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Homespun Fabric Covered Bowl

Making a Fabric Covered BowlThis is a page about making a fabric covered bowl. Strips of fabric in your favorite colors and designs take a plain bowl and help you create a decorative piece of home decor.

 

Seashell Roses

How to Make a Seashell RoseSea shells are used in many craft projects including the creating of lovely shell flowers. This is a page about how to make a seashell rose.

 

An easel made from wooden clothespins.

How to Make a Mini Easel with Wooden ClothespinsIf you have small items or photos to display, then this mini wooden clothespin easel is just the perfect project for you. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to make a mini easel with wooden clothespins.

 

Paper Twist Ribbon Basket

Making a Paper Twist Ribbon BasketThis is a page about making a paper twist ribbon basket. Paper twist can be used in so many different craft projects.

 

Decorating Ikea Mirrors

Decorating Ikea MirrorsThis is a page about decorating Ikea mirrors. Those inexpensive mirrors from Ikea are great for craft projects.

 

Pearl Water Falls Centerpiece - add artificial plants and flowers

Making a Pearl and Shell Waterfall CenterpieceUsing rocks, pebbles and sand, along with pearls, artificial plants and transparent tape you can create a fun waterfall scene for inside your home. This is a page about making a pearl and shell waterfall centerpiece.

 

gold glue basket bowl

Making a Hot Glue Basket BowlThis is a page about making a hot glue basket bowl. Using hot glue you an create a one of a kind basket bowl to add to your decor.

 

Palm Trees and Palm Leaves

Making Palm Trees and Palm Leaves?This is a page about making palm trees and palm leaves. Palm tree decorations are popular for parties, banquets, and other events.

 

Red and white button flowers in salt shaker.

Button Flowers in Salt Shaker VaseUse your button collection to make these funky flowers. Add a vintage salt shaker to hold your bouquet.

 

Making a Tissue Paper Bowl

Making a Tissue Paper BowlThis is a page about making a tissue paper bowl. Torn pieces of, new or recycled, colored tissue paper can easily be fashioned into a beautiful decorative bowl.

 

Brandy Snifter

Crafts Using Brandy Snifters?This is a page about crafts using brandy snifters. The interesting design of a brandy snifter makes it a good choice for using in craft projects.

 

Glass Jar

Using Glass Jars for DecorationThis is a page about using glass jars for decoration. Unusually shaped, colored, or even plain glass jars filled with colorful items can be used to decorate your home or workplace.

 

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book angel

Making a Recycled Book AngelThis is a page about making a recycled book angel. By folding the pages in an old hardcover book and adding a body and clothing, you can create a cute angel to decorate your home.

 

Vinyl Tablecloth Wreath

How to Make a Vinyl Tablecloth WreathA simple weatherproof decoration can be made with a vinyl table cloth cut in strips and a wreath purchased at your dollar store. This is a page about how to make a vinyl tablecloth wreath.

 

Upcycling Inexpensive Flower Pots

Making Twine Wrapped Flower PotsAn inexpensive and easy way to decorate plain flower pots is by wrapping them in twine. They can be used for plants or as cute decorative containers. This is a page about making twine wrapped flower pots.

 

Paper-Cut Mason Jar Light - lighted jar

How to Make a Paper-Cut Mason Jar LED LightBy creating an original design on a piece of construction paper that you can place in a mason jar you too can make this fun project. This page contains photos and instructions for making a paper-cut mason jar LED light to use at your next outdoor party or as indoor decor.

 

Popsicle Stick Geometric Sculpture - with LED votive in bottom

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Geometric SculptureEquilateral triangles made from Popsicle stick are assembled to create this intriguing geometric sculpture. Add LED lights or votives to use as an accent light.

 

A garden themed wreath.

My Garden WreathIt's made out of black garden hose, has metal lady bug, flowers and a horse fly, with a sign that says "Welcome To My Garden."

 

The completed Keepsake Shadow Box

Keepsake Shadow BoxRecently I was going through keepsakes from my childhood and from my husband's childhood. I decided rather than keep them in boxes, I would display them in a shadow box.

 

A before and after of the painted cork board.

DIY Geometric Painted Cork BoardWe've had these cork boards up in the basement forever and I felt like they needed a little facelift, so I gave them just that. 

 

The clipboard gallery wall.

Clipboard Gallery WallIf your kid is anything like mine, there is a slew of artwork being made each day. I wanted a way to display my child's art in a way that could be easily changed. This is the solution I came up with. I wanted to be able to have both verticle and horizontal pieces of art, so I got two sizes of clipboards so that art would be contained within the parameters of the clipboard. I added some patterned contact paper to some of the clipboards to add interest and also painted the clips black to match. In retrospect, I don't think the contact paper was needed, as I am sure these will always be full.

 

A pillow in need of restuffing.

Save That Pillow CasingI have purchased several little pillows that are stuffed with tiny beads. I think the beads are Styrofoam. After several months of usage, the beads start to break down, leak out of the seams, and the pillow begins to go flat. Because of this, I have thrown some away which I felt was a big waste. The thought of saving the casing finally hit me.

 

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Preserving Children's Art WorkThis is a "copy" of artwork I had done when fingerpainting in Kindergarten. This shows how to preserve it and use it to decorate a child's room.

 

The completed Peacock Feather Wreath

Peacock Feather WreathWhile vacationing in Nevada, we stayed at a bed and breakfast that had a lot of peacocks wandering the grounds. I had a lot of fun picking up their feathers. When I got home, I decided to make a wreath with them.

 

Wreath hanging.

Feather WreathHere is a photo of another wreath that I took the other day in a vet's office, where I was applying for a job. I am so impressed that something so beautiful can be made from discards.

 

Fabric Wall Art

Fabric Wall ArtHave some artistic looking fabric scraps? Turn them into wall art.

 

The finished Kleenex box.

Shabby Chic Kleenex BoxThis is made from a wood planter and some rub-on decals.

 

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A decorated Key and Wallet Holder Decor

Key and Wallet Holder DecorThis is a quick, decorative craft I created for my husband who likes to throw his keys and wallet on the top of his nice, oak desk. I was afraid it would get scratched and thought it would look tidier to make this cute little key/wallet holder. I picked up the crate and trim on the Dollar Tree clearance rack for $1 and the 3D stickers for $1. Total cost: $2

 

The finished nautical lantern.

Nautical Decor with Easy Wood StandI used an idea for a wooden pumpkin to make this lantern candle holder stand.

 

The completed decorative compass.

Old-Looking Compass from JunkAfter watching a YouTube video on making an old compass from a teething ring purchased from Dollar Tree, I came up with this original idea.

 

Skeleton keys hanging from a plaque.

Skeleton KeysI needed some keys to hang on this cute wall hanging. It was hard to find the size I needed without spending a lot of money. I decided to make some from wood and paint with metallic paint to make them look like a real key.

 

The finished decorated lantern.

Lantern Flower ArrangementFlowers can be used in so many ways. This is a "lantern leftover" from my son's spring wedding. I decorated it with florals, greenery, and a candle. This will be used as a centerpiece on a buffet we are refinishing.

 

The completed pizza wall hanging.

Pizza Wall Hanging Using a Bike Spoke Wire FormThis was a labor of love. I joined a wreath addicts group and when these spoke forms became the new "it" craft, I casually mentions they looked like a pizza! Someone casually mentions I should make one. Challenge Accepted!

 

The finished Space Rocket Window Art

Space Rocket Window ArtLearn new exciting crafts made from scraps at home. I have a cut out bottom of a plastic bottle. At first I thought of turning it into a paint palette but I had a better idea.

 

The completed coffee lampshade.

Coffee LampshadeCoffee is one of the world's favorite drinks. The amount of coffee waste is very high. I want to show you how to make the environmentally friendly, very light and strong enough lampshade from recycled coffee grounds. This method is very easy and can be used to make many other things.

 

The completed lampshade when lit.

Lampshade out of Transparent Duct TapeHot glue and expired eyeshadow will help you transform a simple transparent sticky tape into this original lampshade. Making this lampshade is not difficult and not expensive. It is washable and durable, but can only be used with a LED bulb.

 

The completed button board.

Button/Jewelry ArtBought this letter board and came up with this idea to decorate it using buttons and some odds and ends of old jewelry.

 

Adding stickers to the case.

Vintage SuitcaseI love vintage items and decided to decorate this wooden suitcase I picked up at a thrift store to look vintage.

 

Adding a faucet and handle and decorations to the birdhouse.

Upcycled Water Faucet DecorI saw this birdhouse made with an old water faucet. Since I had some old plumbing supplies that belonged to my grandpa, I came up with this craft decor using a water faucet and a handle. The "birdhouse" was something I found at a thrift store.

 

The completed Our Nest is Best Pizza Pan Craft

Our Nest is Best Pizza Pan CraftI just love these pizza pan crafts. This will be my second one. Everything is from the dollar tree except for my yard twigs. Hope you like it!

 

A frame that says "Home Sweet Home" on tags.

Home Sweet Home FrameTake frame, I used an 11x13 inch, take the cardboard that usually comes with frame and cover with fabric. Adhere tags with glue gun.

 

A decorative keepsake box.

Antique Keepsake BoxStart by painting the inside and outside of your box with a complimenting color to your fabric. Once your box is dry, using your lid as a template cut a square of fabric that is just larger then the top of your box.

 

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Wooden daisy flowers in terra cotta pots on a chandelier outside.

Wooden Daisy FlowersMy Valentine's Day gift: flowers and chocolates! My husband made the flowers from wood and attached a dowel. After I had eaten the chocolate centers, I decided to repurpose the flowers and made this cute hanging for my patio area.

 

The completed bottle decor on a granite countertop.

Bottle DecorI made this cute decor using old food bottles: two Snapple drink bottles, a Worcestershire sauce bottle, and an old maple syrup bottle.

 

A Keepsake Laundry Room Sign

Keepsake Laundry Room SignLast summer, I was able to get a can full of old plumbing supplies that belonged to my grandfather who was a plumber for a small town in Nevada during the 1930s and 1940s. Not knowing what to do with the old faucets, etc., I came up with this keepsake idea to display the plumbing parts.

 

The finished noodleboard covering a sink.

DIY NoodleboardI ran across an item called a "noodle board" one day online when I was looking for an idea to cover my kitchen sink to provide temporary counter space. You know those times- everyone is coming to your house for a get together, but space is at a premium to set up a buffet.

 

The completed Large Letter Decor

Large Letter DecorMade of 2 by 4 foot lumber, this cute "H" shelf will be decor on my daughter's new home!

 

Decorated grapevine welcome wreath.

Welcome WreathHere is an easy decoration for your front door. It only cost me a few cents to make this decoration because I already had everything to make it.

 

The finished picture with hooks on the bottom.

Key Rack/Mask HangerI purchased a picture frame to make a clock. Inside the picture frame was a picture that I decided to use for this craft project to make a key rack because I didn't want anything useful to go to waste. So for the cost of the picture frame ($2.75), I was able to make two craft projects.

 

The completed 3D Initial Floral Decoration Box

3D Initial Floral Decoration BoxI was able to transform a sunglasses box that I was just about to toss out into this 3D initial greenery/floral box. This makes a nice decor piece and works great (easier) if your initial is a T or L. For other letters, you can freehand and make your own 3D initial with cardboard.

 

Candle Ring - finished candle ring

Candle RingThis candle ring is made from disposable aluminum pie pans and a 10 inch wire frame.

 

Sunflower tie backs.

Sunflower TiebacksQuick and easy way to make attractive tie-backs to suit the decor in any room. Cut two strips of felt, each measuring 1 1/2 x 24 inches. You can also use two 1 1/2 inches wide ribbon strips cut to 24 inches.

 

Mini Flute Replica - finished flute

Mini Flute ReplicaBecause my daughter plays the flute, I made this mini flute for her to display on a shelf in her bedroom.

 

Decor for Less Using Hurricane Vases - finished vases both with bows

Decor for Less Using Hurricane VasesI enjoy changing up my home decor from time to time, however at the same time I don't want to spend a lot of money purchasing new pieces either.

 

Dainty Wall Calendar Wreath  - wreath over the top page of a wall calendar

Dainty Wall Calendar WreathMake this cute, dainty calendar wreath to attach to the month section of your wall calendar. I have a custom Shutterfly calendar (top being a photo & I like this wreath over it for the photo of the month) or you could also put it over photos or cards too. If you're making this for a photo or card the wreath being smaller would look nicer.

 

Foil and Batting Little Birdie Sculpture - finished bird with beak, eyes, paint, and wings in place

Foil and Batting Little Birdie SculptureAfter watching a few Youtube videos and using household items I had on hand, I made a little bird sculpture which could be used for garden or home crafting projects.

 

Scrappy Fun Fabric Flowers - sew the button through all layers

Scrappy Fun Fabric FlowersI made these pretty flowers from strips of fabric. I attached them to my Five Minute No-Sew Throw Pillow.

 

Echo Dot Camouflage - candle in place on top of the speaker

Echo Dot CamouflageHere is a fun project for hiding technology and making it into something decorative!

 

Quickie Thrifty Crafts - purple frame craft with new scrapbook paper and message

Quick Thrifty CraftsI made four crafts in less than an hour using things I had on hand.

 

Minimalist Clip Desk Decor - finished decor piece with items clipped on at the sides

Minimalist Clip Desk DecorHere is another minimalist craft project I made with craft wire. I made this for my niece. It is perfect to place at the corner of her desk without taking up much space. You can clip on some small photos or notes, too. The fun part is the wire you hand bend can be with any phrase or word you'd like.

 

Rainbow Goblets - red, orange, and yellow water filled goblets

Making Rainbow GobletsI love the colors of the rainbow. I prefer the old version, so you get 7 colors (ROY G BIV). So today I made a rainbow goblet display with colors that are spot on, pretty close and this is a great way to teach kids colors, BTW.

 

A keyholder made from a flip flop.

Making a Sandal KeyholderTake the dowel and kinda turn and push at the same time into bottom of sandal to make a hole. Then put glue in the hole and reinsert the dowel. Take the pipe cleaner and cut to the length you want the hanger to be then push into top of sandal. Glue in if you like, it will make the hanger stronger.

 

A clothespin with a summery beach theme.

Seasonal Clothespin WreathsUsing a wire wreath form you can create a variety of seasonal clothespin wreaths. Paint or otherwise decorate the pins in seasonal colors to make these inexpensive decorations. You can even make them reversible.

 

Photo Clip Banner

Making a Photo Clip BannerThis photo clip banner project includes the instructions for making the cute recycled water bottle flowers seen at the end of the ribbon hanger. Learn how using the detailed steps below.

 

Splatter Paint Sticker Circle Garland

Making a Splatter Paint Sticker Circle GarlandPainted circular stickers are attached to twine to make a simple but colorful garland. The instructions and supplies list follows.

 

Tiny Egg Nest Magnets - two magnets on the fridge

Making Tiny Egg Nest MagnetsMake these tiny nests from mini rattan wreath forms, crafting moss, faux eggs, and jar lids with magnets glued in place. What a fun way to hang papers on the fridge. The instructions are found on this page.

 

Spring Calving Season Cowboy/Cowgirl Wreath - finished wreath hanging from an over the door hook

DIY Cowboy/Cowgirl WreathA western theme in honor of the spring calving season decorates this wreath. Faux barb wire, twine, cows and colorful fabric give this wreath its cowboy look.

 

Broken Tree Branch Tea Light Holder - tree branch with 4 spaces

Broken Tree Branch Tea Light HolderUsing a speedbor bit on a fallen branch you can make a tea light holder for your table or fireplace. The project below will show you how.

 

Snowy Window or Mirror - arrange and stick them to the mirror

Creating a Snowy Window or MirrorUse handmade paper snowflakes as the template for decorating a window or mirror with spray on snow. We can show you how.

 

Summer Door Decor - finished red door hanging

Making Summer Door DecorMake a patriotic display of red, white and blue stars to hang on your door or wall. Colorful placemats are cut up for this project but you can make the stars with construction paper too.

 

Honeycomb Shadow Shelf - shelf on wall with two items displayed

Making a Honeycomb Shadow ShelfUse craft sticks to make this creative honeycomb shelf. It's great for displaying mementos and curios. Make more than one and cluster them for a stunning effect.

 

Foil Lined Mason Jar Light  - glowing red light filled Mason jar

Making a Foil Lined Mason Jar LightUse aluminum foil and a canning jar to create this pretty light. They would be perfect to light the garden at night.

 

Bamboo Decorative Box -  finished box

Making a Bamboo Decorative BoxThin pieces of bamboo, CDs, and raffia are assembled in this project to create a useful, decorative bamboo box. It is great for storing small items on your desk. If a small plate is placed inside you can add a little potted plant. There are a lot of different uses.

 

Making a Photo Christmas Card Keepsake Display - display standing on a granite counter

Making a Photo Christmas Card Keepsake DisplayCreating a collage using Christmas photo cards is a great way to display these keepsakes that often end up tucked away in a box. Give it a try using the project outlined below.

 

Bunch of Newspaper Roses - vase filled with roses and pom poms

Making Newspaper RosesLearn how to make a beautiful bunch of recycled newspaper and pom pom flowers. The supplies list, photos, and steps follow.

 

Clothespin Chicken Plant Decoration - front view with all feathers glued in place

Making a Clothespin Chicken Plant DecorationTransform a wooden spring style clothespin into a cute chicken. Use it to decorate an indoor plant or even as a gift tag holder.

 

How to Make a Stiffened Doily Bowl - car keys in purple bowl which has had a pink ribbon laced through it

How to Make a Stiffened Doily BowlUsing watered down school glue and a purchased or handmade crochet doily you can make a stiffened, lacy molded bowl. When thoroughly dry spray with a clear sealer.

 

A collection of wine corks.

Using Wine Corks For DecoratingWine corks are used in a variety of craft projects. Learn how to make a cork and faux grape filled painted box to display in your home.

 

View from the front with books in place

Making Wooden BookendsIf you own or have access to a saw and drill you can make these easy wooden bookends. The supplies are listed below and you can add your own embellishments to suit your tastes.

 

A decorative orb made form thumbtacks.

Thumbtack OrbDecorative balls make for an interesting centerpiece when grouped together in a large bowl or vase. Here is a neat ball that you can make with thumbtacks and a Styrofoam ball.

 

Glass pop bottle turned into a vase.

Making a Glass Soda Bottle VaseBy decorating a glass bottle with peel and stick shelf paper with a leaf pattern you can create a soda bottle vase. Cut out paper leaves, attach them to a wire stem and you have your foliage too.

 

jar candle

Making Candle LampsEmpty jars and candle jar lids can be transformed into candle lamps. Add a bit of wire, decoratively formed, and a candle of appropriate size for the container. Include additional embellishments such as shells, if desired.

 

Rose bowl painted as silly pumpkin face.

Rose Bowl Holiday DecorThese bubble or globe shaped glass containers are great for painting to use as decor for any holiday. Fill with candy or a battery operated tea light. Try your hand at one today.

 

Basket of crafting supplies.

"I am Gonna Miss That Man" Craft BasketThis cute party decoration jokes about the obsession many crafters have for their projects. The "I Am Gonna Miss that Man" basket is a whimsical reply to the husband who jokes about leaving if one more bit of yarn, fabric, or what have you is brought home for your crafting stash.

 

Sun Catcher Pendant - in process

Making a Suncatcher PendantGet out your tube of E6000 glue, decorative cord, some small embellishments, and beads. Using these supplies, learn how to make a variety of suncatcher pendants.

 

A glass ball with a funky pattern.

Making a Mosaic Ball DecorationDecorate a polystyrene ball with cut pieces of glass tiles to create this lovely mosaic ball decoration. The supplies list and instructions follow. Choose a color to your liking and enhance your home decor with this handmade bit of ornamentation.

 

Decorative Stone Cactus - small terra cotta pot with super cute stone cactus

DIY Decorative Stone CactusPainting rocks is a pastime that has become popular lately. Put your painting skills to work and create this fun decorative stone cactus; no green thumb required for this beauty.

 

Skewer Starburst Decor - top view down on the starburst project

DIY Skewer Starburst DecorIf you like starburst decor pieces, this project is for you. Gather together some wooden skewers, tin snips or heavy duty scissors, a Styrofoam ball, and both acrylic and spray paints and get started. The instructions for this DIY skewer starburst can be found on this page.

 

Faux Wax Drip Jar Candle Holders - finished jar with candle inside and jute around the top

Making Faux Wax Drip Jar Candle HoldersFood coloring and hot glue will help you create these faux wax drip candle holders using recycled jars. Let us show you how.

 

Foam Goody Bowl - tie twine in a bowl to finish the bowl

Making a Foam Goody BowlFoam sheets are fun to use in craft projects. Learn how to make a foam goody bowl on this page.

 

Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - enhance the stamped image with paint

How to Make a Sweet Lavender Jar Party LightTransform a plain recycled jar into an elegant party light. The jar is covered with handmade tissue paper, a pretty lavender stamped image, paint, and more. The instructions and photos for creating one of your own are found on this page.

 

Two tiny hanging glass jars filled with beads or buttons.

Making Tiny Hanging Glass JarsFill tiny cork stoppered bottles and mini salt shakers with beads, broken shells, buttons, and more. Then attach a thread hanger to the bottle top or to a pin pushed into the cork stopper and display.

 

Fabric Covered Display Boxes - display packages wrapped in fabric and tied with lace bows

How to Make Fabric Covered Display BoxesTo create pretty display boxes try wrapping empty boxes with fabric, just as you would a gift. Add ribbons and bows if desired. If you use pins or water soluble glue then the boxes and fabric can be reused later.

 

Blue Ombré Holiday Wreath - finished ombré wreath

How to Make a Blue Ombré Summer WreathA Hula Hoop, blue and white faux lei flowers, yarn, and sea shells are used to make this pretty blue ombré summer wreath.

 

Silhouette Jar Storm Lantern - jar with lights added

How to Make a Silhouette Jar Storm LanternA recycled glass jar, decorative tape, and decoupage skills can help you create a beautiful jar lantern for your garden, patio, or inside. It is lovely when displayed at a garden party.

 

DIY Japanese Carp Streamer - two finished carp streamers hanging outside

DIY Japanese Carp StreamerTransform humble toilet paper tubes into these colorful Japanese carp streamers. They are fun to display in the garden or inside for parties or in the kids' room.

 

Masking Tape and Shoe Polish Vase - apply a coat of Mod Podge

Creating a Leather Look VaseMasking tape, shoe polish, and either spray sealer or Mod Podge are the main supplies needed to turn a plain vase into one having a leather look. Try your hand at it, using the instructions and photos provided.

 

Rubber Band Art Painted Vase - white vase with flowers

Making Rubber Band Art Painted VasesTurn a plain glass vase into a unique piece of art. This page explains how to make rubber band art painted vases.

 

A collection of plastic spoons on a wooden table.

Crafts Using Plastic SpoonsPlastic spoons can be used to create unique bits of home decor, as well as, in other craft projects. This page will link you to fun crafts using plastic spoons.

 

Plastic Spoon Tree - add a spoon to the top tip up

Making a Plastic Spoon TreeUsing a piece of sturdy paper to create the base cone shape you can make this attractive spoon tree, either for the holidays of any season. Paint it if you like. See how to make a plastic spoon tree using the steps in this page.

 

Layered Paper Flowers - mass of different colored paper flowers

How to Make Layered Paper FlowersThese beautiful layered paper flowers will be easy for you to make by following the instructions and photos found in this page. Decorate a classroom, home, or a party table as a centerpiece. Their uses are many.

 

Table Cover Using Store Bought Doilies - doily table runner

How to Make a Table Cover Using Store Bought DoiliesYou don't need to know how to crochet to make this lovely table runner. Learn how to make a table cover using store bought doilies.

 

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A decorated Key and Wallet Holder Decor

Key and Wallet Holder DecorThis is a quick, decorative craft I created for my husband who likes to throw his keys and wallet on the top of his nice, oak desk. I was afraid it would get scratched and thought it would look tidier to make this cute little key/wallet holder. I picked up the crate and trim on the Dollar Tree clearance rack for $1 and the 3D stickers for $1. Total cost: $2

 

The completed Peacock Feather Wreath

Peacock Feather WreathWhile vacationing in Nevada, we stayed at a bed and breakfast that had a lot of peacocks wandering the grounds. I had a lot of fun picking up their feathers. When I got home, I decided to make a wreath with them.

 

Fabric Wall Art

Fabric Wall ArtHave some artistic looking fabric scraps? Turn them into wall art.

 

The clipboard gallery wall.

Clipboard Gallery WallIf your kid is anything like mine, there is a slew of artwork being made each day. I wanted a way to display my child's art in a way that could be easily changed. This is the solution I came up with. I wanted to be able to have both verticle and horizontal pieces of art, so I got two sizes of clipboards so that art would be contained within the parameters of the clipboard. I added some patterned contact paper to some of the clipboards to add interest and also painted the clips black to match. In retrospect, I don't think the contact paper was needed, as I am sure these will always be full.

 

The completed decorative compass.

Old-Looking Compass from JunkAfter watching a YouTube video on making an old compass from a teething ring purchased from Dollar Tree, I came up with this original idea.

 

The finished Kleenex box.

Shabby Chic Kleenex BoxThis is made from a wood planter and some rub-on decals.

 

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Yarn Wrapped Vase

Making a Yarn Wrapped VaseThis video shows you the easy steps to making your own unique vase by wrapping it with yarn.

 

Paper Dahlia

Paper DahliaThis paper dahlia makes a great wall decoration. It will brighten up any room. Check out this video for step by step instructions.

 

Fabric Bunny Doorstop

Fabric Bunny DoorstopThis whimsical bunny doorstop is easy to make and safe for children. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Decoupaged Glass Vases

Decoupaged Glass VasesCheck out this video and learn how we made these cute decoupaged lanterns.

 

Revamping Thrift Store Figurines

Revamping Thrift Store FigurinesYou can give outdated nicknacks a new life with a simple coat of paint. Check out this video to see how we revived a couple ceramic owls.

 

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A piece of artwork done by a child.

Preserving Children's Art WorkThis is a "copy" of artwork I had done when fingerpainting in Kindergarten. This shows how to preserve it and use it to decorate a child's room.

 

The completed Keepsake Shadow Box

Keepsake Shadow BoxRecently I was going through keepsakes from my childhood and from my husband's childhood. I decided rather than keep them in boxes, I would display them in a shadow box.

 

A before and after of the painted cork board.

DIY Geometric Painted Cork BoardWe've had these cork boards up in the basement forever and I felt like they needed a little facelift, so I gave them just that. 

 

Adding stickers to the case.

Vintage SuitcaseI love vintage items and decided to decorate this wooden suitcase I picked up at a thrift store to look vintage.

 

The finished Space Rocket Window Art

Space Rocket Window ArtLearn new exciting crafts made from scraps at home. I have a cut out bottom of a plastic bottle. At first I thought of turning it into a paint palette but I had a better idea.

 

The finished nautical lantern.

Nautical Decor with Easy Wood StandI used an idea for a wooden pumpkin to make this lantern candle holder stand.

 

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