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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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Fall! It means the end of mosquito season when we can enjoy coffee on the front porch again! It means there are colorful weeks ahead of us as the maple in our backyard fills the sky with golden leaves! It means cozy vibes from that first fire in the fireplace,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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My late summer collection of wall hangings came from a place of wanting to try new designs, explore larger warp sizes, and work within a restricted color palette all at the same time. Writing my book, DIY Woven Art, forced me to design a certain amount of work that was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Weave Your First Woven Wall Hanging An Online Skillshare Class by Rachel Denbow I'm so thrilled to share my first video eCourse through Skillshare! I've partnered with them to create a 45 minute video that thoroughly covers the fundamental techniques you need to know to make your first woven wall... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Yay! I love knowing these kind of ideas are problem solves for other people, too!
SarahJo, No, you're right. We have it facing on the outside of the door for these photos because the inside of our bathroom is tiny and hard to photograph in good light. It doesn't close when it's on this side but we use it on the other side of the door and it doesn't interfere with the door at all so that it does close. Good eye!
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I've just opened up registration for three of my fall weaving classes over in my shop and am so excited to be offering an exclusive Woven Camera Strap class to the mix! The first class will be offered in Tulsa, OK with another class in Oklahoma City that will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Time to play catch up and share all the projects that have been keeping me busy this summer! First up is this organizing solution to a small bathroom problem. Head over to A Beautiful Mess to see how I used this IKEA plant stand to clear up some counter space... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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July's Messy Box is full of those juicy summer colors that are going to look great with your beach photos! Or maybe your public pool photos? Yeah, as long as you've got a few summer photos with a body of water in them, you'll be glad you got your hands on this particular scrapbook kit. Also, public pools... where do you stand on them? Taking your health into your own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at A Beautiful Mess
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Yes! I scored that wool blanket at a thrift store years ago and it was the perfect table covering! I made sure not to let any salsa actually get spilled during the shoot.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on Custom Photo Garland DIY at A Beautiful Mess
It was hard to take down! Such a happy little set up!
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Thanks so much, Michelle!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on Custom Photo Garland DIY at A Beautiful Mess
They were from a store called Party Galaxy in OKC but I've seen similar ones at the Dollar General or a Dollar Store.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on Custom Photo Garland DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Natanya, Congrats, lady! You're our new winner after not being able to contact the first winner! I'll be sending your e-mail over to my contact with Glidden paint so we can get you hooked up with your new paint! Thanks for reading!
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If you've ever admired Juju hats as sculptural works of art, I'm here to point you in the direction of a tutorial that ensures you can make your own for less than half of the price of an authentic one! I wrote about the three types of feathers I used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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I remember the first time I saw a Juju hat in an issue of Domino magazine. It was fuchsia, and I was instantly in love! I didn't know what it was or where one would even obtain one, but it was one of those design elements that I knew I wanted to incorporate into my own space some day. Here I am a handful of years later with a DIY... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at A Beautiful Mess
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This sponsored post was written in collaboration with Walmart Photo but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I remember my Kindergarten graduation (or promotion) ceremony more vividly than anything else from that school year. Well, except for getting my dress tucked into my tights after using the bathroom and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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It seems there are PLENTY of people that have a painting project ahead of them this summer! I'm so happy to share that our lucky winner is...drumroll please... Natanya Bittman said... I would paint a fun plant stand/bookshelf I found on the side of the road. It's such a fun... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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This is sponsored post created in partnership with Glidden Paint. I received compensation for my honest review and all opinions accurately reflect my experience with this product. I'm always thankful for the support of sponsors that fit the Smile and Wave DIY brand. I love encouraging my kids' artistic abilities... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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This woven leather bench will forever remain in my Top Ten Favorite DIY's list. It is one of those that worked out like a dream and could easily work in at least four rooms in our house. If you're not intimidated with purchasing and cutting up leather hide, you should... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Jen, Well, thank you for your encouragement! I try really hard to stay true to my brand even when it's sponsored and say no to so many things that aren't something I'd use or buy myself. I know I have earned everyone's trust in some way and want to continue to keep it even while working with sponsors to help keep things running smoothly over here (and to have more time to spend with my family). You're so sweet for saying that and I appreciate it. Thanks for reading!-Rachel
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This sponsored post was made in partnership with Swiffer and Magic Eraser. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Smile and Wave DIY! Cleaning isn't my favorite part of managing a home but there's no better feeling than a freshly scrubbed floor that shines... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Raise your hand if you love the idea of scrapbooking but don't have bucket loads of time to spend on detailed pages! Or maybe you have a few special photos you want to print out but not enough to fill an entire album? I'm sharing five simple and quick ideas to create quick album fillers using full page photos and some basic supplies that you probably already have on hand.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at A Beautiful Mess
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Learning -How to push pause on the workload and just be with my kids -How to jump back in to the workload even when I'd rather just play all afternoon -How to rest (this will be a life long challenge, I think) Getting Better -At remembering to take pictures of... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Thank you! And hooray for school almost being finished! -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 23, 2016 on Scrapbook Sunday: May Messy Box at A Beautiful Mess
Even just working on a few pages twice a month can make it feel like you're still making some progress on documenting the important stuff! -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 23, 2016 on Scrapbook Sunday: May Messy Box at A Beautiful Mess