Handmade Valentine: Smartphone Valentine

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Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I shared this sweet idea over at Remodeloholic....but I thought I would share it here in case you missed it. I love coming up with fun, unique Valentines…even though my kiddos are past the point of giving them out. This one is really cute….easy and just takes a bit of an afternoon to complete. The … [Read more...]

Shake it up: Handmade Valentine

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One more reason that I love blogging is that even though my kiddos are too old for class Valentines…I can still create and share with you ;) I know many of you like to make unique homemade Valentines so I came up with a few fun ones to share. This one is super simple and very little cost. I saw a package of these Wyler’s singles to go in the … [Read more...]

Santa Ornament

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This post really doesn’t need words…. It’s not really a “tutorial”….more of a “hey, maybe you might like to make these with your kids because they are super easy and fun” post. I mean simple…people. Take the top off one of those plastic clear ornaments, stuff in some shredded red paper. Hot glue on some black trim or ribbon…white pompom. … [Read more...]

Duck Tape® Craft: Christmas Ornament

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What can't you do with Duck® Brand tape?? Remember when it came in one boring shade of gray? Not anymore my friends. There are a rainbow of colors and patterns to pick from now...and the possibilities are endless. I was recently asked … [Read more...]

Burlap & Fabric Christmas Pompom

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I love using things that are already hanging around the ole craft room. These pompoms would be great to use on a gift, on a mantlescape…or maybe bunched up and hanging from a ceiling fixture. They are shabby and chic and practically free…and that is always a bonus! These would also be a great classroom project for kids…they come together quick and … [Read more...]

Cookie on a Pan: Halloween Costume

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I went on a quick trip to see my bff last week. We got busy working on homemade Halloween costumes. 3 little girls wanting 3 unique homemade costumes….we were worn out! The oldest wanted to be a claw machine (like the kind you see at the arcade), the middle girl wanted to be a jelly fish…and the youngest wanted to be a Cookie on a … [Read more...]

Make a Road Trip Snack Tray

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I know a lot of us spend some serious time in the car during the summer months. And I also know that kids are best behaved when there is something in their mouth…I joke I joke…sort of. So I was on a mission to create a tray of some sort that could be wiped clean, kept in the back pocket of the car seat, and was easy and cheap to make. The kids used … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 36th AVENUE

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I am really excited to have Desirée here from 36th Avenue!! If you haven’t stopped by her blog before you are missing out. It reads like a magazine…full of fun crafts, diy projects and recipes. Her pictures are well thought out …and gorgeous. Some of my favorite projects are… Pegboard Accessories Organizer Mud Room—Closet How to … [Read more...]

Quick Halloween Frame

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A few years back I had some friends over for a crafting night. We had such fun! Instead of playing bunco we did a craft. I gathered all the supplies...I think everyone paid $5 or so to cover the cost. It was a blast! We need to do that again! This is the craft that we did that night. Simple, inexpensive...and one of a kind. You need a wooden … [Read more...]

Make your own Chalkboard Paint

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I recently spotted a recipe for "homemade chalkboard" on Pinterest. I had some paint I wanted to use up from the mini-garage makeover ...so I decided to paint one on the wall. Super easy...and what I love is you can use any paint you want! Any color chalkboard you wish for!! All you need is 1 Cup of paint and 2 Tablespoons of UNSANDED grout … [Read more...]