Showing posts with label cricut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cricut. Show all posts

Monday, December 4, 2017

Rae Dunn pottery - ring dish or bowl

Rae Dunn pottery is taking over the farmhouse look with the tall skinny black letters and white ceramic backdrops. This simple Rae Dunn inspired bowl lets you try your hand at making simple pottery with clay and the the black skinny Rae Dunn style font everyone is crazy over. This DIY ring dish is a nice thing to have on the nightstand or next to the kitchen sink...the place where rings are removed.  The best way to keep track of them is to have a place for them.

This copycat Rae Dunn dish would make a perfect gift for any jewelry wearing woman in your life!  This knock off DIY version that can be made quickly and cheaply - no running all over town searching for Rae Dunn Collection dishes needed!

I also think it would be perfect for a country style wedding! Wouldn't it be fun to have your ring bearer carry your rings down the aisle in this perfect little Rae Dunn style dish? Then you can keep it in your home and always be reminded of your big day.

For more inexpensive DIY gifts and ideas, be sure to visit me over at Doodle Craft -but for now let's make this dish!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Like most full time professional bloggers, I work from home. What I call my studio is a combination of craft room, home office, photography studio and writer's office. That's a lot of things to cram into one room! I need a place to sit (or stand) and work on my computer as well as store my huge stockpile of craft supplies - plus a place to photograph or make videos of everything. 

The color scheme is light and bright - with a rainbow of colors (because "rainbow" IS my favorite color). Come take a look around!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

This post is brought to you by I Love to Create's Tie Dye your Summer program.

I love the ombre dip-dyed look but the idea of dip dying anything is kind of overwhelming. Plus most of the tutorials that involve dipping and waiting usually have weird lines that I don't love. And then there's all the time. And all the space. And all the mess. And all the CLEANING UP of the mess. 

Whew! I got exhausted just typing that! Which is why even though I've loved this trend for a couple years now I had yet to make a single ombre dyed anything. That all changed this week thanks to the Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Kit. Unlike summer camp tie-dye where you have to mix and measure and soak and bladie, bladie blah (so much work!) - you just add water and dye things! EASY. Low Mess. Full of win. Plus you can use it the make magical ombre things! And they turn out so pretty. Let me show you how!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Does anyone else get nerdily excited about Pi Day on March 14 (or 3.14 - Pi day - get it?). My youngest sister is a total Pi nerd and has some ridiculous number of digits of Pi memorized so I made this fun shirt for her. Embrace your inner nerd make your own Pi shirt to celebrate the March 14th, too!



Saturday, November 23, 2013

shrink paper christmas ornaments for kids
Shrink paper is a fun craft supply to work with. Sometimes called shrink film, Shrinky Dinks or Make It Bake It, the plasticized paper shrinks when baked in the oven and is a creative way to make Christmas ornaments with kids. 

By using a Cricut to cut out large shapes, it becomes easy for kids to color the shrink paper and add their own designs before baking them to shrink down. If you don't have a Cricut, you can still make these creative ornaments by cutting out large circles from the shrink paper and punching a hole before shrinking them down.


Monday, November 11, 2013

My little guy loves to give us presents. It's pretty common for him to come in from a walk with a rock or a flower for the parent who stayed behind. Over time, we've developed quite the rock collection and needed a place to keep them all. 

This Dad Rocks jar is a perfect Christmas gift for the Mom, Dad, Aunt or Grandparent always receiving stony presents from the kids in their lives. Plus it reminds them how awesome they are at the same time. 



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We use a lot of cloth supplies in our kitchen and dining room. Between dish towels, cloth napkins, and dishcloths our kitchen can sometimes generate quite a bit of laundry - and some of it is rather wet or messy. Since we live in a two story townhouse - and of course our kitchen and dining room are not on the same floor - we sometimes end up with small piles of laundry either on a kitchen counter or at the base of the stairs to take up later. 

In addition to being kind of gross, having a pile of dirty laundry is not a good look. Using a dollar store plastic storage bin, I made a cute mini laundry basket perfect for containing sloppy kitchen messes. Ours stays on our bottom step but under your kitchen sink might make a good home as well.


*I really like my Cricut Mini and find it helpful for all kinds of crafts and projects around my home (check out some of my other cricut projects here). If you don't have a Cricut, though, you can follow this technique for vinyl lettering without a fancy machine.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Slowly but surely, the command center I've been working on since January is coming together. So far, I've shown you my personalized mail boxes and a family monogram. This family frame is one of the last things I need. It only cost a couple dollars and I'm really happy with how it turned out.


*A note about cartridges: Parts of my family / swirl graphic combination come from all three cartridges listed. If you don't already happen to have them, you could get a similar look by just purchasing the Best Images of 2008 cartridge which has the "family" graphic that I used as well as some different swirl shapes.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

As much as possible, I want my son to be involved in the crafty gifts we give for holidays. This is a fun way for Dad to wear something special from the kiddos to work that's a little more subtle than a puffy paint "Best Dad Ever" t-shirt or a kid-painted tie.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to My posts may contain affiliate links to products on Amazon. Thank you for supporting Creative Green Living.
Carissa's Creativity Space ( became Creative Green Living in February 2013. As such the watermarks on older posts may reflect the previous site name.