Thursday, February 27

Some Bunny Loves the Cracked Up Chicken Ceramic Platters

Can you believe it's time to start thinking about Easter? Is it just me or does time seem to be flying by even faster than usual this year? Well, you know what they say...time flies when you're having fun. I guess that means my 2014 is off to a good start! I hope yours is too!

Neon Alphabet Phone Case DIY

Do you have a boring old phone case that needs some new life?  Our new Neon Tulip Slicks will give your phone case the punch of color it's been needing!  This colorful DIY takes about 10 minutes in all (plus drying time).  Everybody's got time for that!  Let me show you just how easy it is to make this fun project!

Tuesday, February 25

DIY Alphabet Block Shoes

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My toddler is VERY into his letters and numbers lately, so when it came time to think up a theme for a spring shoe refashion, his vintage-style alphabet blocks stood out from the pack (that, and I'm not as good at drawing dinosaurs or trains, which would have been the other top contenders!). And sure enough, when I presented them to him the morning after I made them, he picked one up and said, "ABC shoe!" Exactly, my dear. Now we can practice his letters and colors while on the go!

Monday, February 24

Snow and Ice Dyeing

With all the snow and ice that’s piled up in the Northeast and other parts of the country right now, we thought it was about time we put it to good use! Create unique and amazing colors and patterns with Snow and Ice Dyeing it’s a super easy and fun way to dye fabric. This would be a great project to do with kids. I really love this technique for dyeing. It creates some amazing color mixes and designs and it does all the work for you!  In the summer you can do this with ice cubes! I think this is my new favorite way to dye fabric!  

Friday, February 21

Artful Office Chair Makeover

The look of my art room is constantly changing. I'm on this kick where I want everything to have purpose and meaning. So when it came to upgrading my office chair/workstation chair, I decided that instead of buying a new one, I would paint the one I have.

Think about it - our computer or art table chairs are where we create our magic. Why not, make over your chair so it is artful and bursting with your personality and creativity? Right?

Click below to see how I did this - it was easy, I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paints. Very vibrant with excellent coverage!

4 Fun Ways to Stamp with your Veggies

To create art these days, you need not look further than to your Tulip Fashion art stash & your refrigerator! Yep, you can create some seriously fun designs using the veggies in your crisper drawer! Let me walk you through some cool ways to use these fun and creative stamps from your kitchen!

Thursday, February 20

Create Your Own Creepers - A Shoes DIY

Recently I went to a birthday where a friend’s son had a pair of creepers. I was immediately reminded of the shoes of my teen years. If we were not in combat boots or skate shoes we were sporting a pair of creepers. The little wee pair was so cute I was determined Baxter would have a pair. Well I was determined I would make Baxter a pair.

Wednesday, February 19

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Welcome to SPRING. Well, not really. In Louisiana one day it's 80 degrees and the next day it's freezing rain. What's going on mother nature! I figured everyone was tired of seeing winter crafts so I am bringing a little bit-o-spring strait to your beautiful eyes! I have been playing around with tie-dye and eggs lately and I wanted to show you this fun tie-dye technique. This craft is great for a group of adults to do or for your little kiddos. Let's get started!

Tuesday, February 18

Easy Glittered Flower Bouquet

I've got to be honest. I feel kind of like a cheat for sharing this as a big tutorial. And the thing is, I totally wasn't going to. This is something I did for myself. But I had so many people say "how did you do that?" that I figured it would make a great tutorial :) So today I'm sharing one of my favorite ways to fancy up my home and centerpieces when I have guests coming over.

Friday, February 14

Three Awesome Crafty Tips from Crafty Chica

Did you know I have a series on the iLoveToCreate youtube channel? It's called "Quick Tips" and it's where I offer a variety of tips from our design studio to help make your crafty life easier! I thought I'd share three today!

NOTE: If you have a crafty problem you need solved, leave it in the comments and, if feasible, I'll make a Quick Tip video with the solution!

Thursday, February 13

Polkadots and Neon - A Fun Jewelry DIY

My first crafty love is jewelry. It has been a long time since I have made in. Sometimes when you love something you have to set it free and then see if it comes back to you, blah blah blah. Whatever the reason I just had jewelry burnout. Lately I have been getting the itch to whip up some wearable magic. Enter wooden beads and my new favorite craft supply - Puffy Paint Writers.

Tuesday, February 11

Kiss Me, Sweatshirt DIY.

I have made so many Heart sweatshirts using glitter, paint, iron on glitter sheets. I wanted something just a little different to wear on Valentine's Day and beyond.  I was traveling though Pinterest and saw a Lip Sweatshirt and I thought it would be a perfect project for 
Valentine's Day.<3

Monday, February 10

30 Cool Craft Techniques You'll Wanna Try

When's the last time you learned a new craft technique you've been dying to try?  Why not break out of your regular crafting rut and try one of these awesome new ideas for size?  From stamps to stencils to making you own spin art using your salad spinner, here's a helping of super easy techniques that will get your creative juices flowing!  Click the link below each photo to be taken to the blog post featuring the technique!

Neon Geometric Clutch DIY

Create fabulous neon stripes using the Tulip Neon Fabric Markers on a super chic Neon Geometric Clutch with this simple DIY tutorial. I’m using a fuzzy faux shearling fabric for this clutch, I was able to color it really easily and well with the fabric markers and it’s so cozy and cuddly to hold!

Friday, February 7

Sparkly Stained Glass Jars

When you are a crafter, you see opportunity in every object - especially glass jars! I haven't exactly jumped on the mason jar craze, but I do love jars with different shapes and curves. Not only do they add a sense of beauty to a space, but can also be very functional. I gathered up the empty jars in my house and made a fun collection, yes, even a mason jar too! I used Collage Pauge, leftover Tulip One-Step Dye, and Tulip Fashion Glitter! Click below to see my full tutorial with lots of pictures!

Thursday, February 6

How to make Heart Cups

Wahoo! It's almost that time to celebrate "Valentine's Day". I can't say I am a huge fan of this holiday BUT I am a huge fan of HEARTS! There is something whimsical when it comes to hearts don't you agree. Today I will show you how to make fabric heart cups. These can be used for a special occasion, birthday party, holiday gift or just to sip on yourself. The ideas are endless! If you are a heart fan make sure to check out my Glittered Heart Napkins I made a few weeks ago. 

Let's go make some heart cups, y'all! 

22 DIYS with a lotta heart

Love is in the air! Can you feel it?  Yep, that means that in a week or so, Valentine's will be upon us.  What way to better celebrate, than to make your own crafty DIY!  Here's some seriously sweet ideas that won't break the budget to make for yourself or give to a friend or loved one!

Tuesday, February 4

Valentine Polka Dot Oxfords

I love making shoes specifically for an occasion. I, of course, totally wear them other times, too but a pair of shoes sitting in wait for Valentine's Day... I think that's just too much fun! Last year I knocked out some super cute tennies, but this year I decided to go a bit dressier with oxfords!

Monday, February 3

Pretty Valentine Jar Luminaries

Valentine's is upon us!  I was tasked with creating some romantic jars to celebrate the season.  They are one of the easiest crafts you can make and the results are so magical!  Also, I've never met a jar craft I did not like, so I was ready for the challenge.  Here's how you can also get the look! :)
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