Hanging Air Freshener

I will admit I am very attracted to natural air fresheners. When they are reusable that really sends me to a happy place. I have scoured the pinterest boards for recipes and ideas. What I have found is simple and require limited supplies. Supplies Essential oils of your choosing 100% (or as close as you…

Knit Drink Coozie Decoration or Favor

I run a residence hall at a university. My staff makes name tags or door decorations for our residents to make them feel welcome. This means I make my staff door decorations. In my 12 years in this job I have never repeated a decoration. I try to make them nice enough so they want to…

Customize your Calendar

I would typically make my own notebooks and calendar books. This time I decided to buy some calendars from TjMaxx. One of my fav discount places to shop. I want to use them for tracking my fitness and blogging. Maybe some personal things as well. I typically don’t do calendars because they are too anxiety…

Gift Basket for Auction

lisaannalexander: Was asked to do a gift basket for an auction. It had to be something college advisors or students would like. Went cozy with potential adventure theme. Scarf. Hat. Monsters Inc fleece blanket. Notebook made out of cereal box. Simple hand painted mug that says Just keep wandering. Hats and scarfs are in my…

Using Tote Bags as Gift Wrap

Wrapping up handmade birthday presents for my staff. Many of the gifts are still being created but I wrap between creation sometimes. Pro tip. Instead of using expensive paper gift bags buy some cool designed reusable bags for only 99cents. Found these at tjmaxx. They are larger then grocery bags. #octobersixthcreations #diyproject #craft #craftblogger #craftblog…

Door Decoration with Upcycled Material

Off campus housing office gave us boxes of old folders. They had cool umd images. Decided to use them in my official door decs. #upcycle #reuse #terps #reslife #octobersixthcreations #doordec

Yarn Color Combos

Snapping some photos today of new color combos for scarves. I use afterlight to brighten the pictures because yarn automatically gets dark when photoed. Then I use phonto to add in the marker font writing. I do these pictures to help me name the scarf but to remember the combos. I can get so overwhelmed…

Photo Props

This cabinet door will make many of a picture from now on. Sanding and painting success from a few days ago. Wanted a white board of sorts to better photograph or video my projects as I complete them. Found this door at community forklift. It was some dirty grey sorta white mess. Now it is…

DIY Flower Press

I had some awesome flowers for my 4th of July party that my mom brought from her garden. I have a apartment so I cannot grow my own flowers. I hate when the flowers have to go to compost because they have died. This time I really wanted to preserve some of them by pressing….

DIY: Personalized Clock

We knew we would be attending a wedding. We always give money. This time we wanted to do something extra. So I had an idea and my hubs agreed to be a apart of it. Since it was from both of us I was not letting him get away with not crafting. I like to…