Tag Archives: DIY

Oleum Vera: DIY Organic Hair Treatment Kit Review

Oleum Vera: DIY Organic Hair Treatment Review + Giveaway

Since my hair had sustained a fair amount of abuse over the years, I am on a constant search for the products that will restore my hair to its younger days. When I learned that I could combine my love of DIY with hair care I was immediately interested. I received a Oleum Vera: DIY Organic Hair Treatment to give my hair some treatment love.

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Fun and Friendly Calligraphy For Kids Review

Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids: A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lettering Review + Giveaway

When I was young I had a lot of energy and not many places to direct it. Each year I write cards and notes, and each year I strive to make my handwriting better. I am always looking for books and step-by-step instructions to extend those skills. When I recently I received a copy of Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids: A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lettering by Virginia Lucas Hart for review I was excited to perfect my abilities for future cards.

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Creating Art with Diamond Dotz and 5D Diamond Painting

 Everything You Need To Know About 5D Diamond Facet Art 

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Since I was young I have enjoyed crafts and I love discovering new skills and techniques to add to my growing list of skills.

Recently I discovered a new craft that uses resin facets to create a variety of different works of art – Diamond Painting. This relaxing and easy craft goes by a couple of names including 5D Diamond Painting, Facet Art, Crystal Art, Diamond Embroidery and Diamond Dotz.

The best thing about this craft is that with little instruction a magnificent piece of art is created! One thing I appreciate about Diamond Painting is the simplicity and ease – you simply grab a stylus, pick up a facet diamond and place it on the predetermined place.

Here I will show you what typically comes in a kit, tips for keeping those ‘diamonds’ safe and the best way to work through your projects in addition to some tips I have discovered to make this craft even more enjoyable.

The shimmer and shine is created by the flat facets on the geometric shapes, and the cuts allow each edge to reflect light.

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Needleart World: Diamond Dotz Kit – Sweet Treats Review

Diamond Dotz Diamond Embroidery Facet Art Kit: Sweet Treats Review + a Giveaway

I have always been into crafting and creating something that I can add to my home with pride knowing I am the one who created the item. Generally I have stuck to a couple crafts including knitting, cross stitching and regular stitching, latch hook and scrapbooking.

A couple of months ago I was surfing around Instagram and saw a new type of craft available, called Diamond Dotz. The basic idea was the there was a group of symbols that correlated to a number and color of dotz. Once placed on the adhesive surface they would stick and then together create a beautiful image.The technique is refered to as a Diamond Facet Art Kit

I reached out to Needleart World to see about getting a kit to do a review and they were generous to send me “Sweet Treats” for review, and I have never been more excited to step outside my craft comfort zone.

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How to Draw Cat and Kittens – A Book Review

How to Draw Cats and Kittens: A Complete Guide for Beginners Review and Giveaway

As regular readers know we are cat fans around here. As fascinated and interesting as I find cats, I can not draw them. I have tried to draw cats in the past but they come out more alien than feline. Recently I receive a copy of How to Draw Cats and Kittens: A Complete Guide for Beginners by J. C. Amberlyn and I immediately knew that this may be just what I need to finally learn to draw my beloved cats.

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Stampin’ Up: Crafting Forever Stamp Set Review

How “Crafting Forever” Became A Part of My Life + a Giveaway

My crafting began when I was young with simple coloring, until the day I drove my father crazy. See I was a mere 16 years old and grounded, I was beyond bored and began to drive my father crazy. I was such a nightmare that despite being grounded I was told to go to the craft store and “buy a hobby”. My budget was my imagination and desire, and I was nothing if not overwhelmed.

After about an hour I chose a paint-by-number and a latch-hook kit, which I did finish and with those seeds, the love of crafting was born. I have been addicted ever since, and I can not imagine my life without the crafts.

When I saw the stamp set Crafting Forever Rubber Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up I saw reminders of those first crafts that began the crafting fire inside of me.

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Crayola Air Sprayer and Pip Squeaks Markers Giveaway

Fall Into Color: Crayola Air Marker Sprayer and Pip Squeaks Markers Giveaway

A couple of months ago I got the Crayola Air Marker Sprayer and I loved it!

Since I loved it so much, I want to gift one reader their very own Crayola Air Marker Sprayer and a Set of Pip Squeaks Washable Markers!

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DIY Halloween Wreath for under $10.00

DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH for under $10.00 at Dollar Tree

Living in a tiny house, the decorating options can not be as extravagant as I may want at times. I am always looking for ways to decorate, while keeping the space available in my home. One of the easiest ways to decorate for the upcoming season is with a wreath and this DIY Halloween Wreath is the perfect way to welcome all the ghosts and ghouls of the season.

This was an easy, project that took about 4-5 hours, and I know you will love it!

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Paper Pumpkin: Giftable Greetings – August 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings – August 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

I believe there is nothing more personal or sentimental than giving a person a handmade card. Not only is the person receiving a handmade card, but usually there is time and love behind each card that the recipient feels. A couple of times throughout the year I send cards and have always wanted to make a set for family.

The theme for the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is called “Giftable Greetings” which is a set of cards and a cute box that you can gift someone with.

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