2 Easy Sewn Christmas Gifts

                        The first gift idea: Christmas tree-shaped cloth napkins. This is a perfect hostess gift or to give to someone who loves to entertain–or for your own decorating. The…

Christmas House Box and Mini Album

                          Are you ready for a super cute paper craft gift idea? Start with a paper mache’ house box, a little glue, some paper, embellishments and basic tools…

Santa Sacks

                  I know how to knit. Really, I do. I got a start on a knitted Christmas stocking for my ever-expanding family to add to our heirloom stockings. That was 12 years…

Christmas Banners

                    It’s not too early to whip up a couple of decorations or Christmas gifts. A little chipboard, some design paper and embellishments are all you need to craft a unique…

Altered Cigar Box

                      I’ve discovered cigar boxes. A friend pointed the way and now the train has left the depot and cannot stop. Cigar boxes are inexpensive and sturdy; there are so…

Fold-Up Stationery Box

                  This project makes a great gift. Inside you’ll find lots of fun surprises to delight you–or the paper lover on your gift list. While you have all your supplies out, why…

Tickets & Playbills — Memory Boxes & Collages

I love going to the theater–the movie theater, the community theater, or the Kennedy Center. I love free concerts in the park just as much as the National Philharmonic–if there’s a stage, I’m there. Since I go to so many…

Mixed Media Canvas

      Here’s a project designed to inspire you! I didn’t buy anything for this project and used what I had in my stash. I was tempted to run to the store for some chipboard elements or a fun…

Desk Caddy

Write notes with style or make this desk caddy for a gift–either way–what a fun way to dress up everyday tasks!                                      …

DIY Cutting Table

While many of my friends have been at the beach for spring break, I stayed home and worked on projects.  A fall down my basement stairs precluded me from getting done as much as I wanted, but I did manage…

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