DIY Gold Sequin Letters

Hi friends, I hope you’re staying nice and toasty this January. Here in Colorado it’s been freezing and I’ve just been trying to cuddle up under blankets for as long as possible. By the way, I’m Cat from The Rustic Willow and this is my first (of many!) posts on My Crafty Spot and I’m so excited to be here and share one of my favorite projects with you.

So, freezing weather sometimes makes me feel gloomy. Do you know what I mean, or am I alone in this? I’m definitely an outdoorsy kind of girl, and all I want to do is go outside and have a picnic and go for a swim. However, this freezing weather forces me to stay inside the walls of my house all day. What a drag.

But, there’s something about this project that just brightened my day. Something about the sparkly gold sequins and the way the sun reflects off the letters just makes it feel like a happy project. It just instantly brightened my mood.

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Anthropologie Inspired Mr. & Mrs. Dishtowels

Katie from View From The Fridge back today with a quick, easy, and super INEXPENSIVE project.  It’s perfect for those newlyweds in your life (or soon-to-be newlyweds).

Anthropologie Inspired Mr. and Mrs. Dishtowels .  Perfect bridal shower or wedding shower present! [Read more…]

DIY Planted Ampersand

1 Planted Ampersand


With spring finally here, it is all about plants and flowers. If you have been looking for the perfect spring time centerpiece or mantle display with no watering needed, then look no further. This simple planted ampersand can be made with plants or moss or even flowers. It is the perfect compliemtn to your party, shower or wedding.

5 Real Plant Ampersand 8 Plant Ampersand

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Personalized Bakeware

Is it wedding season where you live?  About this same time each year, we receive several wedding invitations.  I always want to go and support the bride and groom and their families, but sometimes, I just don’t have a lot to spend on a gift.  Are you in the same boat?  Well this personalized bakeware is the perfect wedding gift!  It is easy to do and doesn’t cost a lot of money.

Bakeware 1

The first thing you will need to make one of these is a glass baking dish.  You can buy these for $10 or less at Target, Walmart, or anywhere you can buy baking supplies.  Maybe they have even registered for one!

Bakeware 2

Using my cutting machine and vinyl, I cut out the last name of the soon to be bride and groom.  I actually cut a mirrored image of the name.  I will show you why in a minute.  I placed my vinyl stencil on the bottom of the baking pan.  If you don’t have vinyl and a cutting machine, I have done the same thing with contact paper and an exacto knife.  It works just as well.

Bakeware 3

The reason I cut a mirrored image is so that the name reads correctly when you are looking at the top of the pan.

Bakeware 4

You will need to buy some glass etching cream.  I’m not familiar with brand names, I just picked one at the craft store.

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