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 →

DIY Industrial Faux-Metallic Monogram Letter

Make a faux-metal monogram with paint. Tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs.

I’m a little like Goldilocks when it comes to decorating my house. I usually have something specific in mind, so there’s a lot of “too big”, “too small”, “too blue”, “not blue enough” type searching.  Usually it means I end up making it myself, which is the case with this faux-metallic monogram letter (and the table it will hang over, and the rest of the wall collage…) A big letter, … Continue reading →

Tied Ribbon Wreath for Fall

Fall Tied Wribbon Wreath from Carla Schauer Designs

A tied ribbon wreath is a great way to include beautiful colors and textures in your home decor.  In this fall version, I used earth toned ribbons in a variety of materials, along with a metal leaf and wood buttons to add some natural flair.  Cut or torn fabric strips would make a pretty alternative for a more rustic wreath.   For this wreath, I used a STYROFOAM Brand Foam … Continue reading →

“Time to Shine” Inspiration Notes

Ranging from free to a few dollars, updating home decor using art printables is inexpensive and convenient.  Customizing your printables is easy as well.  In a few minutes, you can add a bit of sparkle and show your personality. I like using 4×6″ art printables to tuck into vignettes or use on smaller shelves and tables.  They are also fun to swap out every once in a while to keep … Continue reading →

Creative Studio Tour

Carla Schauer Designs' Creative Studio

Today I’m giving a behind-the-scenes look at where I spend my creative time.  It’s where I craft, design my patterns and printables, photograph small projects, write instructions, and everything else my work day (or night!) encompasses. And, I cleaned it for you! My studio (aka Craft Cave, Work Room, or Disaster Area, depending on who’s describing it), is in the finished basement.  It’s an average size room, 12×12 feet, but … Continue reading →