How to make a sparkly heart canvas

After so many months of sharing mainly craft tutorials on the blog, I’m looking forward to sharing more art again this year. I’m finally out of my slump and have been drawing like crazy lately, with passion and purpose. In the meantime, this sparkly heart canvas bridges the gap a little bit. This is a simple little Valentine’s project […]

Make a 2016 wishing star

2016 is in full swing. Like many people, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working out my goals for the coming year.  I love my goals. They are a fun and interesting and I’m already working on fulfilling them. But I have a lot of general hopes, dreams and wishes too. I bet you do too. […]

Top 5 craft tutorials of 2015

Happy New Year my lovelies! Hope 2016 is treating you well so far. I have a lot of fun stuff planned for Artfully Carin this year, including a lot of videos, but before I crack on with all that good stuff I thought I’d share the top 5 Artfully Carin craft tutorials of 2015 as liked, commented on, and […]

Make beautiful embossed Christmas gift tags

When I made the embossed tins the other week, I loved the look and feel of the embossed canvas pieces I wrapped around the tins. I had some big scraps of sticky back canvas left over, so I decided to make Christmas gift tags too. I’m so glad I did. They only took about 10-15 minutes to make and […]

DIY silhouette Christmas ornaments

Hey lovelies, Sorry it’s been a bit quiet around here lately. But I’m back today with a lovely little memory-keeping craft for the holidays- silhouette Christmas ornaments. Do you like silhouettes? I love them. I always have and always will. They’re so simple, but say so much. I use them a lot in my art journals for […]

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 […]

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 […]