How to Draw Simple Christmas Trees

Handcrafted cards and tags are one way to make Christmas a little extra special. Do you get a little intimidated at the thought of drawing Christmassy things? Starting with a simple shape (in this case, a long triangle) makes it really simple to draw your own Christmas trees in almost any style. I have four […]

Christmas Gift Idea Roundup

Christmas Gift Idea Roundup

DIY Christmas Gift Idea Roundup It’s  been a crazy year, so I thought I’d make things a bit easier if you’re looking for DIY Christmas gift ideas! Here are some of my favorites from over the years gathered in one handy spot. 

Recycled Office Organizer Herb Garden

herbs planted in recycled office organizer

It’s June, and I wanted to share a little DIY garden inspiration. Even if you don’t have much room, herbs are something you can grow in a little space and use in your kitchen. This year’s herb garden was planted in an old office organizer that was just too large for my desk space. Lined […]

Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt for Every Age

Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt with leaves and flowers

A nature scavenger hunt may just be what you need to get out of the “stay at home” self-isolation blues. The truth is, it wasn’t a good month for a complicated project. Things are chaotic around here, in great ways! But I needed something simple and soothing to share for the May project. And that’s […]

How To Make Gorgeous Easter Egg Ornaments

Easter Egg with "He is Risen"

It’s almost Easter, but eggs are a precious commodity in the stores these days. These egg ornaments are quick and easy and make a fun family activity for all ages. Instructions You can use any salt dough recipe you like, but I used this baking soda ornament dough recipe that’s a soft, smooth alternative. I […]

How to Make Glass Jars Beautiful With Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint repurposed old jars

Chalk paint and Mason jars seem like a match made in heaven, don’t they? I see them everywhere, and they’re just so charmingly vintage-looking. I’ve wanted to try them for awhile, but one day, as I was cleaning out the refrigerator I had a better idea. I hate tossing away glass jars, especially the ones […]

Quick and Easy Hand Warmers for Valentine’s Day

Picture of heart-shaped hand warmers with tag

Hand warmers are a fantastic alternative to candy for your favorite Valentine. They’re especially precious in my corner of the world, where winter is still in full effect and it’s freezing outside! These heart-shaped warmers are filled with rice and can be reused again and again. Just heat them in the microwave for about 30 […]

How to Make Pretty Paper Snowflakes

Puddle-free Pretty Why paper snowflakes? Winter is cold and slick and treacherous. But it’s also stunningly beautiful at times, and I love the sparkly blanket of white a good snowstorm leaves behind. Despite my aversion to cold, wet, slippery weather, my favorite winter decorations are snowflakes. My Christmas tree is covered with them. Most of […]

Easy Chalkboard Sticks and Stones For The Most Beautiful Words

Mightier Than The Sword Once upon a time I learned a lie. Maybe you learned it too. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. Have you ever been impaled on someone’s rapier wit? Have you felt the brutal sting when someone has said something unkind, thoughtless, or even hateful? […]

3 Sweet Little “Child of God” Patterns to Stitch for Free

I am a Child of God printable embroidery patterns

Being Vulnerable Recently I ran across a few original embroidery patterns while I was organizing some old digital files. I had prepared them to share on the blog thirteen years ago, but somehow never did. I almost didn’t share it again. My drawing style has evolved over the years, and my software and skills were […]