Archive for Tag: Crafts

September 27, 2013

Crafting Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This crafting party that Christine at Pure Joy Events styled for her daughter’s birthday is so much fun! We adore the spool display and the use of decorative paper loosely hanging on the wall. Guests got crafty by painting and glittering beaded necklaces. They also made pom pom garlands out of yarn. Sweet treats included a vanilla cake with raspberry ganache filling, raspberry and chocolate cupcakes and jelly beans. Pink lemonade was served in canning…
February 21, 2013

Crafty Oscar Party Gift Bag Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We’re back with yet another fun Oscar post.  We know we’ve inundated you with Oscar ideas, but hopefully we’ve inspired you to throw an Oscar party and have armed you with enough ideas {see links below for golden ideas} for the big night. We’re back with some fun crafty Oscar party swag ideas. We put together gift bags for a project this week and thought we’d share some pictures of the crafty ideas…
September 07, 2012

Lisa Heads To Dallas For The Michaels 2012 Blogger Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
By Lisa.  A few months ago, I was asked by the Michaels crew to come to Dallas to talk trends, see their new products and meet their team. Amy went last year (you can read about her trip here and here) and I loved listening to her stories. I have to say, I came back so inspired and felt like I wanted to just make EVERYTHING! The event was fantastic so I wanted to give…
July 27, 2011

Michaels Creative Crew – Part III

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Crafting at the Michaels Creative Crew Event.  I kind of loved the circle cutter… I hope you had a chance to check out the Michaels Creative Crew Part I and PartII posts.  I’m back today with the final post of this event.  After checking out the Michaels Stores headquarters, we were invited to Jo Pearson’s house for lunch and a sweet dose of southern hospitality! This is a peek into Jo’s very cool crafting room…
June 29, 2011

Behind the Scenes – Michaels Creative Crew Part I

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I gave a sneak peek last week of the incredible Michaels event I was part of a couple of weeks ago.  Now it’s time to fill you in on this amazing trip.  Since this event was chock filled with inspiration, information and fun, I’m stretching the posts out into a couple of posts so you can enjoy every part of it.  A little background…Michaels formed a Creative Crew of 10 gals (see below for links…
December 06, 2010

Sweets and Treats Holiday Collection

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Great Finds
Just in time for the holidays, Catherine of Design Editor sent us her newest collection on holiday Etsy collection.  The Sweets and Treats Holiday Collection is festive and fun.  The DIY Party Kit includes cookie swaps, party circles, cupcake/cookie wrappers and much more.  The designs can be used for anything from a kid’s party to a holiday brunch. We love things that make party planning simple and this kit does just that.  Thanks Catherine!…
March 26, 2010

DIY Easter Egg Decorating

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
Easter is next weekend and many kids are getting excited for the fun tradition of dying eggs. More recently, some crafty divas have found creative ways to decorate eggs that will get adults excited for this widely celebrated tradition as well. Above are a few of my favorite easter egg decorating ideas. I adore the origami eggs with the egg nest made from origami scrap paper. I love the idea of these decorated eggs piled…
March 25, 2010

Crafty Yarn Egg Decor

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
Holiday season is yet again around the corner. Yesterday, I blogged about Passover recipes. Today I’m here to share a fabulous craft idea that I saw on Family Fun for Easter. These crafty yarn eggs would be perfect for dressing up your Easter buffet spread. They can be hung from the ceiling like the picture below or they can be piled together to create a centerpiece for your Easter table. While it may take a…
December 08, 2009

Hanukkah Cookie Bags

With Hanukkah quickly approaching, we wanted to give you one more fun baking and crafting project. We created little cookie bags, which we made look like mini shoe dust bags, by simply sewing paper that we found from Kate’s Paperie. With these cookie cutters, we baked off a basic sugar dough , and then decorated the cookies with royal icing from here. We then filled our little cookie bags with the Hanukkah cookies! We hope…