soda can santa claus ornament

Soda Can Santa Claus Ornament

Don’t you love handcrafted ornaments? Whether they are ones you have made? Or those your children have created. Each one is so special and unique. Today I will show you how I made an ornament from a soda can. I created a soda can Santa Claus.

santa claus napkin rings

Santa Claus Napkin Rings

I don’t know about you but I love a pretty table and all of the details. It can make the simplest meal taste good. So when I saw these Santa Claus napkin rings in a catalog I knew I had to make them.

turn a bedspring into a bottle holder

Turn a Bedspring Into a Bottle Holder

Do you ever buy bits and pieces at thrift stores and garage sales with no idea what you plan on doing with them? That is what happened when I bought the rake and later on the bedspring. I finally decided to turn the bedspring into a bottle holder. Or if you prefer an orchid planter.

a leaf garland made from a leather jacket

A Leaf Garland Made From A Leather Jacket

Do you ever look at something and the idea pops in your head? That is what happened with this project. I have an old leather jacket that my friend didn’t need anymore. It occurred to me it could be remade into a leather leaf garland.

a thanksgiving sign to enjoy all year

A Thanksgiving Sign To Enjoy All Year

I made this little sign from a cutting board for Thanksgiving but it is really great for all year round. Don’t we all seem to gather in the kitchen? Well, this is the perfect sign to make. And it is so easy to do.

pumpkin coasters from scrap wood

Pumpkin Coasters From Scrap Wood

I can get so inspired when I go to the Dollar Tree. That happened not too long ago when I went there to buy napkins and came home with so many fall themed things to use for crafts. That is just what happened when I saw these little Jack O Lantern pumpkins. I instantly knew they would become the cutest Halloween coasters.

add casual elegance to your fall table

Add Casual Elegance To Your Fall Table

I love to set the dining room table with special touches. To layer the plates and add the crystal and silverware. And to add casual elegance I like to add chargers. You know those large plates that go under the dishware. This project will show you how to get the look.

give a mirror a new look with pine cones

Give A Mirror A New Look With Pine Cones

During a walk one day I picked up some pine cones, knowing I could use them for a craft project. Then a friend gave me this little mirror. I instantly knew I could transform it with the pine cones.

how to display a seashell

How To Display A Seashell

If you have ever taken a beach vacation I expect you collected a lot of seashells. You bring them home and put them up, right? After all, what can you do with them? Well, I have an easy idea to show you how to display a seashell.

how i created an architectural piece

How I Created An Architectural Piece

Not too long ago a friend and I went to our favorite salvage store. They were going out of business so we needed one final trip. Among the treasures I bought is the plinth block, I had to look that one up. Now I could have displayed it as is but felt it did need a bit of work to freshen it up.

Shoppe No. 5
Shoppe No. 5
About meWelcome to Shoppe No. 5 – my dream come true and I’m excited to share all my projects and discoveries with you. You see, I still LOVE to play with wood and cast off furniture. I love its history and the story behind it (even if I don’t know it…there’s still a story). I love the idea of creating a unique piece of furniture or art that won’t cost the shopper a fortune. And believe it or not…I love the hunt for that special piece.