Category: summer

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

Red, White and Blue Strawberry Kabobs

White chocolate dipped strawberry kabobs with blueberries create a fun and festive dessert for the 4th of July. They are so easy to make and a perfect accent for any table setting. The white chocolate and strawberry flavors meld together to make these decorative dessert kabobs taste like strawberries and… Read more

Handmade Seeded Paper

Spring is finally here! Everything is starting to grow and turn green. In the spirit of this glorious season, I created seeded paper made from junk mail, scraps of paper and natural elements. I embedded flower petals, leaves and flower seeds into each page. It is so versatile that it… Read more

DIY Summer Crafts

I stopped by  WTTG FOX 5 DC yesterday morning to show how to make some fun summer crafts using things you may already have around your house and inexpensive things from the craft store. I had something for everyone…beachy decorations and crafts, trending movie theme ideas and video games along… Read more

Tissue Box Tiki Faces – Free Pattern

I always tell everyone to save your tissue boxes. These sturdy boxes that would normally be tossed into the recycle bin can be transformed into fun and unique party decorations. The tiki faces shown were created from my reused stash of tissue boxes, coffee sleeves and acrylic paint. You can… 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