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Make your own custom stamp

Make your own custom stamp

There is something so satisfying about stamps. Is it the act of applying ink to a block of wood and instantly creating an image?  Is it the anticipation of seeing if the inked image will be good or a complete fail?  Is it the question […]

10 Ways to add creativity into your day… Everyday

10 Ways to add creativity into your day… Everyday

If you are feeling that creative itch but you just can’t find the time here are some easy ways to squeeze in some creativity everyday. Color at lunch. Bring your coloring pages or book, color pencils or markers in a convenient pouch so they are easy […]

Make Potholders from a recycled sweater

Make Potholders from a recycled sweater

  You know that sinking feeling when you pull that sweater you love out of the dryer and its toddler sized?  Well this does not make up for that… but you can at least remember that awesome sweater every time you bake when you transform it into […]

The Weekly Postcard Project

The Weekly Postcard Project

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to give someone a great gift. The key is to make the gift really personal and meaningful to the recipient. Gifting memories can mean so much to a loved one, whether someone close by or, especially, […]

Embellished Alter Candle DIY

Embellished Alter Candle DIY

I can’t seem to pass up a prayer candle.  Whether I am in the dollar store or the thrift shop I am compelled to buy them.  As you might have guessed I have acquired quite the collection.  So if you too are hoarding your candles, […]

Glitter tree decor

Glitter tree decor

    If you shop at the thrift store it becomes apparent what items you should not pay full price for… one of those items are artificial Christmas trees.    There are always various christmas trees at the thrift shop.  So when I saw some pricey small […]

Halloween Zombie Diorama DIY

Halloween Zombie Diorama DIY

Looking for a little zombie inspiration now that Halloween is fast approaching?  Need something fun for your desk that will have the folks at work wondering about you? Don’t be scared to try this quick and easy diorama… Find some zombie finger puppets at your […]

Fright This Way Halloween Sign DIY

Fright This Way Halloween Sign DIY

I love the nostalgic elegance of the repurposed silver dish holder used as a frame for this Halloween “Fright This Way” sign.  This was a thrift shop find that I picked up for a couple of bucks.  With the addition of some halloween theme paper, […]

Halloween Eyeball DIY

Halloween Eyeball DIY

I was perusing a mail order catalog that recently landed in my hands looking for ideas for Halloween decorations.  And there they were… Grandin Road’s “Eyeball Orbs” a set of 8 for just $29.00…  wait what?  Are you *!@# kidding me?  Just… no.  Yes, my […]

DIY Halloween Decorations:  Halloween Noisemaker

DIY Halloween Decorations: Halloween Noisemaker

Halloween is a great time to DIY your decorations.    I like to get started early making decorations so that I have them ready for the fall.   These vintage inspired Halloween noisemakers are easy to make from inexpensive materials. I know that there are […]