Upcycled Halloween Lanterns

As much as I love Halloween, I’m not crazy about it being such a one-and-done holiday, you know? So much time and money spent on things that are gone in no time… Costumes – worn once. 
Trick-or-Treat candy – gone by November. 
Pumpkins – half-rotten before the big night is over. Wouldn’t it be nifty […]

Upcycled Kid Art Garland

My parental friends tell me that one of their ongoing sources of guilt is throwing away their children’s artwork. Not that they don’t want to keep it, but, you know… quantity + storage room + 835 drawings of Dora the Explorer = a secret garbage bag that only leaves the house after bedtime. A lot of […]

How to Upcycle an Old Tray Into a Photo Display

The nice folks over at Etsy asked me to think of a homemade gift idea that kids-of-all ages could make for their moms for Mother’s Day. And, as much as I love a good glue-and-glitter coffee mug, I wanted to come up with something that the mom population would want and use. Something practical. Something nice. […]

Painted Gift Bags

Remember that time when you had nothing else to do two weeks before Christmas and spent hours lovingly painting gift wrap for your friends and family? No? Hmmm….well, remember that time you freaked out because you were leaving town and instead of doing your work you went into a manic surge of creative energy and […]

$3 Bottle Light

I need a new light in my dining room. I’m on the hunt for an old fasioned chandelier (to pair against Mrs. Snow), so in the meantime, I’m gettin’ funky. When I gave up Diet Coke earlier this summer, the gradual phase out included a few weeks lemon-lime soda consumption. It’s not much better for […]