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It has been one crazy month of getting things knocked off my list!  And I cannot believe that I finally am at a point in my life where I can get back to working on some home renovations!  I have a huge punch list of things we need to get done and I am so super stoked to be getting things underway!

On my previous post you’ll see that we made some really awesome Floating Shelves (come check them out if you haven’t done so)  I absolutely love them and have already decorated them for the Holidays.  I am in the process of making some inexpensive Decor DIYS that I’ll share with you soon but I did want to share with you my reupholstered dining room chairs!  These babies needed a makeover, badly.  I’ve had my dining room for about 12 years and it has been loved, and loved hard.  Although I did not take any before pictures (too embarrassed to share – just imagine 12 years of juice and food spills, and strange stains that appear out of nowhere) I have a pretty awesome video on my youtube channel that may inspire you to reupholster your chairs too!

Full disclosure:  I am not a professional reupholsterer so please if you decide to recreate this project do so with caution!  Some tools we used for this project is dangerous and you can hurt yourself!  With that being said come check out my video where I share a step by step instruction on how we brought life back to our chairs!

And don’t forget, if you decide to recreate this project, please share your work on instagram and tag me @hipncreative! I would love to see your work!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!



5 Fun Craft Ideas

Happy Humpday!  Today I’m sharing five fun crafts I spotted over the weekend and decided to share the fun finds with you.  Let’s get started:

ampersand thumbtack

I’m a sucker for typographical art and  found this adorable DIY Ampersand Art by Live Love DIY.


Here I found this awesome bathroom wall art by Two It Yourself.  She re-purposed an old picture frame, which I think she did an great job!


How gorgeous is this dahlia corsage by Not Martha.  I have some left over felt that I’m just dying to give this a try!


I would absolutely love this Love Infinity Wall Art by Life of a Craft Crazed Mom.


And finally this fantastic Pop Up Photo Box by The DIY Village.  I think it’s totally ah-mazing and I cannot wait to create one of my own.

There you have it folks!  5 truly creative projects from some truly creative people.  What about you?  What creative projects are you currently working on?

Peace Out!

12 Days of Crafting {Handmade Gift Ideas}

I have always loved to make things since as far back as I could remember.  I’m also always on the look out for fun handmade gift ideas for those nights when my noggin’ blanks out or I need a bit of creative inspiration.  Soooo I thought I’d share with you lovely readers 12 Handmade Gift Ideas you can make for the holidays, birthdays or even as a just because gift.  (I mean really, who doesn’t love receiving gifts just because? Am I right?? Eh Eh??)

Like what you see? Just click on each image to go to the tutorial 🙂

An awesome sketchbook caddy is perfect for those long road trips.

Source: Simply Modern Mom

This fun mail carrier kit is great for playing Post Office.

Source: 12 Crafts Til Christmas

This looks like such a fun gift to make!

Source: Serving Pink Lemonade

What little girl doesn’t love a Fabric Doll House?

Source: UK Lass in US

I think this car caddy is so darn cute!

Source: homemade by Jill

Circle Zip Earbud pouch for the tween (and not so tween) in your life!

Source: Dog Under My Desk

My kids love finger painting just as much as I do!

Source: Easy Peasy

Another fun homemade gift is sidewalk chalk!

Source: Oh My! Handmade Goodness

Or maybe your prefer to make your own playdough?

Source: Skip to my Lou

How about these adorable Rag Dolls?  Sooo cute!

Source: Tip Junkie

I so love these Ruffled Flowers, great as hair accessories ❤

Source: The Mother Huddle

Lastly on the list is upcycled crayons!  Who doesn’t have broken pieces of crayons laying around.  Now you can make one colorful crayons kids can play with over and over again!

Source: Make and Takes

I hope to have inspired you start making those Christmas Gifts!  You better get crackin’, you only have 9 more days to go!!!~