12 Blogs of Christmas: A Beautiful Mess
One thing I definitely need to have on my blogroll are craft blogs. You never know when the perfect craft idea will come along and suddenly – presto magic – you have a complete program idea ready to go. So we are wrapping up the 12 Blogs of Christmas with one of my favorite craft blogs.
Blog #12: A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess is a crafting/DIY blog done by Elsie & Emma. That’s really about all I know about them. This blog has a such a clean layout with a great graphic presentation. Also, lots of great ideas. Their Instagram Canvas Wall Art post started a revolution in both my home decorating and programming. I am quite literally obsessed with this project and if you are in any way related to me, then you got some type of Instagram Canvas Art from me in 2013. And if you are one of my teens, you probably attended my program on 10 Things You Can Do with a Blank Canvas (part 1 and part 2).
A Beautiful Mess has sections on crafts, photography, recipes, decor, fashion and beauty. The crafts and decor sections are most usual in program planning inspiration, but I like learning about the photography.
Some of my favorite posts include:
They have a whole collection of posts on book making
This post on displaying photos in your home (some of which would work at the library or as a program)
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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