Bedford Manor on a Budget: People Feeder

This cute and creative idea was inspired by a magazine ad I saw years ago. It’s my favorite homemade craft.

People Feeder

People Feeder

This versatile project can be themed around any holiday, or any decorating style.

You’ll need:

  • A wood birdhouse with plastic windows
  • Acrylic paints
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Decorative add-ons (optional)
  • Small candies
  • assorted paint brushes
  • cleaning rag
  • water in a small dish (for brush cleaning)
People Feeder Supplies

People Feeder Supplies

Acrylic paints dry quickly, which makes this an easy afternoon craft. Starting with the inside of the birdhouse, pour a small amount of paint on the wood then use a paintbrush to … read the rest. . .

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Bedford Manor on a Budget: Christmas Candies

What would the holidays be without a little sugar and spice?

This wonderful craft/gift idea was given to me by a dear client.

Christmas Candies

Christmas Candies

You’ll need:

  • An airtight container
  • Candies, cookies, or other sweets
  • Packaging/tote bag

Although this gift may seem so simple to be personalized, the beauty is that it is extremely personal. Know a chocolate lover? Throw in some miniature candy bars. A big fan of mints? Wrapped or unwrapped, the airtight container will keep them fresh. You can package home-baked cookies, tea bags, or whatever special treats your loved ones like.

Wrap with a ribbon, and … read the rest. . .

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Bedford Manor on a Budget: Pine Cones in a Vase

This is the simplest of my decorating posts, yet a favorite.

You’ll need:

  • A glass vase
  • Pinecones or other small decorative items
  • Ribbon (optional)

Carefully place your items into the vase, and if desired, tie a ribbon. Display.

Pine Cones in a Vase

Pine Cones in a Vase

I use small pine cones meant for ornamental use. You can also use small ball ornaments, miniature candy canes, or whatever other festive items you like.

Craft stores such as Hobby Lobby carry a wide assortment of vases, or you can check out your local thrift store for options.

Happy decorating!

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