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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. Don't miss her latest book, How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting With Nature

DIY Wooden Signs

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

When my husband and I built our house, over a decade ago, we suddenly had an abundance of... Read More »

Recycled Bottle Vases | Easy Paint Craft

7 votes, 3.57 avg. rating (72% score)

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

Valentine’s Day Garland

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Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? If so, here’s an adorable Valentine’s Day Garland you can make to hang... Read More »

Plaster of Paris Hearts | Valentine’s Day Project

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Plaster of Paris is not a medium that I’ve worked with before, so I was curious to see... Read More »

Bohemian Chic Dreamcatchers

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

Dreamcatchers are a current trend in DIY (Do It Yourself) and design – but instead of their more traditional... Read More »

Simple Paper Feathers

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

As someone who frequently finds feathers out of doors, it’s ironic that I still get excited to make... Read More »

Clothespin Gift Toppers

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

As the holidays draw near, it’s time to think about wrapping gifts. Clothespin gift toppers add visual appeal... Read More »

DIY Christmas Cones

DIY Christmas Cones

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Christmas Cones have many holiday uses– they can be hung on your Christmas tree as ornaments; they can... Read More »

Button Bobby Pins

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

Button Bobby Pins are a simple DIY project that can be worn or gifted for the holidays (and... Read More »

Holiday Crafts | Make Remembrance Candles

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As Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations loom on the horizon, this is a great time to think about making... Read More »

DIY Magnetic Organizers

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

I do a lot of artwork and writing with the clients that I work with, and it’s easy... Read More »

Make Halloween Treat Bags

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

If you celebrate Halloween, then you probably have several opportunities to share Halloween treats with others.  Whether you’re... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Houseplant Picks

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Houseplants are an unexpected and fun location to add Halloween decor.  Plant picks are relatively simple to make... Read More »

Make DIY Halloween Lanterns

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

The weather has become chilly, the leaves are starting to turn colors, and pumpkin flavored coffee is at... Read More »

Soda Can Tealight Holders

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

We had a lot of picnics this summer—this is par for the course at our house.  So I’ve... Read More »

Cookie Portraits | Edible Art

2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Here is a craft project that is absolutely foolish (in a good way) and will bring a smile... Read More »

Beach Picnic Crafts | Embellished Utensils and Sea Glass Bottles

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Last week I went to Parson’s Beach in Kennebunk, ME to celebrate a friend’s birthday with a beach... Read More »

Make Beaded Spool Ornaments

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Beaded spool ornaments are whimsical decorations created from a hodgepodge of materials.  The variety of materials in these... Read More »

DIY Geometrical Blocks

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Geometrical blocks are wood shapes that have been painted or stained in various colors and patterns.  The blocks... Read More »

Make 4th of July Dessert Plates

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

It’s strawberry season and it’s almost the 4th of July. This combination of events means that shortcake and... Read More »

Land Art | Take Your Creativity Outdoors

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Summer in New England offers endless places to explore. Beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains, and forests are abundant and... Read More »

Create a Summer Sketch Journal

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

At the start of summer I like to head to an art supply store and pick out a... Read More »

DIY Repurposed Memo Books

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

Have you ever spent time at a lakeside or mountain camp with friends and family? It is one... Read More »

Make Inspiration Tags

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

Inspiration Tags are small tags created from cardboard, or repurposed from countertop samples, that you decoupage with words... Read More »

Make Nest-Inspired May Baskets

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

If you have followed The Crafty Yankee blog for a couple years now, then you know May Day... Read More »

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

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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



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