DIY: Painted Wooden Spoons

 

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Every year I try to find an easy craft to make and give as presents. When I saw this awhile ago on  the blog Just a Girl ( February 2013), I knew it was something I could do for Christmas.

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Day 11: Cork Ornaments

WELCOME TO DAY 11 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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During my many visits on Pinterest I saw a variety of ornaments made from used corks.

I decided to try my hand at them. I had to purchase my corks online and found some used corks at Jelinek Cork Group.

I also searched the internet for the easiest way to cut the corks and after many different opinions decided to use the steam method. Continue reading Day 11: Cork Ornaments

Day 10: 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders

WELCOME TO DAY 10 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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We had a temporary “get us through the winter safely” fix up on our front door step recently and I was so excited when I discovered there was left over 4×4 lumber.

So, just like back in October re the wooden pumpkins I made with the pieces of 4×4 that L cut for me.  Shown here…IMG_0660I had L do the same thing with the leftover 4×4 from the front door fix.  He cut and sanded for me 1 x 6″ high, 1 x 8″ high and 1 x 10″ high, only this time he drilled a hole in the middle on top using a 1 3/4″ spade bit for a tea light candle. Continue reading Day 10: 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders

Day 5: Light fixture turned candle sconce

WELCOME TO DAY 5 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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Here is yet another example of a reused/repurposed thrift store item.   Continue reading Day 5: Light fixture turned candle sconce

Day 1: Vinyl Record Snowman

Welcome to Day 1 of my 12 days of Christmas decorating, craft and gift idea challenge.

 

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In October I shared with you some of the awesome things I picked up at a “Use It or Lose It” event for” free” in a town nearby. One of those things was some old vinyl LP records.

 

I first saw this idea on Grassy Branch Farm’s Etsy Shop and wanted to order one but unfortunately she was unable to ship to Canada.

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DIY: Hand scrub – super easy

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I discovered today that equal parts table salt and any kind of hand cream makes an awesome hand scrub that leaves your hands feeling great AND removes any dried paint that remains on your hands after an afternoon of painting…. Continue reading DIY: Hand scrub – super easy

DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters

Check out this awesome DIY easy beverage coaster.

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I am so lucky that I have some very creative and “crafty” friends and fellow bloggers.  All of the colorful pictures were sent to me by my friend and fellow blogger from You Can Always Start Now.

This is how she made them. Continue reading DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters