puce_date Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DIY Hot Chocolate Stir Spoons



Hot Chocolate Spoons

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your week. I’m up the mountains at Lake Tahoe at Heavenly resort. Which definitely lives by it’s name.  This place is so beautiful.  If anyone of you have never been here and loves to play in the snow, definitely check out Lake Tahoe.

Back to DIYs!!! Today I just unwrapped another fun and easy #DIYmas video! Did you guys get a chance to create any projects from #DIYmas so far? For this project we are going to make DIY Hot Chocolate Stir Spoons.  I saw something like this sold in stores and online and immediately knew I had to make some myself!!! They turned out so colorful and yummy looking.  These hot chocolate spoons are great for party favors, gifts or even just a great boost for your own drink on a chilly night, and are easy to make to your taste.  Simply take the spoons and stir them into your hot beverage. You can personalize it for the person you’re giving it to with their favorite chocolate and candies, and it makes such a thoughtful gift paired with a box or tin of hot cocoa.

Shall we get started?


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puce_date Sunday, November 23, 2014

DIY Super Cute Owl & Penguin Pillows Gift Idea


Are you guys ready to start week two of #DIYmas? Last week was all about the home, this week is all about gifting! Don’t you just love snuggling up with a warm pillow? What about hugging an adorably cute PENGUIN or OWL? Ok, ok, I guess we can’t have the real animals, but fortunately I’ve made the perfect replacement in these snuggly little guys! As part of gift week for #DIYmas, these are a great gift because you can pick out fabrics in your recipient’s favorite colors and patterns! Fuzzy & furry or smooth & sleek, it’s all about what they like best! And they are a GREAT project for this long holiday weekend, easy to adjust to all ages and crafting talents. Read more after the break or watch the video HERE!

So let’s start…


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puce_date Saturday, November 22, 2014

DIY Christmas Stockings

Wow, I can’t believe the first week of #DIYmas is already over! Not only did I make it through the week, but I made all these great home decor items this week just for you guys, and to wrap up (haha) our theme we have a really fun project making Christmas Stockings. These stockings are so great because you can use any fabric and the customizations are just endless. In fact, I’m so excited to see all the different choices you guys make and share with #DIYmas and #DIYwithAnn!


So let’s get started, shall we?


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puce_date Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Candy Ornaments


Hey guys! Wow, can you believe we’re already on day three of #DIYmas?! I’ve been having so much fun whipping up all these fantastic home decor ideas for you, and I can’t wait to see what you have to show me. I’m so impressed by how fast some of you have whipped up your own spin on #DIYmas, and I’m so happy to see folks creating #DIYwithAnn. Remember to use those hashtags so I can see all the great things dreamt up!

Today, we’re going to make DIY Candy Ornaments! I was inspired to make these while out shopping, and saw These are made from polymer clay, which comes in tons of colors and is really easy to use, and you can find at most craft stores. Now, these little guys might look delicious but sadly we can’t eat them. Think of them as a teaser for a future week of #DIYmas… I can’t say much else right now though, so for now let’s get started!


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puce_date Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DIY Icicle Branches & Frosted Candle Holders

Hey Guys! It’s day two of #DIYmas and I’m so excited to see what you guys come up with as well, so don’t forget to hashtag your creations either under #DIYmas or #DIYwithAnn so I can take a look! How are you enjoying #DIYmas so far? I’m absolutely LOVING all the fun new decorations around my house, and can’t wait to share them all with you this week. Today I have TWO projects for you, and they really add so much wintery goodness and sparkle that I had to share them both today!

First off, we have these fabulous Icicle Branches! Here in sunny California, I miss seeing the beautiful icicles forming outside my windows- but even then I never enjoyed them inside my house. Now we can enjoy a winter wonderland no matter the weather and from the comfort of inside! These are a quick, fun project so let’s get started…



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puce_date Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIY Christmas Reindeer Wall Art

DIY Christmas Reindeer Wall Art Hey Guys! How excited are you for cold weather and winter to start? I love winter and all the fun projects that come with the holiday seasons, so to kick them off I’ve decided to be extra ambitious and celebrate #DIYmas- a new DIY every other day for the next three weeks!! We’re going to kick start #DIYmas with this festive DIY Wall Art! The holidays are coming up and this is a perfect DIY for any room of the home. I’ve linked my video below for those of you who like to watch, and click for more instructions and pictures below… (more…)

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puce_date Monday, November 10, 2014

DIY Tumblr Pinterest Collage Table


Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been traveling in the past couple of weeks and had he opportunity to visit the good old east coast again.  I’m currently working on a special project for HGTV and was in NYC for a DIY segment on the Today show! It was a crazy cool experience.  I never filmed anything live before and to be on a big show as the Today show was pretty surreal.  I still feel like it was just my imagination.  The over all experience was a blessing.  Everyone was kind to me and made my feel comfortable.

I am now back with a new DIY for you all!!! I don’t know about you guys, but my computer desktop is just filled with photos that I’ve been saving of inspirational quotes.  Who loves collecting those? Instead of viewing them on my monitor, I came up with a way to transfer them onto an actual desk top so I can admire them anytime. This DIY is great for those of you who love to gather photos and make collages. You can use images from your Tumblr or Pinterest collections. Remember, using pictures on the web are for personal purposes only and should not be used for commercial purposes! MATERIALS


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puce_date Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Unicorn and Panda Hoodie {Halloween Costume}


Happy Fall!  I love the colors of fall and after moving to the West Coast, I really miss watching the leaves change and fall to the ground.  Luckily my other favorite part about the Fall remains; Halloween!  Nothing like a day when we can all express ourselves creatively, wear whatever we want and not be judged(hopefully).

I wanted to make a easy DIY costume that would stand out and be useful for beyond Halloween.  I saw animal hoodies sold at Urban Outfitters and so it gave me the idea of a new “DIY”.  Here is a DIY that is a cute and creative way to make your  costume.  These hoodies can either be fun, adorable, or just trippy (in a good way).  You aren’t just limited to making a Unicorn or Panda hoodie, let your imagination go wild! (more…)

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puce_date Saturday, August 30, 2014

DIY Backpack Makeover!!


Hello Everyone!  Per your request, here is the DIY for backpacks. Perfect for showing off some of your creativity as you are starting off the school year. Here are 3 fun designs to try. Hope you will enjoy making it as much as wearing it. (more…)

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puce_date Monday, August 25, 2014

DIY Laptop and iPad Covers


Hello Everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the last days of summer before school starts.  Here is a DIY that many of my fans have requested that will definitely come in handy as the school year is rolling in.  These DIY covers for your iPad and laptop will help to make school a lot more fun and is a great way for you to express yourself. (more…)

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