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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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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50 Things to Send Your Pen Pal

I love a good list, don't you? This ultimate list of 50 things to send your pen pal should never fail you. You will have endless ideas to choose from! I know when I first started pen paling, I struggled a bit with thinking of some cute things to add in besides the letter itself.  This post will help you so you don't struggle like I did.  There are all manner of things you can send, goodies, ephemera, stickers, artist trading cards, small jewelry, candy, tea and more. This is a list of flat things that will fit in an…

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All Things Valentine’s Day

Here's a roundup of all the best food, crafts, and books for you to enjoy with your significant other this Valentine's Day!  Featured Ooey Gooey Cinnamon BunsFun to make together and even more so to eat!RecipeDIY Book Page Heart GarlandA cute, easy family craft to decorate your house for Valentine's Day!Get CraftingChocolate Lava Cakes for TwoTwo single serving cakes filled with chocolatey goodness, perfect for the day of love!RecipeBook Page Paper RosesMake your loved one a beautiful bouquet that will never die!Start CraftingBlueberry Galette For TwoThe perfect size for a couple, this easy blueberry galette is the perfect satisfying dessert.…

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Book Page Heart Garland — Book Paper Chain

This book page garland is the perfect easy craft to spice up your home for Valentine's Day. It's great to do with kids too! Made with twine and book pages, this heart garland has some rustic flare to it. Let's get crafting! Craft along to my Youtube video linked below. And don't forget to print out the heart template to trace your hearts! Book Page Heart Garland: Supplies There's only a few supplies you need for this craft: Old Book Pages Twine or String Heart Template on Cardstock (PDF Link below) Scissors Hole Punch If you don't have twine or…

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DIY Dried Orange Garland/Ornaments

A little late to the game here, but I saw all the dried orange garland videos on social media and just had to try this myself! Mine are more ornaments than garland, but I still love the way they look on my Christmas tree.  This is such an easy craft to spice up your holiday decor. They just take a little bit of time so aim to do it when you're home for most of the day. How Do I Dry My Oranges? After you slice up your oranges, you have to put them on a cookie sheet and bake…

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