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Thanksgiving Crafts and Table Decorations

Watch me demonstrate my Thanksgiving ideas. I had a lot of fun with this segment — I just love the fall colors with the amber and gold tones. google_ad_client = "pub-7220192625808767"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; google_ad_type = "image"; google_color_border = "#FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "#FFFFFF"; google_color_link… Read more

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring

Thanksgiving napkin rings are a great way to add a festive touch to your table. They can be used at a place setting or displayed on the buffet table. Rather than buying napkin rings, I created a more economical version from tubes cut from paper towel rolls, covered with ribbon,… Read more

Autumn Leaves

Autumn inspired elements and fall tones create a beautifully decorated gift design perfect for any occasion. Scotch® Quick Dry Tacky Glue easily secures fabric leaves to the gift to add an ornamental accent. This is my latest design I created for 3M/Scotch Brand. Click here to see how to create… 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

Wailing Ghost

This ghost display is sure to chill your home as either a table centerpiece or a decorative accent. I used household items to create this Halloween craft. Click here to see how I created this design… Read more

Scared Pumpkin

Terracotta planters are perfect for creating a jack-o-lantern face. Planting tall grass in the pot completes the scared look. Place the planter on a small bale of hay, add some mini pumpkins and you have a perfect decoration for fall. Click here to learn how to make this design… Read more

Flowering Tin

A tin beautifully decorated with flowers, pretty paper and ribbon adds interest and dimension to a plain metal tin. This reusable container is a great way to hold a gift or food items. Using Scotch® Gift Wrapping Tape allows the flower stems to lift off the lid as if they… Read more

Picture Frame Chalkboard

A framed chalkboard is a great way to remind yourself of things you need to do or you can write yourself fun inspirational notes each day. Rather than fumbling around looking for a pen and something to write on, you have an instant notepad without wasting paper. You can match… Read more

Decorative Planter

Here is a fun way to repurpose a plain terracotta planter and turn it into a whimsical decorative gift container. Apply paint with a sponge and accent it with natural elements such as small stones, twine or glass floral beads. Cut out a flower from recycled gift wrap or a… Read more