Monday, 18 August 2014

Introducing a new blog series


It's probably pretty obvious that I have a huge collection of craft and party supplies. It didn't happen all at once; the growth has sped up since I started this blog and contributing to others. Since shopping for art, craft, and party supplies is now a part of my job description, I've been learning lots about where it's best to buy certain things. More and more I get asked by friends where the best place to buy craft supplies are, so I thought it would be a lot of fun to start a local series that I'm calling CRAFToronto.

CRAFToronto will focus on art, craft, and party supply stores all in the Toronto area and share helpful tips and tricks that I've learned. Some of the shops I'll write about will be independently owned while others will have lots of locations nationwide. Of course, in-store stock and product availability is changing constantly so while this series may not remain 100% accurate forever, as the months and years pass I think it will be a good starting point.

Do you live in Toronto and have any craft supplies you'd like tips on? Or maybe you have a favourite store to recommend? Comment below - I'd love to hear from you!




Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Back to School Wrapping Paper

I hate to be the one to bring it up, but back-to-school season is drawing nearer! I used to love shopping for school supplies (I'll admit it - I'm still hooked even though I've been out of school for ages!) so this little DIY wrapping paper project is a fun way to dress up your back-to-school necessities. See the full tutorial over on Oh Happy Day!

Back to School Wrapping Paper

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Favour Cup Paper Flowers

You may have noticed that one of my favourite things to do is repurpose supplies in unexpected ways. For these fun paper flowers I decorated a bunch of favour cups - the same ones you put ketchup in for your french fries! See the full post over on Oh Happy Day.

Favour Cup Paper Flowers

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Foil Space Mobile

I love using everyday things is unusual ways, so this space mobile was a lot of fun to make. I cut up disposable foil cookie sheets to make the clouds and stars! Check out Oh Happy Day for full instructions.

Foil Space Mobile

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Spinning Carousel Centrepiece

I'm not sure exactly why, but I've had circus and carnival crafts on the mind lately. This spinning carousel centrepiece I made for Oh Happy Day was a lot of fun to make, and I love that it's functional too. If I keep making circus-themed party crafts, will you get sick of them? I hope not - click here for the full tutorial.

Spinning Carousel Centrepiece

Friday, 11 July 2014

Sandcastle Place Cards

Confession time - until this project, I haven't really used glitter before. It always just seemed so messy and I worried that I'd have glitter on me for days. But after making these glittered sandcastle place cards for Oh Happy Day, I'll admit that I'm no longer afraid of glitter! Check out the full instructions here.

Sandcastle Place Cards

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Geometric Garland

I love it when decorations can be simple, quick, and make a big impact. The geometric garland I made over on Oh Happy Day is a great way to decorate a big space. See the full instructions here.

Geometric Garland

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