Carablog

News, inspiration, tutorials, tips & tricks, creativity, business and more.

Endless Possibilities: Craft Kits!

We love craft kits!! They're such an easy way to explore silicone crafting - everything is all there for you! Beads (in SO many sizes!), clips, clasps, string, accent beads - the possibilities are endless!

We sat down with our NEW Limited Edition Valentine's Craft Kits and made at least 7 easy crafts (with leftover beads to spare!) Today's blog post breaks down 2 tutorials: a Lanyard Clip Wristlet and an easy Beaded Bracelet (with an assembly tip you won't want to miss out on!!). 

Read More

Christmas Crafting in Color
NEW to the blog! Christmas Crafting in Color!! We looove decorating for Christmas but sometimes the same old color schemes get a bit boring. We wanted to come up with some fun colorful inspiration for your own Christmas Decor!
Read More

Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you're starting to think Christmas gifts, we've got your inspo all wrapped up with a bow!

Today's blog post is all about handmade gift ideas! We've gathered our top 6 handmade gifts, and YES they're for more than just babies and toddlers. There's something for everyone here! Grab that coffee and note pad and start planning out your Christmas gifts!

Read More

3 Ways to Use Dried Oranges in Your Fall Crafting

We're slicing off some zesty seasonal crafts!

There's something about the savory smell of oranges and cinnamon in the air! It brings back fond, nostalgic memories of gathering around a bustling table with family. That's why we decided that dehydrated orange slices are no longer just for your Christmas decor, but fall as well! Recreate the essence of these sweet and spicy flavors yourself with these 3 DIY tutorials on our Blog today!

Read More

Dyeing Wood Beads: What Worked, What Didn’t, and What We Learned

Wood is good, but color is.......well, COLOR!!! Don't get us wrong - the chic elegance of natural wood is a forever-favourite of ours, but when we began experimenting with dyeing techniques for our wood beads, we. were. hooked! It was so much fun we had to write a post about it!
Read on to learn how to dye your beads using a variety of methods!
Tell us! Have you ever tried dyeing beads?? Any suggestions or tips you learned?

Read More

Packaging Hacks 2.0

You only get one chance to make a first impression, which is why it's super important that your packaging game be on point. Today's blog is filled with a few more tips, tricks and fresh ideas to help you showcase your products as the beautiful, high-quality pieces they are!
Did you love the first Packaging Hacks blogpost? Did you ever use any of the ideas in your own packaging?? Send us a pic! We'd LOVE to see!

Read More

Back to School in Style!

BACK TO SCHOOL - in Style!!

In today's blog post, we're dishing up some seriously cute back to school gear! Personalize your kids zipper pulls, backpacks and pencil cases with washable and non fading silicone beads! Looking for something a little extra? Learn how to add a little bling to your kids' shoes!

Read More

DIY Sensory Bins for Play Based Learning
Sensory bins are a fantastic way to develop fine motor skills and stimulate imaginative play in your little one! So today's blog post includes a plethora of ideas to create your own at home using items you may already have and others that can easily be found at your local dollar or craft store!
Read More

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts

As we start thinking about the end of the school year, we wanted to give you an early heads up to start planning your thank-you gifts! 

We’ve got three adorable ideas to get you started!

Read More

Inspiration for Your Virtual or Small Baby Shower

One of the most beautiful things we’ve been taught this past in particular, is how important community is to us all! 

In today's blog, we're showing you guys some awesome ideas for how to shower an expectant mom with love, whether in a small intimate setting or virtually! 

Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, babies - they’re part of the fabric of our lives, and some of them happen regardless of what may or may not be going on. So settle in and get inspired

Read More

Shop Talk: Grace + Parker
We L O V E spotlighting small shops and today we have a treat for you! We asked the lovely Krystin from Grace & Parker to chat about her experience of building a business and a brand! So find a comfy chair, sit down and soak up all her wisdom on navigating the challenges of this past year, and on how to set BIG goals for your business!
Read More

6 Easy DIY Valentine's Craft Ideas

If Valentine’s isn’t the most acceptable time to send cheesy card lines we don’t know when is ;)

So plug in that glue gun, get some scissors and tape and let's get ready to send some smiles to your loved ones ;) 

Read More

NEW Valentine's Craft Kits!
All the LOVE is here!  Valentine’s is just around the corner and we can’t wait to celebrate and make it a special time for our kids! We’ve found that taking the time to focus on a fun craft, holiday, or project with our kids has been such a rewarding experience.
Read More

7 Cheap Storage Hacks from the Dollar Store
FEAR NOT.  Beautiful and functional storage doesn’t have to cost you a mint. Your handcrafting business is growing, and you LOVE having all those supplies at your fingertips, but how to organize them?!  We’ve been there, done that, and have figured out some budget-friendly storage hacks. The best part?  It’s all. at. THE DOLLAR STORE.
Read More

Cara's Favorite Christmas Books

Lights twinkle and eyes sparkleIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Step inside our home and come enjoy a few of our family favorites with us!  

Read More

Tutorial: Christmas Tassel Garland

We have a weakness for handmade Christmas decor items (of course!) and the wood bead garland trend is giving us LIFEYour supplies for this DIY Tassel Garland are minimal and it's such a fun little craft to do. 

We suggest brewing a hot cup of coffee, turning on some Christmas tunes, and playing around with your crafting supplies ;)

Read More

Tutorial: Peg People Dollhouse

Every mom’s dream toy for her children?
One that’s slightly less abrasive on the eyes and doesn’t make any noise :)

Follow along as we use our adorable Peg People and some unexpected Dollarama store finds to DIY a dollhouse - Fixer Upper style!

Read More

Christmas Craft Kits & Ornament Tutorial!

We have been SO busy the last couple months getting our first ever Christmas Craft Kits ready for you, and we’re so happy to have them launch today!! Our Christmas Craft Kits are just as much fun as our standard craft kits, but with the most adorable festive color schemes - These kits are BURSTING with Christmas cheer!

Read More

Your Handmade Shop: How to Finish 2020 Strong & Plan for 2021

As the calendar slowly scratches the dates left in 2020, one thing can be sure - 2020 was the year everything changed. From big to small shops, the fabric of business has and continues to massively change. As the year begins to close, there is never a better time to look at your strategy for your handmade business.

Read More

Tutorial: DIY Cookie Scribe
We launched our adorable Cookie Scribe’s yesterday and we are S O pumped about them! Bakers and Dessert Makers are such a creative bunch - it makes total sense that they would want to make their own unique cookie scribes! Read more for tutorials AND recipes :)!
Read More

Tutorial: Silicone Beaded Wristlet
Sometimes you see an idea in the crafting world and it just hits you - of course! That’s exactly what we felt when we started seeing silicone beaded wristlets! OF COURSE you want your keys on a cute silicone ring! They’re much harder to lose, easier to throw on your wrist as you wrestle a toddler out the door!
Read More