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 […]
Want to make your own scented, layered jar candles? Want to do it, using items you already have on hand..? Practically for free..? It’s easy! I have a little problem…. you know those candles you buy that smell amazing, but the wick burns down through the middle of them and you’re left with a bunch […]
I wanted one more little Christmas tree for our buffet table. Just a little one… I also wanted to get rid of some of my scrap paper stash. This is the easiest thing in the world to do. If you can cut pieces of paper into squares, then you can do this craft. Here’s what […]
When a big wind storm blew a ton of bark off our tree, I decided to upcycle some glass jars and make tree bark hurricane lanterns and candle holders.
Last year, Sandra from Sawdust & Paper Scraps made a very cool Halloween candelabra, and I really, really wanted to make one too, but didn’t get around to it. (I met Sandra at The Haven Conference last June, and I must confess I have quite the Girl Crush on her… she is awesome!) Sandra’s is a fab tutorial on […]
Today I’m going to show you a simple trick to update old plates and platters. While they aren’t food safe, they are great for decorating. You can transform an old plate into a DIY decorative plate for Thanksgiving. Or fall. Or for whatever. My finished platter looks like this… Transform an ugly platter with puff-paint. Click […]
Today we’re recovering pumpkins with neckties! I picked up a couple of neckties at Goodwill that I thought would fit in with my Halloween decor. I used a seam ripper to dismantle them and a rotary cutter to cut them into strips. With a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the pumpkins, I […]
Pottery Barn has some adorable shell candles. I want them. I don’t want to spend any money. So…. I love PB’s shell candles. image credit: Pottery Barn However, even at the relatively reasonable price of $15, I still saw no need to spend that much… In a previous post, I explained how I can use […]
On Monday I showed you this picture of a bunch of random items: This is what I made: Here’s another look: Here’s how I did it: I got this funky footed bowl with a lid at my local Goodwill. I really like the bowl, but wasn’t too wild about the lid. I think it […]
I have an idea…. This thing could go either way… I’ll let you know how it turns out.