A Gift for Your Table or Another’s

Need a fast hostess gift? Does your child want to make a present for their teacher? Just want something new on your dinner table tonight?

Terri O

“Vintage Snowman” Crafted by Carol for Terri O

This craft project upcycles two items, a wine bottle (washed) and jewelry (some you have and never seem to wear or perhaps some great thrift store finds). You can use it as a candle holder for a dripless candle or a a vase for a single flower.

Terri O

“Smiles” Crafted by Carol for Terri O


Pretty paper – I used scrapbook paper

Embellishments – ribbons, jewelry, paper flowers

Recycled wine bottle


Strong craft glue or Glue Gun with glue sticks

Scissors or paper cutter

Terri O

“Merry & Bright” Crafted by Carol for Terri O


1. Set wine bottle on a flat surface and place paper around it. Not all bottles are blown equally, your paper will probably overlap on small bottles and it might have a small gab with larger ones. Decide where you want to cut or tear the paper and do so.

2. If you are adding a  brooch, go ahead and carefully pin it to the paper and tape across the pinback on the back side of the paper for extra security.

3. Glue on paper.

4. Tear or cut paper for the throat of the bottle and glue on.

5. Embellish with ribbon.

Project time is about 10 minutes per bottle once you have chosen your paper and embellishments.

Traveling Tic Tac Toe

Level: Super Simple

Designed by: Heidi B  www.cool2craft.com

Heidi is one of my favorite designers. I love her because she figures out how to turn most trash into something new, fun and useful again. You can check out some of her other projects on her website Cool2craft.com   Although I love her original idea, I took her basic idea and modified it slightly. You might even come up with your own design and ideas. If so please share!


Empty cereal box or any colorful cardboard box about the size of a cereal box
2 colors of buttons, 5 of each color
Peel and stick magnetic circles or strips (www.hygloss.com)


  1. Cut a square from the box approximately 6 ½ x 6 ½  inches wide. Cut 9, 2×2 inch wide squares.
  2. Use back side of large cardboard cutout and glue 2×2 squares 3 across and 3 down, bright colorful side up.
  3. Place a magnet in the center of each 2×2 square.
  4. Glue a metal washer to the back of each button. I used two colors to represent x’s & o’s.
  5. Once the glue dries you are ready to play!




Push Pins

Repurpose old jewelry to make these fun and quirky push pins for any message board.  Watch this video (part of it is the Bulletin Board Cork Tiles) and see how creative you can get with your old jewelry.