Mother’s Day Homemade Card

I love to spoil my mother on Mother’s Day. Normally I buy her flowers, chocolate and/or jewelry. But this year, I decided to do something different and personal. Since I love making things with my hands, I made her a homemade card from scratch, and best of all it didn’t cost me one cent! Not only is this card free, it’s personal and will make my mother smile.

Video Instructions 


1) decorative Card Stock

2) printer/construction paper

3) glue/tape

4) “Happy Mother’s Day photoshop text graphic (optional)

5) tissue paper


1) Decide layout of the card to be horizontal or vertical. I chose vertical because it’s different from regualar vertical cards.

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2) Fold the construction paper.

3) Cut the card stock to match the size of your card.

4) Tape or glue the card stock unto the card.

5) Add your “Happy Mother’s Day” text graphic.

6) Cut up the tissue paper to make a boarder for the card.

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7) Give  it to Mom!


* The goal of this card is to spend very little or nothing at all on it. In a card store, you would spend about $2.00-$3.00. But by coming up with creative ways to reuse paper and glue, you will save that money for other crafting materials in the future. Enjoy!




Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms. I love sharing all my day to day adventures with my friends through pictures. But sharing photos on the internet shouldn’t be the only way to enjoy them. I found a way to make my filtered pictures come alive. In this turorial, I will show you three ways to reuse Instagram photos, so you have have them as tangible memories.

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#1) Photostrip

For the first project, you will need some basic photoshop skills. To gain some skills, visit here, here, or here. Otherwise, there are hundreds of site on the internet that will teach you photoshop skills from beginner to advanced.

Lets start the project!

  A) Choose at least 4 photos from your Instagram photos.

  B) Open up Photoshop.

  C) Make a 1.5 x 5 size grid.

  D) Add borders on the outside and inside to add that Instagram feel.

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  C) Add the pictures into the grid. Adjust it to your liking.

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#2) Casetagram

I love customizing my phone cases ( yes I have 6 phone cases)  anyway i can. In fact if you want more details on how to  personalize your case, click here.  Casetagram is a perfect way to show off your Instagram photos….on your phone case. Users can create an account that allows them to upload as many photos as they can and load them into different layouts. The case can be ordered and sent to the user’s home. Prices depend on what type of case you want to us and range from $30-$60. I believe it’s a bit expensive but worth the price if you want to have a professional case design for your device.


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A) On the Casetagram site, choose the make option.

B) Select which phone you want to make the case for. I chose the 5s.

C)  Choose a layout.

D) Insert your photos ( You are able to connect to it through the site)

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E) Save the design.

F) Order it and it will be sent!

Tip: * Make sure to browse through the site because there are tons of options to personalize your case.

#3) Calendagram

I just recently discovered this app. Just as the name suggests, users can upload pictures to make a personalized calendar. Unfortunately, the app only available for the iPhone/iPad devices. But it is free of download. Although, orders might get a little pricey. The calendar is versatile, it can be used for your desk or up on the wall.

A) Download the app unto your iPhone/iPad device.

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B) Choose the pictures you want to use.

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C) Order it!


There are millions of way to use your Instagram photos. Just make sure you are having fun with every project you make.

Cork Board Jewelry Hanger

I, like most girls, love jewelry. I have a massive collection of them from necklaces to toe rings. What I don’t have is a way to organize the necklaces I’ve obtained throughout the years.Buying a jewelry organizer can be expensive for my tight budget. So I found a way to save  money and use products I have in the house to make a homemade necklace hanger. The instructions below can tell how I made my life a little more organized by making this useful DIY. This project was inspired by this creative queen.


Video Instructions 


1) 4 pack mini cork boards ( Can be found here)


2) Paint- I used bright colors to make my wall pop a bit more.

 3) Adhesive stickers for hanging.


1) Add tape to the cork board to make a geometry pattern. This is will also keep your paint nice and clean when painting.


2) Paint your board inside the tape with the paints you chose. Repeat this step until you have painted all of your boards.


3) After about 20-30 minutes, the paint will dry.

4) Peal the tapes carefully from the board.


5) Add the sticky adhesive to the back of the board and hang it on your wall.

6) Add your jewelry and you are done!


Keeping your jewelry organized has never been so much fun and creative!

Customize Your Cellphone Case

These days, cell phone cases are not only meant to protect your phone, they can be whatever you want them to be. Red, polkadots or animal prints. Cell phone cases can be used to express yourself and your creativity. That is why I have found a way to customize my phone. This project was inspired by this lovely lady.

Video Instructions


3d stickers/stickers/decorative tape/anything with an adhesive back

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A clear cell phone case ( I am using a clear iphone case, which can be found here.)


1) Make sure your clear phone case is dry before you begin.

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3) Add different colors and prints to your liking.

Tip: Using a clear case with stickers is  better because you can easily change it whenever you get bored with your case. Have fun!

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The Pennies Project

If you’re anything like me, you have loose change all over your place. Behind the couch, in a container or underneath your bed. I have collected lots of pennies around my home throughout the years and I wanted to put it to good use.  Who knew you can take an old pennies and turn it into a brand new frame? Here is how I did it.

Video Instructions




1) A blank wooden frame.

2) loose change ( You will need about 100 for these to make this project depending on the size of your frame.)

3) Paint

4) Paint brushes ( different sizes to make it easier to pain hard to reach places.)

5) Glue gun with glue.


1) To begin, mix the paint in a small bowl with any color of your choosing. I used orange, red, brown and yellow paint to match the pennies.

2) Next, paint the blank frame until you can’t see most of the wood.

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3) After, let the paint sit for at least 24 hours before adding the pennies.

4) For this frame, I used three layers of pennies to fill the entire frame. First, glue the first layer of pennies on the outside perimeter of the frame.


5) Then glue the pennies on the inside perimeter of the frame.

6) After, add the third layer of pennies on the very top of the pennies on the bottom layer. Keep adding until you can’t see most of the frame.


7) Let the glue dry for about five minutes.

8) Add your favorite picture and that’s it.


9) Give your frame as a gift or hang it up for yourself!