For the last few years I’ve set a goal to do at least one pin from my Pinterest collection each season. I don’t always reach that goal, but am slowly trying out pins. Today I’m sharing my DIY Easter sock bunny. There are several posts online for a sock bunny. I used a Dollar Tree pair of white socks. I could not find an all-white pair of men’s socks and had to buy a women’s pair. It works fine but is a little smaller than those shared elsewhere.Read More
Over the last few years, I’ve seen a variety of crafted Christmas trees. Many crafters start with a bought cardboard or styrofoam cone tree and decorate it. Some trees are made with a heavy paper cut in a half or quarter circle and folded to make a cone. They can be made with cardboard from cereal boxes, construction paper, heavy gift wrapping paper, or even heavy scrap book paper.
I’ve pinned pretty egg carton flower crafts for a few years. This year I’m trying to make more of my inspiring pins. First I thought I would use paper egg cartons which seems to be the favorite among crafters. You can paint them any color. Then I saw a neighbor throwing away colored styrofoam egg cartons in white, pink, and yellow. (Our county does not accept styrofoam in recyclables.) Hmm, okay I decided to rescue the styrofoam and give it a try.
Today I’m joining a few blogging friends for an upcycle challenge. I have saved a white Tide pod container for an easy makeover. In the fall you’ve probably seen the orange ones made into pumpkins. The white are popular for snowmen in winter crafting. Since it is white, it is perfect for a bunny head for spring.
By January 1st, my Christmas decorations were all packed up. I felt a sense of relief that it was done, but then I stared at the house and thought what can I put up next? Normally I do a red rose arrangement and a few red touches to the living room for January and February. Now I wanted something pretty on the front door. On Sunday, I started to work with a grapevine wreath and flowers. I used a grapevine wreath because it’s so easy to attach additional elements to the wreath with minimal wire and glue. I know it’s only January 5th, but I need something bright and cheerful.
Welcome to my 2021 review of 2020! It’s always fun to look back over the year to see what the top posts were. I have left out the almost 7000 visits to my home page/archives as it does not name specific posts. I also dropped visits to my email subscribers page which was 2nd in visits. I had over 18, 000 visitors with the highest number of visitors coming in March. Ah yes, horrible March when we all were made to stay home. I love having visitors but I don’t want another March like that. Let’s have some fun at look at the posts that made people happy.
I love the season of giving. One of my favorite ways to spread some happiness is by making homemade gifts. Presents just mean so much more when they’re homemade. Many of these would not only work for Christmas but also Chanukah, birthdays, and most other days of celebration. There is something special about DIY gifts, and I have 25 amazing ideas for you. They are inexpensive and most are easy to make. Many are familiar ideas, and some may be a happy surprise. Your friends and family know you had to spend a little more time on them, and that thoughtfulness is always appreciated but especially if it involves something to eat. The first gifts I gave when I graduated from college were simple sugar cookies. Everyone appreciated them, they were cheap, and I only spent one evening baking. It was a great life lesson.