Krazy Glue Design Book

At the beginning of last year (total aside:  doesn’t it seem weird to be referring to 2015 as last year when we were just such close friends) .


Focus, KariAnne.

Sorry about that.

I was chasing rabbits.

Let me begin again without the random interjection (and please know I just started singing School House Rock).

At the beginning of last year, Krazy Glue approached me to create a dozen or so projects for them for their yearly design book.  And so I glued and cut and created and styled and photographed project after project and sent them off for publication and then partied through the rest of that wonderful year known as 2015.

And then this showed up on my doorstep.

I thought it might be fun to share some of the projects that I created and photographed for the design book.

Here are seven of my favorites.

Driftwood Mirror Project

Here’s a drift wood mirror I created.

This photograph does not even do it justice.

The patina of the wood against the mirror is so pretty.

DIY found here.

Wood Slice Clock Project

Love this wood slice clock project.

And yes.

It works.

DIY found here.

Cork USA Project

An entire America cut out of cork with tiny push pins and yarn and string marking states I’ve visited.

Yes, please.

DIY found here.

Family Tree Project

Simple family tree project.

I cut all this out with scissors.  Great idea for a special birthday or anniversary.

DIY found here.

Steampunk Monogram Project

Don’t you love going all steampunk on your monogram?

Oh good.  Me, too.

DIY found here.

Copper Hardware Bookends Project

Add a little industrial farmhouse to your organization this year.

Or maybe just your bookends.

DIY found here.

Hardware Chess Set Project

And my favorite project of all.

A chess set out of hardware.


Knights and bishops and rooks and pawns out of nuts and bolts.

You can see even more projects on the Krazy Glue project page.

Happy 2016.

PS  Which one is your favorite?

This gluing mind wants to know. 🙂

simply eclectic fabric

PS  Tonight’s the night. 🙂

I have dozens of cookies that look like the fabric and tons of fabric I’m giving away.

If you are in the DFW area, I’d love to meet you!


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  1. Image for Connie Connie

    I love the map!!! Headed out the door to get my supplies so that they will be on-hand for the next snow day. :-) Thanks, KariAnne!

  2. Image for Lanita Anderson Lanita Anderson

    I think my favorite would have to be the Family Tree - so simple and pretty, not like the typical family tree designs that look so "busy". Thanks for sharing.... Happy New Year!

  3. Image for Catherine McD Catherine McD

    I have to say my favorite of the ones you showed is the hardware chess set!!! And the pipe bookends are a close second!! Probably because I love piping and have always loved the hardware section of Sears and Home Depot - all those little jewels with such loads of possible uses other than their intention! Your ideas are fantastic! Good luck tonight, have a blast, can't wait to hear how it goes!!!

  4. Image for Gina Gina

    First've got me singing School House Rock too! I know them all. My kids are 27 & 24 so I've been singing them for years! These crafts are great. I love the clock the best.

  5. Image for Gayle Gayle

    Love them all but tops on my to-do list are the family tree and mirror! Can't wait to start them! Praying you have a safe and happy trip to Texas and back to Kentucky. I think two of the sweetest words in life are "going home" no matter how great a destination has been...!

  6. Image for Catherine McD Catherine McD

    I know I just commented above, but I just visited the KrazyGlue site, and I spotted your additional projects instantly. Your style precedes you!!! Love love the wood shim American flag and metallic clothespin wreath! Congrats on being asked to design for this publication!!

  7. Image for Sue Sondker Sue Sondker

    The clock is my favorite. I have a friend from Switzerland who makes hot plates from her wood pieces. Thank you for sharing your gift of creativity. God blesses both of us with it.

  8. Image for Yvonne Shafer Yvonne Shafer

    Simply radiant! Love all the projects and especially the chess set! But where is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? I live in southeast Michigan but love the UP. Keep creating!

    1. Image for Kris Kris

      That was the first thing I noticed, too! Da Yoopers will be unhappy to be left out. (That's the nickname for people living in the UP--get it? UP ... Yooper ... ). I love the Family Tree. Brilliantly simple and simply brilliant.

  9. Image for LBPV LBPV

    How can we get the Krazy Quick Book? Each project is just a good as the next. Love them all. Good work KariAnne!!

  10. Image for Judy Judy

    Love the cork map! Then the family tree, then.....Great or should I say splendid job. Want to do the map for my great grandchildren to learn about their travels and this wonderful United States we live in.

  11. Image for Teresa Peters Teresa Peters


  12. Image for Mary Ann Mary Ann

    Not gonna lie...I am so copying the idea with your monogram tied to the chair. You are a ROCK STAR. Wish you lived closer so we could hang out drinking sweet tea with our red lipstick. I so enjoy your blogs every day. What a treat to read them! You are my virtual BFF! (I will stop typing now before I scare you) :)

  13. Image for Beth Beth

    Brillaint! I love the cork map. You need to come to Raleigh, NC to add to your visited cities/states and maybe have a chance to visit with some iced tea, too! Love all your creations so much!

  14. Image for Marie, The Interior Frugalista Marie, The Interior Frugalista

    First, congratulations KariAnne on the Krazy Glue feature and second, have a great time tonight (I would love to see those cookies). All of these projects are fabulously creative but if I have to pick a favorite, it's that chess set!

  15. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    I noticed you have not been to Indiana, so you and your family are invited to my humble abode!!! We are just across the river from Louisville but it counts!!! I would love it and we have a farm so we are always home!!! Really!!!

  16. Image for Sue B. Sue B.

    KariAnne your driftwood mirror is my favorite and I did something similar to that using old lath board out of my son and daughter-in-law's house.

  17. Image for Sue Sue

    Hey Karianne, It's a toss up between the clock and the family tree. In all truthfulness , I wouldn't turn any down. You amaze me. Love,Sue

  18. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    Oh, all of them are fabulous but the chest set! That is my favorite. Oh I wish I were close enough to pop over to McKinney this evening; would love to meet you. Alas, too much happening for me to drive up. Boo. Come to Austin. :-)

  19. Image for Sharon N Sharon N

    Oh my you just gave me the perfect idea for my sons birthday. News Years goal to make all my kids a hand made gift this year. My son loves chess! Where can I get the DIY instructions for the chess set?

  20. Image for Cris Cris

    Hi Kari Anne, I love the chess set and would like to make one for each of my kids. Do you have the instructions somewhere?

  21. Image for Stacy Simpson Stacy Simpson

    My favorite is the driftwood mirror! I've been collecting driftwood when I go to the beach. I might need to try this! Can't wait to hear about your weekend! Wish Dallas wasn't so far!

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