DIY: Nightmare Before Christmas Gift Bag – Jack Skellington Gift Bag


I have a super awesome friend who had a birthday back in July and I decorated her gift bag in the theme of The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Specifically Jack Skellington.  This is a recreation of the bag I made her.

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DIY Journal from Composition Notebook

DIY Journal from Composition Notebook


I’ve been writing in journals since I was 11 years old.  That’s almost 20 years.  It’s why I have had several blogs over the years.  Some for personal reasons and others for fun.  And while I don’t write in them like I used to (I’ve had my current one for two years) I still use them as a way to express myself without fear of judgement. TIP: write people letters as if you’re talking directly to them, everything you wish you could say but are too afraid to or know you shouldn’t or as in some cases with me in the past, can’t.

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Wedding Centerpiece: Reusable Mason Jar Cover – Behind the Scenes


A super awesome person had a birthday a month ago and for it I told her to pick a color.  She chose purple, and this is what I came up with.  I thought it would make an awesome centerpiece for for a wedding and it’s especially handy since the flowers and the wrap can be removed.

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DIY: The BEST Way to Store Your Ribbon


Back when I first started my crafting venture I made hair bows.  And of course with making hair bows comes ribbon…lots of it.  And then there’s the storage of this ribbon.  I’ve seen several techniques, but this way seems best to me so I’ll share with you how I do it.

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Magnetic Trinket Box


A few years ago I made this magnetic box to hold my pins and needles for sewing.  It was very handy in that it also allowed me to hold safety pins for stringing things through a casing.  However, I didn’t think it through well enough because whenever I opened the box, well, you see what happens.  It served its purpose, but now it’s time for a change…

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How I Used My Decorated Mason Jar


I saw a meme circulating through Facebook at the beginning of the year about writing positive things down on a piece of paper and putting it in a jar.  Then at the end of the year, you read everything and it shows you just how great the year really was.  I thought it was a cute idea, but I already have a glass half full type of attitude so I shared it and went on about my way.

A few weeks later I’m approached by a friend who saw this same meme and decided to put a spin on it.  She’s making a basket for someone and in it she wanted to put a mason jar filled with nice things about her friend from all of her friend’s friends.  Get it?  Anyway, she asked me to decorate her jar (pictures at the end of the post).  I was pretty darn pleased with it and my friend was in love.   Her plan is to get pieces of scrapbook paper and write on the blank side.  After it’s folded, the pretty side will make the jar super colorful (but, knowing her she will settle on all black).  I had so much fun making this that I decided to do one for myself.  Watch the VIDEO on how I did it on my YOUTUBE channel, then come on back here.  Go on now.

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