Monthly Archives: August 2016

Washer Necklaces

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14138327_10210145393501730_570067790_nI’ve been spending hours and hours lately in the hospital with a sick friend, so my cooking and crafting time has been limited.  But about a month ago, a few girlfriends and I had two crafting days to make some door prizes for an upcoming conference.  We were looking for inexpensive ideas that our conference participants (mostly women) would like.  Necklaces made from washers seemed just the ticket. Read the rest of this entry

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Easy Photo Frame

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Cute kid, huh?!  Warner is my friend Karen’s grandson, and I love this boy and this photo frame so much I just had to share. Karen created this craft and uses several to display a photo collage of her family.  To create it, she used a black canvas and a frayed piece of burlap a little smaller than the canvas.  Karen used glitter-threaded burlap, but that’s certainly not necessary.  She dabbed some tan-colored paint around the mat’s edges, attached the the burlap to the mat with a spot or two of glue, and finished by gluing the clamp to the top.  Cute, cute, cute!

Pot Ornaments

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It’s so damn hot here (110 degrees heat index), it’s hard to take pleasure from the outdoors. Even the pool is stifling, so indoors and air conditioning are the order of the day.  But looking at this picture from last spring, I get a little reminder of when my garden looked fresh and new.  This year, though, in an effort to save time and money, I didn’t re-do many of my backyard pots.  Instead, I used a lot of mint and oregano to add greenery, and I resorted to this inexpensive boost of purple and gold (LSU!).  I spray painted some thin dowels, topped them with plastic Christmas ornaments, and voila, instant beauty. Read the rest of this entry