Crafts & DIY


Create Some Scarecrow Bottle Decor #TigerStrypesBlog

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Create Some Scarecrow Bottle Decor #TigerStrypesBlog #Harvest #Autumn It’s crazy that it’s already time for Autumn.  This year has gone by quickly.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  Living in the White Mountains of Arizona, we get to enjoy the cool weather, beautiful colors and the smell of the changing season.  I never […]

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Create Artwork From Your Images With Akvis! 34

Thank you Akvis for partnering with me on this blog post & for the great giveaway!Create Artwork From Your Images With Akvis!#AKVIS #FXIf you have followed my blog for awhile, you know that I love to take photos. I’m planning on taking a photography class at the college, when it opens back up again, to learn even more. They let old people in class, right? […]


Make a Beehive Out of Plastic Easter Eggs #TigerStrypesBlog 18

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Make a Beehive Out of Plastic Easter Eggs #TigerStrypesBlog #Bee #Upcycle With Easter being over, and sales happening at the craft stores, I figured we could try and make something out of what we had, or could buy at a cheap price.  My son is 19 now, and doesn’t really partake in the old […]

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Reverse Canvas Artwork – Bear Mandala #TigerStrypesBlog 24

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Reverse Canvas Artwork – Bear Mandala #TigerStrypesBlog #HTV #Cricut I’ve seen so many mandala designs online, and have always wanted to make one.  I just didn’t know what to make, and how to make it.  I found this bear mandala just in a Google search, and thought it looked like fun to try.  If […]


Make Some Sesame Street Ornaments #TigerStrypesBlog 34

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Make Some Sesame Street Ornaments #TigerStrypesBlog #Kids #Television I think almost everybody knows what “Sesame Street” is…do you?  I’m in my mid-40’s and grew up with it, then had my son watching it, when he was little.  We even called my Uncle Mike “Oscar,” since he could sometimes be a Grouch!! ha/ha  There are […]

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Make Some Retro VHS Lights #TigerStrypesBlog 26

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information.   Make Some Retro VHS Lights #TigerStrypesBlog #Decor If you’re of my generation, you know all too well what a VHS is.  If not, I’m sorry! ha/ha  I have so many of these tapes lying around, and have already bought my favorites in DVD style, so they’re not even needed.  I wanted to make […]


Snowmen Selling Snowballs Craft #TigerStrypesBlog 2

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Snowmen Selling Snowballs Craft #TigerStrypesBlog #Snow #Winter I know, I know…I haven’t done a craft post in months.  Last year was crazy, with learning how to be an empty nester, dealing with my husband getting hurt and having surgery…I just didn’t have time to do much other than wife tasks at home.  Now with […]

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Make an America the Beautiful Sign #TigerStrypesBlog 6

4th of July – America the Beautiful Sign #TigerStrypesBlog #July4th #IndependenceDay So, it’s July 4th.  The day that we celebrate our Nation’s freedom.  I know that the Star-Spangled Banner is our national anthem, but I think America the Beautiful is one that could also hold that title. The definition by way of Wiki, is “America the Beautiful” is an American patriotic song. The lyrics were […]


Make Some 4th of July Candy Rockets #TigerStrypesBlog 6

Make Some 4th of July Candy Rockets #TigerStrypesBlog #July4th #IndependenceDay I can’t believe that it’s already July.  We’ll be celebrating Independence Day in just a few days, and I figured that this would be a fun thing to make for friends and family.  I saw the original on SheKnows and loved it.  Being able to make something that isn’t too hard to do, and brings […]

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Tips & Tricks – Measure Honey the Easy Way 10

I hope that you’ve been enjoying the “Tips & Tricks” blog posts here at #TigerStrypesBlog. Something that I figured is, that those of us who have had advice (on any topics), or knew things that could help others, it would be beneficial to start sharing those ideas. Here’s hoping that I can contribute many different kinds of “Tips & Tricks“, such as things to do with […]


Your Cricut Maker Can Write With Any Pen! 24

Write with Your Cricut – These ideas are my own, and I was not paid by any sponsor to share.Your Cricut Maker Can Write With Any Pen!#Cricut #Maker #DIY  If you’re like me, you saved up for a long time to get the new Cricut Maker. I had the Explore, and loved it, too, but wanted more. With the Cricut Maker, I can cut almost […]

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Make a Shadow Box Valentine Gift #TigerStrypesBlog 6

Make a Shadow Box Valentine Gift #TigerStrypesBlog #Valentine Shopping recently, I found a bunch of plain shadow boxes at a local store on clearance after Christmas, and figured they would be useful in making just about anything.  Seeing a post online of someone adding a sticker to the front, so I figured that I could make something like that for Valentine’s Day.  Visiting the Cricut […]


I Learned How to Make String Art #TigerStrypesBlog 10

I Learned How to Make String Art #TigerStrypesBlog #StringArt I’ve seen a lot of photos of string art lately, and it made me want to learn how to do it myself.  I checked out different forums online, and couldn’t really find a very down-to-earth tutorial, so I put a few pieces of the instruction that I found useful together, and came up with this post.  […]

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Make Some Mummy Candleholders #Halloween #TigerStrypesBlog 1

Make Some Mummy Candleholders #TigerStrypesBlog #Halloween I cannot believe that it’s already the end of October.  Where does time go?  With our son almost being 18, the days of trick-or-treating are over.   Well, until we take the Grandkids, but that will be a long, long, …….long time in the future!!  Better be, anyway. 🙂 I wanted to make something easy and fun for decorations this […]


Make an Upcycled Twin Headboard Bench #TigerStrypesBlog 10

How To Make an Upcycled Twin Headboard Bench #TigerStrypesBlog #Upcycled #Bench It seems like when you think that you have the perfect piece of furniture, you end up needing something else.  We had a cute set of bunkbeds for our son, be he ended up not really liking them.  We took the top off and had just the bottom for awhile, and then he needed […]

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Learn How to Make an Outdoor Brick Bench #TigerStrypesBlog 17

Learn How to Make an Outdoor Brick Bench #TigerStrypesBlog You can call them bricks, or blocks…whatever you want.  I have seen things like this in home improvement store catalogs, and always wanted to make some for my yard.  Well, with Spring almost upon us here in the mountains of AZ, I thought “what better of a time?” The bricks are very inexpensive, but the wood […]


Make a Road Trip Activity Case #TigerStrypesBlog 12

Make a Road Trip Activity Case #TigerStrypesBlog If you have a child, like I do, you know of the times when you just have to even travel around town and get the classic “are we there yet?” question.  Well, for us living in the mountains, most of our road trips take a lot longer, and I even find myself asking that question once in awhile.  […]

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Sweet Rainbow Treats for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter #TigerStrypesBlog 28

Sweet Rainbow Treats for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter #TigerStrypesBlog I haven’t posted a craft in some time…probably because I haven’t had much time.  How about you?  I saw something like this on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make something like it that could be used for both St. Patrick’s Day and/or Easter.  They seem to be a bit close to each other […]


Make Some Vinyl Sticker Valentine Mugs #TigerStrypesBlog 6

Make Some Vinyl Sticker Valentine Mugs #Valentine #Gift #TigerStrypesBlog I wanted to make another craft that was pretty simple (if you have the tools) for Valentine’s Day.  With that holiday being just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to use my Cricut to decorate some simple pieces.  The mugs can usually be found at the dollar store, or if you just have […]

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Create Your Own Artwork with Canvas Press 12

Thank you Canvas Press for partnering with me on this blog post! Create Your Own Artwork with Canvas Press#CanvasPress #ad #TigerStrypesBlogIf you’re like me, you love taking photos! I almost always have my camera with me, and am taking different shots of either the mountains where we live, or people that I love. Any way to save the memories, and I’m on it. Well, now […]