Category: Most Popular Projects
Stemware Snow Globes
Inexpensive stemware from IKEA are easily converted into interesting snow globes…
Snowflake Catcher Wreath
Thank you to the Evanston History Center for inviting me to participate in their annual wreath competition for the Charles Gates Dawes house. For my entry I created what I call a “Snowflake Catcher Wreath”…
DIY Anthropologie Mason Jar Snow Globes
I love the little Mason Jar Snow Globes they are selling at Anthropologie right now, but not so keen on
Needlepoint Pencil Cup
A metal pencil cup from IKEA had the perfect surface for a needlepoint sampler – so I thought I’d give it a try…
“DIY” Wine Bottle Glasses
I dropped off some empty wine bottles at my local glass shop to have them cut in half and the edges ground smooth. They charged me about $3.50 a piece. So happy to have my new set of glassware. I could also use these as vases…
If you’ve ever had a group of kids sitting around your dinner table – you know that candles are not a practical or safe option. Try lining your table with these glowing blobs and dim the lights to create a fun and intriguing look that appeals to kids of all ages.
Here’s more you can make with leftover shirt pieces from the previous project. The front center placket on a menswear shirt (where the shirt sides join to be buttoned) was cut off the shirt and buttoned together to hold small glass votives in place for a simple centerpiece.
Communicating Through Small Plastic Animals
Use small plastic animals to carry a message or a place card…
“It was good and it was fun” – a direct quote from my daughter. Yesterday we made s’mores in my car. It’s as simple as that…
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…
Plastic Egg Garland
Plastic Easter eggs are strung together to make an easy Easter garland. These are so simple to make, just open the egg, place a thin yarn, string or thread inside and snap shut.
Acid green Spider Mums are placed in green apple vases for an explosive centerpiece. Arrangements like this are quick, inexpensive and fresh.
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.
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.