It’s time for another Maker Monday! Take a look at today’s Michaels Maker, Kimberly Sneed, her favorite crafts and inspiration and everything that goes into her blog, A Night Owl.
A Night Owl is a creative lifestyle community featuring DIY/crafts, decor, recipes, family, and more! Kimberly Sneed is a working mom on the go. An MBA who works in digital advertising by day, Kimberly enjoys finding the creative aspects of everyday life and fills her weekends with glitter, glue, and other crafting goodness.
1. When did you start crafting?
I have always been drawn to creative things. I took in on as more of a hobby after my boys passed the “baby stage” and I found myself in a house full of guys, trucks and video games!
2. Describe your ideal environment to create a craft project.
I have a craft room! But honestly I do 90% of my crafting on my kitchen island or table. I like to be around my family while I work. So give me a large table or work area and I’m all set.
3. What is your favorite type of craft?
Quick and easy. My favorite comment I get about the work I do is when folks say “hey, I could even do that.” It’s not an insult to me – I always try to create things that are fun, functional and easy to replicate. That’s the point of sharing what I create, right?
4. What craft tool can you not live without?
Chalkboard paint. Seriously, if it’s not tied down (even sometimes if it is!) I’ll put chalkboard paint on it. I always have a few bottles and cans on hand.
5. What inspires your blog posts?
Holidays, seasons, trends…I find inspiration all around me. I love walking around Michaels to browse new products and think of fun and new crafts and projects.
6. What project have you always dreamed of doing, but haven’t tackled yet?
It’s always home projects that get put off. I’d like to tackle some DIY in the kitchen and update my boys rooms; I’m sure I’ll get to that some day!
7. What project are you most proud of?
I think one of my favorite crafts to date are these Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins we did for Michaels Halloween last year! They’re super fun and a new take on Halloween, don’t you think? They were really popular and I just love how they turned out.
8. What project was your biggest craft fail?
Jewelry. I was trying to make a bracelet a few weeks back and it did not go over well. It’s on my list to take some classes and get better at making jewelry this year. I’ve done a few projects and it’s so much fun – just a skill I need to hone.
9. Describe your craft style.
Simple, easy and functional.
10. What is your favorite craft trend right now?
Definitely the RAW movement that Michaels has really capitalized on. I love everything available in the new RAW Bar line. I was just there yesterday oogling all the chalkboard, burlap and cork board products. I love that they are functional pieces that can be easily incorporated into everyday life for added interest and texture, like our new Cork Flower Vases.
11. Who is your favorite person to craft with?
I’d have to say my mother. She’s who I got all my crafting mojo from; she’s been making things ever since I can remember. I love that she lives nearby so she can come to all my crafting events like the #MPinterestParty we hosted both at our house last year and at our local Michaels. We always have such a good time and she’s such a wonderful and supporting friend.