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Stamp your own Fabric Pattern | Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

Written on November 6, 2015 at 8:55 am, by

Wizard pillow - stamp your own fabric pattern! | The Nerd Nest

Today I’m sharing a handmade gift tutorial (and a bonus idea) using rukristin stamps to make your own fabric patterns.

Fan art fabric pattern using stamps! | The Nerd Nest

I use rukristin stamps in my paper crafting all of the time, so I thought it would be fun to show you a gift that steps away from the paper! … Continue

DIY Christmas Wreath

Written on December 13, 2013 at 10:48 am, by

DIY Christmas Wreath

When we bought our Christmas tree this year, the nice guy at the hardware store sawed off the bottom layer of branches for us so I wouldn’t scratch my eyes out trying to water the darn thing. Also, cutting away that layer leaves room for presents. Presents! Instead of leaving … Continue

Windchime Basket Planter DIY

Written on October 9, 2013 at 9:41 am, by

Windchime Basket Planter DIY | The Nerd Nest

Last weekend, we decided to add a little color and music to our herb garden with a windchime basket planter! This is a project we could all work on as a family, because there are kid friendly aspects to this project (adding beads) and grown-up parts (tying knots). We cranked … Continue

DIY Ocean Cover

Written on August 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm, by

DIY Ocean Cover by Megan Anderson

I love documenting vacations, and I almost almost always make small books in some form or another to house vacation memories. My favorite vacations have been to beaches (though that hasn’t happened for a depressingly long time). I like reliving those beach memories through scrapbooking until I can get … Continue

DIY No-Sew Fabric Covered Journal

Written on April 26, 2013 at 10:20 am, by

DIY No-Sew Fabric Covered Journal

Sometimes experiments go a little wrong and a cover-up operation is in order. I decided to use a vintage ledger book I found at an estate sale for a gardening journal project, using handmade stamp I created as an example for a tip for transferring images over at Document Life Continue

FINISH Vision Board

Written on February 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm, by

FINISH Word Art

The February assignment for Ali Edward’s One Little Word workshop was all about creating a vision board. I’ve created quite a few collages in my day, but this prompt came right after I sold all of our extra magazines. And I’m not about to cut into our vast Wired or … Continue

Hand Painted Word Mugs DIY

Written on February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am, by

I’m over on Punk Projects today sharing a Hand Painted Word Mug DIY! Go check it out to learn how you can make a statement with your morning cup.… Continue

December Daily 2012 Base

Written on December 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm, by

December Daily 2012 Cover

I finally finished my base for December Daily today! Yes, I know it’s December 3. It took a lot longer than I expected. And I’m not done with my December 1 & 2 pages yet (I should be posting them tomorrow with the 3rd… as long as I don’t run … Continue

Halloween Headband DIY

Written on October 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm, by

Skull headband

To celebrate our October Project Challenge to make something seasonal, we’re showing you how to make our Halloween headbands! We sold these as limited editions in 2009 in our shop and they were super popular.

Custom Halloween Pumpkin Headband Broach- Limited Edition

That pumpkin one up there even made it to Etsy’s front page!

Acorn Headband

We’re not making … Continue

How to Knit a Book Cover

Written on October 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm, by

Knitted Art Journal Cover

I got a few questions about how I knitted a cover for the art journal I used in my Living my Length and Width post (also featured in the Document Life Workshop challenge to Use Your Mail), so I thought I’d tell you how I did it! This isn’t … Continue