Category Archives: Wood Crafts

A Birthday Gift


My daughter-in-law’s birthday was in May.  With us living so far apart, it is hard sometimes to know what to get her. This year Alex said they had seen some of those decorative blocks and she liked them. So, I decided to try to make her some.  They had only seen the ones with one side done.  But I thought I would make her some multi-sided so that she could have them out all year-round. I didn’t make them just holiday-themed; there are a couple of more generic sides. The blocks are small (not quite 2″) and that was a challenge to find things that fit. I enjoyed the way they turned out!  I hope she likes them as well!


She is a big Disney fan so I pick up anything Disney when I find it cheap! Her husband told me that Ariel is the princess she was into at the moment. I’ve had this sticker for a while and I used it to make this card.  I love how the colors came together and I love the green paper!

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Stars and Stripes

Hi, Friends!

I wanted to do a Fourth of July craft and saw something similar to this. I wondered if I could make it two-sided!! I’m really happy with the way it turned out! I hope you are too!

Steve cussed when I mentioned glitter, but I figured out a way that it didn’t cause much mess. I carefully put some glitter in a small ziplock baggie. I painted the star white and while the paint was still wet, I gently pressed each side into the pile of glitter in the baggie. Then, I tapped it off while still in the baggie. After it dried completely, I painted over the glitter with glue. The glitter isn’t coming off!!!

I love the fact that this is two-sided because it looks good in a window from the outside and the inside! Also, the striped side is general enough that you can show your patriotism all year long!

I do have supplies to make more of these! If you would like to come and make one just let me know! I am doing small (1-3 people) classes and can work it around your schedule! The class is $20 and I supply everything! If you don’t live close enough to come and do one for yourself, or you just want me to do it for you – the cost is $25. (papers may vary)




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Hi!!! Sanding and Craft Fair

This week is really busy for me! I am getting ready for Super Saturday! I started sanding all those boards by hand and decided that it was worth the investment in a sander! So we bought a sander and are trying to learn how to use it!! No fun pictures, sorry!! It is definitely a lot faster but, we are not very good or consistent yet!

We went to a craft fair this weekend! It was fun and interesting. The fall is really a craft fair time here and every little town seems to have their own. So there are always more than one to go to!! It was interesting to me to see the prices for things here and to see what people were buying. Good market research! But even the things we liked, the thought in our head was…then we have to store it and move it!! So we didn’t end up coming home with anything!!! I hope we can get into our own place soon and then we can do some more of the shopping!!

Have a good, creative week!!