Macrame with NV Arts Council

Second up in my week of Crafternoons was the Volunteer Appreciation Event with North Vancouver Community Arts Council. I was asked to share an easy DIY macrame planter project. I made one sample then created another simpler version. Both were a hit!

North Vancouver Community Arts Council supplied the plants and I supplied the macrame mojo. A perfect combo!

Here's one of my lovely students with her final planter...

And another student whose husband 'supervised' her work.

Here are a couple of photos supplied by North Vancouver Community Arts Council. We rocked the volunteer appreciation event and macrame!

Here we all are... What a fun time!

Thanks North Vancouver Community Arts Council for including me in your celebrations. Yay for awesome partners-in-craft!


Painting glass with NVRC

Last week was filled with Crafternoon awesomeness! I had four crafty events with four awesome partners-in-craft. Lucky me!

First up was sharing an easy craft for North Vancouver Recreation & Culture's Volunteer Appreciation Event. We decided to restyle thrift store glass vases. It's a super fun way to add your own style to a basic vase. I picked up some Sharpie paint felts and adhesive gems then got crafty!

I used a butterfly stencil and used the purple paint felt then added a silver border. Next up was adding some bling. It took all of 15 minutes.

Ain't it pretty? So simple yet looks so good!

The project was a hit at the Volunteer Appreciation Event!

So many intense crafters...

This glass jar is for cat food... And guess what the cat's name is? Buttons!

We rocked the glass vase craft...

Big thanks to NVRC for including me in the event!


Earth Day with Crafting with Crap and Urban Repurpose

Yay! Look what's coming up! I have a partner-in-craft upcycling workshop next weekend for Earth Day. It's a collaboration between Crafting with Crap and Urban Repurpose. Total win win event!

Tickets are $15 and they include 2 hours of awesome crafting, a planter made from reclaimed wood and soil/seeds. What a dealorama! Get your tickets at Eventbrite. See you there!


Easter in the Village with NVRC

Nothing says awesome like Easter in the Village with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture! Last year was insane with over 600 people attending the event. But this year definitely surpassed that! I figure we hit 1000 visitors. Wow!

We had a few hundred people waiting outside before the event started. Once the doors opened the next 2 hours were a blur of crafting, stamping, giving out chocolate, etc. Thank goodness I had an awesome helper!

Here are some very happy crafters... The only photo I was able to take during the event.

And this is what we crafted - paper cup bunny and chick baskets.

Big thanks to Amanda, Mitch and my helper from NVRC. I love being included in your community events! xo


An easy peasy Easter display stand

Happy Easter! Here's a simple DIY I wrote for the Sally Ann blog. Find out how to make an Easter display stand out of secondhand finds.

With Easter just around the corner and plans for having family and friends over, here’s an easy way to upcycle a couple of thrift store finds into a display stand. This DIY is super easy and very low budget!

  • plate
  • candle holder
  • LePage construction glue or E6000 permanent craft adhesive
When visiting your local Salvation Army Thrift Store you’ll be sourcing two items for your DIY display stand. First find an appropriate plate.

Then find a candle holder. Ideally you’ll want something with a flat top and a sturdy base. This will help support the plate.

Next up you need the right tools for this project and that is super strong glue. Either LePage construction glue or E6000 permanent craft adhesive should do the trick.

Add glue to one of your surfaces. I glued the top rim of the candle holder.

Now place the glued part of your candle holder in the middle of the bottom of the plate.
Note: as long as the candle holder opening is flat then you can leave the two alone and wait for the glue to dry. If the candle holder isn’t flat then you may need to adjust the two items or find a way to ensure your plate lays flat.

Allow to dry. Follow the instructions on the packaging for how long the drying will take.

Once the glue is dry, you’re ready to use your fancy dancy display stand. Add home decor items or maybe some desserts.

Along with your Easter display stand you can then find other Easter decor to feature along with your stand like this chick planter filled with chocolates. This is perfect for your dining room table or coffee table!

Happy Easter to you and your family!