Last week, I did a retrospective on some of my past posts related to autumn and Halloween. It’s fun to look back, and you may be inspired by some of these ideas. Here are a few more! Read the rest of this entry
I have a cork-monogrammed R on top of my refrigerator, and I always get compliments on it. When my friend Jackie K. admired it, I knew I had to make one for her. Cork projects aren’t difficult to do — after all, who minds collecting corks?! — but certain materials make the job easier. Read the rest of this entry
I like to keep some sort of seasonal decoration on my side door. It’s the door the family uses and the one I see most often. From Memorial Day until Independence Day, I usually leave a patriotic-themed hanging and then change things out in early July This year, I was unmotivated (as in lazy) and didn’t take my red, white, and blue decor down until mid-August. It’s too damn hot, though, to think about fall decor (it’s been in the triple digits this month!), so I did this quick and easy momogram. You know my obsession with monograms, right? Read the rest of this entry
America the Beautiful! I made this patriotic door hanging to decorate my side door from Memorial Day until the Fourth of July. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos as I made it, but the assembly is easy.
Several weeks ago, I blogged about the monogram I was making for my son and daughter-in-law’s new house. (https://crapsmanship.com/2015/05/06/can-you-stand-one-more-monogram/). Now I’ll share the crapsmanship that ensued as I attempted to put the wreath together. Read the rest of this entry
I’m making a housewarming present for Robert and Amanda, and I thought a wreath would be perfect. Amanda likes monograms, LSU, and fleur-de-lis, so my plan is to incorporate all three. First, the monogram. I bought an over-sized R and painted it — front and back — with yellow craft paint. It needed a couple coats. Read the rest of this entry
I would argue with you if you accused me of being obsessed with monograms, but I sure do make a lot of them! This was an easy one using a $2 white R from Michaels. I first used green craft paint to cover the letter and then gloss ModPodge to give it some shine. Piece of cake! Read the rest of this entry
This snowflake-embellished “R” hangs from my side door each winter. I bought the wooden letter and white snowflakes at Michael’s and used the following tutorial to do the blue and white chevron pattern: http://2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-to-tape-off-chevron-pattern.html?m=1. Read the rest of this entry
My last post — “Christmas Tree Topper” — showed how I made a Christmas-themed monogram for a friend of mine. I did another one, this time an R, for myself. Here it is in all its glory at the top of my Christmas tree.
When I made the cork monogram Z for my friend Carol, I bought two Z’s. I bought the second one because I’d forgotten I’d already purchased one (a brief moment of old-age-ness!). Not knowing any other Z friends, I decided to make the extra Z into something Christmas-y for Carol. This is a true story of crapsmanship — I had many missteps along the way, but in the end, it turned out cute, cute, cute!