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  • Keep It Simple Crafts
  • I love crafts of all kinds. It is in my blood to create. I love to make something out of nothing. I would like to bring this “Keep it Simple Crafts"to life. I would like to peak your interest in doing crafts, recycling some of things you have in your own ...  more
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Keep It Simple Crafts

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  • David and Dianna Wyles
    David and Dianna Wyles: Some simple but cute ideas for the yard from Sandra Colby <3
    • 7 hours ago
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: I am excited about this product I found at the Dollar Tree. I have enclosed the phot and write up. I bought 4 copper wire ones. They have sliver wire ones too. I neatly tucked one set into a basket of seashells in my bedroom and hid the battery pack under...  more
    • June 18
  • David and Dianna Wyles
    David and Dianna Wyles: Have some science fun with the kids t his summer <3 The grandkids and I had hours of fun <3
    • June 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    Smart Chic Living Rooms | HGTV
    • June 12
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: My apartment bathroom is so old and the fan is so old it just hums, taking no moisure out of the bathroom at all. I have used these dehumidifier buckets all over my apt. becasue of moisture and mold problems. So one night, while not able to sleep, the Hol...  more
    • June 4
    • Sylvia Todd likes this.
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Oh, sweet idea, Leslie! Also, have never seen those dehumidifier buckets either, which seem handy! How do they work? Do they fill up with water and you empty them, or is it something you have to re-buy?
      • June 4
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea Nope, they are pre=contained. You take the plastic piece off first, under the plastic piece is a silver tear off sheet. DO NOT take off the white sheet that is how the moisture is absorbed. There are severl pellets on the top, as this product absorbs thro...  more
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Very cool! We do have "real" dehumidifier, but there are some areas that just naturally gather a lot of moisture, like the bathroom. Minimally, it might help take up some of the slack :)!
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea Yep. Since we live in the basement, there are a lot of places. Ashers closet is so damp it rusted his tool box. I put the date on the container to see how long it lasts just so I get an idea. You cant lose for $1.00.
      • June 4
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: You cant even tell what is in this plastic basket can you ?
    • June 4
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Can you see in the bottom of this basket? Take a good look, there are two dehumidifier buckets in the basket. With the other beach items, the moisture still has pleanty of room to reach the buckets. 
    • June 4
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: I have to go backward to get to the beginning. So this is the finished project. It is on the right, on the left is just the Dehumidifer bucket. So which would you rather look at? 
    • June 4
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This was the paint if your interested. 
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: I hope you have enjoyed what I have posted this week as this group has been highlighted. I painted this chair indoors on my kitchen table. I bought a quart of paint at Lowes, talked with the manager of that dept. Told him I could not paint this out doors ...  more
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is a wicker chair that was given me, I painted the chair. I took a christmas lace table cloth and put over it, then took a fish net and drapped over it. You can see the bird standing. There are two pillows on this chair, see the glitter? that is a ta...  more
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is the corner at my closet. If you look to the left you will see some aqua scarfs, there are 3 of these that have all sea shells on them. The color was perfect for my room. I got them at the Dollar Tree, and just looped them on another over the door ...  more
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is my window. There are sheers underneath. There are three panels on each side in green, I have had them for years. Then one day, I was in Lowes, and I found this panel of Coral on clearance. It was the perfect fit for my room. 
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is my closet, across from the foot of my bed. It was Ashers idea to put the straw hats over the top. The items to the left are all my scarfs each has a shower clip holding them, and they are on a bungie cord all hung on an over the door wreath hanger. 
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Ok I love this grouping. The sandcastle to the right is years old, gotten at a yard sale. The little girl and boy playing in the sand, I got at Goodwill. The fish item to the right is from Yankee Candle, a birthday present to myself this year. It has melt...  more
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This photo is to the right of my bed if you are looking at the first photo. The four items to the right and left are bamboo placematts I have had for years. to the left on a candle stand is a clear vase filled with seashells. The photo in the middle is an...  more
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is a close up of that hanging shell item. I have added jewelry, pearls, starfish earrings, a turtle at the bottom right, that is a pin. This adds a great texture. 
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is my room, I want you take a close look. The side table on the right, I spray painted two years ago before I moved in to my apartment. My theme is beachy. Take a look at the hanging sea shell item over the bed, I'll show you a closer look in a minut...  more
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: I found these at the Dollar Tree. I fell in love with the color, and the lacy design on them. If you see something at the DT and you like it, you have got to get it then or forever kick yourself. I use these in my Bathroom Cabinate. They hold my hair spra...  more
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: You really can use anything you want to fill this glass olive oil jar. 
    • June 1
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Gathering things to put this project together. Sand at bottom of Olive Oil glass jar, then clear blue flat round rocks fomr the Dollar tree. Filling the bottle to the top. Just take a large cluster of silk flowers and push the metal bottom piece into the ...  more
    • June 1
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: FInished project. I split the jute strings apart, cut a few shorter, and hot glued the sea shell in place. 
    • June 1
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This project cost me only $2.00 for the frames. All extra pieces I had or I dug into a glass bowl of shells or rummaged in my Christmas boxes. Keep scrollilng down to see finished project. 
    • May 31
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Yep Christmas Cards, I saved them from when I was working and the company was sent Christmas cards. Keep scrolling to see the finished product.
    • May 31
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • May 31
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • May 31
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Hah, that is a great thought to keep those cards, and you sure made something beautiful out of that! It makes me think of one of the cooking shows we like to watch (one of Bobby Flay's). After he's made, for instance, a steak and pulls it off the grill, w...  more
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This was an old Christmas card, but it is of the beach so it fits. I took a Dollar Tree frame, used red garland beads and measured out the length I needed and hot glued in place. I then added the Christmas tree bow, and finished it with the sea shells and...  more
    • May 31
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: For those who grieve there pets being gone here is an idea for you. My beloved Maxie, whom I got when she was 8 weeks old at the shelter chose me as she tapped me on the shoulder that day. When our eyes met, that was it. Maxie lived to be 12 and died of b...  more
    • May 31
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is a huge triangle glass container. We found it on the side of the road, someone was throwing it out. When we found it, it  was filled with uncooked pasta, and it had a glass top on it but taped. I saw potential, my son had a question mark on his fac...  more
    • May 30
    • Sylvia Todd and Silvina Potter like this.
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd What a fun idea :)! Also, I love that you were able to reclaim someone's trash and clean the environment a bit :)!
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea I used to dumpster dive a lot , lol untill items became to big for me. I still keep my eyes open . One mans trash is another mans treasure.
    • Leslie McLea
      Silvina Potter good morning!..u r so talented..God has blessed you.. creative too....God bless always
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea Good Morning Silvina, yes, God has blessed me with being able to create, but most of my creations are out of bits and pieces. It begins with a thought, an idea, a color or a pattern. Check back, I have phots of my bedroom that bring the beach look in. I r...  more
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd I suppose we can think of it like what God does with us - takes something that is "trashed" with sin, cleans us up, and over time, makes us into something beautiful :)
  • Margaret Parks
    Margaret Parks: Hi friends, I am so interested in joining this group,  I just discovered it after reading today's devotional.  So glad that it was mentioned.  I do many different crafts and quilting projects and I so enjoy seeing all of the clever ideas that you all have...  more
    • May 29
  • David and Dianna Wyles
    David and Dianna Wyles: Just a simple project I made with my preschool kids. We had them paint on pre-cut felt then they added glitter to the wet paint and glued shapes on. I hot glued a craft dowel to the back and added yarn so it could be hung. The message says "I love yo...  more
    • May 29
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is my project as I begn to put it together. This is a peg shelf I have had for so many years. I just gave it a new color. I probably would have held coats or sweaters, but I rarely use items for what they were intened for. So it is with this. White C...  more
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is the almost finished project in my kitchen. I need a few more clusters of grapes. But all these silk flowers and grapes came from the dollar tree. So did the green vases on the left and right, and so did the photos of wine bottles. 
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: A simple cluster of silk Sun Flowers, now about 20 years old purchased at Michaels. They rest in a heavy clear glass vase filled with tiny pebbles ( gotten at the Dollar Tree). They bring such a brightness to my little corner. 
    • May 29
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    6 Money-Saving Tips for a Garden on a Budget | The Dollar Tree Blog
    • May 28
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    Vibrant Summer Party Pinwheel Decorations | The Dollar Tree Blog
    • May 28
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    How to Dress Up Dollar Tree’s White Flip-Flops | The Dollar Tree Blog
    • May 28
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Of course some of these craft projects may involve yours husbands strong hands to put together. Or you can send him to a Lowes class at the store on the how to do it. 
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    • May 28
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
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    • May 28
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    Hanging Bucket Planter
    • May 28