I’ve dabbled a bit with making things. Last winter I started covering cardboard boxes with fabric, lace and ribbon. It was a good way to use up some of my hoarded supplies from when I used to make little quilts. Here’s How to Cover a Box with Fabric.
Before that, I tried making a trivet using wine corks. It turned out pretty good. My friend, Janet Sanford, served as inspiration for this project. She makes bulletin boards using corks. Here’s How to Make a Cork Trivet Using a Picture Frame.
I’ve always loved making packages pretty. My aunt Carol and my former mother-in-law inspired me with their elegantly wrapped and ribboned presents. I even gave some demonstrations on gift wrapping when I lived in Baltimore. Here are my articles on this topic: How to Make Personalized Gift Wrap …How to Wrap Gifts for Free…How to Make Gift Bows from Scraps of Paper
Some of my other crafts involved using my photographs, How to Make Cards from Photos , or recycling things into something useful: How to Make a Fan from a Pleated Window Shade …How to Make a Fabric-Covered Jewelry Board …How to Turn Old Candles into New Ones …How to Make a Pine Cone Pixie Christmas Ornament