Category: Reuse

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

Recycled Gift Wrap Card

A beautiful floral card design can be created from items you probably already have around your house. This is an easy design to create and can quickly be made over and over again once you have constructed your initial pattern. You can get creative with the colors and textures of… Read more

How to Make Seed Paper with Embedded Flowers and Leaves

For Earth Day, I created hand-made paper from scraps of printer paper and brown paper shopping bags.  I embedded flower petals, leaves and flower seeds into the paper. This paper is the ultimate in reusing left-over items—it transforms waste paper into something beautiful and then it can be recycled again… Read more

Fireworks Bottle Design

Here is a whimsical bottle design perfect for New Year’s Eve. Whether you are going to toast the new year with Champagne or sparkling cider, this bottle of bubbly is sure to be a great conversation piece and add a festive touch to any New Year’s celebration.  I created this… Read more

Create a Time Capsule

This New Year’s Eve, start a new family tradition and make a time capsule. Create a list that includes current events in your life, favorite things, your state of mind, goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. Gather photos and items of interest along with your list put it in… Read more