Picnic Basket Makeover with Krylon

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We are in full-on summertime mode here, with hikes, road trips and picnics! I got our “new” picnic basket at a yard sale for $10- it’s clean, sturdy and BIG! But it was also pretty plain. So I gave it a makeover using Krylon spraypaint! Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Krylon brand but all opinions are my own.  For this Krylon challenge, our color of the month was “Honeydew.” We were asked to pick some accent colors, too. And […]

Paper Lantern Summer Party Craft

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Here’s a little goodie I posted over at CraftsUnleashed-blog- and I thought I’d share it here, too. You can whip up one of these beauties just in time for your Labor Day festivities! I have to admit that this wasn’t my original idea- I saw a project on Martha Stewart’s blog that used butterfly punch cut-outs on a purchased paper lantern and I thought it was super cute. I was tickled, too, because ConsumerCrafts.com sells these fabulous battery-operated paper lanterns […]

CHA Summer 10 Blog Round Up from CraftCritique


My friends at CraftCritique compiled a blog round- up of some awesome posts related to CHA Summer 10- and my blog made the list. Please make sure you head over and check out ALL of the great coverage of this event. That way, you’ll feel like you were really there! Here’s a few awesome ones I really liked! Want to see some great photos from the Jenni Bowlin booth?  Just check out Megan’s blog. Robyn shares some of her favorite […]

How-To: Mod Podged “Boo-Boo Box”

Boo Boo Box

Here’s a sweet little decoupage craft that is right in time for the summer- after all, summer at our house means bike rides, sports, outdoor play…and boo-boos! You can use any cardboard box you might have saved from the trash or a paper mache purse from the craft store. Everyone needs a boo-boo box at hand for little emergencies! So, here’s what I did: I took some pretty scrapbook paper and cut the following: 2 pieces for the top and […]