Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Celebrating Independence Day ~ the 4th of July!

I've been wanting to make a door decoration to celebrate the 4th of July for quite some time.  I love some of the patriotic crafts I see on Pinterest, but I wanted to make something bold and summery for our front door, and hopeful something that would use materials I had on hand.

I started with a simple flag design, created using pickets made from scrap wood.  I painted these pickets with a stylized star and stripes pattern.  Then I added some artificial blooms to the top edge for a touch of summer.

You can find all the direction on my blog on Hubpages!  Enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Recycled/Repurposed Crafts for Kids - Great Ideas for Summer! 
I was thrilled to be contacted by Angela Anman from to have my Crayon Covered Gift Jars included in her summer article 8 Recycled Crafts to Try With Kids.

Along with my Crayon Covered Gift Jars, there are some wonderful craft projects included here.  I definitely want to try the Folded Paper Bracelets by Picklebums and I love the little Hula Dolls made from toilet paper rolls by MollyMoo Crafts.  I think once I show my husband the Cardboard Box Lap Tray from A Centsible Life, he's going to want one so he can lounge about in bed  :)

Please check out this recycled craft roundup and see all these great craft ideas!