Crafts to be Mastered – What I Plan to Make Next!

***This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission***   Does anyone else find this to be a super hectic time of year?  Right as school is about to end it seems like every sport/instrument/otherkidthing plans a big hurrah, which is awesome and fun but a lot of running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.  If I may mom brag for a moment, two of those end of the year events were my daughter’s first solo violin concert (!) and my son’s field day, where he was the fastest in his class!  Actually, I’m really not bragging.  I’m proud, but I’m not taking credit for their accomplishments.  Those are all their own!  I can push and prod them into things, but in the end, it’s really their own skill or hard work that gets them across the finish line, literally or figuratively.

Anyway, that went way off on a crazy tangent, didn’t it?  My point is, I’ve been crazy busy so I didn’t make anything cool this week.  But I did make plans for making some cool things in the next few weeks.  Here’s what’s on my craft play list:

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No, I’m not building booths, but I am going to try to replicate those super cool pixelated pieces of art.  Aren’t they crazy cool?

Use a Clorox Bleach Pen to make your own shirt designs!:

For the Fourth of July, I am going to use this tutorial from Craft By Photo to make custom t-shirts for my kiddos.  I’ll be sure to have this one posted in the next week or so so you can copy!


These pretty watercolors from Burlap and Blue have been on my to do list for a long time, and they are about to get a big ole check mark next to them.

I first discovered Lauren Vardell's sticker art by total happenstance. While perusing the web,  I stumbled across a giant sticker mandala that Mrs Grossman's sticker factory had commissioned the artist to make for them. Honestly, WTF - this thing blew my socks off! The inspiration to make my:

And, last, but not least, how awesome is this Sticker Mandala from Honestly WTF?  I’ve been wanting to make some of these with my kids for ages and I’m finally going to do it!

So, you might be wondering, how are you suddenly so organized and have four craft projects already planned?  Ok, you might not be wondering that, because you are probably organized and think it’s no biggie to have four projects planned and materials purchased.  Like, in advance.  For me, this is actually a big deal.  I’ve always been more of a buy all of the things, craft all of the things, photograph all of the things and post all of the things at the VERY LAST possible moment kind of gal. But I thought I would branch out a little this time and maybe try being a little less headless chicken for once.

So how did I achieve this feat?  Did I have to shop at 57 stores and spend hundreds of dollars?  Nope.  I hit up my homey Amazon and took care of everything, on the cheap, with just a few clicks.  And because I have Amazon Prime, all of my stuff will be here in 2 days.  And, yes, they will ship free.  Here is what was in my virtual shopping cart.  If you would like to craft along with me over the next few weeks, feel free to add them to your cart, too, but, be advised, these are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you purchase something!

Pixelated Art Supplies: : Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch, Medium (159070-1001) : Paper Punches : Office Products:

Hygloss 100 Tissue Assortment Bleeding Sheets, 12" x 18" ...:

Darice11-Inch-by-14-Inch Stretched Canvas, 2-Pack Darice:

Fourth of July T Shirt Supplies

Soffe Big Boys' Short Sleeve T-Shirt,Red,M (10/12) Soffe

Clorox Bleach Pen Gel, 2 oz (56 g) Clorox:

Watercolor Paintings (I already have watercolors and brushes):

US Art Supply 5 X 5 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid...:

Sticker Mandala:

Eyelike Stickers: Bugs by Workman Publishing:

(I’ll use some of the 5×5 canvases for the Mandalas, too!)

In total, the items above come to about $66.  Do you want to know what is the best part of this story? I used $40 of the rebates I have earned through iBotta (if you haven’t signed up, you must!  For the love of money, sign up!  To make grocery shopping fun again, sign up!) to purchase an Amazon gift card, which dropped the price down to about $26!  For all of those wonderful craft supplies.  Life is good, friends.

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