The DIY Holiday Gift Guide

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I’m a strong advocate for DIY-ing Christmas presents. This marks my fourth year in a row making gifts instead of buying them. I started DIY-ing gifts because I was tired of heading into congested malls only to not find anything worth giving to friends and family. I couldn’t even bear the wait for items I ordered online to be shipped to me.

I had to take the initiative! Now I find unique YouTube and Pinterest tutorials for my favorite DIY projects, purchase a few items from the craft store, and create. It’s a peaceful process!

Nothing beats handmade gifts. They are from the heart. This is why I put together a DIY gift guide just for you. Make your presents this holiday season!


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Black Girl Magic Art Market Recap

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It’s been a long time coming, but I finally had the chance to write this blog post! At the end of July, I participated in the Black Girl Magic Art Show and Market at The Insomnia Gallery in Houston, Texas. This was my first art market since graduating from college. Today, I’m talking all about my experience.

Prior to learning about this event, I was taking a Bible study class called Chase The Lion. This class encouraged me to pursue God’s dream for my life and the fears attached to them. God showed me that it was time to step outside of my comfort zone. I began praying for an opportunity to participate in an art show or market. It was a struggle for Continue reading “Black Girl Magic Art Market Recap”

8 EASY Easter Décor and Craft DIY Projects

Happy Easter Sign

Easter catches me off guard every year! I never know if it will land in March or April. And, I get so caught in the haste of preparing for Resurrection Sunday, that I don’t get a chance to make decorations.

This year I was determined to do better. I went to the Sharifa Creates’ archives and sprinkled a little Easter seasoning salt on a few of my DIY projects. Instead of coming up with brand new decorations, I re-purposed old décor. There’s no denying that Easter is a week away with all the pink, yellow, and purple colored décor surrounding me.

Lucky for you, I compiled ALL of these projects in one blog post, so you can get your decorations in order too. Keep reading to see how I turned 8 different craft projects into Easter décor!

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3 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

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While beautiful, Easter decorations can be quite intimidating to make. Easter baskets, floral arrangements, and eggs, especially, take a lot of energy and time to put together. I’ve personally steered clear of any decoration that involves eggs. You put so much effort into dyeing eggs only to throw them away after Easter is over.

Many stores now sell inexpensive faux eggs. They hold the same shape and texture as normal eggs, but are durable. This makes them easier to decorate.

Not sure how to decorate faux eggs? In this blog post, I will show you three creative ways. Keep reading to find out how!  Continue reading “3 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs”

DIY Block Letter Art

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Day 15 of 21 Days of Creativity – DIY Dorm Week

Everyone loves a good block letter message, right?! I know I do. Most DIY projects using block letters only require you to paint them. However, with some scrapbook paper and glue, you can take your block letters to the next level. Continue reading “DIY Block Letter Art”