How to get back into crafting

Blog posts on Artfully Carin may contain affiliate links to products or services I think are awesome. For more information, see my disclosures page.. Today I’m carrying on my series of posts on being a creative mum with one on how to get back into crafting after a long break. I remember how daunting it was to get […]

Make cute embossed tins for Christmas

I did a complete inventory of all my craft supplies when I did up my craft room back in the spring and found lots of things I hadn’t used in a very long time, or ever. One of those things was a packet of sticky back canvas sheets from Claudine Hellmuth that I bought to cover some journals years ago, but never did. This […]

9 reasons crafting is good for you

I have gone through the ebb and flow of being creative many times in my life. Going from drawing for hours every day when I was in high school and college, through dropping almost everything when  I started working because I thought that’s what responsible adults did, to going DIY crazy when we got married […]

DIY Halloween placemats

Did you see the Halloween placemats I made for the kids table the other week? This week I’m back with a quick tutorial for some DIY Halloween placemats that can be enjoyed by the grown ups too. And they’re really easy to make…when you know how. Confession time. I messed up big time on these the […]

How to make your own book page tassels

I’m taking a break from Halloween crafts today to share a super easy tassel tutorial instead. I shared these tassels on Guidecentral a while back, but not here. I’m kind of kicking myself I didn’t because they’re now one of favourite ways to embellish gifts. They’re so easy to make and look really pretty, especially when layered with other […]

Make an easy bat garland (with template)

One of the things I love about crafting my own holiday decorations is that I can make them exactly what I need them to be. This is especially true at Halloween. Right now we’re definitely in a cutesy phase. The kids are young and we’re not really into scary stuff, so I make things suitable for them. I […]

Make spooky Halloween placemats

Can you believe it? Halloween is only a month away! This year I’m trying to be slightly more prepared than I have been in previous years, including crafting some decorations for the house. I have some fun projects lined up and hope to share them all with you. First up; spooky Halloween placemats for the […]

DIY photo bookmarks

Hi lovelies, Hope you had a nice summer. I’m so happy to be back here with you! It’s been too long. And I’m launching straight into a fun, easy craft; DIY photo bookmarks. I’m using balsa wood as a base to make them more stable. This is a photo heavy post, but don’t worry, the project […]

Turn a terracotta pot into a cute hostess gift

Hey lovelies, It’s been a while. How are you? Summer treating you okay? I don’t know about you, but we socialise a lot in the summer. If we head over to one of our friends’ houses, I usually want to bring a little something extra, not just a bottle of wine. A while back I got […]

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