I’m a driftwood junkie….

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Going for a walk on the beach means taking along a bag just in case I find a neat piece of driftwood.  Well, after awhile, those neat pieces tend to accumulate and gather in the garage – so I had seen an idea somewhere to make a driftwood shelf.  Idea!  That would be awesome to make and use up some of the bits of wood..

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I seem to be in a gnome and fairy mode right now and I like to make the little funny guys with big noses.  These seemed to just fit on the shelf with candles once I got it all put together.  It’s a fun project and here is how to make it.

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I began by going through my bits of driftwood finding pieces that would fit for the backdrop and then could be screwed onto the shelf part.

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I added a short piece of backing board (in this case a piece of trim wood) and drilled through the driftwood and the shelf board using screws for strength.

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Predrilling holes just a bit smaller than the screws really helps!

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Looking at the piece from the back. Once all the screws were in, I used carpenters glue to add a little more strength where each piece joined the backing board.

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This is the front of the piece and you can see that the backing board sits about an inch above the shelf piece. At this point it needs to be propped up. Then I had to find some smaller pieces of driftwood to cover the backing board showing below the shelf.

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Laying it flat on the counter, you can see where the driftwood was attached to the backing board at the bottom. Sorry, the photo doesn’t give much of an idea of flats and uprights.

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I added this branch across the upright pieces and wired it on followed by gluing with Carpenters Glue.

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One more curvy piece of driftwood was added to the very top, being glued on and also several small flat pieces along the top of the backing board so it can’t be seen at this angle. I placed a small glass under one end to show what it will look like when hung on the wall.

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And here is the finished piece – you can add whatever you wish to the shelf to make it seasonal. I Forgot to mention that I added a saw tooth hanger at the back of the two tallest pieces of driftwood and it holds the piece perfectly on the wall.

This was a fun project to do, and it certainly helped use up some of the driftwood.  Gosh, the weather here is so beautiful, perhaps it’s time to go for another beach walk!

Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year, I won’t be posting until sometime in March as I’m taking a bit of a holiday away.  See you in the spring!

 

 

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Dragon Egg

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A scaled dragons egg, made with a Styrofoam egg, thumb tacks, and fingernail polish!

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I loved doing this project. It was an idea fashioned by others but there are many ways to make a dragon egg but I liked the look of the finished egg made this way. In the little bowl are 200 thumb tacks, I thought that would be enough to cover the egg but as it turned out I needed another 129 tacks. Also, I bought the first package at Staples and there were 200 in the package, and, the second package I bought at Wall Mart 100 in a package, but, the tacks from Staples were larger than the Wall Mart ones. I also bought the nail polish at Wall Mart and just looked for the cheapest I could find in the colours I wanted.  Overall, this project took 3 days to complete due to having to place and put two coats of polish on the tacks and allow them to dry properly.

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To begin, I put the tacks into a piece of Styrofoam board. Then, I  put the darker base colour on top of the tack. Nail polish goes on very easily and covers. Next I used the glitter polish once the base coat was dry and set.

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Here are the tacks with the heads covered in both base colour and glitter top coat.

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I started inserting the tacks at the wider end with the first in the middle working around so that each tack partially covered those above and beside. Then I just placed them in a spiral form being sure to overlap each tack slightly. In this way, the preceding tacks are held in place.

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Here is the egg partially covered showing the placing of the overlapping tacks, and don’t they look like scales?

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This was as far as 200 tacks went, (no kidding!) and these were the Staples tacks, which were just a little big larger around than the Wall Mart tacks.

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Here is the finished dragon egg. I put a few different coloured tacks (scales) here and there for interest. Now tell me if that doesn’t look like a dragon egg! Ask any child, they will know and love them. The surprising thing about the finished egg was the weight of it with all those tacks in it. So when I finished the center tack at the small end, I took clear polish and coated it all. You could also use a drop of glue on that middle tack just to be sure it doesn’t come out. There are lots of different ideas to display the egg. Mine is just sitting in a cup with dragon like scales on it, or you could make a small nest and place it inside a cloche jar or even just set it on a nest somewhere. Wouldn’t the kids be surprised to see a dragon egg in the garden? Use your imagination!

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This cup I bought recently at a craft sale just seemed to “go” with the egg. Anyway, for now this is where it will rest until I decide where to hide it in the garden for spring! I hope you will give it a try. It’s relatively inexpensive to make, although I must say the Styrofoam egg was hard to find at this time of year (Christmas). You can stock up when Easter rolls around and make many nests filled with the eggs!

Sock catcher

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This is my lost sock catcher! How many times have you done your laundry and ended up with one lone sock which has lost it’s partner? Where do they go? Well, here is a way to match them up again when you find the lost sock!

I hadn’t started out to make it this way until I found the already made piece in a craft store complete with attached self leveling hanger on the back.

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Originally I had drawn a small clothesline with socks hanging on but decided to change that as it progressed. Artists prerogative, right? I’d already painted it with gesso to seal the wood but then decided to paint it with colour.

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Backside showing the self levelling hanger on the back. The overall dimensions are 14 inches by 14 inches.

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I bought these coloured plastic clothes pegs specifically because they were colourful and they had an oval flat piece to glue on.

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I used three different colours of blue along with white for clouds. I started with the darkest blue on the bottom, mid blue in the middle and light blue on the top.

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I just roughly painted each of the blue colours in sections very quickly so they wouldn’t dry before I got to the blending.

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To blend, I began at the bottom with a damp plastic scrungee (you know the ones you use to scrub pots?) and just began blending upward.

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Once the blues were blended, I added some white and just used my fingers to blend it in.

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Mod Podge is one of my favorite products sealing painted pieces and adding that little bit of shine to projects.

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Here is a view of the board with the clothes pegs glued on. They are offset to allow the socks to be visible from each other.

This was a quick little project to do.  I wanted the background to look like sky and clouds and the wind blowing the clouds.  Hang this above your clothes dryer, and for each lone sock, pin it to the board until it’s partner shows up, as they often do.  I hope you have fun with this one, it’s really easy to do, you can use any kind of board, it doesn’t necessarily need to be like the one I made.  Use your imagination, and have a fun time!

How to make a “cufflet”

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Lace Cufflet – This is a combination cuff and bracelet. Ok, so I looked it up on Google and couldn’t find the word so I made it!

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Here are some of the fabrics and accessories I used to make the cufflet.  I am not very good at sewing, rather I tend to glue or pin.  Today I decided to give this a whirl and with sewing machine to hand away I went.  It turned out to be easier than I had at first anticipated.

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The first thing you will need to do is measure your wrist, or the wrist of the person you are making it for.  Cut the length of the lace and fabric about an inch longer than needed.  Begin by sewing the lace along the right side of the fabric.  The fabric is about an inch and a half wide.  This allows a quarter inch hem on each side.

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Both sides of the lace have now been sewn to the fabric, then ironed. Another identical piece was then cut and hemmed, and attached to the back with Stitch Witchery tape which causes a bond with both sides of the fabric when pressed with a hot iron.

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Next I threaded the stretchy fabric (the naughty strip) through the back of the metal piece and attached the stretchy fabric by stitching by hand at each end.  This made it easy to pull around the wrist and tie in a knot.

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Here is the underside of the cufflet.  The “naughty” strip is stretchy so it can be loose or tight to preference.  It also makes it easy to remove and wash if necessary.

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Here it is on my wrist. It’s a fun item. If I can make it anyone can. You just have to give it a try. You can use any combination of materials, both soft and hard, just use your imagination. I also rely a lot on “Pinterest” and Mr. Google for ideas. I hope you will give this a try!

Gnomes need homes too…..

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Gardening gnome ready to water his garden outdoors...

Gardening gnome ready to water his garden outdoors….

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Front view of woodsy little Gnome home made with Dollar store house and bits of driftwood and woodsy branches and lichen .

Dollar store premade little house with a door works perfectly for this particular project.

Dollar store premade little house with a door works perfectly for this particular project.

Next, I begin by gathering some of the pieces I will need for the project.  Bits of driftwood, dried branches, glue, paint, and small stones.

Next, I begin by gathering some of the pieces I will need for the project. Bits of driftwood, dried branches, glue, paint, and small stones.

I used an undercoat of red and then applied crackle and an overcoat of purple.  However, I then decided I wanted to cover it and make it more rustic so this was my next step.

I used an undercoat of red and then applied crackle and an overcoat of purple. However, I then decided I wanted to cover it and make it more rustic so this was my next step.

Here is a side view with bits of dried bark applied to the sides and back and small pieces of driftwood glued to the roof and front.

Here is a side view with bits of dried bark applied to the sides and back and small pieces of driftwood glued to the roof and front, I had found an old piece of corkboard and it was the perfect size on which to set and glue the project.

Living by the ocean definitely has it's benefits when it comes to finding driftwood, this is one of the beaches I frequent with lots of logs and driftwood washed up on shore.

Living by the ocean definitely has it’s benefits when it comes to finding driftwood, this is one of the beaches I frequent with lots of logs and driftwood washed up on shore.

Putting this project together can require a few days, glue has to dry and I make use of whatever is handy to hold things in place, in this case clothes pegs work well.

Putting this project together can require a few days, glue has to dry and I make use of whatever is handy to hold things in place, in this case clothes pegs work well.

Last but not least, is gluing small flat rocks to the base and attaching a door handle.  I used a small piece of oyster shell for the door handle.  Once that was done, it's easy to dress up your project with bits of greenery, artificial flowers (keeping in mind size - not too large to seem out of place) and any other accoutrements you want.  I added a small metallic butterfly dangling by a piece of small chain.

Last but not least, is gluing small flat rocks to the base and attaching a door handle. I used a small piece of oyster shell for the door handle. Once that was done, it’s easy to dress up your project with bits of greenery, artificial flowers (keeping in mind size – not too large to seem out of place) and any other accoutrements you want. I added a small metallic butterfly dangling by a piece of small chain, just to give it movement.

Side view of the finished project.  I used a LePages all purpose glue which is good indoors or out.  If you are planning to put your Gnome Home or perhaps you'd rather have a Fairy House, do make sure to use a glue which is weatherproof.

Side view of the finished project. I used a LePages all purpose glue which is good indoors or out. If you are planning to put your Gnome Home or perhaps you’d rather have a Fairy House, do make sure to use a glue which is weatherproof.

Here's a closeup of the little garden Gnome I glued inside so that when you open the door, surprise!

Here’s a closeup of the little garden Gnome I glued inside so that when you open the door, surprise!

Anyone can make this type of project.  All you need is some basic items….glue, paint, paint brush, your imagination, use what is available in your habitat, and don’t be afraid to give it a try!

My sis makes fairy doors and fairy houses, here are a few original ideas she has done and sold.

My sis makes fairy doors and fairy houses, here are a few original ideas she has done and sold.

This is a little Hobbit Door, isn't it cute?

This is a little Hobbit Door, isn’t it cute?

Another of my sisters Fairy homes.

Another of my sisters Fairy homes.

Fairy light dwelling

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Lighted fairy dwelling

Lighted fairy dwelling.

For this project you will need a small jar with an opening large enough to place a small candle light inside, some clay or other type of formable self drying substance, a rolling pin, paint colours you like – whatever brand you prefer to use, a small sharp knife and away you go.

I used Fima clay but any formable type of clay like substance will work as well.

I used Fima clay but any formable type of clay like substance will work as well.

A rolling pin or even a jar can be used to roll out the clay so it is an even thickness, not too thin or it will crack when it dries.  I found this out through trial and error!

A rolling pin or even a jar can be used to roll out the clay so it is an even thickness, not too thin or it will crack when it dries. I found this out through trial and error!

Place your jar on the flattened clay and with a sharp knife cut top and bottom evenly to cover the jar, leaving the twist part free to add the lid later.

Place your jar on the flattened clay and with a sharp knife cut top and bottom evenly to cover the jar, leaving the twist part free to add the lid later.

Again with a sharp knife, cut out the window openings.  Then roll out thin flat pieces for the window cross pieces.

Again with a sharp knife, cut out the window openings. Then roll out thin flat pieces for the window cross pieces.

Here are the cross pieces added and I also put a little overhang on the windows to give it some added depth.

Here are the cross pieces added and I also put a little overhang on the windows to give it some added depth.

Next I cut a couple of small openings where the door will go, add a piece of rolled clay around the door for definition.  Remember, you don't need to make everything perfect, in fact it should look a little woodsy and whimsical.

Next I cut a couple of small openings where the door will go, add a piece of rolled clay around the door for definition. Remember, you don’t need to make everything perfect, in fact it should look a little woodsy and whimsical.

I wanted the door to look like it was surrounded by boulders so I just used a small metal tool I had to make the impressions.

I wanted the door to look like it was surrounded by boulders so I just used a small metal tool I had to make the impressions.

Next came some added bits of vines, leaves and flowers.  If your base has begun to dry, remember to add a little water to the back of the little pieces you are adding so they will stick.

Next came some added bits of vines, leaves and flowers. If your base has begun to dry, remember to add a little water to the back of the little pieces you are adding so they will stick.

Next thing was to make the cover for the lid.  I had this little bell shaped glass piece so I just formed another rounded piece over it, then when it began to dry I placed it and formed over the lid.

Next thing was to make the cover for the lid. I had this little bell shaped glass piece so I just formed another rounded piece over it, then when it began to dry I placed it and formed over the lid.

Don't try to be too fussy about keeping everything symmetrical and smooth, rustic is better and you can paint it anyway and hide some of your errors!

Don’t try to be too fussy about keeping everything symmetrical and smooth, rustic is better and you can paint it anyway and hide some of your errors!

Here is the dried and painted jar and lid.  I used a pear paint which gives the piece a nice shine, but I also use Mod Podge as a top coat for the less shiny pieces.

Here is the dried and painted jar and lid. I used a pear paint which gives the piece a nice shine, but I also use Mod Podge as a top coat for the less shiny pieces.

Tea lights - artificial flame candles are great for these projects which aren't going to get hot, especially if you have small children around.  They flicker like a real candle.

Tea lights – artificial flame candles are great for these projects which aren’t going to get hot, especially if you have small children around. They flicker like a real candle.

Here is the back with the window showing.

Here is the back with the window showing.

And the front.  These are cute to put in a window at night, or even to use as a child's night light!  Your imagination will show you what you want your fairy light dwelling to look like.  I do not put these outdoors as they are air dried, you would have to bake the clay and paint with waterproof paint if you wished to use them outdoors or in the garden.  So, have fun, get your creative juices flowing and see what you can come up with!

And the front. These are cute to put in a window at night, or even to use as a child’s night light! Your imagination will show you what you want your fairy light dwelling to look like. I do not put these outdoors as they are air dried, you would have to bake the clay and paint with waterproof paint if you wished to use them outdoors or in the garden. So, have fun, get your creative juices flowing and see what you can come up with!

This project took 3 days from beginning to end allowing enough time for the clay to dry and paint to set.

A quick and easy little project anyone can do….

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Here is a really cute driftwood wall hanging that is quick to do and you can personalize your own just with a little paint or bits of driftwood.

Here is a really cute driftwood wall hanging that is quick to do and you can personalize your own with a little paint or bits of driftwood, shells or sea glass.

You can usually figure out what you want to make just by assembling a few bits and pieces to see what your project might look like. I used carpenters glue on all the wood bits because I know it holds up really well with the driftwood.

You can usually figure out what you want to make just by assembling a few bits and pieces to see what your project might look like. I used carpenters glue on all the wood bits because I know it holds up really well with the driftwood.  I decided to make this look like a little sail boat on the ocean.

My initial idea with the sail boat wall hanging had me looking for specific shapes to make it work.  I wanted to use mainly driftwood but also finish it off with a few shells and perhaps some sea glass which my sis kindly gave me.

I took one smaller piece of flat driftwood and painted it blue, adding a little white at the top to give it more of a sky vs ocean look.

I took one smaller piece of flat driftwood and painted it blue, adding a little white at the top to give it more of a sky vs ocean look.  This being painted would also let the natural driftwood colour stand out.

So, I hunted around through the smaller bits of driftwood and found these three pieces, two for the sail and the bottom for the boat itself. By glueing them together they were now ready to place on the painted piece.

So, I hunted around through the smaller bits of driftwood and found these three pieces, two for the sail and the other for the bottom for the boat itself. By glueing them together they were now ready to place on the painted piece.

The painted piece has now been glued to the larger bottom piece of driftwood and then the

The piece I painted has now been glued to the larger bottom piece of driftwood.

Boat is now in place and glued on the ocean/sky piece.

Here the “boat” pieces are now in place and glued on the ocean/sky piece.

I used one of the little saw tooth hangers on the back.

I used one of the little saw tooth hangers on the back.

The rough edges of the wood looked unfinished and since my sis had given me some sea glass and a few shells she had picked up on her travels I thought, why not dress up the ends, and it just worked.

The rough edges of the wood looked unfinished and since my sis had given me some sea glass and a few shells she had picked up on her travels I thought, why not dress up the ends, and it just worked.

Projects like this are relatively easy, anyone can do them.  All you need is a little imagination, a trip to the beach (ocean or lakeside even or even a walk in the woods sometimes will give you what you need) gather up some bits of worn wood or driftwood and decide what you want your project to be.  You could even put a couple of hooks on the bottom and use your project to hang your keys on!  The sky is the limit.  Just give it a try and have fun.

Shell painting with a difference

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First stop is at the beach where I'm looking for pieces of broken shell. The best ones for my projects are the bits of broken oyster shells as they are usually the right shape for petals or leaves.

First stop is at the beach where I’m looking for pieces of broken shell. The best ones for my projects are the bits of broken oyster shells as they are usually the right shape for petals or leaves.

This is the best kind of beach to find broken shells that get washed up and rolled over rocks.

This is the best kind of beach to find broken shells that get washed up with the tide.

small whole or broken oyster shells, once washed and dried can be glued and painted.

small whole or broken oyster shells, once washed and dried can be glued and painted.

After a nice leisurely walk along the beach and picking up the odd bit of shell I had a nice little collection to take home.

After a nice leisurely walk along the beach and picking up the odd bit of shell I had a nice little collection to take home.

I like to roughly draw out a picture of what I'm thinking about on a canvas as the first step.

I like to roughly draw out a picture of what I’m thinking about on a canvas as the first step.

Actual pansy flowers as a guide to petal shape and the way they are joined.

Actual pansy flowers as a guide to petal shape and the way they are joined.

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Here the background is painted. I used acrylics in the beginning and touch up here and there with oils.

Here the background is roughly painted. I used acrylics in the beginning and touch up here and there with oils.

To begin, I look at the shape on the canvas and then find the pieces that will make the flower. Next I need to get them to fit together and stay in place. I've used clay, quick setting glue but the best material I like is the compound you fill holes in walls with. It adheres to the shells and the canvass and dries white so it can be painted.

To begin, I look at the shape on the canvas and then find the pieces that sort of match to make the petal on the flower.  I do this with each piece so they are laid out on the drawing.  Next I need to get them to fit together and stay in place. I’ve used clay, quick setting glue but the material I like is the compound used to fill holes in walls. It adheres to the shells and the canvas and dries white so it can be painted while holding the shell in the right position. Also I use glue around the dried filler to be sure the whole thing stays in place when painted.

Shells are positioned on the canvas with the filler and allowed to dry in position.

Shells are positioned on the canvas with the filler and allowed to dry in position.

I use a variety of brushes, sizes and shapes of bristles. The stiffer bristle brushes are best for painting the oyster shells to get into all the little crannies.

I use a variety of brushes, sizes and shapes of bristles. The stiffer bristle brushes are best for painting the oyster shells to get into all the little crannies.

I use acrylics to get the general colour on the shells.

I use acrylics to get the general colour on the shells.

Once the acrylic paint dried I used oil paint to complete the flowers and painting

Once the acrylic paint dried I used oil paint to complete the flowers and painting.  Here is a close up of the flowers so you get that 3-D effect.

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Earring Organizer

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Earrings hung together in pairs and easy to find especially when you are in a rush.  Apologies for the photos, I had to resort to my iPhone for this post!

My habit with earrings is to take them out of my ears at night, toss them on the counter and then the next day, put them into a jewellery box.  Next time I need them I have to go digging around to find the pairs!  So….. I had seen a similar idea to this one I ended up making somewhere and decided to post it here so others could try it.

Dollar store materials are so inexpensive anyone can afford to use them and make crafts from them.  I love Dollar stores!  So I went looking and within 15 minutes  I had picked up all of the supplies needed to make this project.

If you think this is something you would like to try here are the instructions:

You will need: One 9 by 11 inch wooden frame.  Inside measurements are 7 1/2 by 9 1/2.  (This is important for the fitting of the plastic canvas.)

I picked up one sheet of #7 mesh 10 1/2 by 13 1/2 inch piece of plastic canvass.

Four 1/4 inch round dowels, glue and a package of pushpins.  The dowels were 12 inches in length and required cutting to fit in the back of the frame.

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Wood photo frame – this was covered in a silver paint.

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glass, matting and contents removed to leave only the frame.

10 1/2 inch by 13 1/2 inch piece of plastic canvass #7 mesh

10 1/2 inch by 13 1/2 inch piece of plastic canvass #7 mesh.

I used the matt frame as a guide on the plastic canvass to get the correct size to fit inside the frame

I used the matt frame as a guide on the plastic canvass to get the correct size to fit inside the frame.

Here is the plastic canvass cut to fit the back of my frame.

Here is the plastic canvass cut to fit the back of my frame.

Run a bead of glue all around the inside of the frame because this is where your canvass is going to be attached to the frame

Run a bead of glue all around the inside of the frame because this is where your canvass is going to be attached to the frame.

Here is a close up of one corner so you can see the indentation where the plastic canvass will sit one glued.

Here is a close up of one corner so you can see the indentation where the plastic canvass will sit once glued.

Place the cut piece of canvass inside the frame and press down to be sure glue is in contact with plastic canvass.

Place the cut piece of canvass inside the back of the frame and press down to be sure glue is in contact with it.

Here are the dowels in place just to hide the edges of the canvass and to keep it in place.

Here are the dowels in place just to hide the edges of the canvass and to keep it in place.  I just used a small hack saw to cut them to the right size.

I use one of the sawtooth type hangers as they are self levelling if you make a mistake. Measure across the outside of the frame, using a pencil, put a line where the middle is.

I used one of the sawtooth type hangers as they are self levelling if you make a mistake. Measure across the outside top of the frame, using a pencil, put a line where the middle is.

Line up the round dot in the middle of the saw tooth hanger with the mark you made on the frame, then gently hammer the nails in to hold it in place.

Line up the round dot in the middle of the saw tooth hanger with the mark you made on the frame, then gently hammer the nails in to the end of the sawtooth hanger to hold it in place.

In this photo, I used the tape to measure the distance between each pushpin. Gently hammer them in to the bottom of the frame and you can hang rings, bracelets or necklace chains on them.

In this photo, I used the tape to measure the distance between each pushpin. Gently hammer them in to the bottom of the frame and you can hang rings, bracelets or necklace chains on them.

In this photo, I hung both bracelet nd necklace chains on the pushpins, however, I didn't like how low they hung where I wanted the frame to go so I ended up just putting rings on the pushpins and it worked better for me. You can hang whatever you wish to and use your own imagination to make this product.

In this photo, I hung both bracelet and necklace chains on the pushpins, however, I didn’t like how low they hung where I wanted the frame to go so I ended up just putting rings on the pushpins and it worked better for me. You can hang whatever you wish to and use your own imagination to make this product.

When you are making something for yourself, the sky is the limit.  You could add some artificial flowers to a corner, or some pearls or bead work.  Whatever you like is just fine.  I urge you to give it a try.  The whole project cost me under $10.  I did it in an evening as well.

Hidee-Kat – cats bed that gives them all the privacy they could want…

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For every inquisitive kitten or cat.

For every inquisitive kitten or cat.

Here is a fun project that anyone can make.  We all know cats are curious creatures and they will jump into any kind of small space or box to sleep or hide.  The photo above is the finished box, unfortunately, I do not have a cat so I had to make do with one of those door stop cats I have.

Gather all the bits together that you will need.

Gather all the bits together that you will need.

You can use a cardboard box of some sort as I did, you just want to ensure the cat or kitten will fit inside, if you have a small wooden box it also would work.  Use your own imagination.  I bought the childs t-shirt at a thrift store for $2.  It needs to be stretchy to fit over the box.  The little blanket to go in the bottom was made from an old discarded blanket and can be washed.  I use safety pins to hold the Hidee-Kat house together for the simple reason it can be taken apart and washed as needed.

Give it some strength

Give it some strength by stapling top flaps.

The bottom of the shirt is folded in neatly and pinned

The bottom of the shirt is folded in neatly and pinned on the bottom of the box. 

As I mentioned earlier, using safety pins ensures that you can remove the shirt to wash it and it’s easy to replace and re-pin.

what to do with the sleeves....

what to do with the sleeves….

Tucked and pinned sleeve

Tucked and pinned sleeve

Completed project

Completed project, all it needs now is the cat!

You can turn it on it’s side, whichever works best for you.  Once completed on the outside, fold the blanket to fit the inside and voila!  You’ve made yourself a Hidee-Kat house.  I would love to see photos of your completed project, especially if you have some with kitty hiding inside!