Leather Coasters

Along with the leather ornaments I made, I also did some coasters.  My Dad’s cousin had made some larger circles that she had set aside for a project, and they were too big to turn into ornaments. I added our family name to the one set, and for the other set I added some cute drink sayings.  I used a permanent silver vinyl for this project.

Leather Ornaments

My Dad’s cousin used to work with leather and she had already cut out all of these circles and had set them aside for a project of hers, when I was given them I decided that I would make them into Ornaments.  This was a quick  and easy craft which involved making the vinyl decorations to be adhered to the leather.  I used a gold or silver permanent vinyl.

Stepping Stone

We have done a lot of gardening this year, and wanted to add some decorations from the kids as keepsakes.   We bought a kit for stepping stones at the craft store and decorated it with the stones that came with it, had them put their handprints on it and carved their name and year.  They look great in the garden and stand out with the colors.

Yearly School Picture Wall Decor

I wanted to make a wall decor for my kids school pictures to be displayed.  I found a thin piece of wood that I could stain and attach vinyl letters/numbers, and also have room to attach their photos.  I wanted it to look a little rustic so I attached a rope through the middle and spaced out clothes pins for each years picture.   Along the top, I attached the vinyl for their names and along the bottom I attached the vinyl for each K, 1, 2, 3, etc.

Wine Cork Snowmen Ornaments

I had a jar collecting of Wine Corks, and I was waiting to find the perfect project to use them for.  I decided to make snowmen, by painting them white and using a permanent marker to make the faces and buttons.  For the scarfs, I used some scrapbook paper that was Christmas themed.  I will attach a small loop on the top and ribbon to finish them out. 

Keto Fried Chicken

My husband has been doing a keto diet lately and wanted to try out a keto pasta and sauce he had found, so for the meat we decided to try to make a chicken parmesan.  We had a pack of pork rinds and crushed them up and used them as the breading and then placed them in boiling oil on a saucepan until fully cooked.  Was a great substitute for breading and tasted just the same.  Very simple and quick to make.