There are many great DIY projects using shipping pallets. Why not use one for your wedding guest book? Let friends and family share their “key to success” on paper tags attached with small keys – these can be found at your local craft store. Be sure to add nails to the pallet so there’s a place for the tags to hang.
Visit your local craft store to find a tree slice for your guests to sign. Consider adding your wedding date and a personalized decoration using a wood burning kit. Provide pens or fine point permanent markers and include a large sign like this round, gold mirror so guests know where to leave their message.
A wood child-sized desk is flanked by two white bookshelves that offer easily accessible storage for books and toys. Small yellow chairs are the perfect height for small children and add a pop of vibrant color in the space.
The warm paneled walls, sleek built-ins and wood chandelier make this home office fashionable and functional. The built-ins open up space for books and trinkets, while still allowing the workspace to feel open and orderly.
Terrariums take on a new twist in Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life, by Vancouver author Stephanie Rose. Rose, who blogs about gardening, cooking and crafting at Garden Therapy, adds layers of colored sand to her glass gardens. Although sand art has been around since the 70s, it feels fresh and trendy when used with your favorite houseplants.
The drying process can take up to a week or more. The higher the moisture content of the petals, the longer the process. When ready for use, simply open the book and gently slide your flowers off the wax paper.
Dreamy and whimsical, this girl's bedroom is a imaginative retreat from the grown-up world. Its young owners can get creative at the craft table or climb up into the built-in loft bunk beds with a book.
Several of the Oliver Hospitality properties play up the quaint, old-book smelling charm of the library. Knoxville's Oliver Hotel boasts the Peter Kern Library, a speakeasy with an emphasis on curated craft cocktails. The Hotel Clermont also boasts a reading room/library attached to its main level bar, where you can grab a book or a cocktail, or both.
By simply adding a book tower to one corner for keeping favorite hardcovers handy and on display, and incorporating a rolling caddy to house art and craft supplies, the space is perfectly equipped to be used for creative and work purposes any day of the week.
To make this little boy's work space extra personal, designers had him work on paper crafts that they hung in the homework area above his desk. They also ordered coloring books, pencils, crayons and art supplies for the desk so that it was ready to use once the renovation was complete.
A game room provides a fun hangout space for the homeowners' five children, whose ages vary between 2 and 15 years old. A purple-topped pool table adds a custom look to the space. A simple bar-height counter creates room for crafts and games and a window seat provides a space to curl up quietly with a book.