Fun Pineapple Gift Box Craft

Pineapple Gift Box

If there was ever a reason to give a gift, this pineapple gift box is it!  It’s bright, it’s fun and it’s fantastic!  This quick craft will be a hit, I promise!  You might want to go ahead and make two right away!  One to give and one for you! Jump to Tutorial I mean…


DIY Easy Rope Bracelets

Want something new to wear?  How about  making yourself a few of these easy rope bracelets?  You can make them in your favorite colors or team colors or school colors!  They are really fun and addictive, I dare you to only make one! These are really easy to make.  They may look intimidating but I…

Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle

Do you want a really simple and practical gift to make and give for Father’s day?  I have just the thing for you…my BBQ Squirt Bottle.  Most dads, uncles, grandpas and the special men in our lives spend some summer time in front of a grill.  Most of the time they have a huge cup of water or a squirt bottle to help tame the flames!  Here is a fun one to fix up and personalize for your special man!

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This started out a long time ago.  I bought the one below for my dad at the Christmas Store at my grade school.  I think I probably spent a good $2 of my hard earned money on it :)  It was an old dish soap bottle that had “Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle” written on it with paint markers and some flames drawn on it.  Fast forward to just last year.  MY DAD WAS STILL USING IT!  It had to be at least 25 years old!  It was an antique people!  (That just scared me that it was 25 years ago—I am not that old!)  OK so I digress…however it had seen better days so I whipped one up for my small people to give him to replace the old one.

DIY Chevron Gift Tags #lifestylestudios

Today I am super excited to show you my DIY Chevron Gift Tags using my Lifestyle Crafts Tools!  I am thrilled to be a part of their Studio Teams and I get to show you a great home/organization project each month using these great products!  If you didn’t hear already…We R Memory Keepers purchased Lifestyle Crafts!  So now I get to show you projects using BOTH companies products!  Yay!   All opinions are 100% my own!  Make sure you read until the end because there may or may not just be a GIVEAWAY for you!!  Woo Hoo!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Lifestyle Crafts Evolution Die Cut machine
  • Genius Platform with included Dies
  • We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi Tape (in Emerald)
  • Cardstock
  • Crop-A-Dile with included eyelets
  • Twine or Ribbon

Before I get started on this project, I want to tell you that if you are interested in any of these tools or products you can use code CHESAYS and get 20% off your order!  I’m kind of in love with this stuff!

First I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to fit my Genius Platform and I applied a strip of Chevron Washi Tape down the length of the paper.

Chevron Washi Tape

Chevron Washi Tape Handmade gift tag

The Genius platform is great because it’s magnetic so your dies don’t slide around while you are positioning everything in your machine.  I followed the directions and put my die down, topped with my washi cardstock and then put down Mat A and fed it through my machine.

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Dot Hand Painted Wine Glasses #handmadegift

This post is sponsored by DecoArt.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Do you need a last minute handmade gift idea?  I have the perfect one for you and any wine lover on your holiday list.  These Hand Painted Wine Glasses are so easy and fun to make!  You can customize them to say anything you want!

Handpainted Wine Glasses

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Supplies needed:

  • 3D Opaque Glass Paints from DecoArt
  • Wine Glasses (I picked mine up from Dollar Tree)
  • Scrapbooking Stickers
  • Xacto Knife


Handpainted Wine Glass Supplies

I started off by spelling out the word “cheers” on my glass with my scrapbooking stickers!

Dot Handpainted Wine Glasses

Next I started with one color of my 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels and made dots all round the letters.  Be sure to leave room for your second color.  Make your dots dense around the letters and then slowly taper off as you extend outwards.

Personalized DIY Wood Slice Coasters

I am excited to share these adorable DIY Wood Slice Coasters today for my 25 days of Christmas Series!

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I have two confessions to make.  1.  I love, love, love the new trend of using branches  2.  I originally planned on making a wreath but it got so cold that I didn’t get all my slices cut from my logs and I am hating the cold too much to go out and do it now!  <—True Story!

So I did manage to get a few slices when I was “testing” out my project idea when it was warmer.  Note to self…just cut them ALL next time!  Moving on.  I used my Ryobi Compound Miter Saw and sliced a log into four nice slices.  You can also buy these but I just used some actual logs!

I wanted to personalized them so I dug in my stash and pulled out some alphabet stencils and my DecoArt Americana Black Paint and a foam brush!

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Wood Slice Coaster Supplies

When stenciling them, be sure to dab off the excess paint from your foam brush before stenciling. 

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DIY Hat, Scarf & Mittens Tutorial

I have partnered with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores to bring you my matching hat, scarf & mittens tutorial!  This is a fabulous handmade gift idea that will be sure to keep your recipient warm and cozy this holiday season!

DIY Hat Scarf & Mitten Tutorial

Isn’t my baby sister purrttty?  She’s the best model ever!

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So I have to ask a question…Anyone else LOVE fabric?  I mean, I am a total beginner sewist and even before I got my sewing machine…I LOVED FABRIC!  My favorite thing to do is browse all the awesome fabrics at Jo-Ann’s.  Even better…the remnant rack!  I love, love, love the remnant rack!  Would you believe me that I made these mittens, scarf and hat from a remnant of fleece I picked up?

Jo-Ann’s has tons and tons of choices for fleece.  I also picked up some for a cute toddler knot blanket that I will share soon!  Here is how I made my matching set!

Supplies Needed:

  • 2/3 yard of fleece in your favorite color or pattern
  • Sewing machine/thread
  • Scissors
  • Pen or marker
  • Yarn

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