Posts Categorized: simple crafts

Washi Tape Phone Chargers

Not sure if you noticed guys, but Washi Tape is sort of taking over the world. It’s colorful and fun, it’s inexpensive and it dresses up just about anything… today’s example? Phone Chargers! We’ve sometimes got seven different women here at Chic HQ and we’re all Mac users so when it comes time to charge… Read more »

Vintage Frame Holiday Card Display

Receiving holiday cards from family and friends is such a fun part of this month, but where do you keep all of them? Still hanging them on your fridge? You can do better than that! When I saw this extra frame in the office, I thought, “Hmm, what can I make with that?” So here… 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 »

Pear With Me

I realize this isn’t necessarily the most summery of crafts, but you know that old saying about when life hands you paper mache pears, right?  Make something with them right away no matter what month it is?  I can’t remember who originally said that… but  I have this empty bowl in the middle of the… Read more »

Boys and Grills

Here’s an abbreviated sample of the text conversation I had with my sister Jessie when I asked her to help me brainstorm a Father’s Day-related craft: Me: “What do dads like? Golf. Grilling. Fishing. Cars.” Jessie: “Ties. And grills.” Me: “Sports.” Jessie: “Beer. Sports. Sports.” Me: “Gadgets? Something to open beer with. A beer cozy…. Read more »

Like a Rolling Stone…

If you’re like me*, you’re in the habit of picking up cool-looking stones every time you go to a beach because your father is a geologist and you’ve been doing it since you were a wee child. Except … I recently found out that not everyone’s dad is a geologist, and most people don’t do… Read more »

Boxed In

There’s a secondhand shop near my house that is one of the worst I’ve ever seen in my life.  It’s stocked exclusively with what looks to be the contents of the “Free” box everyone puts on the curb at the end of a successful two-day yard sale.  I’ve given it a couple of chances but… Read more »

Drinks Are On Me

If I could marry a craft supply it would probably be spray paint–sorry, Mod Podge–and our children would probably be these coasters.  (What does that even mean?  I promise you I have hardly been drinking!)  It’s just that I have a bit of an obsession with coasters, and already have way too many in 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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