Advent Calendar – Paper Crafts

Modern Christmas Village Advent Calendar, Printable - the domestic fringe

I told you I went a little crazy crafting for this Christmas.  You’d think I have tons of time on my hands, but really, I don’t. In some weird way these crafts are a subtle mix of pleasure and pain. One minute I love the monotonous labor that produces a cute little finished product, and then the next minute a corner won’t fold the right

Christmas Crafting

Christmas Antler Wreath - the domestic fringe

I’m blogging – It’s a Christmas miracle and it’s not even December yet! I got on a paper crafts kick this month and I’ve been going wild with a glue gun, scissors, and assorted sheets of paper.  I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen in love with paper crafts. Wish I could say I thought up each of these projects on my own,

Valentine’s Day Candle Holders – DIY

scrappaper candle holder

The other day I mentioned that FringeKid and I went a little crazy with the glue gun.  Today I’m going to show you what we made. We spent zero dollars on making these jars.  We gathered up scraps of this and pieces of that from all around the house and then we set to work. I generally wash and save spaghetti sauce jars and salsa

DIY: Balloon Wreath

DIY Birthday Balloon Wreath

A wise woman knows when to step away from the glue gun and abandon the craft scissors.  She recognizes when she’s been outsmarted by D.I.Y. I never claimed to be smart. Besides, it was my daughter’s eleventh birthday and she’s over the moon for crazy colors and zebra stripes. Unfortunately I began this wreath the night before her birthday.  It was two days after Christmas

DIY New Year’s Eve Party Decorations

DIY New Year's Eve decorations

I’ve never decorated for New Years before, but my daughter is getting older and she loves a good party.  Besides, my brother-in-law and his family are coming to ring in the New Year with us, so we decided to make things festive, because our house wasn’t festive enough with Christmas decorations and birthday balloons everywhere.  {???} I know the whole idea of hanging a wooden