You’re a Beautiful Thing
Watercolor flowers and an inspirational You’re a beautiful thing quote is a wonderful way to brighten each and every day.
Dried Flower Potpourri
Dried flower potpourri dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who incorporated it as part of their royal rituals. Today, the art of drying florals is making a come back and are included in potpourri, sachets and blended with fragrant and richly scented essential oils.
Display and Dry Hydrangeas
The hydrangeas are in full bloom and beautiful but you are wondering how to keep the beauty going all year. Simple trick here to dry them and it isn’t anything SPECIAL!
Printable Bathroom Wall Art
I was looking for some cute framed sayings to add to my bathroom decor and I really didn’t like anything I came across in the stores. I decided to make my own printable bathroom wall art.
Make Your Own Suet Recipe
Make your own suet recipe to feed the birds. There are a slew of items that you can serve suet in to keep your birds happy year round.
Silverware Garden Stakes
Let’s make some recycled silverware garden stakes!
Garden Butterfly From Recycled Spoons
Make this cute garden butterfly from recycled spoons for your garden ornaments in a matter of minutes.
Garden Crafts Made From Wood or Sticks
A collection of garden crafts made from wood or sticks that you can make by collecting FREE resources. Add visual appeal to your garden by using wood and sticks from nature.
Recycled Plate Garden Flowers
I have seen recycled plate garden flowers in high upscale galleries in tourist towns, like Door County, Wisconsin for a few years now. The price tag on the glass flowers is outrageous. Generally running almost $50.00. So, I set out to learn how they were made and try my hand at making my own.
How To Cut A Metal Can For Jewelry and Crafts
While walking through a local craft fair my daughter and I had seen jewelry and keychains made from recycles aluminum cans. We decided at that point we wanted to know how to cut a metal can for jewelry and crafts.
These single use body sugar scrub cubes are extremely easy to make and are just what the doctor ordered to get rid of my dry patches of winter skin. while the glycerin adds the right touch of moisturizer back into my skin.
Orange pomander balls are a fun craft to make at Christmas time to help keep your home smelling wonderful for up to a year.
It is Friday night and what am I doing? Waiting up for my teens. I have this knack for waiting up till the last child walks safely through my door.
While I was waiting I was goofing around with graphics and designed two Christmas hang tags for Christmas gifts.
I plan on printing them on cardstock and hole punching them to add to gifts.
Feel free to download them and use them yourself.
Lavender Sugar Scrub
Why pay high retail prices for something you can make at home? Once you purchase a few ingredients you can make this heavenly smelling scrub for yourself or to give as gifts.
How to Make Scrabble Tile Photo Necklaces
I found a Scrabble tile necklace at a craft show that I HAD to know how to make them for myself. They used a photo on their pendant and I thought that the photo pendants would make cute, personalized gifts for my family and friends.
I set out to find out how they were made.
Foaming Vanilla Bubble Bath
I’ve been dealing with a nasty stomach bug for a few days, so I decided yesterday afternoon that a bubble bath with a new magazine was in order.
Shower Jellies Recipe
My daughter is addicted to shower jellies. However, they were becoming a large expense when we had to order them from a large, well known company. We made a video for her last shower jellies recipe she made. Which was a success.
Spa Sock Cupcakes
Make your own sweet treats that will be warmly received. Spa sock cupcakes make wonderful gifts. You can even make “baby” cupcakes using baby socks for shower gifts.
Pussy Willow Easter Tree
Besides the traditional Easter church service, dinner and Easter egg hunts there was one item that was a staple in my grandmother’s home each Easter. Her pussy willow Easter tree.
Bird Seed Suet Filled Egg Shell Recipe
Want to make a healthy treat for the birds this winter? Try this bird seed suet filled egg shell recipe and add whatever ingredients you think your backyard feathered friends will like.
Acrylic Paint and Glass Bulb Christmas Ornament
I have been making these glass ornaments for years. Both as gifts to give away and also to sell at craft fairs. I found them to be easy projects that my children enjoyed doing.
Personally, I liked the price. Even at full price the bulbs cost $4.99 for 12. I have never personally paid full price. I wait for a half off sale or until the end of the season. Last year, I was able to get 6 boxes at a whopping 25 cents a box.
The acrylic paints we have keep doubling each year. The small amount of paint left over from additional craft projects through the year, find a home with this project.
It is a simple, less than 5 minute per bulb. It is the drying time of 2-3 days that makes the project seem to last longer.
Homemade Birdseed Ornaments Make Your Own
Follow the recipe for these birdseed ornaments and the next day you have sweet treat for your birds. The ornaments would make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family as well as wedding favors for your guests.
Here’s the perfect solution for organizing your jewelry. The ideas are cute to boot and you more than likely have many items around your home.
This project is simple and really cute! By recycling a vase, bowl and decorative pieces of glass or broken plates you can create your own DIY toadstools for your flower garden.
Easy to Make Garden Stakes
Looking for a way to remember what you have planted in your vegetable and flower gardens? I have a cute DIY project for easy to make garden stakes.
Terra Cotta Clay Pot Garden Person
How to Build a Terra Cotta Clay Pot Garden Person. This is a creative way to spruce up your garden and use chipped or repurposed terra cotta pots. There is no “wrong” way to build a terra cotta clay pot garden person.
How to Recycle an Old Record Into a Basket or Bowl
Over the summer I was able to get a few old records for 10 cents a piece at a local garage sale. Being an avid crafter, I purchased them but wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them at the time.
I did know that my daughter wanted a few to try and recycle them into guitar picks for my husband. That was a pain in the butt, so I’m not sharing it.
But, I found something for me to make too in a magazine that dated back to 1981. There was a picture of a record bowl with popcorn inside of it. Oh, I’m gonna play – you know it!
SOLD OUT! Learn How to Make Your Own.
Each shattered marble comes with an adjustable, silver tone necklace. The necklace adjusts from 16″-20″ inches.
This was a very inexpensive Christmas gift project that I gave to my children’s teachers that became an instant sweet treat. I was able to gather all the supplies at our local Dollar Store and collected holiday coffee cups at garage sales and thrift shops for a quarter a piece. Making the grand total for each coffee cup cupcake come in at the low price tag of a dollar.
Ornament Bath Salts
These cute and inexpensive ornament bath salts are a wonderful gift for multiple people on your gift giving list.
Smores in a Jar
Homemade and from the heart. That is what the holidays are about. Use my smores in a jar recipe below and have a cute gift on hand for drop in guests.
The printable tag is also included to download.
How to Make Smelly Jelly Air Fresheners
These smelly jelly air fresheners would be a welcomed addition to your home. Make them up in an assortment of scents. If you use a high quality fragrance oil you can have them for months in each room of your home.
Free Printable Salsa Lid Labels and Jar Labels
I have plenty of my garden tomatoes ready for picking. There is only so much spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce I care to have on hand. What can I do with the remaining stock? Well, make salsa of course! I created some free printable salsa labels and jar labels – just in case you want to try your hand at making your own.
Hand Stamped Penny Earrings
The first hand stamped penny earrings design that I made was titled “Heads or Tails Either Way You’re A Winner.”
They sold pretty well on Etsy, extremely well at craft fairs and raised a fair amount of money for a school fundraiser. Let me get you started.
How to Make Rhubarb Leaf Stepping Stones
You have seen them at all the craft fairs and garden centers, huge leaf shaped birdbaths and stepping stones. Learn how to make rhubarb leaf stepping stones.
Simple digging into soil, will turn this from a stepping stone into a bird bath.