Meet Jessica From Designer’s Sweet Spot


Jessica Cramer has two degrees in Apparel Design. She is a homeschooling Mom of 4 boys who loves to cook, sew, garden, knit, DIY-anything, and paint furniture. When she's not creating she is teaching her kids, spending time outside or listening to classical music. Interview with Designer's Sweet Spot Tell me a little bit about yourself and your blog. I started my blog in 2009. I needed a new creative outlet. For years we had been … [Continue reading...]

In the Kitchen Challenge Season 18 | Week 4

In the Kitchen

This week, we're whipping things up for the kitchen and I have to say our competitors have really and truly outdone themselves. Read on to check out the fantastic "In the Kitchen" challenge projects, vote and enter to win a prize of your own! Project #1 Cork Trivets Cork inspired my project for this week's "In the Kitchen" theme.   These Cork Trivets will make your dinner table look stylish holding a pot and can also look great displayed … [Continue reading...]

DIY Photo Stand

Wood Photo Stand

It's no surprise Erica's awesome DIY photo stand took the prize in our paint challenge this last week. The project was lovingly pieced together and serves as a wonderful inspiration piece. DIY Photo Stand via 5 Little Monsters Erica's inspiration was drawn from a wooden photo stand she was given as a gift. It was a bit larger, but similar. She loved the idea of having something to set on her desk and display all of the pretty, inspirational … [Continue reading...]

Paint Challenge Season 18 Week 3 Results


Congratulations to this week's "at home" winner, Susanne, who walks away with a Home Depot gift card. Join us for the vote next Monday to learn what's up for grabs! Our contestants are knocking out these challenges one by one, with incredible speed. I am so impressed with their ability to come up with something fantastic every single week.  We had some strong entries this week and more than four thousand of you weighed in with your opinion. … [Continue reading...]

Meet Shonee From Hawthorne and Main

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Shonee loves to craft and create. She started her blog Hawthorne & Main in 2014, right after she and her husband purchased their first house - a fixer upper. On the blog she shares their experiences in fixing up an older house, as well as home decor ideas. When she isn't blogging she loves to spend time with her family enjoying outdoors and nature.  She especially loves getting outside to go for a walk or run. Interview with … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Paint Recipes

Homemade Paint Recipes Feature

We're having a ball celebrating paint week. Our crafty competitors have created some amazing paint projects and the race is on to see who will be the winner on Thursday! In the meantime, we're sharing a great round up of homemade paint recipes you can try out at home! Homemade Paint Recipes DIY Foam Paint Homemade Watercolor Paints Skittles Paint Recipe Starburst Finger Paint Scented Finger Paints Rainbow Flour Paint Homemade Chalk … [Continue reading...]

Paint Season 18, Week 3


I'm continually amazed at how fast time seems to pass by when I am counting the weeks as a part of our competition. As we race toward the finals, the girls continue to up their game - amazing. This week you'll be blown away by the the crafters projects for this week's paint challenge. Check out all of the projects below and be sure to vote for your favorite! Paint Challenge Projects Project #1 Paper Mache Pig Turquoise and gold … [Continue reading...]

Peg Doll Family Tutorial

Our Family Peg Doll Craft. I love this! This family of peg dolls is simple enough for little hands and cute enough to be on display in any home.

Virginia captured your hearts this last week, with her awesome peg doll family. I have to admit, this is one of my all time favorite Kids Can Do projects. I think what I love most about the peg doll family is that it's a craft simple enough for little hands to complete, but sophisticated enough to be considered home decor. You can preview the full tutorial today at Fynes Designs. … [Continue reading...]