DIY Sharpie Deer head silhouette canvas

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own.  I only indorse products I use and shops I really do love. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie I am not the best at buying new holiday decor! I always tell myself “what’s the [Read More]

simple diy pleated shoulder shirt

  Hey y’all!  I’m so sad that this will be my last post here for a while!  I’m gonna miss y’all! I hope you’ll stop by at Alida Makes from time to time to say hi!   Today I’m going to show you a really pretty shoulder detail that is super easy to do.   [Read More]

Five Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint in Your Home

Five Creative Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint in Your Home Chalkboards sound so… yesterday; however, these classroom staples have been reborn with the advent of paint that replicates the smooth, slate-like appearance of this old favorite. So what does this mean for you? If you have children (and particularly if you homeschool them), the options [Read More]

DIY lace princess crown

  Hey y’all!  A while back on Alida Makes I showed you this pretty rainbow dress.  (Find more info and pictures of it on my blog HERE.)  To go with it, I made a quick and easy lace crown.    There are several DIY lace crowns on Pinterest, but mine is a little different.  Mine [Read More]

DIY Tank Dress tutorial

Hi Lovestitched readers! I’m Caroline and I blog at I’m so excited to be in Brittany’s space today sharing with you one of my most favorite DIYs to date. /// Today we’re going to learn to sew a tank dress that can be the perfect layering piece as we enter into Fall (can you [Read More]


Hey y’all!  Today’s Pinspiration post is all about a book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  I’ve seen quotes, tattoos, photo shoots, fabrics, and all kinds of other cool things popping up on Pinterest lately, all dedicated to this beautiful book.     So today I’m going to show you how to make [Read More]

Diy Neon Pink Sperry shoes

My daughter had these sad, beat up (knock-off) Sperrys.  They had been left out in the rain, shoved under the bed, and generally abused.  (I’ll take that as a subtle hint that she didn’t like them.)  Before donating them I decided maybe I could breathe new life into them.  If it didn’t work out, I [Read More]

fabric party hat diy tutorial

Hey y’all Alida again from Alida Makes!!! For my daughters birthday birthday Charlotte had a diva’s list of requests. On top of that list was a cheetah birthday hat…that was furry. I searched for a fabric party hat tute and didn’t find one so I had to wing it. I love the way these came [Read More]

free party invite

Once Summer hits, the parties start…or so it seems.  Between birthdays and pool parties, it seems like we have one twice a month or even more. I created this little free party invite to use for a birthday party, swimming party, BBQ, or even a baby shower.  Just fill in the information you need for [Read More]