Category Archives: Gift Ideas/Projects

DIY Chalkboard Cookie Jar {last minute easy gift idea}…

DIY Chalkboard Cookie Jar with Free Printable Stencil {The Creativity Exchange}

  It’s been a crazy week and as usual, I’m down to the wire… I tell myself every year that I’m going to have all my Christmas projects and gifts done WAY ahead of time but {Ugh!} it didn’t happen … Continue reading

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DIY Cookie/Cake Stands and Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Men…

DIY Cookie Stands & Dipped Gingerbread Men

  I hope you all are enjoying all of your Christmas preparations.  It’s hard to believe it’s only six days until Christmas! Yikes!! My daughter and I have been busy baking cookies and making fun cookie/cake stands to give as … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Gift Caddy {Fun Holiday Gift Ideas}…

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    For a couple of years now, I have had a regular craft/DIY column in a local magazine called “Charm Magazine“.  Charm is created and distributed by Lufkin Daily News, which is the newspaper in my hometown. For the … Continue reading

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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide…

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Happy Friday and welcome to the official start of the Christmas countdown! I thought today would be the perfect time to share a handmade gift project guide of some of my favorite gift project tutorials that I have shared here … Continue reading

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Create an Instant Framed Chalkboard with Black Card Stock…

Instant Chalkboard- Craft-DIY

      Often times we make things harder than what they really are.  Sometimes the simplest solutions are right under our noses.  For a year now, I have been painting glass in frames for chalkboards, writing sweet quotes and … Continue reading

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Easy Decoupaging with Fabric {Halloween Treat Bucket}…

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I finally got around to doing just a little fall decorating and my daughter and I have done a few fall crafts so far.  The extent of my fall-lala so far is our entry way table:   My girl and … Continue reading

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DIY Gold Leaf Vase {How to Paint on Glass}…

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    One of my favorite crafting projects is painting on glass.  You name it, wine glasses, candle holders, vases and even old windows, I have painted them.  I just looked back through my archives and I can’t believe that … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with Making Chalkboards Continues {Tutorial}…

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        Last year, I shared an easy tutorial about how to paint the existing glass in frames and turn them into beautiful chalkboards.  I mainly focused on smaller frames like those for the counter and small wall … Continue reading

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Adorned Frames and Candle Holders…

    Have you seen the beautiful flower adorned frames and candle holders out in the stores yet? I have just started seeing them at some of the higher end stores like Neiman’s and Anthropologie and I just love them … Continue reading

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How to Print on Fabric {Fabric Photo Albums}

Did you know that you can print on fabric with your printer? Yep, you sure can and it’s super easy!! This process can be done for any kind of small project and it’s PERFECT for covering small photo albums. If … Continue reading

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