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Plaster Frame Ornaments

I bought these cute plaster ornaments a few years ago at Michael’s Craft Store. I’ve been painting plaster ornaments and village pieces for years. I love how a little bit of paint can take a bland piece of white plaster and turn it into a beautiful, cherished item. I wanted to paint the frames and…

Peppermint Stick Scarf

If you’ve read my first blog post, you know I love a thick scarf. Especially a thick, Christmas-themed scarf. For this post, I want to share with you a fun pattern I came up with using the inspiration of a Christmas mug I bought years ago. I love going to craft fairs during the holidays.…

Spiderweb Pin Art

With Halloween just a week away, I wanted to update my pin art frame with a spooky print. Since it can be difficult to depict objects with sequins, I wanted something that was unmistakable for the season. I finally thought of the perfect idea: a spiderweb. Once I got the hang of creating the tracing…

Dollar Tree Fall Craft

With my favorite season fast approaching, I wanted to share a simple fall Dollar Tree craft. This quaint craft was both easy and inexpensive, two of my favorite things. I love experimenting with different craft supplies to create something memorable. Wooden cut-outs and signs are plentiful at every craft and department store, and there are…

Memorial Angel Ornament

Are you holding onto a cherished shirt or other piece of fabric from a loved one who’s passed? You know you’ll never wear it, yet you just can’t part with it. Instead of keeping it hidden in your closet or in a box in the basement, why not make something with it? This craft is…

Upcycling a 1970s Mediterranean Dresser

I love watching videos and reading up about furniture renovations, but I’ve always been too chicken to try to do it myself. Then one day on my way to work, I saw it. It looked like a large, ornate buffet on the side of the road. I was drawn in by the unusual decorative cabinet…

Knitted Diamond Table Runner

For the past year I’ve been working on an upcycled TV stand that I hope to show off next month. Now that I’m nearly finished, I wanted to buy a table runner to go underneath the TV to help protect the top finish of the piece. After searching online, I found a beautiful diamond macrame…

Wooden Easter Sign

For this month, I was planning to unveil a pattern for a TV table runner I’ve been working on. However, after several failed attempts at the pattern, I decided it might need an additional month. Crafting is supposed to be my escape, after all, but sometimes I get frustrated when things don’t come out the…

Measuring Cup Ornament

This quaint craft is perfect to do with your kids on a cold afternoon. After this flu/cold/COVID season, many of us have a bunch of those little plastic measuring cups that come attached to the top of cough syrup bottles. Instead of trashing them, I’ve come up with a small and easy craft to upcycle…

Winter Box with Lights

This past Christmas season I was shopping at TJ Maxx looking for some last-minute items for stocking stuffers. In the long, winding checkout line, a small white box caught my eye. It was made from lightweight balsam wood and had a simple snowflake stamped on it. At $7.99, I decided to throw it on top…

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