Learn how to make a tote bag to match your spring wardrobe. Start with an inexpensive straw bag, and transform it with pretty fabric. The best thing? This is a no-sew project!

I love the Dollar Spot at Target. As soon as I walk in the door, it calls my name, and I’m filling my cart with all manner of cuteness. Like these little straw tote bags, which are just $3 apiece. Though they’re lovely as is, these totes make a great canvas for a creative type like […]

Learn how to make these pretty handmade gift tags in less than 10 minutes. Use them for gifts or as part of your spring decorating. #quickcraftshoa

Chirp, chirp! A little birdie told me it’s time for another series of Crafty Hangouts videos, this month sponsored by Consumer Crafts. These video tutorials all feature quick crafts you can make in 10 minutes or less. Like these handmade gift tags featuring nests, hatchlings, feathers, moss, greenery and other signs of spring. You’ll find all […]

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

Before long, winter will be a memory and planting season will be upon us. So, it seemed like a perfect time to finally share with you the ins and outs and how tos of the DIY potting bench makeover I did last year for the Chic Chateau showhouse. This was such a fun project, to […]

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers with this easy step-by-step tutorial, featuring instructions for making three different types of blooms.. #FeelGlade #CG

With flowers, it always seems I’m in the wrong season. I always want what’s not blooming now. When I got married in the fall and told my florist I wanted lilies and peonies and ranunculus in my bouquet, he laughed and told me I should have gotten married in the spring or summer when those flowers […]

Looking for St. Patrick's Day craft ideas? Make these rainbow candy treats using pill cases from the dollar store. Click here for the free printable tags.

Who wouldn’t like to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I can’t help you with the leprechaun’s treasure, but this St. Patrick’s day craft is pretty sweet. A rainbow of Skittles candy…and at the end some gold chocolate coins. This makes a great St. Patrick’s Day gift for anyone with whom you want […]

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

I love the Pottery Barn catalog for ideas and inspiration, as well as for shopping. And I really love it when I see something in the catalog and say, “Hey, I can make that myself!” That’s just what I said when I saw this paper bunny garland in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. And since my […]

Give a straw tote a springy look by adding a pastel argyle pattern to it with paint and embroidery thread.

We’re crafting our way through the alphabet! What a fun way to celebrate National Craft Month! I’m excited to be kicking off the Craft Month A to Z event, organized by Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain, with the letter A. As in argyle, a pattern normally seen on sweaters and socks. But I wanted to […]

Upcycle a deep dish pizza pan into a wine barrel tray or a wine barrel sign inspired by Ballard Designs

My next door neighbor is the district manager for a pizza chain, and recently they were getting rid of a bunch of deep dish pizza pans. His wife offered me a few. I took them, knowing I could make something from them. Of course, I had no ideas what that would be, but I added […]

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

I love all things vintage, especially when it comes to children’s storybooks and artwork. This craft pays tribute to one of my favorite children’s book, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward. It was a story my parents read to me, and now I love reading it with my son. The […]

Learn how to make a faux pallet wood sign using foam sheets , paint and other materials. You can get the same look as wood but without the weight or having to use power tools.

Remember last week when I shared my Valentine’s Day vignette and the love story of how my husband and I first met? You may have spied the typography heart artwork and thought it was made from pallet wood. But it’s not! No power tools were required in the making of this sign! Just craft supplies! […]