Monthly Archives: October 2012

Making Honey Spoons


Felt Purse for Halloween


My daughter and I decided we needed a new purse just for Halloween. So I dug out all my scraps to see what we could make.

I grabbed my black felt, skull and crossbones patch, or pirate patch as my daughter calls it, some bling, red thread and needle, hot glue gun, and a black ribbon scrap.

I folded the felt into a purse and hot glued the edges. Then I sewed the same edges together. I used red thread so it would show up nicely on the black felt. I glued half of the patch on the top of the purse flap and left the bottom half hang over. The weight of the patch keeps the purse closed nicely.

We then glued the “diamonds” to the purse and sewed the black ribbon, again with red thread, to the back of the purse.

My daughter loves it. We’ll be wearing this on Halloween. I say we because I usually end up holding whatever she needed so badly at the time, after she gets tired of it. Good thing I like it too!

Have a safe and fun Halloween!


Some friends of ours just moved into their new home and I found the perfect House Warming gift to make them.

Of course it has something to do with chalk board paint, one of my favorite things to re-purpose with.  Doesn’t everyone need something to write on in the kitchen? Well here you go.  A super easy and fun way to write kitchen lists on your wall.

I bought a small silver platter at a thrift store for $3. It was in perfect condition and had a nice and smooth surface, easier to write on with chalk.
All you need is your platter, spray paint that works on metal, chalk board paint and a way to mount to the wall.

If your platter has handles, consider using pretty wire ribbon to hang from the wall, with a decorative bow.  Our platter had no handles. So after taping it off, spraying it with paint and letting it dry, we glued hooks to the back of the platter using epoxy. My husband made sure they were even and straight with the level.

When those dried we taped off the outside paint and painted on the chalk board paint. We painted on 3 coats. I love how fast chalk board paint dries.

Last I cut a long piece of yarn and tied one end to the hook in the back and the other end to a piece of chalk.
Now it’s ready for it’s new home.

A re-purpose for an old Silver Platter

Ribbon Wind Sock