DIY- Christmas in July decorations

Every summer, to help us get through our hot summer months here in Phoenix, we celebrate Christmas in July. It is a smaller version of the real deal of course, but something we look forward to every year. We bake a cake, roast a chicken, decorate a tiny Christmas tree, exchange handmade and small inexpensive…

DIY- Clay critters.

  All right, finally, I had another one of those “ Nailed it ” moments. You know those moments when we attempt something and it just doesn’t work. Well this is one of those projects. I picked up a bag of party favors from our dollar store and thought they would make perfect molds. So…

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-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…

Dollar day do over…upcycled tray.

I picked this tray up on one of my thrift store dollar days. All this tray needed was a new color and some flowers, gotta have flowers. First I had to clean it, just in case there was grease or any kind of dirt that would interfere with the paint sticking. I used chalked paint…

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…

Closet make over part 2

  Well I emptied that closet and everything was put into plastic containers in my husband’s old office and slowly, slowly I pulled little piles out to touch and either keep, trash or donate. Having large baskets or laundry baskets to do this with helps a lot. So while my husband was busy cutting wood,…

Out of my closet…I’m a craft hoarder part 1

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how many craft supplies I actually have. My husband and kids are always telling me I have a Michaels store in the back guest room but I always laugh it off and tell myself, “no I don’t”. Then this expert organizer showed up one morning on our morning news…