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diy cotton branches, cotton pod, diy cotton stems, diy cotton bolls

Realistic DIY Cotton Stems

Make your own Cotton Bowl Branch Arrangement As part of the Craft Destash challenge,  I was trying to think  about what I could make for fall with what I have on hand.  Last year I created some cotton bolls for a post.    There were a couple of requests for a diy tutorial so here  my tutorial for DIY cotton stems. a a Living in Canada you don’t see  cotton plants so when I first…

Office Supplies, Office Things, Girlish Office Supplies, Sparkly Office Supplies

DIY Sparkly Office Supplies

Blinged Out Office or Craft Room Supplies This post is part of the Blinged Craft Hops that I am lucky to participate in several times a year.   Each blogger put together a post on Teacher Appreciation or Back to School and added bling to it.  My munchkin are long grown but I still love and use lots of office supplies so I gladly joined in with this sparkly office supplies post.    The links…

Free Printable Banners, Fall Banner,,printable banner

Free Printable Fall Banner – Owls and Fall

Owls and Pumpkin Banner for Fall My two grand daughters are coming for another sleepover making it the perfect time to create another seasonal banner.   This free printable banner of little owls is easy enough for children to make and the template is included.    Little ones will need supervision using their safety scissors but no particular skills are required to create this cute owl banner. I love the fall patterns in teals with…

diy pegboard. craft organizer.,installing pegboard

Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY

Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY You may remember seeing my craft room inspiration post;  in that post I showed my inspiration for a craft room pegboard.  I have seen several diy pegboard craft organizers online and wasn’t sure if I wanted one.  They can be cute and useful but  they can really add clutter to a work space if your not careful. After some deliberation I decided to add a pegboard to hang up…

Craft storage ideas DIY, DIY craft room storage,mason jar storage

DIY Country Bumpkin Craft Room Storage Jars

DIY Craft Room Storage Jars Crafts room are an organizers nightmare.  They have so many different types of supplies in all shapes and sizes.  Storing all of these supplies is a challenge, my craft room is no exception. My craft room shelves are lined with rows of labelled functional plastic lidded bins.  They work like a charm for craft room storage, but aren’t decorative at all.  I want my craft room to be pretty and…

Make your own basket liner, bun carrier, simple sewing projects

Tied up Basket Liner

How to make a Basket Liner Were going to the USA really soon.   Yip Yip and Hoorah.  When we go south I stock up on crafting supplies for the blog, especially fabrics.  Unfortunately the last time we went I purchased  quite few 1/2 yards pieces of  pretty cottons and I have lots left.  This bun cover is the first of a few little sewing projects using little bits of fabric. a Closing Basket Liner…

diy shabby chic lamp, shabby chic, shabby chic lampshade ideas, shabby chic lamp, lamp makeover

Shabby Chic Lamp

Old Family Lamp gets a Shabby Chic Makeover This diy shabby chic lamp is a labour of love.  My sons found it in my brother’s apartment and I remember this ugly thing sitting on his dresser.  Hubs had stored it in the garage and I knew I was not going to be able to just toss it away broken glass and all.  Thankfully the electrical part works just fine.  This may go in my grand…

DIY hatbox, hatbox decorating ideas, shabby chic hatbox, vintage hatbox, pink hatbox

Vintage DIY Hatbox with Shabby Chic Style

Hatbox with Rag Roses This is my first time joining in on the  Destash challenge and I am quite excited.  My craft stash is ridiculously large and that’s how I want it. I hang on to little bits of leftovers to use up in small projects.  Once a year or so we travel to the USA so I always buy a stash of fabric and some craft stuff.  Having a stash inspires me to create.…