Oct 5, 2015
October is finally here and it's time to start breaking out the Halloween decor and snacks, if you haven't already! If your family loves Halloween these twinkie ghosts are a quick and fun little DIY your kiddos are sure to enjoy! Chocolate and twinkies, who doesn't love that combo? All you'll need are a few twinkies, white chocolate chips, mini milk chocolate chips, a cookie sheet, spatula and a glass bowl! Check out the video below for the quick and easy tutorial. Happy October!
Aug 7, 2015
One of my favorite things to do with family as a kid was play board games! Even now in my late 20's I still enjoy it, must be that 80's/90's kid in me! In this video I teamed up with Walgreens to create a DIY Guess Who Game. Instead of using faces I used cupcakes to make a new twist for the kiddos. Using a combination of colors and similar elements like sprinkles, cupcake liners and other decorations I was able to pull it off. You can use any images you like! I designed mine in Adobe Illustrator and had them printed on photo paper using Walgreens 1 Hour Photo Service.
You will need two sets of all items seen in this video (minus the glue and washi tape) to create two game boards + one additional printed sheet of images to make the game pieces to select from. Happy crafting!
Jun 24, 2015
Wall hangings are all the rage nowadays! I see them popping up all over Pinterest, in living rooms and nurseries. Having never made on myself, I thought it would be fun to give it a go with my Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom Kit! I think the results came out super cute for my first attempt and everything is always cuter in mini form, am I right?! Jump on the tapestry bandwagon and make your own mini tapestry with my handy YouTube video below!
Links to products used in this video:
Loom | Wool-Ease Thick & Quick | Fun Fur | Babysoft | Homespun
Thanks for stopping by and if you enjoyed this DIY video be sure to stop by and subscribe to my YouTube channel! Keep crafting and I'll see you next time!
May 24, 2015
Today, I’m super excited to share with you all Chloe & Isabel merchandiser, Meggie Hunter with 2 Chic Cousins. Meggie and I have been friends since college and she just has an unbelievable sense of style! Meggie is an Mommy of 3 boys by day and a “jewelry fashionista” by night. Selling jewelry alongside her cousin Shea Brattian who is a school teacher.
If you have yet to hear about Chloe + Isabel, they are a high-end end jewelry company that offers a lifetime guarantee on ALL pieces. Yes you read right LIFETIME guarantee! Chloe + Isabel is a nationally recognized brand and has been in major magazines and has recently teamed up the past few months with companies such as BirchBox and Julep. The Chloe + Isabel brand was inspired by a concept we call “The Friendship Philosophy” – the idea of two best friends with different personalities and styles, united by their passion for fashion and self-expression. Chloes are more trendsetters with a daring, chic sense of style. Isabels are more sophisticated with a romantic refined and classic approach to style.
Feel free to reach out to Meggie or Shea with any questions! Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that you know a little bit about Chloe and Isabel and 2 Chic Cousins here’s the fun part – enter to win a free necklace! There’s two parts to this: first, the giveaway, and second, the party!
1. Meggie has generously donated a $48 Sand + Sky Convertible Pendant Necklace for me to giveaway to one lucky winner. I personally think it’s fabulous, and I know it’s one of Meggie's favorites. In addition to the necklace, the winner will receive $25 off any $75+ purchase.
The giveaway will run from Sunday May 24th Through Sunday May 31st. The winner will be announced on .
2. In addition to winning jewelry, you can use this direct shopping link to purchase any items as part of a “jewelry party” from . (If you use this link, I will get some free jewelry when this is over and it’s bought through 2 Chic Cousins merchandiser store versus the general website.
Be sure to also take advantage of the Chloe + Isabel Memorial day weekend promotion and receive $25 off every $125 you spend + a free gift with purchase of $100 or more!
Mar 7, 2015
I just love DIY gifts, don't you? This past Christmas I decided to make my mother a DIY Christmas gift, as I often do for people that I love. I received and overwhelming response of requests via the photo I posted on my Instagram account that I decided to post a tutorial on making a smaller child sized version. So, as promised, here is my DIY video! This tutorial is intended for those that have a basic understanding of sewing and sewing machines. It is a very easy project, but as always should you have questions (because I've never done a quilt tutorial) please don't hesitate to ask!
Feb 9, 2015
What you'll need:
- cheap plastic pony bead
- cake pans, cookie cutters, and cookie sheet
- an oven
- power drill (to be able to hang them)
- No, this did not stink up my house, but I did have the stove vent on and the window open to circulate the air
- You do NOT need to spray the cake pan or cookie cutters
- While cooling your suncatchers will make a popping sound, this is the plastic drawing away from the pans and means they will soon be ready to pop out!
- Allow your suncatchers to cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes and then pop out once fully cooled
- I used a convection oven set at 400F and cooked my suncatchers for 30 to 45 minutes or until the surface looked smooth and fully melted
Jan 17, 2015
Picture frames can get boring sometimes, so why not add a little pizzaz? Create a DIY glitter frame in multiple colors and change them out whenever you like! Each glitter frame will one cost you about a dollar! They make fabulous holiday decorations, gifts for friends and family, or just a little something for your home or office. Check out how to below and if you enjoy this tutorial be sure to visit my DIY YouTube Channel for more fun, fast, and fabulous DIY tutorials!