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Make a Pretty Abstract Recycled Painted Vase

Don’t throw out that plastic or glass container the next time you finish using it. With a little paint, a paintbrush, and some time, you can have an artisan-looking vase for only a few cents! For this project you’ll need: – a plastic or glass tub/container (I used a Talenti container) – paint in a […]

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Personalized Watercolor Frame for Mom with Darby Smart

My latest video for Darby Smart is all about the most important person in our life…MOM! This frame is super easy peasy to make and you can create it even if you feel you aren’t super crafty or artsy. All you need are some watercolors from your local Michaels store and a permanent marker to […]

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How To Paint Your Own Pennywise Pumpkin

This Halloween season, Pennywise, from the movie IT is the go-to movie to see.  I’m seeing all kinds of articles on how you can rock this clown custom for Halloween 2017, but I thought I’d turn Pennywise into my kinda craft- a pumpkin, of course.  Let me just tell you, taking the above pic was […]

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DIY your own Pumpkin Slime and Jar

If you’re planning a party this Halloween season for kids, this might be the perfect party gift they can make at the festivities and take home with them! In this tutorial (an exclusive I made for the Darby Smart app), I show you how to make the slime and the container in some super easy […]

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How to make your own Pizza Bank

True story: When I was in college, I remember scrambling up change to pay for a Papa John’s Pizza. I know it had to be REALLY annoying to the pizza guy when he showed up and was paid in quarters, dimes and nickels. So in the spirit of this, I created this funny pizza bank […]

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How to Make Slime Tumbler Cup

Since slime has trended up big this past year, you’ve probably seen all kinds of versions, from crunchy slime to galaxy slime to unicorn slime.  I decided to take slime to the next level by putting it inside a double-walled tumbler.  So you can tote around your slime with your fave drink and take it […]

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5 Ways to beat the Creative Blues

I go through all kinds of highs and lows being a creative being and sometimes I hit a roadblock. My emotions sometimes feel like a roller coaster. Didn’t I get enough as a teenager? It’s so not fun sometimes! With this in mind, I thought I’d share some tips/realities/and coping mechanisms for dealing with the […]

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5 ways to be a better creative observer

Everyday is something new, but it seems like a lot of times we fall into ruts and the days just creep by and we get incredibly drained. All we want to do is veg on the couch! I totally understand and can relate to this; however, sometimes I think part of the reason we feel […]

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10 Creativity Tips to inspire you

I would consider myself a creative person, but I wholeheartedly will admit that sometimes it is hard to keep your energy up. Seems like theres work, family, and other stresses that can sometimes break our creative spirit. Here’s a few tips fog getting your mojo back and letting that creative juice flow! 1) Constantly observe! […]