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DIY Fancy Fall Leaves Mailbox

DIY Fancy Fall Leaves Mailbox

Nothing says autumn like falling leaves. They’re fun to play in, a pain to rake, and not so pretty if you just have leaves that turn brown, but the falling leaves on this mailbox will stay pretty for a long time to come. This fun and easy DIY fancy fall leaves mailbox will be the talk ofContinue Reading

Summer Celebration Party Decor!

Summer Celebration Party Decor!

We’re rapidly approaching Labor Day, the end of lazy summer days, trips to the beach and catching lightning bugs after dark. What better way to celebrate than hosting the last summer fling for family and friends? A Celebration This invitation is designed to be memorable and mouth-watering. It’s quick and easy, and the PDF filesContinue Reading

DIY Birthday Bouquet

DIY Birthday Bouquet

Have you ever noticed how many people are born in September? It seems as though everyone knows at least three people who have September birthdays. My September Birthday Buddies include friends Emma, Sherry, Jackie and David, as well as my wonderful son Michael. At least one of them will receive this cool Birthday Bouquet, madeContinue Reading

Back to School Glittery Butterfly Pencil Box Set

Back to School Glittery Butterfly Pencil Box Set

Ask kids what is the best part of going back to school and chances are they will say “Supplies”!  Well, here’s a fun way for children to decorate a plain pencil box set and some mini notebooks by using Kool Tak foils and a little die cutting and rubber stamping. And although this project is pretty “girly”,Continue Reading

Girl’s Room Decor: Flower Garden Garland

Girl’s Room Decor: Flower Garden Garland

Here’s a cheerful project that will keep a little girl’s hands busy while making a sweet personalized garland for her room. My little niece has a new room with freshly painted walls which are just begging to be decorated. And I thought that this would be a fun summer craft to make outside with her – we’d be inspired byContinue Reading

Fourth of July Centerpiece

Fourth of July Centerpiece

The Fourth of July celebrates the best thing about living in America: the freedom we hold so dear, and our Independence Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. We have parties, shoot fireworks and get misty-eyed when we hear the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful or God Bless the USA. ThisContinue Reading

Father’s Day Rocketship Family Portrait

Father’s Day Rocketship Family Portrait

I’ve always been a big fan of Claudine Hellmuth’s delightful portraits where she takes photographs of faces and turns them into little drawn characters in all sorts of adventurous scenes. So inspired, I decided to make my own version of a whimsical family portrait as a Father’s Day gift for my youngest brother, Jeffrey. I had such fun turning him, hisContinue Reading

Memorial Day Banner

Memorial Day Banner

Memorial Day Banner (or any special occasion!) Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of summer in America. We host back yard barbecues, head to the lake, shop the Memorial Day sales or just sit back and enjoy a holiday from the nine-to-five drudgery. But Memorial Day is much more than that. It’s a time toContinue Reading

Springtime Decorated Wooden Popsicle Stick Box

Springtime Decorated Wooden Popsicle Stick Box

If you’re looking for a project to make with a child, here’s a fun one! When I was little, my aunts taught me how to make these little boxes out of wooden popsicle sticks and once I knew how – there was no stopping me. I remember making them for all my teachers who wouldContinue Reading