I’m launching a series of weekly wrap-up posts today, sharing what I’ve been up to elsewhere, my favorite blog finds, and reviewing what’s been posted on this blog in case somebody missed it.
Picks of the Week
make awesome art out of a roll of carnival tickets –Aunt Peaches
plant succulents in a cupcake stand -Succulents & Sunshine
pinata-inspired maracas & sombreros -sheknows
binder clip bag by Peter Bristol via MAKE
DIY essential oil blends -five & one
pansy cupcakes-cake whiz
furniture that looks like a canvas via freshome
punched tissue paper fans -Oh Happy Day
Can I ask you guys a favor?
In the past, friends and readers of this blog have apparently voted for me in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago awards. If you’re so inclined, you can access the voting ballot here to vote for Hands Occupied for Best Indie Crafter. If you vote for me, I you a big “aww, shucks.”
And in case you missed it…
There’s an iPad Mini giveaway over at Mod Podge Rocks! brought you you by me and the blog’s other contributors.
On Monday I posted how to make a faux neon sign with highlighter ink & aquarium tubing.
On Wednesday, I posted the first ever Hands Occupied reader survey to learn how you guys feel about how this blog is doing. You can fill it out through May 15 :).
h/t Making It Lovely’s Honor Roll, Studio DIY’s Happy Weekend!, Oh Happy Day’s Favorite Party Ideas this Week, Brown Eyed Baker’s The Weekend Dish, and many more I’m sure I’m forgetting for inspiring this series.