Creative Life: Where To Start

Starting to Create Again

Have you ever gone through seasons where you felt uninspired and unmotivated to create? I’ve been going through that lately! It’s been driving me crazy!! I love to create and craft! I truly believe getting creative is so important for our self-care! But sometimes finding the energy to do it can be difficult. Yet there are so many benefits to creating. Being creative can be so empowering! It is also a great source of hope, joy, and relaxation!

Where do you start when you are wanting to get back to being creative or to begin a creative chapter in your life?

Just start! Start where you are and work with what you have! Sometimes when we are wanting to start a new habit or new goal we set these crazy high expectations for ourselves. If it’s your goal to be more creative maybe start with having one creative activity a week or a couple of evenings a week to work on creative projects. It can look however best fits your life in this season. My goal is just to be creative no matter what that looks like! Whether it’s a completed project or a part of a project just get creative!

What will you create today or this week? Post pictures in the comments! My hope for myself is to start being more creative more often and to simply start something positive and refreshing in my life! What is your creative goal in this season?

I’ve written about three projects in this post that I’ve done this week! I hope they will get your creative ideas flowing!

Wallpaper Adventures

Today I was walking around my craft room wanting to start a creative project. I recently purchased this wood circle from Hobby Lobby. I didn’t have any particular plans when I bought it, but today when I was looking at it decided I wanted to decorate it with embossed wallpaper. I love working with embossed wallpaper! It is so pretty and fun to paint! This may be a strange decision, but the wood sign has a frame on the front so I decided I would decorate the back so that it is one even piece. I traced the wood circle on the wallpaper and cut it out.

I used hot glue to attach the wallpaper to the back of this wood frame. Hot glue can sometimes dry kind of fast so I did it one section at a time.

I wanted to do this layered paint look on the wallpaper with the brown gel stain and green paint. I did a dry brushing technique for the green and watered down gel stain.

I just painted as I wanted. I started with the gel stain and then the green. I just went back and forth with the brush. I did wipe it with the cloth a couple of times to give it a weathered look. This is how it turned out!

What is your creative style?

Dollar Tree Plant Sign

I’ve been thinking about several different craft ideas today, but landed on decoupaging this plant sign from the dollar tree. I love decoupaging with different materials and in various surfaces. It’s so easy to do and so relaxing! I used a bright green and brown paper for this project. I traced the sign on the paper and cut it out.

Then I brushed mod podge on the metal sign and laid the paper on top. You can then seal it by brushing mod podge on top of the paper. It’s such an adorable little hanger!

I love this sign because it’s such a good reminder to keep growing!

Felt Lavender

I’ve been thinking about making more felt lavender for a while and today was finally the day. I’ve already done some of the steps to make the felt Lavender previously so it will be a quick craft to make. Felt lavender is very simple to make. I have photos of the stages below.

First, you have a strip of purple felt whatever size you would like then fold it and glue it in half.

Then cut small slits into the side that’s not glued.

Then use hot glue to wrap it around a floral stem.

Once the stem is all wrapped with your felt you have a lavender stem! Super easy! So I already had a few made and then I made enough to fill this Jean pocket. You could put these in a vase or any kind of container!

This Lavender craft I already had parts of the felt prepared from months ago so it only took me 15 minutes to get the whole thing created. Is there a project you’ve gotten all the supplies for and it is all prepared but haven’t had the time to complete it? Maybe today is the day!!

Snowman Ornament Makeovers

Supplies Needed:

  • I decorated two different snowman ornaments. One is a snowman head and the other is a full snowman body. I got both from Michael’s.

Painted Snowman Face Ornament Supplies:

  • Paint Brushes
  • Orange, Black, and White Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • White Glitter

Decoupaged Snowman Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scrapbook Paper, I used two different kinds of embossed paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cloth or Parchment Paper
  • Iron
  • Black Buttons
  • White Craft Wax
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Painted Snowman Instructions:

There are so many ways that you could decorate these ornaments, which is part of what makes it so fun! You can make it your own!

First, I painted the snowman face ornament. I love the texture look of the wood and didn’t feel like I needed to add a lot of embellishments. I first painted the black hat and orange nose.

Then I painted the face with white paint.

Once the paint was dried, I brushed over the white paint with mod podge. Then I sprinkled glitter over the mod podge. Once the area you want is covered with glitter you can shake off the excess glitter from the face.

Some of the glitter did stick to the hat of the ornament. But I love how it turned out.

Decoupaged Snowman Instructions:

First I traced the outline of the snowman and hat on the paper I picked for this project. Then I cut it out.

I painted the hat black before decoupaging it. Then I brushed mod podge on the wooden ornament and placed the snowman cut outs on top.

Instead of brushing mod podge on top of the paper as well I used the ironing technique. All I did was put a piece of cloth over the ornament after I put the paper on top of the mod podge. Then I ironed the ornament until the paper was secured to the ornament. I went over the ornament several times with the iron and then checked it to make sure the paper was secure.

I wanted to add this white wax to the body of the ornament. I had never used this before but thought it would add to the look. I just used my finger to rub the wax on.

Then I used my awl to make a hole in the hat where the twine hang originally was and added the twine hanger. Then I used hot glue to add the black buttons!

Hope these makeovers gave you some additional ideas for your ornament makeovers!!

DIY Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Sign

Supplies Needed

  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Fabric, I used a plain ivory cotton fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Thanksgiving Scrapbook Paper, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Burlap Placemat, I got mine from burlap that had the word “thankful” on it
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Fall Artificial Flowers
  • Pencil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Paint Brush


I love this Thanksgiving paper!! It is so beautiful!! I have never tried this type of decoupaging before and love how it turned out!

The first thing I did was use a pencil to trace the embroidery hoop circle on the paper. Trace it around the outer embroidery hoop.

Then you can put the fabric in the embroidery hoop.

Then I used a brush to spread mod podge on the embroidery hoop and fabric. Then you can place the circle you cut out on the the fabric and embroidery hoop.

I also brushed mod podge on top of the sign. I used mod podge to smooth down the edges on the sides of the embroidery hoop.

I used a plastic bag to smooth out the paper before the mod podge dried. It worked great! But it would work better with plastic wrap.

I used hot glue to glue the excess fabric down to the inside of the embroidery hoop.

I wanted to add this burlap placemat word to the sign. I cut out the word to fit the sign and rounded the edges. I then used hot glue to attach the word to the paper.

I wanted to add Fall flowers underneath the burlap fabric. I used hot glue to secure them under the burlap!

I hope you give this a try!! It was so much fun to make!

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Fall Wood Sign

Supplies Needed:

  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Wood Sign
  • Fall Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fall Floral Decorations
  • Bow Materials: scrap fabric, burlap, and Spanish moss
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks


This craft is so fun because you can customize it to how decorate in your home for Fall. I got this wood sign from Target and this Fall fabric from Walmart.

I cut the fabric into strips to fit the boards of the sign. Then I used mod podge to decoupage the fabric to the sign. First brush on mod podge on the sign and place your fabric on the sign. Then brush mod podge on top of the fabric.

Once all the fabric strips are decoupaged let them dry. Once the sign is dry you can add whatever fall decorations you want too. I added a large sunflower and leaves and a simple rag bow. I added plaid burlap, strips of fabric and Spanish moss into my bow and tied it in the middle. Then glued the decorations on the sign!

Comment below if you give this a try or with your favorite Fall sign creation!

Dollar Tree Mermaid Tail Craft

Supplies Needed

  • Tissue Paper, I used Teal and Mermaid scale design
  • Wooden Mermaid Tails from Dollar Tree
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush


I love decoupaging and was excited to try this on the wooden mermaid tails. First I traced the shape of the top of the tail on the printed tissue paper and the fin on the teal tissue paper. I made sure to leave a bit of space so the tissue paper would wrap around the edges.

I started with the top of the mermaid tail and then decoupaged the fin last. To decoupage you brush mod podge on the wood then place the tissue paper and brush the mod podge on top of the tissue paper to seal it. I used mod podge to also wrap the tissue paper around the edges and back.

After decoupaging the whole tail and fin I added another layer of tissue paper to the fin.

This is what it looked like when it dried! This is a fun decoration! Hope you give this a try!

Change Jar Makeover

Supplies Needed:

  • Jar
  • Tissue Paper
  • Dried Flowers, I got mine from Amazon
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush

Optional if printing on tissue paper:

  • Printer
  • Piece of paper
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Scissors


I was excited to do this change jar makeover! I washed the jar before doing any crafting with it. I decided to print a saying on tissue paper to decoupage on the jar.

To print on the tissue paper I used double sided tape to attach the the tissue paper to a regular piece of paper and put it in the printer to print. It worked really well!

I then cut out the phrase I printed and decoupaged it to the top of the jar. I learned that it is important to be a little gentle when decoupaging the tissue paper because it is easy to tear.

Then you can move on to decoupaging the dried flowers! It’s very easy to do. I had two different packs of dried flowers and so I mixed the different flowers and leaves together.

First you will want to brush mod podge on the jar. Then place the the desire flower or leaf down and brush mod podge on top of it.

I mod podged the flowers all the way around the jar. You can use as many as fits your preference or jar. The excess mod podge will dry clear.

This was so fun!! I hope you give this a try!

Bulb Vase Makeover

Supplies Needed

  • Bulb Jar, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Fabric scraps
  • Ribbon for Bow
  • Artificial Flowers


I first cut out pieces of a scrap fabric to be the height of the bulb vase. I ended up only using three pieces.

You can then take off the lid and mod podge the fabric to the vase. To do this brush a layer of mod podge on the glass and then place the fabric on the glass and brush another layer of mod podge on top of the fabric.

Once you cover the whole vase let it dry. Then you can add whatever embellishments you want to. I added a ribbon bow. Then you can add your artificial flowers! This is such a quick and fun craft!! Hope you give it a try!

DIY Americana Bucket


  • Small White Bucket
  • Americana Napkins
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Artificial Americana Flowers


To get ready for this craft, I first cut my napkin into the pieces I wanted to use to cover my bucket. I wanted two full pieces of napkin that contained 1/4 of the napkin with the red truck, the plaid edges, and two pieces that had only the white background and stars.

I first decoupaged the pieces of napkin with the red truck. I tried to mod podge opposite of each other on the bucket. So that the truck would be in the front and back. To decoupage the napkin make sure to remove the other layers of the napkin so that there is only the decorative top layer left. Then brush mod podge on the bucket and place the napkin on the bucket and brush more mod podge on top of the napkin.

Then I cut the pieces of napkin that were just white with stars to fit the uncovered parts of the bucket. I decoupaged it in the same way as the truck pieces.

I then decoupaged the edge pieces to the top of the bucket.

Then I added the artificial Americana flowers. I hope you give this craft a try! Comment below with your favorite Americana crafts!

Hanging Terra Cotta Pot

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Terra Cotta Pots, one bigger then the other
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Spray Paint
  • Napkin or Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • 1 Wooden Bead
  • Bell


I wanted to make two sets of hanging pots to show two different aesthetics. The first is Americana and I used a napkin from Home Goods. I started out by painting all the pots white on the inside and out. I used acrylic white paint and a foam brush. Then I separated the decorative layer of the napkin from the two back layers using scotch tape.

Once you have done this you can tear the napkin to be a good size to cover a little more then half the pot and the bottom. You will want to be sure that the pot is upside down for decoupaging because the pot hangs from the bottom.

To decoupage you brush a layer of mod podge on the pot and put the napkin on the pot and than brush mod podge on top of it.

Poke a hole in the napkin where the bottom hole is for the twine to go through.

You can repeat this process for the fabric covered terra cotta pot. Fabric is not as flexible but will still do well with covering the pot with mod podge.

I did use scissors to make a small slit for the bottom hole and used the back of the paint brush to make the whole bigger for the twine.

I spray painted the smaller terra cotta pots. I only wanted a faint color for the bottom pot and held it at a distance and sprayed it.

To make the hanging, I first cut a long piece of twine and folded it in half. Than I put the folded end through a wooden bead and the top of the bigger terra cotta pot. Then I tied a triple knot to secure the wooden bead and top pot. Than I put the twine through the second pot and tied a triple knot to secure the second pot where I wanted it. Than I tied a triple knot around the bell. It makes such a beautiful sound when the pots and bell are swaying.

Decoupaged Glass Block


  • Glass Block, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Decorative Napkins
  • Fairy Lights


I did this project outside today because the sun was so bright and dried the mod podge quickly. I got this glass block at Hobby Lobby. They have several sizes, but I chose the largest because I knew I wanted to make it into a light.

I chose these floral and rabbit napkins for this project. I believe I bought them at Home Goods.

To prepare the napkins for decoupaging I used a piece of scotch tape. I put a small piece of it on the back of the napkin and pulled the two back layers off. Sometimes if only one layer of napkin comes off you can then put another piece of tape on the back to peel off the second layer.

I then used the brush to coat the front of the glass block with mod podge and then put the napkin on it and brushed another coat on top of the napkin.

I used this same technique to decoupage the rest of the block. the front napkin had enough excess to cover most of the sides and I used the back napkin to cover the rest. I did have to piece together some of the areas on the sides where the napkins ripped over the grooves.

I wanted to add a bunny to the front. So I ripped the napkin to only have the bunny and flowers and separated it from the back two layers.

The front of the block had already dried so I added some mod podge to the area that I wanted to put the rabbit and then placed the napkin there and brushed a coat of mod podge on top of it.

I put two strands of fairy lights inside of the glass block and then put the lid back on.

Than you have a unique light!

Hope you give this a try!! It is so fun and easy to make! Comment below if you do or if you have made something similar!

Wood Heart Craft


  • Wood Pallet Heart (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
  • Lace
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Double Sided Tape (This is my referral link for Amazon, I love this tape!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush


This is the wood pallet heart that I used for this project. The first step I did was trace the four different sections of the heart on the scrapbook paper I wanted to use.

Then I cut out three pieces of lace to cover the gaps between the wood. I put a piece of double-sided tape along the edge of the gap and then put the lace on top of it. Then trim the extra lace that is not stuck to the double-sided tape.

Cut out the scrapbook paper that you traced the heart pieces on.

Then I decoupaged the pieces of scrapbook paper onto the wooden heart. I used gloss mod podge for the decoupaging. First, I brushed mod podge on the wood and then placed the scrapbook paper on the wood section.

Then brush mod podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Do this for all wood sections.

Comment below of you try this project or how you decorated your wooden heart!