origami-butterfly

Using a simple piece of everyday paper (or a designer one if you wish) you can create these beautiful butterflies in no time at all.

Besides being a great idea for playtime, you can also use them for decorations. They …

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How to Make Plantable Seed Paper

Have you ever made plantable paper filled with seeds? It’s actually quite easy, fun for adults and for kids, and looks really natural and charming as well. Head over to Home Made Simple for a quick tutorial on how it’s …

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Pretty Breakfast Tray

isn’t it pretty? You can change the paper patterns to suit your tastes, but this would be a wonderful gift for mom or your sister. Would actually make a really nice Mother’s Day gift as well. Tutorial over at Mother …

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Light up paper flowers featured on HomeandGarden.CraftGossip.comJohnnie from Saved By Love Creations shares this easy and beautiful way to display flowers all year long. This pretty bouquet is made from pretty punched paper and filled with just the right amount of light to invoke oooh’s and …

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My new craft column in the Chicago Tribune!I know that I’m usually tooting other peoples’ horns on this blog, but today I’m tootin’ my own! I have a new monthly craft column with The Chicago Tribune and my first project debuted on their site today. It will …

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Mini Picket Fence Flower PotsI love these adorable little flower pots! So easy to make and perfect for a backyard barbecue, family get together or even a wedding. Inexpensive supplies and a little recycling ingenuity and you have yourself some pretty centerpieces. Check them …

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Button Heart DioramaNeed a heartfelt gift for mom with antique appeal? This pretty diorama is made from a variety of mixed media and pretty vintage looking buttons. Bonnie over at Yankee Magazine will show you how to make one — Make a

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PVS Pipe Bud VaseOh I love these bud vases made from recycled PVC pipe and photographs! What an ideal gift for mom or just any time of the year. A fabulous conversation piece too. Get the how to over at Mod Podge Rocks! …

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Painted Wooden Gift BoxesYou’ve done it. You’ve walked through the craft store aisles and seen those little wooden boxes and though “what can I do with that?” Turnstyle Vogue Design has a few ideas to get you started or to inspire you to …

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Make an Accordion Photo BookInspired by a project in Oprah magazine, this accordion photo book would be an ideal wedding gift or great for Mother’s Day as well. All you need is some canvas, fabric and poster board. Follow the tutorial and make one …

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13 Ideas for Spring Craft & Garden ProjectsLooking for spring crafting or garden themed ideas? Whether it’s spring colors, spring inspiration, or spring themed, there are several fun ideas here for you to pick from. Flowers, gardens, and everything outdoors, anything to celebrate the season!

1. Pretty

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Recycled Cans: Hanging PlantersPretty stuff! I’m all about recycling, it’s one of my favorite all time ways to craft. Nike from Choose to Thrive made these color poppin’ pretty planters from recycled formula cans. As a mother of six kids under 11 (yes, …

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8 Spring Flower CraftsApril showers certainly do bring May’s beautiful flowers! Even crafty ones. Here are 8 different ways to create flowers using fabric, nylon, contact paper, tissue paper and more.

1. Fabric Flowers
2. Crepe Paper Roses
3. Tissue Paper and Crepe

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Ombre Napkin RingsJessica sent me this┬ásimple, inexpensive craft that provides a quick way to add spring colors to your table setting. Ombre designs are totally trendy right now and this project is a great way to jump on the band wagon. See …

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How to Make Crepe Paper RosesHave you ever wanted to know how to make those pretty little roses from simple crepe paper? They are so pretty and quite versatile, perfect for weddings, showers, Valentine’s Day, afternoon tea, the possibilities are vast. Here’s an easy to …

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