Deco Mesh Wreath

The Deco Mesh Wreath seems to frighten many crafters, including me. Afraid of the possible mess from the fraying of the mesh, I had never made one — until this past August when my knee jerk reaction to losing my sister was to lock myself in my craft room and become one with my “stuff.”…

White Feathered Angels

I think I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I have a Box Buddy.  It’s a fabulous concept where two people who don’t know each other at all (other than to have met through Dollar Tree’s Facebook page) agree to swap crafting supplies for a complete project each month. My Box Buddy is wonderful, hailing…

Valentine’s Day Wreaths

After all the Christmas ‘stuff’ is put away, I don’t want to go cold turkey without any holiday decorations. My house is usually covered head-to-toe in holiday décor, and it’s hard to let go of all that “festive-ness.”  So, I put a few Valentine’s Day things up — not many. It doesn’t take much to…

Snowflake/Star Wall-Hanging

Sometimes we all need a break from taxing our brains with so much thinking. Sometimes we just need mindless tasks. Right? That’s the problem solved by tonight’s project. Plus, we’re going through another tropical storm tonight, this one named Phillipe (sheese, when will it end?), so it’s definitely time for some crafting. I saw a…

Sock Snowman

There are at least a million other things I should be doing this Sunday afternoon, but I had such fun making snowmen out of socks this past Thursday night with  my Crafting Sistas, that I just had to get back to it. I’m sure you’ve all seen them, but these little guys are so cute…

Wooden BELIEVE Covered With Christmas Scrapbook Paper

When I was a child growing up in Miami in the early 1960s, my mother would always buy a few new toys at the start of hurricane season, gift wrap them, and hide them away. Then, if we were hit by a hurricane, and it seems like we always were, she would give my sister…

Santa Hat

I feel compelled to hurry up and get this craft idea posted as quickly as possible. It’s made using a Halloween decoration that’s available at the Dollar Tree store and many of the items at the Dollar Tree fly off the shelves. Again, I’ve stolen this idea, but wanted to share it with you. Supplies: One…

Skeleton Candle/Candy Holders

  This is likely to be one of the least expensive crafting ideas I’ve ever come across. I was phishing through some sites when I came across this idea. It was plastic skeletons that had been glued to the outside of a jar with a candle inside. I like to take something I’ve seen, either…

Tissue Mod Podge Halloween Heads

A crafter’s poem…. Crafters are a funny bunch, We’d rather craft than eat our lunch. The housework, it can always wait. It will be there on some other date. No craft is left to be untried, No creative thought to be denied. Craft supplies – they’re everywhere! We’re never caught without a spare. Can our…

Pineapple Door/Wall Decor

Last night’s Craft Night with my Sistas was all about the pineapple. Did you know the pineapple is recognized as a traditional expression of “welcome” throughout the South and in areas along the Eastern Seaboard. Appearing on all sorts of décor – from door knockers to quilts – the fruit symbolizes those intangible assets we…

Burlap Ribbon Wreath

Still spending most of my free time in my safe room (my craft room), I’ve made a bunch of things that I’ll be sharing with you. I saw this idea on the Dollar Tree‘s DIY Facebook page and fell in love with it. Here’s my version. Supplies: Wire wreath form with four rows of wire,…

Buttoned Pillow Cover/Envelope

I’ve been in a real crafting fury for the past two weeks or so. Some news that hit me hard  sent me into my “Studio Sydney” room to paint bamboo sticks, to sew, to make pillows, jewelry, wreaths, and silk flower arrangements, and to contemplate some of life’s harsh realities. I’ve literally been in that…