CRAFTmas! Dollar Tree Duct Tape Car Trash Can!

Hi friends! It is time again for CRAFTmas! This week I am teaming up with Sarah from So Craftastic to make a duct tape craft. Make sure you check out Sarah’s channel, her crafts are so cute and great for kids to try. I let my kids make anything they learn from SoCraftastic it’s no wonder she has over a million subscribers, she is that good;) Here is my craft:


This was also a viewer request, thanks Charlene M. for the idea! I also got to use the pretty Christmas duct tape I bought at the Dollar Tree last month. I was really happy with how nice the tape was, it stuck well, was thick and easy to work with. The only downside is that it does not tear well, I usually like to cut my tape but I tried to tear off a piece the other day and it wanted to stretch rather than rip. I just wanted to let you know in case you are a tear-er. ūüėÄ

Watch the video to see how to make this portable trash can, it is great for the car, sewing or scrapping table or anyplace you find trash and wrappers piling up.

I also wanted to tell you that there are now holographic metallic duct tapes at the dollar tree, I snagged some rolls tonight while I was out shopping as well as 10 yard solid rolls of black and white. You can’t beat the price if you like duct tape crafts.

Duct Tape (Dollar Tree)
Tarp (Dollar Tree)
Ribbon & glue (optional)
X-acto knife & scissors

If you missed any of the past Craft-mas videos you can see them here. Don’t forget to check out SoCraftastc’s Duct Tape Centerpiece too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Craftmas-Teacher’s Gifts!

Hi friends! This week for CRAFT-mas I am teaming up with Kathryn from Do It On a Dime and since she is a teacher I thought it would be cool to make teachers gifts:


Notecards are something that all teachers can use and won’t collect dust. They are easy to make and don’t take many supplies.

Card Bases & Envelopes (I got a pack of 80 for $5 at Michaels or you can make your own by cutting a 8.5″x11″ cardstock in half-each cardstock)
White cardstock
Patterned Scrapbook Paper (this was also from a $5 pad of paper by American Crafts I purchased at Michaels)
Paper Punches (circle and fancy shapes-or you can trace a shape and cut with scissors)
Alphabet and frame stamps
Ink pads
paper trimmer and scissors

All the directions are in the video! Now check out the projects that Katheryn made, being a teacher herself she has some great ideas!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


CRAFTmas Week 3! Merry & Bright Jewelry!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun and sparkly set of jewelry to make!


This week I teamed up with Mark Montano from the channel Make Your Mark! for 2 fun holiday projects! You can dress yourself up with my tutorial and then dress up your home with Mark’s fun D√©cor project!

Watch the video to learn how to make the necklace and earrings!

Then check out Mark’s holiday D√©cor! You can also check out all of the past CRAFTmas videos on this playlist!

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I want to thank Mark Montano for joining me this week for CRAFTmas, be sure to check out his channel, I also want to thank Punch Place Plus for being such a generous sponsor this holiday season. Special thanks to you too for spending a bit of your day with me! Happy crafting!

CRAFTmasWeek 2! Ornaments!

Hi friends! I’ve had a heck of a day, my live ornament painting broadcast had some technical difficulties so I recreated one of the ornaments into a nice edited video for you!


This video is a collaboration with Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals, he made a tutorial of 7 wooden ornaments! They are great for beginners too so please check them ¬†out even if you are not a woodworker. You can see his tutorial here, don’t forget to tell him Lindsay sent you!

Here is my video! (the good one LOL!)

This video is also¬†sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama
Supplies for this class:
Turner Acryl Gouache Set
Surface: Art Bites in 6″x6″ and 3″x3″
Xacto knife and snowflake stencil

And in case you want to see the live stream train wreak you can find it here. Otherwise, let’s not speak of it again LOL! Really though it was a rough day, my little Rosie chicken passed away this morning. She went quick, she seemed really happy and comfortable but she did not have the desire to eat or drink much. She just fell over and that was that. I am thankful that she was not suffering, we did our best. I’m ready to weekend, how about you? I hope you find some time to create and enjoy time with family! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

It’s Begining to Look A Lot Like CRAFT-mas!

Howdy friends, now tell me, you sang that headline, didn’t you? ūüėÄ I am so excited to share the first videos of the 12 Days of¬†CRAFTmas collaboration with some of the most awesome YouTubers in the DIY space! Today I teamed up with Vicky from the Website Clips and Cuts, you can see her video HERE, please check out her channel, if you like cardmaking, stamping and art journaling you will LOVE her videos, she is a great lady too! Here is my project for the collab:


I had a viewer request to make big gift tags, these are made from a half sheet of 8 1/2″x11″ cardstock. Have fun playing with your supplies on this one, you will need stamps, stencils and coloring media. I encourage to use what you have but I will list the supplies I used below for your convenience.

Watch the Video!


  • Cardstock (I used the heavyweight 110# ivory cardstock from Recollections at Michael’s)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Bakers Twine
  • Buttons
  • Cedar branches
  • Stamp & Dies (Stampendous)
  • Ribbon
  • Color burst powder
  • Pearl Ex mica powder
  • Texture paste & Stencil
  • Prima water-soluble oil pastels


For the next 6 weeks we will be bringing you holiday inspiration, 12 projects in all, so there is sure to be lots of projects you can make for your friends and family. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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