Three paper star patterns for party decorations

paper stars

Here are three easy folded paper stars you can make to decorate for holidays and special occasions: a five-pointed star, an eight-pointed star, and a double-sided eight-pointed star. You’ll get completely different looks suitable for every occasion just by changing the colors or patterns. For patriotic holidays like July 4th and Memorial Day, use red, white and blue. For Christmas … Continue reading

Turn an ugly mirror into a work of art

ugly mirror in need of a makeover

The thrift store is a good resource for cheap, interesting, and sometimes ugly, supplies to use for your DIY arts and crafts projects. I look for old frames, mirrors, whiteboards, candlesticks and wood plaques. One day I went looking for a mirror and found this little gem. It was hideous and falling apart. It was also only $1.50. I snatched … Continue reading