With mother's day right around the corner I am scheming to get my kids to do right by me this year. I certainly cannot make a gift for myself! But I can ask my talented friends to share their amazing DIY gift ideas for Mother's Day with all of us.
Hopefully this will inspire some members of your family, and primarily mine, to get going and pamper mom on Mother's Day with a nice homemade gift or two. Because that's what this mom really wants!
The other day I was cleaning out some of my stash (no, not from the basement) and came across this. Now you may be wondering what "this" is. It's hard to explain but let me try.
When my girls were in elementary school they would have their school pictures taken. The school was very creative and one year decided that the photos should be plastered on this sailboat shaped piece of wood. Are ya following me so far? Years later my girls cringed at the sight of these photos. And so we peeled them off and were left with "this" wood piece.
Now you know me I love a good challenge and so I wanted to repurpose or reuse it And repurpose it I did, into an easy children's wall art. Today I'm going to show you how I did it. Nothing goes to waste in my house!
I don't normally do these types of posts but I just had to share this with all of you.
As you know I am in New York visiting my sons. The older one recently moved into his own apartment with his girlfriend and I wanted to give them a housewarming gift. They had bought a new couch with some generic looking pillows - no personality whatsoever. I wanted to get them handmade pillow cases with personality.
Today I am getting together with some blogger friends in order to bring you a whole lot of Valentine's Day Inspiration and a link party. My contribution is a Valentine's Day Wooden Gift Box.
For all you bloggers out there add your Valentine's Day crafts. The party will be open till February 13th. And for the rest of you folks I know you will find lots of fun ideas here so you can create your own personal Valentines Day Craft. And we have plenty of time to get ready!
Happy December everyone!
This month is all about the Holidays, decorating our home, the trees and wrapping the presents. All of these fun activities can take a toll on a person. Especially me! Today I'm going to show you how I do my gift wrapping with vintage fabric.
I love to see the presents all wrapped up and placed under the tree in time for Christmas. I remember as a little kid anxiously waiting to open those presents. And when my kids were young I'd sent them off to bed and stay up half the night wrapping boxes and adding embellishments. It had become a therapeutic ritual for me after all of the rushing around and shopping.
I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.
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