Beaded Bottle Stoppers and Holiday Wine Tags

Would be super cute as holiday hostess gifts! How to make the beaded bottle toppers and free printable wine bottle tags. | carlaschauer.com

Make your wine shine with DIY beaded bottle stoppers and up your cute quotient with printable holiday wine tags. Perfect for hostess gifts and a perennial favorite at “Dirty Santa”-type gift exchanges, there’s a wine for every price range. But a plain boring bottle? Nope, not for you! Not even during the hectic holiday season. This project is literally so easy you could do it after consuming your own glass (bottle? … Continue reading →

Decorate a Halloween Tumbler with Vinyl

Make a Halloween Tumbler using Vinyl. Free Halloween cut file. |Carla Schauer Designs

I love a pun.  The cornier, the better, as far as I’m concerned.  This Halloween tumbler definitely fits the bill, with it’s punny vinyl decoration perfect for around the fall campfire.  Download the free Halloween cut file and keep your beverage frosty cold.  As for whether your bottle actually contains “boos”, that’s your secret.   To Make a Halloween Tumbler using Vinyl You will need (may contain affiliate links): Free … Continue reading →

Make Paracord Zipper Pulls

How to make Paracord zipper pulls. Makes a great camp craft or scout project. Tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs

Camp!  That magical place filled with silly songs, new friends, canoeing, swimming, and of course, crafts! Camp wouldn’t be the same without a keepsake craft or two to take home. A great camp craft, like these Paracord Zipper Pulls, is one that can be made with a few simple supplies and some basic instructions that kids can repeat on their own.  The colorful Paracord pulls look great on backpacks and … Continue reading →

12 Tween Travel Tips to Banish Bad Attitudes

Tweens love to take their own photos, and are at a great age to have their own cameras. Great tween travel tips at Carla Schauer Designs

No one likes to be trapped with a whiny, bad attitude for hours in a car.  And it’s even worse when the kids do it!  Kidding aside, grumpiness is contagious so it’s better to banish it before it begins.  Use my favorite tween travel tips before and during your trip to keep them involved, interested, and engaged.  They’ll be happier and so will you! Tween Travel Tips – Before You … Continue reading →

Make a Slim Leather Wallet–Easy DIY Gift for Men

Leather slim wallet tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs. Make in 15 minutes? Wow!

I’m 99.62% certain my husband wants the same gifts for Father’s Day that I wanted for Mother’s Day: cold beer, afternoon alone in hammock, and zero responsibilities. But since I’m trying not to raise a flock of wild heathen children, I want to make sure the kids understand thoughtful gift giving along with the need to show their dad how appreciated he is.   We decided to make a slim leather … Continue reading →