Thursday, February 16, 2023

Flower Leaf Cord Wrapped Basket


Here's a fun and quite unusual looking DIY basket that's ideal to make for spring, Easter or just about any decorative theme! Perfect to share on this month's  Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara @Birdz of a Feather If you are visiting from Terri @Decorate & More with Tip, WELCOME! Wasn't Terri's Texture Bunny Wall Plaque adorable!  Getting back to my basket, don't you just love the cool effect of the curved "flower leaves" that enhances the basket! Want to know how I made this? Just follow along with me!  

Monday, February 13, 2023

DIY Wood Trim Trifle Bowl

How many times have you gone into the Dollar Tree or any store for that matter and bought random items you just couldn't resist? You know, the ones that are so cute or you just love the colors or patterns especially if they're purple or have purple in them, lol! Or maybe something you know you might need one day, or popular items you know you're going to make something with! Well my craft room is full of things like these! Especially if they're purple! 

So for this month Craft Room De-stash Challenge, I'm hauling out a trifle bowl that I got from the Dollar Tree - just because it was PURPLE! Plus, I will be using a box of the ever popular tumbling tower game. I'm not going to tell you how many boxes I have of that game. But to be fair, I was going to use them in my craft class that I have each month in my community clubhouse. I just haven't gotten to it, yet!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Wire Hanger Soda Can Heart Wreath


Welcome to this month's Sustainable Craft Challenge Blog Hop hosted by Julie @ Sum of Their Stories 
This challenge is all about sustainable crafting! Each month is themed and all projects must have some sort of a sustainable element to them. This could be an upcycling or recycling element, or something that reduces waste, uses leftovers etc. The theme for this month is Love! To me, hearts have always meant some form of a "love" statement! And co-incidentally, I was inspired to make a wire heart wreath by one I saw on Anthropologie's Terrain site as seen here: 

I loved the look of this wire heart wreath! Can't you imagine using a coat hanger to make the frame? I sure did! And using soda cans to make the flowers, too! But I didn't want to make flowers like the ones pictured! Since this Sustainable Craft Challenge Blog Hop was all about LOVE it was so appropriate to make hearts out of soda cans instead! What a lovely upcycle craft this is going to be!