Indiana Love Sign {Paint Stick Project}
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Indiana Love Sign {Paint Stick Project}

Back in September I hosted a State Pride Tour with a bunch of other DIY bloggers.  It was seriously so much fun creating a project that culminates the place you call home.  I decided to tackle another Indiana project that honors Indiana farming.  One of the main crops in Indiana is soybeans.  In fact Indiana ranks 4th overall in soybean production.  Did you know that Plaid makes Soy paint?  My guess is – many of those beans came right here from my great state.

Indiana state sign DIY

Measurement Conversion Chart

Measurement Conversion Chart

Back in 2011 I redid the inside on one of my cabinets to hang all of my measuring cups and spoons and then added in a vinyl measurement conversion chart above that.  Between these two projects I have gotten over 177,000 pins and those two posts continue to be in the top 5 pages visited on my site each month – two and half year later.  So I thought I would revisit it. To this day the cabinet looks exactly the same, and I have not lost one measuring spoon or cup – minor miracle and an organization success in my book..

Meaningful and Custom Name Board
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Meaningful and Custom Name Board

Yesterday I shared with you about the ultimate trade I made with my personal trainer friend Erin.  We are currently working on decorating her son’s room as part of the trade.  Her and her husband created the planked and shelved wall like I made for Isaac’s room.  It looks awesome, but it needed some color and custom art – one that was encouraging but also empowering.  I designed it in the Silhouette Studio program…free file available.

custom word sign

Presidents Day Pillow
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Presidents Day Pillow

In honor of President’s Day I thought I would show my love of our country by making a patriotic pillow of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with penny button details.  Now this pillow doesn’t get much use.  However, I do pull it out for the week after Valentine’s Day and again near the 4th of July.  And everyone always comments on how crazy it is much they like the pillow.

presidents-day-pillow

Magnetic USA Map Puzzle

Magnetic USA Map Puzzle

This month’s Silhouette promo (begins tomorrow) is on all their specialty media like printable canvas, magnet paper, tattoo paper, foil, adhesive cardstock and more.  My 2nd grade son is currently learning the 50 states in school.  I thought cutting out a blank USA map on some magnet paper would help him learn his states quicker.  Let me tell you…it is helping me learn too.  Apparently my US geography sucks since my husband had to put the puzzle together initially. #geographyfail

usa-map-magnetic-puzzle 

Handmade Halloween Cards {with free Silhouette cut file}
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Handmade Halloween Cards {with free Silhouette cut file}

Kayla absolutely loves art and I am always looking for useful projects she can do.  Yesterday she got a card in the mail from her other grandma and is itching to write her back.  So today I came up with come cut out Halloween cards that she could color or use washi tape behind it to dress it up.  She loves getting to use mommy’s special tape so she was all over it.  I made the Silhouette files available for those that have the machine.  This would be a great Halloween classroom craft for teacher’s too.

silhouette ghost halloween card

State Pride Tour: Indiana
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State Pride Tour: Indiana

Welcome to State Pride Week. This week I have partnered with 30 bloggers to showcase a project, craft or recipe to showcase our home state.  I currently live smack dab in the middle of the USA in Indiana.  I took advantage of my states initials and created an “IN love” silk screen that I can use over and over again.  I chose to make some pillows and a canvas out of my “IN love” silk screen.

state pride tour: indiana

Stenciled Pillows: Painting on Fabric with Acrylic Paint
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Stenciled Pillows: Painting on Fabric with Acrylic Paint

Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs is the new kid on the block here on Infarrantly Creative.  I admired her style ever since being graced with her amazing talent on Creating With the Stars (which she won by the way!). I begged her to come on board here on IC so I could showcase her skills.  I know you will love her creative ideas as much as I do.  And anyone who loves painting fabric as much as I do has gotta be awesome.  Today she is here sharing some handmade stenciled pillows she created for cheap – plus she is sharing the Silhouette files with us.  Please give a huge IC welcome to Sarah.

Hi Infarrantly Creative readers! I’m Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and I’m so happy to be sharing a super easy, budget friendly way to update your sofa with stenciled pillow shams!

 
Handmade Checkerboard
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Handmade Checkerboard

My kids love Melissa & Doug Wooden Toys.  They are such high quality toys and we always seem to ask for them for gifts.  Each of the sets come with a wood crate that stores the set.  While I love the crates they really could use a top on them in order to make it into our playroom (I am not a fan of pieces everywhere). So what has happened over the years of receiving Melissa & Doug toys is we have amassed a collection of these wood crates.

checkerboard DIY