About Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.

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July 21, 2014
These barefoot "sandals" made with stretch cord and beads are such a fun kids' craft project!

How to Make Barefoot Sandals (Kids’ Craft Idea)

Looking for an entertaining, easy kids’ craft project to make this summer? Barefoot sandals are not only great fun to make, they are also a blast to wear! Made with beads and stretch cords, these “sandals” slip onto the foot to give the look of wearing shoes when you are actually barefoot. This project is suitable for kids of […]

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July 17, 2014
DIY Ladder Photo Display. Such a great way to showcase lots of photos! #3MDIY

DIY Ladder Photo Display #3MDIY

Today’s post is brought to you by 3M. Looking for a fun, unique way to showcase your favorite photos? This DIY ladder photo display is just the ticket! Outfitted with six ladder “rungs,” each containing two bulldog clips, this DIY photo display makes displaying and swapping out photos as easy as can be. Think of the possibilities: […]

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July 15, 2014
This burlap and cork monogram would make such a fun gift. I love the cork ribbon! #MichaelsMakers

Burlap and Cork Monogram Craft #MichaelsMakers

Today’s post is brought to you by Michaels. Looking for a fun way to display your monogram, or on the lookout for a quick and easy handmade gift for teachers, friends, newlyweds and more? This burlap and cork monogram craft project takes just minutes to make, and it combines rustic and natural elements in a super […]

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July 10, 2014
Skirting the Issue Sewing Bee

An Invitation to Sew with Me + 5 Quick & Easy Skirt Tutorials #SkirtingtheIssue

There is something so gratifying about taking a minimal amount of fabric and stitching up quickly and easily something fun to wear. When it comes to such projects, some of my all-time favorite things to sew are skirts. Ready or not, now is the perfect time to stitch up one (or a few!) skirts for […]

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July 9, 2014
Make ornaments from shells gathered at the beach for a lovely memento. So fun! #modpodge #plaidcrafts

Decoden Sea Shell Ornaments

This post is sponsored by Plaid in conjunction with the Blueprint Social. If your summer travels take you to the beach, commemorate your trip by creating pretty sea shell ornaments. Made with Mod Podge Collage Clay from Plaid, this is an easy craft project that doubles as a lovely memento. Let me fill you in on […]

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July 8, 2014
Foolproof tips for how to sew bias tape like a pro, even if you are a beginner!

The Best Way to Sew Bias Tape

Without a doubt, one of my favorite trims to work with when sewing is bias tape. I love that it can add such a professional flair to a project with a minimal investment of time and effort! Today, I am going to share some of my favorite bias tape tips and tricks, including my fool-proof […]

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July 7, 2014
Free tutorial for how to draft patterns for and sew pillowcase dresses and tops. So easy to make and fun to wear!

How to Sew Pillowcase Dresses and Tops

For me, there are few things more gratifying than sitting down to stitch up a new outfit for my children, and when it comes to my girls, one of my favorite things to sew are pillowcase dresses and tops. These dresses and tops can be made easily from start to finish in the span of an afternoon, and […]

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July 4, 2014
Tips for capturing GREAT summer family photos. #HPFamilyTime

Summer Photo Tips #HPFamilyTime

Today’s post is brought to you by HP. For me, summer always seems to pass by all too quickly. Fun days at the beach and pool and vacations to our favorite spots will all too soon give way to back-to-school time, homework, and ball practices. This year, though, I’m determined to soak up as much of the […]

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July 2, 2014
Cut It Out Frames Giveaway at Positively Splendid

How to Take Great Portraits of Your Kids + $50 Cut It Out Frames Giveaway!

Today’s post is sponsored by Cut It Out Frames. There has been a little spot above our stairs that I have always wanted to use to display the most recent portraits of my kiddos, and once the hustle and bustle of the school year was done, I determined myself to create a new gallery wall […]

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June 30, 2014
Patriotic glow-in-the-dark star necklace craft. Perfect for July 4th! #thebigbling

Glow-in-the-Dark Patriotic Star Necklaces #TheBigBling

This post is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. With Independence Day later this week, craft up some festive patriotic star necklaces with your kids to wear on the big day! These necklaces come together in no time at all, and they are made extra-special with a secret supply that will help them glow […]

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