March 25, 2020
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)
March 24, 2020
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.
The rest of the links are more ideas about nesting materials and a link to Amazon showing a list of materials you can purchase.
* Amazon Nesting Material to Purchase Ignore the first couple links. They seem to be ads sponsoring the search.
March 23, 2020
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!
* 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.
Bird Feeders are always fun!
March 22, 2020
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. 🙂
“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.
March 20, 2020
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!
This one is a craft. I’ve actually made one of these. It was fun to do, and really does look like a hydrangea.
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. 🙂
Power cords hanging around all over your kitchen cabinets? These bundlers will help solve that problem. Can you think of other uses for them?
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.
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. 🙂 P.S. When the video is over, you can click on the link at the top to see more of her ideas.
March 19, 2020
How About Some Wine Cork Projects?
You may have been saving wine corks but had no idea what to do with them. If you don’t have any corks and want to make some of these projects, save this post and when you are able to order from Amazon again, you can buy them in bulk there.
I’ve collected several sites for some great ideas. Hope you find some you’d like to try.
One project, a wine cork planter (tutorial linked below) was one I thought would be fun to try. I cheated, though, and didn’t use dirt and real plants. I used what I had on hand so used dried Spanish Moss from Dollar Tree and parts of a faux plant. Local viewers….check out the winery cork I used. 🙂
* DIY Wine Cork Planters – This idea is shared by none other than Bob Villa from This Old House.
* Wine Cork Phone Stand – A You Tube video shows step by step directions for making this neat little phone stand.
* Wine Cork Coasters – A quick and easy project designed to protect your furniture.
And last, but not least….
* 12 Life Hacks with Wine Corks – Who better to know what to do with wine corks than The Missouri Wine Board! They sure live up to our state’s “Show Me” slogan. 🙂 There is a lot of other good info there, too.