Embroidery hoop spheres

DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres   |via @lollyjaneblog

If you’ve ever seen our craft room, you would have noticed our collection of embroidery hoops aaaand since we have a bunch of tacks left over from Kelli’s Restoration Hardware vintage industrial letter knock off project, I decided to combine the stash of hoops with the tacks and whipped up what turned into a few […]

Distressed mason jars | Craft room organization

DIY distressed mason jar #masonjar #distressed

Hi friends! I’m baaaaaack! I’ve been at my church’s youth camp all week long and was totally unplugged. It. was. awesome! Back to reality though and as most of you know, I’ve been sprucing up my craft room and got back to it right away. I’ve been wanting some of my go-to items a little closer to my […]

mason jar vases

Easy to make, mason jar vases!

We’re back with our talented group of 10 blogger besties to share June’s themed hop.  This month is MASON JARS so we’re showing off our easy mason jar vases.  They’re dang simple to make and you probably have everything on hand!  If you’re regular readers, you know we’re total cheapskates and huge into upcycling!  We dug […]

DIY painted tree trunk

DIY painted tree trunk. Why not?? (:

This may be a little off the wall but I thought it’d be a good idea to paint my indoor tree’s trunk.  Why? I don’t know, I wanted it to match better and thought it would provide a fun pop of color to the little corner it’s nestled in.  FIRST I consulted a farmer to […]

diy cupboard door hooks

Make cute hooks by screwing fun knobs into a repainted cupboard door, easy! #diy #hooks #knobs

My 10 year old is the most unorganized child I know.  And I have over 40 nieces and nephews under age 14 so that’s a pretty good range of  kids to gauge.  When I write down “clean room” on her chore list, she rolls her eyes and says “But Ma-uhm! I like my room messy, […]

camera bag holder

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen a sneak peek of this project.  Char was so confused what I was making.  “A sign for your camera bag?!”  Haha, I do love making signs, but there was a rhyme behind this reason (;  You see, I love my command station…but I don’t love that it’s handled […]

DownEast Basics top picks for winter

Down East Basics top picks

We love love LOVE DownEast Basics!  They are currently hosting an AMAZING local warehouse sale so we stocked up on basics and dresses, and skirts and belts…okay and even some jewelry.  BUT it’s more than HALF off soooo…we’re wise to take advantage of it, right?  RIGHT?! Lol!  Here are our Down East Basics top picks […]

Lazy Day hairstyles |roundup

lazy day hair tutorial lollyjane.com

Summer is officially over and man alive, we had so much fun swimming daily, sometimes 2 times a day!  It really took a toll on my hair though, being in the sun so much!  Especially since I’ve been growing it out and leaving it in ponytails.  Every time I shower I’m pulling out wads of […]

fall accessories trend

#worldmarket fall accessory trend lollyjane.com

I was looking up fall accessories trend and noticed how hot animal prints are going to be this winter.  I also noticed that more and more women are wearing their necklaces like a mustache. Just kidding.  I’m not typically a big animal print wearer, however I do love brightly colored accessories.  Like, turquoise is more than […]

Yeow! Gussy Sews for Lolly Jane {What’s in your bag?}

Gussy Sews for Kelli

Yeow!  Welcome to the What’s in your bag? post.  Um, catchy title, we know! LOL So if you follow us on Instagram, you’ll have seen that Kelli & I got some cute cute cute happy mail (#happymail… are you also hashtag crazy?  We love to hashtag! Hee hee) from the oh-so-darling Maggie of Gussy Sews […]

cute crochet or sewing tote design

cute sewing tote

We received the cutest box of goodies from Canvas Corp, 7Gypsies + Tattered Angels.  Because they so graciously hooked us up (by default, it’s a perk of being Jennie/Craft-o-Maniac‘s roomate at the upcoming EVO conference, thanks Jen!) we thought it was appropriate to use up their goods and make something fun to share with you […]

DIY Jewelry {styled} By Tori Spelling

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We were lucky recipients of reviewing Tori Spelling’s new DIY jewelry line, Styled by Tori. It’s gorgeous and easy to put together, just three easy steps and NO tools! We loved experimenting with it!  It looks so pretty on my jewelry organizer too!

DIY Curtain Rod with Clay Finials

DIY Clay Finials Curtain Rod by Lolly Jane

Happy Monday! We are excited to share our DIY curtain rod & clay finials with you today: This was not a quick project but it turned out pretty well!Let’s start from the beginning, though, shall we? :) After removing shabby blinds from every.single.window in the home we recently moved into and now having zilch for window […]

diy soap pouch

diy soap pouches

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe I’m here! I gotta tell ya, folks, I’m on Cloud 9. I first found the Lolly Jane girls right after I started blogging…and I was instantly smitten. I think I clicked the “follow” button before I’d finished reading even one post…seriously…they are that awesome. But you already knew that…(smile)… […]

fabric tube necklace

fabric tube necklace lollyjane.com

Since I made a thousand 200 of these fabric tube necklaces last week, I thought I’d show off the one I kept for ME :) Disclosure: I’m pretty sure these have been done before in Blogland somewhere, but I actually snagged the idea assignment from my pal Jan, the YW president I serve with in my […]

Dress form jewelry stand

Dress Form by Lolly Jane

So I was browsing in my local craft store, 40% coupon in tow, passing the unfinished wood section where I saw this lonely naked dress form and stopped to stare.  “I’ll dress you up,” I told her.   And I did ;)  Loving my dress form jewelry stand! Supplies: 8″ dress form . round base […]

Blingin' ballchain headband

We saw a cute headband at Claire’s the other night.  The beads looked like ball chain which sparked this idea: Pretty fun & it was free as we had everything on hand. Ball Chain Headband Tutorial Supplies: scissors. 3″ cream felt circle . 2″ brown felt leaves . 18″ ball chain .  hot glue & […]

DIY earring gift holder

DIY earring gift holder

Lifestyle Craft sent me a complimentary Epic Letterpress and die cut machine to create with and review for your viewing pleasure.   When it arrived, I literally tore open the box and squealed in delight seeing all the pretty things inside (ask my nephew Kaden who just stared at me with a blank look… sheesh, 12 […]

Interchangeable felt necklace

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I have been itching to make a felt necklace but couldn’t decide on what colors to make… so after a suggestion from our clever sis’ friend Angie, I went with all of them!  Introducing the interchangeable felt necklace:   The gray rosettes are permanent but the mustard yellow rosette is interchangeable… see? I can get […]

Pop Tab Bracelet {tutorial}

My neighborhood doesn’t recycle, annoying I know.  So I save my cans and give them to my sis who turns them in for change.  I pulled off the tabs and wondered what I could make out of them.  After surfin the net, I saw a couple ideas and created a pop tab bracelet.    Green and free! Supplies and Directions: 20-25 tabs depending on your wrist size. Twine, ribbon or string  to […]