallelogram rather than a rectangle, but I am still fairly new to quilting and I was using cheap polyester batting that likes to move all over the place. Yep, those are the excuses I'm going with. (grin)


I would like to say that the quilting lines are intentionally wavy and imperfect to give the quilt a whimsical feel, but in reality it was only a couple days until Christmas and I didn't have the time to go slow enough to make sure the stitch lines stayed straight. Can you say procrastinator???


But even with all the mistakes, it is still cute, and it will still keep the little guy warm so I call it a success! 


Check out Allison's book for more fun quilt patterns! Oh, and in case you're wondering this isn't a sponsored post or anything. I've been following Allison's blog for quite some time and just want to share her awesomness!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Drawer Treat Box and Greeting Card

Make this cascading Drawer Treat Box for your crafty friend. Fill it with treats, craft embellishments, needle work supplies or/and office supplies and make your friend’s day. After emptying this little treat ‘heaven’ it can be re-filled and re-used over and over again. It is the perfect desk accessory. Learn how to add a water color look to your flowers without being an artist, and find out how you can Partial Die-Cut with your dies.  Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.


This fun project was designed by Monika! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Monika a comment on her project!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Paint Brush Storage

Last week I talked about paint storage ideas. So I thought it would only be appropriate to talk about paint brush storage this week. So here are some fun ideas from around the web!

Paint brush mason jar organizing / New painting station for Heap of Change challenge, on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors has her brushed stored in vintage mason jars that are all lined up in an old drawer. How gorgeous!



Melissa at Mrs. Easton tucks her brushes away in a bamboo mat with some elastic. This would be a great way to roll up all your brushes and store them without damaging the bristles.



Pam at Tinkering Around shares how she turned a straw container into a fun paint brush storage option. It just goes to show that you can use all sorts of things for storing craft supplies. You just have to keep an eye out for things that will work and get creative!

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Natalie at Natalme shares a tutorial to take some scrap wood, leather, and a mason jar to add some interesting wall storage.



Maya took some cans and used a little paint to dress them up, recycling them into cool usable storage.



Brittany at The House That Lars Built shares another version of a bamboo roll up mat, but this one has little pockets sewn on so it can be used for more that just paint brushes! Take a look at her wonderful tutorial here.

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Now this one has larger paint brushes rather than small ones, but it is a really cool idea either way. Nothing like making your tools part of the art in your space! This was shared at Apartment Therapy.



Now here is thinking outside the box! Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange uses a tool caddy from the home improvement store to stow all her brushes and painting supplies!

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Rich shares a tour of his painting studio in this post and gives us a glimpse of some inventive storage. Plumbing PVC pipe that was cut at different lengths and glued to a base. Very inventive. I bet this could be dressed up into some pretty fancy storage without paying a fancy price.


Now it's my turn to share how I store my brushes... I keep them all in this adorable owl vase I picked up from Kirklands. Isn't she the cutest? 

Now I challenge you to get your brushes in order in a way that works for you!

To see the other topics in the Craft Storage Series click here.

Do you have some awesome creative craft storage ideas you would like to share? If so add your link here! The only rules:
  • It must link directly to the post, not your home page.
  • It does not have to be related to the top of this post. The linkup on this post is the same as the linkup on all the Creative Craft Storage Series posts. 
  • Link up as many different ideas as you would like.
  • Links show up in a random order.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Book Box Card Set

This is an easy and attractive way to store a set of cards on any desk or shelf. The card box is shaped like a book with two pockets inside. One pocket holds eight cards and the other pocket holds eight envelopes. The card set includes two card designs, four of each design. The book box is held closed with a ribbon tied into a bow. The box and cards are made with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, and the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack. This would make a great card class, too.


This beautiful project was designed by Christy! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Christy a comment on her project! 

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DIY Dot Wine Glasses

I'm here to share another Christmas gift today! This one was a set of hand painted wine glasses for my cousin. They were so incredibly easy to do! Seriously, you have to give it a try!


~ Supplies ~
  • Clear wine glasses 
  • DecoArt Crystal Gloss Enamels: Turquoise, Blue, White, Crystal Glitter
  • Pencil with a new eraser, paper craft stylus, rubbing alcohol, lint free cloth


This project is so easy that it in no way requires a tutorial. I picked up a package of four wine glasses from Walmart to make these. Super cheap and yet beautiful wine glasses are the result! 


So here is how it goes. Take your lint free cloth and use rubbing alcohol to clean off the wine glasses. You want to make sure that all the oils and such are off the surface. Pour some of your paint of each color onto a palette of some sort. Take your pencil eraser and dip it into the paint then press the eraser onto the glass. Repeat to add as many large dots of each color as you like.

Then take your paper crafting stylus and dip the ball end in the paint and touch it to the glass. Repeat to add as many small dots as you like.

Then just allow the paint to air dry for four days. Then place the glasses in a cold oven and heat it up to 275°F. Once at 275°F bake for 30 minutes. When your time goes off just shut the oven off. Do not remove the glasses. Just leave them in there and forget about them until the oven is completely cool.


You're done! Now just wrap them up and give them as a gift. Or keep them for yourself! If the paint is allowed to cure properly and baked per the instructions on the bottle you should have a dishwasher safe finish. I'm still chicken and wash them by hand though...

What do you think? 


Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweetest Valentine's Sale

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your sweetheart! Or just chillin' on your own. I just wanted to pop in real quick and share an absolutely amazing sale that ends today.

Did you make a New Year's resolution to learn something new? Or would you just like to expand you crafty knowledge? Well Craftsy has some fantastic online classes for everything from quilting, to embroidery, to painting, to photography, and much more. Now you can get many of those classes for up to 50% off!

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Craftsy classes are always available online whenever the mood strikes you to begin. They provide a supply list and several videos that really break down the steps to help you understand. The instructors are great at answering questions and the content is available online forever. Craftsy is my number one place to go when I want to learn something new. If I forget something from a class its easy to hop on and replay the section I forgot. There is even an area where you can share the projects you've created with the class content. 

So take a few minutes to hop on over to Craftsy and see if there are any courses that you would like to enroll in before this deal goes away. Sale ends tonight at 11:59 MT. 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

All About That Easel Base

Easels are easy, and they add interest (and convenience) to a variety of projects.  This ensemble features a handy calendar stand with a pocket for note paper that would dress up any desk.  There are two greeting cards—the first one features four easel panels to display four mini stamped creations—art and/or sentiment—and would make a pretty conversation piece.  The second card features a fun twisted easel.  Lastly, the generously-sized gift box (drawer style) has an attached greeting card with its own easel and a subtle, elegant decorative design.


This fun project was designed by Regina! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Regina a comment on her project. 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lucky Framed Art Gift Set

Make someone’s St. Patrick’s Day the luckiest one yet with this gift set! You’ll make this fun and festive Lucky Framed Art that is cute to display anywhere in your home or workspace. You’ll also learn how to make the simple, but creative Treat Box. And top off the gift set with a coordinating greeting card! This would make a fun class to host with your crafty friends too!


This fun project was designed by Julie! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Julie a comment on her project!

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Craft Paint Storage

Today I am going to start off my Craft Room Organization series by sharing different ways to store all those craft paints. So get your paints out of all those random bins and hiding places and find a better solution to keep all your painting goodies right where you need them. Here is some inspiration from around the web!

Store art supplies in hanging buckets from IKEA for easy craft room organization.

Beth at Unskinny Boppy shares her beautiful craft space and wonderful paint storage. The Ikea Fintorp rails and buckets are a wonderful way to customize the storage you need while using up some vertical space. Not to mention it makes a lovely display!

Paint organizing cabinet door

Jen at 100 Directions shares how she used some Ikea towel bars and dowel rods to add this fabulous paint storage on the outside of some cabinet doors. If your cabinet doors are wide enough you could even mount these on the inside for some hidden paint storage that still lets you see at a glance what you have.

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Beckie at Infarrantly Creative shares this amazing DIY door on casters. The front is what you see here, and once you open it up you can see her wall mounted ironing board. It's so beautiful it looks like a paint display at a store!

Acrylic paint storage using spice racks-Carla Schauer Design Studio

Carla at Carla Schauer Designs shares how she turned some spice racks normally used in the kitchen into awesome crafty paint storge!

Craft Paint Storage Tote Toolbox copy

Laura at Finding Home took a look around her garage and found this amazing wood tool box to store her paints right on the work table.  

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Tracy at Tracy Weinzapfel Studios shared how she turned something you would never think of using into a wall of wonderful paint storage. 

DIY Paint Storage and Display Shelf

Last but not least here is my paint storage solution that I shared over at Craft Storage Ideas.

Now I challenge you to organize all your paints in order. I would love to see your solutions! Share a link in the comments or tag KraftingKreations on instagram or Pinterest!

To see the other topics in the Craft Storage Series click here.

Do you have some awesome creative craft storage ideas you would like to share? If so add your link here! The only rules:
  • It must link directly to the post, not your home page.
  • It does not have to be related to the top of this post. The linkup on this post is the same as the linkup on all the Creative Craft Storage Series posts. 
  • Link up as many different ideas as you would like.
  • Links show up in a random order.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweet Valentine's Box

Today I have one of the projects from the February Make and Take to share with you. This sweet little treat box was super cute and super easy to make. Filled with Hershey's Kisses it makes a sweet little Valentine's gift.



Stacked With Love DSP 1-1/2" x 4-1/4"
18" Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Accessories: Tiny Treat Boxes, Silver Glimmer Paper, Bitty Banner Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Large Heart Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stacked With Love Washi Tape


Start off by folding the box up. Then trim the Stacked With Love DSP strip with Paper Snips to make one end a banner shape. Use lots of glue stick to glue this on the box. Then add a couple strips of Stacked With Love Washi Tape for some fun pattern.

Use the smallest banner framelit in the Big Shot to cut out the XOXO banner from another piece of Stacked With Love DSP. Use the small Heart Punch on a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. Glue the small glimmery heart onto the XOXO banner, then stick this onto the front of the box with a Stampin' Dimensional.


Now use the Large Heart Punch on a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and glue the sparkly heart onto the top of the box. Fill the box up with your Kisses then wrap the ribbon around the box and tie it into a bow. 

You're done! See, I told you it would be super easy.