6 tips for working with balsa wood

6 tips for working with balsa wood

Blog posts on Artfully Carin may contain affiliate links to products or services I think are awesome. For more information, see my disclosures page.. I have loved crafting with balsa since I first came across it. It has the lovely look of wood, but is incredibly easy to work with, so is good for a […]

How to make easy wood gift tags

how to make easy wood gift tags

Have I ever told you that one of my favourite craft materials is balsa wood? I don’t think so. The reason I love it is because it has the beautiful look of wood, but is incredibly easy to cut through and turn into something else. The other day I was wrapping up a present for a friend […]

How to make a paper wreath

how to make a paper wreath

I have been itching to make a paper wreath for my new craft room/ studio for such a long time, I think they’re so beautiful and they really appeal to my love of texture and detail, and over the last few days I finally had the chance to make one. I LOVE how it turned […]

How to make a cute sequin heart canvas

how to make a cute sequin heart canvas

I’m back with another canvas craft today. This time it’s a quick and easy sequin heart canvas. Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I have to admit that until the last few years we didn’t really bother. It was just not one of those holidays we paid much attention to. Nice meal and a bottle of wine? […]

DIY distressed canvas

DIY distressed canvas

I redecorated Kirby’s bedroom before Christmas, but have been holding off on showing you around until I had made a few more bits. Last week I finally made him this DIY distressed canvas with his name and birth date. It is so quick and easy to make that I’m planning on making a few more in the next few […]

On turning daily life into art

on turning daily life into art

Thank you so much for your lovely, supportive comments on last week’s post! They were so encouraging. Thank you! Today I thought I’d ask you what turning life into art means to you. Last year when I decided to change the Artfully Carin tagline to “turning daily life into art”, I had a bit of a […]

Blog plans for 2015

blog plans 2015

Hello my lovelies and happy new year! I hope you had a great break. Mine was so relaxing. I think I had a nap on the sofa every single day over Christmas and New Year, which was just what I needed, then spent a wonderful week catching up with my mum when she came over to celebrate Kirby’s […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2014

I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a fantastic, creative new year! I’ve struggled a bit with my health lately (which is why I haven’t been around much this autumn), so have decided to take a couple of weeks off to recover and recharge. I will be back bright and early in the new […]

How to make an easy personalised gift tag

how to make easy personalised gift tags

I love a beautifully wrapped gift. To me, it’s another layer of thoughtfulness. It doesn’t have to be all that fancy, just nicely done, but a great gift tag can really finish it off. I adore tags. They’re unassuming, but full of potential. They don’t take up much space, don’t cost much, and can dress up […]

10 great apps for creative mums

10 great apps for creative mums

There are tonnes of apps out there for all kinds of situations. It can be hard to find the right ones for you. I have found most of mine through word of mouth and personal recommendations, so today I thought I’d pass it on and share 10 great apps for creative mums. I use these […]