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Learn how to create a gorgeous wedding gift wrap design that would look stunning on a gift table. A timeless elegance is created in the classic style of antique wedding gowns and floral arrangements. This vintage look was created with the beautiful Lace Cutworks gift wrap and light and airy… Read more
Recreate the feeling of the beach with this beautiful sandcastle centerpiece to help welcome in the much awaited summer. After the long winter we had this year, it will be nice to have this beachy scene to help remind us that yes, in fact, winter is finally gone. Next time… Read more
I love summertime grilling and entertaining so I created this Faux Charcoal Grill to enjoy the summer theme regardless of the weather outside. I like serving food that is delicious with a fun presentation so it adds life to my party. This is why I created these brownie burgers that… Read more
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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My Guest Blogger Wedding Gift Wrap Design for Nashville Wraps.
I have always loved themed gift wrap — it is an unexpected way to decorate a gift and just makes people smile. I was walking by a tuxedo rental store at the mall and saw all of the styles of… Read more
Learn how to transform plain wine glasses into beautiful Volcano Wine Glasses. They are perfect for summer Luau parties or just as a conversation piece. These should not be placed in the dishwasher or submerged in water. To keep them beautiful, surface clean only. Click here to view my Luau… Read more
I love the summertime and one of my favorite things to do is have a fun cookout or get together with friends. Here is one of my beach decor creations for either a beach-themed party or just for fun! I created this Surf Shop from household items and inexpensive things… 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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If you are going to the beach this summer or just getting back from an ocean vacation, you can recreate the feeling of the beach with this beautiful sandcastle beach display. I love creating memory pieces from each vacation as I did with this vacation memory jar. You can easily make this… Read more
Here are fun and creative gift wrap ideas perfect for a summer birthday gift or any other occasion. This design captures the comfortable feeling of a lazy summer picnic. This easy to create gift wrap set includes a card, gift bag, and a gift box. Rickrack, fabric daisies, and ladybug… Read more
I will at WBAL tomorrow morning, on-air live at 8:20 am showing how to make fun and festive 4th of July decorations and crafts using things you may already have around your house.… Read more
Growing up in the DC area, the Washington Monument being illuminated with fireworks in the night sky has become an iconic symbol for the 4th of July. As you may already know, I love creating theme platters for my events like I did here and here. I thought a miniature… Read more
Create these fun, safe DIY 4th of July fireworks out of repurposed water bottles. These make a great centerpiece for your 4th of July party or cookout! They are so easy to make and it could be a fun project for kids. Add LED lights to the center of each… Read more
I love creating theme platters for my parties like this cookie rocket…it not only is a fun way to serve food but it doubles as a party decoration. For the 4th of July, I wanted to make a rocket with a cookie exhaust to put on my dessert table. I… Read more
I love creating DIY 4th of July Decorations! It is so much fun barbecuing with family. I thought it would be fun to use create some of my themed decorations to add a patriotic flair to our 4th of July celebration. I made these cute Uncle Sam hat candle holders… Read more
Here is a knight helmet I created for a children’s birthday party, Halloween costume or just a fun medieval decoration. I have so much fun creating themed crafts and decorations using reused and inexpensive items. This Knight Helmet was made from all reused materials. It is actually pretty easy to… Read more
I love using tiki torches, they add instant charm to any barbecue. I was planning a summer cookout and I thought why not make a version that can be used inside as a table decoration. I still wanted to have the look of a lit tiki torch even if it… Read more
You can create these festive patriotic mason jar lanterns to illuminate your Memorial Day or 4th of July cookout. I love the look of glowing accents at BBQs. It adds a fun party atmosphere to any gathering. You can also use these jars as flower vases to accent your table.… Read more
Learn how to easily make birthday party ideas like this DIY Birthday Hat using household items and things you may already have around your house. This party cap is so cute and it is made to look like a vanilla ice cream cone with sprinkles. These birthday party ideas with… Read more
Here is an easy way to make DIY firecracker decorations. These safe bubble wrap firecrackers party favors are sure to make a bang at your 4th of July celebration.
This firecracker decorations craft can be made from either toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls and filled with bubble wrap.… Read more