Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Homemade Gift – Decorated Box – Altered Art Box – Art Therapy

A decorated box is an easy and economical gift. I like to call it altered art, but it’s basically fancy scrapbooking. This is another homemade gift idea if you’re looking for something to make from the heart. This is a … Continue reading

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Decorate a Box – Mermaid Treasure Box Makes a Special Homemade Gift

Make a decorated box if money’s tight this Christmas. Here’s an easy, inexpensive craft which can be made with tons of love and extra-special touches for the recipient. Below is a decorated box I made for my oldest granddaughter for … Continue reading

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How to Make a Therapeutic Heating Bag – Wonderful Idea for Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for ideas to make for Christmas gifts? My friend, Maria Cisneros Toth, just uploaded this video tutorial explaining how to make a therapeutic heating bag. They’re something everyone will like, and if we use colorful, fun fabric … Continue reading

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Altered Art Book Wedding Gift – Photo Essay

Working on this craft helped take my mind off worrying about George while he was going through chemo and dealing with cancer and all the issues that go along with it. I played music, too. I highly recommend art therapy … Continue reading

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Dodger Fans – Ready to Cheer and Scream For the Team on Halloween

Have you been watching the World Series games, Dodgers vs. Astros? What an exciting series. It would be cool to brag that we were lucky Dodger dogs and got to go to a World Series game, but that’s not the … Continue reading

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Altered Art Book For My Aunt Val

This is a small altered art scrapbook I made for my Aunt Val for her birthday a few years ago. Materials/medium:  Small children’s board book (about 4″ x 6″), scrapbook paper, ribbon, pressed flowers, tiny seashells, photographs, scrapbook accessories, acrylic … Continue reading

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Bathroom Bling For The Mother Who Has Everything!

Are you stumped as far as what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Last March I found the perfect gift for the mom who has everything. It was at the Spring Boutique in Brea, California. Can you guess what … Continue reading

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My First Altered Art Book

My first altered art book was pretty simple. If I had known about adding pockets to tuck photos and keepsakes into, I would have added some, but I didn’t know about them then. I started with an old children’s board … Continue reading

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Altered Art Book Wedding Gift

In a post on December 7, 2011, I shared an altered art book I made one year for my parents’ Christmas gift. You can read about it here. I then posted about a photo box that I decorated with altered … Continue reading

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Shadow Boxes Make Great Gifts

Just in case you’re looking for a special gift to make for Christmas, I thought I’d share my shadow boxes with you. Little mementos or souvenirs are perfect to use in a shadow box I once mentioned to my friend … Continue reading

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