Category: Crafts

Minced Words

You can easily create a custom tailored message in a gift wrap or card. Thoughtful words cut from magazines are sure to touch the heart of your Valentine. Materials Reused White Shopping Bag or white gift wrap Recycled magazines Extra buttons Craft Glue Directions Wrap a box in reused white… Read more

Beading Heart

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to add a personal touch to your cards and gift wrap. Even something as simple as accenting your gifts with a piece of pretty paper and adding beads in a heart shape will show how much you care. The beaded hearts and the hand-torn… Read more

Super Bowl Party Decorations

I braved the snow showers Friday morning to visit my friends at Let’s Talk Live to show how to make creative decorations for your Super Bowl gathering. Most of my ideas use recycled items and things you may already have around your house. I did create some 49ers crafts as… Read more

Super Bowl Bingo

Back by popular demand I have created more football Bingo cards. I had so much fun playing Ravens Bingo for both the playoff game against the Broncos and during the AFC Championship victory over the Patriots. I do realize that just because I live close to Baltimore and I am… Read more

AFC Championship Bingo: Ravens at Patriots

I received such a great response from my Ravens – Broncos Bingo cards so I decided to create a version for the Ravens at Patriots AFC Championship game. I thought that I had made the game too difficult last week and that some of the blocks wouldn’t be filled. I… Read more

Ravens Playoff Party Ideas

Ravens football party decorations. X and O Menu Play My favorite thing I made was this chalkboard X and O menu. Rather than use a real chalkboard, I just cut a piece of black card stock to fit into an inexpensive picture frame. I painted a band of purple around… Read more

Ravens at Broncos Bingo

Here is a fun way to watch the Ravens Broncos game…play football Bingo. This will add a little extra spice to the game and will help make your football time into more of of party environment. I used bottle caps painted purple and black as the markers. You can give… Read more

Pillow Boxes

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

Dictionary Leaves (leevz) n.

I took a class at an amazing specialty craft store called Queens Ink at Historic Savage Mill and learned about Dylusions Ink Spray. As soon as started using it, I envisioned myself transforming old books into autumn leaves. I had some dictionaries laying around that I no longer had use… Read more

Turkey Print Dress

I stopped by to see my friends at Let’s Talk Live in Washington DC this morning to show them how to make beautiful Thanksgiving decorations using natural elements and on-hand items. In celebration of Thanksgiving,  I wore a BCBG feather print dress — I thought a bird pattern would be… Read more