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I am so excited to announce our last BE CRAFTY workshop of the year, one of my all time favorites.  This years Christmas workshop is all about pretty packaging and getting geared up for the holidays.

We will be making gold foil gift bags, tags, pom poms, tassels and prepping supplies so you’ll have a great head start on your Christmas wrapping.

Along with crafting , Maggie and I will teach you tips and tricks to make your packages unique and oh so cute.

Registration is open TODAY and is limited to do space.

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I have officially flipped the calendar to October, which means we can start counting down the days to the upcoming  Mother + Daughter craft workshop in Tulsa, OK with Ashley at The Restore House .

Just 19 days away has me in a little panic that I haven’t  started working on the name tags, one of my favorite things to create for our attendees.  I always seem come back to the cupcake liners as the base of the tags, they make the cutest layers and have such great textures.

For the younger girls I stamped a unicorn and for the mothers a bow, both stamps are from Maggie Holmes paper collections .  They are just the cutest and I can’t wait for the girls to see them.

If you are interested in attending, there are just a “few” spots left.  Registration is here . I can’t wait to share the rest of the details with you in the upcoming weeks. Until then, hope your having a magical Monday !!!!

Supplies: Cupcake liners | Bow Stamp | Unicorn Stamp |

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I think it’s safe to say that you all know I love a good D.I.Y.

When Wayfair asked me to join them in their DIY my side table project I knew it would be a fun project to share with you.

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First let me tell you how amazing this Charlton Home Maginnis End Table is. Speaking in my own words, this table is solid. Not like the wood tables you get at IKEA. The table came right to my door step in a very well packaged box.

With a few easy steps I had the table put together in no time.

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I love the simplicity of this table, so I decided to keep my DIY simple and modern. I debated on what color to paint to use. My mind was set on pink and then last minute I decided to use white so the table could be used in multiple settings.

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After I had the table painted, I added wheels to the bottoms of the legs. You can get wheels at most hardware store. I had a hard time finding gold brass so I covered the wheels with tape and spray painted the metal portion with gold spray paint.

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This was such a fun low cost afternoon project . What would you do to D.I.Y your side table ???

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This post was sponsored by Wayfair. All opinions and project idea’s are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep this blog rocking.

  • October 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm

    Sarah - I LOVE that you only painted the top half of the table! Very clever! The raw wood is such a great contrast to the crisp white top. Well done!ReplyCancel

    • October 3, 2016 - 1:38 pm

      amandarydell@gmail.com - Thanks Sarah!!! xoReplyCancel

Fall is officially here.

I hate to even say it but I turned the heat on in my car yesterday and was not excited about it.

I am not big into fall décor but decided this year I would try add a little into my home decorating especially since I finally got my hands on the new Maggie Holmes “Gather” paper collection and have fallen in love.

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If you follow me on Instagram you have seen this gallery wall a few times and might recognize the white deer head that use to sit inside a blank frame.  Today we are going to give that little deer a makeover.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:  Pattern Paper | Frame | Deer | Adhesive | Paint

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Once you have all your supplies gathered grab your paint brush and paint your frame and deer mount. I decided to paint both of mine white .  Set your deer and frame aside to dry and grab the inside picture board from your frame.

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Next we will attach the pattern paper to the inside picture board. Using the roller adhesive cover the edges of the frame and a few spots in the middle . This step will hold our paper to the matt board .  Attach the paper to the matt board making sure you line the paper straight.

Once your frame and deer are dry insert the pattern paper matt board back into your frame.  Once your fame is back together it’s time to add your deer. I used a foam double side adhesive square to attach my deer to my paper. Make sure you know where you want  your deer before adding the adhesive as you only get on chance or you might rip your paper !!!!

deerpaperframe1-copyI love how the pattern paper added a new texture to my deer head and wall . And the best part this project can be done within an hour !!! The best kind of DIY .

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  • September 29, 2016 - 2:18 pm

    Maritza - So perfect, simple and pretty for fall. I’m not into fall decor either, but this white is totally up my alley!ReplyCancel

I realized the other day how much I love sending out happy mail packages to  friends to brighten their day. The other day the lady at the post office called me by name when I walked up to her window.  So either I go to the post office often or they just remembered my name.

I thought it would be fun to send a few surprise packages to a couple of my friends with a few of my favorite things. Have you ever been to one of those parties. I have always wanted to throw one, so instead I decided to send a couple favorite things happy mail style.

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Inside my package I included a few of my favorite things : HARVEST SNAPS  snacks , notebooks, pencils , my favorite gold metal office clips and a pair of pink sunglasses.  All daily necessities.

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Have you guys tried HARVEST SNAPS before ??? They are my favorite go to snack. You will thank me later !!!!

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Once I got all my favorite items collected, I bundled everything into a gold polka dot canvas bag and found a box to ship my package in.

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I love using kraft boxes when sending happy mail packages.

I  had a few paint containers next me me while I was packaging  so I decided to add a little color to my box . Using small paint brushes I added little strokes of paint on the top of the box.  I love how it makes the package look extra fun.

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What would you include in your favorite happy mail package to a friend ??

This post is sponsored by HARVEST SNAPS. All  opinions and projects are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the brands who help keep this blog rocking. 

 

  • September 17, 2016 - 5:50 pm

    elisa ingram - i love this! where do you find those pink sunglasses? i’m totally inspired to do my own happy mail now!ReplyCancel

    • October 3, 2016 - 1:39 pm

      amandarydell@gmail.com - I Elisa,
      They were from amazon.
      I have pinned them on my pinterst board . xoReplyCancel

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