Easter Wreath with Paper Lilies

For the Easter holiday I made a wreath. I haven't had much spare time lately due to the work I do helping the hubby with end-of-year school and track needs. I am thrilled to be able to help him but unfortunately I have not figured out how to clone myself or bridge the time-space continuum so some things get pushed back or dropped from my To-Do wish list. 

Anyhow, I am sure I am not alone in my struggle to get more done in the time that I have! So my project was simple this Easter and I did have fun doing it. 

Easter Wreath with Paper Lilies
Easter Wreath with Paper Lilies


12 Spring, Easter and Earth Day Crafts & Decorations

I am so happy that _S_P_R_I_N_G_ is finally here; I wanted to share some of the Spring, Easter, & Earth Day projects from earlier years. Grab your shades and a sweet tea, and let's stroll down memory lane. 

12 Spring, Easter and Earth Day Crafts & Decorations


Spring Decorating with Nature..twigs, raffia & wood

I strive to keep my seasonal expressions in line with my day-to-day home decor. In other words, since I don't have pastels in my home,  my spring decorating will lack pastels (unless it's a wreath for the door). I love using natural elements and taking inspiration from nature, which inspires my projects much of the time. That said, today, I'm  sharing how I created my Spring Nest with Pyrographic Eggs.

Spring Nest with Pyrographic Eggs
Spring Decorating with Nature..twigs, raffia & wood


Shamrock Wreath for St. Patty's Day (Tutorial)

The real iconic symbol of St. Patrick's Day, for me, is the shamrock. I like the rainbows, pots-of-gold, leprechauns and such, but the shamrock immediately takes me to this Irish holiday, and, as I've mentioned before, I have a thing about wreaths. Occasions, holidays, and whims require the construction of a new wreath and, since St. Pat's is a holiday, I made a wreath! A ribbon wreath featuring the Shamrock, to be precise. Last year's wreath had shamrocks as well, but this year I went for a single shamrock design to mark the occasion.
St. Patrick's Day Ribbon Wreath featuring the Shamrock
Shamrock Wreath for St. Patty's Day


DIY Desktop Supply Organizer: Recycled Boxes

It is staggering to think about the stuff we throw away rather than reusing, re-purposing, or recycling it. Speaking of recycling, I made this desktop supply organizer over the course of a day and actually had fun doing it! I made my first desk organizer from recycled boxes some years ago during an Earth Week challenge and felt a great sense of accomplishment knowing I was helping the environment as well as myself. I believe we are to be good stewards to all we've been given, and that includes this space sphere we call Earth. 


Sunny Spring Paper Wreath & Flowers

The changing of seasons is quickly approaching...the signs are all around our house: my hubby's days have lengthened since his Track & Field season is starting; his athletes are getting into shape; the birds are singing as they return from their winter migration to begin the nesting process; and I saw male and female cardinals the other day! As a result, I was inspired to start preparing our home for Spring now. Since the twisted paper and wired paper ribbon I had on hand were just the colors for this season change, I decided to make this Spring Paper Wreath & Flowers. 

Spring Paper Wreath & Flowers from Craft-D-ness
Welcome Spring and all that it entails!


Rustic Wood, Wire & Burlap Napkin Rings

One of my great desires is to use natural elements that we are plentifully blessed with and reuse some things to extend their life beyond the original intent. Add to that my desire to learn how to really effectively use my wood burning tool (pyrography), and this beginner project, Rustic Burlap Napkin Ring, is the ideal jumping off point. Embellishing this napkin ring with a snowflake pattern on wood allowed me to use the wood burner more than I have since I received it some time ago and to get really comfortable using it. 
Rustic Wood, Wire & Burlap Napkin Ring
Rustic Wood, Wire & Burlap Napkin Ring


Valentine's Day Decorations: Wreath & Bell Jar

Valentine's Day is upon us and, before the occasion passed, I wanted to share our Valentine's wreath and show you how I decorated our Bell Jar (aka a Cloche or Glass Dome) for the occasion. I like to make wreaths for every holiday and season. Wreaths are one of those first impression items that say something about you, so I want my wreaths to convey hospitality and joy with a dash of whimsy as well as be a sign of the season. 
Valentine's Day Wreath
Valentine's Day Garland Wreath with miniature roses on a white heart background


Tic-Tac-Toe Love Board

Hi, Crafters! Valentine's Day is only days away, and, instead of the customary gifts that the stores stock up on this time of year, I decided to make a tic-tac-toe I Love You board as my Valentine to my  hubby. We love games and, when I thought  that x's and o's represent kisses and hugs, the idea of tic-tac-toe was ideal. I'm going to display it on a plate stand and I think it will be a playful addition to the holiday decor. 
Tic-Tac-Toe I Love U Board
Tic-Tac-Toe I Love U Board


First post from Craft-D-ness!

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Welcome, Crafters! I'm "D". I live in the Ohio River valley of the beautiful Commonwealth of Kentucky, and I am married to a high school teacher [we'll call him the Hub since he thinks that every thing revolves around him! ;) ]. We have a sweet 1 year old mixed breed pup named Sophie. 
I have been blogging for a couple of years now at The Shady Porch. From the Porch, I blogged about food, decor, gardening, and crafts. It was a wide scope, for sure. Late in 2013, I decided to refocus The Shady Porch to be the outlet for recipes and gardening adventures. However, I did not want to give up on my passion for crafting, so Craft-D-ness was born. 
I can't tell you how excited I am to start sharing craft and project ideas (and seeing yours, too!). I hope we can create lots of artsy, whimsical, and fun projects together. Stick around; we can get to know each other. 
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