DIY: How to Make Your Own Personalized Sun Dyed Wall Art

DIY: How to Make Your Own Personalized Sun Dyed Wall Art

One of the reasons that I craft is because it gives me screen-free time. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of technology, television, and the internet, however, we as a society have started to depend on it as our free-time space. I come home from work, I turn on the tv. I wake up in the morning, I scroll through Instagram. It’s a nasty habit that wastes so much time.

This year, I have really focused on spending my free time doing things instead of observing things. So instead of scrolling to the end of Instagram, then scrolling to the end of Facebook, and then checking Instagram again to see if anything new has happened, I utilize them in a productive way to find active ways for me to spend my free time.

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DIY: Renew an Old Stained Hat into an On-Trend Embroidered Accessory

DIY: Renew an Old Stained Hat into an On-Trend Embroidered Accessory

It is officially summer time which means lazy afternoons on the couch reading a book, drinking too much La Croix, and running up the electricity bill because we live in Los Angeles and it gets hella hot here. It also means that during my evening dog walks, I need to wear a baseball hat or give in to being blinded by the sun.

The other day I went to grab one of my 2 trusty dog-walking hats and noticed that it now has some not so cute stains on the front from years of sacrificing itself for the greater good. The greater good being my forehead and eyeballs. Not wanting to toss a perfectly good hat, one that had given so much for me, I decided to focus my next project on giving my very deserving hat a makeover.

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DIY: Felt and Hand Stitched Rainbow Wall Hanging

DIY: Felt and Hand Stitched Rainbow Wall Hanging

Rainbows are having a real moment right now. They are on everything! Clothes, shoes, jean jacket pins, and basically all of the walls. And here is the thing…I’m not mad about it.

So when I got an invitation to a friend’s baby shower, I knew I wanted to make her a rainbow wall hanging for her nursery. I’ve also been going gaga over Feed the Fish Co.’s felt pennants so I took so inspiration and got my hands on some felt. I added my own twist by decorating the felt with hand stitching.

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DIY: Make Your Own Macrame Luggage Keychain

DIY: Make Your Own Macrame Luggage Keychain

We are heading off on a European adventure in a few weeks so it’s time to start my travel preparation. And first thing is making sure that we can spot our luggage at the airport. Our actual luggage is pretty plain, so I plan to spruce them up a bit with these macrame keychains.

Macrame has always felt overwhelming to me. I think it’s because there are so many gorgeous giant wall hangings all over the internet that I figured that was the only way to go, by committing to a huge craft undertaking. But then I realized that a craft is what you make of it, and we all know, I like a small handheld sized craft. So I looked up some youtube videos on the basic knots and within 5 minutes, I was on my way to finishing my first macrame keychain.

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