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I love camping, creating wire/bead jewelry, crafting, cooking, decorating, traveling, thrift stores, spending time with family, and adore my dog 'Scooter'.

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Brass button bracelet.

Metal Button BraceletsIf you have a lot of gold or silver shank buttons in your button box, especially if you are fortunate to have inherited some vintage buttons, this is a really great gift for someone.

 

Closeup of finished ornament.

Silver Starburst OrnamentsThese ornaments can be used any time of the year if you use different colors of beads and sequins and they are lots of fun to make!

 

Memory jar with decorative ribbon.

Gift Idea: Memory JarIn the tough times we live in, it's hard to afford a lot of gifts, but this is special gift, one that comes from the heart and can be made to be given for Christmas, Mother's Day, or birthdays.

 

Wildlife: Squirrel At Wedding on cake table.

Wildlife: Squirrel At WeddingThis little furry friend helped himself to our wedding cake. I know, he was just hungry, and a squirrel has to eat too, right?

 

Blue beaded dragonfly.

Fast and Easy Beaded DragonflyThis beaded dragonfly is a great craft for kids. It's cheap to make and the finished craft is super cool.

 

Two jars with finished lids, motifs, and beads.

Beaded Lid Upcycled Gift JarsMake these upcycled gift jars by decorating jar lids with beads, etc.

 

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Pine Cone 'Zinnias' - cone "zinnias" added to fall floral display

Pine Cone 'Zinnias'If you have a lot of small pine cones in your yard to decorate with, you can take them up a notch by painting the backs of them to create 'zinnias'. I incorporated them into my fall floral decor this year and really like their texture and color.

 

Fancy Paper Snowflake - closeup of finished snowflake

Fancy Paper SnowflakeI've always loved to cut out paper snowflakes and hang them in the window during Christmas. (I've even used them to separate layers of cookies in a cookie tin.) It's so much fun to slowly and carefully unfold the snowflake to see the end result. All you need is printer paper, a pencil, and sharp scissors with a fine point.

 

Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree Topper - closeup of the topper

Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree TopperThis is an easy and inexpensive way to create a retro tree topper that's also fun to make. All you need is a package of silver pipe cleaners and that's all there is to it. If you want to change up your colors from year to year, this is also a great way to coordinate your topper to match your tree.

 

Finished trivet.

Tongue Depressor TrivetThis trivet is made from wooden beads and tongue depressors. The result is a very eye catching trivet that is inexpensive to make.

 

Stuffed Yellow Peppers

Stuffed Yellow PeppersI recently found 12 beautiful yellow peppers marked down, took them home and stuffed them for a delicious 'meal in a cup'.

 

Candle Ring - finished candle ring

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

 

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