Free Patriotic Sparkler Holder Printables

Make July 4th Sparkler Holders. These free printables from Carla Schauer Designs coordinate with another free printable patriotic project, and a full Stars & Stripes printable party!

Are sparklers a must for your July 4th cookout?  Rather than just tossing the sparkler boxes in a pile on a side table, make them a part of your decor with these free patriotic sparkler holder printables.  Combine with Stars & Stripes Printable Kit and Patriotic Medallions to coordinate your party decorations.   Download, print, and cut out sparkler holders. Use a craft knife or scissors to cut a slit … Continue reading →

DIY Watercolor Wedding Thank You Notes

So pretty! Customize wedding thank you notes with watercolors. |Carla Schauer Designs

So, you are DIY’ing your wedding. Yay you!  It’s a great way to save some money so you can splurge in other areas, and create a day that is completely your own.  Thank-you notes are a great project to make yourself, since a little customization can make a big impact. But while watercolor wedding thank you notes may be inexpensive, they definitely don’t look cheap.  And imperfection is part of … Continue reading →

Donut-themed Thank You Card

Donut Thank You Card | Carla Schauer Designs

Seize the Donut!  (They go quickly around here.)  Show that friend how sweet she is, and how grateful you are, by giving her a donut-themed thank you card. All of the gratitude, none of the calories! Plus, there’s a fabulous giveaway from JGoode Designs that includes a Cricut Explore Air™!  Details for entering are below the post.   To make donut-themed thank you card: This project can be made using an … Continue reading →

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 →