I have a new love.
I have a new love.
This is such an easy idea and I think it makes a unique (expensive-looking) gift!You can create this gift on any scale, a small piece of art for a desk or a large piece of art for your friend's empty mantel. It's up to you!Here's what you need: a blank canvas and a vinyl decal (large canvas for large decal, small canvas for small decal)In the pictures below, I used an 18x24. Every week our local paper has 40-50% off coupons for Hobby Lobby and Michaels Arts & Crafts and I clip them just in case. ... Read More
Supplies:Stainless steel serving utensil w/hole in the top20-gauge silver craft wirevarious beads of choice. I like glass beads.Wire cutters or heavy duty kitchen scissors to cut wireJewelry pliersDetailed instructions here. (I use my beaded spoon to stir my sweet tea. For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and Mother-in-law the Life pitcher and this platter. I LOVE this line from Dayspring so much! It makes me happy to use it and to give it. And, it's on sale right now. The Life Collection is 15% ... Read More
This is by far my favorite handmade gift this season and I'm just getting started! I'm making a ton of these and if you are related to me, there may be some burlap in your future.I've only bought burlap once. It's a long story, but it involves me, a children's Christmas program and an ornery 5 year old dressed up like a camel. So, you could say I've been a little slow to the whole use-burlap-in-your-home-decor-fad.Until now. My friend Karen and I made these right before Thanksgiving:Love ... Read More
I don't like buying costumes, but I also don't want to spend a lot of money making them!For my girls, we used clothes we had and bought kitty cat accessories. My sister and Mom made my toddler's black TuTu. Here are instructions for making them several different ways.This kitten found her mittens:at the Fall FestivalMeow!And my son is a Blue Lego made from recycled boxes and cups: Here are the detailed Lego costume instructions.Did you make a costume? Leave the link in the ... Read More
Gifts: Birthday Platter Picture Plates Old Fashioned Silhouettes Family Tree Personalized Tile Coasters Personalized Tea Towels (from kids) For Dad For Mom A Unique, Fun Clock Beaded Utensils Custom Monogrammed Burlap Pillows Decor: Painting a Hutch Dressing up Glass Doors Ideas for a Boring Laundry Room Fabric Frame Awesome Paint Technique Instant Vase Decorating with Old Things Painting Kitchen Cabinets Using Numbers in Decor Stenciling Lampshades Leopard-Print ... Read More
I have this plane jane (no offense jane) large standard mirror in my master bathroom. Ever since I saw The Nester hang a mirror over a mirror, I've been hunting for a large round one to hang over the mirror I have.But those suckers are expensive. But at a garage sale the other day, I found this mirror for TEN BUCKS. It was pretty ornate and gaudy gold, but it had promise. Plus, did I mention TEN BUCKS?(here it is leaning casually against my bathroom mirror)(do you know HOW HARD it is to take a ... Read More
Have y'all seen the artificial, carve-able pumpkins?They look so real:I waited until they were 50% off and bought three.I saw this really cute idea on the DIY network: a lighted pumpkin topiary.There are even tools to carve the fake pumpkins. My arms got their first work out in quite awhile opening up these babies:I traced and cut leaf shapes in one:To make 'stars', I drilled holes with a drill [insert manly grunt here]:I cut a hole in each pumpkin at the bottom and the top (except for the ... Read More