In the spirit of DIY gift giving I have been doing a lot of beauty diy things because that is what I am working on as projects for people. Trying and testing new things. In the same theme of DIY gifts is canvas art. I love a good canvas creation. Something person for those you…

Make Your Own Notebook Event

Another creative cafe happening in my building. We do DIY projects that have a sustainable theme. College students have cereal boxes. These are great way to create something with what you have. Or you can get supplies cheap. Great as a gift. I included the instructions I created for myself and my staff to run…

Instead of telling you how to print of burlap easily I have searched and found a great video from Maryann of Domestically Speaking.  I haven’t done too many projects with this technique, but I plan to. The one example I have is the door decorations I did last year for my staff. You can see…

Another diy sharpie mug. This was a special request from a student of mine. He is student teaching this semester so he plans to use it as he teacher mug. I put a message to him at the bottom of the inside of the mug. I don’t even remember how he got the nickname robo…

This upcycle usually gets people’s interest the most. Altoids bins can been very function as other things. In photo above I used to it as a gift box for earrings.  Supplies Altoids tin Aluminum Tape Sharpie Markers Cuttle Bug Embossing Folders with the Cuttle Bug Machine  or Embossing Plates (do not need machine) Piece of small cardboard…

 Chicago themed coasters for a buyer. First time doing image transfers on tiles. Design idea…..If you have cool coasters you can display them around the room on mini easels or some other holder. When people need a coaster you can hand them if you want. I enjoy multifunction decor items. Supplies Tiles Computer Paper Lazer…

Mosaic Plate

I love the Chew. I love Clinton’s craft corner. One episode they did a mosaic plates craft. You can check out the video here You can upcycle something you find at a thrift store or you can buy your own glass items. I decided to get a .99 cent plate from Ikea. You can find…

Made this for my friend who loves Harry Potter. The red and yellow turned a lot deeper after baking. The baking was tricky. First I did 350 in oven. Noticed that the black was not setting. Did a second run on 400. Generally stick with the 350. Seems like that worked well for other mugs…

Used my Flourishes Dreaming of Florence stamp set to create these coasters for a customer. The coasters were auctioned off with a bottle of wine at a school auction.  The physical coaster is a wall tile that I purchased at home depot. They are really cheap. Maybe .89 cents a tile. I like the marble…

This project was really easy and fun to do. Well if you like coloring of course. Supplies Tissue Paper Markers- I used Copic  White Candles from the store Heating Tool Wax Paper Stamp of image you like stamp pad. I use memento because it does not bleed with Copics Stamp your image on the tissue…

SpottedCanary.com – Where Ideas Take Flight

You can also find my OctoberSixthCreations at the Spotted Canary Crafting Community. Great place for people to get craft inspiration from other crafters. I haven’t been doing a great job at keeping my site there as updated, but I am working on adding more of my projects there and on my blog. SpottedCanary.com – Where…