True fact: fancy picnic crates make picnic food taste better. They also prevent sunburn and make your hair shiny. Okay, no. So picnic crates are just boxes, made of wood—no special powers involved. But a fun crate might make a Fourth of July picnic more festive! Here are two ways you could decorate crates for summer […]
Written by Melissa Camara Wilkins. I am about to show you the easiest craft in the history of… ever. I’m expecting a baby in a few weeks, and I’m at the point that “easiest ever” is exactly the right difficulty level for me! (Okay, okay, that’s always the right difficulty level for me. Maybe you […]
Written by contributor Melissa Camara Wilkins. I like to frame all sorts of things: postcards, and old calendar pages, and greeting cards that make me smile. Here’s a fun way to make this kind of “found” artwork more personal: embroider it.
Written by contributor Melissa Camara Wilkins. I’m always a little bit hesitant about crafting with vintage linens. It’s not that I don’t want them on display, it’s just that I’m nervous about cutting into them. (What if they unravel? What if Something Goes Wrong?!) It’s kind of a silly fear, I realize. I’m working on […]
Written by contributor Melissa Camara Wilkins. Thanksgiving is upon us in the U.S., which means that this weekend is the traditional time to stay at home, hiding from the holiday shoppers. (Just me?) What better time to work on homemade Christmas gifts? My kids will be 12, 9, 6, 5, and 2 this Christmas, so […]
Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from Melissa Camara Wilkins while I take a little writing & publishing break. When I read Nicole’s post on hosting a clothing exchange, I was inspired. Yes! I thought. I will host a clothing exchange! Right on! When I started looking through my own closet, though, I […]