Easy DIY: Marbled Clay Ring Dish

Laura at A Beautiful Mess used Sculpey and a little gold paint to make these amazing looking marbled ring dishes. I think I just found a use for all the leftover Sculpey I… Continue reading

Make This: Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Bon Appetit’s Pomegranate Champagne Punch is a delicious and festive way to ring in the new year. Photo: Bon Appetit

Easy DIY: Easy Last Minute Monogram Gift Bag

I whipped up these last minute gifts using small drawstring bags leftover from a party. Sublime Stitching and Urban Threads both have great alphabet patterns. Fill them with travel-size bath items or candy… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Halloween Treat Bags

When I was a kid, there was a house in my neighborhood that would give little treat bags. We don’t get many trick-or-treaters in our apartment building, but I decided I want to… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Amigurumi Bob-omb

Now that I’ve figure out how to crochet Pokeballs, I decided to expand into other round things. I think these Bob-ombs will be perfect as part of a Halloween costume. You can find… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Sweets Embroidery

I’ve mentioned InGreetings.com before as a great source for plain totes. I decided to use the techniques I learned from Sublime Stitching to embroider a zippered tote with all different kinds of sweets.… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Amigurumi Pokeballs

After Hello Kitty Crochet got me started on amigurumi, I started looking for easy patterns to make. I found this pattern for Pokeballs and decided to surprise my kids. Of course, it then… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Paper Bead Corn on the Cob

We’ve posted about making paper bead bracelets before but here’s a whole new take on them–corn on the cob. You could cut styrofoam in the shape of a cob or just make paper… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Hand-drawn Glasses

We usually give a little personalized gift to my daughter’s favorite teachers from the previous years. This year, we decided on hand-drawn glasses. Using Pebeo Vitrea markers, my daughter drew some fun designs… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Paper Fan Centerpiece

I needed a quick and easy centerpiece for a graduation lunch and stumbled upon a paper fan one on It’s a Horvath’a Life. The fans were simple enough to make using plain paper,… Continue reading