Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

Gold Leaf Sketchbook Cover

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on June 10th, 2014 under Creative, DIY Tags: , , , , , ,  •  3 Comments

When Joel and Ashley of This Paper Ship shared a photo of their gold leaf sketchbook cover a while back, I knew I had to try out Krylon’s gold leafing paint pen on my next sketchbook’s cover. This pen is awesome. Anything you draw with it looks like a masterpiece. For example, I drew a bunch of […]

Pottery Class

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on May 20th, 2014 under Creative, DIY Tags: , , , , ,  •  34 Comments

I completed another goal for this year! I just finished up a pottery class at my local arts center. Now I have a whole new appreciation for potters. Throwing pots is crazy hard and there is so much that can go wrong. It’s a small miracle when a piece turns out as intended. I made a bunch of different […]

Pinterest Perfect! Giveaway (Closed)

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on May 6th, 2014 under Creative, DIY, Wit & Whistle Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  92 Comments

Last year I had the privilege of collaborating with Walter Foster Publishing on Pinterest Perfect!, a book filled with loads of step-by-step, crafty DIY projects. At last the book has been published, and it’s so exciting to see it in print! Marisa Edghill, Ronda Palazzari, Gemma Correll, Jamielyn Nye, Khristian A. Howell, Molly Jacques, Flora Chang, and […]

“How do you get your hair like that?”

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on January 7th, 2014 under DIY, Style Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  20 Comments

I’m shocked and flattered that some of you have asked how I curl my hair. I’ve always been dreadful at hair styling, so I’m ecstatic that I’ve finally figured something out! I made a little video showing how I do it. It’s quick and easy. I have yet to find a product that will keep my […]

DIY Wooden Snowflake Ornament

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on December 12th, 2013 under DIY Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  6 Comments

I love making ornaments. Some of my fondest childhood memories are from Decembers spent inventing hideous ornaments to put on the tree. They usually involved lots of glitter, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. Now my homemade ornaments are a bit more dignified (although my Christmas cookies aren’t). I whipped up this little snowflake from wooden […]


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