Making candles out of Grandma’s teacups

Today I’m showing how I took my Grandmother’s teacup collection and turned them into teacup candles to display – instead of tucking them away in a cabinet to be forgotten.

I have my Grandmother’s fine bone china teacup collection.

They are beautiful and the fact that my Grandpa bought one for her whenever he could makes them even more special.  Problem is that they sit tucked away in a cupboard.  They don’t “go” with anything in my house, my Dad and brother […]

2021-03-14T08:20:32-04:00March 14th, 2021|CRAFTS|0 Comments

Red berry wreath

Make your own vibrant red Christmas berry wreath with a styrofoam form, a bit of ribbon, a few berry branches and some hot glue.

(This article was originally posted in November 2013, but the links back to it are sketchy at best.  Because it’s one of my favourite Christmas projects, I decided it was worth reposting again.  Photos were also from 2013, so please forgive the graininess.)

I love this Christmas berry wreath.

I mean, […]

2020-11-30T11:39:04-05:00November 27th, 2020|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments

Scrap wood Frankenstein, ghost and Purple People Eater

There’s still time!  Forget pumpkin carving and make these adorable Hallowe’en characters out of scrap wood and leftover paint!

I need to do more small projects.

I love big projects – the challenge, the results etc – but they are big and take a lot of time (this blog is my second job AND I’m a single Mom)… so big projects mean less content is posted on the blog because I’m working on building.

This little project was a super-easy, scrap wood craft […]

2020-10-28T12:09:00-04:00October 28th, 2020|BUILD IT, CRAFTS|0 Comments

Face Mask Storage Rack

Looking for a way to organize face masks for easy grab-and-go, or home-and-remove?  Today I’m showing a simple mask storage rack you can make using dollar store items!

Good morning, good morning!!

I’m in a GREAT mood today – which is actually quite contrary to my cranky week.

Maybe it’s the Fall weather, maybe it’s that my window box over my garage is looking so spectacular (I think anyways) or maybe it’s because I’ve (finally) finished SO MANY outstanding projects that a weight […]

2020-10-03T14:22:22-04:00October 3rd, 2020|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Easy Marbled Ornaments

With clear plastic ornaments and a bit of acrylic craft paint from the dollar store, you can make these easy marbled ornaments in any colour combination to match your Holiday decor.

I had a dilemma; a minor one, but a small nagging concern that was eating at me…  an empty bowl in my Christmas family room.

I know, first world problems – but it was the last element I wanted to complete before photographing my Christmas tree for the blog.

I used […]

2020-08-23T14:59:25-04:00November 26th, 2019|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments

Chalk Couture – Screen printing you can do at home!

Have you ever been curious to try screen printing? What if I told you it’s something you can easily do in your own home with these pre-made Chalk Couture transfers?  I went to a really neat class last weekend and got to play around a bit and had to share.

I guess I should start with “this is NOT a sponsored post” – I don’t work for the company or earn any monies by telling you about this (not that I […]

2020-08-23T14:59:26-04:00November 17th, 2019|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|2 Comments

Make your own Christmas shirt

Do you have access to a cutting machine?  If so, (even if it’s a friend that has one) you can make your own Christmas shirt in a few easy steps!

I have to start by saying these ideas are plagiarized.

I don’t mean I was “inspired by”, I mean I copied the idea entirely – without improvement or alteration.

But the idea, and the Christmas shirts are SO CUTE!

You can’t improve on perfection right?  And since Artsy Fartsy Mama is giving away […]

2020-08-23T14:59:26-04:00November 6th, 2019|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|1 Comment