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 →

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 →

Organize your markers with Craft Foam and hot glue! Before3pm.com

Well,  I did it again!  I inadvertently took the entire month of December off!

It is always such a crazy time of year, and the blog definitely gets pushed to the back burner!

Anyway, all of the craziness/excesses of the Christmas season leaves me itching to organize, clean up, and put away everything!  So what better time to show you another craft room organization idea? Read More →