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Jonas’s Space Shelf DIY

Jonas's Space Shelf

Jonas now has an awesome shelf in his room to hold some of his cool space stuff. We’re so excited to finally have it up! One step closer to a room tour.

Jonas's Space Shelf

Having this cool display really brightens up Jonas’s room and we’re glad to not have everything crammed onto … Read the rest

Cafe Curtain with Ruffle from a Thrifted Pillowcase + Ruffle Video Tutorial

Cafe Curtain from a Thrifted Pillowcase

Today I’m going to show you how to make these awesome cafe curtains out of a pillowcase. There’s even a video tutorial for the most difficult part: the ruffle.

There are a lot of pretty leaded glass windows in our old house, and I hate covering up the awesome design … Read the rest

Faux Polaroid Frame Download and Tutorial

Polaroid Tutorial

You’ll notice that we used several digital polaroids on our sidebar and header in the new blog design. Today, we’re going to show you how to make a faux Polaroid–we’re even giving you a freebie Polaroid Frame download!

The tutorial is in Photoshop, and is designed to be a step … Read the rest

2012 Calendar Tutorial

2012 Calendar Tutorial

This handmade 2012 calendar was supposed to be part of our 12 Days series, but obviously we only got halfway there before Christmas. We’re cool with it. 12 was a goal. Better luck this year.

Anywho, we’re still going to post all of the tutorials over the next few weeks. … Read the rest

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6 – Super Quick Brag Book

Super Quick Brag Book copy

Here at the Nerd Nest we’re teaming up with Allie from Alexandra Rae Designs to bring you 12 Days of Christmas (Projects)! It’s our goal to create 12 projects each for Christmas decor, gifts, and memory keeping by the 25th. That means you’ll get 24 DIY tutorials this month! Read the rest

12 Days of christmas: Day 5 – Tree Trunk Candle Holder

Tree Trunk Candle Holder

Here at the Nerd Nest we’re teaming up with Allie from Alexandra Rae Designs to bring you 12 Days of Christmas (Projects)! It’s our goal to create 12 projects each for Christmas decor, gifts, and memory keeping by the 25th. That means you’ll get 24 DIY tutorials this month! Read the rest

Vlog: Tiny Book Tutorial for Scrapbooks

Tiny Book Tutorial

Tiny Book Tutorial  - June Reads Close Up

June Reads - Tiny Book Tutorial

I recently made the layout above using a “Tiny Book” technique. Each book shown is has pages full of journaling.

Watch the Vlog post below for as I take you through the making of an entire layout using the technique!

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Embossed Card How-To

A Little Birdie Told Me

I am a procrastinator when it comes to cards. I’ve been known wait until Jake is helping Eliza put on her shoes and buckling Jonas into his car seat before I’ll run upstairs to the craft room to whip up a hand-made card for the birthday party we’re about to … Read the rest