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modern diy inspiration for easter

When I think of Easter I think of new growth, renewal, and joy. I recently molded some Sculpey clay to make little figurines for around my home that serve as reminders of this happy season. I love my little Easter bunny the best!!

easy easter diy / using oven baked clay
To make your own:
  • Use white Sculpey clay
  • Mold into desired shape
  • Bake according to directions, let cool
  • Paint with acrylic paint, let dry
  • Place lovingly around your home, or give as a gift!

easy easter diy / using oven baked clay

easy easter diy / using oven baked clay

easy easter diy / using oven baked clay- Taylor

( photography by Taylor for Create Like Crazy )

 

how to: embrace messy hair

You know how just a few days ago I said there would be more videos coming? I wasn’t kidding!

I feel super awkward about seeing + hearing myself on video but it’s something I really want to do so I thought I’d start with something silly! ( to see just how silly, make sure to watch until the VERY end ) When I posted this instagram picture of my huge + crazy hair a few of you asked me how I do it so this is for you guys!

Here are the products I used:

how to: embrace messy hair ( video tutorial )

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! If you try out the crazy messy hair, I’d love to see!

rolling in inspiration

Have you guys had a chance to grab the GEOBALL template yet? It’s free in the CLC resource shop!

Last year I approached Ashley with the idea to create a “live version” of her Lessons in Inspiration column. I know most creatives get stuck sometimes – I do, for sure – so we wanted to create something that would keep you “rolling in inspiration“! It’s covered in quick and easy activities for you to do when your inspiration tank is feeling a little low.

Here’s a little demonstration of how to put it together. Grab the printable here!

Side note: This was my first go at creating a video in Photoshop so please forgive any quirks. Be expecting many, many more!

mini valentines banner how to + free pattern downloads

Guys, Valentines Day is Thursday. Like this week. So sneaky!

I don’t usually send Valentines but this year I decided to mix it up and send a little gift to my clients from 2012 to let them know how much I appreciate them. If you need a simple gift that can be enjoyed after February 14th, this will be perfect!

mini valentines banner DIY how to + free pattern downloads

mini valentines banner DIY how to + free pattern downloadsClick through for the full tutorial and downloads!

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oven baked clay christmas gifts

The Christmas posts just keep on coming! I’m sure you’re okay with it, right? ;)

I’m a big fan of foul-proof DIYs. This one is great for last minute gifts and they don’t have to be perfect to look awesome. The handmade look just adds to the character! So don’t be scared – give this one a try!

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

I went the easiest route possible on this one, folks: good ole’ oven baked clay. ( you can get some right here! ) For most of the shaping, I just used my hands but sculpting tools wouldn’t hurt! ( I used a kitchen knife a few times! )

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

*If you’re sculpting ornaments, don’t forget to add holes for ribbon or hooks before you bake your clay!

After I was finished sculpting ( the first batch at least ) I baked the clay and waited for each piece to cool completely.

For the camera ornament I used: gold metallic paint, gold glitter and gold cord.

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

I wanted each gift to be unique so I made sure to switch up colors and materials for each one!

For the paperclip, banner and thought bubble I used: metallic paint + glitter, neon spray paint + braided leather cord and chalkboard paint + yarn.

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

For this last gift I made a chalkboard banner for a recipe box and attached it to the inside with washi tape. It could easily be removed and used other ways!

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

how to: oven baked clay christmas gift diy

Have you made any of your Christmas gifts this year?

Side note: Have you been keeping up with the 24 Merry Days giveaways!? Tomorrow is CLC’s day! I can’t wait to reveal the prize!

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classic lace diy christmas tree

Christmas is just a little over a week away! Crazy. Do you have all of your decorations up?

I’m never actually done. There’s always another “perfect item” or awesome diy to do! Today we have a very simple alternative Christmas tree for you to try! It’s a super quick and easy project. Perfect for this crazy busy season!

how to / classic lace christmas tree diy, alternative christmas tree

All you need is a styrofoam cone, lace and ribbon ( the ribbon is optional! you can get creative and add different things to this )

how to / classic lace christmas tree diy, alternative christmas tree

Starting at the base, wrap the cone in the lace one layer at a time. We chose to attach the lace with pins but glue would work just fine!

how to / classic lace christmas tree diy, alternative christmas tree

how to / classic lace christmas tree diy, alternative christmas tree

Work your way up until you reach the top!

how to / classic lace christmas tree diy, alternative christmas tree

how to / classic lace christmas tree diy, alternative christmas tree

If you want a pop of color, try adding a few ribbons like we did!

how to / classic lace christmas tree diy, alternative christmas tree

We’d love to see what you do with this project! If you try it out ( especially if you add your own additions to the lace! ) make sure to come back here and let us know!

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Taylor Laura Photography for create like crazy )

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