Category: Crafts

Jack Skellington

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

Scared Pumpkin – Free Pattern Download

It’s time to start making your outdoor Halloween decorations like this Scared Pumpkin decoration. I love creating unique Halloween decorations that make people look twice and smile. I had an old terracotta planter that I wanted to reuse and thought that it would be perfect for creating a jack-o-lantern face.… Read more

How to Make a Beachy Sandcastle Centerpiece

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

Vacation Memory Jar

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. Here is a fun version of… Read more

Fireworks at the Washington Monument

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

How to Make a Cactus Planter

As a child, I thought the coolest plant in the world was a cactus, especially the grafted cactus with the colorful top. I would always ask for one for my birthday but I could never seem to keep it alive. I guess I was too young to realize that this… Read more
Birdhouse Craft Kit

How to Make a Birdhouse Craft Kit (Spring Gift Ideas)

Learn how to make a birdhouse craft kit. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (Sunday, May 9th), I wanted to share some of my ideas for sweet and heartfelt Mother’s Day gifts. One is this birdhouse craft kit. It is very easy to put together your personalized craft kit, custom-tailored for… Read more