Category Archives: Crafts

Cork Heart

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This was an easy project that I first read about at https://trishsutton.com/wine-cork-valentine-heart-decor-printable-pattern/. I keep a steady supply of corks on hand (it’s a fun item to collect!), so this quick heart was a no-brainer to try.

I first printed out a heart outline and lined up some corks to make sure I had enough. No problem!

I then dragged the cork tops through a big blob of red acrylic paint. It took a little while for these to dry. Next, I hot-glued cork to cork, following the printed heart outline. After giving it all a little while to completely set, …

I tied some white ribbon through the top and hung it on the door into my garage. Cute!

Coaster Art

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Several months ago, I blogged about getting some discarded beer coasters from a local brewery.  I used them to crap up for gift tags, and the making of the tags has been quite addictive (https://crapsmanship.com/2019/10/12/recycled-beer-coaster-gift-tags/). Just about everyone I know got hand-crafted gift tags for Christmas.  But I didn’t stop there! Read the rest of this entry

Last-Minute Xmas Cards

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Those who know me well know that I don’t do anything at the last minute. I was always the first one to have a paper turned in to my professor, the first one to have their shopping list made for Christmas dinner, and the first one to have all my purchased gifts wrapped and under the fully-decorated tree. So I must confess, I didn’t do these cards at the very last minute. But you could! Read the rest of this entry

Christmas Crapsmanship

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Over the past several years of publishing this blog, I have done a number of holiday projects. Some were successfully completed at the outset, some needed a touch of crapsmanship to be presentable, and a few were only appropriate for the trash. Below are links to a few of my favorite Christmas projects. Merry Christmas! Read the rest of this entry

Easy Gift Bag & Box Decorations

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In Christmases past, I’ve spent lots of care and time decorating cheap and plain gift bags and boxes from Dollar Tree. This year, I simply don’t have the inclination. But I also don’t want a bunch of boring gifts under the tree. So my stash of old Christmas cards have come in handy. I’ve trimmed the card fronts, used glue or double-sides tape to adhere, and now I have colorful packages for under the tree. Easy peasy, and no crapsmanship at all! Read the rest of this entry

Recycled Beer Coaster Gift Tags

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Dan the Man and I have a favorite local brewery, and when Dan was there several weeks ago, one of our favorite bartenders was ready to discard some custom-made beer coasters that contained old info. Being the good husband, Dan brought two big stacks home to me. Read the rest of this entry