Crafts

Simple craft ideas for beginner to intermediate crafters. The crafts are simple, but they still wow!

Hula Thank You Cards

Hula Thank You Cards

   Both of my daughters have danced hula.  My oldest is going to a hula competition this summer. She dances both traditional hula and modern hula.   It’s a big deal and costs big bucks!  The halau (hula school or group) is doing lots and lots of fund raisers.  I thought it would be nice…

If Superheroes Used Coasters

If Superheroes Used Coasters

 How does one create superhero coasters?  Good question!  A couple of weeks ago Nancy over at Do Small Things with Love, shared some Crazy Coasters that she made from felt.  Quickly a good natured competition developed with my friend, Amy over at One Artsy Mama.    Well, Amy whipped up some bright, fun, happy coasters in less than…

Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms

Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms

Originally published April 10. 2013 and updated April 14, 2021. This tissue paper cherry blossom craft is amazingly easy to make and just as lovely. In fact, although we made this craft 8 years ago, we still have it displayed in our guest room. And we frequently receive compliments on it. I remember doing this…

Upcycled Skirt to Zipper Pouch

Upcycled Skirt to Zipper Pouch

      Back when I was doing all the sweater upcycling, Sweater Sleeve Easter Cups and Repurposed Sweater Valentine’s Pillow, I saw this skirt at the thrift shop.  I immediately fell in love with the pattern (maybe because it was January and yucky cold). It was marked down for clearance. I used to feel badly buying…

Hula Fabric Bags

  I bought fabric in Hawai’i to make bags for my daughter’s hula sisters.  Yes, my daugter dances hula.  You can read about her halau {here}.   The girls have items they have to carry to hula practice each week.  It’s much easier if they can leave their hula stuff in their bag between practices….

Repurposed Tins and a little Mod Podge

I found a couple of great tins recently.  Of course, they were square.  Square is so much better for organizing stuff.  Square fits on shelves or in drawers without wasting space.  And if you’re going to do an organizing project, isn’t not wasting space your goal?                                                      Look for a tin that has a lip…