Every year, the kids in my apartment complex get to participate in Trick or Treating. Unfortunately, we’re not home very often and Halloween is no exception. So, I always put a big bowl of candy outside the door and let the kids take what they want.
This year, I decided to upgrade my candy bowl by decorating a old dish washer pod container. Originally, I wanted to make a pumpkin out of it, but I couldn’t find orange Duck Tape anywhere. Read the whole post
It’s starting to get cold here in PA, and when that happens I get out my candles. They keep my apartment a little bit warmer and make the atmosphere more relaxing. Every Fall I do a few candle tutorials and this is the first one of the season. I know we’re not quite into autumn yet, but its about 64 degrees here, so it’s close enough for me.
I always save my jars because they can be used for something, whether it be craft and food storage or, in this case, candle holders. Read the whole post
My mother always had a green thumb and it’s definitely not something she passed down to me. If it’s green and been in my house for more than a month, it’s probably dead. I’m so bad at gardening, but I’m not giving up yet.
This weekend, I planted a new indoor herb garden. I had a living rosemary and mint plant and added parsley, a different kind of mint and basil. Cross your fingers that I can keep the new ones alive. Read the whole post
Just about every year I make a lists of gifts to get the man in your life for Valentine’s Day. Why not one for her too? Sometimes I do, but I usually stick to the boyfriend gifts because it’s harder to buy for him. (AND we don’t appreciate men very much during this holiday. We should work on that.) Guys don’t give you hints and they don’t care where you go to eat as long as there isn’t a crazy wait. Read the whole post
This month’s theme for The Craft Challenge is Christmas. I’ve had this one planned for a month or so and was excited to get started on it. Shadow boxes are so neat, but I never could think of something to put in them. So, why not Christmas ornaments?
Door decor materials
- Shadow box
- Christmas ornaments
Note: I started with a cheap frame from the Dollar Store, but decided to switch to a much more stable shadow box from Michael’s. Read the whole post
Fall is one of my favorite seasons because the leaves change. Every year around this time I get really excited to see it. But every year it passes and all I have is pictures.
This year, I found a way to preserve the part I love so much. I’ve made a pendant to capture the color change.
Will the leaf remain this color, you ask? I think so, because the leaf bookmark I made a few years ago is still vibrant. Read the whole post
The Craft Challenge theme for September is Halloween so I decided to go with pinecones and pumpkins. You know those spiced scented pinecones you smell when you walk into Michael’s? I can’t stay away from the things! They smell amazing. I had to get them into my craft this week. And I haven’t decorated pumpkins yet this year, so it just seemed fitting.
This craft is really easy, smells wonderful and will give your table or windowsill a nice pop for fall. Read the whole post
First, I’d like to apologize for my absence last week. I got sick and missed all kinds of good stuff like my work holiday party and the 60 degree weather. For once, crafting was not on my priority list. It was not a good weekend. But this weekend is a better one.
Valentine’s Day is coming up… That means you want to look and feel your best, right? Of course. Forget V-Day though, I want smooth skin all the time. Read the whole post
This blog post is part of The Craft challenge! If you want to learn more or are interested in joining the challenge, send a message to Emily from A Pop of Red.
Ohhh, Valentine’s Day…
A holiday that’s either loved or hated depending on the person’s relationship status.
I’ve never been wild about the holiday, but I do enjoy chocolate and hearts, so I’ll make it work. Of course, with that in mind, my Valentine’s Day themed craft involves candy. Read the whole post
Every year I post a list of Valentine’s Day gifts for the men, and it’s about that time of year again. Have you started thinking about it yet? It’s okay if you haven’t. I have a list of good buys and DIYs for your man.
My lists rarely consist of the typical, cliche gifts. I try find unique gifts throughout the year, mostly from Etsy or something you can make yourself, and make note of them. Read the whole post