Jane Monzures

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Semi-Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

In the world of creativity there’s nothing better than a handmade gift paired with something store bought. Giving the gift of handmade is adding a special touch to the perfect gift so here at Creative Living we added a touch of delight to your basic holiday gift ideas! The ultimate hostess gift: Gifting a bottle...
Tournament Season

Creative Ideas for the DIYer to get in the Game This Tournament Season!

From the 3 point line of the basketball court to the frenzy of March Madness, we've got some creative ideas on how to make a party worthy of a game-winning slam dunk! The NCAA tournament means that every game day is a celebration, so you know what to do, grab your pom pons because it's...
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Up-ing Your DIY Holiday Decorating Game

By Jane Monzures Tis the season to get inspired! There are so many DIY ideas when it comes to the holidays, it's like winning the lottery of craft and hobby. So from repurposed glam to up crafted sporty and everything in between, here are few ideas to get you started. 1) UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS REFASHIONED After last...
Ideas for Halloween Costume and Candy Leftovers

Ideas for Your Leftover Halloween Candy and Costumes

By Jane Monzures Halloween is an exciting time with all the parties and prep, but when it's over, you are left with lots of candy and all those costumes! So why not upcraft those Halloween leftovers into something new. First, let's talk about the costumes… Create a “free cycle" for your friends and neighbors. Grab a...
4th of July door decor

Star Spangled Handmade: Door Decor

Homes across America will fly the red white and blue this 4th of July holiday so get inspired to create door decor to match. Here are a few DIY ideas to ignite your outdoor theme. THE DOOR: You can add patriotic curb appeal with the actual door itself! If your door is old enough and you...
hobbies and health

Discover the Direct Relationship Between Hobbies and Health

Today more than ever, people are spending time enjoying a hobby. This do-it-yourself movement is sweeping the nation benefiting the economy and our well-being. The Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) reports that the U.S. Craft industry is a $36 billion business and an estimated 117 million households participated in a hobby last year. Studies show that hobbies...
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One-of-a-Kind DIY Gift Ideas to Celebrate the Mom in Your Life

By Jane Monzures This Mother's Day show mom how much you love her with a gift that fits her style. With a little inspiration, you can create a one-of-a-kind DIY gift for the mom in your life! Matriarch Mom Let's start with moms that are the center of the universe for their families; what do they want?...
DIY fashion face-lift

It’s a Fashion Face-Lift for Your Wardrobe with Easy DIY Ideas

Keeping up with fashion can be expensive but you don't have to buy all the latest trends, just get inspired by them to make your own. All you need to do is refashion items from a thrift store and pair them with any ready to wear garments you already have. Consider it a fashion...
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DIY – Celebrate the Olympics with Handmade Medals for Your Guests

Jane makes some easy medals that will have us all in the Olympic spirit on this segment of Creative Living. Find more DIY content here.
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Giving Back is a Great Way to Start the New Year

By Jane Monzures We Make for Good is a national movement sweeping the country and it's hitting new heights just in time for a new year. Creative makers are sewing, stuffing, knitting, weaving and handmaking their way to help others in need. With the new year upon us, making for a good cause is a...