I’ve mentioned many times that I love, love, love Museum Putty, and that it keeps my knick-knacks in place and makes sure they don’t crack me on the head during earthquakes. It’s also handy to make temporary pedestal plates. Why make a temporary pedestal plate? Well, they can be expensive to buy, difficult to store […]
An easy summer centerpiece using a chandelier and fresh flowers.
My neighbor gave me a blingy chandelier several months back. I didn’t have any place to put it, so it just kind of got stuck in a corner. Then I needed an easy and inexpensive centerpiece and I immediately knew the chandy would be a great focal point. Here’s how I took a chandelier and flowers […]
Skeleton Key Stenciled Mirror with Mod Podge Rocks stencils.
Do you read Mod Podge Rocks? My friend, Amy Anderson is the brains behind that blog (and DIY Candy, and Washi Tape Crafts) and she is such a genius that she has her own line of stencils on the market. I was really excited to give the Mod Podge Rocks stencils a try and make […]
Turn boring glass vases into fab distressed glass decor.
Plain glass florist vases and jars… we all have tons of them, right? And no matter what you do, they kind of always look like plain glass florist vases and jars. But check out what Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage did to a run of the mill thrift shop vase… I love the technique Shannon […]
Using Vaseline and spray paint for a shabby chic flower pot make-over.
I was going to do an April Fool’s post today, but that just seemed like to much work, so I thought I’d share this super easy tip for re-vamping a few ornate planters I had. This is the latest in my vow to work through my pot addiction… a shabby chic flower pot make over. […]
Chalkboard eggs: an easy (last minute) DIY project for Easter Brunch.
Last week I shared a tablescape for an early Easter Brunch. I realized there was something missing… Place cards. I quickly whipped up a couple of fun DIY chalkboard eggs “place cards” using plastic eggs and chalkboard paint. I know it’s only a few days until Easter, but this is super fast and easy […]
A quick and easy DIY mat and frame project. (No tools. You just need tape!)
This easy DIY mat and frame project doesn’t require tools, just burlap, ribbon and tape.
Faux Foil Wrapped Chocolate Eggs
Over the weekend I was feeling a little crafty. We’ve all seen the faux foil wrapped chocolate bunnies, but how about some faux foil wrapped chocolate eggs? (And believe it or not, I did it using foil wrappers from Valentine’s Day chocolates!) Faux? Why? I’ll tell you why… because I ate a bunch of Valentine’s […]
An easy spring craft: golden eggs in peat pot “baskets”
Easter seems like it’s coming so early this year! Why is it in March? I don’t get it. Half the country is still buried in snow, and even here in normally sunny SoCal the weather doesn’t quite feel like spring yet. At any rate, I’m not ready for it. I can’t get on board with […]
Freezing tomato paste: Use what you need and save the rest.
I cook a lot, and I often have recipes that call for a tablespoon or two of Tomato Paste. A tablespoon is about .5 ounces… the smallest can of tomato paste I have ever seen is 6 ounces. What’s a frugal cook to do? Freeze it in portions, of course. Freezing tomato paste is easy […]
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