• Blogging,  Giveaways,  Holidays & Seasons,  Home Decor

    Gift Guide + $5500 in Giveaways! (Coming Nov. 6th)

    If you are anything like us, then you may sometimes have a hard time coming up with holiday gifts for certain people on your list. Well, you are in luck, because we’ve teamed up with 30+ fabulous blog friends to bring you the “Complete 2015 Gift Guide” coming Nov. 6th and featuring 60 categories of the hottest products out there. And to get you started, we are also collectively giving away over $5500 in prizes. Wowzers!!!

    gift guide

    (Affiliate links included below)

    The items above are just a few of the amazing products that will be showcased in the gift guide.

    Top: Scarf | Art Deco Mirror | Coffee Bean Grinder | Apple Stylus | Cable Knit Picture Frame

    Bottom: Nikon Camera | Cable Knit Blanket | Coffee Cup Holder | French Accents Book | Makeup

    Make sure to mark your calendars check back on Nov. 6th to see all of amazing goodies we’ve rounded up and enter to win some awesome prizes!

    Erin Cole is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.


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  • Blogging

    Favorite Craft Tools & Supplies

    Every once in awhile, we like to share our most loved gadgets that we use to help us with our projects. In the past, we’ve showed our painting and photography preferences, so we thought it was time to showcase some of our favorite craft tools & supplies.

    Favorite Craft Tools & Supplies

    This post contains affiliate links.

    No. 1 – Baker’s Twine – Perfect for dressing up a pretty package or stringing up a garland. There are so many colors and possibilities!

    No. 2 – Tube Pipe Insulation – If you are looking for an inexpensive and easy product to work with, this is it. Use the tubing to make an amazing base for many kinds of wreaths and projects.

    No. 3 – Paint Brush Set – Having different sized and angled paint brushes to accommodate a multitude of paint projects is essential and this pack totally hits the mark.

    No. 4 – Round Corner Punch – We love how this little punch can easily add a little oomph to printed cards and papers to give them that professionally finished look.

    No. 5 – Mod Podge – A classic crafting glue that is the bomb dot com. Great for sealing, adhesion, and decoupage.

    No. 6 – Stainless Steel Scissors – Can you really go wrong with fancy scissors that are pretty and functional? (The blades are perfectly sharp and sturdy.)

    No. 7 – Wood Alphabet Stamp Set – These cute little alphabet stamps are wonderful for adding embellishments to cards or messages to gift tags.

    No. 8 – Paper Cutter – Cutting out printables is definitely a lot easier with this tool and having a reliable device to get uber straight lines is awesome.

    So, there you have it. A list of our favorite craft tools & supplies. Do you have any life-changing ones that you can’t live without? Are there certain brands or products that have been especially helpful in your own craft endeavors?

  • Blogging,  Home Decor

    Two Year Blogiversary Celebration – Day 3

    It’s day 3 of our two year blogiversary celebration and so far we have shared two of our most popular post, Boxes into Baskets and Bed Risers. Today’s featured project is one of my favorites, Personalized Utensil Crock.


    This project was super easy and I have treasured having our mom’s chocolate chip cookie recipe right on my counter top. At moments glance, I am filled with amazing memories of my childhood. Is there anything better than that?

    If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter The Home Depot Challenge Giveaway for your chance to win a $100 gift card to The Home Depot. Check back each day this week to celebrate with us and see more awesome Elizabeth Joan Designs’ projects!

  • Blogging,  Home Decor

    Two Year Blogiversary Celebration – Day 2

    2 Yr Blogiversary

    It is day 2 of our two year blogiversary week and we are so happy you are here! It seems like Elizabeth Joan Designs started just a short time ago, but it is also hard to believe that we’ve met so many amazing friends and accomplished over 300 DIY projects and tutorials! Today, I’m going to share one our favorites with you: finial bedrisers!

    Deck Post Bed Risers 1

    We needed more storage space and decided to use deck post finials to give our bed a lift and attempt to toddler proof it a bit.

    Deck Post Bed Risers 9

    The bedrisers have been the perfect storage solution for us and have held up great over the past year. They lift everything up just enough for us to be able to store a couple of our paint dipped box baskets underneath.

    Deck Post Bed Risers 10

    I’m sad to say though that they didn’t make our bed toddler proof in the way we had hoped. Our son has grown some and now has no issue climbing up. However, he has given them rigorous testing with his many trampoline attempts on the top of the bed. To see how we attached these pretty, yet sturdy feet, check out Raise Your Bed If You’re Sure.

    Also, there is still time to enter The Home Depot Challenge Giveaway for your chance to win a $100 gift card to The Home Depot. Check back each day this week to celebrate with us and see more awesome Elizabeth Joan Designs’ projects!