Author: Jill

DIY Fall Sign Tutorial

Hello The 36th Avenue readers! It’s Jill from Create.Craft.Love! Who else is ready for fall? The kids are back in school (or will be soon). It’s time to start thinking about leaves changing and cooler weather. Today, I am sharing an easy fall decor idea that can easily be used as a transition piece for Halloween and Thanksgiving! I created a stencil using my cutting machine and some adhesive vinyl. The wooden plaque I purchased at Michaels and stained it with a weathered oak stain. Carefully peel and apply the adhesive vinyl to your wooden plaque. Choose an acrylic...

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Handmade Gift -Lavender Vanilla Sachet

Looking for a super easy handmade Mother’s Day gift idea? No worries! I’ve got you covered! This Lavender Vanilla Sachet can be whipped up in under 10 minutes! It’s super cute and smells amazing too! Here’s what you need to make your own Lavender Vanilla Sachet! 3 tbsp flax seed 4 drops of lavender essential oil 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Burlap Sewing machine with coordinating thread Hot glue gun Ribbon for embellishment I started by cutting two 4 inch by 4 inch squares of burlap. Place the squares of burlap on top of each other. Using a 1/4 inch...

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St. Patrick’s Day Wall Hanging

Hi again, 36th Avenue readers! It’s Jill from Create.Craft.Love. I can’t believe it’s almost March! Spring is just around the corner and today I am sharing this cute St. Patrick’s Day Wall Hanging! I found this shamrock wall hanging on clearance at JoAnn Fabric last spring. As you can see from the picture below, it needed a little love but that can be easily remedied. You can find your own unfinished shamrock at a local craft store. I began by painting the shamrock white. It needed 3 coats to cover it. After it dried, I started adding washi tape. I...

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Valentine Gift Idea and Free Printable

Hello again, 36th Avenue readers! It’s Jill from Create.Craft.Love! It feels like I just finished putting away all of the Christmas decorations but Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us. Are you having a hard time coming up with some different for your kiddo’s classroom party? I saw these adorable heart shaped push pop containers on Pick Your Plum the other day and I could not resist them! Unfortunately the deal on PYP has passed. However, I did find some more of these cute heart shaped push pop containers on Save on Crafts! I filled these push pop containers...

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Handmade Gifts – Beaded Necklace

Everyone loves handmade gifts and a  handmade necklace! Even better when it is simple to put together and makes a statement to wear. I’m going to walk you through creating your own Beaded Holiday Necklace in three easy steps. This necklace makes a great gift or winter accessory! TUTORIAL All you need is a 3 inch flat head straight pin and 6 beads. Begin by placing the flat ornate bead onto the straight pin. This will prevent the larger beads from falling off the pin. Next, add the large bead. This is the snowman’s body. The medium bead will...

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DIY Christmas Trees

Hello again, friends! We are approaching the busiest (and most wonderful) time of the year. Have you decorated yet? I’m working on creating my own handmade Christmas decorations this year. I’m seriously in love with the plaid and burlap this year. Anyone else? I am so excited to be back to share these quick and simple Plaid Wrapped Christmas Trees! All you need to create these trendy and adorable Christmas trees is some plaid wrapping paper, foam cones, and hot glue gun. I found this plaid wrapping paper at Michaels and fell in love! Here is the tutorial! Unroll...

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Gold Pumpkin Votives

Fall has officially started in southern Missouri. As I write this post, it is a chilly 38 degrees. My house smells of fresh baked goods and the fire is keeping my toes warm. I’m in full Thanksgiving dinner planning mode as I cuddle under my quilt on the couch. I’ve decided to go with a gold and cream colored theme this year. Simple and classy. To spruce up the dinner table, I whipped up these Gold Votive Pumpkins. They are so warm and inviting! To create your own Gold Pumpkin Votives, you will need: Small pumpkins Drill and wood...

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Halloween Mini Banner

Hi again, The 36th Avenue readers! It’s Jill from Create.Craft.Love. Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner? I’m here sharing an adorable and quick Halloween decoration idea! I had some extra mason jar lids laying around after completing my Canning Lid and Washi Tape Halloween Wreath. I whipped up this Mini Halloween Banner in less than 5 minutes! Here’s what you need to create your own Mini Halloween Banner! Mason jar lids Scrapbook paper (patterned and solid) 3 hole punch 2 hole punch Mod Podge/sponge brush Ribbon Hot glue gun Letter stickers Use your 3 hole punch...

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DIY Gift Bags and Apple Stamps

Happy {almost} fall, 36th Avenue readers! It’s Jill again from Create.Craft.Love. Apple picking season is finally here! I love going to the orchard and coming home with bags full of fresh apples! Since there are no orchards in SW Missouri, I pick extra to give to friends. These Apple Stamped Gift Bags are the perfect for Back to School or Gifts! Add some fresh picked apples and your own Homemade Applesauce or Apple Pie Recipe! This is a simple craft and a great activity for kids! Here’s what you need: Jute gift bags Red and green acrylic craft paint...

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Back to School Wreath

Can you believe summer is already drawing to a close? Here in southwest Missouri we start school in 2 weeks! Crazy! My sweet little guy will soon be moving up to the pre-K room at daycare. We made these Mini Crayon Wreaths as thank yous to his old teachers! They are super easy to make and I’m going to show you how! To make your own Mini Crayon Wreaths, you will need: (4) 24 count boxes of crayons 2 wooden circles Chalkboard paint Paint brush Hot glue gun Ribbon Begin by painting your wooden circles with the chalkboard paint....

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