DIY Magical Spray Bottle

First I bought a little spray bottle at Walmart for 99 cents. Then I drew the design I wanted with a Sharpie.

I traced over the design with a hot glue gun, let it dry and painted the whole thing black.

Next I painted over the black with a cream color (linen to be exact) and sanded it lightly so the design would show through, then wrapped the top with twine and hot glued that in place.

It’s filled with one of my favorite “elixirs” Lemongrass Essential Oil and witch hazel.

Spiritual Properties: Balance, Calm, Uplifting

Magical Properties: Love, Psychic, Repels

I’m sure I’ll find some charms and do-dads to add when I’m digging through my little treasure box of assorted odds & ends and needful things …



I Made a Little White Robe 

I wanted a little white robe … so I made one.

First I drew up my “design”. Then I bought 3 towels at Goodwill when my Mom & I went on our Thelma & Louise day out.

I sewed the towels together lengthwise, folded that in half and cut out a hole for my head.

Darn! I forgot to take a picture, but I laid one of my little t-shirts on top of that and used a Sharpie to mark my seams.

After I sewed the arm & side seams … I trimmed off the excess, cut the front panel down the center and zigzagged the raw edges. I zigzagged one of my 15 hair ties I wear as “jewelry 🙂” on my wrist for my button loop. 

Bonus! I didn’t have to worry about finishing the arm or bottom hems!

Oh … and by coincidence … I happened to pick one towel with a border, so I sewed that in the middle to add a design to the sleeves.

It’s not Pinterest Perfect … but I Love it!

It cost me 6 bucks!




Upcycled Ladder Back Chair

I have a few ladder back chairs hanging in the shed and decided to bring one out and give it a makeover.

Hannah helped me cut a piece of canvas into strips …

I arranged them to make the “lattice” pattern and sewed them together so they wouldn’t fall apart while I attached them …

I laid the chair on top of the fabric ( the fabric kept falling through when I had it right side up … duh! ) ( it took me 20 minutes to figure that out )

Then I glued the “tabs” to the seat rungs using E6000. ( this stuff is Great! )




Tiny Crystals for Sarah …

Thank you to the girls at the House of Ravenwood in Yellow Springs!

I wanted to make my Granddaughter a mini version of my glass bottle necklace that I filled with an assortment of crystals.

They took the time to go through an array of crystals and picked out the tiniest ones that would fit in Sarah’s little bottle.