floral leaves dies

Floral and Leaf Blazer

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Crafts, Fashion

I’ve been in a floral clothing kick this spring, so when I received my Sizzix dies this month for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team challenge, I decided I’d “make it work”…

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Chinese Takeout Floral Arrangement

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 in Flowers

I grew up working in my family’s Chinese restaurant, the “Hong Kong Cafe,” so I know Chinese takeout containers really well. For everyone who likes to serve Cantonese cuisine at…

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mercury glass

How to Make Faux Mercury Glass

Posted on February 1st, 2016 in Crafts

I love the word “faux.” It makes “fake” sound fancy, since it’s French. We should turn all pejorative words French so they sound better. N’est-ce pas? Anyway, I wanted to make some…

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wire hanger tree

Wire Hanger Christmas Tree

Posted on December 16th, 2015 in Crafts

For all those people who want a Christmas tree but don’t have room to put one, here’s a flat tree that hangs on the wall. And it’s made from up-cycled…

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swirl ornaments

How to Make Paint Swirl Ornaments

Posted on December 14th, 2015 in Crafts

Let’s have a paint swirl ornament party! It’s really fun filling these clear ornaments with paint and swirling them around to get beautiful marbleized patterns. For the step-by-step instructions, see my…

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birch branch reindeer

Birch Branch Reindeer

Posted on December 10th, 2015 in Crafts

As someone who was never good at shop class in junior high, I am always proud of myself when I can tackle a project that requires a handsaw and drill….

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birch menorah

Hipster Birch Branch Menorah

Posted on December 1st, 2015 in Crafts

Okay, it’s not the Menorasaurus Rex, but this easy DIY menorah made from a birch branch is pretty hipster. For the complete tutorial, see my article in the Jewish Journal.