Rustic Brown Paper Pot

Sometimes new projects are a huge success, and other times, they are a dismal failure.  Today’s project turned out wonderful, but only because another project was a dismal failure first.  Last year about this time, I made a canvas bucket bag (seen here), which I absolutely loved, and I always thought it might be possible to make something similar out of brown paper, and I decided I would attempt it.  My husband walked in while I was working on it, {Read More}

Gingerbread Man Painted Jar

I’ve been as busy as an elf in Santa’s workshop, getting ready for my 1st (and possibly annual, if it goes well) 12 Days of Christmas event, and it’s finally here!  Thanks for joining me!   My goal was to create projects that aren’t difficult, and don’t require too many supplies, and today’s project fits that bill, so let’s jump right in! If there’s one thing that there is a lot of during the holidays, it’s sweets, and I wanted to come up with {Read More}

Photo Transfer onto Wood – Repurposed Wood Salvage Coat Rack

I can’t decide whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that I enjoy crafting so much and want to try everything, because just when I fall in love with one type of project, I decide there’s a completely different one I’d like to do, so I end up with way too many supplies scattered around my kitchen and I hate to put them away, because once I put something away, I hate to drag it out again.  So, {Read More}

DIY Canvas Bucket Bag in Homebound Magazine and a WINNER!

Late in the summer, Heather Anderson, publisher of Homebound Magazine (and Post Road Vintage), contacted me and asked if I’d like to come up with a project to share in the winter edition of Homebound Magazine.  I was happy to do so, but I had to wrap my mind around creating a winter project when the temperatures were still in the 80’s.I rummaged around in my workshop to see if my stockpile of “stuff” would yield some inspiration, and I {Read More}

DIY Family Names Framed Print

DIY Family Names Framed Print This family names framed print makes a great Christmas or Mother’s Day gift and is so easy and inexpensive to make. I was inspired by some similar ones I saw on Pinterest, and wanted to come up with my own variation of it.  I always feel a little bit justified for the time I spend on Pinterest, when I actually *make* something I pinned on one of my boards! To create this, you’ll need a frame, card stock paper, {Read More}