Guest Post: Beaded Hoop Earrings

Beaded hoop earring tutorial at from Steph at The Silly Pearl

Today I am thrilled to have Steph from The Silly Pearl here to share with you a fantastic beaded hoop earring tutorial.   She is a multi-talented crafter for sure, but I especially love her jewelry tutorials.  She was in the handmade bridal jewelry business before her twin girls came along, and her … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Make Cut Wine Bottle Vases


Need a beautiful, quick gift that is free to make?  This recycled wine bottle craft is just the thing.  It is super fun, you will see in the video.  It only takes a few supplies and a minute to make.  Stick a paper rose in there (see this paper rose tutorial) and you have a lovely centerpiece or … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Button Bracelet


I was looking at my piles and piles of buttons, when it hit me that I have a serious problem.  I don't want to end up on an episode of Hoarders.  Not a goal of mine.  That is when I decided to use some of them up by creating this easy, 5  minute bracelet.  I even shot a little video.  All you will … [Read more...]

Find it, Cut it, Put a Candle in it


    This is another project made from materials I found while running.  Someone had discarded a perfectly good 4x4, and when I saw it, I immediately drew to mind this DIY votive holder from Jen at Tatertots and Jello.  I made my own version, decorated with scrapbook paper and … [Read more...]

DIY Twig Flower Pot

DIY Twig Flower Pot

Bring some of the outside in, with this eco-friendly twig vase DIY at Nini Makes.  What a cheap, creative way to display your wildflowers, or gift that gorgeous bouquet. … [Read more...]

Video: DIY Beaded Macrame Bracelets With Mod Podge Charms

Make Beaded Macrame Charm Bracelets

Have you had a chance to play with Mod Podge's new ?  I used the nature pack to create these cute charms, which I attached to beaded macrame bracelets I made.  This video tutorial shows you how to make the charm ready bracelets and the charms.  Attach a clip to the jump ring to make them … [Read more...]

DIY Crafter’s Clay Flowers


As much of a polymer clay fanatic as I am, I was a unsure how Martha Stewart's Crafter's Clay would compare.  I finally got my hands on some, and I am loving the stuff. There are several differences between this clay and polymer clay.  Like polymer clay, this is pretty easy to use, and you can mix … [Read more...]

Leather & Thread Easy Bracelets

Leather Bracelet DIY

These lovely leather & thread bracelets from Trinkets in Bloom are on my shortlist  for girls craft night.  With my patriotic mood that is infiltrating all of my recent projects, I may just need to make one of these bad boys in red, white and blue.  Whatever the color combo, these work up … [Read more...]

DIY Quick & Easy Dad Gift

Handmade gifts for guys

If you need a last minute handmade gift idea for Dad, check out this easy "Dad" keychain you can make in no time.  If you are like me, and you stalk your local Michael's  store, you may have seen the new, so so so cool product line from Mod Podge.  I will be telling you a lot more about it next … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Subway Art

Beautiful Subway Art

This print is now hanging in my stepdaughter's bedroom and she loves it!  I made it in Photoshop and you can download the full res 11x14 at Printable Decor; Be Beautiful Subway Art Printable.  I had mine printed on regular paper at Staples for less than $1, and put it in a frame I had on hand. … [Read more...]