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Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Spring, Summer, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Here's my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature "Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine." I designed this unique mod wedding invitation (as well as round...Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}... »
 
 

Make individually wrapped sugar cubes {video} with ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ sugar cube wrappers {free printable}

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Showers, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Remember when I made personalized wrapped sugar cubes to go with my friend Debbie's shower gift? I'm still obsessed. And this time I made a video to show you exactly how to fold paper...Make individually wrapped sugar cubes {video} with ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ sugar cube wrappers {free printable}... »
 

 

Valentine’s Day Card from Vintage Sheet Music {free printable}

Free Printable, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Valentine's Day, Vintage Inspired

This free printable Valentine's Day card was inspired by vintage piano sheet music that I found in a Brooklyn antique store. I bought the sheet music thinking they might make nice wedding save-the-dates or...Valentine’s Day Card from Vintage Sheet Music {free printable}... »
 
 

Personalized Sugar Cube Wrappers {free printable + how to wrap}

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Home, Under $10, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

I made these personalized sugar cube wrappers to go along with a bridal shower gift for my friend Debbie. I bought Debbie's sugar bowl and creamer from her registry (very pretty btw) and filled...Personalized Sugar Cube Wrappers {free printable + how to wrap}... »
 

 

60s-Inspired Modern Geometric Free Printable Wedding Invitation and Place Cards

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

These free printable wedding invitation and round place cards are part of the "Inspiration to Reality: My Modern Clementine" feature at Style Me Pretty in partnership with Bliss Wedding & Event Design and C...60s-Inspired Modern Geometric Free Printable Wedding Invitation and Place Cards... »
 
 

45 vinyl records used as frames for wall art

DIY Gift Ideas, Home, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Vintage Inspired

My DJ friend Chad creates free compilation music mixes for anyone who asks. Being the lucky recipient of many said mixes, I wanted to make Chad something to thank him for the tunes. Chad...45 vinyl records used as frames for wall art... »
 

 

Free printable gift tags from vintage Christmas ornaments

Free Printable, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

Here's a woodsy pair of friends to adorn your holiday gifts. I made these free gift tags from vintage owl and deer Christmas tree ornaments that I found at a local antique store. Last...Free printable gift tags from vintage Christmas ornaments... »
 
 

Refrigerator magnets from vintage milk and juice bottle caps

DIY Gift Ideas, Home, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

This craft was originally created for and published by design*sponge. Welcome, design*sponge readers! I found a pile of buttermilk, chocolate milk and orange juice vintage bottle caps tucked away in a cardboard box in...Refrigerator magnets from vintage milk and juice bottle caps... »
 
 

Embroidered birdhouse pillow using tissue paper + sewing machine

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Home, Sewing Projects, Vintage Inspired

My friend K.C. MacQueen asked me to be an artist for the second annual Pritzker School Community Art Project: "Birdhouses." Artists create a birdhouse for display in local Wicker Park stores. Home Tweet Home...Embroidered birdhouse pillow using tissue paper + sewing machine... »
 
 

Vintage-inspired Kissing Couple Box Wrapping

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Valentine's Day, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Years ago I bought a vintage kissing couple pendant at a Manhattan summertime flea market. I wore the sweet thing ad nauseum, which you can see here in this summer cider and berry smoothie...Vintage-inspired Kissing Couple Box Wrapping... »
 
 

Thanksgiving Retro Embossed Label Maker Placecards

Decorations & Favors, Fall, Holidays, Invitations & Cards, Thanksgiving, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

When Shane told me that he wanted to host our sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner I didn't quite know what to say. Baby Elise was born on October 20th and I was crazy sore and...Thanksgiving Retro Embossed Label Maker Placecards... »
 
 

Grandma Beulah’s Rice Pancakes from Leftover Chinese Takeout

Breakfast Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Recycled Crafts, Vintage Inspired

Along with homemade egg noodles, chocolate pie and fresh-off-the-vine concord grape juice, rice pancakes were my Grandma Beulah's specialty. My parents were in town to help us take care of new baby Elise and...Grandma Beulah’s Rice Pancakes from Leftover Chinese Takeout... »
 
 

Retro Paris Photo Notecards and A2 Size Envelope Template

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

Recently I took part in the first inaugural Chicago Craft Social hosted by Amanda Edwards, Megan Hall, Megan Heep, and Jessica Jones. In addition to meeting tons of super cool crafty Chicago ladies, I...Retro Paris Photo Notecards and A2 Size Envelope Template... »
 
 

Urban wreath for fall using Polaroids

Decorations & Favors, Holidays, Home, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

My friend Heather Crosby and I have creative chemistry. Whenever we get together we build on each other's ideas until it becomes something totally original. Heather came over for dinner last week toting stacks...Urban wreath for fall using Polaroids... »
 
 

High School ‘Secret Passed Note’ Engagement Party Invitation

Inspiration, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Leave it to Heather Crosby to come up with an invitation concept that I've never seen before. Heather's beloved brother Chad and his lovely bride-to-be Shayda met way back in high school. A chance...High School ‘Secret Passed Note’ Engagement Party Invitation... »
 
 

Phone Book Wrapping Paper for Gifts

DIY Gift Ideas, Parties & Birthdays, Recycled Crafts, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

AT&T delivered piles of telephone books to my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago. Not needing ours but cringing at tossing the stack into the trash I decided to find some crafty uses for...Phone Book Wrapping Paper for Gifts... »
 
 

Farmland CD Covers for Music Mixes

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Home, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

I made these three kitschy CD mixes to thank my friend Amy for letting me stay at her place for the first few days of my week in NYC. Back when I was a...Farmland CD Covers for Music Mixes... »
 
 

Friday Inspiration: Tape Vases at Anthropologie

Home, Inspiration, Vintage Inspired

So my friend Renee and I decided to browse through Anthropologie after having afternoon tea at Julius Meinl. It's no surprise to anyone that Anthropologie has some of the most crafty, creative, seasonal store...Friday Inspiration: Tape Vases at Anthropologie... »
 
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