Weekend Project: DIY Terrarium

DIY Terrarium with faux succulents

Terrariums are still really trending. But what if you love the look, but have a "black thumb"? You make a faux terrarium of course! I put mine together in all of five minutes and I never have to water it! Supplies for a DIY Terrarium Glass container Rocks-I found a bag of small rocks atContinue Reading

After the Show: Recovering from Big, Life Events

Laura Bray at Smoothfoam Booth CHAW15

   Have you ever felt a huge let-down after a big event? I just returned from the annual Craft & Hobby trade show and am feeling exhausted and a little blue. I realized that I feel like this every year. In fact, a few years ago, I went into a relatively deep depression after theContinue Reading

CHA Trade Show Time

It's almost time for the yearly Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show! It's the highlight of my working year. I love to see all my fellow designers, get in touch with my clients, and make new connections. If you are visiting this website because you met me on the show floor, please click here toContinue Reading

My Favorite Projects of 2014

Dyed Tea Box

In my last post, I shared a list of my readers' favorite posts. Or at least what Google Analytics thought were my readers favorite posts. Today, I want to share MY favorite projects of 2014. Dyed Tea Box-I created a Dyed Tea Box for Rit. I love how it looks and I still use itContinue Reading

Most Popular Blog Posts in 2014

Powered Sugar Donuts

It's that time of year again! Everyone is counting down the "Most or Best or Whatever" of 2014. And I'm joining in. Here are my five most visited blog posts in 2014. 5. Baked Donuts-This post has been a favorite for years! And my Pintest Board of donut recipes is always a favorite too.  4.Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

Deer Snowglobe by Laura Bray Designs

Wishing you a very Happy Holiday! From my family to yours.

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast Recipe from Laura Bray Designs

This is the easiest Christmas morning breakfast ever! And so fancy too! Ingredients: Day old french bread Eggnog-homemade or store bought. I used the stuff in the carton it was great! (Mine was rum-free. Not sure how it would taste if it was "Drunk" French Toast. Let me know if you find out!) Instructions: CutContinue Reading

Red & White Candy Felt Ornaments

Felt Red and White Candy Ornaments by Laura Bray Designs

Last month, I made a cute, felt tree skirt for the Kunin blog. You may have noticed on the post the cute, felt, candy ornaments I showed. They are so quick and easy to make and you only need scraps, so I thought, if you need a last minute gift, you might want to whipContinue Reading

Merry Making

Chocolate Pretzels

I am absorbing as much magic as I can this holiday season. Appreciating the little moments. So if I'm not here as often, I hope you will understand. My little girl is transforming into a big girl before my eyes. At only nine, I know she still has a lot of childhood left but theContinue Reading

Personalized Gifts

Laura Kelly Christmas Peeps

Today, while I was wandering the stores, fighting through crowds and browsing through meaningless gifts, I became frustrated with the holiday tradition of gift giving. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE to give gifts, I just don't love to buy gifts for the mere sake of buying them. I don't want to give the peopleContinue Reading