How To Create A Handmade Tag Card – Simple Easy Fun

I am back for my 2nd edition of how to create simple, easy handmade cards and a video to show you the process.  This time I am showing you how to create a handmade tag card. If you missed my post and video from last week I explained how to create a handmade pocket card.  Today’s […]

How_To_Create_A-Handmade_Tag_Card - www.michellejdesigns.com - This post will give you step by step instructions, a supply list and a video to create a handmade tag card that is simple, easy and fun!

ioned_Milk_Paint_Ottomans - www.michellejdesigns.com - See How I Created These Ottomans from Flea Market Tables!

How To Create Ottomans from Flea Market Find Tables  

A couple of months ago I got to go to the flea market in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  It was a blast and I found several great items.  Among my flea market finds were some small, square tables.  I wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I was in a furniture store and saw some […]


How To Create A Handmade Pocket Card – Easy. Simple. Fun.  

Hi friends.  I am excited about my post today.  First of all it has been a while since I created a handmade card let alone a hand made pocket card, and secondly, not only is this a tutorial but a short video that Brian helped me create. He is uber talented and deserves a shout […]

Hand_Made_Pocket_Card - www.michellejdesigns.com - This post will show you how to create a hand made pocket card that is simple, easy and fun

Sleek Black Table Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used Old Fashioned Milk Paint to transform this table into a sleek table for my son's apartment!

Sleek Black Table Makeover  

Hi!  I am so happy to announce that I was chosen to be a blogger for the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company.    I can’t wait to show you my first project.  A sleek, black table makeover!     I had never used milk paint before but had heard many good things about it.  This […]


An Amazing Affordable Chalkboard Calendar How To  

Hi!  Are you ready to create an amazing, affordable chalkboard calendar?  I am going to show you how I made mine. This is a sponsored post.  I received product form DecoArt to make this project.  But I have been using their products for a while now and all of the opinions are 100% my own. […]

How To Create A Chalkboard Calendar - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create and amazing and affordable chalkboard calendar with a frame, some wood and some paint!

Creating a Colorful Fence - The Beginner's Guide - www.michellejdesigns.com

Creating a Colorful Fence  

Hi!  You guys know I love flowers but am not much of a gardener.  My yard is starting to look pretty good.  Every year I add some flowers to the buckets I have hanging on the fence.  I am going to show you the beginners guide to creating a colorful fence!     Creating a […]


Create a Gift In a Jar

Hi everyone!  I am excited to show you this awesome gift idea..a gift in a jar and to give you a free printable to go with it.  Are you ready?     Create a Gift In a Jar Two of my very best friends have been spending tons of their time taking care of their […]

Create a Gift In a Jar - www.michellejdesigns.com - This is the perfect gift for anyone who has a little stress in their lives. It is an instant pick-me-up. Show them how much you care!

How to Give Your Furniture a Beachy Look - www.michellejdesigns.com - In this post I am using an amazing product that will help you achieve the chippy, beachy look each and every time!

How To Give Your Furniture A Beachy Look  

I am excited again this month to participate in the June Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest.  Each month we have an opportunity to join in and each month there is a different sponsor and theme.  For June our sponsor is Saltwash and with this product I am going to show you how to give your furniture […]


Patriotic Mason Jar Decor  

Well, if you can believe it it is almost the 4th of July.  Wow!  The summer season is so short in Northwest Iowa that I find myself getting sad already.  Then I say…self…snap out of it and enjoy the moment!  So, my friend and co-worker, Maureen and I created some patriotic mason jar decor for the […]

Patriotic Mason Jar Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com - We wanted something festive, cheerful and patriotic for our office decor. These mason jars were the perfect fit.

Painted Wooden Hangers - www.michellejdesigns.com - Wooden hangers are great for so many things. See how these turned out for drying or displaying fresh herbs and flowers.

Painted Wooden Hangers

You all know I love a good garage sale.  My neighbor Mary and I went to the city wide sales together this year.  She picked up some wooden hangers from the “free” box and I told her these should be painted wooden hangers! She loved my idea but she just doesn’t have time so she […]


Wooden Garden Gate Sign

I created this pretty outdoor space but I knew I wanted something humorous in the space because that is just me!  So I created this wooden garden gate sign.  What do you think?     Wooden Garden Gate Sign This is a tutorial I wrote for Life With Lorelai, a blog a contribute to twice per […]

Wooden Garden Gate Sign - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created this wooden sign using scrap wood, my Silhouette machine and some paint! It adds a bit of "me" to my outdoor space.

Creating Pretty Outdoor Spaces - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love to see flowers and pretty outdoor spaces when I look around my house. This is how I create them!

Creating Pretty Outdoor Spaces

Hi!  If you know me at all I am not an “outdoorsy” person but I do like creating pretty outdoor spaces to enjoy while being outdoors or to see when I arrive home after work.  It just makes me smile!     Creating Pretty Outdoor Spaces When we moved into our house 20 years ago […]


Coordinates Sign – Mark Your Spot!

Hi!  I just wanted to create a short post to show you this fun coordinates sign I made for a friend.  I love the idea and I think I will need to make one for myself.     Coordinates Sign I just think this is the coolest idea ever.  One of my friend’s neighbors is […]

Coordinates Sign - www.michellejdesigns.com - Mark your spot in the world. My friend had me make a sign marking their neighbors house as a going away gift when they moved!

DIY Shutter Sconces - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created my own sconces from plumbing and electrical parts. They are perfect in the shutters...on the wall!

How To Create Shutter Sconces

Hi!  Okay so these sconces are not technically on the headboard but they could be if you wanted them that way.  Today I am showing you how to create sconces for a headboard! I was given the paint used on the sconces as part of the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest from Country Chic Paint but […]