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Tote Bag Design for Teachers, Or For You!

Tote Bag Design for Teachers, Or For You!

We love to use a tote bag. I always keep one rolled up in my handbag ready to be used if I happen to pop into the grocery store, the bookstore or my local craft shop. Using iron-on vinyl to decorate a plain tote is the perfect way to personalize your own bag or a… Read more.

May Day Cone DIY

Make Your Own May Day Basket + Printable Tags

May Day is just around the corner and although it’s not celebrated widely today, it’s a really lovely part of America‚Äôs European heritage and one that I like to recognize each year. May Day, celebrated on May 1st can be traced back to Rome and their annual Festival of Flora. This celebration of the summer… Read more.

Printable Thank you card

Printable Teacher Appreciation Thank You Cards

It’s not long until Teacher Appreciation Day on May 5th. It’s an opportunity to treat the educators in our lives – or our children’s lives! Here at Lia Griffith HQ it’s an opportunity for us to make, make, make and we always have fun coming up with fresh, new ideas for the Teachers. I have… Read more.

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A Pretty Stenciled Tea and Coffee Tray

The great thing about stenciling is that you don’t have to be an artist to use them and they achieve great results. They are easy to use with the right techniques and are perfect for adding pattern and color to literally any surface. We added this cute lattice design to our teal painted wooden tray… Read more.

Papel Picado DIY

DIY Papel Picado Banner for Cinco de Mayo

One celebration we absolutely love here in Portland is the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo (May 5th). Traditionally a celebration of victory after the Battle Of Puebla in the late 1800’s, today Cinco de Mayo is more about celebrating Mexican culture and traditions. Here in Portland the entire waterfront area is awash with color as… Read more.

Father's Day crafts

DIY Father’s Day Treasure Box

Father’s Day is coming up on June 21st here in the USA and in Europe and we have put together this super sweet DIY Father’s Day project for you and the kids to make at home. Family life is hectic and busy and stopping to savor the love can be hard sometimes. This box of… Read more.

Party recycling station

Recycle Bin Labels for Earth Day and Everyday

Yesterday I unveiled our new water, tea and coffee station at the back of the home office between the kitchen and the back deck. Part of the redesign was to organize our recycling and trash to work harder for us. These stackable containers from Ikea make a great recycle bin and are perfect for small space… Read more.


Home Tour: Office Coffee and Water Station

Welcome to my next home tour! My home has always been my office and as my team has slowly grown we have had fun adjusting existing spaces to fit our needs – tea and coffee being one of those very important daily needs! This space has always run the risk of being a walk through… Read more.

DIY Gift Card Holder and Envelope – Creativebug Video Tutorial

DIY Gift Card Holder and Envelope – Creativebug Video Tutorial

I designed this DIY gift card holder and envelope with my nieces and nephews in mind. I love to treat them on their birthday but started to find it difficult to know what they liked as they approached their teenage years. I took to sending gift cards as a way of treating them without becoming… Read more.

DIY Teacher gifts for kids

Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Round Up!

May 5th is National Teacher Appreciation day which gives us the perfect opportunity to say thanks to those people who teach, support and nurture our children through their education. I may be biased but I don’t think there is any better way to say thanks than to make something at home with the kiddos. Today I have… Read more.


VIDEO: How To Tie The Perfect Bow – Updated!!

I love gift giving and always enjoy the wrapping of the gift as much as the making of it. I like to play with wraps and papers, ribbons and bows but it can be tricky to get it looking ‘just right’. Tying the perfect bow can leave you cross and frustrated – which is no… Read more.

Lemonade stand DIY

Make Your Own Felt Bunting Flags and Lemonade Stand

Summer is on it’s way and so, to coax it along a little we are hosting a children’s party with our own lemonade stand! Yesterday we shared our super cute handcrafted lemonade stand party with you including all the PDF’s for the cute stickers that we shared over at World Label plus details on where to… Read more.

DIY lemonade labels

Host Your Own Lemonade Stand Party

This week we have put together the cutest lemonade stand for a children’s party so your kiddos can enjoy playing shop in their own backyard. Throughout this week we will share details from our party, from how to build your own lemonade stand and felt bunting flags, to the recipe for our delicious naturally sweetened lavender… Read more.


Papercut Spring Garden in a Glass Dome

We had huge success with our papercut winter scene in a glass dome so creating a new one for Spring seemed like a must-do project. Created by our illustrator Krista, this design of berry plants, mushrooms and grasses with a little mouse eating his berry is actually super simple to achieve with just four sheets of… Read more.

DIY Gift Tags and Belly Bands – Creativebug Video Tutorial

DIY Gift Tags and Belly Bands – Creativebug Video Tutorial

   I was lucky enough recently to be asked to film a collection of tutorials for Cricut in collaboration with online craft class website Creativebug. In this video I will talk you through the print and cut feature on the Cricut explore and together we will make a range of beautiful DIY gift tags and… Read more.

Scandinavian patterns

Add a Little Graphic Print to Your Oven Mitts

We created this geometric pattern as part of the Design Space Star competition with the intention that it could be used on lots of different products in our kitchen restyle. We picked up these gorgeous oven mitts at Crate & Barrel, the edge of which is ideal for adding your own little stamp of creativity…. Read more.

Frameable quote art

Inspirational Quote Art for Mother’s Day or Any Day

Hi! We mentioned the other day that we are big fans of surrounding ourselves with things that make us happy. On Wednesday we shared the printable file for our inspirational quote cards for any occasion. And, wanting to take it that little bit further, today we are sharing these gorgeous prints. One featuring that same… Read more.


Spring Paper Flower Garland

This is a sponsored post for  Every season I do what I call a “re-fresh” to my living room, by that I mean that I change my living rooms wardrobe to welcome in the new season. For the winter I used a lot of gold, grey and navy blue (see this post) and for… Read more.

Printable quote

Inspirational Quote Cards For Any Occasion

We love to surround ourselves with objects that make us happy and you can’t beat a good inspirational quote to get you in the right frame of mind. Today we are sharing these gorgeous printable cards featuring our favorite inspirational quote from the eternally beautiful fashion designer Coco Chanel, “Beauty begins the moment you decide… Read more.


Simple Paper Flowers Stamped With Sweet Sentiments

This post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. We love playing with stamps here at Lia Griffith HQ and fell in love with these little sentiment stamps by Simon Says Stamp over the weekend. We wanted to do something a little different with them and we came up with the idea of creating these simple paper… Read more.

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