Dollar day do over- faux butterfly frame art.

  Look what I found in a pile, hidden behind another pile, next to a basket of supplies, nicely stacked on top of some old watercolor paintings…an unfinished project of mine. You know, the fun thing about touching everything when you are downsizing and getting rid of stuff… it’s the treasures we all have forgotten…

One huge yarn haul = A whole lot of DIY’s

I am so bad and I was doing so good. Here I was watching all these YouTube tutorials and trying to make my life more like a minimalist, but hey, it isn’t easy. I am still trying to figure out what is or isn’t important. I have been trying to organize my home and life,…

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….

Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 10 Tin ornaments

Remember that post about the children’s center and their second hand stores? Well here is another one of those items I bought from them. A bag of tin ornaments. There were about twenty ornaments in my bag to decorate. This was a great find for someone like me. I couldn’t wait to get these home…

Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 7 Mini stockings

  Supplies needed Red felt Needle and thread Faux fur trim-white Scissors Red ribbon or twine Straight pins Paper and pencil   Start drawing out stocking shapes for your patterns on a piece of paper. This is a craft that even children can do. These are tiny stockings so they won’t take long to sew…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 3- needle felted snowman.

This is actually starting to become fun. But I have to warn you like always, that needle felting can be a painful craft when you first start out. My best advice to give to a beginner is that you don’t need to kill your wool (Don’t stab, just poke very gently). Okay, now onto my…

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…

Dollar day do over- wooden block snowmen

Picked up a bag of blocks on my dollar day shopping trip at our local thrift store here in the city. Took them home and painted them white to create a whimsical snowmen arrangement with them. I decoupage scraps of fabric to the blocks. Then added buttons. Remember I have a ton of buttons to…

Dollar day decorating for the holidays.

Happy December everyone Hope you all enjoy this repost from last year. This week will be some of my favorite post from last year. Posts that I had a ton of fun writing and sharing with you all. Hope you are all out having a ton of fun decorating, cooking and fun with family and…

DIY- Mini Pumpkin magnets

These little pumpkin magnets are made using a basic rope basket weaving design.They make perfect little gifts to hand out to your family members during Thanksgiving celebrations. Add a hang tag to them with a funny or inspirational quote that they can pin to their fridge and read every morning.   Supplies needed:   Orange…