House pen holder / house planter

 A simple and fun project today – these little house pen holders / house planters are made up of 5 pieces of scrap wood and a bit of glue.  You can whip them up in minutes and create adorable decor for your office, shelves and/or window sills.

I cut a couple of these house pen holders for my friend Char before Christmas.  She wanted to give her Dad something for his desk at work so that he’d think of her while […]

2022-01-30T12:31:28-05:00January 30th, 2022|CRAFTS|Comments Off on House pen holder / house planter

Easy Macrame Ornaments – with video tutorials

You don’t have to know macrame, or have any special tools to make these easy macrame ornaments.  Great for homemade ornaments on your tree, or as gift toppers for those you are giving gifts to.

I’ve been saving macrame ornaments on my Pinterest boards lately and some of the creators are just unbelievable.  I thought macrame was just a series of knots and spaces and if you lucked out at all you’d come up with a pretty wall-hanging or plant hanger.

Not […]

2021-11-28T14:12:47-05:00November 28th, 2021|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|Comments Off on Easy Macrame Ornaments – with video tutorials

Vern the Fern

A simple Hallowe’en craft for you and the kids – add eyeballs to your plants and create your own “Vern the fern”! 

I feel like I’ve shared this before, but since I can’t find it, I’m sharing it again….

Looking for an easy way to “Hallowe’en” up your house – yup – used it as a verb there. 😂

All you need is whatever is left of your summer plants, a dowel or piece of rigid wire, 2 ping pong balls and dollar […]

2021-10-23T17:39:39-04:00October 23rd, 2021|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|Comments Off on Vern the Fern

Cornhole trophy

Celebrate any victory with a simple dollar store award – like this cornhole trophy I made for a friend.

Popping in with a quick post today.  So quick in fact, that I didn’t even think to take progress photos to show you how I made it. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Regardless, it turned out pretty cute and took no time to make, so I thought I’d share the finished photos so you can replicate it.

My friend wanted a cornhole trophy and asked if I could […]

2021-10-20T15:32:09-04:00October 20th, 2021|BUILD IT, CRAFTS|Comments Off on Cornhole trophy

Make your own wood Canadian flag

With Canada Day around the corner, now is a great time to use up scrap bits and make a wood Canadian flag to decorate inside or outside your home. 

There were a lot of likes and comments on my scrap wood mosaic post the other day (thank you so much!), one of which suggested that I use the same technique and make a wood Canadian flag sign.

I have made a wooden Canadian flag in the […]

2021-06-27T08:45:37-04:00June 27th, 2021|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR|Comments Off on Make your own wood Canadian flag

Wood art – scrap wood mosaic

This wood mosaic was made up of scrap wood pieces – all less than 5″ in length! If you’ve got bits of wood, you’ve got wood art.

This project my friends is a GREAT way to use up scrap bits of wood.

We’re talking teeny, tiny bits that you’ve held on to in the hopes that someday you *might need a 4″ piece of wood for something. 

Not you?  Yes, I have a problem 😂

I have been dying to try a wood […]

2021-06-17T07:51:37-04:00June 17th, 2021|BUILD IT, CRAFTS|Comments Off on Wood art – scrap wood mosaic

Egg candles

There’s still time! A few eggs, some bees wax and a few wicks are all you need to make your own Easter egg candles!

I’m scrambling to write this because Easter is this weekend and I only just tried this out on Monday.  I had no idea if it would work or not (as with most of my projects) but I saw these egg candles and I wanted some (as with most of my projects).

2021-04-01T10:53:39-04:00April 1st, 2021|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|Comments Off on Egg candles
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