12 days of Christmas crafts…day 11 -fabric Christmas trees.

Supplies needed; Fabric scraps in green colors. Glue Sequins Tiny beads to use as decorations Green felt Yellow felt (for a tiny star, which I forgot) Wooden twigs Fabric scraps in reds or any Christmas themed prints. Plastic pellets or rice for stuffing. Needle and thread.   Great craft project to teach beginning sewing skills….

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 2-beaded wreath ornaments.

  Supplies needed: Assorted green beads, any style will do. Glue Pipe cleaners any color Red ribbon or twine for a tiny bow Assorted decorations like tiny flowers and pom poms. This is one of the easiest ornaments to make and it is great for helping teach your kids fine motor skills. First start stringing…

DIY- Seedpod sail boats

First, before you work on this project you will need an Australian Kurrajong tree. Hopefully there is one somewhere around your neighborhood. This is a good opportunity to get out there and take a walk early in the morning to see what your neighborhood has. Kurrajong trees are called bottle trees in Arizona. The aborigines…

DIY- Americana- Upcycled old jeans

Happy fourth of July everyone. This post would have been better a few days ago to give you all time to decorate for this holiday but I was out for a while with a summer cold. Better late than never. At least Americana can be displayed throughout the year. I got this idea after watching…

Breakfast in the garden-

Because our garden is one of our favorite places to hang out, we decided to have a breakfast out there one Sunday morning before the place outside becomes an oven. We definitely have plenty of eggs now, because all the chickens are laying now. My husband is in egg heaven, he is getting anywhere from…

DIY-gift tags.

This is a quick project all ages can do.   Supplies needed: Tiny candy mold. I used an upcycled advent package. Plaster of paris Cardstock, assorted colors Assorted colors of paint, crayons or markers Embleshments (optional) Scissors Glue Needle and thread or hole puncher   First find a mold to make little items to glue…

DIY-Paper napkin baskets

Originally this was suppose to be posted for an Easter project but then I checked my calendar and saw that Easter was Aril 1st this year and I didn’t have enough time to get these little baskets done. They make great party favors, plus Mother’s Day is next month (In America that is) so they…

DIY Easter terrariums

Terrariums are ever so trendy right now, so I thought I try my hand at some inexpensive versions for our Easter table. Our neighbors dropped off some empty glass jars the other day (we make a lot of homemade pasta sauce) and I decided to turn them into something pretty for my Easter table instead…

Dollar day do over- upcycled birdhouse.

Time for another one of my junk store remakes. I found this wooden birdhouse on one of my shopping trips on dollar day. Dollar day is usually Thursday at the second hand shop I shop at. There are certain colors of tags that are only $1. When I saw this little house, I knew exactly…

Craft closet part 3

  My closet was just about done; we were waiting for the drawers to dry and the top of the desk as well. There was a lot of sanding and sealing involved with that desk. Until that was ready, I decided to work on my inspiration board and some art to display in my office/guest…