Miniature Mardi Gras Float from a Shoebox


I recently learned about a charming kids’ Mardi Gras tradition that began in New Orleans many years ago.  During the carnival season, children create miniature parade floats from shoeboxes and enter them into … Read more

Beachy Photo in a Bottle


I think bottles are a fun and unexpected way to display photographs!  For my creation I used an empty olive oil bottle and wrapped jute twine around the top and bottom.  It conveniently … Read more

DIY Driftwood Tutorial


Living landlocked in the Midwest, I can’t stroll on the beach collecting driftwood.  I wanted driftwood for my beach themed summer mantel, but the cost of purchasing and shipping the real thing was … Read more