Summer Spotlight {Crafts By Courtney}

July 25, 2014
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Happy Friday, friends!  We’re still off in Wisconsin enjoying some of the peaceful northwoods (well … as peaceful as five kiddos in a cabin can be), but it’s my favorite day of the week!  It’s time again for our Summer Spotlight feature, and I’m particularly excited about this week’s blogger!!  We’re highlighting Courtney from Crafts by Courtney today.  She is one of my absolute favorites, and I’m thrilled to be able to feature some of her work her today!


The Summer Spotlight is a collaborative effort to showcase great ideas from a different talented blogger each Friday throughout the summer months. Follow my co-hosts and I online to see the great ideas we share year-round:

Carrie of Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

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Katie of View from the Fridge

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Susan of Oh My! Creative

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Ariean of One Krieger Chick

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Like I said, I’m super excited to feature Courtney because she was one of my very first ‘bloggy friends’.  She has created an awesome blog, Crafts By Courtney, where she writes about kids’ crafts, DIY parties, and home projects.  Her hubby Clyde even chimes in on the blog once and a while offering some helpful technical bloggy advice (he works as a web designer).


Courtney is also a mom to three boys (hooray for boys!), and just recently moved to North Carolina (from sunny Florida) to be closer to her family.  Her and her husband Clyde are both very creative and love photography.  Check out their three adorable little ones:



When I asked Courtney what her favorite part of blogging was, she said inspiring others to be creative.  She is a strong believer in getting your kids involved in creative activities.  Her blog is full of great ideas to do just that.



Courtney and her family have lived in North Carolina for just about two months now and she is already busy making her new house a home.  One of my favorite home decor posts of Courtney’s is this Sofa Table Makeover.



I just love Courtney’s style, and doesn’t that picture look like something out of a magazine?  Perfect color, just the right amount of distressing, and beautifully styled!

Another one of my favorite projects of Courtney’s is this DIY Wooden Pallet.  She created this from scratch for only around $10 worth of wood (and again, it looks perfectly styled in her home).



Courtney is a huge fan of Pottery Barn (who isn’t?), and I love this Watercolor Palette she created for their craft area inspired by the {much more expensive} Pottery Barn version.



She also created that colorful Watercolor Resist Artwork above with her boys.  After seeing her post, I actually tired this with my boys, and they absolutely loved it!

Along with her fun kids and home crafts, Courtney is also SO talented when it comes to DIY parties.  Whether it’s kids birthday parties, holiday parties, or parties ‘just for fun’, she comes up with the most creative and unique ideas!  One of my favorite of her parties is this Dinosaur Birthday Party she threw for her oldest son’s 5th birthday.



And how adorable and creative is this Very Hungry Caterpilliar Party she created for her son’s first birthday?!?



Courtney doesn’t just create kids’ parties, however.  This Easter party that she hosted last year is simply amazing!  I can’t believe how many cute and crafty details she incorporated into this one party!



Now, speaking of holidays, Courtney has you covered there, too.  Here are just a couple of her fun holiday crafts to inspire you year round:

holiday-crafts-craftsbycourtneyWashi Tape Thread Spool Carrots

Christmas Inspired Washi Tape Thread Spools

Fourth of July Cupcake Toppers (also a guest post on my blog this summer!)

Stenciled Valentine Heart Frames

Wicked Inspired Wall Frame

Thumbtack Pumpkin

So … are you inspired by all of Courtney’s creativity yet?  She continues to amaze me every week with all of her ideas.  I’m so thankful to have ‘met’ Courtney.  Her and her hubby Clyde have helped me immensely when trying to find my way in this blogging world.  Be sure to check out her beautiful {recently made-over} site and follow her here to keep up with all her great work:

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If you enjoyed this feature about Courtney and her blog, Crafts By Courtney, you may want to check out the other bloggers we’ve featured in the Summer Spotlight. You can also visit our Summer Spotlight Pinterest board to view all the great ideas we’ve shared so far this summer.


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  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney July 25, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Katie you truly are the sweetest!! Thank you for picking me as the blogger of the week, I am honored. You did an amazing job putting this post together. I’ve worked so hard on all these projects and proud of how they turned out. I love love working on my blog and sharing all my ideas with everyone.

    Thank you again and have a great vacation!!
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    • Reply Katie July 26, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Courtney,
      Thank YOU for being so awesome and for participating in this series! It was so easy to feature you … the only trouble I had was deciding which projects I liked the best!! Hope you’re having a great weekend!!


  • Reply Rachel July 26, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I so love all of Courtney’s ideas! I’ve followed her from the beginning of her crafting and parenting journey and she really brings AMAZING to the table! I am constantly impressed with her creativity and ability – a true modern Renaissance woman! <3
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