DIY Chain Maille Bracelets

Chain-Maille-Bracelet-Tutorial50I found this pin on Pinterest (of course) ūüôā and I received so many repins and inquiries that I thought I would share on here.¬† This is¬†not my tutorial.¬†

The tutorial is¬†by¬†Irina of Irina’s Cute Box, pictured¬†below and the link to the tutorial is here.

I’m going to attempt this tutorial myself tonight (I already have all of the¬†items needed)¬†and I will post and share as well. It really is a beautiful bracelet.¬† Good luck to everyone who gives it a try and don’t forget to leave a comment or post a pic when you’re finished.

You can head over to¬†Irina’s site for more great tutorials too!

Happy Crafting! Maryann Matas of Maryann’s Creations


How to Make a Hanging Magnetic Makeup Holder


You know I’ve seen these on Pinterest and I pinned, of course, to make one for myself.¬† How cool is it to not have to dig through your makeup bag?¬† If you’re like me I can never find what I’m looking for, or the top/covers break off leaving¬†my makeup pretty vulnerable!

I wanted to share this post by The Flower Hazard ( by Kendra) where she gives a great tutorial on how to make one for yourself.  Check out her site for other great tips too; Kendra shares recipes, tips on parenting, couponing and much more!

Give it a try and send me a picture if you’d like.¬† I’d love to see how you did.¬† I’ll post mine soon.

Have a great day!

Maryann Matas

Projects List for January


How are you doing after this Christmas holiday?  I hope well of course!

I’ve been enjoying my time with my husband and two boys. ¬†My mind has also been flooded with ideas for DIY projects. ¬†I’ve gotten so much inspiration from Pinterest, and I’ve wanted to do these projects for some time but with little ones running around…well…they are a little bigger now and I have decided to give these ideas a go! ¬†Now, where to start, that’s the fun part.

My upcoming tutorials will be:

  • Building a King-sized Headboard (still deciding on fabric or stained wood)
  • Sewing new throw pillows
  • Handmade fabric bins
  • Fabric Binders with name plates
  • All-purpose Canvas/Fabric totes (for around the house, my van, grocery shopping, etc.)

I can’t wait to share this with you. ¬†Getting started today and will be posting soon. Please share your thoughts and comments!

Have a great day!