Category Archive: Crafts and Sewing

Posts about making crafts either by myself or with kids.

Pikachu Box Top Collection Box for the Classroom

This year I was suckered into graciously volunteered to be Room Parent for my son’s 3rd grade class. While it will take up a considerable amount of my free time at some points of the year it should also make great blog fodder. Like today and this fun and easy Pikachu Box Top Collection Box. …

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How I Made a Computer Monitor Stand for Free

Do you bend your neck to look down at your computer monitor? If so, you are unnecessarily straining your neck muscles. You could buy a fancy monitor stand to raise it to the proper height. Or you can be cheap like me and make one for free. If you aren’t concerned about ergonomics, you should …

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Fun Garden Sign

We have had some of our giant lilac plants die in the yard this year, leaving big empty spots. I can replant them, but it will take awhile for them to get that big again, so my husband and I decided to add some fun decorations to brighten up the yard and fill in. The …

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Dried Rose Shadow Box Display

This Dried Rose Shadow Box is a lovely way to preserve and display roses. And it is quite simple to create.   I started with the roses photographed in this post. They were a sweet anniversary gift from my husband which was extra special because it isn’t something he normally does. So, I wanted to …

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Summer Fun Beach Towel Wreath

Another season, another reason, for making…. a new wreath for the front door.  To celebrate summer and add a burst of color to the front porch I made this Summer Fun Beach Towel Wreath with odds and ends from around the house. I originally considered a pool noodle for the base of this summer wreath. …

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Furniture refinish – 1990’s Glossy Black TV Stand Remodel

Goodbye 1990’s glossy black TV stand, hello lovely and functional chalky finish paint toy shelves. Another project that has been on my To Do list for years that I can finally check off. In the apartment we had an Asian theme in our living room/ TV room. When we bought the house, the Asian theme …

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Beach Memories Shell Collage

Turn some old frames, photos and beach treasures into a Beach Memories Shell Collage. If you have a “Beach Loving Dad” like we do, or are looking for a fun (and easy) way to display momentos from your summer vacation, hop on over to Creative K Kids for my tutorial on this Shell Collage. Plus …

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Mixed Media Wall Art

Today’s Mixed Media Wall Art project continues my quest to freshen up the house without spending a lot of money. I am thrilled with how it came out, and so is my husband, which is definitely a bonus! When we moved into the house, I grabbed an old wicker fan, spray painted it black with …

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Kids Craft – Strawberry Basket Craft for May

If you are looking for a fun craft for your kids for May Day or Mother’s Day, I present you with the classic, berry basket May Basket. When I used to teach day care we did a lot of crafts with strawberry baskets and those little square milk cartons, mostly because they were so plentiful. …

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Picture Frames: From Glitzy Gold to Faux Wood

Have you ever felt the urge to change things up in your home but haven’t wanted to spend a lot of money to do so? The urge to refresh my home has been pretty strong lately but the budget is screaming no way! So, I have decided to do a few things, without spending a …

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Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

It’s almost a new month which means it is almost time for a new wreath on my front door. This time around I went with something I saw on Pinterest years ago: a Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath. Gray isn’t exactly my first color choice for this, but the whole idea behind my wreaths this year …

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8 Life Lessons Learned from Stitchery

As I was finishing up this project recently and stressing about all of the mistakes I realized there are quite a few life lessons to be gleaned from stitchery, whether it is cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel or embroidery. Truthfully my mind wanders when I am backstitching. But, I still thought it might make a nice …

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