DIY Coastal Art Canvases

Paint coastal decor canvases and add beach finds for beachy home decor. Tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs

I’m a beach girl at heart.  But until retirement or I win the lottery, my art studio overlooking the ocean remains a dream.  In the meantime, I spend my days being creative in Ohio, and indulging my love of the ocean in my home decor.  With 3 canvases and a little acrylic paint, you can make custom decor that showcases your beach finds.  Since there is no wrong way to … Continue reading →

Make Family Chore Chart Magnets

Make DIY Family Chore Chart Magnets. Great family system, plus the printables are free. I can do this! | tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs

The only thing worse than battling the endless cycle of household chores is battling over whose turn it is to do each of those household chores.  With these DIY Family Chore Chart Magnets made from bottlecaps, each person’s responsibilities are colorfully and clearly marked.  From dusting to dishes to doggie doody duty, there’s no more daily discussion. 😉 Get my free printable chore circles (and a blank version to add … Continue reading →

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 →

A Case of the Mondays Coloring Book

Hilarious, Snarky adult coloring book by Carla Schauer.

Holy hand cramps, Batman!  My coloring book is finally finished.  I feel a little like Dr. Frankenstein.  “It’s Aliiiiive!”   It’s been a labor of love, and sarcasm, but my A Case of the Mondays adult coloring book is finally ready for purchase.   About A Case of the Mondays There are more coloring books out there telling you to shine and dream than you can shake a colored pencil at.  … Continue reading →

Make German Stars for Christmas

How to Make German Star Ornaments for Christmas | Carla Schauer Designs

I sipped my hot cocoa and watched their fingers fly, creasing and tucking the paper strips over and around and through, while the Christmas carols played and they chatted.  I was mystified at how the paper twisted and folded into shape, while my seven-year-old fingers snitched another strip of paper from the pile and bent it back and forth in a simple accordian fold.   By the time I was … Continue reading →