Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Bathroom Ceiling

Popcorn Ceiling Before Makeover

Do you have a popcorn ceiling that must go?  It just might be easier to handle than you think.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Easy, Affordable Patriotic Wreath Tutorial


Patriotic Wreath Tutorial

Hi Everyone! 

Yesterday, I was the guest poster over at Today's Creative Blog.  I am showing how to make an easy, affordable patriotic wreath, just in time for July 4th.  So hop on over and check out my post and all of the others from her Celebrate Summer Series.

Have a Great Week!!

Niki

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Easiest Handmade Jewelry Ever!

Handmade Jewelry Made Easy

I was given Styled by Tori Jewelry as compensation for this post.  However, the opinions here are 100% mine.

When I received my box FULL of Styled by Tori Jewelry I could hardly wait to get to work.  As a matter of fact, I started planning future trips to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores where I could purchase more once I had used the entire box...crazy right!?!  Anyway, I just knew that with such a simple process this Handmade jewelry was going to be my go-to gift for friends.

Interchangeable Jewelry

The cool thing about the Styled by Tori Collection is that you don't have to have tools, and that you can snap pieces in with connectors and then change them to a different piece in a flash.  So, let me show you just how easy it is.

As Easy As 1-2-3

First, choose a necklace upper (long or choker, finish, etc), Choose a charm (individual charm or wide spread multi-bead swag), and attach to the upper.

Because I wanted to create a necklace where I could interchange individual charms, I attached a jump ring between the ends of a long necklace.  I did use needle nosed pliers to attach the jump ring, but now that it is in place, I can swap out charms easily.

Swapping out charms with a connector is so easy.

The picture above shows how easy it is to just pinch the connector and swap one charm out for the next.

Charm option 2 - swapped out in seconds

Styled by Tori just released this new line at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, so there are TONS of options and colors.  I received a box with Blues, Greens, Pinks and more...but they also have blacks, neutrals, golds...LOTS of items.  Plus, you even have a chance to win a shopping trip with Tori here.

I have a unique gift that I am planning on creating with one of the Styled by Tori pieces too, so keep an eye out for that post...It's a special bonus to come. :)

Photo Courtesy: www.Joann.com

But for now, head on over to these great social media pages where you can keep up with all of the great things that are yet to come:




Happy Crafting!!

 Niki 
To see more options in the new Styled by Tori Spelling collection, checkout these posts too: 

Monday, June 17, 2013

How to Make Patriotic Hair Accessories



Join me as I host another Crafty Hangout where I will show you how to make Patriotic Hair Accessories.  Thank you, American Crafts, for sponsoring by sending us some cool product!


Niki

A Southern Style Blog Hop

Photo Credit: flowtv.org

Today, I am joining some other bloggers for a Southern Blog hop designed for those raised in the South, living in the South, or just a fan of all things Southern.

The thing that I love most about Southern culture is the Hospitality.  So today I wanted to introduce all of you blog hoppers to HomeMadeville in true Southern style by giving you a taste of what hospitality is like here.  The following are some of our past posts related to hospitality and home.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Your Home's First Impression - Front Porch Makeover

Porch Makeover

Around here, we are getting ready to put our house on the market and start down the road to selling our home.  Since so much of my time is being spent "sprucing up the place," I thought I would share the transformation with all of you.  Since I am a real estate agent, I thought it might be a fun way for me to share some of my home selling knowledge.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Orange, Green & Yellow Butterfly Party

Bright & Cheery Party Decor

The end of the school year is always busy, busy!  So, this year when another mom and I were put in charge of decorating for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, we began brainstorming what we could do in a short amount of time.  We realized we each had things on hand that could be combined into a bright and cheery luncheon.