DIY Lantern Tutorial – see how I glued Dollar Store glass gems to the outside of jars & inexpensive solar path lights to jar lids to make solar lanterns that are weatherproof!
After a trip to Hobby Lobby, I realized that I could easily replicate some of their hanging basket ideas using real greenery from my own backyard without having to spend a dime! These outdoor hanging baskets take less than 10 minutes to make. See the steps I used to make these super simple outdoor Christmas arrangements.
I try to make new a door wreath each month. For most of my front door wreaths, I use wild grapevines from my yard as a base. Here’s how to make a grapevine wreath for the winter months.
I love the concept of a window Christmas tree. So much that I have a DIY Christmas tree in 2 different windows! For our kitchen window, I made a tree out of PVC pipes. For our front window, I wanted a really bright silhouette of a Christmas tree – so I made this lighted window tree. See how I did it…
I came across this fun idea for a Christmas tree made out of PVC pipe from one of Martha Stewart’s projects. My PVC Christmas tree fits perfectly in the window in our dining room. And who doesn’t love a window Christmas tree??? I even added colorful lights shining from the outside in — to add more color to the PVC tree at night.
Here’s how to Mod Podge cute, no-nail alphabet letters to the wall of a child’s room. See how I used adult coloring book pages & Mod Podge glue to turn cardboard and wooden alphabet letters into fun wall decor for my toddler’s room.
I make a lot of wreaths. See my best tips for making a burlap wreath yourself. I made this wreath with burlap as a thank you gift for friends who let me stay at their beach house.
Looking for some DIY holiday wreath alternatives? Deco mesh wreaths look great hanging on your door, and they can be made for ANY holiday or special event.
Looking for an easy Christmas craft idea? Have some extra scrapbooking paper lying around? Here’s a great idea for making paper ornaments in all shapes and sizes from leftover scrapbook paper!
Whether you are just starting to collect craft items or you affectionately call your craft room the room of doom, hopefully one of the following craft organization tips will get your craft organization skills going. It’s time to have FUN while getting the most out of your craft supplies!
With these ideas, you can organize your scrapbook or stamping room quickly and easily. It’s really not that difficult, it just takes a little time and perseverance. And after you do it, you’ll wonder how you went so long without having an organized craft space!
Making a bud vase is very simple, and even very young children can do this with only a little help. Here are step-by-step instructions.
Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cut-outs onto it. Each layer of paper is sealed with a glue or varnish before adding another new layer. You can use the decoupage technique to create a beautiful votive candle holder.
Watercolor resist is a technique that artists use to create interesting effects in their paintings. The basic idea is that wax or oil will resist water-based paints; the paint won’t stick to it. You can use this technique to create beautiful paintings of ocean life or anything else your imagination can dream up.
While you’re out enjoying the weather, collect some of those beautiful spring flowers to use in your arts and crafts projects. For pressing flowers, look for more flat flowers like violets, pansies, and daisies. Thicker flowers will work, but they take longer to dry. Here’s how to press flowers…
The Ojo de Dios, or Eye of God, is a Native American craft of the Huichol Indians of northwestern Mexico.
The Eye of God is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding the unknown. They are made for children when they are born and a new eye is added for each year until they are five. All you need for this project are two relatively straight sticks and some yarn or string.
In an effort to share some other ideas about how my work space is set up, I’m going to post a few articles that might give you some new ideas. In turn, I would love for you to share your ideas as well.
The supplies for making holiday luminaries are cheap, and they’re very easy to make…
Here are detailed instructions for knitting or crocheting a cupcake pincushion for holding safety pins, straight pin and needles. Check it out… It’s too too cute!