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Distressing furniture. Using fine steel wool helps to distress paint but does not leave lines like sandpaper.

How to clean out old candle jars so you can reuse as cute storage containers for cotton balls, Q-tips, cough drops, etc!

These look like German Christmas ornaments. Would also be good to make with ESL students as a practical application for new vocabulary, especially following directions and imperatives.

framed chalkboard painted directly on the wall - love this simple idea!!

Spray paint and fabric - much better than brown!!

How to make a Barn Wood effect. Start with new wood. Then with the paintbrush, paint a layer of water and then a layer of stain and rub it off quickly with a rag to get that gray color. The water keeps the stain from getting too far in the wood so it’ll be gray not black.

Easy rag quilt made in strips instead of squares.

aprons made from husbands, brothers, dad's or grandpa's old button down shirts. Cute

fold a necklace in half & attach ribbon. I really, really like this idea.

The "24 Hour" Quilt. Just take two (or one) solid color fabric and sew zig zag lines. The Tutorial can be found here: katiedid.squaresp...