Category: Craft Projects

No Sew Artist’s Smock

When I was young our teachers would ask us to bring in an old shirt from our dads’ closets to be worn backwards as a painting smock. I’ve adjusted this idea a bit to create a fun and stylish look. With a few cuts you can create a cute smock for your child – no need to pull out the sewing machine for this.

T-Shirt Bracelets

Brightly colored t-shirts that are too small for my daughters now, have found new life as bracelets. For this project you will need some old t-shirts and a bunch of bangle bracelets. Try using old bangles that you already own, check thrift stores or pick up some up for a few dollars at Target…

Crafting With Gaffers Tape

Here’s a simple vase you can make in minutes and the kids can help. Gaffers tape is a vinyl coated cloth tape – I bought mine at Blick for around $8.00 a roll…

DIY Zebra Print Project

I purchased a silver-plated candlestick at the Salvation Army for $3.50 and gave it a funky makeover with some zebra print Duck brand tape…

Lunch Bag Nests

Nests are easily made from regular paper lunch bags – kids love to make these. You will need 3 lunch bags to make one nest…

A Craft For Toothless Children

My 6 year old and her friends are quickly becoming a toothless bunch as their baby teeth are falling out at an exceptional rate. They couldn’t be happier about it – it is almost all they talk about when they get together. I figured I could make a project that celebrates this life changing event and came up with a simple craft that any toothless child would enjoy…

Curtain Ring Redo

At a resale shop last week I picked up a bag of 30 wooden curtain rings for a few dollars. Here’s what I came up with…

Balloon Vase

Make a cool vase out of a balloon and a glass votive candle holder…

“Horton Hears A Who!” Craft

Today is Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) birthday. In our family we are all big fans of Dr. Seuss so, I thought it would be fun to create a simple craft in honor of one of our favorites from the author – Horton Hears A Who!.

Button Votives

Dollar store buttons are wired onto a glass votive holder. This is an easy craft for kids – perfect for a Mother’s Day gift.

Cupcake Liner Gift Toppers

10 cupcake liners, a stapler, a pair of scissors and a few minutes are all you need to make this simple gift topper.

A Passion For Pink Newspaper

Pink newspaper is cut into strips and machine sewn back together again to create a cover for a glass vase. These simple covers easily slip over glass cylinder vases and look great when filled with flowers, branches or candles.

Cardboard Gift Tags

The arrival of my husband’s new bass amp has provided me with an enormous corrugated box to work with. I’ve been hooked on embroidery these days – so I couldn’t resist using the cardboard to stitch up some gift tags for Valentine’s Day.

Yarn Candle Jars

Jars are wrapped in red yarn to create simple & festive lighting…

A glass sculpture made from expired chandelier bulbs.

Beauty In A Light Bulb

I’ve been holding on to a few expired light bulbs with the thought that I would work with them somehow – here are a few ideas for reusing dead bulbs…

Clothespin Planter

Children love crafts that are simple, turn out well and can serve as a suitable gift for Mom – this craft is all of that. To make this you will need: a tuna fish can (I used a 5 ounce size), clothespins, construction paper and a small plant or flower arrangement…

You Can Sew A Can

This Valentine’s Day project makes a fun and unusual gift.To make this just paint a can with a few coats of latex paint, pierce a design into the surface using a hammer and nail and pull embroidery thread through the holes with a needle…

Crushed Can Planter

I was in the mood for something different and fun for my dining room table and this was perfect. For this project, I just hammered in the can, gave it a few coats of paint and filled with soil and Daffodil bulbs…