Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox

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Alphabet Art: Folded Paper Letters

Looking for creative wall art or sign-making ideas for your next big party? You’ll love this DIY technique for making your own fun folded paper letters! This fantastic folded paper alphabet tutorial from Helena Lyth at Sk├Âna hem is written in Swedish, but the illustrated fold guides for each letter... Read more »

Windows Dressed to Impress: Pleated Pom-Pom Curtains

When it comes to home decor, there are few things I like more than a pretty pop of color on a clean white background. So, of course, these sweet DIY pleated pom-pom curtains immediately caught my eye. Made with inexpensive curtains and a fun pom-pom trim, these stylish curtains are... Read more »

Exterminate the Chill: Knit Doctor Who-Inspired Dalek Mittens

With springtime weather starting to warm things up, it’s possible that mittens are the very last thing on your crafty to-do list right now. That said, I think my fellow Whovian knitters will want to make an exception for these amazing Doctor Who-inspired Dalek mittens. I have to admit that... Read more »

Upcycled Awesomeness: DIY Soda Bottle Jet Pack for Kids

You might want to change your name to Super Mom/Super Dad, because you’re about to become your kid’s hero. Take playtime to the next level (er, altitude?) with an amazing DIY soda bottle jet pack! I would’ve been thrilled to find a jet pack in the costume box when I... Read more »

Garment Basics: Sew an Elastic Waistband That Will Never Twist

Cute elastic-waist skirts are one of my go-to summer wardrobe staples; I love both the comfort and the effortless style, especially in hot weather. You too? With skirt sewing season fast approaching, it’s a great time to learn how to sew an elastic waistband that won’t twist when worn or... Read more »

Recipe: Ridiculously Tall Raspberry-Glazed Bubble Cake

Sometimes, you’re celebrating an occasion so delightful that only the most ridiculous layer cake will do. On those days, you obviously need a raspberry-glazed bubble cake! Turn your gigantic pink cake dreams into a delicious, delicious reality with this raspberry-glazed bubble cake recipe from the magical dessert fairies over at... Read more »

Summer Style: Cut-Off Jean Shorts with a Cute Knotted Fabric Hem

Have worn-out jeans in your closet? Or maybe your kid’s favorite pair of pants are getting a bit short? Whatever the reason, you can give old denim a fun and colorful summertime makeover by transforming those pants into a pair of super-cute cut-off jean shorts with a knotted fabric hem!... Read more »