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How To Thread Crafting String or Twine

While working on a recent project I came up against a problem.  See that adorable little house above?  Notice in the peak on the right hand side there is a tiny hole visible and there’s one just like it on the other side.   Yeah well, I realized that now that I had that house (and… Continue reading How To Thread Crafting String or Twine

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Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 2 of 2

Time to wrap this project up!  Since I decided to make the bottom of the banana hanger into a maw with teeth then it only seems right that the outside of the ‘mouth’ will need skin, or in this case, scales.  I chose an alligator hide embossed paper in a tan color.  As I much… Continue reading Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 2 of 2

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · DIY · Etsy · Halloween

Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 1 of 2

“When someone told me I live in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn.” Anonymous Just acknowledging the fact that I’m a bit weird, but I’ve learned to embrace it and now I just go with the flow when I see a bird cage at a second hand store and think ‘I could… Continue reading Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 1 of 2

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Upcycled

Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!

This is MY TIME OF YEAR – I love Fall, all the colors, the cooler temps and HALLOWEEN. It’s also the start of the ‘Holiday Season’ which has many folks groaning as they check the available balance on their credit cards (Christmas) uggh.  I say forget Christmas – Halloween is the best holiday of the… Continue reading Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!

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Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!

Did you catch my other post on Steampunk Triceratops?  That’s him next to T Rex about to get down to business.  I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with those paper mache blank forms of dinosaurs that I found. In case you might be interested in trying your own hand at creating a ‘punk’ dino, these… Continue reading Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!

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25 Drawer Apothecary Style Jewelry Box

This post won’t be a breakdown of how I made this jewelry box as I’ve stepped out the process before in a couple of other posts.  As usual, my apothecary cabinets start with a Kaisercraft base, in this instance I used the SB2204 Shadow Box Drawers. Remember, if you would like to try your hand… Continue reading 25 Drawer Apothecary Style Jewelry Box