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Modern Hexagon Succulent Planter DIY

DIY Modern Hexagon Succulent Planter. Make at home using this easy tutorial. |Carla Schauer Designs

Hexagons are everywhere in home decor right now, and gold is the metallic of the moment. Toss in a succulent, and you have the trifecta of trendy home accents.  I made this modern hexagon succulent planter in two parts to work together, that can be separated later and used individually as trends change. Decorating confession:  I have a hard time finding furniture I like. A very hard time. (I’ve been … Continue reading

Creative Block-20 Ways to Break Through

20 Ways to Break Through Creative Block|Carla Schauer Designs

Yesterday I made the ugliest project I’ve made in years. A craft fail of such epic proportions that I refuse to show it in fear that it may follow me around the internet forever.  Even though I had planned several projects, it squashed my creativity for the rest of the day.  Enter the dreaded creative block. I would love for every day to be filled with creative genius.  But the … Continue reading

Make Lacing Cards from Printables

Make lacing cards using repurposed printables and magazine images. Tutorial and free printable from Carla Schauer Designs.

When my kids were small, I was always looking for a take-along activity they could do quietly and independently.  Lacing cards were one of the best choices for us, since they could be packed in a plastic pencil box with a handful of ribbons and string and popped into a travel bag.  Plus they are a fun craft that the kids can make using images and other supplies you already … Continue reading

Acrylic Painted Backgrounds

Acrylic paint stamped background with digital overlay|Carla Schauer Designs art experiment series.

Welcome to Sketchbook Share Saturday!  I’m sharing a peek into my art experiment notebook, and I hope you will share yours as well.  This week, I’m still experimenting with acrylic paint and layering colors, but I couldn’t resist adding some digital layers in the mix too. If you’re just tuning in, you can find all the “what“s and “why“s at The Great Art Supply Experiment Introduction.  I’m trying some new things, … Continue reading

Make Fabric Magnets Using Scraps

Fabric magnets made from craft stash by Carla Schauer.

As a certified pattern junkie, I love fabric.  I’m always looking for projects to use up my scraps and extra pieces, since I can’t possibly toss any of them, and I swear they multiply when I’m not looking. A set of fabric magnets is a fun way to showcase those scraps, along with some other crafty bits and pieces and make something pretty and functional. How to make fabric magnets: … Continue reading