Crafts

A collection of crafty ideas and how-to’s can be found in this section.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superhero Letters!

I recently created some hand painted letters in a superhero theme.  It was a really fun project, and I’m currently working on two new ones of Flash and Green Lantern.  I’ll add photos of those as well once complete. These are meant to hang on a wall, but they could rest on a shelf.  I used 9″ letters that were 1/2 inch thick, [...]

Corduroy, I Have Your Button!

I recently went thrift shopping and came upon a great jar of vintage buttons.  The seller had matched up all the sets and talked about them with great pride; making them an even better find.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them yet, but I couldn’t pass them by when I saw the jar of perfect colors.  My first project was [...]

Goodwill Hunting

I’ve recently started going to thrift stores to find items to make over into a more modern look.  I thought I’d start small and work my way up to furniture.  So I started with some jewelry boxes.  Here are two I’ve completed, along with a matching mirror, and then photos of another that is in progress.  I also have two more [...]

Personalized Christmas Ornaments

This year I wanted to make some ornaments as gifts, so my three year old and I set out to create some for the grandparents and some for cousins.  This entry is a quick how-to for the glitter ornaments we made. I have a list of supplies, the step by step and some photos.  Pretty easy and kid friendly (if young kids be sure to use plastic bulbs [...]

DIY Tile Coasters

This is a project I did because I had some spare tiles lying around the house.  I plan to make more sets to sell at craft shows but am going to make them from wood and use cork on the backings instead of felt.  But anyway, the process will be similar to this process, I’ll just have to cut the wood and sand it. The Process 1. Clean the [...]

Did you miss me? I missed you.

Well I haven’t posted in quite some time now, but it’s time to get back on this wagon.  I haven’t stopped crafting / caking, I’ve just stopped posting about it, so I have a lot of great posts to add in the next few weeks with how-to’s.  Here is a little preview of a few projects I’ve been working on.  Much [...]

DIY: On the Go Play-Set

As we sat in a restaurant last night with our almost 3 year old and 16 month old, I was reminded how I could really use something to keep these boys occupied while we wait for food. The youngest is at the stage that he’s throwing everything on the floor when he’s done, so needless to say we made friends with (they may choose different [...]

It’s My Room, TAKE 2

VIEW THE GALLERY OF NAME SIGNS! **  10/11/16 — I am working on an UPDATED HOW TO for these signs.  I will be making a video and have better details/photos of the process.  I will also have links to purchase the needed supplies.  Please CHECK BACK SOON! ** So almost a year ago now I made some cute name signs to hang on each of my [...]

DIY Cupcake Picks

Today was a fun day, I got out of the house (away from kids) for a baby shower at the company I formerly worked. Having worked there 12 years before leaving to stay at home, they knew I made cakes and asked if I’d make the cupcakes for the party; I of course wanted to   They wanted a custom pick to include the baby’s nickname, Sprout, [...]

I’m in Puzzle Heaven!

The WHY My 2 year old LOVES to do puzzles.  Most of his are in the 25 piece range and are hard board.  On a normal day I find 5 of these puzzles out and mixed together on the floor of his room.  We’d then spend a lot of time sorting and putting away these puzzles.  Putting away I use lightly, none of them had boxes or containers.  My [...]
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