DIY: how to make your husband a tie

this project was found on purlbee.
i need to stop going on that website, i want to order everything i see.
i should be focused on christmas presents, but instead i just want the fabric.
anyways, i love this tutorial.
i think my husband would actually wear a handmade tie... i think.
who cares i still want to make him about twenty!
he always wears the same ties to church, always!
honey, i think it's time we gave your sunday best an upgrade!
to see this full tutorial, click below:


You DIY: make your own stamps

want people to see your tutorials?
write me.
i would love to feature your creations.
plus + i LOvE finding new blogs to stalk.
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lovely sara recently got in contact with me.
so today i am happy to introduce her blog, sweet november, to you!
this girl is a crafter and a great one at that.
(you should see her craft room, i love it!)
well today i am happy to feature her make your own stamps tutorial.
the best part of this feature is this will be the first stamp project on GS!
i hope you enjoy!
to see the full tutorial, click below:
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DIY: framed dessert table trays

some people in this world are just purely blessed with creative talent.
a great example is lindy whose tutorial on ruffled caught my eye.
wouldn't these frames add the perfect punch a dessert table.
what gorgeous ideas will people think of next?
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: make your own cloth bibs

aw. are you guys falling for these bibs as much as i am??
i love the fabric and will probably need to get some after seeing these!
the best part is the tutorial is super easy to follow.
yes, easy enough for even me to do.
this came from purl bee.
which is probably why i am loving it so much.
to see the full tutorial, click below:


You DIY: gobble gobble turkey beak

want people to see your tutorials?
write me.
i would love to feature your creations.
plus + i LOvE finding new blogs to stalk.
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recently the wonderful katie got in touch with me.
i am so happy to introduce her blog the 30 girl to you!
she's one creative gal with tons and tons of project tutorials.
(you should go see for yourself, i promise you'll enjoy)
today i am excited to feature her turkey beak project with you!
it's a refreshing spin off from the ever popular mustache fad going on right now.
perfect for the many many pictures you'll take tomorrow!
to see her full tutorial, click below:
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p.s. i am completely embarrassed. for some reason the email that i put on the top of my blog was not the one that i was checking regularly. SO i have lots of emails to answer. if you recently wrote me about a project and i never got back to you, don't worry, i will!


DIY: thanksgiving chalkboard

i love it.
i love it.
i love it.
seriously, i love everything about it!
i can't wait to DIY my own version.
thank you this and that creative for the inspiration!
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: mod podge a frame with wrapping paper

look what you can make from a cheap wooden frame!
oh i love it when people make amazing things will almost no money at all.
and i love how people can think to make something like this.
i could have a frame, mod podge, and wrapping paper and still not think of this craft.
goes to show you why i have green submarine,
a place to keep track of my favorite diy projects other people do!
this tutorial is brought to you from craftily ever after.
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: modern tree centerpiece

i don't know about you but we decorated for christmas early in my family.
in fact the last time i "skyped" with my family they already had their tree up!
with thanksgiving coming around the corner i can't help but be grateful.
i am so blessed to have the family that i have, parents and sisters, i love them!
i am also so blessed to have the husband that i do, he works so hard and has such drive.
i am also grateful for bethel.
i know i might complain about my little town, but in truth i will be sad to officially leave.
with all that said let me get back to DIY...
 and show you this project from HWTM (hostess blog)
can i just tell you that i LOvE everything about this blog... EVERYTHING!
if you live under a rock and haven't been, GO.
but warning first, you might find yourself spending excessive amounts of time
browsing the many wonderful ideas, i know i do!
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: flower pin

umm yes please.
i absolutely, positively want to make this!
i have seen so many tutorials for rosette flowers,
which are GREAT don't get me wrong. 
BUT it is sooo refreshing to see a new flower tutorial pop up!
this was found on jones design company.
i am loving the funky look of this felt flower.
maybe i will make one tonight.
maybe you should make one tonight!
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: girls ruffle jacket

this project makes me happy.
i don't know if i have mentioned it, but I WANT A GIRL!
i went to a check up yesterday and my dr. said she would bet money its a boy.
haha. i know if i have a boy i will LOvE it.
but right now i am still hoping for a girl.
 i just really want to do fun projects like this one.
 i found it on ashley ann.
go check her out.
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: string lamp shade

what a great idea!
make your own lampshade... with string!
honestly i like the look, something i could see in my future house.
this was found on diy ideas.
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: no sew holiday runner

it's been since i've posted design inspiration from design*sponge.
so. i am happy to show you this tutorial on how to make a no sew holiday runner.
i love projects that are simple.
even more i love projects that involve no sewing.

 to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: changeable shoe bows

what a fun way to dress up any sunday shoes!
i found this tutorial on a lemon squeezy home.
i hope you enjoy.
for the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: crepe paper rosettes

i love streamers.
every birthday my parents decorate with rolls and rolls of crepe paper.
colorful streamers would be around every corner of our house.
so when i came across a tutorial for crepe paper rosettes, i had to share.
this is from house of smiths.
(you know how you find a blog you instantly LOvE, this blog is one of those)
it is such a great idea and i can't wait to make some for a baby shower or nursery.
if you get the right colors you really could use them for anything, even home decor.
to see the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: stuffed mustache

with the holidays just around the corner
why not make a fun prop to take family pictures with?
especially the little kids.
how cute would that be?
this project came from see kate sew.
that is one girl who is C.R.E.A.T.I.V.E!

to check out the full tutorial, click below:


DIY: octopus happiness

i found this tutorial on moda bake shop,
but it was actually created on melly and me.
i can't help but look at cute handmade plush toys lately.
i keep trying to find the perfect first toy to make for my future little one.
this one is up there on the list.
i mean who doesn't want to play with a octopus?
for the full tutorial, click below: 


DIY: pretty patterend vases

i am sorry.
so very very sorry... you are getting another vase project.
*okay so am really not sorry at all*
i loved the vase last project so much that i had to show off this vase project as well.
its from paper n' stitch. <-----LOVE THIS BLOG!
this is such a simple way to spruce up any vase.
to check out the how-to for all the fun instructions!
 to see the full tutorial, click below:
* pretty patterend vases *


DIY: chair upholstery project

i can't wait to get back to utah.
even more i can't wait to get back to the land of thrift stores and craft outlets!
we recently put an offer in on a house and surprisingly they accepted.
SO. we are finally going to have our own home!
it is the perfect starter home for my husband and i (+ baby).
when i get back i will be sure to post pictures of the various
home improvement projects i take on here and there.
speaking of projects i found this tutorial on lemon tree creations.
i am soooo glad i found it.
this will come in very handy when trying to furnish a house on a budget.
hope you all enjoy.
for the full tutorial, click below: 
* chair upholstery project *


DIY: gorgeous blue acorn wreath

i know. i know.
i already posted about acorn wreaths (awhile back),
but when i saw this finished project i couldn't help but share.
this was found on see kate sew.
i love the color and pretty much everything about this wreath.
she got the tutorial from made, the link for which can be found below.
i just wanted to remind everyone just how cute these wreaths can be!
and of course how many wonderful colors and styles you can make from them!
for the full tutorial, click below:
* acorn wreath *


DIY: fabric vases

no more halloween crafts.
at least i think.
knowing me i might just slip one.
but you know what?
i am kinda glad that halloween is over.
now i can focus on finding non-holiday themed projects,
just like this one!
these fabric vases are too cute and seem to be pretty easy too.
they would go perfect in our house
or what we hope will be our house... 
(we put a offer in today, cross your fingers)
this project was found at side by side.
to see the full tutorial, click below: