The holidays are here! I’m kicking off the season with a HOLI-DIY series which features some quick craft projects that you can do this Christmas. I’m really excited to share with you this first project that I made for this special series which is a Crochet Peppermint Coaster. The pattern for this project was originally authored by Wendy Bennet. But I made some slight alterations to it because I want the coasters to have a more solid structure.
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There are two things in this world that I terribly miss since I became a mom. Books and Travel. Ever since our little bundle of joy came into this world, squeezing in time to settle down and read a good book and traveling (out of town or country) have both become a luxury. Juggling house chores, freelance work, and taking care of my husband Brian and baby Owen has left me with so little time to actually read a book or plan for a family trip. I guess I really just have to be more patient and enjoy what I have right now because as they say when you have babies, the days are long but the years are short.
Anyway, my longing for books and travel inspired me to make a simple craft project – a bookmark and a bag tag. I really do need a bookmark right now because it’s so hard to remember where I left off after reading when I suddenly have to set the book aside because my baby woke up from his nap crying (#mommyproblems). And the bag tag? Well, the idea of it just gets me excited. It makes me feel giddy that we can travel soon.
Check out my video tutorial on how I made the bookmark and bag tag, which are both laminated. And take note, I didn’t have to use a laminating machine (#crafthacks).
Of the two projects, I really like the bag tag the most. I like how the colored page peeked through the paper cutout of my name. It looks fun and really personalized 🙂 But I’m hoping I’ll be able to attach it to a luggage bag soon.
Adult Coloring Books are a big thing now. Aside from unleashing your inner creative self, it allows you to relax and somehow forget about the worries of this world as you dive into a page that’s slowly coming into life with color.
I did get into the craze. I have a couple of coloring books at home…which I don’t really get to color that often because of the craziness that is of being a mom (which is not so bad, really). So when I get the chance, which is usually during my son’s nap time, I go for it.
Then an idea suddenly popped in my mind. What if I use these coloring pages for some art and crafts project? I felt that leaving those colored pages to dust after you’ve enjoyed them is somehow sad. After some brainstorming, I finally started on my DIY projects with adult coloring pages. The first one is a very easy DIY home decor that allows you to display your favorite colored pages.
Watch this video to see how I made this 🙂
Isn’t that fun and easy? You can even just use an ordinary frame if you want to leave out the glitter. I also like that you can change the colored pages as often as you want and add some inspirational quotes on it. 🙂
Let me know in the comments section below if you’ve tried this out. I will be posting more DIY projects with coloring pages in the next few days so stay tuned!