Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

Earth-Friendly Gift Wraps

Everyone loves giving and receiving gifts, but no one is a fan of all the trash produced by gift paper and ribbons! Let’s think twice about how we wrap our presents; here are a few great ideas. craftylittlemonkey made a set of reversible fabric gift bags that close with drawstrings. These bags can be customized for any […]

@Home This Weekend: No-Kill Cactus

  This weekend, make a nice cactus that just can’t be killed. The plants in this pot are actually painted rocks! alwaysinmyroom, an admitted serial cactus killer, can sleep soundly at night because there’s no watering these succulents. Plus, bonus: no chance of injuries from sharp cactus spines!

@Home This Weekend: Mosaic Sign

  This weekend, spruce up your entrance with a beautiful mosaic. You would never believe that this is ThistleHill‘s first attempt at mosaics; it’s fab! She broke up some of her favorite crockery to create this one of a kind house sign. Simply smashing!

Come Fly With Me

I’m getting ready to take a little trip via airplane, and started thinking of what else could be up there flying around with me. I’m not sure I’d want to see any of these things while I’m mid air, but it is sort of fun to think about. This would certainly make me sit up […]

@Home This Weekend: Bright DIY Curtains

  This weekend, pull out some bright fabric (like a sari!) and make some unique curtains. craftylittlemonkey used both sides of a sari she picked up a few years back in a market. Now she can enjoy those vibrant colors every day. Save

Aliens Among Us

There are many who feel that we are not alone in this great wide universe, and that there is other intelligent life out there. If this is so, what might these “others” look like? Maybe something like this? anderlance crocheted this somewhat intimidating pillow cover depicting a strange being. It’s so well done, if I were to […]

@Home This Weekend: Gallery Wall

  This weekend, decorate your home with a custom gallery wall displaying things you love. This one, by lindyv321, is Disney themed. It includes photos, souvenir postcards, and photos of family trips. What a great way to remember the highlights of your life! Save

It’s Pee-wee’s Playhouse!

In the late 80’s nothing made my Saturday morning than watching Pee-wee’s Playhouse. It was so wacky, so crazy, and so full of joy. I don’t know about you, but back then, I wouldn’t miss it for the world. That’s why my little heart went pitter patter when I saw this amazing miniature Playhouse Playhouse […]

@Home This Weekend: Bright Spring Wreath

  This weekend, welcome Spring with a bright wreath! Using colorful pots and an assortment of faux succulents and other plants, Ednarb made this fun wreath that is sure to brighten up anyone’s day. Yay, Spring!

Crazy Cacti

I love a nice cactus plant, but for some reason I have a hard time keeping them alive. Maybe I water them too much or maybe they don’t get enough sun, but in any case, I’m thinking that one of these great projects would be a better idea for someone like me who is cacti-challenged. […]

Meatless Monday: Biryani Masala Spice Mix

Who is extra spicy? You are! You are sassy, saucy and yes…very very spicy. You need food that shares the same amount of pizzazz that you do. Lucky for us, craftylittlemonkey is bringing the heat with her recipe for Biryani Masala Spice Mix. Add this mix to just about any food and take it from […]

@Home This Weekend: Woodburned Cutting Boards

This weekend, grab a woodburning tool and make the cutest cutting boards ever! yzzilnoaj made a dachshund board (shown) and also a board with fish bones on it. What a great way to personalize your kitchen gear. Chop chop! Save

Tute Tuesday: Patchwork Drawstring Bag

It’s time to say goodbye to snowy winter and hello to sunny spring. Put away those scarves and pull out those flip-flops. Grab your favorite on the go craft, a towel, those fabulous pair of shades because we are heading outside to the park. Carry your goodies around in your one of a kind Patchwork […]

Spring Flowers

I love a big beautiful bouquet. If I could, I’d have fresh flowers in my home every day. Sometimes, that’s just not possible, so here are some faux flower alternatives that just might do the trick. What a lovely fresh bouquet! These aren’t real flowers, though; they are made of paper. Annbright has included a […]

@Home This Weekend: Lovely Spring Wreath

This weekend, brighten up your spring with a lovely floral wreath. This one, by yzzilnoaj, is made with driftwood and beautifully painted pinecone flowers. What a gorgeous way to welcome in warmer weather!