I love this time of year because it’s the perfect time to spend a weekend crafting and make so many awesome things for my upcoming dorm room without breaking the bank! As a college student, I don’t have a lot of extra cash sitting around to go and spend $40 on some wall art for my dorm room. Combine my lack of money with an addiction to DIY and the outcome is some pretty awesome canvas art!
Today I have a really awesome canvas design that you can totally customize with colors, fonts, monograms, quotes, etc. It’s super versatile, and because you’re making it, the canvas can match any color scheme you throw at it! I made one for my own dorm room (which I can’t wait to use to create my gallery wall with) and made a couple for some friends. All you need is a canvas, some paint, and your creativity! I really hope you enjoy, and if you try this, make sure to send me a picture on Twitter!
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I wanted to ease into the back-to-school season with one of my favorite kinds of posts: a DIY! In today’s post I’ll show you how to make this adorable clothespin wreath/picture display. Not only is this super inexpensive and simple to make, it’s fully customizable to your color scheme and look! Perfect for your bedroom, dorm room, or office, this clothespin picture display is perfect for showcasing those photos, notes, and hand lettering pieces!
For my dorm room this year, I’m going for a more put together, gallery wall look instead of posters and pictures all over the wall. I figure I’m past that typical freshman year poster decor and it’s time for me to move on to something a little more sophisticated. What look are you going for in your dorm room or apartment this year?
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I’ve been getting tons of questions about how I started hand lettering and how I hand letter and all the questions that accompany the topic of starting hand lettering. This all came about after I posted about my bullet journal aka my new obsession. My bullet journal is the place for me to practice my hand lettering, and that sparked a lot of interest from my readers!
First off, this is the first time I’ve received enough questions about a topic that I want to write a post on it. Progress, my friends! Let me just say that I am in no way, shape, or form an expert at hand lettering nor have I gone to art school or taken courses in typography. But, I do have a passion for fonts and lettering!
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Guys when I say I’m obsessed with my bullet journal, that’s not even an understatement. In case you have no clue what a bullet journal is, let me give you a little run down. A bullet journal is a journaling system that creates lists and spreads to make you more efficient. Because you’re creating what you need, you’re not wasting pages and spreads in store-bought planners. The original bullet journal was simple and to the point. But, us bloggers and creative people have turned it into an art form, really. So, let’s take a look inside mine!
Ok, so first off. If you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest you may know that I love hand lettering. I’ve posted a couple of pictures on Instagram of work I’ve done. The bullet journal is the ultimate way to work on hand lettering. I create KEEP READING “My Bullet Journal”
Since being in college, service has become really important to me and the programs that I am a part of. One of requirements for my scholars program is to volunteer and participate in service at some point in the semester. This semester, I wasn’t able to participate in our Service Saturdays(thank you sprained ankle from my spring break trip to Denver), so I now have the opportunity to combine my love of crafting with a service project! In order to fulfill my service requirement, my counselor informed me of a project to create five cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids.
Cards for Hospitalized Kids is an organization that delivers cards to kids across the nation that are in the hospital. To me, this is a really awesome opportunity for me to combine my love for crafting and creativity to put a smile on someone’s face!
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One of my favorite parts about the holiday is wrapping gifts. I love how festive it makes the room with gifts piled under the tree. Not to mention, but holiday wrapping paper can make very festive decor! This is kind of a part two to my Secret Santa gift ideas post, and I’m going to show you how I like to wrap my presents!
I like my gifts to all have a cohesive look, but I don’t like them to all be in the same wrapping paper. I know, I’m very picky. Target makes this super easy though! And, no, I’m not sponsored by Target in any way, shape, or form, although I would love to be. I found these wrapping papers in a set of four, and guess what… they all match! KEEP READING “Gift Wrapping Ideas”