Category: Crafts

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

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

Victorian Covered Box

Here is another design I created using the soft color palette. I just love the muted tones. This beautifully decorated paper Mache box would make a great addition to any gift. This box not only serves as stylish gift wrap but also doubles as elegant reusable container. This design would… Read more

Safe Sparklers

Sparklers are a fun way to celebrate Fourth of July but these are a safe alternative for your kids. They are created from BBQ Skewers, multi-color star garland and silver duct tape. The white stars are painted with glow in the dark paint so they come alive after dark. Click… Read more

Patriotic Napkin Rings

These red, white and blue napkin rings can be used for a place setting or displayed on the buffet table. They are created from paper towel rolls covered with ribbon and star buttons. This is the perfect way to dress up a table for the Fourth of July without spending… Read more

American Flag Masks

American flag masks make great favors and are fun to create with your kids. Inexpensive plastic masks can be found at a local craft store. They are painted with acrylic red and blue craft paint. Small stars are cut from scrapbooking cardstock with a star craft punch and glued onto… Read more

Popping Fire Crackers

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