Are you giving the gift of a gift card this holiday season? Watch below as I turn a simple toilet paper roll into an amazing DIY gift card holder. All you will need is a few supplies and a few minutes to make these for everyone on your holiday shopping list. This post is sponsored by Online Labels however all projects and opinions are my own. If you are giving handmade this season, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post as I have TONS of handmade gift ideas for you to browse! I also have a great giveaway for a $100 Amazon gift card at the bottom that you don’t want to miss!
It is time once again for Crafty Hangouts and this time I am sharing a snowman gift in a jar plus there is a $400 giveaway at the end of this post. This handmade gifts event is sponsored by Online Labels and you can see all of the gift ideas by heading on over to Crafty Hangouts. This is also a part of mason jar mania week here on The Country Chic Cottage where I will be posting tons of mason jar gift ideas. If you want to join in, be sure to follow me on Instagram to show off your mason jar creation!
I have a super simple idea for a summer or Fourth of July party for you today. Set up this patriotic sundae bar at your bash. Kids and adults alike will love making their own sundaes. The bonus is that the guests serve themselves so you just need to set it up and walk away. I used some supplies from my sponsor Online Labels to dress up my event. You can find the links to the products below however all opinions and projects are my own.
I am kicking off Craft Lightning week today with my strawberry freezer jam plus some free printable labels for you. This week I am posting a craft each morning that takes 15 minutes or less to complete for Craft Lightning. Each afternoon I will be posting a round up of quick crafts from around the web. You can be featured here as well! Just link up any craft that takes 15 minutes or less to complete to our Craft Lightning linky party. Now are you ready for my secrets to making strawberry freezer jam? And I have a bonus of some great free printable labels for you as well. This post is party of my monthly sponsored series from Online Labels. I will tell you more about how to shop there for labels to fit the tops of your jars below.
If you missed any of the Craft Lightning fun, be sure to check out the quick crafts from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
Do you love vintage labels on old bottles and containers? Grab some kraft paper labels from Online Labels to make your own vintage look-a-like labels in minutes. I have the free printables for you below and you can use some ink to distress the edges. Follow along with the instructions below to make your own vintage labels.
Today I am going to show you how to design and print custom wedding labels. I added some initials and a date to my examples below but you can design the labels of your dreams. You just need a regular computer and printer for these unique wedding labels.
I used Americana Chalky Paint from DecoArt to give the entire piece a makeover. I painted the chest itself with Everlasting and the drawer fronts with Vintage. This post is part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own. The chest was already white so just going over it with one coat of chalky paint was sufficient. It took two coats of vintage to cover up the day glow red on those drawers however.
Once the white chalky paint was dry on the chest, I used a brocade motif stencil also from DecoArt on the top. I used a removable adhesive sprayed on the back to ensure clean lines. Then the chalky paint in vintage applied to a stencil brush. Make sure to use a very dry brush and apply light coats when using a stencil. Remove your stencil as soon as you are done painting.
Now for the hardware on the piece, I loved the size and shape of the hardware on the original but they are painted wood and I was not loving the look. So I grabbed some silver metallic spray paint from Krylon and gave the hardware a few coats. It did the trick! The hardware was perfect in a shiny silver.
After the entire piece was dry, I applied two coats of Americana Creme Wax to protect the surface and give it a bit more shine. NOTE: When starting with chalky finish paint for the first time, be sure to read the tips and techniques page and watch the instructional videos. I moved my nightstand into place and loaded it up with fun vintage treasures. It is the perfect height to use as a nightstand and all of those drawers offer up storage that was desperately needed in this room.
I am in love with how the stencil on top turned out. It breaks up the top and adds detail to the otherwise plain piece of furniture.
Now my chalky painted nightstand and a stack or organized photos have their homes in my bedroom. The bonus? It does not look like a cluttered wreck. Gotta love that.
This post is part of my design team status with DecoArt. Product and payment were given to me in exchange for my participation in the program. All projects and opinions are my own.
I moved and organized craft supplies over a few days. Y’all want to see some shelf by shelf shots just to see how much I really do have? Up top we have fabric, glitter paints, yarn, and felt is all the way to the right.
The second shelf has wood surfaces, beads, bottle caps, miniatures, twine, Duck Tape, fabric paint, texture paint, RIT Dye, and washi tape.
The third shelf has clay, clay tools, miscellaneous, my Sizzix, dies, and emboss folders.
On the floor, we have a MEGA paint rack that is completely full! These were on sale from DecoArt around Christmas time and I bought one. My organized buttons, patio paint, and the hamper contains fabric scraps.
On the other side of the floor, I have smaller cuts of fabric and a shoe organizer with tons of storage. Each of those boxes is full with various craft supplies that I won’t bore you with right this second.
I also have StyroFoam running up the side of the closet.
The labels on all of my supplies are actually my latest obsession. Online Labels is one of my recurring sponsors and these labels are amazing. You can get these decorative labels from Online Labels. I just wrote on them with a Sharpie but of course you could run them through your printer. I love the simplicity of just writing on a label and not having to boot up the computer and printer. The shape of these labels is what gets me every time. They are so much better than a plain rectangle label don’t you think?
My organized craft closet is complete and it is amazing. Now y’all I need to get everything that DOES NOT fit in this closet, get it organized, and have a new craft work area as well. Y’all stay tuned as I am working on a plan for that as well. Click here to see the area I have planned for working in and to vote PLEASE! Don’t miss any of my craft supply organizing adventures.
The wonderful people at Online Labels were kind enough to sponsor this post and send me a few sheets of OL196PX which is a pastel pink heart label sheet. I immediately thought of conversation hearts when I saw it. I created my conversation heart printable treat labels. Click here to print your own conversation heart labels. Need to buy the heart labels? Click here to buy the heart shaped labels from Online Labels.
Then just add candy to any bag and place a heart label to close. These are so simple and quick but yet they are adorable.
I also had some large popcorn boxes at home that were plain white. You can add these labels to the front of something similar for a fun treat container. Add in long candy (like licorice) or popcorn and you have a fun treat to give to the class.
No matter what bag or container you choose, use my conversation heart printable treat labels to close and decorate them. This is a fun and unique way to give candy this Valentine’s Day. Plus it only takes a few minutes to add this handmade touch. With sayings like “text me” and “awe some”, these conversation hearts might just get a few giggles as well.
I hope y’all have enjoyed the Valentine’s Day edition of Craft Lightning. I will be back this weekend to round up the entire series for you so stay tuned.
Online Labels is the sponsor for this post however all projects and opinions are my own.
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