Category Archives: Getting Crafty

Tips for Making Unique Ribbon Wreaths

Tips for Making Unique Ribbon Wreaths

 

Those of you that have checked out Channelling Dolly in the past know that I love to craft. Making wreaths is a favorite pastime and tips to create them from scratch can be found here and here. Once you get the basics down it is time to have fun and get creative with your project. For the extra pizzazz to make your wreaths pop here are some tips for making unique ribbon wreaths.  Continue reading Tips for Making Unique Ribbon Wreaths

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Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding!

As I strive to make Channelling Dolly something to make you all smile more things are coming to light! There will be some exciting additions to the blog and to Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop. As the end of the first year of this labor of love draws closer and a new year of Channelling Dolly begins next month I can’t wait to share more with all of you! 

While I obviously love Dolly, I am very passionate about interior design as well. While earning a degree in design it was so important to see how the things that we fill our home with can help to change our moods. To this point, bold colors, whimsical prints and eclectic patterns draw my eye and lift my spirits. For this reason, you will begin to see much of this in Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop. 
Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding!

While there are many more designs in the works. First up in the home decor arena is the glitter dinosaur wreath!  Sure dinosaurs are perfect on their own. However, when they are all decked out like a disco ball…simply amazing! 
Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding! Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding! Now I am sure that while disco dinosaurs appeal to many, they may not be your particular cup of tea. So, in that case, make sure to check back often. New designs will be coming on a regular basis! Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding!

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For this and more designs please check out ChannellingDolly the Etsy shop! And if you have any ideas on what you would like to see in the shop feel free to email me. Link found above in the contact section! 

Thank you all for the continued support! 

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4th of July Party Planning

4th of July Party PlanningThere is not a day of the year that I adore more than the 4th of July! The red, white and blue, fireworks and great food all draw me in. It is the perfect day for a party! And the best part is with a little creativity a 4th of July party really comes together on a budget! Let me show you my favorite tips for 4th of July party planning!  Continue reading 4th of July Party Planning

Spring Whimsy…Create Your Own Bunny Artwork

I am that person who loves to go all out decorating for every single holiday! Unfortunately though buying so many decorations can be hard on your budget. Now that it is time to decorate for Easter I wanted to create my own artwork for my mantel. With just a little money and a couple of hours of work, I love the way it came together!  Continue reading Spring Whimsy…Create Your Own Bunny Artwork

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Easter Mesh Wreath DIY From Dollar Tree Finds

Easter Mesh Wreath DIY From Dollar Tree Finds Continue reading Easter Mesh Wreath DIY From Dollar Tree Finds

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them

Mesh Garland DIY My First Attmept at Crafting Them This year for Halloween I decided to go with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme for the exterior of my home. After searching on Etsy for wreaths and garlands I had found many great options, but they came with a hefty price tag. With help from some super crafty friends, I learned how to make the mesh garland. Mesh Garland-A Rundown From My First Attempt

 

For the Jack faces, I bought small round wooden cutouts at Michaels craft store. First I started off painting them white. Once they were dry used a paint pen Sharpie to draw on their faces. For the larger Jack on my wreath, I used craft paint, but I really liked the results with the Sharpie even better. Once they were dry I hot glued pipe cleaner on the back of each one so they would be easy to attach later on in the process.  Continue reading Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them

Brighten Your Space-From Drab Slab to a Color Explosion

After staring at a boring concrete slab and picnic table that had seen better days,  my husband and I decided that our backyard space needed an overhaul.  Unfortunately I didn’t take any before pictures. It was simply too tragic to be photographed.  I am so happy with the end result though:

Brighten Your Space

The benches were handmade, but they could also be store-bought and painted. The rug incorporated all of the bold colors and tied them together.  Two 2X2 posts were cemented in and string lights, found at Target,  were hung from the house to the posts. The red side tables were plant stands found at Home Depot. 
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