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I love to craft!  Sometimes I am successful, sometimes it's a "Pinstrosity"!  Here's a few projects I have done for my home, family, and/or friends.

Settlers of Catan
Settlers of Catan

One of my favorite board games, Settlers of Catan, was a fun project to recreate in Photoshop and cut out with a laser! I used watered down paint to color the different sections. There were lots of design flaws in this project, like the sides spreading out, but it was such a good learning experience!

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Spring Wreath
Spring Wreath

I am OBSESSED with seasonal wreaths! Maybe one day I'll create a separate section on my site for just wreaths...until then, here's a spring wreath made from about 5 containers of ribbon.

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Leather Etching
Leather Etching

My dear friend from college, Stacey, drove out during spring break last year and we etched a wallet for her husband on the laser. Stacey included their business logo, several drawings from their girls, and their sons' footprints! It was such a fun project!

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Cat House
Cat House

"Hey Grandpa - can you make my cat a cat tree?". This is not my project, but my Grandpa's, and I had to include it on here because my kitties LOVE it! He split a log from our cabin in the mountains, made a cabin, and reused a bunch of random items to make this epic cat "tree".

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Pallet Pumpkin
Pallet Pumpkin

One of my first projects where I tried to figure out how to use a jigsaw. It is not one of my favorite projects - but I learned a lot while doing it!

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Scrap Metal Owl
Scrap Metal Owl

I raided the scrap pile at home and found a bunch of rusty metal that I put together in the shape of an owl. Grandpa welded it together for me!

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Patio Chair Recovering
Patio Chair Recovering

These chairs were sitting on a lawn with a free sign next to them. I used them for several years until I fell through the fabric.... I watched a YouTube video, ordered fabric, and Grandma and I recovered the chairs! This is one of my favorite projects to date!

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Pallet Wall
Pallet Wall

With 2 days left before spring break ended, I got a wild idea and decided to create a pallet wall! I used pallets from the farm and stained them with all the leftover stain I had collected. My grandpa was instrumental in getting this project started by installing the furring (sp!?) strips to the studs so I could nail the pallet boards.

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Kitchen Table Renovation
Kitchen Table Renovation

I got this table free when I bought the house! Using white chalk paint and gel stain, it transformed the look of the entire kitchen!

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