Five Favorite Easy Craft Projects

Hi friends! Here it is Thursday, I have my weekly French lesson in just a short while and I'm struggling to get this blog post in that I started on Monday! Why has it taken so long? Well this has been...

...one of those weeks that I'm glad is going by quickly with tomorrow being the start of a long weekend at the beach house...
We had an issue with our internet and actually I'm not sure that it's been completely solved {thank you Comcast} so I couldn't get on~line for two days. Not fun when you have a schedule and a deadline for a project! Then yesterday we had no power all day...as in ALL day. Also not fun, especially when you live in So Florida and the start of summer has seemingly begun. Turns out that someone took out the power pole down the street...yikes! Those are all first world issues...I know, I know...and as I've gotten older {aka, more mature} I have more patience and have learned to just deal. We've also had some issues this week with my dear father~in~law who has severe dementia and we had moved close by now two years ago to care for his needs. Carry on here, and I'm sure that some of you have gone through this path...
Speaking of paths, I am extremely thankful for my creative path that always carries me through the best of times and the not so much best! Today I'm sharing five of my favorite craft projects that I've shared on the blog. Some of you are new here and some not, and I hope that you find some creative juju and take your own path in being a maker and creator! Here we go, and I'm linking them all to the instructional posts for you:

How to make oil lantern candles and obviously these are photos from the holidays, but just think how pretty these would be done up for your patio for spring and summer!
 You will find that post with all of the instructions and a supply list HERE...

Speaking of candles...here is a fun project for the upcoming warmer months ahead!
You'll just be using sea shells that you may already have and can find the project HERE...
Getting ready to head outside to entertain and have fun? I found this old bar cart that was screaming for a make over and have some ideas for that project in THIS POST...
Everyone and anyone can do this and all it takes is an old lampshade! I've shown how I handled THIS PROJECT and it's a great piece to use hanging outside...
So much fun to create this, and the DIY PROJECT has a supply list for you...

I often use old books as shelf fillers, to give height in vignettes and for the texture of the rippled pages. Learn how I make ordinary paperbacks look like they have some real age in THIS POST...

This week I had the pleasure of being featured on the Quintessential Style blog that is new to me in a "part one" editorial {part two coming this weekend~}}...
I think that you will enjoy this blog!