5 Must-Try Wooden Tray DIYS

5 Must-Try Wooden Tray DIYSEarlier this week I shared a DIY I did in collaboration with four other bloggers called #5WaystoDIY. In cased you missed it, I thought I’d round up all the projects here for you today! We each took a basic wooden tray and put our own crafty spin on it. If you’re looking for a weekend project, hopefully these projects will get those creative wheels turning!

1. Polka Dot Tray by Sarah Hearts

2. Triangle Patterned Tray by Oleander and Palm

3. Fabric Covered Tray by The Crafted Life

4. Wood Burned Tray by A Bubbly Life

5. White Washed Hand Drawn Tray by Pars Caeli

Have a great weekend everyone! And if aren’t already, be sure to follow me on Instagram to see my adventures at Craftcation and driving down the California Coast!


30 Minute Wall Art DIY

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: paper, scissors, brushes, canvas, paint

30 Minute Wall Art DIYValentine’s Day may be long over, but my love for all things heart shaped is still going strong. After rounding up these diy wall art projects a while back, I decided that I’m well overdue for making some of my own. Even if you’re not a fine artist, as long as you have thirty minutes, you’ll still be able to make this wall art!

DIY 30 Minute Wall Art

30 Minute Wall Art DIYIf you don’t have a heart stencil at home you can easily make one by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out half of a heart, just as you did when you were making Valentine’s as a kid. Lightly trace the shape on your canvas with a pencil.

To make sure your outside lines are smooth, I recommend lining your shape with a smaller brush before filling in with paint.

DIY 30 Minute Wall Art DIY 30 Minute Wall Art

DIY 30 Minute Wall Art



Thrift Store Frame Makeover

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: frame, contact paper, X-Acto knife, pencil, bone folder (optional)

Thrift Store Frame Makeover DIY

I recently teamed up with Etsy (someone seriously pinch me!) to show you guys how to makeover a basic thrift store frame that doesn’t require painting! If you have thirty minutes to spare, and enjoy wrapping presents, then you can totally do this DIY. Plus when you’re done, you’ll still have some contact paper leftover to make this 2 Minute Vase!

Click here to see the full tutorial on Etsy!

Thrift Store Frame Makeover DIY

PS Tomorrow is the last day to grab your ticket to my bead decorating workshop! There’s only a few spots left!

DIY Typographic Wall Hanging

DIY Typographic Wall HangingYou may have noticed this on my Design Sponge feature, but I have TERRIBLE handwriting. Somehow over the years, it’s evolved into a print/cursive hybrid. Needless to say, I don’t foresee a career in calligraphy in the near future. Thankfully though, there’s a simple trick for reproducing your favorite typeface without having any true skills. If you can hold a pen, chances are you can do this project :)

Head to Poppytalk to see the full typographic wall handing tutorial!

DIY Typographic Wall Hanging