• Faux Taxidermy Christmas Ornaments

    November 12, 2017

    The other day Rob and I went to The Dollar Tree so that we could grab some items not in my craft stash for my frugal Christmas crafting challenge I’ve created for myself. The goal is, in a nut shell, to not spend much, if any, money for the vast array of Christmas ornaments and decor…

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  • Colorful DIY Christmas Trees on Stands

    November 10, 2017

    The other day I found online one of those pretty pink Christmas trees and I really, REALLY wanted to get it. But in the end I decided that I have more than enough Christmas trees and, though on sale, it was still an unecessary expense. Boy do I hate the reasonable side of myself sometimes…

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  • DIY Giant Christmas Ornaments

    November 8, 2017

    I love things that are larger than life. Give me a novelty jumbo pencil and I’m going to write that sucker down to a nib. Make me the biggest burger in The City and I’m going to do my best to take it out… well, I would back when I didn’t know that I wasn’t…

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  • How to make a no-sew Christmas gnome

    December 14, 2016

    When you start making Christmas decor, it’s kind of hard to stop. There is always something you want to add: some garlands across the house, some lighting on the front porch! I wanted some funny gnomes to display on the chimney! I made this pair of gnomes in no time. You can use some scrap…

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  • Bead & Sequin Wreath

    December 8, 2016

    I remember when I was a kid my mom bringing out tons of little silver pins, colorful little beads, gorgeous and sparkly sequins and tons and tons of foam balls. You see I’ve always enjoyed making as has my mother and sister. Even when I was itty bitty I was a maker. Remembering these fun…

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  • Modern Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments

    December 2, 2016

    I feel like I have never been busier in my whole. dang. life.  I’ve got a book about alcohol ink crafting that is coming out next month (more on that in a bit), lots of projects going on for myself and brands and then it’s Christmastime so I’ve got to buy gifts and wrap them…

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  • Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments

    November 30, 2016

    I’m not super feeling the Christmas decorating gig right now. I put up a 4 foot tree and that is about all I have in me this year. I haven’t spent a Christmas anywhere but my sister’s house for the past 13 years, or so, now since she has kids everybody goes to her. I guess…

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  • DIY Christmas Star door decor

    November 23, 2016

    Time to start decorating for Christmas! If you are looking for a nice front door decor, and you would like something different than the traditional wreath, this is the perfect craft for you. Let’s make a nice and modern star decoration. I use it as a door ornament but it will also look great on…

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  • Faux Iced Cookie Ornaments

    November 10, 2016

    I am so incredibly in love with Christmas cookies. There’s something that’s just so cheerful about cookies cut out into fun, winter or Christmas shapes and decorated with little drips and dots of icing. Maybe it’s because making cookies has been such a personal part of my Christmas experience but I think that I’m not…

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  • Homemade Flavored Oils for Gifting

    November 8, 2016

    I love homemade gifts so much! I like taking the time to make them and I like seeing someone’s face when they realize that I put effort into my gift for them. On the flip side, I also love receiving handmade gifts. There’s nothing in this world quite like knowing that someone cares enough to…

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