CHA Mega Show 2014

I had such a great time at the CHA Mega Show 2014 in Anaheim.  You can see my shenanigans over at my DIY Inspired CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) post, but here on IOP, I wanted to share more about the booths and conference itself.  Every booth had such amazing and unique displays.  For example, I love these vintage suitcases.


I walked around with some friends for literally HOURS! There was so much to see and do!  Here are some Make and Takes I made at the show. Shown here are a chalkboard menu board I made at the Martha Stewart booth, a glittered Mason jar I made at the Plaid booth, a Duck Brand Tape bracelet I made, a decoupage hanger I made at the DecoArt booth, and a fun wooden conversation heart I made.


I think my most favorite was a picture I posted on Instagram.  It says it all!

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I stopped by the Martha Stewart booth and they also had a beautiful display.  Here is a table setting they had showing crafts you can do with their new products including paints for refinishing and upcycling furniture.


I also found some fun and creepy ideas for Halloween.  I love these gruesome fingers in a bottle! Ew!!! Aren’t they fantastic?


Another booth had some inspiring wall art.


There were several scrapbook and craft embellishments to look at and peruse.  I love this vintage inspired display.

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I spent ALL day Saturday there and attended a party that night. Then, I came back on Sunday for s few appointments and walked around fully inspired STILL!  You can see some of my fellow Blogger friends on the other post I wrote. I think we posed at every photo booth we could find!  I’m really looking forward to next year already!

About the author


Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable,, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.