Author: Gina

Tissue Box Day of the Dead Faces

I wanted to make something fun and festive to celebrate Halloween. This year I decided to pay tribute to the day of the dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other countries around the world. I have always loved the art and the floral design of the skulls so I tried… Read more

Tissue Box Tiki Faces

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 leftover acrylic paint. You… 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… 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… Read more

Garden Party Bridal Shower

People always ask me what they should do for a Bridal Shower. Here are some of my ideas of how to make a beautiful garden style bridal shower that will make the bride-to-be feel like a fairy princess.… Read more

Paper Towel Roll Firecrackers

These safe firecracker favors are made from paper towel rolls and filled with bubble wrap. They are decorated with red, white and blue scrapbooking paper and ribbon. The fuse is made from a silver pipe cleaner and a red star is glued to the end of the fuse to make… 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