The Best Crafting Tools on Amazon

The 10 best Craft Supplies to Buy on Amazon. A Drool-worthy list for when you can't get out of the house! | Saynotsweetanne.com

For me, there is nothing more relaxing than getting dressed in my coziest pants and sweater, listen to my music up loud while heading to the craft store, and spending far too long perusing the aisles.  But, I rarely have time for that sort of thing anymore. between working and my strong-willed toddler, craft shoppingRead more

25+ Easy DIY Paper Ornaments

20+ Adorable DIY Ornaments made from paper | saynotsweetanne.com

I know, I know. There are other things going on in the world than Christmas. For example, my birthday is this month. My friend is leaving work for new adventures. My neighborhood is selecting a new Association President. But, c’mon guys its Christmas! You can’t blame me for wanting to spruce up my life (and yours!) withRead more

Easy DIY Learning Tower

Easy DIY Learning tower! Start with an Ikea stool, add 7 dowels and 4 boards! Perfect height for little table helpers. | Saynotsweetanne.com

I’m happy to say that my little Squish is a helper. Hubby and I always hoped to include him in family errands and chores, in the everyday tasks that keep a home running. He’s only 18 months old but so far, so good! He loves to “pick up” the blankets and stuffed animals in hisRead more

DIY Wooden Pumpkin Decor

Quick and Adorable Wood Pumpkin | Saynotsweetanne.com

Sometimes, I neglect the orange and brown, warm fall colors in decor. I tend to jump right from Spooky and dark Halloween (like this wreath, or this adorable door sign) into the gold and brown tones of Thanksgiving that I’ll eventually transition into Christmas. This year – I’m working a bit harder to stop and noticeRead more

A Better Sharpie Mug Method

A Better Way to make a Sharpie Mug! More than just coloring a mug and baking it, this method creates a beautiful water color effect, allows you to erase while coloring and uses Dishwasher safe mod podge! | saynotsweetanne.com

There have been hundreds of tutorials written about the Sharpie Mug method, some using plain Sharpies, others using the oil-based kind. Essentially, you write on a mug in Sharpie and then you bake it until the drawing becomes semi permanent. Sounds amazing huh!? Always excited for new ways of decorating my coffee mug, I’ve had thatRead more

DIY Exfoliating Coconut and Coffee Scrub

Easy DIY Coconut and Coffee Scrub! Great for skin health, and perfectly pampering. | saynotsweetanne.com

I know it doesn’t look like much. I considered not even sharing this Coffee Scrub because it looks, well, like dirt. But let me tell you – you can’t judge this scrub by its color. I’ve been looking for a while for a good facial scrub to use periodically with my DIY Face moisturizer andRead more

DIY Marbled Paper Stationary Set

Easy DIY Marbled Paper! Make a lovely stationary set to give away - perfect for kids to make for teachers or Mom. | saynotsweetanne.com

I’m a big fan of paper and stationary. I mean, I designed my own planner for crying out loud. So, while it is true this project could be a gift… I’ll skip the formalities and admit I made the DIY Marbled Paper Stationary for myself. I’m not even ashamed. I can’t wait to use it! ThereRead more

Watercolor Stenciled Box

Easy DIY Watercolor Stenciled Box. Great way to dress up a boring craft store box, or add a wash of color to any wooden project! | Saynotsweetanne.com

Sometimes, when you’ve been crafting for a while, you take the techniques you learned along the way for granted. There are ideas, recipes, ways of doing things (like this watercolor stenciled box) that come so naturally you assume others know them too. This home-made watercolor wash using a clear mod podge to resist the paintRead more

30 Valentine’s Day Free Printables

Collection of 30 Free Valentine Printables Sample

As you all know, Free Printables are one of my favorite things. I find myself enamored with one adorable thing after another, and now that Valentine’s Day is coming up, I’ve been pinning Valentine’s Day Free Printables right and left. How can I not!? From Disney to Nerdy, from Valentines to Home Decor, there are soRead more

DIY Baby Art Pendant

I think its pretty obvious I’m a DIY gift giver. I’ve done DIY Mother’s Necklaces, DIY Gin Kits, DIY Nail Polish, and even done a few collections of DIY gifts for men, and 15 MORE DIY Gifts for men. Why? Because I think there is something special about a hand made gift. Now that myRead more