Posts Categorized: crafts

Paper Bag Gift Wrap

I just adore fun gift wrap, which is why you’ll see it pop up over and over on my site. When someone brings a gift to a party that’s beautifully wrapped, I don’t even really care what’s in it and I hate tearing apart all their work to get inside. It’s so fun to create… Read more »

Ping Pong Shooters

You readers responded so well to the idea of the Sponge Water Bombs so I wanted to come up with another inexpensive DIY game for kiddos. These Ping Pong Shooters are the answer! They’re super easy to make, inexpensive and my boys had so much fun playing with them! These ping pong shooters are a simple craft… Read more »

Organizing Homework

I have two boys in elementary school and last year, whenever we sat down to do homework we’d need… a glue stick, or scissors, or a #2 pencil, or a pencil sharpener, or lined paper, or unlined paper, or, or, or. The list was so long and no matter how organized I think my crafts… Read more »

DIY Dandelion Gift Wrap

I’m such a sucker for fun gift wrap!  I’ve wrapped presents with vintage maps and even a kitchen towel, and I’m always looking for new and different ideas. When I saw someone make a flower with q-tips (they painted the ends) I thought, wait a minute, let’s just leave them white and make some DIY… Read more »

Organize Your Craft Supplies

We go through A LOT of craft supplies at Chic HQ which means that for the longest time my closets have been filled to bursting with tupperware containers packed with ribbon, stickers, paper, etc. Recently though I was at the home of prolific crafter and I noticed that she kept her craft supplies on display…. Read more »

DIY Mommy and Me Aprons

Mother’s Day is this weekend and there’s a chance you’ve seen a million and one mother’s day gift guides already but we really wanted to give you an option under the DIY category. This is the kind of gift that grandma might make for her daughter and grand daughter, or an auntie might make for… Read more »

Organize Your Kid’s Clothes

If you can’t tell by now, I am forever trying to figure out ways to organize my life… most especially, as it pertains to raising three boys. Recently I showed you all how I organize our school lunches to save us time in the morning. Now I’m going to show you how to organize your… Read more »

How to Save for a Family Vacation

Our boys are at an age (7 and 5) that they’re now totally aware of money. Because of this new awareness, I came up with a craft last month to help them earn extra money and it’s been a huge hit. That chore board  totally worked and they were earning their dollars every weekend. Those dollars… Read more »

Monogram Mason Jar Storage

The boys bathroom is an ongoing work in progress. Last week I shared our Dinosaur Toilet Paper Holder and this week I’m showing off my latest in trying to keep toothbrushes and toothpaste from slowly taking over their bathroom drawers. I’ve had these teal mason jars sitting on a shelf in my garage for at… Read more »

Button Monogram Wall Art

  I love a craft that A: occupies my children B: uses up leftover supplies and C: occupies my children… did I mention that this occupies children? It does, and it only takes a few materials to create it so gather up your buttons, pom poms, stickers, or really anything that you can attach to… 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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