25 Days of Christmas Trees Day 15

I made today’s tree myself. After the popcorn wreath that I made turned out so well, I decided I simply had to have a popcorn tree to go with it in the kitchen. I bought a foam cone shaped form and glued the popcorn on with styrofoam glue (which dries quickly and also dries clear). … Read more

The Popcorn Wreath Tutorial

Every year my daughter and I go to a different holiday tour of homes. We love to see decorating ideas and also like seeing the insides of other people’s homes (yep, we’re nosy). Last year we went to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a lovely town just over the Canadian border. We saw lots of amazing things and came … Read more

Paper Heart Wreath

I picked up this cute wreath at a local shop. It’s made by a local senior. He also had pumpkins, trees that similar, and some flowers made out of rolled paper. Some of his items are made with music scores as well. This is hanging on my office door for Valentine’s Day. I think it … Read more

Bow Wreath

Posted by Brette in Crafts
Bow Wreath

The best Martha Stewart craft I ever made was the nut wreath. It hangs in my kitchen every fall and has held up over the years. Based on this past success, I couldn’t help but be enticed by the picture of the bow wreath (click here for instructions) I saw in the latest issue of Martha … Read more

DIY Inspirational Art

We made this with a photo I took of my son snorkeling in Hawaii with one of my favorite ee cummings quotes. I framed it and hung it in my office.

Create a Destination Map

I’ve got a thing for maps. I grew up looking at the world map my grandfather kept next to the pool table in the basement that tracked all of my grandparents’ travels (they went to every continent but Antartica). I used to look at all the lines on that map (my grandfather drew lines, tracing … Read more

Displaying Photographs

We take tons and tons of photos on vacation. In the past five or six years, I have concentrated on trying to get a really good photo of the four us in whatever fantastic location we are at. We have photos of us eating shave ice in Hawaii, at the rim of the Grand Canyon, … Read more

Martha Mondays: Pinwheels

When my kids were little I always put pinwheels in their Easter baskets. They loved blowing on them and watching them spin. I’ve never tried to make one though! Thanks to Sassy Suppers though, I now know how and it was pretty easy. Martha’s instructions are here.  We printed out patterned paper using the colored … Read more

Sassy Suppers has chosen a craft for our next project to get us ready for Memorial Day: Pinwheels. Sounds like fun!

Martha Mondays: Glittered Pumpkins

Megan’s Cookin’ chose glittered pumpkins for today. My project was pretty much doomed from the start. I didn’t have a pumpkin left from Halloween. My grocery store did not have any. We got one from my mom, but it was rotting inside, so the stem came off. Oy. We also tried to do this in … Read more