Handmade Hello Card


Handmade Hello Card - follow this tutorial to make a quick and cute handmade card


Hi there! I’m Ali, and I’m here for the first time from Home Crafts by Ali. I don’t live near my family and quite a few of my friends. To keep in touch, I like to have a stash of cards on hand to send out in the mail. I think people love it when they open the mailbox and see a special envelope.  I have a pile of these handmade hello cards just waiting to be sent out.

Grab your supplies, get crafting, and you will have a cute card in about 10 minutes. [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Décor Round-Up

7 DIY Valentine's Day Decor Ideas

If you’ve been out shopping lately you will notice that Christmas is officially over (aka all left over décor is in the clearance section) and the Valentine’s Day décor has moved right on in. Well, we decided it’s never to early to jump on this decorating bandwagon and have put together a round-up of some of our favorite DIY Valentine’s Day décor projects! [Read more…]

DIY Decor: Creepy Halloween Books

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Hey there,  MCS readers! I’m stopping by from Just Mom Matters this month with the perfect craft to get you in the Halloween spirit. Even though it’s still in the 90’s here in Houston — with absolutely no relief in sight —  I’m getting excited about fall and decorating for Halloween.

I’m anxious to pull out the Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns I posted about a couple of years ago, and thought this year I’d add some creepy Halloween books to my decorating mix.

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Seat Cushion Reupholster Tutorial

Sometimes you need a change. Sometimes comes about once a season for me. I cannot be alone though in wanting to spruce up my house for different seasons. In the winter the heavy drapes and darker pillowcases for the throws almost make our drafty Victorian feel warm. The summer calls for shear curtains and a lighter palate.

One of my personal ways to spruce up the house though is by changing the seat cushions out. I found these stunning vintage wrought iron chairs on the side of the street awaiting the trash man in New York City. That is one thing I really miss about New York, the perpetual free side walk treats that one might find at any moment. I have walked avenues with furniture in my hands, I have hailed cabs rerouting my self and dinner plans to take a hand tooled book case back to up town to my little studio on the west side.

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