Feature Friday-Creations By Kara

Howdy! (Ok, so I went to the Utah State Fair last night and that is a little residual hick coming out.) Today we have a special Utah home grown blog for you! Today’s Feature Friday is Creations By Kara. Kara has so many great DIY home decor ideas and is a queen of thrift store shopping. I aspire to be like her someday! Come along with me and I will show you just a few of her fab ideas! But first, let’s start off with the one-minute interview:



1. What is your favorite crafting tool or secret weapon? My favorite crafting tool is my CraftRobo cutter. I am loving it for cutting out vinyl lettering. My secret weapon is definitely spray paint. OK, maybe that’s not a secret. But I soooo love it!

2. What is your favorite season to decorate for? I love decorating for Christmas, but fall is becoming a close second. I love the holidays!!

3. How do you keep a space for your girlyness (yep, made that word up) being surrounded by 5 boys? When we built our house my totally supportive hubby made sure I had a craft room. I don’t think I could function without it! Although, right now it looks more like a tornado in a trailer park than a craft room. I need to do some serious organizing in here. It is just so hard when there are so many fun projects calling my name!

4. What is the most embarrassing that has ever happened to you at a store? One time when my second son was about nine months old, I took him shopping with me. (Because, you know, leaving them home alone is kind of against the law and all.) Anyway, when I went to check out, he was tired of sitting in the cart, so I took him out and sat him on the counter. Don’t worry, I had my arm around him the whole time. When I went to pick him back up, his wet diaper had leaked on the counter. Luckily I had sanitizer and wipes in my diaper bag, but I was sooo mortified!!!

I feel you there Kara! Just this morning we had a “potty” incident where “matter” ended up on the training seat, the toilet seat, the floor, little one’s foot, and the rug. Let me tell you how ecstatic I was. No reward sticker for that one! Thank goodness for lysol wipes!

Now, switching gears before we make y’all (State Fair coming through again) sick…

This first project feeds my love for laundry. It is a sickness, I know. What is not to love about a chore that does itself? I mean you put in the clothes, do one switcheroo and they are clean! That is my type of housework! Look at this amazing laundry soap dispenser she made from a $3 thrift store drink dispenser! Be still my laundry loving heart!



Before

After

Shall we switch over to bathroom? She has TONS of bathroom ideas because she is in the middle of a complete bathroom overhaul. Here is one of my favs. This DIY towel rack born out of a $1 thrift store frame is so simple and clean. Love!



Now for a little table makeover. Take a $20 Craigslist find, add some creativity, a little elbow grease (where did that expression come from anyway, kinda gross sounding), and $45 in supplies and Voila!

Before

After

Wow! I mean wow!

One more weakness of mine, skeleton keys. They have a certain character to them. Well, Kara took them to the next level and get this, they are to hang in the laundry room!



Plate rack: 50 cents

Frames: 50 cents each

Cardstock:on hand

Canvas: on hand

Keys: $1 each at Tai Pan Trading

Spray paint: on hand

Can you believe this cost her a grand total of $3.50? Amazing!! I have a thrift store plate rack in my basement. I think I know what I am doing with it now!!

And right in time for fall decorating a no sew fabric pumpkin. Get this, made with a toilet paper roll! What a great project for that craft group I have wanted to start!!

Or how about some Halloween costume and game ideas? My hubs will die when he sees the Rubix cube! Kara shares a full tutorial on how to make the route 66 costume.Well that’s about all we have time for! Y’all come back now ya hear. (Ok, I’m done now I swear. The fair is officially out of my system.)

Great ideas Kara! You are now entered in to the Hall of Fame as Tipster of the Week!

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