Jul 172014
Crafty Thursdays: Decorated Magazine Holders

When I see storage organization ideas in magazines they generally come with a hefty price tag for the beautifully decorated storage containers.  This tutorial from Gathering Beauty teaches you how to decorate magazine holders from IKEA so that you can have a color-coordinated look without hurting your wallet. Crafty Thursdays are an ongoing feature of The Daily [...]

Jul 102014
Crafty Thursday: Upcycle Jello Molds into Garden Planters

Here’s a great way to reuse jello molds- upcycle them into planters for your garden.  SecondChanceToDream gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.  I like this idea, although I probably wouldn’t paint them- the original metallic color of the molds was beautiful, in a vintage-with-industrial-flair way (before and after photos are in the post). Crafty [...]

Sep 292012
Free Online Knitting Class

Craftsy is currently offering a free online knitting class focused on “short rows” (whatever those are!).  Knitting has always intrigued me, especially since my Aunt Mary is a knitter extraordinaire (you can check out her blog here).  But, I have enough other things going on right now that I’m not going to take on knitting [...]

Sep 202012
Crafty Thursday: Recycled Wreath From Brown Paper Bags

For those of you who hang seasonal wreaths on your doors, I thought this one was pretty cute- it’s faux bay leaf, made from recycled brown paper bags.  Carolyn, from Homework, gives step-by-step instructions on how to make your own recycled wreath.  She uses craft paints and watercolors to color the leaves, but I think [...]

Aug 302012
Crafty Thursdays: Chalkboard Lunchbox

Crafty Thursdays are an ongoing feature of The Daily Citron.  I picked Thursday because it leaves just enough time for busy people to collect their supplies for doing the craft over the weekend. Here’s an adorable back to school craft: creating a chalkboard surface in your child’s lunch box.  You can write a note to [...]