Christmas Paper Chain Using Recycled Wrapping Paper

Some of you may remember making chewing gum wrapper chains. You would take the gum wrapper, fold it, hook it on the previous one and eventually make a long chain. It was recycling before recycling became cool. I took the same concept and decided to recycle the beautiful wrapping paper left over after Christmas. Very […]

Paper Succulent Crate Display

I love the look of various succulents snuggled together in a worn container with lots of character. The colors and textures work so well together. This inspired me to create a display of paper succulents in a vintage, wooden crate. I used a neutral color palette so that the shapes and textures would stand out. […]

Mini Photo Frame Tutorial and Display

Hello everyone! I wanted to share a fun little video tutorial showing how I made this simple Fujifilm Instax photo display using my Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing dies, a vintage ruler and some Tim Holtz hardware. The video also shows how you can make a similar project using ribbon and office supplies. Of course I […]

Valentine Birds on a Branch

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection February Link up. The theme is Last Minute Valentines. This project is so simple and fun. These are my Valentine Birds on a Branch delivering hearts to my Valentine. I began by adhering vintage music sheets to Little Sizzles Mat Boards by Sizzix. This is a thick board so the bird’s […]

Valentine Art Heart Tartlets

I love hunting at estate sales and garage sales. Several years ago, I found these heart-shaped Swedish Tartlet pans. They are small and perfect for assemblage projects. My first project was created using Cranberry Alcohol Ink in the center since this particular tin had some scratches in the finish. I placed three drops of the […]

Halloween Skull – Amazing Casting Product

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Sponsored Blog Hop featuring the Amazing Casting Product/Mold Putty. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.  Alumilite generously supplied the Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Clear Cast but my reviews are my own true opinions of the product. First I want to say that I had no idea what I […]

Vintage Altered Art Paint Tin – Flashback

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for August. This month’s theme is Crafting with School Supplies. Since I am a gatherer of vintage treasures, it only seems appropriate that I use thrifted, vintage school supplies. I started with a used, vintage watercolor tin. I used to love these tins especially when they were […]

Father’s Day Tool Box Picnic – Flashback

Living with two race car drivers/fans means that I tend to think a lot about cars. So what would be more perfect than a race-themed picnic for Father’s Day. I started with a clean, new toolbox as my picnic basket and filled it with all kinds of picnic goodies.

Vintage Monopoly Wooden House Coaster

I love treasure hunting at estate and garage sales. You can find amazing vintage treasures but the best part is making something unexpected out of these treasures. Using vintage, wooden Monopoly house pieces, I made a drink coaster. I liked the geometric shape of these houses and as I was moving around the pieces on my […]

Phone and Key DIY Organizer

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for the month of June. This month’s theme is Gift for Guys. One thing that I noticed about both my Dear Handyman and my son is that they needed a place to keep their keys and phones when not in use. I decided to solve this with my Gift […]