Looking back over a full year of craft tutorials.

Can you believe 2015 is almost over? I can't. 2015 was my first year of regular craft project blogging on this site.  With the new year of projects approaching, I would like to take a moment to highlight some of the tutorial projects I brought to you in 2015.  So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and dive in.

How to make a monogram wine cork holder using recycled materials.

The New Year is the perfect time to start saving wine corks to display in a unique new way such as with a monogram cork holder.  For decorative purposes, you can fill up the holder all at once (if you already have a collection) or you can fill it as you go throughout the year.  You can even write the date or other info on the end of the corks to mark bottles opened on special occasions.  There's lots of pricey wine cork holders out there to choose from but it's even more special when your create your own using recycled materials. Here's how to do it.

How to make recycled book page gift tags.

Today I've decided to share how to make super easy, upcycled, vintage-looking, book page gift tags. All you need is pages from a book, poster board-weight cardboard (such as a cereal box) and stamps, pens or any other desired embellishments.   Here's how to do it.

DIY Crafts Paper Mache Owl Tutroial How To Make

I've been a busy bee for the last few weeks making Christmas gifts for family members.  My mother-in-law (who loves owls) recently fell in love with the paper mache elephant wall bust I created for my daughter's room (see: Borei Design Papier-Mâché Sculpted Elephant Bust Tutorial).  So guess what she's getting for Christmas?  You got it, an owl sculpture.   My primary supplies for this project was a roll of toilet paper, a cardboard box and some newspaper.  Here's how I did it.