DIY Birthday Plate. Before3pm.com

Let me tell you a story.

My middle son absolutely LOVES arts and crafts.   Now, painting is definitely not my favorite activity because it is always such a mess, but he begged me to let him paint, and I gave in.

I set him up with his paint set, newspaper on the table, a cup for rinsing out his paintbrush, etc..

When he finished his artwork, he put everything away, including the cup of dirty water in the sink.

While the dishes were piled in the sink, the paint residue from that water cup managed to get on some of my plates, and to this day, two of my plates STILL have paint spots on them!

Why do I tell you this story?  Because when I actually TRY to get paint to stay on plates, it has never worked!!!!

That is, until now! Read More →

DIY waffle cone tray using IKEA bed tray. Before3pm.com

Today I am sharing a fun project – how to make your own waffle cone tray!

I know, I know.  How necessary is a waffle cone tray?  Not that necessary, but definitely helpful and super fun!

Since you can’t set a waffle cone down, it makes it a little difficult to prepare several at a time.

Once I got it in my head that I wanted to make a tray, I was on the hunt.  I wanted one that was affordable, easy to clean, and easy to store. Read More →

Embroidery Hoop Wall. Before3pm.com

I have fallen in love with the modern clean look of embroidery hoop wreaths.

I decided that I was going to make one for spring.  However, when I made one (the largest wreath you see), it was completely dwarfed by my wall.  It looked great on a smaller wall, but I really wanted it in this spot.  Read More →