large DIY watercolor art in progress

How to Create Large DIY Art

Have you ever wanted to create the perfect piece of art to hang in your house – but you lack any artistic skills whatsoever?

The wall over our daughter’s crib was bare for the first sixteen months of her life, despite my grand plans to create a beautiful piece of oversized art to hang in the space.  I finally did something about it recently, and it was so easy and inexpensive I thought I would be doing the world a disservice if I didn’t share how to create large DIY art – even with minimal artistic skill!

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Makers & DIY-ers

Whether your favorite DIY-er is into making crafts, art, home decor, or just a big mess, you’ll find something for them here.  These gifts aren’t limited to Christmas, either.  This gift guide for DIYers will help you find the Perfect something for birthdays, mother’s day, or any other day of the year.  I’ve compiled a wide variety of items from all kinds of diy and craft categories to help make the day a special one.

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Daily Doodle: Week 7 and Two Free Coloring Pages

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Week 7 of the Doodle project is long since over…but it’s been busy lately, so I’m late in sharing.

A couple weeks ago, we hit the road and headed to Greenville, SC so I could attend the Maker Fest at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate.  It was my first time going to any kind of maker event or craft market, and spent a lot of time preparing for the event in the weeks leading up to it.  My Doodling suffered as a result, but some Doodling is better than no Doodling!  Here’s what I was able to do in Week 7.

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