The Designer Crafts Connection is a group of premier Arts & Crafts industry designers who have joined together to share their creativity and design talents, to support and promote crafts in general, introduce readers to new project ideas, innovative manufacturer products, new trends and techniques and ultimately inspire creativity in others.
This pretty floral chalkboard, embellished with pom poms, ric rac, and a darling glittered crow, is the perfect home decor piece for fall. The flowers and leaves reflect the warm tones of the autumn season. This pretty DIY decor piece is simple to assemble and can be personalized with a flourish of your chalk marker!
This year I updated my favorite sun hat with a little die cutting magic! Not just for summer; felt flowers are everlasting and with lots of colors to choose from; a perfect accent for both in and outdoor décor!
I'm a certified "Halloween-aholic". I just love creepy, ghoulish projects celebrating my favorite season of the year. This is one of my all time favorite techniques and I've used it for jewelry, on glass, and in paper crafting for cards and scrapbook pages. There are two versions - the original "blood" and then the truly GHOULISH version..... Want to be a mad scientist?
This month's blog hop is sponsored by Kunin Felts and Fabrics, made in the U.S.A. of Eco-fi®. Eco-fi is a high-quality fiber made from
100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Kunin Felt
recycles billions of water bottles every year that would otherwise be
sent to landfills and makes them into a product which amazingly becomes felt. 12
bottles equals 1 lb of felt that can be used for children's crafts, home décor, even apparel. The
felt is also weather resistant and fade proof, making it great for outdoor décor. It can even be used to line garden beds or patio, to keep it weed free. Read more about Eco-fi here.
Each designer received a selection of 9" x 12" craft cuts of Classic felt and/or 12" x 18" craft cuts of Premium felt. Check out the following designer blogs for inspiration, then comment here about your favorite projects. Each comment will be entered into a random drawing to receive an assortment of both Classic felt and Premium felt valued at $75 to use to make your own projects!
Summer is here, but in a few months it will be just another memory. Who doesn't love to remember those fun beach days!!! I created this fun Beach inspired Mirror to remind me that the beach is never too far away!
Create the look of faux weathered wood from an old beach house, or storm battered fence on the dunes, with just a few materials. A great option for creating frames to display your favorite oceanside memories!
I always take some Art and Craft supplies with me when I go on vacation (sewing and crochet supplies too). Whenever we stay for an extended time and have a kitchen to use, I want to make it feel a little more like home and a lot like vacation!! Enter the plain grinders, ready to be shaken and stirred!
Here's a simple tutorial for you to DIY your own bath bombs. Get creative with different colors and scents; the options are nearly limitless. This is a great craft for adults and kids alike. Bath bombs are a fantastic gift idea and are also a popular item to sell at craft fairs.
As summer comes to a close, one can't help but want to remember days adventuring at the beach. I love to create mini-books that house my photos and mementos from vacations... and I don't have to look far for finding something to create with – but for this keepsake... I've raided my pantry and refrigerator!