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 →

Favorite Supplies for Coloring and Lettering

My favorite supplies for coloring and hand lettering. Carla Schauer Designs

What are your favorite supplies for coloring? It’s a question I get all the time, especially once people know I designed my own snarky coloring book.  While the range of art products available can have you wandering the craft store for hours, I do have some go-to favorites that I reach for most often when I want to color pages or stamped images.     I’ve also added a list … 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 →

Make a Display Stand for Printables

I have teens and tweens, and I’m always trying to find ways to give them tidbits of advice without lecturing or inducing eye rolls.  One of my current favorite methods is adding inspirational printables into my home decor as a sort of sneaky subliminal message. I change them out every few weeks for a fresh look and a new message.  Making a display stand for printables (with a clip to … Continue reading →

Make an Easy Valentine Garland Decoration

Make a Valentine Garland Decoration using free printable coloring bookmarks, and strips of fabric and paper. Adorable!

Looking for a cute decoration using supplies you already have at home? Make an easy Valentine garland using printable bookmarks along with patterned paper and fabric strips.  Embellishments for this project are leftover letter stickers and shapes cut from the fabric.       To make an Easy Valentine Garland, you will need: (May contain affiliate links, which help support the site at no extra cost to you.) Printable Valentine … Continue reading →