Category Archives: Gift Ideas/Projects

Herb Filled Moss Basket (DIY Gift Idea)

DIY Herb Basket. Painted pots, chalkboard picks and gold leafed rocks {The Creativity Exchange}

  I haven’t had the chance to do many Easter projects this year, have you?  Between our Spring Break vacation and being under the weather, I haven’t done all of the little Easter projects that my daughter and I love … Continue reading

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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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