Category Archive: Craft Experiments


Can I make something cool, gorgeous or useful from this pile of junk and/or expensive craft supplies? Maybe, maybe not. The fun is in the process.


Feb 19

Gold pleather cuff bracelet

Here’s the thing. There was a point in my life, not too long ago actually, where I would have thought a gold pleather bracelet was the tackiest most ridiculous thing anyone would think about wearing, much less making. And here I am showing off the gold pleather cuff bracelet that I made, wear and love. …

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Feb 17

Learn to KNIT with me!

The Experimental Home is a blog about experimenting, about trying new things, even things that seem a little overwhelming… or downright scary. As you probably know, I am a crocheter. I was taught to crochet in Girl Scouts as a kid and picked it back up in grad school with a little assistance from websites …

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Feb 12

Toddler-made finger paint Valentines Cards two ways

I try to help my son, YMGP, make cards to send to his grandparents and great-grandparents for various holidays. While walking through Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, I came up with an idea for Valentines cards… and honestly had no idea whether or not it would work. Hello experiment. I picked up a package …

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Feb 10

Blowing kisses your way Valentine.

My son, YMGP, is almost 2. He is a ladies man. Seriously.  On his last day of daycare, I went to pick him up during nap time. His wonderful teacher gave me a little photo album filled with pictures of him at school with his classmates. So sweet. She then went on to tell me …

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Feb 07

Stitched burlap pennant banner for Valentines Day

If you recall, earlier this week, I showed you how to hand stitch on burlap. Once I figured out how to stitch those darling lil’ hearts, I had to do something fun with them. So, I made my second-ever Valentines Day decoration (here is the first, which totally by chance was also made of burlap!!). …

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