DIY Plate Rack


What You’ll Need: 1 36 inch 5/8 square dowel 2 48 inch 5/16 round dowels 5/16 drill bit and drill Hacksaw or other fine tooth saw Wood Glue Marker or Pencil Tape Measure Hole Punch Sandpaper, fine grit Favorite Spray Paint Printed Template   1. Print the Template out and cut along the dashed lines. […]

Clay Pot Cake Stand


What You’ll Need: 10-12 inch pot base 3-4 inch pot for stand Can of spray paint in your favorite color Clear silicon caulking Clear sealer (optional)   1. Find the middle of the base bottom and mark with a black pencil or marker. 2. Make a ring of caulk around the edge of the pot […]

Father’s Day Origami T-Shirts


  I’m posting this very last minute as I’m already late to lunch on Father’s Day.  Here are the templates, make sure you cut just inside the dotted line so you don’t get any black on your shirts.   Folding instructions here.   When you make these, make sure the shirt design is on the […]

Valentine’s Day Cards from Paint Swatches


Save your cash this Valentine’s Day and use those free paint swatches from the hardware store to decorate your cards!  Below are three cards we made using multiple colored paint swatches, a simple heart punch, some blank leftover cards, leftover buttons and some glue dots, that’s it!           With this one […]

Starry Background for Christmas Village


I love collecting those little Christmas Villages but I don’t like just having my china hutch as the background so I decided to create a starry backdrop.  It’s really simple and makes your village that much more special. What You’ll Need: measuring tape 2 all-black 20 x 30 inch foam boards, should be at least […]

Beach Towel Tote


What You’ll Need: Beach Towel (or large bath towel) Hand Towel Strong ribbon or webbing Thread Sewing Machine & Scissors Measuring Tape   This is a simple and cute project for turning beach and bathroom towels into a great and big tote bag and mat for trips to the beach!  You’ll need one hand towel […]

Lamp Cord Cover


Every time I shop at the antique stores I always see these really nice cord covers that hide those oh so unsightly lamp cords.  Unfortunately they are always about $25 bucks or more (hey, that’s a lot when every room has at least 3-4 lamps)!  So I decided to make my own.  I’m just guessing […]

Just Beachy Pillow Cover


  A wonderful project for a beginner, these granny squares can be stitched in any color combination to match your decor! Materials: Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted weight acrylic yarn, 1 skein Butterscotch (Michael’s stores exclusive) Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight acrylic yarn: 1 skein each Turqua, Real Teal, and Spring Green I-9 crochet […]

Father’s Day Greeting Card


Even if the dad in your house isn’t a shirt-and-tie kind of guy, he’s sure to love this stylish Father’s Day card. Materials  Decorative scrapbook paper Glue Scissor Instructions To make one, first cut a 4- by 12-inch rectangle from a piece of decorative scrapbook paper and fold it in half to create a […]

Flag Day & Independence Day Crafts


Download an American Flag. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open it. You will have two flags, one wavy and one straight edged, mirrored, so that when you cut it out you will fold it in half and have a flag to see on each side. When folded it is about 4″. You can either […]

Pasta Lei

Ages: 3 & Up Bring a touch of Hawaii to your craft projects with a bunch of lovely leis. Aloha! Materials Uncooked ziti Acrylic paint and brushes Crepe paper String  Instructions Color 16 pieces of uncooked ziti using paints. Let dry. Next, cut out bunches of three-petaled flower shapes from colored crepe paper sheets. Loosely tie a […]