Craft / Office Organization and Easy DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey friends!  I hope your all feeling great today!  I’m feeling pretty good, I have been working on ORGANIZING my CRAFT ROOM with items I bought from the Dollar Tree and Target Dollar Spot.  While I was working on my craftroom my hubby was working on the attic replacing duct work that has gone bad.  While he was up there he found my old Pegboard.  Needless to say I was uber excited to have that bad boy again!  It was a bit warped from being stored away but I was able to get it back to normal again!

Here is a pic of my pegboard from my instagram @hipncreative:

If you aren’t following me there, you should totally start now, it would mean so much to me!  I also made a video where I give you a quick tour of my pegboard.  How I have it styled currently and how we mounted the pegboard as well as how I painted and mounted the Ikea spice rack.

Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time guys! Have a fabulous day!

 

 

Life Update | Nemo

So today I decided to share with you guys a little bit of a personal side of HNC.  These passed few weeks have been crazy and super stressful.  About 2 weeks ago my Pomeranian Nemo got very very sick.  It was such a scary time for us.  It all started about 4 months ago, Nemo had a large lump on his head and wasn’t acting like himself.  We took him to the vet and had some tests done, he had an infection and with some antiboitics was back to his old self.  Jump to recently and he was sick again, this time the lump grew in size fairly quikly and he became so ill.  He was bleeding from his mouth and nose and have some sort of siezure that scared us to death!  I called the vet and my husband rushed him over.  After what seemed like forever they returned from the vet and I was then told by my husband that Nemo had a really bad infection again and that it made it’s way up his sinus and latched onto his skull.  He needed xrays and some blood work but he had such a large swelling on his head that we had to wait to see how bad the infection was.  We were afraid that the infection was cancer and that it was eating away at his skull.  We had to give him antibiotics to reduce the swelling and two days later Nemo had surgery.  My husband dropped him off in the morning and he underwent the surgery.  After a few hours in surgery we were called by the Vet and good news Nemo’s surgery was successful.  Later that night my husband picked him up and brought him home.  It was my first time seeing him after surgery and he was a mess.  My poor baby was in so much pain!

Nemo spent a few hours at the Veterinary Hospital under the care of some great people and was released home later that night.  When Nemo realized he was home he had that look in his eye and I actually saw tears stream down his face.  I held him in my arms while he cried. It was heart breaking and I wished I could of done something to help him.  After his surgery we found out what had him so sick.  He had an infection, that traveled from one tooth through another set of teeth.  They were broken and part of it was still inside his gums.  Since it was something not visible to the eye (we nor the Vet  did not notice any pain or discomfort in previous well or sick visits).  That caused the infection to travel through his nasal cavity and eventually settled on his head.  There it developed into an infection that grew rapidly and eventually caused his bleeding and pain and surgery.  I have to say that the Vet, assistant vets and staff did a great job and helped out poor Nemo.  They have been great with follow up calls and when I brought him in for his check up. The entire Vet. Hospital was great, even when he had his surgery they talked us through every step and explained everything.  We’re happy to say that Nemo does not have Cancer Thank God and is recovering very well.

On our recent visit to the Hospital, they welcomed him/us with warmth and showed genuine concern for him.  They did a great job in taking care of our boy.  I cannot thank them enough.  Stoney Creek Animal Hospital is the best Veterinarian Hospital hands down.  I recommend them to anyone needing excellent care for their furry friend.

DIY Ribbon Tassel Tutorial | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey guys!  Today I’m excited  to share a DIY Ribbon Tutorial with you!  Now this tutorial is something I did a while ago and for some strange reason many of my blog posts haven’t been showing up on my Blog!  I hope to have cleared any mishaps and it will be smooth sailing from here on out! So check out my video and if you haven’t done so yet make sure to subscribe!

Dollar Tree DIY | Adorable Easter Bunny Pots | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey guys I hope you’re all feeling fabulous today!  So Today I have this adorable DIY Easter Bunny Pot Tutorial for you.  It is another super simple project but this time the project can be time consuming (because of the drying time for the paint)  I think it’s adorable and if you have any school aged kids, they may love making this project with you!

What you will need:

  • Terra Cotta Pots (Dollar Tree)
  • Plastic Spoons (Dollar Tree)
  • Sanding sponge (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint Brushes (Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Dollar Tree) *optional
  • Easter Grass (Dollar Tree) or anywhere 😉
  • Floral Foam (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint (Wal-Mart)
  • Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
  • newspaper or something to protect your surface
  • Sharpies

DIRECTIONS:

First thing I did was sand down the spoons to remove the shine.  This will help the paint to adhere to the spoons easier.

Next painted the pots white.  You may need to paint 2 – 3 coats (allow drying time in between).  Next I painted the pot’s rim (again giving it 2 -3 coats).  I also painted some polka dots on the side of the pots.  I also painted the spoons to coordinate with the pots.

Once everything is dry you can draw the faces on the spoons.  I drew dots for eyes and triangles for beak or  bunny nose.  The whiskers are “V” shapes 😉  I decided to make some bunny ears out of pipe cleaners, I cut out the pipe cleaners and shaped them into ears.  Next I hot glued them to the back of the spoons.  I also hot glued some decorative ribbon to the “neck” of the spoons.

Lastly I assembled my pots.  I cut down the floral foam to fit the narrowest part of the pot, then I inserted the foam, my spoons and easter grass.  I also wrote my daughter’s names on a scrap piece of scrapbook paper and taped it onto a toothpick.  and that’s it!

Now as usual, I did make a video for you.  I would love it if you subscribed to my channel, it would truly mean the world to me.  Also sharing is caring, so if you know of someone that would find this tutorial inspiring please share it with them.  Thank you so much and I’ll see you soon!

DIY Elegant Ribbon French “Braid” Vase | Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

What’s up guys!  I hope you’re all feeling fabulous today.  So today I have another Dollar Tree DIY project for you!  I think this French Braid Vase tutorial is so fun, easy and so pretty too!  This would be a perfect DIY project for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, quinceaneras and so much more!  It’s super easy and inexpensive, a win win right?

For this project you will need:

  • Cylinder vases (dollar tree)
  • Candle Holders (Dollar Tree)
  • 5yrd. Ribbon (Dollar Tree or Michaels) don’t forget your 40% Michaels coupon!
  • Easter Grass (Dollar Tree) or anywhere
  • Flowers (Dollar Tree)
  • Eggs on Sticks (Dollar Tree)
  • Glue gun with Glue Sticks (or Double sided tape from Dollar Tree) or e6000 if you have any

The first thing I did was glue my candle holder to the center of the vase, if you’re using e6000 make sure to give it 24 hours before moving on to the next step.

Next I used my double sided tape (or you can use your glue gun) and adhered my ribbon to the back of the vase.  

Bringing the ribbon forward I double twisted my ribbon making sure the print is showing forward (if your ribbon doesn’t have any printing no need to do this part).  I continued towards the back of the vase double twisting the ribbon again,  I did that until I reached the end of the vase.  At this point if your ribbon is long enough, you can tie a bow.

Next I filled the vase with Easter grass and arranged my flowers and easter eggs as I like and that’s it!  Super simple project and looks fabulous and is inexpensive!

If you’re a visual person, then check out my video tutorial.  While you’re at it why don’t you subscribe, I would truly appreciate it!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,
Awilda