Tie Dye Fun

Today I thought we’d look at an iconic summer activity, tie-dying!  It’s a lot of fun for all ages, filled with creative potential and there’s no limit to what you can create. It can be a bit messy, but that’s part of the fun with summer!  There are lots of techniques to try out and while tie dye is traditionally done with fabric and clothing, there are some other fun ideas too.

Tie die socks

Heart technique

Bulls eye technique

Reverse technique

Tie dye tote

Tie dye furniture

Maxi dress

Dog bed

Striped technique

Luau spiral technique

Patriotic swirl technique

Ice dyed tablecloth

Tissue paper butterflies

Spider web technique

Tie dye clutch

Triple heart technique

Tie dye scarf

Spin spiral technique

Tie dye sundress

Tie dye bandana

Mermaid heart technique

Woodstock tie dye spiral

What have you tried doing tie dye?

For the Red, White and Blue

With the Fourth of July or Independence Day happening this weekend, today I’m sharing ideas for fun creations all in red, white and blue.

Door and Wall Decoration:

Patriotic bandanna fabric tied wreath

Patriotic stars

‘LOVE’ in red, white and blue

Paper star banner

Patriotic flower wreath

Red, white and blue star shadow boxes

Red, white and blue clothespin wreath

Blue ‘Land of the Free’ US wood sign

Table Top:

Dip-dye red, white and blue napkins

Stars and stripes crochet coasters

Red, white and blue mason jar

Crochet star table runner

Red, white and blue fabric star table runner

Flags:

Ribbon flag

Wood flag

Metal flag

Flag bunting

Flag made of yarn

Painted flag wall hanging

Patriotic Wearables:

‘Proud to be an American’ shirt

‘Let Freedom Ring’ shirt

Patriotic splatter shirt

Flag inspired tank top

Red, white and blue pompom flip flops

Patriotic flip flops

Red, white and blue stretch bracelets

Even More to Make:

Red, white and blue star quilted pillow

Patriotic rag quilt

Red, white and blue quilt

Patriotic slime

Confetti poppers

Red, white and blue pompom “sparklers”

What are you creating that’s red, white and blue this week?

Cards of Cheer

With all that’s going on in the world right now, I thought today I’d share some fun craftable card ideas that you can create at home by yourself or with your kids and send off to brighten someone else’s day.

Cheerful Greetings:

“Hi” pastel block card

Sequined “hello” card

“Happy” card with coffee cups

“Have a Happy Day” card

“Be Happy” rainbow of ribbon card

“Hello” card with butterfly and burlap

“Hello” daisy card

“Just Smile” ombre card

‘Have a Sweet Day’ card

Fun and games:

Cheerful rainbow and unicorn card

“MOM” tattoo card

‘Sail away’ sailing ship card

Hearts and string love card

Ice cream cone card

Unicorn pin card

Nature cards:

Blue and orange 3-d flower card

Sea monster pop-up card

‘Thinking of You’ card with butterflies in flight

Llama card

Elephant with confetti card

Spring seed packet cards

Vellum blooms and butterflies card

How are you spreading cheer to the world?

Letters of Love

Today, with Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought we’d look at all the ways you can show others that you “love” them.

Cards:

“Love you watts”

“Owl always love you”

“I love you berry much”

“You are loved”

“Love you with all of my heart” postage stamp card

“Love you” card with strings and hearts

Blue pastel “Love” card

Wall Hangings:

Love canvas with rainbow watercolor hearts

Love letter frame

Folk art splatter ‘love’ pallet

LOVE marquee

“All you need is love” shadowbox

LOVE succulents string art

“Love grows here” palette

Yarn wrapped LOVE letters

Jute or burlap LOVE banner

Love and a heart with string

Even More to “Love:”

“Love you” t-shirts

Love tote

Watercolor ombre “Love” pillows

Stamped “Love” necklace

Love spiral bracelet

Neon “Love” tote

“Love you to the moon and back” scrapbook page

“I love you more than cupcakes” cupcakes

Paper “Love” lanterns

How are you showing love this Valentine’s Day?

Pig Perfect

If you didn’t know, this year according to the Chinese Zodiac is the year of the pig.  In thinking about this and spring, today I thought we’d take a look at some pig inspired crafts.

Paper bag pig

Felted stuffed pig

Pink leather piggy coin purse

Washcloth pig puppet

Piggy (bottle) bank

Wood and metal pig decoration

Cochinitos de Jenibre (pig shaped cookies)

Pig plant pot

Easy origami pig face

Pig rock magnet

Pig corner bookmarks

Pompom pig

Craft stick pig

Craft stick pig #2

Pig finger puppet

Chocolate pretzel pig

This little piggy bread

Clothespin pig magnet

Pig bean bag

Plastic egg pig

Pig pen topper

No-spill pig watering can

What are your ideas for crafting with pigs?

A Little Winter Sunshine

Today’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, I thought in honor I would share some ways you can share a little sunshine with someone in your life, or bring a little sunshine to your life, with a little home decoration makeover.

Reuphoslstered ottoman

Watermelon straw hat

Fruit salad mason jars

Refinished mirror

Mason jar coffee bean storage

Hola shutters

Matte metallics bucket lights

Wood wine rack

Sedona wind chimes

Dresser knob jewelry hanger

Knit top footstool

Wall mounted bar

Color block shower curtain

Painted sneakers

Seasonal luminaries

Upcycled crate end table

Hanging macrame chair

Leather wall organizer

Tape picture frames

Negative space string art

Roman shades

Wood crate mirror

Illuminated constellation art

Pendant light birdhouse

What are your plans to add a little color and life to your home before the winter ends?

Lots of Love

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, today I’ve got lots of fun createables and decorations you can try.

Falling hearts Valentine card

Ombre ‘love’ pillow

Heart trinket dish

Valentine’s mug

‘Hello Valentine’ shirt

Foxy cookie sandwich

Love letter frame

Candy confetti cookies

Coloring valentine cards

Felt heart wall hanging

Love bug cupcakes

Rock candy heart bracelet

True love trivet

‘Love’ t-shirt

Cross-stitch inspired Valentine pillow covers

‘Love Your Life’ pillow

Heart elbow patch

Bee buddies Valentine card

Valentine mug hug

Be my Valentine throw

Needle felted rainbow heart garland

3-D hearts card

Heart shaped bubble wand

Valentine’s treat bags

Owl be your Valentine

Heart barrettes

Heart string art

Mosaic heart art

Pop-up Valentine cards

How are you creating this Valentine’s Day?

Creative Quilting

In line with the fact that we’re in winter and it’s cold outside, today I thought we’d take a look at some quilts and quilt themed items we can make.

Quilts:

Crossroads quilt

Random flying geese quilt

Christmas ornament quilt

Mermaid quilt

Chevron design quilt

Raccoon quilt

Swirling stars quilt

Moroccan tiles quilt

Seafoam churn and dash quilt

Butterfly quilt and pillow

Twist and turn quilt

Zig zag quilt

Hexagon quilt

Child’s play quilt

Shirt pocket quilt

Quilt inspired projects:

Framed quilt squares

Quilted pot holders

Quilted phone cover and eyeglass case

Quilted stocking

Quilted jewelry roll

Quilted coaster set

Medallion quilted wall hanging

Quilted coat lining

Tulip table runner

Plat patchwork tee-pee

Quilted tote

Quilted pet bed

Patchwork duffle bag

Quilted fabric tote

What do you love to quilt?

Celebrating Chanukah

Today we’re going to take a look at Chanukah (or Hanukkah) inspired crafts and recipes.

Crafts:

Menorah greeting card

Dreidel card and game

Embossed stars greeting card

Laced Star of David card

Stars and stripes card

Layered star card

Place cards

Hanukkah place mat

Charm napkin rings

Gelt napkins

Paper dreidel garland

Dreidel gift box

Scrapbook pages

Copper and concrete menorah

Star ornament wreath

Recipes:

Sides:

Dried fruit compote

Classic challah

Harvest apple challah

Honey challah with flax

Roast vegetable tsimmes with apricots

Potato-kasha knishes

Cauliflower curry latkes

Beet latkes

Oven fried latkes

Dinner:

Salmon with matzo crust

Salmon wellington

Beef brisket with dried fruit

Braised brisket with root vegetables

Sweet and sour short ribs

Short ribs with root vegetables

Roast chicken with wild rice dressing

Roast chicken with apricot stuffing

Dessert:

Sufganiyot

Puff pastry tart stars

Babka

Lemon coconut macaroons

Jelly donut holes

Fresh pear-pistachio cake

Chocolate marshmallow dreidels

Apple fritter rings

What are your favorite Hanukkah recipes?

Pinecone Picks

As we finish up the autumn season and holidays and head into the December and winter ones I thought we’d finish the season up with some pinecone crafts.

Wreaths and Garlands:

Christmas chandelier wreath with pinecones

Painted pinecone flower wreath

Rustic Christmas wreath with pinecones

Pinecone wreath

Pinecone tabletop wreath

Snowy pinecone wreath

Star wreath with pinecones and baubles

Pinecone and cranberry garland

Pinecone and pom-pom garland

Treats:

Pinecone cakes

Pinecone Friends:

Pinecone penguin

Pinecone elves

Pinecone mouse

Pinecone cardinal

Pinecone turkey

Pinecone people

Pinecone gnomes

Pinecone fox

Upgraded Pinecones:

Gilded pinecones

Scented pinecones

Felt pinecones

Ombre pinecones

Pinecone firestarters

Bleached pinecones

Cinnamon scented pinecones

Other Fun Crafts and Decorations:

Pinecone bird feeder

Pinecone village

Pinecone stocking

Lighted pinecone arrangement

Pinecone ornament

Pinecone place card

Pinecone hurricane vase

Pinecone napkin holder

Glittered pinecone gift topper

Pinecone tie backs

Pinecone table runner

Pinecone topiary

Pinecone holiday bag

What are your favorite ways to decorate with pinecones?