Category: Crafts

Sometimes the Simplest Things…

I have been very busy this week finishing all of my Thanksgiving decorations and preparing for two TV segments. I will be on News Channel 8 tomorrow showing more of my Thanksgiving ideas.  I tend to create faster than I can blog so I am posting five of my easy… Read more

Turkey Time

It’s that time of year again when we all in anticipation of golden roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and apple pie. I can’t think of any other meal that is more of a comfort food than Thanksgiving dinner. I love to cook and I think I am pretty… Read more

Forget the Wine Bag

I have never been a big fan of wine bags. Some fabric bags are very beautiful but I just don’t particularly like plastic or paper wine bags because they remind me of a wino drinking out of a paper bag on the street corner. A bottle of wine makes a… Read more

Kooky Pumpkin

Permanent pumpkins are a great way to dress up your home for Halloween. They are fun to make and can be reused year after year. Painting the face yellow gives the illusion of being lit from within. Create a pumpkin with a silly, grin and place it entrance way to… Read more

Scared Pumpkin

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. I wanted him to look afraid of my other Halloween decorations so I planting tall grass in the pot to give him more of a scared look.… Read more

Water Bottle Tiki Torches

I love using tiki torches, they add instant charm to any barbecue. I was planning my Labor Day 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… Read more

Create a Festive Luau Party on a Budget

I like to end the summer with a festive, theme inspired barbecue. This year I decided to have a Labor Day Luau Party. Adding a Hawaiian theme creates instant fun to any event. I had a great time creating inexpensive luau decorations from household stuff and items found at a… Read more

Knight and Princess Tea Party on a Budget

I was recently on Let’s Talk Live showing how to create birthday party decorations for your Knight or Princess for under 15 dollars.  I like to create party decorations that are unexpected and make people smile. You can use items found around your house to transform a kids birthday party… Read more

4th of July Party Decorations and Crafts

I visited Channel 8 in Washington DC to demonstrate how to easily create inexpensive and festive 4th of July decorations. I like to use household items and easily accessible materials found at your local craft store. These projects can be made in advance to help reduce the stress of entertaining… Read more

Unique and Creative Father’s Day Gifts

It’s that time of year – Father’s Day – the perfect day to make the Dads in our lives feel special and appreciated. I created some fun and easy ideas to personalize your gift specifically for the Dad in your life. I demonstrated these gift ideas on June 13th at… Read more