Self-Distancing Crafting With SharSum Paint – Day 10

March 26, 2020

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This is For the Birds

Today is all about birds. Bird houses, bird feeders, bird identification. We can’t enjoy many outside things right now, but we can still enjoy the birds.

  • * Bluebird Houses – The Missouri State Bird
  • * How to Attract Bluebirds
  • * 20 Plus Bird House Plans

    * Hummingbird House

    * How to Attract Hummingbirds

    * Easy and Cool Birdhouse Ideas

    * Pinecone Bird Feeder

    * How to Make Homemade Bird Feeders

    * Identify a Bird Seen in Missouri by Color

    * Bird Guide

    Self-Distancing Crafting With SharSum Paint – Day 9

    March 25, 2020

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    Music That Soothes

    No crafting today. Just sharing some beautiful music I’ve been seeing come across my FB feed lately. Although some brings tears, I somehow find it comforting to hear. If you have a link to a song you’d like me to add, just add it to the comments below. Thanks.

    * In the Garden From Brad Paisely, Facebook Live

    * The Impossible Dream – Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle USMC

    * An arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – The Williamson family

    * The Prayer – A Daddy Daughter Duet

    * Songs of Comfort For Anxious Soul (free playlist)

    Self-Distancing Crafting With SharSum Paint – Day 8

    March 24, 2020

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    Bird Nesting Material

    There are several sites listed below discussing what materials should be offered to birds and what should not. Natural items are always best. Why not, on your daily walks, gather up some natural items. Things like small twigs, dry grasses, and moss are just a few examples.

    And what to put them in? My favorite holder idea is using a rusty spring. For those of you who know us, you are well aware of Danny’s love of rusty spring projects. If local, hit him up for one. ☺️ So the first link explains how to use a spring to create a holder.

    * Bird Nesting Material in a Rusty Spring

    The rest of the links are more ideas about nesting materials and a link to Amazon showing a list of materials you can purchase.

    * Provide Nest Material for Birds: Dos and Don’ts

    * How to Offer Nesting Materials for Birds

    * Amazon Nesting Material to Purchase Ignore the first couple links. They seem to be ads sponsoring the search.

    Self-Distancing Crafting with SharSum Paint – Day 7

    March 23, 2020

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    Today is back to some quick and easy crafting ideas. Let’s get outside for a bit.

    Maybe you have been getting out and doing some social distancing walks in the fresh air. Why not pick up a few interesting rocks, take them home and paint them, then drop them off on your next walk so others can find them.

    It doesn’t matter what they look like. Just the fact that someone unexpectedly finds a painted rock will make them happy.

    But….if you need some ideas, here you go!

    * Five Tips for a Rock Painting Beginner

    * Rock Painting Guide – this site has ideas for the beginner or those with advance skills.


    Make a butterfly feeder for your garden. This site shows 12 different projects for creating butterfly feeders.

    * Make a butterfly feeder for your garden


    Bird Feeders are always fun!

    * Make a bird feeder from a plastic bottle

    Self-Distancing Crafting With SharSum Paint -Day 6

    March 22, 2020

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    Today’s post is all about staying connected. A technology whiz friend of mind found a way to connect her whole family digitally and with 6 ft social distancing for a baby gender reveal of her 12th grandchild. It’s a boy! She will now have 6 of each. πŸ™‚

    The following article (by Priya Parker) has some excellent suggestions for staying connected.

    During this unpredictable and painful time, let’s invent creative, meaningful ways of being together apart.

    From baby showers, kids’ birthday parties, choirs, or just staying connected, you should find something here that might spark a way you can stay connected with your family and friends.

    How to Be Together Apart In the Time of CoronaVirus

    Self-Distancing Crafting with SharSum Paint – Day 5

    March 21, 2020

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    100 Things to Do While Stuck Inside Due to a Pandemic

    Today’s post is pretty easy. Thanks to USA Today, they have compiled a list for you. Stay safe and stay healthy.

    Self-Distancing Crafting With SharSum Paint – Day 4

    March 20, 2020

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    Life Hacks

    Today isn’t really crafting related (although there is some DIY crafting) but many of these ideas can help make your life easier. More may be added as I find new ideas I like, but these should keep you busy for awhile as you are social distancing. Stay healthy! We will get through this together!

    * DIY Coffee Filter Hydrangeas

    This one is a craft. I’ve actually made one of these. It was fun to do, and really does look like a hydrangea.

    * Fold fitted sheets in a brilliant way

    You’ve probably seen this one before and tried it, but didn’t have time to practice with it. Now, you have plenty of time, so try again. πŸ™‚

    * Command Cord Bundlers

    Power cords hanging around all over your kitchen cabinets? These bundlers will help solve that problem. Can you think of other uses for them?

    * Uncommon Ways to use common things

    This is a Pinterest link. Ignore they spelled uncommon wrong 😳, and just watch the video. Visiting the site does not show these ideas. You can get a lot of good ideas just from the video. My favorite one is melting a candle over crushed ice. My aunts did a version of this with me when I was growing up. Pretty cool.

    * Fold laundry 5x faster

    You’ve seen the t-shirt folders in stores and ones you can buy. This is one you make from cardboard and duct tape. Just watch and learn from the video. No need to visit the site. Let me know if this one works. I will tell my laundryman. πŸ™‚ P.S. When the video is over, you can click on the link at the top to see more of her ideas.