It is hard to believe that it is almost December. In order to start to get my house decorated for the holidays, I made some decorations from items from the dollar store. These are three simple crafts that took less than an hour to make (combined). I visit my mother every week and sometimes we work on crafts. I cherish our time together, and lately we have been… Continue Reading
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. We had a nice time hosting the family at our house. We spent the afternoon watching football and relaxing. Now that Thanksgiving is over it is time to gear up for Christmas. Recently my mother and I worked on some Dollar Store Christmas crafting ideas after a trip to the dollar store. These are some of the items we started… Continue Reading
With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, I am planning my Thanksgiving dinner menu. I have been hosting Thanksgiving for my family for over 20 years. We have hosted in different locations and states due to our moving around a bit, but each one is special. I still remember my first turkey in our first home 27 years ago. The day takes so much planning and work, and before you… Continue Reading
Decorating mini pumpkins is an easy way to decorate with flair this fall. Gather up some washi tape and make this simple craft in minutes. Today I am decorating some little pumpkins using decorative washi tape and scrapbook stickers. I have a lot of scrapbook supplies from my scrapbook days (now I do a lot of it online).I love using my washi tape for other projects. First I picked up… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, after searching for artwork for her apartment, my daughter could not find the right painting at a reasonable price. So she decided to make her own. DIY Wall art is so easy to make and we had fun making it. Once the colors were decided we bought some white canvas and some acrylic paint at the craft store. The paint colors were chosen to match the apartment decor. First… Continue Reading
So I am getting ready to update my house decor for fall and have been looking for some fall decorating ideas. I purchased two small bag of leaves from a craft store and I wanted to share a few things I did with them to make the house ready for the season. Fall decorating with candles I found a glass container and a store bought candle, I put the candle in… Continue Reading
Well it is finally cooling down here in California which means fall is on its way. I made a simple and frugal craft decoration out of paint chips and it is so simple that the photos tell the story. Kind of like a Wordless Wednesday.
This Chalkboard gift box is a fun and simple and fun gift idea. I made this one afternoon while watching the Olympics. I bought one of those cardboard boxes from the craft store. Most craft store carry these cardboard boxes. I love that they are so cute and useful! First, I covered the edge of the lid with double-sided tape. Then I painted the lid with chalkboard paint…. Continue Reading