Kick-Off Friday

Craftivity Designs | October 31, 2014 | Be the first to comment
Happy Halloween everyone! I'm sure your weekend is busy with holiday plans but if you get a chance to work on a project or two, check out this week's project ideas...



1. Before you throw out those empty shoeboxes, check out this post from My Dear Irene to see how you can easily give them a makeover and use them for oh so cute storage boxes!

2. Organize those books and magazines that are scattered in your living room by creating a DIY wooden magazine rack.  Go here to see the step by step details.

3. Decorating for the season or a birthday? Stop by The Crafted Sparrow to see how you can make your own wooden banner to decorate for any other occasion.

4. I love this project by Stacy from Not Just a Housewife, she took an ordinary card catalog and turned it into an adorable side table!  Visit her blog here to see more details.

That wrap's up this week's Kick-Off Friday-I hope you enjoyed all of the great ideas!

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A Mint Green Front Door

Craftivity Designs | October 28, 2014 | 2 Comments so far
We've made some more progress outside. After several rainy days, we've had a week of comfortable fall temps and sunshine.

mint green front door - craftivity designs

If you recall, our long-term plan is to get rid of the forest green, starting with the front door.


Here's a closer view of the door, from inside the house {that coral color is gone, too!}.


Again, I chose the Hi-Hide Latex Paint from Porter -- though I realized afterwards that an exterior paint would have probably been the best choice. Luckily, there is a glass storm door in front of this door {as well as the covered porch} so it should be well-protected from the elements.

mint green front door - craftivity designs

The color is St. Augustine, which is a near match to the paint that I used on our entryway mirror. I actually narrowed down the colors before realizing how identical it was to the mirror -- so, I guess you could say that I'm a fan of soft, minty greens right now.


mint green front door - craftivity designs

Our wreath really pops now that it is on a lighter door and the soft green works well with the fall colors.

mint green front door - craftivity designs

You might notice that there are no longer shutters flanking the door. I feel like this is one of those big impact, but not obvious, improvements.

We also removed some dark green decorative pieces that were hung at each end of the porch.

mint green front door - craftivity designs
mint green front door - craftivity designs

There is a garage door on the opposite end of the porch, which we painted in St. Augustine, too.

mint green front door - craftivity designs

I'm liking the progress we've made thus far; but this will probably be about it for 2014. The days are getting shorter and cooler, so it's time to turn our attention back inside.

What color is your front door?

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Kick-Off Friday

Craftivity Designs | October 24, 2014 | Be the first to comment
Welcome to Kick-Off Friday! Let's check out this week's round-up of weekend project ideas:



1. Check out A Beautiful Mess for a fun & quick weekend project involving craft sticks, a mirror, and spray paint!

2. If you're heading to IKEA this weekend, be sure to pick up an Expedit so you can create a beautiful DIY card catalog like this one created by Corey from Sawdust 2 Stitches.

3. While you're painting your nails this weekend, use a little extra polish to create your own set of DIY marbled planters.  Stop by Oh Joy! to see the step by step details.

4. I'm not much on decorating for seasons but I love this wooden hexagon pumpkin that Randi from Dukes and Duchesses created--too cute!  Go here to see how to make your own.

That wraps up this week's collection, be sure to come back next Friday for more great ideas!  Have a wonderful weekend!


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A Simple Tip // DIY Watercolor Portraits

Craftivity Designs | October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment so far
Did you know that you can create a watercolor effect with your own photos?

DIY Watercolor Effect -- easy to do with simple tools -- Craftivity Designs

I used the Watercolor Filter {Filter -> Artistic -> Watercolor} in Photoshop Elements; but there are other ways to achieve this effect using more basic programs, like the Waterlogue App or the free Photo Editing program called "Gimp."

You may have to apply the effect several times to get the desired look. I applied the filter 3 times and then made the image slightly transparent {at 70%} to achieve that faded, watercolor effect.

DIY Watercolor Effect -- turn photos into art -- Craftivity Designs

We've got a lot of architectural and landscape art in our Dining Room, so this is a nice personal touch.


Do you have any precious photos waiting to become a work of art?

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15 Classic Wreaths made with Natural Materials

Craftivity Designs | October 21, 2014 | Be the first to comment
 There are so many natural items that can be used to make a beautiful fall or winter wreath. Take a walk through your backyard or visit the local farmer's market and see what you can create.

Acorn Wreath



Boxwood Wreath 



Simple Corn Husk Wreath 



Folded Corn Husk Wreath 



Frayed Corn Husk Wreath 



Magnolia Leaf Wreath 



Dried Magnolia Leaf Wreath 



Split Pea Wreath 



Pine Cone Wreath 



Popcorn Wreath 



Gourd Wreath 



Pumpkin Wreath 



Twig Wreath 



Embellished Twig Wreath 



Wheat Wreath 



When we find beautiful wreaths, we pin them to our Pinterest board. So, follow along if you'd like to see more! Have a beautiful fall day :)


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