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Dr. Seuss-Inspired Cake Stand

Make this cute DIY Dr. Seuss-inspired cake stand with this tutorial from carlaschauer.com

A wacky fun cake stand that looks like a hat? It’s stripey and fuzzy, what the heck’s up with that? What do you think of first when you think of Dr. Seuss? For most people it’s the iconic red and white striped hat from “Cat in the Hat”. That hat, along with the story, is the inspiration for my DIY Dr. Seuss-inspired cake stand.  I paired the finished stand with printable … Continue reading

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags from Carla Schauer Designs. Cute 2" gingerbread man circles.

What’s better than brown paper packages tied up with string? Brown paper packages tied up with extra-fancy string and cute, colorful, holiday gift tags! And that’s not all. These gift tags are freebies I designed that you can print, punch (or cut with scissors), and attach to your gifts quicker than Santa scarfs cookies.  Plus, since they’re printables, you never have to worry about where you stored last year’s tags or make … Continue reading

Infused Olive Oil Holiday Gift

Cajun Infused Olive Oil 2 Recipe

While I am taking a much-needed Thankgiving break, my friend and blogger Niki Meiners of 365 Days of crafts has a quick and easy handmade food gift for you.  Thanks so much Niki for holding down the fort here at CSD!  Carla   Looking to spice up your holiday gift giving or do you want to give handmade gifts? This Cajun Spice infused olive oil takes care of both. Not only … Continue reading

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Ornament

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Despite my best plans for the holidays, I’m always running short on time. Quick crafts are perfect for this time of year, when spirit is plentiful but spare time is not.  Today I’m sharing an easy Christmas ornament made from cinnamon sticks and sheet music that you can make in just a few minutes. In addition to the basic scissors or trimmer for cutting, glue, and a small paintbrush, you’ll … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Wreath Ideas with Stunning Texture

19 Thanksgiving wreath ideas with color and texture.

How many times have you reached out to touch that gorgeous chunky-knit sweater in a clothing store, or tried to keep wandering kid fingers from grabbing that silky throw pillow in Target?  That’s the appeal of texture in action.  Whether you’re a fan of the traditional or a lover of all things modern, great use of texture can be the difference between blah and beautiful. You may have noticed I’m … Continue reading