Postcrossing: Why You Should Join

I've been on Postcrossing for a little over a year now and now have dozens of postcards lining my craft room walls! It's such a fun concept, I applaud whoever thought of this website. Now let me tell you what Postcrossing and why you should join! What is Postcrossing? And How Does it Work? To put it simply, postcrossing is a postcard exchange service. It's free to sign up! All you will be paying for is for the postage on all the postcards you plan to send out. (which by the way is $0.40 domestic and $1.30 international).  This is…

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Have a Harry Potter Party!

This year I decided I wanted to have a Harry Potter Party for my birthday. Yes I am a grown adult and yes I still wanted it! I am slightly obsessed with Harry Potter (if you didn't notice that already).  Here's what I did plus even more great ideas for you to have your own Harry Potter themed party. All ages welcome. :) Harry Potter Party Decorations *Halloween Stuff Halloween decorations are great for a Harry Potter Party. So take out your spider webs, spiders, pumpkins etc. If you're doing a party in the fall you can carve some real…

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Easy Macrame Bracelet

The final video for my MacraMay series is here! If you've made the other macrame creations in this series already, this project will be a piece of cake for you! It's a simple beaded macrame bracelet that only requires one type of knot.  As with all the others, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions below with pictures, or you can scroll straight down to the Youtube video tutorial I made. Happy crafting! Macrame Bracelet Supplies As with most macrame crafts, there are very few supplies you will need for this bracelet!  Scissors Tape Ruler/Measuring Tape String 8 or 10mm…

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Easy Macrame Keychain Mermaid Tail

Next in my MacraMay series is an easy Mermaid Tail Macrame Keychain! It's a lovely little keychain that you can use to decorate your purse, car keys...anything!  The Youtube video is below along with step-by-step pictures on how to make this cutie.  Macrame Keychain Supplies There are very few supplies for this craft. That's one of the things that makes macrame even better, all you really need is string and scissors!  Here's the little list of supplies and I linked what I used myself. Scissors Tape Ruler/Measuring Tape 3mm single strand Macrame String in Two Colors: Latte and Mint 1…

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DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial

The first project in my MacraMay series is my easy macrame plant hanger tutorial! I have made so many of these by now that I had to start giving them away to family. This macrame plant hanger is fun and a great craft to do at a craft night with friends!  Scroll down for step-by-step instructions, a free printable diagram and Youtube video tutorial! Macrame Plant Hanger Supplies You'll only really need to buy 2 things for this craft and what you buy will most likely make you more than one plant hanger. I love macrame simply because of how…

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Beginners Guide to Four Basic Macrame Knots

Welcome to my "MacraMay" Series! Every week this month will be a new post and Youtube video on macrame crafts. This week we start with four basic macrame knots which you will need to know for the craft next week. Practice these basic macrame knots and you'll be on your way to becoming a macrame master.   Macrame Knot Supplies All you will need to practice these knots is some string. It can be any type of string really, but I am using a 3mm macrame cord that I bought on Amazon here.  You may also want some scissors to…

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Mail Art With Me: How to Decorate an Envelope

Learn how to make mail art with me! Today I'm decorating an envelope for a Harry Potter themed stationery swap. My swap partner is Gryffindor, we got to add that Gryffindor lion in!  Read on for some great tips and tricks as you learn how to get creative with pen paling and happy mail! Watch the Youtube video below to see my decorate my envelope.  How Do I Make Mail Art? I'll start by saying there are really no rules for when it comes to making pretty mail art! You can try to follow what I do here and use…

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Free Printable Bookish Coloring Pages

When I made the first set of bookish stickers that are currently in my Etsy shop for sale, I decided to save outlines of those drawings to give to you as free bookish coloring pages!  This is the perfect time for a freebie too because this is my 100th post on this blog! What a cause for celebration! So thank you for being here :) Coloring is  such a fun relaxing activity. It can be one of the things you start to do this year for self care! New year's resolution through coloring pages.  **The watermarks on the preview images…

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Envelope Art Inspiration to Send Your Pen Pal

I've been pen paling for a few years now and I take photos of every single letter I write, so I've accumulated quite a lot of photos of my envelope art! I like to save them to look back on and I thought you would like to see some as inspiration for your own crafting. Create with me! Here's some envelope art inspiration for you.  I don't know the exact number but I know I have written dozens of letters by now so this might end up being one post in a series. As you can see I don't seem…

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Geometric Watercolor Bookmarks

Geometric watercolors is something I stumbled across looking for craft program ideas for my day job as a librarian. I loved it so much I had to share. This is a fun easy craft that any ages can do! No experience or skill required.  Just be creative and have fun! Look at my step by step instructions and Youtube video below for guidance! Geometric Watercolor: Supplies There are only a few things you need to get started on this craft: Paint Brushes  Watercolor Paper  Watercolors Washi Tape in different sizes (1.5mm, 3mm and 8mm) Markers (I like metallic colors or…

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