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15 Amazing Fairy Gardens and Houses

Fairy house split log bench, from Carla Schauer Designs

When I was 12, I begged my parents for a doll house.  Not the Barbie kind or the ones that came ready to play, I wanted a build-it-yourself, apply each shingle individually, wire the place for electric lights and furnish it with itty bitty miniature furniture kind of dollhouse.  And thanks to that special kind of begging reserved for a tween girl’s dad, I got one for Christmas.  I loved … Continue reading

Sketchbook Share Saturday

Acrylic painted gift tag using leftover paint. Art experiment series from Carla Schauer Designs.

Welcome to Sketchbook Share Saturday!  I’m sharing a peek into my art experiment notebook, and I hope you will share yours as well.  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, picking up my art supplies, and having fun, learning along the way.  No rules, anything goes! Use Extra Paint to Make Gift Tags … Continue reading

DIY Softball Hair Bows

DIY pony-o streamer bows for fastpitch softball and other sports. Great, easy-to-follow tutorial. | Carla Schauer Designs

For fastpitch players, softball hair bows are practically part of the uniform.  From the littlest coach-pitch players to the college athletes, fans will find ribbons on ponytails.  I made these “softball streamer” or “pony-o” style bows for my daughter’s team, making sure they were made as tough as the girls are.  Customize ribbon colors for teams, school spirit days, or occasions. To Make Softball Hair Bows You will need: 5–6 styles of … Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation Gift Wrap

Teacher appreciation gift card holder, using free printable wrap and tags from carlaschauer.com

Need an idea to fancy-up a teacher gift in a hurry?  Here’s your solution!  I designed a printable teacher appreciation gift wrap and tag set that can be used with standard gift packaging to create pretty gifts ASAP.  Download this printable wrapping set for free (YAY!) and show those teachers how awesome you think they are.   Use printable gift wrap set to: Wrap gift card holders Wrap around small boxes Tie gift … Continue reading

Art Experiment Saturday Share

Hand-carved background stamps|Carla Schauer Designs

Welcome to Sketchbook Share Saturday!  I’m sharing a peek into my art experiment notebook, and I hope you will share yours as well.  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, picking up my art supplies, and having fun, learning along the way.  No rules, anything goes! This week I decided to make … Continue reading