A Valentine for your Cat: Heart-Shaped Catnip Mouse

If you’re anything like me, Valentine’s day sparks a desire to share some sweetness with all the loves of your life – human and feline.

As my own cat counterpart is in need of some new toys, I figured the upcoming holiday would be the perfect excuse to whip up a catnip-filled, heart-shaped mouse pounce toys. This cute little mouse is really simple and quick to make, all you need is a few materials and about 30 minutes to spare.

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Bullet Journaling – What it is and Why I Like it!

2018 Bullet Journal

Bullet Journaling has been on the journaling scene for a few years now, I know. But when I first heard about the craze I thought it sounded too overwhelming. I figured I already had a bunch of different planners, planning apps, calendars, and journals to content with – I certainly didn’t need yet another journal.

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3 Pom Pom DIYs to Try

Have you noticed the sudden surge in pom-poms lately? I’ve seen the trend turning up on purses, jewelry, hair accessories, and fashion for some time now, and figured it high time I share a few DIY’s to get the look for a whole lot less.

pom-pom diy

Let me start off by saying that styling yourself with pom-poms may solicit some side-eyes from passers-by, so you have to be comfortable with the fact that, if you sport any of the DIY’s below, it will appear like you were accessorized by a kindergartner. The trick is to own it.

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Cat Food Plant Holders

You read that right. These adorable tiny planters are actually up-cycled cat food tins. See how the cuteness came together…

Cat Food Planters

I love being able to find ways to use old containers or rubbish that I’d normally just throw away. There’s such a sense of accomplishment when creating something cute and useful out of something you already have on hand. With his monstrous appetite, I go through quite a lot of El Guapo the Cat’s tinned wet-food. For years, I’ve chucked the used cans in the trash, not giving them a second thought. But a few weeks ago, after rinsing out a finished can, I realized they are kind of a perfect size for a mini plant holder – ideal for air-plants!
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DIY: Easy Clothes-Pin Earbud Organizer

This may be the simplest, quickest, and most useful DIY I have ever shared.  Oh, and it’s also incredibly inexpensive.  Win, win and win some more!

If you’re anything like Moondoggie, you like to have several pairs of earbuds scattered all around the house for easy access when you’re say running out the door to catch the bus, or heading out for a stroll to Trader Joes and you want to listen to an audiobook or podcast.  The problem of course becomes that as earbuds are strewn on tables and hastily thrown into bags they inevitably become totally tangled.  Now I know there are a bunch of products out there these days that guard against this issue, but I never really felt like the problem was worth the price.  Enter the ever-handy clothespin.  
By simply hot-gluing two regular sized clothes-pins together, you can create a neat and tidy coil for your earbuds (and other wires come to think of it.) Then you can toss these perfectly contained spools into purses, bags, and drawers without any fear of knotting up the cord.   If you don’t already have random extra clothes-pins in your craft supplies (I always seem to have them, and I’m not entirely sure why) you can buy a  pack of 100 for a mere $13.  That should last you a while!  Then all you need is a glue gun loaded up with a glue stick and you’re ready to craft!

If you’re feeling fancy, you could paint your clothes-pins, or add some washi tape to give it a but more gusto, but I didn’t feel the need.  This DIY is all about function!

Happy Crafting!  

Mason Jar Snow Globe Tutorial

When I saw these beautiful Mason Jar snow Globes at Anthropologie, I knew they had to be mine…Then I checked their price tag and I knew I had to make them myself.  And how easy are they to make?  On a scale of 1 to 10, they are a 1.  These simple crafts can be made with just a few basic items and take all of 5 minutes.  Here’s the how-to:

You’ll need-
Mason jars with lids
Miniature Christmas Trees (these were bought at Michael’s)
Fake Snow (bought at Pottery Barn)
Glue Gun

Start by gluing your trees to the flat saucer like lid by using just a dollop of hot glue.  Be sure to glue it to the side of the lid that goes inside the jar.  Mine were already white colored, but if yours aren’t you may want to add a coat of white paint first.

Next pour just a bit of snow into your mason jar. 

Close the lid onto the mason jar with the tree pointing downwards.  When you lid is securely shut, flip the jar over, letting the snow fall on your tree.  Tap to get the snow in bare patches.

And that’s it!  Beautiful homemade Anthropologie-Style snow globes that you can make for well under the $35 dollars I would have paid to buy them.  Fabulous and festive!  
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