March 5, 2015

March 4, 2015

easy-peasy •DIY• Yarn Sphere Vase Fillers

renovar design yarn sphere vase fillers

Hello there! It is Jenny back at you from Renovar Design. This month I am bringing you an easy craft project! In fact, it is soooo easy; in lieu of a step-by-step tutorial, I am going to show you the pictures for the "how-to" {like seriously, that is how EASY PEASY this project is} and I am going to share a story!

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I have a few cats. By a few, I mean 5. I know, I know, I am the crazy cat lady! I am okay with that - provided that my house never smells like cats. Which guests say that it never does - like my Mom- who is ALWAYS honest! You know, my biggest fan and my biggest critic all rolled up into one. So, I was crafting on the floor using card board on the carpet for protection because our craft room was a little cluttered.
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I also happened to be baking a cake for my family. Of course, as luck would have it, the timer went off on the oven while I was in the middle of hot gluing one of the yarn spheres.

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Well, as I was getting the cake out of the oven, I had gotten distracted. Does this ever happen to you? I swear, I have un-diagnosed ADD, because I decided since the oven was already on, I should go ahead and start dinner. So what do you get when you have 5 cats, yarn and a few Styrofoam balls laying on the floor UNATTENDED?

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You get 2 balls instead of 3 because a few of my feline family members may or may not have gotten into the craft supplies on the floor. I had NO IDEA that 2 cats and a kitten could make such a huge mess in half an hour. I am just glad that I had unplugged the hot glue gun!
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So my friends, that is a less learned and now I have a clean, organized craft room where I can leave projects unattended without chaos ensuing while I get distracted.
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To finish off filling the vintage milk glass bowl; I simply used the inspiration sphere that I bought years ago, made a smaller ball using all green yarn for a pop of color for St. Patrick's day and wrapped white rick-rack and some braided twine in balls and I got a pretty cute centerpiece for the top of our painted piano!

I would love it if you would follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or visit the blog for more ideas and projects!

Until then,


March 3, 2015

The Handmade Hangout Features #37
Top 20 St Patty's Day Idea

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We had another HUGE turnout for last week's party!! Just shy of 500 projects were linked up and that means great click thrus! *Yay* Thank you to those who took the time to link up, you helped make our party a success! But if you missed it, then you can always link up on Thursdays after 3 pm EST. 

February 26, 2015

February 25, 2015

3 Stages of Product Packaging & Businesses

The last time we spoke about business, I went over what you need to do and to have in order to sell your product to retail.  If we back up a step, I thought we could talk about how to package a product when you want to sell it to the market. This will combine my MBA education on entrepreneurship and my own experiences. I feel like so many of us are trying to sell something- maybe it's not a wood stain that you're selling to businesses all over the US, but then, maybe it is. Or maybe it's an Etsy biz that sells all over the world, right?

OK, so now that we've established that my readers are some seriously amazing #fementrepreneurs, let's get back to packaging. When I look back at my packaging journey, if I could say that melodramatically,  "My Packaging Journey" I would say it's very similar to selling a product in general.

February 24, 2015

The Handmade Hangout Features #36

We had around 500 links for last week's party!! It's getting so big! *Yay* Thank YOU to those who took the time to link up, you helped make our party a success! But if you missed it, then you can always link up on Thursdays after 3 pm EST. 

February 19, 2015

February 18, 2015

Clay Succulent Planters

Hello dear friends! We've spent this month in LA and man oh man is SoCal amazing in January- especially compared to Utah! lol I know many of us are friends on social so we already keep in touch, but we have been working on my Weatherwood business like crazy! I want to tell you my great business update buy I'm sworn to secrecy for a few more months. I can hint though! There's a super, duper famous, A list actor and he's doing his new Malibu house with Weatherwood! *Gasp *Scream Obviously Zack and I grabbed hands and jumped up and down like teenagers. This is even funnier if you'd net Zack in real life- being over 6 foot and a former Marine!
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