Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jewelry Holders

Here is something else I’ve been working on!

Jewelry holders from recycled materials.




Chap Stick Key Chains

This last couple months I’ve been in school and doing a lot of Craft shows with my Paparazzi Business. It’s been a blast, but I’ve missed crafting as much as I use to. However, for a few projects, I have started my etsy store! see me at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheClassyChameleon.

Here is something I came up with myself! I’m am quite the copycat, but occasionally I do have my own idea! ;) Here it is!

Chap Stick Key Chain holders

Chapstick Holder Key Chain


They are actually the perfect size for USB drives as well!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I have been busy lately making fun dress-up stations. They are for sale for just $45/each, and I can customize for any room decor! They can also be used for winter coats, clothes, or anything else you need to hang. Take a look!

I'm currently working on an owl and a  pine tree w/ snow. Let me know if you have any other ideas!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more projects from Katee's Craft Cupboard!

Katee Smith

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Baby Blanket from Dress Shirt

A friend of mine is expecting her second child. She is married to a man from India, and it is custom in his culture that the baby is brought home from the hospital in a piece of the father's clothing. I wasn't able to make an outfit like someone did for her first child, but I did make a blanket out of one of her husband's dress shirts. They haven't found out the gender, so they wanted it to be gender neutral, and this is what I came up with...

It is only about 31in x 32in, but that's all she needed. Just big enough for a newborn. Plus, the center square is the pocket from the shirt, which perfectly fits a small stuffed animal as my baby present.

I even had a couple of left over squares to make her 2-year-old a matching monster!


First Birthday Ideas

My son recently turned one, and I wanted to show you a couple of things I did for his party.
Here's the shirt I made... I stuffed the balloon to make it 2D, and the string is loose except for a few spots to make it stay.


We had a water party with some of his little friends. For the party favors I came up with the idea of using sippy cups since almost all of the kids were at the age for using them. Inside each one I put a package of fruit snacks, three pieces of candy, and a small water gun. Pretty ingenious if I do say so myself!

Then I had juice, marshmallows, peanut butter/cheese crackers, fruit, and mini cupcakes for everyone but Hampton--he got a regular-sized one.

Here's my big 1-year-old! 
(He's always been a very serious kid)

Have a great day!

Picture Hanger

I'll make it simple--Window frame (free on side of road) + Chicken wire (also free on side of road) + nail/staple gun=

I glued ribbon bows onto clothes pins for a little something extra. (They could be smaller to fit better.) What do you think?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hello Readers!

Hello everyone! 

I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Katee Smith, and I am the youngest of Ashlee and Hailee's sisters. (There is one more--Whitnee--but she's not crafty). I am currently a stay-at-home-mom to an amazing 1-year-old little boy named Hampton. My husband, Shaun, is a quality engineering manager at a manufacturing company, and the best eternal companion I could ask for. We have been married just over 3 1/2 years.

When I have time (during nap time and after bed), I like to make things. I do crafts of all kinds--from wood cutting to apparel, quilting to painting. You name it, and I would probably try it! The next two on my list to learn are wood burning and metal stamping, but I'm not sure when that will happen.

I decided that instead of trying to continue my own craft blog that only gets updated maybe once every 8 months, I would join my sisters and contribute to this blog. I hope to have many posts, and hope you enjoy them as much as I love to create the items in them! 

Have a wonderful day! Happy reading!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Paracord Bracelets



Light Switch Cover Plates

Light Switch cover plates.. MANY different styles!

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Magnet Boards



Jewelry Holders

These are made with repurposed picture frames, recycled screens and some hardware!



Bandana Dresses


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Craft Show! 4th of July

For the 4th of July, I jumped into a home made crafts show with my good friend Sarah (in the pic with her cute niece). I made a bunch of things homemade.. I’ll post them soon! We want to do another in the fall though! Next time we’ll have a tent too.. it was so hot and sunny that we both got quite a sunburn!



Hey Hey!! What have you been up to?!!

I have been BUSY with my new little consulting company. Have you heard of Paparazzi Accessories?? Fabulous, Fashionable, Trendy jewelry.. necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, hair clips and headbands.. Everything for just $5+tax! It has been a BLAST!! You can check out my Paparazzi Blog here. I’ve been doing quite a few craft shows. Here are pics of my last couple!! But that’s not all I’ve been doing…

I’ll post what else I’ve been up to in another post. But this has taken up quite a bit of time as I have also had to build displays and other such crafty stuff .. but I’ll leave that all on my business blog! So if you need ideas you can check it out over there!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I’m trying to compile all the “HOME” months I have to see where I need to fill in. I have so many more ideas for each month that I’m working on!


Snowman, Snowflake






Shamrock, Pot of Gold, Rainbow w/Pot of Gold



Egg, Chick







Watermelon, Beehive, Sandcastle



Star, Flag, Fireworks



Apple, School House






Ghost, Jack-O-Lantern



Pumpkin, Turkey



Ornament, Gift, Manger



Birthday Cake