Basic Embroidery Supplies for Beginners

Embroidery is such a fun, and easily accessible craft to get into, so for all you embroidery beginners, here is a list of the basic supplies you would need to start embroidering! Scroll to the end of the post to watch the 5-minute youtube video where I go over basic embroidery supplies. What is Embroidery? Embroidery is the art of stitching designs onto fabric. It can be a simple design or an intricate design, the level of complexity is up to you! Is Embroidery difficult? Embroidery is a fun and simple craft that is easily accessible to anyone. You don't…

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Journalsay Stationery Haul

I am so excited to share this Journalsay stationery haul with you! They were generous enough to send me this enormous box of goodies that I am dying to start crafting with. Scroll to the bottom to watch the ASMR unboxing video on Youtube. Let's dig in! What is Journalsay.com? It's an affordable Asian stationery website that has a whole slew of great stationery to choose from for crafty types like me and you! There is so much from journals and brush pens to tons of stickers and ephemera. There is even more besides stationery. I got a cute ipad…

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Easy Macrame Bracelet

The final video for my MacraMay series is here! If you've made the other macrame creations in this series already, this project will be a piece of cake for you! It's a simple beaded macrame bracelet that only requires one type of knot.  As with all the others, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions below with pictures, or you can scroll straight down to the Youtube video tutorial I made. Happy crafting! Macrame Bracelet Supplies As with most macrame crafts, there are very few supplies you will need for this bracelet!  Scissors Tape Ruler/Measuring Tape String 8 or 10mm…

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Easy Macrame Keychain Mermaid Tail

Next in my MacraMay series is an easy Mermaid Tail Macrame Keychain! It's a lovely little keychain that you can use to decorate your purse, car keys...anything!  The Youtube video is below along with step-by-step pictures on how to make this cutie.  Macrame Keychain Supplies There are very few supplies for this craft. That's one of the things that makes macrame even better, all you really need is string and scissors!  Here's the little list of supplies and I linked what I used myself. Scissors Tape Ruler/Measuring Tape 3mm single strand Macrame String in Two Colors: Latte and Mint 1…

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DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial

The first project in my MacraMay series is my easy macrame plant hanger tutorial!I have made so many of these by now that I had to start giving them away to family. This macrame plant hanger is fun and a great craft to do at a craft night with friends! Scroll down for step-by-step instructions, a free printable diagram and Youtube video tutorial! Macrame Plant Hanger Supplies You'll only really need to buy 2 things for this craft and what you buy will most likely make you more than one plant hanger. I love macrame simply because of how cheap it…

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Mail Art With Me: How to Decorate an Envelope

Learn how to make mail art with me! Today I'm decorating an envelope for a Harry Potter themed stationery swap. My swap partner is Gryffindor, we got to add that Gryffindor lion in!  Read on for some great tips and tricks as you learn how to get creative with pen paling and happy mail! Watch the Youtube video below to see my decorate my envelope.  How Do I Make Mail Art? I'll start by saying there are really no rules for when it comes to making pretty mail art! You can try to follow what I do here and use…

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Free Printable Bookish Coloring Pages

When I made the first set of bookish stickers that are currently in my Etsy shop for sale, I decided to save outlines of those drawings to give to you as free bookish coloring pages! This is the perfect time for a freebie too because this is my 100th post on this blog! What a cause for celebration! So thank you for being here :) Coloring is  such a fun relaxing activity. It can be one of the things you start to do this year for self care! New year's resolution through coloring pages. **The watermarks on the preview images below will…

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Geometric Watercolor Bookmarks

Geometric watercolors is something I stumbled across looking for craft program ideas for my day job as a librarian. I loved it so much I had to share. This is a fun easy craft that any ages can do! No experience or skill required. Just be creative and have fun!Look at my step by step instructions and Youtube video below for guidance! Geometric Watercolor: Supplies There are only a few things you need to get started on this craft:Paint Brushes Watercolor Paper WatercolorsWashi Tape in different sizes (1.5mm, 3mm and 8mm)Markers (I like metallic colors or sharpies for this project)Cup for WaterPaper TowelsA…

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Book Page Heart Garland — Book Paper Chain

This book page garland is the perfect easy craft to spice up your home for Valentine's Day. It's great to do with kids too! Made with twine and book pages, this heart garland has some rustic flare to it. Let's get crafting!Craft along to my Youtube video linked below. And don't forget to print out the heart template to trace your hearts! Book Page Heart Garland: Supplies There's only a few supplies you need for this craft:Old Book PagesTwine or StringHeart Template on Cardstock (PDF Link below)ScissorsHole PunchIf you don't have twine or want to use something else, you can…

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String Gnomes — No Sew Holiday Craft

This fun little string gnome craft has been all over the internet lately, so I had to try it out for myself. They came out positively adorable! These little gnomes are super easy to make and require minimal materials.Below I have a step-by-step tutorial with pictures and a YouTube video so go ahead and make some cute little string gnomes yourself!  No White Beard? My string gnomes have a totally different vibe to them than the videos and pictures of others I've seen on the internet. Everyone goes for white perfectly sculpted pom-pom beards.  I happened to not have white…

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