Category: Crafts and Sewing

Autumn’s Beauty Wreath: A Story of Trial and Error

Autumn's Beauty Wreath: Using seed pods and dried flowers and fruit to create a fall door wreath. Autumn Door Wreath. California Native Plants.

Using seed pods and dried flowers and fruit to create a fall door wreath.

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Hollywood Themed Classroom Door Decoration

Hollywood Themed Classroom Door Decoration for Boosterthon Fun Run. Movie theme door decoration.

Hollywood Themed Classroom Door Decoration for Boosterthon Fun Run or other fun event.

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Pikachu Box Top Collection Box for the Classroom

Pikachu Box Top Collection Box - This simple project turns a boring oatmeal container into a fun Pikachu ready to hold all of those box tops.

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

How I made a simple computer monitor stand from scrap wood to save my neck and some money. ergonomics, home office, upcycle, DIY

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

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers. easy crafts, DIY

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

Summer Fun Beach Towel Wreath - Upcycle a beach towel and old summer toys into a fun summer themed 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

Furniture refinish - glossy black TV stand remodel to a chalky paint finish toy shelf.

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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