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Jack-o-Lantern faces are not just for pumpkins! Create this fun Halloween tree that causes you to take a second look…are those faces on the leaves? You can create your own tree with sticks and twigs or make the jack-o-lantern faces on leaves and attach them to a real tree. That… Read more
This season combines two of my favorite things, Halloween and creating themed decorations like these Halloween candles made from paper towel roll. I love to transform items usually tossed away into the unexpected. These candles are a great example of how you can create amazing Halloween decorations without spending a… Read more
Autumn my absolute favorite season which is why I get inspired early to share some of my DIY fall decorations and crafts. Fall encompasses everything that I love in a season – the crispness of the air, the beautiful gold, red and amber tones of the leaves and the anticipation… Read more
I am so excited for the first day of autumn next week which is my personal favorite season. I love the crispness of the air and everything smells so clean and fresh. The beautiful rich brown, amber, gold and red tones of autumn inspire me. This is probably why it… Read more
Owls are so cute and always remind me of fall and winter. I though it would be fun to create owl crafts and decorations with kids for Thanksgiving. This owl centerpiece would add an outdoor feel to any table because of the autumn leaves and natural elements and the owls… Read more
Learn how to make these DIY Baseball Flowers out of water bottles. This DIY Baseball craft is a perfect gift or decoration for someone who loves baseball. You can customize the container for your favorite team.
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Now that school starting for the fall semester, I thought it would be fun to share some of my easy, DIY back-to-school ideas that are great for not only a student desk but also a home office space. This DIY fabric bulletin board is not only easy to create but… Read more
Learn how to easily transform household items into useful storage decorations for both distance school and teleworking. Check out my video where I teach how to make these magnetic containers made from water bottles. I show how to turn ordinary water bottles into Emoji, Spiderman, and this cute sleeping kitty.… Read more
Now that a lot of people are teleworking and many schools are going to continue with distance learning, at least through the end of 2020, I thought it would be nice to show some unique and creative ideas to help organize your space using things you may already have around… Read more
What could be more fun than Halloween treats served in a jack-o-lantern tin or takeout box? This easy to create design uses glittery yellow and burnt orange cardstock to simulate the glowing face of a carved pumpkin. This is a fun project that can be created by kids to make… Read more
Cherished times can be saved in vacation memory jars created by your children. They will add an extra layer of excitement to their journey if they know they will be collected souvenirs from their trip or event to showcase in their miniature time capsules.
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Learn how to make craft foam, paper, wood, fabric, cardboard and plastic look like aged metal. My technique works on most surfaces. You can use this for Cosplay, Halloween, Weddings, gifts and anything else you would like to give a beautiful antique look.
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Learn how to make cheap and easy Halloween decorations from reused household items. I love to make my designs by finding things around the house to reuse. Here I used paper towel and toilet paper tubes, yogurt containers, empty salt containers and cans.
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Here is a spooky tree I created as one of my Halloween decorations. I love the look of trees as they transition into fall so thought it would be fun to create one that is creepy for Halloween. Even though he has a scary face, I think he came out… Read more
I had a lot of fun doing a Back-to-School crafting segment on NBC affiliate, WBAL-TV Baltimore on Saturday. Since we are still social distancing, I was live via Zoom rather than being at the studio. I showed how to make some easy DIY back to school crafts and ideas using… Read more
Now that we are nearing the end of August it is time to start thinking about some awesome DIY back to school ideas. These are some fun organization and decorations to help setup at home desk space for both distance learning and a hybrid version of school. Most of these… Read more
Learn how I made 15 of my DIY Tissue Box crafts. I have designs for almost every holiday and occasion along with some fun geeky decorations. Check the links below for instructions on how to make each of these designs. Leave me a comment if there is a design you… Read more
I like to make functional items look pretty and different than something you can find at the store like this decorative cork board. I wanted to make a fun cork board for my daughter’s room so I created something flowery and fun that looks like a decoration but also serves… Read more
One of my favorite Halloween movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas! Since Jack Skellington is such a great character, I thought it would be fun to create some pumpkins in his likeness.
The Pumpkin King! I wrapped orange lights around his neck to simulate him being on fire like he… Read more
I love to find interesting and inexpensive ways to wrap gifts. There are so many items that can be found around the house to use to create unique gift wrap. Reused paper towel, wrapping paper tubes and even toilet paper rolls can be used to make pillow boxes accented with… Read more