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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

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

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 (92% 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 (92% 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (68% 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 »

Make a Bird Feeder from Vintage Dishes | Outdoor Craft Idea

Make a Bird Feeder from Vintage Dishes | Outdoor Craft Idea

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

I was at a friends house recently and she had these adorable bird feeders made from tea cups... Read More »

Paper Crafts | Make Paper Party Garland

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

We have been busy celebrating these past few months- birthdays, anniversaries, potlucks and parties.  I try to add... Read More »

Crafts | Turn Vintage Containers into Planters

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I absolutely love these planters– they are windowsill friendly and add instant vintage charm to a room.  They are... Read More »

Mother’s Day Craft | Make A Button Heart Diorama

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

Each year, my mother and I celebrate Mother’s Day over lobster rolls. It’s a yearly tradition I look... Read More »

Spring Crafts | Make May Day Baskets from Milk Cartons

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

As we come around to May Day 2013 I am reminded that I started writing for Yankee Magazine’s... Read More »

Decorate Papier-Mâché Easter Eggs

Decorate Papier-Mâché Easter Eggs

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I have a child with food dye allergies which makes dyeing Easter eggs a bit of a challenge,... Read More »

Color Pussy Willows | An Easy Spring Craft

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Adding color to pussy willows was a springtime tradition for me and my family when I was a... Read More »

Easter Crafts | Pastel Wooden Eggs in Easter Boxes

Easter Crafts | Pastel Wooden Eggs in Easter Boxes

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It’s hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner with all this snow still lingering in... Read More »

How to Decorate with Dyed Easter Eggs

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It might feel a bit early to be talking about Easter, but since the March/April issue of Yankee... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Crafts | Make Paper Cones

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but it’s not too late to get crafting projects done for... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Crafts | Make Newspaper Hearts

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

If you’re looking for an inexpensive Valentine’s Day craft, newspaper hearts fit the bill perfectly. Many people get... Read More »

Holiday Crafts | Make New Year’s Eve Crackers

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New Year’s Eve is a holiday I am never prepared for, so I like the idea of making... Read More »



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