This DIY Pincushion is the start of an odyssey. Today I’m showing you a technique to create your own custom mudcloth-style fabric – using cotton fabric, gel school glue and dye! But, as usual, I have plans to take the technique much further in a future post! Continue reading
When we found this painted rocking chair, it happened to be on a day with hit the jackpot of curb side chairs. Continue reading
Today I’m making a cement planter DIY that uses a plastic baseball straight from the dollar store! I was inspired by this kid’s baseball mitt found at Value Village. And with baseball season stretching to October this year, this indoor cement planter is timely! I can get away with calling it an indoor planter for Fall :). It even makes a great gift idea for Christmas. Continue reading
With Fall approaching, I’m trying my hand at acorn craft. Today I’m sharing the most effective way to prepare and paint acorns!
Late August, for me, if the best time of year to harvest acorns from oak trees. They’re still green, so aren’t quite mature yet, and haven’t fallen to the ground. So we pull them right off the branches. Only gather in a year when there is a bumper crop of acorns; our wild and furry friends rely on them as a food source! White oaks produce a crop every other year and a heavy crop every third year. Red oaks, pin oaks, swamp chestnut oaks, and all the rest produce a crop every other year. The key is to identify which species of oaks will produce acorns this Fall and concentrate on gathering from those trees.
Leave behind any that have obvious pin holes; that means there are critters inside.
Outdoor garden decor is the focus of our very first stencil project using Cutting Edge Stencils! Typically the kind of stencil we’re using would go on a wall. But we’re not typical. I can’t wait for you to see our unique idea to turn a wall stencil into stencil art for the garden! But if you read to the very end, we have a giveaway so you can try it out stencilling too. Continue reading
Aside from spending more time with Hubs, this Adirondack chair head pillow is probably the best thing to come out of the stay at home order this year. Hubs hasn’t worked since March so I want him to take advantage of the opportunity to take it easy for change. If anyone deserves some rest and relaxation it’s him. But I bet you do too and I’ll show you how! Continue reading
This air plant holder DIY is a solution to a very real problem if you like to grow plants but have limited space.
So how do you display air plants when space is an issue? Air plants don’t need just air, they also need a source of bright indirect sunlight too. That means they have to be within 3 feet of a window at most. But that’s easier said than done in our house. You see, our house sits on a ‘zero lot line’. One side of our house has no windows at all, and the windows we DO have, don’t have enough floor space surrounding them to grow plants. Continue reading
Wouldn’t you love to be able to change the fabric on your lampshades at a whim? I’ll show you how to recover a lampshade with a slipcover so you can do just that!
But first, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Jenna at The Painted Apron, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a creative group of 16 other bloggers with inspiring Summer ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
Now, let’s get to it!
Today’s post is all about a technique we developed to get a really interesting faux barnyard look for a fraction of the cost. It took us two tries until we were satisfied with the outcome; this post documents our perfected version. We created faux barnboard for our phone booth planter and shelf (shown at the end), but you could use it in any project where you want that rustic touch! Continue reading
This steering wheel cover DIY is inspired by a true life story. If you’re wondering how I came to upcycle a steering wheel and mount it on my wall, it all started with a simple question ‘What’s on your bucket list?’ That’s how this whole story began.
But first, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a fine group of 14 other bloggers with inspiring craft ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
A webcam cozy is a must these days with so many kids schooling at home!
Turtles have one of the best natural defence systems in the animal world: they can pull their bodies into their shells to protect themselves from predators. But this turtle can protect you too – from prying eyes!
A crochet Easter bunny is just the thing to welcome Spring. But even though it’s officially Spring, our weather here is still cold and blustery. Until the weather warms up, I’m keeping my hands and mind busy indoors by reacquainting myself with crochet. And since Easter is less than a week away, I’m squeezing in one more crocheted project with this sleeping crochet Easter bunny pattern! This one is tiny so it’s quick. Continue reading