DIY: gumball machine | offthebeatenpress.com
12Aug

A few years ago I saw some girl on pinterest redo a gumball machine and I fell in love immediately. I always had the project on my radar but never got around to doing it. Then, when I was visiting my cousin a few weeks ago, her daughter happened to be getting rid of their

wifipassword | offthebeatenpress.com
20May

I had a few friends stay with me over the weekend. It was lovely to have company. When I first moved into my house, I typed up the wifi password on my typewriter and left it on display for people to use when they came over. I host small group at my house once a

DIY Himmeli Geometric Wreath | offthebeatenpress.com
14May

Back in January, I made two himmeli wreaths that turned out amazing. I wanted to make a third to hand in my house with the other and I also finally finished the first one I had started making in the fall when Hobby Lobby restocked their aluminum tubing. I took pictures to show you all how

DIY: altered books | offthebeatenpress.com
13Feb

My living room in my house has plenty of old books in it. When I visited my Aunt last fall in Portland, I saw she had folded all these little paper backs in unique ways. She had some extras so we spent the afternoon crafting it up. I brought them back with me and attached

DIY Himmeli Geometric Wreath | offthebeatenpress.com
02Jan

I have been wanting to make one of these for a while! I saw a blog post about it a few months back & pinned it, of course. The week before Christmas, I went out and bought some aluminum tubes from the model section in Hobby Lobby and started one. Unfortunately, I ran out of tubing

shelf | offthebeatenpress.com
13Sep

When I moved into the house I am currently living in, my room was lacking one thing: a closet. So I took off to build a moveable storage system for myself. I ordered a lot of 3/4 inch galvanized steel piping and cabinet grade birch wood and began working. The result is wonderful! I need

Wine Cork Monogram | offthebeatenpress.com
12Jul

It was only fitting that after I completed my Wine Type Letterpress Print that I finish up making my initial out of wine corks. I have been saving corks for a long time – since my twenty first birthday in fact – to use to make a cork board. I had gathered what I thought

25Jun

So I went on a family vacation back in 2007 where I saw these awesome handmade purses from recycled skateboards made by Beck(y). The clutches were my favorite, but as a freshman in college I couldn’t afford to spring for a purse at the time. On return from the beach I found a ten buck

20Mar

A few weeks ago was my friend jon’s birthday. His wife amanda is my close friend and surprised him every day of his birthday month with a present.  I was fortunate enough to help out with one of those gifts (and make a matching copy for myself in the process). Jon saw this flask online which

01Mar

For those of you who haven’t met my fish yet…This is Soco! He used to have a friend, lime-may he rest in peace. Soco has gained quite a bit of weight since I got him about a year ago.  I made this tank from an old Power Mac G4 Cube Computer. To match I used