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 […]

Sizzix Home Decor Ampersand Die

I am excited to share one of my new Sizzix Home Décor dies. It is a unique Ampersand die set that is more versatile than it may first appear.   The fun part of this Ampersand is that it cuts a positive and negative shape that are both great designs. For this project on the record above […]

12 Tags of 2016 – May Challenge

Check out the inspiring tag on the Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of 2016 site here. The beautiful tag for May was extra special because I was able to use the stamp set that I won in the March Challenge.I love the way the colors came out using a combination of techniques that involved randomness and controlled application. I followed Tim’s […]

Upcycled Vinyl Record Tiered Display – Flashback

I love thrifting at estate and garage sales because I am fascinated with finding ways of repurposing vintage treasures. I discovered that vintage records came in an interesting variety of sizes. I have one that is 16 inches across and several that are from the days when you could record your own sounds onto vinyl at home. When I found a small […]

Recycled Denim Basket

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to create something that involved recycling {instead of upcycling or repurposing} so I dug through my stash of supplies for an idea. I love reusing fabric so I found a pair of old jeans that I had saved and decided to recycle the denim. I made a lined denim […]

Repurposed Industrial Floor Lamp

What do you get when you find an old surveyor’s tripod at an estate sale and an industrial stage light at a flea market several years later? You get a really nice floor lamp of course.

Typewriter Keys Wall Art

Welcome to the Designer Craft Connection March Blog Linkup. The theme is Popular Posts. I decided to do a new post about DIY Home Decor because it is such a popular topic. I created giant typewriter keys using the metal lids from frozen apple juice cans. I am always looking for ways to recycle elements and […]