Cake Plates

That takes the cake!  From this:  You can make this: For these: I went to a local thrift store and picked up some old plates (one of these is bone China) a water goblet and a candlestick. I brought them home and used epoxy to attach them together. Now I can deliver my Dessert-of-the-Month to the…

Old Chair Planter

I love bringing old stuff back to life. That’s kind of where I am in my own life right now — the realization of soon hitting 65 is weighing heavy on my mind. My friends at Sister’s, Too, a fabulous re-purpose, up-cycle store in the town where I live, do that very thing for a…

Critter Clay Pots

I have one just like that! Isn’t it a riot when someone says, “I have one just like that — but it’s different.”? I crack up every time I hear it. But today, while browsing at Sams’ Club, I saw something that made me say (in my head), “I have something just like that.” In all…

Wood Block Bunnies

Giving props where props are due — I saw this project (or something very similar) while nosing through Etsy, about a year ago. I thought these bunnies were the cutest and decided to make my own. This is a very simple project, and you can even bring in the kids and/or grands. I’m sure they’d…

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…