Posts Categorized: cheap crafts

Year’s End Card Storage

Yesterday I was sifting through the Chic office drawers and found Rachel’s adorable card organization system. She simply ties together the cards she’s been given for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. and labels them with the year she received them. This is stupid genius!

12 Chic Moments of 2012

I am fairly new to the My Chic Life family, which means I read through the posts of 2012 just like anyone else. From Rachel’s “Momfessions,” recipes and decor ideas, Mandy’s one-of-a-kind “DIY nots?” and Melody’s delicious treats, I have to say that these ladies rocked it this past year! Here is my 12 favorite… Read more »

Cozy Sweater Wine Wrap

I’m the queen of procrastination, especially during the holiday season! So in order to prevent the last minute speeding to the store, half-hazardly throwing something together, and arriving to the holiday party slightly out of breath, I’ve decided to prepare BEFORE the day of the holiday party. I’ve seen adorable recycled sweater wrapped wine bottles… Read more »

Gratitude Journals

Thanksgiving is less than a week away? Why do the holidays always hit me like a moving bus?! Although it’s come a little too fast for me, I simply love Thanksgiving traditions. Beyond the food and family, I look forward to taking that moment to figure out what I’m most thankful for. This year, I… Read more »

Leafy Table Labels

Every Thanksgiving, my family members all contribute their signature dish to our annual buffet-style feast. Uncle Eddie is on turkey duty, Mom prepares the yams, Aunt Karen makes the pumpkin cake, Grandma whips up her famous jello mold, and so-on. This year I thought it would be a nice touch if we actually labeled our… Read more »

Flower Power

This craft is so simple, I did it while I was on VACATION! That’s right, I’m writing this on location in beautiful Lakeside, Michigan.  Thanks to my sister Jessie–a super crafter in her own right–who provided the raw materials, the inspiration, and the adorable vases, being thousands of miles away from my own craft closet… Read more »

Clean Slate

My crafting philosophy often leads me to purchase things with plenty of potential but no specific purpose.  Yes, this means I have a ton of odds and ends waiting to be used in some unknown future project … like these adhesive chalkboard squares I found in the clearance bin of an art store a few… Read more »

Tray Cool

A while back I bought some hideous trays at the dollar store thinking, “How could a little spray paint transform these?”  TIME TO FIND OUT!!  I sprayed both melanine (that shiny lightweight plastic you’ll find plenty of at the dollar store) and a clear plastic tray, but to my surprise, the clear plastic tray did… Read more »

Put a Cork In It

Finally, I can stop feeling guilty about mentioning the amazing Southern California weather to my friends and family in the Midwest.  Spring’s in town!  Sweet words for the green thumbs among us, or even the wannabes, like me.  Keeping plants alive and thriving does not come naturally to me, but that doesn’t stop me from… Read more »

Put a Bird On It!

Anyone who knows me knows I have a little bit of an obsession with images of birds — items of clothing, jewelry, wall art, home decor, etc. Needless to say, this Portlandia sketch hits a little close to home.  I might love birds on things, but I don’t necessarily want actual birds close to my… Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: From RJ in Los Angeles Hi Rachel! We had a gathering last night where quite a few kids (mostly toddlers) showed up with their parents. My husband and I are childless, but love kids and aren’t afraid of messes/things breaking, etc. But, one of the mothers made a comment about “another friend of hers… Read more »

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