The Inspired Hive


DIY Rustic Laundry Room Canvas

June 24, 2016

Okay, okay… I know I’ve been dragging you along waiting for the laundry room reveal… I PROMISE this is the last project before you get to see the whole thing! Pinky promise! I’ve spent the last few weeks collecting pretty rustic and farmhouse decor to put on the laundry room shelves, but I started to feel like the walls needed a little something extra. Other than the rustic ironing board hanger I made, there is nothing on the walls. So, I decided to try making one of those cute farmhouse wood trimmed canvases I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest lately.

DIY Wood Trimmed Canvas Art- How to make a faux vintage sign for rustic laundry room decor

Laundry basket baby shower gift

June 15, 2016

Ever since I made this laundry themed baby shower gift for a friend last summer, it’s become my staple shower gift! Laundry supplies are a must have for all expecting parents, and a basket of goodies is so easy to customize to their personal taste and style. I’ve gifted several of these baskets now, but I wanted to share it again because this one that I made for one of my best friends recently is one of my favorites I’ve ever made!!! I love how all of the colors came together! The Aztec patterns and bright colors are so girly and fun! :)

Laundry gift basket. Great idea for a baby shower gift!

Stenciled Closet Wall- Monthly DIY Challenge

June 8, 2016

I seriously can’t believe it’s June already! Time is flying so fast these days! But, another month means another Monthly DIY Challenge! Yay!!! If you’re new around here, the second Wednesday of every month, some of my favorite bloggers and I do a little challenge where we pick one common item or theme, and we each create a unique project. It’s so much fun!!! This month, we all used large scale stencils to beautify a space or project. I’m a total newbie to stenciling, so I learned a lot with this challenge and was fairly impressed with how it all turned out despite the troubles I ran into!

This month’s challenge is sponsored by Royal Design Studio Stencils. They carry all types of gorgeous stencils! There are seriously stencils to meet anyone’s style preferences! I chose this beautiful Mamounia Moroccan Trellis wall stencil.

12 Unique ways to use stencils in your home. #monthlydiychallenge

Tips and tricks for air dry clay

June 3, 2016

If you follow our Monthly DIY Challenge, you probably saw my cute air dry clay fish from the May challenge. Air dry clay proved to be a little challenging to work with (making the monthly challenge a true challenge!). I decided to compile some tips for working with air dry clay based on what I learned from the May challenge as well as what a few of my friends learned. 

8 things I learned about working with air dry clay! Great tips and tricks for DIY clay projects!

DIY Teething Necklaces

May 26, 2016

There comes a time when your baby decides they need to put everything in sight in their mouths, and it becomes nearly impossible for Mommy to wear jewelry anymore. So you can either give up on looking stylish altogether, or you can wear baby friendly jewelry! I've seen silicone teething necklaces at most of the big baby stores, but they are kind of expensive, and I haven't really seen any colors that fit my style. So, I decided to try making my own, and it was SO easy!!!

How to make your own DIY silicone teething necklaces.

My favorite Pandora stations for babies

May 13, 2016

If you follow along here often, you probably know that I am a nurse at children's hospital. I work in an ICU, so children are often there for a long stay. It's tough for any kid to be stuck in the hospital, so one of the things we try to do is play fun music for the kids! Most of us nurses have a separate Pandora account just for when we are at work that we have filled with kid friendly stations. Now that I'm a mom, I'm also making use of these fun Pandora stations at home! It gives Cade and I something entertaining to do, not to mention studies have shown the benefits of music for kids time and time again! Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite Pandora stations for babies!!!
Great list of six best Pandora stations for babies