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Bonnie Thomas

Biography:

Bonnie Thomas shares her ideas and instructions for simple Yankee crafts. Bonnie Thomas works full time as a child and family therapist in Southern Maine and is also an established artist and author. She has published two books via Jessica Kingsley Publishing, titled Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities and Creative Expression Activities for Teens: Exploring Identity Through Art, Craft and Journaling.

Make Easter Chick Cupcake Toppers

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Easter is like many holidays where family and friends gather to celebrate with festivities and food.   These... Read More »

Make Your Own Display Boxes

Make Your Own Display Boxes

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

I wanted to add spring colors to our walls and I had several small cardboard boxes on hand... Read More »

DIY Easter Baskets

DIY Easter Baskets

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Easter baskets can be purchased in a variety of shapes, sizes, and themes.  But if you are uninspired... Read More »

Make Ribbon Organizers

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

After a long and snowy winter, I have made quite a mess of my craft supplies. This week... Read More »

Shabby Chic Paper Flag Garland

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Shabby chic paper flag garlands are surprisingly easy and inexpensive to create and you can use them for... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Crafts | Pocket Valentines

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Pocket Valentines are small but sturdy cardboard pockets that are decorated for Valentine’s Day and then filled with... Read More »

Decoupaged Hearts on Stones

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

New Englanders tend to be fond of collecting natural treasures from their outdoor adventures.  Smooth round beach rocks,... Read More »

Make Tissue Paper Valentines

Make Tissue Paper Valentines

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Handmade valentines have become a lost art.  Although it’s convenient to buy mass produced valentines, many people still... Read More »

Crafts | Make Decorative String Lights

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Winter is the perfect season for completing indoor home projects.  If cabin fever is settling in for you,... Read More »

Make Festive Cocktail Swizzle Sticks

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

New Year’s Eve is upon us and it’s time to close the year with friends and festivities.  Cocktails... Read More »

Handmade Ornaments | Make Peace and Joy Branches

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Whether you celebrate winter holidays or not, the underlying theme of the season is love, peace and joy.... Read More »

Tree Trimming with Vintage Toys

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I enjoy trimming a Christmas tree with our usual hodgepodge collection of ornaments but I also love themed... Read More »

Holiday Crafts | Make an Envelope Advent Calendar

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

When you make your own advent calendars it can be challenging to remember to have them made before... Read More »

Decorating with Layered Bean Jars

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November is a time of year when I use more nature-based materials to decorate  our home because I... Read More »

Paper Pumpkins Craft | Decorate for Fall

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It’s pumpkin season!  These easy-to-make paper pumpkins can be hung as decoration for Halloween as well as Thanksgiving.... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Make Haunted Houses from Recycled Materials

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

If you celebrate Halloween, it’s time to start decorating!  These haunted houses can be made using mostly recycled... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Make a Pumpkin Coach

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Ever since I laid eyes on an actual pumpkin coach (a miniature version of course) I have wanted... Read More »

Make a Desktop Reminder Board

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

Desktop Reminder Boards are miniature bulletin boards designed for your own personal use.  They are small enough to... Read More »

Make Butterfly Tea Bag Holders

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The kids are back to school and there is a crisp chill in the air.  It’s the season... Read More »

Crafts | Create a Drawer Knob Shelf

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

As August comes to an end I realize I have spent the summer enjoying the beautiful weather and... Read More »

Design Your Own Lampshade

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

I have often wondered if a rumor in the crafting world were true– that it’s simple to create... Read More »

Envelope Craft | Make Envelopes from Maps and Brochures

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I just returned from a short vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  My son and I... Read More »

Crafts | Make Decorative Vases from Tin Cans

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It’s flower season in New England — daisies, lilies, petunias, zinnias, and other brightly colored flowers are blooming in... Read More »

Patriotic Painted Utensils | 4th of July Craft

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The 4th of July is just a couple days away, which means barbecues, parades and fireworks are on... Read More »

Paper Crafts | Canvas Art from Scrap Paper

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Summer seems to be a time that craft projects take the back burner in New England.  Beaches, flea markets,... Read More »

Recycled Bottle Vases | Easy Paint Craft

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

One of my favorite summer traditions is lining the kitchen windowsill with several small flower bouquets, each nestled... Read More »

DIY Magnets | A Simple Father’s Day Gift

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Father’s Day is Sunday June 16, 2013 which means you have a couple weeks to plan a gift... Read More »