For me, one of the best ways to stay grounded and find meaning around the holidays is through making Christmas crafts and decorations. I especially like decorations and ornaments that are made from simple or natural materials — a wreath made from fresh cuttings, a dried orange garland, a felt ornament with hand embroidery.
These daisy necklaces made from seed beads spark so much joy for me, and they are so easy to make yourself. Follow this step-by-step daisy necklace DIY to learn how. Once you get the hang of it, you can really go crazy with all the color possibilities!
I love making friendship bracelets with beads. It’s so easy, and really kicks them up a notch and makes them feel special. Follow the steps below and you’ll be whipping out bracelets like a fiend. Something about the glowing colors of these letter beads really makes me happy. They also remind me of summer camp […]
This waxed bread bag ended up working better than I thought it would! After three days, with just a little nub of bread left, it was still very soft on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside.
If you are lucky enough to have some downtime this summer, pool/beach time and road trips are a great time to do some easy crafting. If you already have a big handwork project going, lucky you. If not, here are some suggestions. I like to do things that don’t require too much brain power when […]
I decided we needed a birdbath asap, given that we have chickadees nesting in the backyard, and we are heading into our dry season.
Kokedama (Japanese for moss ball) are related to bonsai except instead of a small pot, the plant is grown in a ball of soil surrounded by moss.
I have always found these cutout silhouettes charming — something about their graphic starkness along with their individuality. When done well they really do capture the personality.
I’ve recently been sewing a lot of face masks, as I’m sure many of you have too. I signed up to be part of a team of sewists supplying masks for our county employees — police, sheriff, fire department — those people. It’s nice to feel like one can do something. At this point, I’ve […]
There are times in life when all you want is an easy project to take your mind off of things, shall we say. Whatever your things are. Something to keep your hands busy while you’re watching Netflix, or sitting in a meeting (think school board, not your 360 review with your boss), chatting with a […]
This is a super simple version of an air plant wreath that will bloom and grow for years if you take care of it. I love a seasonless wreath with staying power. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.