When I am planning for my next craft, one thing I like to do is to see what I already have on hand, or what I can reuse, or what I can spruce up before heading out to the Craft store to spend more money. Finding everyday items and using them in a new way … Continue reading DIY: Clothespin Wreath
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! If you are looking for some cute DIY projects to decorate your home, look no further! I have some fairly simple projects to share with you that I have completed all within the last week! I love how they turned out and how cute … Continue reading DIY Valentine Decor (for your home)
When do you start decorating for Christmas? If you are like many people, you start during Thanksgiving break or maybe even mid-November (some of us have an itch to start early because we LOVE Christmas!) Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate! So every year, I like to make new decorations for my home and … Continue reading 8 Christmas Crafts You Can Make for Your Home
Fall is in the air and Halloween is on the horizon ... which means it is time to get busy making Christmas and Winter decor! I like to have a couple of months to work on projects to decorate my home for the holidays as well as make decor to give as gifts. One of … Continue reading DIY Glittered Glass Snowman
Fall is in the air! Do you like decorating your home for fall? It is one of my favorite seasons! Even though we don't see as much color change in Florida and the weather takes a long while to cool down; I still love all the pumpkins, hay, scarecrows, and other fall decor items! In this … Continue reading 8 Fall Decor Crafts to Make for Your Home
As a crafter, I am always looking for ways to reuse items and make something purposeful out of them as well as something beautiful! Wine bottles are a great item to reuse and repurpose. They are made out of thick glass, sometimes beautiful shades of blue or amber, and lend themselves nicely to be used … Continue reading DIY: Lighted Wine Bottles
If you live in Florida, like me, or another coastal town around the country or world, you probably like going to the beach. You might also enjoy decorating your home with Coastal-themed decor. I love beachy decor and I really like to make my own decor, as much as possible. One of the cute signs … Continue reading DIY: Coastal Wall Decor (Let’s Get the Shell Out of Here and Go to the Beach)
Do you want to know how you can make personalized drinking glasses for your home or to give as a gift? This simple DIY can be done by anyone and the cost is minimal. You can etch wine glasses, tumblers, vases, casserole pans, jars, and so much more! You can use store-bought stencils or make … Continue reading DIY: Glass Etching Made Simple
Do you love lighthouses? Do you like to make coastal decor for your home? Here is a really cool project that is fairly simple that produces a masterpiece that will surely catch your neighbors' eyes! Supplies needed: Clay flower pots of different sizes: I bought mine at Michaels. I bought 3 different size pots and … Continue reading DIY: Clay Pot Lighthouse with Solar Light
If you browse the selection of frames at any craft store, you will see a wide variety of frames to choose from ranging from table-top frames to wall frames, to shadow boxes and more. One of my favorite type of frames to work with for projects are floating frames. Basically, the glass is all there … Continue reading DIY Floating Frame: an easy project that makes a beautiful gift!
Easter is coming soon! Need some last-minute decorations or gifts? Here is a simple project you can make in an hour or so, with very little supplies! In fact, I had everything on hand except for the plastic bunny eggs (which you don't really need because you can also use regular plastic Easter eggs). I … Continue reading Bunny Flowerpots: A simple DIY decoration for Easter
Have you ever wondered what you can do with those square glass blocks in the craft store? Actually, they can be used for a variety of projects, but one of my favorites is to make it a light! This fun project can be completed in a day and you can make it as simple or … Continue reading DIY Lighted Glass Block
This is a super easy and fun DIY project that you can make for any holiday, season, or theme! I've made various jars for my home as well as gifts! My most recent jar is themed for Easter, a "He is RISEN" jar (see photo above and at end of directions). I will share with … Continue reading Glittered Light Jar for Easter
This is a simple, cute project you can make to use as an Easter-themed decoration for your home. Your kids can even help you make it! You only need a few supplies and you can personalize it to fit your style. Below is a photo of my shadowbox. I will show you step-by-step how I … Continue reading “Hoppy Easter” Shadowbox (a Cricut-related DIY project)”
Do you have pets? If you answered "yes" then you probably have dog hair or cat hair get on your clothes most days. If you're like me, you pull out the lint roller to clean off the pet hair before leaving the house. I saw a cute idea on Pinterest awhile back and wanted to … Continue reading DIY: Make a “Pet Sign” to hold your lint roller
Do you like to make decor for your front door? Do you struggle to make fancy wreaths? Let's face it, making handmade wreaths is not easy. I know, because I have tried to make them for my door. Recently, I found a fun and easy idea to decorate the door, using embroidery hoops. I am … Continue reading Make Spring Door Hangers out of Embroidery Hoops!
If you live anywhere near a beach, you might be like me and have a desire to decorate your home with coastal-themed decor. Some of the decor in my home is the work of local artisans and photographers or gifts from family, but I'd have to say most of the decor was created by me. … Continue reading Coastal Crafting: Shell Letters
About a month ago I was in Target shopping and of course, I had to stop and browse the Dollar Spot section. It was just after Christmas, so I was surprised to see they already had some Valentine items out for sale. I saw the slatted wooden heart and had to have one! At the … Continue reading Create a Heart Masterpiece using the wooden heart from Target’s Dollar Spot
This is a simple do-it-yourself craft project that anyone can enjoy making for Valentine's Day! You can also fill them with candy and give them as a gift. These clay flower pot candy jars can be made for any holiday or occasion or even to match the decor in your home. I first tried this … Continue reading DIY: Make your own candy jar for Valentine’s Day
I have been scrapbooking for over 15 years and crafting for about the last 4 years. When I first started scrapbooking, I used to sit at our dining room table. I didn't have much storage either, so I had to keep it pretty simple. I made the best of it! Over time and a couple … Continue reading Craft Room Organization: My favorite products and tips for getting organized!
Have you ever noticed how expensive Greeting cards cost these days? I remember when they were all less than $1.00! Now, you are lucky to find one under $5.00! I love receiving cards in the mail from family and friends, especially at Christmas time. Don't you? It makes you feel special, feel remembered, and feel … Continue reading Don’t Throw Away Those Cards! Creative Ways to Reuse Christmas Cards.
The year is coming to an end and it's that time: time to look back at the year and reflect, time to look ahead to the coming year, time to make resolutions or set goals ... I like to think back across the year and reflect on what was good, what was not so good, … Continue reading Make a Happiness Jar, Thankful Jar, or Kindness Jar for the New Year!
This time of year always brings out the craftiness in me. I love Christmas and I love to create decor for my home as well as gifts for friends and family. I just finished a series (4 blog posts) about making your own Christmas Ornaments. If you missed them, be sure to go back and … Continue reading DIY Christmas Shadow Boxes: ideas, tips, and more!
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to make new Christmas Ornaments for my tree. Anyone and everyone can make ornaments. Getting crafty around the holidays is fun and you can even get together with friends or family and make it into an event! For the last few weeks, I have … Continue reading Make your own Christmas Ornaments #4: Wood Slices
If you are crafty and like to create, you are surely already thinking about making Christmas ornaments for this year's tree! If you missed my first two blog posts about making your own ornaments, be sure to go back and check out "Glitter Ornaments" and "Floating Ornaments", both so beautiful, and they make great gifts! … Continue reading Make your own Christmas Ornaments #3: Filled Ornaments