Crafts & DIY


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 […]

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Make Some 4th of July Candy Rockets #TigerStrypesBlog 4

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 […]


Tips & Tricks – Measure Honey the Easy Way 2

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 […]

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Your Cricut Maker Can Write With Any Pen! 6

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 […]


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 […]

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string art

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.  […]


Make Some Mummy Candleholders #Halloween #TigerStrypesBlog

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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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.  […]


Sweet Rainbow Treats for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter #TigerStrypesBlog 16

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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How to Create an “I Dig You” Valentine Gift #TigerStrypesBlog 26

Create an “I Dig You” Valentine Gift #Valentine #Gift #TigerStrypesBlog With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to find something that was easy to make and fun to give as a gift to friends and family.  I saw a project like this on Pinterest, and thought it would be fun to make.  I was able to find the little shovels in a back […]


Design Hacks to Improve Your Office Space 8

Thank you Hedgescapes for partnering with me on this office design hack blog post! Design Hacks to Improve Your Office Space10 inexpensive ways to improve your space Are you ready to improve your office space significantly to drive efficiency and productivity up? These tips will help! On an average, you spend 48 hours a week in your office. Chances are you might be at your […]

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Make a Rootin’ Tootin’ Christmas Gift for Friends #TigerStrypesBlog 18

Make a Rootin’ Tootin’ Christmas Gift #Christmas #Gift #TigerStrypesBlog It’s hard to believe that it’s almost Christmas time.  Here in the mountains of Arizona we are still looking around, saying “where is the snow?”  The weather here has been much warmer than normal and things just don’t feel right.  I did decorate the house to try and make it feel like Christmas, but I need […]


TigerStrypes Blog 2017 Christmas Gift Guide 18

I’m a part of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, affiliate advertising designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to TigerStrypes.com. TigerStrypes Blog 2017 Christmas Gift Guide#ad #amazonaffiliates #Christmas #2017 It’s hard to believe that it’s already November. Didn’t we just celebrate the New Year? What’s the deal with the time?  I’m started to realize what the […]

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Thanksgiving

Make a Brown Bag Turkey for Thanksgiving & Enter the Giveaway! 85

Thank you Full Lives Reviews for partnering with me on this great giveaway!Make a Brown Bag Turkey for Thanksgiving& enter the $1500 Giveaway!#giveaway #sweeps #TigerStrypesBlogHalloween is almost here, and we’re already planning for Thanksgiving. This year has gone by so fast! I know we were told by the older generation that we’d understand about time flying when we got older. I’m really not older though, […]


Wicker Plate Tray Halloween Pumpkin Craft #TigerStrypesBlog 11

Wicker Plate Tray Halloween Pumpkin Craft #Halloween#Craft #TigerStrypesBlog The weather here in the mountains of Arizona is always getting cold in the evening.  Halloween just a few weeks away, if we end up carving a real pumpkin…it will be toast by the time the trick-or-treater crowd gets here.  I figured that I could make some Wicker Plate Tray Halloween Pumpkins, like I saw on Pinterest […]

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Make Some Wooden Pumpkins for Fall #TigerStrypesBlog 23

Make Some Wooden Pumpkins for Fall #Autumn #Craft #TigerStrypesBlog It’s hard to believe that Fall is already here.  Living in the White Mountains of Arizona, this is my favorite time of year.  The colors of our oak and aspen trees are absolutely amazing and the weather finally says “see you later” to warm temps!  We always plan a UTV ride for “Fall Colors” as we […]