New Lindsey Crafter Beading Kits-- FREE SHIPPING ALL WEEKEND!

Don't have time to DIY? Buy one of my new hand-painted bead necklace kits!

Whip up a pair of long necklaces (one to keep and one to give) with an assortment of patterned baubles. Each kit comes complete with instructions and leather cording for two necklaces. 

Due to the hand-painted and hand-assembled nature of this kit your assortment may vary. Vintage beads from up-cycled costume jewelry is in the mix too!

Enjoy free shipping on my entire shop this weekend with code : kitkithooray


Want to stock these kits in your shop? Email me about wholesale pricing and bulk orders at lindsey.crafter@gmail.com 


Paint Wood Beads the Easy Way!

This long weekend is the perfect chance to catch up on some crafting-- I on the other hand am on pins and needles as I near the end of the Mrs. Meyer's Hunt for the Next Home Maker-- vote for me, Lindsey M., through monday HERE please and thank you!

Painted Wood Beads

I found this great five dollar bag of multi-colored wood beads at Michaels and used a couple of coupons to get it for a steal! I've painted beads a few different ways in the past--but the holes of these beads are large (great for crafting with kids) so they slide around on wood skewers.  Painting a single bead at a time on the end of a paintbrush isn't always practical so I found the perfect AHA tool to paint several beads at the same time without them slipping around: pipe cleaners!


Wood beads
Pipe cleaners
Several colors of acrylic paint 
Skinny paintbrushes
Large paintbrush
Clear varnish 
Necklace chain or colored elastic
Large mixing bowl 


1. Thread 3-5 wood beads onto a pipe cleaner 

2. Pick up a small amount of acrylic paint on a skinny paintbrush and create geometric patterns with stripes or dots

3. Once your beads are painted bend the ends of the pipe cleaner over the edges of a large mixing bowl to dry. 

Painted Wood Beads

4. After your beads have dried apply a thin layer of clear varnish with a large paintbrush to keep the paint from scratching off.

5. String your finished beads along with other bits and baubles ( I like using brass hex nuts from the hardware store) onto a ball-link chain.

Painted Wood Beads

6. Cut short lengths of colored elastic and string a few of your patterned beads to create cute hair elastics or bracelets. Melt the ends of the elastic with a lighter before matching up the ends and tying in a knot 1/2" from the ends.

Painted Wood Beads

Happy crafting! 


Five Minute DIY: Decoupage Tray

  1. Happy Monday! 
  2. Did you vote for me today in the the Mrs. Meyer's Hunt for the Next Home Maker?
  3. I've partnered with Teluna and their gorgeous colorful prints to bring you a cheap and cheerful DIY! If you're like me and can't stand to throw out small cuts of wallpaper or wrapping paper this is the PERFECT project for you.  
Printed Tray

Here's what you'll need to create a cute patterned tray out of salvaged materials! 

A wooden tray-- purchased, thrifted or re-purposed!
Decoupage in your choice of high-gloss or satin finish
Straight edge 
Credit card or squeegee 
Patterned wallpaper or wrapping paper -- I'm using Pampered Palms removable wallpaper by Teluna

1. Measure the interior dimensions of your tray and trace the shape with a square edge ( I used a ruler and the square corner of my tray)

2. Cut out the lining piece with scissors and check the fit in the interior of the tray. Trim edges as needed. 

3. Apply a thin coat of decoupage glue to the surface of the tray-- be sure to apply in all the corners!

4. Line up the first edge of the paper lining and press onto the surface of the tray. Use your squeegee to remove air bubbles by pressing from the center out --working back and forth like a typewriter. 

5. Allow your tray to dry before applying several coats of decoupage to the surface of the paper to protect it from scratches and dust.  Apply a water-proof sealer if you intend to use your tray for drinks or anything that might accumulate moisture! 

Printed Tray

Isn't this a punchy print? Check out their range of removable wallpaper and other patterned goods-- a percentage of their proceeds are donated to causes around the globe!

xo Lindsey Crafter


This year so far


This year has been a whirlwind... 

1. My goal to make Lindsey Crafter more sustainable and authentic is going and feeling GREAT.  I'm spending way less money and making things people can easily reproduce with items they already have or are easy to obtain without buying costly tools. 

2. Making Youtube tutorials has been an exhausting process but I'm learning a lot and enjoying sharing on that platform. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything!

3. I'm a finalist in the Mrs. Meyers Hunt for the Next Homemaker -- meaning all of my wildest dreams for my brand could be realized within the year with the help of their resources. Be sure you're voting every day until the 15th! 

4. I was listed as one of the top ten DIY Instagrammers to follow by Domino Magazine! Woop Woop! It's super flattering to be included with a group of esteemed crafters and DIY-ers, and on my favorite website no less! 

5. I've been bit by the painting bug again -- shop original works along with my jewelry on my Etsy

6. Work is great and I'm inspired/overwhelmed by ideas.  Excited for a fruitful year--Stay tuned for exciting projects and developments!


Watercolor Wallpaper for your iPhone

It's a super gloomy and rainy day-- perfect for cuddling up on the couch with the pup and playing with watercolors! Here are four lovely screens to download and add color to your phone this spring season…
Free iPhone Wallpaper

Free iPhone Wallpaper

Right click the images to save, and upload as your lock screen and wallpaper! For personal use only please! 

xoxo Lindsey Crafter


Amazon Prime for your Valentine

Cutting it close on your Galentines day presents? Here are a few goodies for your valentine that can ship to you in two days with an Amazon Prime subscription! Leave it out for you honey for a *hint hint* on the perfect present!

Striped Taper Candles 

This structured Orla Kiely handbag is a chic staple to gift yourself this Valentine's day! 

Your friends will love getting styling tips from pro designer Emily Henderson! 

Unwind from a stressful day in the office with a whimsical coloring book by Orla Kiely!

Gift this crisp and clean linen robe to class-up Netflix binges!

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