DIY and Crafts for Creative People

Month: February 2018

Keep Calm and Pinch On…

Keep Calm and Pinch On…

    What does keep calm and pinch on mean?   Pinching people is a St. Patrick’s day game. People who wear green pinch people who don’t.  “Pinch on” simply means “continue pinching.” I like St. Patrick’s Day, but I don’t usually spend a lot […]

DIY Paper Straw Wreath

DIY Paper Straw Wreath

Project Found On: Ruffled Woman’s Day Magazine featured a paper straw wreath on their December cover in 2011, and I have been in love with them ever since. Wreaths are fun, and they are fun to make.  If you have been to my house, you […]

Easy Jelly Bean and Tulip Centerpiece

Easy Jelly Bean and Tulip Centerpiece

How cute and easy is this jelly bean Easter centerpiece? Use fake flowers, or use real flowers by placing a smaller vase with water in the middle and filling in the gap between the two vases with jelly beans.

Supplies:

  • 2 nesting glass vases or containers (such as a drinking glass), one shorter and at least an inch narrower.   I used a square container and a salsa jar
  • Jelly Beans
  • Fresh or fake flowers, I use fake because I have animals and I never know what is poisonous

I inserted the smaller vase inside, then filled the gap with my jelly beans.  Finally, I placed a bouquet of tulips in the salsa jar and that is all there is to it.

Paper Floral Wall Cones

Paper Floral Wall Cones

I love making cones out of old dictionary pages, newspapers and colored paper.  It is the perfect vessel for candy and beautiful hung on the wall with silk flowers. People sell them on sites like Etsy and Ebay, but over $10.00 for 20-25 pages made […]

A New Year and New Beginnings!

A New Year and New Beginnings!

A New Year and New Beginnings! Many of you may know me as “A Ponytail Kind of Day” on WordPress, so I hope you enjoy following me on this new journey.  With the new year, it is the perfect time to think about making new […]


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