Author Archives: Sharon

Elegant orchids & a faux bois frame – is it wall art or a wreath?

Is it wall art? Or a spring wreath? I’m not really sure, but I do know that these Framed Orchids are an easy, elegant home accent made in just five steps. I stopped in at Jo-Ann Stores and Michaels yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Carnation Cupcake Centerpiece celebrates special times

Oftentimes, when we have good news to celebrate, I head to the cupcake store for a special treat. Cupcakes make it festive, and these adorable, Carnation Cupcakes kick it up a notch, too. If you need a special occasion centerpiece … Continue reading

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Science Fair Salvation: How to make a double-helix DNA Model

Tomorrow is National DNA Day. Who knew! I can’t think of a better time to share this tutorial to make a DNA model. If you have a child in school, grandchildren, a young neighbor, or maybe you’re friends with a few … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Astronomy Day and make a Solar System model

Last week, I shared the Recycled Earth Day globe in time for Earth day tomorrow. Today, we’re leaving earth behind and travelling into outer space to celebrate National Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 25. I get asked a lot of … Continue reading

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An Earth Day craft for kids to DIY & display all year long

If you’re looking for a craft to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, check out today’s Recycled Globe. You’ll use old newspapers, magazines and junk mail to create your very own Earth Day Globe. Kids learn about repurposing, and about … Continue reading

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Chic, modern wall art combines cork with gold accents

I am often amazed at how DIY wall art can refresh your home. And, there are so many creative ways to make wall art! Today’s DIY wall art is fresh and innovative, combining rustic, textured cork with sleek gold accents. … Continue reading

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The perfect Mother’s Day craft: A Mason Jar Chalkboard

Chalkboard paint + mason jars = two huge, craft trends, right? Add STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to the mix and you get a DIY Mason Jar Chalkboard! I was so excited when designer Kathleen George discovered this amazing chalkboard fabric – … Continue reading

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DIY a springtime wreath of book page roses

How was your Easter weekend? Are you seeing signs of spring? I just added the new spring photo (above), and it’s one of my favorites. Today, I’m sharing a DIY spring wreath made with your favorite scrapbook papers — it’s … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Beautiful Butterfly Eggs

When my daughter was young, we would purchase butterfly larvae and watch them transform into cocoons and then emerge as bright orange butterflies. It’s like watching the drab, winter landscape transform into a more colorful spring. Perhaps that’s why I … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY Vintage Glitter Eggs

We can’t have an Eggstravaganza without a little – or a lot of glitter, right? Rebekah Meier lends her pretty, vintage style to these DY Vintage Glittered Easter Eggs. Of course, you can make these eggs in a rainbow of … Continue reading

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