DIY Christmas ornaments using plastic food container lids.

If you are a regular follower of mine then you know I use plastic lids for all kinds of art projects. This year I did a bunch of animals for ornaments. Years past I have done hearts and stars. Supplies needed: Clean plastic lids from empty food containers. Scissors permanent markers or paint pens. Twine…

DIY repurposed crayon shapes.

Supplies needed: Old or new crayons scissors silicon molds oven foil Remove all the wrapping from your crayons. Break into small pieces to fill up silicon molds. Cover cookie dish with foil and lay down mold filled with crayon pieces. The foil is there to protect from any spillage. Heat oven to 205F and add…

A Dollar store candy land tree.

I made another magazine inspired Christmas tree. When I was organizing my paper mess in my craft office I came across a page I tore out of a magazine at one time, filed away to try and recreate another time. I had a couple of those Dollar store trees that I wanted to use for…

Three little snowmen.

I picked up a pack of ceramic snowmen in October and last night I decided to paint them. They were plain and all white with no decorations on them. I forgot to take a before photo. I found them in a basket when I was decorating the home for Christmas and there they were, three…

Christmas trends 2021

Every year, I always look forward to seeing what new products come out for Christmas season. My first job I had when I was a teenager was an old fashion toy store. The owners were retired school teachers and they opened up two educational toys stores after they left teaching. Working in a toy store…

DIY frugal Christmas décor…pine cone trees.

I picked up some pine cones on my Fall adventure a few weeks ago. Pine cones are one of my favorite items to use for art projects. Kids love them too. They can spend hours out in the woods exploring and looking for the perfect pine cone to take back home with them. Once home…

DIY gratitude leaves.

“ Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude” Nigel Hamilton Thanksgiving is a few days away here in my country. I know there are many around the world who are hurt, scared and suffering, wondering what is in the future. It is so important during these times to find those things in our lives…

Arizona shopping adventures…a pretty paper store.

Remember this you guys? I visited this store a couple months ago. I love paper. When I am organizing, paper is the hardest section in my pile of messes to go through. I have little scraps of photos, quotes, art, etc…all paper. I have about three baskets filled with paper, stickers and magazine pages for…

Woodland Christmas décor…a bottle top tree from nature.

Cottage core is about simpler times. Making things with our own hands. Either baking a sweet treat for someone we love or creating a gift to pass down each generation. It’s our grandparent’s world of enjoying those little things from our hearts. While out exploring up north I decided to do a little cottage core…

Arizona shopping adventures…an old bank becomes a store.

Remember that Fall road trip we all took? Well there were a couple places where we parked our truck and got out to explore. One of those places was Prescott Arizona. Prescott is one of my favorite places to shop. It isn’t too far away from Phoenix so it is a very popular place to…