Functional Crafts

Wedding planning is fun. No, really it is!

I am so excited for the wedding and, yes, I actually love planning it. Some how I got a lot of messages of love and support and in there was a lot of “Weddings SUCK” messages. They don’t suck, I love them! I love planning the wedding and I wish that was my full time job […]Read More »

DIY Recycled Notepads

I have been making these scratchpads for ages with old junk mail, messed up printer pages and recycled art prints. Its really easy and you only need binder clips and a maybe a paper cutter (if you don’t mess with scissors). Check out the gallery below for the how-to. Hover over the images to read […]Read More »

OPP: Cinnamon-Orange Air Freshener

Today’s OPP is a post from Shaken Together Life. Click on for a how-to on making a crisp Fall air-freshener for your home.  Get the instructions right here on I can’t wait to get the supplies to try this myself! They use a biodegradable water polymer that seems pretty safe. I dig it! Have […]Read More »

OPP: Color Coded Keys

Here is one I have used my whole life. Way cheaper than buying a key cover. You can color code to tell your front door from you back door. Or if your kids keep losing their keys and blaming one another, color code them for stealthy investigative purposes – haha! Add glitter, glue jewels to […]Read More »

OPP: Jewelry Hanger

Photo credit: Etincelle I don’t have a need to do this right now myself but it is SO NEAT I had to share. Follow the link below to learn how to make your own hanger for jewelry from a wooden hanger with screw hooks. Genius. Now I found this on the Polish blog, Entincelle. I […]Read More »

DIY Magnetic Spice Jars

Today I want to breakdown how to make magnetic spice jars for you. I used metal twist jars from Specialy Bottle. Make sure your jars are made from food-safe materials. If you are going to use glass jars, locate them out of direct sunlight. No matter what kind of container you use, your herbs will […]Read More »

How to Make Clear-Coated Labels

Have a project that you would like to add some custom labels to, but not sure how to do that? Don’t buy a bunch of specialty printing supplies.  If you craft, you probably have all you need right there at home. A few notes: I talk about bleed in the slideshow. Bleed means you need […]Read More »

Summer Sleep Essentials

When the warmer months arrive, I need to have my bedroom ready to chill me out! Being a fairly new homeowner, it’s all about using what I have around – especially until I learn my new space and how I’ll interact with it. Then it’s time for the fun part! I get my sleeping space […]Read More »

OPP: Crochet Table Runners

Today I would like to share two websites I have been visiting alot: Free Vintage Crochet and Make It Coats. I like to crochet and knit, but I am not good enough to make up my own patterns, so I often ask the Gods of Google to help me out alot. I am looking for […]Read More »

Extra Creepy Shower Window

Who puts a shower window in a first floor bathroom? It’s awful! Sure, it has frosted glass in the bottom pane. But it can be seen from the street, people! Annnnnd it’s only 10 yards from the neighbors’ kitchen and bedroom windows! I made me a curtain so I could shower at night with the […]Read More »

DIY Hanging Jars

Hi crafters, I have a tiny bathroom with barely any counter (or storage) space, so it gets messy pretty fast. I was regularly spending 20 minutes on clean up after I showered or did my hair! (Serial – It was like teenage mayhem in there and I’m in my 30’s, people!) I desperately needed a […]Read More »

OPP: A&K's Spa in a Jar Gifts

Its Friday - OPP day! For those of you that are new, it stands for Other People's Projects. Today's project: DIY spa jars are a great homemade gift idea.Read More »

Quick Sticker Removal

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Wooden Candle Stick Upcycle

I love metal candle stick holders but they are a FORTUNE – and to find a staggered set of 3 for pillar candles is near impossible. Not to mention that a single bronze one (that is good quality) can run you $45-1250! Found these really nondescript candlestick holder thing-a-ma-bobber’s in a furniture store that was […]Read More »

Up and Coming

While I have been slacking on the blogging, I have been up to lots of actual projects! Here is a rundown of what to I am working to release this month and next: How to Drain a Water Heater (a How-To) DIY Magnetic Bathroom Jars Spackling Sucks (A post on how much this sucks and […]Read More »

More Masks

Ok. Some people wanted to see the guys masks. They did write on theirs, but did not mirror my enthusiasm. ha! Here is a look: Thanks for reading, please subscribe to this blog and help me out by sharing on Facebook and Twitter – use the buttons below. <3 RoniRead More »

Masking Your Territory

I kept getting mad at myself for losing my masks all the time. How could I be so wasteful? Turns out, I wasn’t. My masks were being pilfered! Not so much on purpose, more like none of us can tell which one is ours so they are getting mixed up. This, apparently, makes my eyes […]Read More »