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Thursday, November 26, 2015

ETCETERAS: 12 Girly-Girl Handmade Gift Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends. I hope you’re enjoying the day with food, family & friends. In the spirit of being thankful, I thought I’d share these 12 handmade gifts from my archives that could be given to a special friend to thank them for the gift of friendship. I chose 12 very girly-girl gifts that are some of my favorites.

I’m thankful to all of you who stop by and visit me here at my little corner of the creative world. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

ETCETERAS: Etched Glass Milk Bottle

Etched Glass Milk Bottle (5)I have such a fun project to share with you today. Have you ever etched glass? It’s not as hard as it sounds, in fact, it was super easy and I can’t wait to create more etched glass pieces. I happened upon this project because of a nice reader.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

ETCETERAS: Clearance Desk Lamp Makeover

You probably know this about me by now but I love a good clearance item. Set me loose in the dollar store or clearance aisle in any store and I’m bound to find something that I end of “making over”. The best time to score these deals are after the seasonal sales. I found two desk lamps after the back-to-school frenzy was over for $5.00 each.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ETCETERAS: Sea Glass Succulent Bowl

Sea Glass Succulent Bowl - homework (4)It wouldn’t be summer if I didn’t create some type of beachy coastal décor piece and this one is a quick and easy. The sea glass is from a floral arrangement I received years ago. The vase was filled with these beautiful glass chips and of course I washed and saved them.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ETCETERAS: Washi Tape Time Frame

Washi Tape Time Frame via homework (5)Eighteen years ago, I was given a time frame when my son was born. It was so fun adding the photos every few months and then every year as he grew older.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ETCETERAS: Spring Hutch with Touches of Pink

Spring Pink Hutch - homework (2)I’ve mentioned this before but I don’t have a mantel so I decorate this hutch in my dining room every season. This year I went with a color I’ve never used before – pink.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ETCETERAS: Oatmeal Lavender Bath Soak

Oatmeal Lavender Bath Soak - Homemade Bath Salts Even though winter is milder here in Southern California than in a lot of places, it still takes a toll on my skin. Believe it or not, we do turn on the heater every now and then especially in the chilly evenings. With spring around the corner, it’s time to start thinking or dreaming about shorts, flip flops and tank tops.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ETCETERAS: Thought Bubble Bulletin Board

Flora Craft Thought Bubble Pinboard - homework  (1)As part of the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Wall Art Challenge I came up with this fun Thought Bubble Bulletin Board. The bulletin board is a fabric covered foam sheet and it was super easy to cut out and create.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ETCETERAS: Easy 5-Minute Canvas Notepad Holder

Easy Canvas Notepad Holder via homeworkI have to confess, I’m a bit of a notepad hoarder. I love pretty notepads and often receive them as gifts. The problem is I love them so much I don’t use them. I’ll grab other bits of paper to jot a note and “save” my pretty notepads.

Monday, January 19, 2015

ETCETERAS: Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish with Heart Footsteps

Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish by homework I jumped on the gold leaf trinket dish train and also borrowed some inspiration from the painted animal trend. Combine the two and you you get a Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish complete with little heart footsteps for Valentine’s Day.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ETCETERAS: Dollar Store Owl to White Glue & Crackle Paint Owl

DIY Crackle Paint Owl via homework (11)One of my favorite things to do is to makeover dollar store items. I’m always on the hunt for fun knick knacks that I come across while strolling around the dollar store.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ETCETERAS: October Pink Inspiration {Breast Cancer Awareness Month}

Pink Inspiration Breast Cancer Awareness Month via homework | carolynshomework.comOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and of course the pink ribbon and pink in general is seen throughout October to honor the courageous survivors and bring raise breast cancer awareness. There’s always room for a little pink on one’s life, so I thought I’d round up some pink inspiration. Enjoy these beautiful pink projects.

Monday, October 6, 2014

ETCETERAS: Faux Shibori Curtains

Faux Shibori Curtains via homework (7)Have you seen the hot new craft trend called Shibori? Shibori is a Japanese tie dye technique but it is more of an art form. Intricate folds, twists and knots create beautiful dyed fabric patterns. The technique typically uses an indigo dye which create gorgeous deep blue resist patterns.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Etceteras: Labor Day Recipes and Décor Ideas

Happy Labor Day to my U.S. friends! Here’s in the U.S. we’re enjoying a 3-day weekend. Just as Memorial Day unofficially opens summer, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer. Kids are most likely back in school or will be by next week and the evenings are turning cool. Yes, fall is around the corner.

So while I enjoy the last day of “summer” I thought I’d share some Labor Day recipe ideas and as we look forward to fall, some fall décor projects. See you tomorrow for The Inspiration Board Creative Party friends!

A variety of traditional and new food dishes to try. From Classic Southern Chocolate Pie to Quinoa.

Monday, August 18, 2014

ETCETERAS: Gold Leaf Concrete Planter

Gold Leaf Concrete Planter via homework |

Happy Monday everyone! I’m so excited to share this project with you. This is another craft I’ve been eager to try. Gold leaf seems to be all the rage and I finally got some gold leaf sheets and tested out the technique. What fun!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Etceteras: A Little Eucalyptus


Every season I change up the décor on my kitchen hutch. I usually introduce a seasonal element or color depending on my mood. Sadly, this summer is getting away from me. Any grand plans for a fresh look with shells, starfish or other summer décor is slowly slipping away.

Monday, July 21, 2014

ETCETERAS: How to Galvanize and Rust a Tin

There are many methods to age metal. Depending on the type of metal and the look you want, you can turn your new metal objects into super rusty pieces, chippy, a patina finish or the look of galvanized metal. I was going for the galvanized metal look and ended up with galvanized metal with rust.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

ETCETERAS: DIY Faux Sea Glass Jars

DIY Faux Sea Glass via homework  | carolynshomework (1)Hello friends! It’s unofficially officially summer. Once the 3-day Memorial Day weekend has passed we can start wearing white, flip flops and of course start breaking out the starfish, shells and sea glass.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

ETCETERAS: Fabric Prints on Burlap Canvas

Fabric Prints on Burlap Canvas via homework |  These burlap canvases are very popular right now. You can get them at your local craft store and they come in a variety of sizes. I got mine at Michaels and have been trying to figure out how I wanted to use them.

Monday, April 14, 2014

ETCETERAS: Marbled Coffee Cup with Nail Polish

Marbled Coffee Cup with Nail Polish via homework |

It’s marbling mania friends. Ever since I discovered this marbling technique and made these Easter Eggs (here), I’ve been dying to marble again.