Friday, December 22, 2017

DIY Mason Jar Photo Holder

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

It's not too late to craft some last minute gifts this Christmas. These Ball jar photo holders come together quick. Seriously, you make four of these in an hour or two. That, and they're cute and can be personalized with photos and gift cards. Win, win, win.

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

Supplies needed: 4oz mason jar, craft snow, small bottlebrush trees, wire (I used 18 gauge). You'll also need a small nail, hammer, wire cutter, pliers, and hot glue. It'll be helpful to find something round to wind your wire around to help it take shape - I used a thread spool.

(I found the 4oz Ball jars at Walmart and Kroger. They come in a 4-pack.)

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

Start by creating the photo holder in the lid of the mason jar. Using a small nail, hammer a hole in the center just large enough for the wire to slip through. Create two loops with the wire (twisting around a round object makes this easier). Create a long tail at the end of the wire loop. Thread this through the hole in the lid and then bend a 90-degree angle on the underside of the lid. Use hot glue or similar to secure the wire underneath.

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

Once your lid is finished, create your winter scene inside the mason jar. Use hot glue to adhere the bottle brush trees and then sprinkle in the craft snow. 

DIY Ball Mason Jar Photo Holder

Screw the lid back on and add your photos or cards and you're done! Easy, cute, and personalized!

What last minute crafts are you making?

Happy holiday crafting, DIY'ers!

~julee~

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fall Wedding Shower

Fall Wedding Shower


Confession: Sometimes beautiful parties get lost in a deep, dark picture abyss on my hard drive. For two years. It's a shame, really. Truth is, I have more photos of projects than I have time to share.

I recently found these fall wedding shower pictures, and realizing that I had never shared this gorgeous party,  thought the time was right to pull them from the dungeon of my computer and bring them to light. I love the essence of fall's vibrance and crispness in this shower, and felt that we portrayed the bride-to-be perfectly.

Fall Wedding Shower

The theme of this party revolved around beautiful sunflower bouquets picked up at Kroger. Yep, Kroger. Using seasonal florals as your main decor can have a big impact and it doesn't have to be expensive.

Fall Wedding Shower

Fall Wedding Shower

I used floral bouquets everywhere: As the food table centerpiece, flanking the cake, next to the favors, and even on the front porch to welcome guests. Free wedding printables from Creative Bag were also used on tables throughout the home.


Fall Wedding Shower

Fall Wedding Shower

Fall Wedding Shower

Free mimosa bar sign and juice tags were downloaded from By Stephanie Lynn.

Fall Wedding Shower

Fall Wedding Shower

Hand lettered signs created by my talented friend Meredith at Little House Studio KY encouraged guests to leave wishes and words of encouragement to the bride-to-be, as well welcomed guests at the front door.

I hope you've enjoyed this last bid to fall before we officially head into Christmas season next week.

Happy party planning, DIY'ers!

~julee~







Tuesday, September 19, 2017

54 Fall Craft Ideas from Shutterfly

DIY Fall Leaf Bowl


Have you already started your fall crafting? If you're anything like me, you're determined to squeeze the last bit of summer out of September before succumbing to the hysterics of FALL! ALL THINGS PUMPKIN! SWEATER WEATHER! Or, if you happen to be one of those people who are already sipping pumpkin lattes and dusting off your tall boots, you may be ready to take a look at this list of 54 Fall Craft Ideas from Shutterfly. Even I must admit that there are some seriously cute fall and Halloween crafts listed that are making it hard to resist the change of season.

Besides, if you take a peek at the compiled crafts, you might just find a tried and true favorite from yours truly.

Happy fall crafting, DIY'ers!

~julee~

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pottery Class at Beechmont Community Center

Pottery Class Louisville

Remember Valentine's Day three months ago? Yeah, well, my husband gave me the most perfect gift for the occasion: He signed us up to take pottery classes together. Six whole weeks of a planned out date-day, and I was in love. With my thoughtful husband, of course, but I also found a new love in pottery. But man, is she a tough love. In fact, I'm not even really sure if pottery loves me back, but I'm not ready to quit on her just yet.

Pottery Class Louisville



I'm wrapping up the beginner's course for the 2nd time and feeling amazingly more confident in my skills. For me, the learning curve was a lot greater than I anticipated it being. I'd assumed that because I'm comfortable creating with my hands that I would have taken to the pottery wheel a lot quicker than I have. I'm getting there, and I've turned out a few pieces that I'm really happy with.

If you're in Louisville and are interested in taking a pottery class, Beechmont Community Center will again offer beginner and advance classes in the fall. They also provide an open studio space for a very small, reasonable monthly fee.