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Easy Handmade Valentine with free printable

Thanks for all your excitement about our possible adventure…. (see Wednesdays post). All we know at this hour is that we are still “in contention”…fingers crossed:) Till then….here is a sweet craft to do this weekend:)

Even though my kiddos are 15 now I still like to come up with a corny little Valentine to give them. We used to spend hours by the table making handmade Valentines when they were little and for some reason I love all the little corny sayings. There’s so many to choose from. But I thought I would give you 5 really easy fun ideas in case you’re looking for a craft to do this weekend. You can knock these out and have Valentines all finished and ready to go.

 

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The one that I made I basically just wrapped a pack of gum. It’s really nothing new…it’s all over Pinterest I’m sure. I created the printable that you can print out and cut out and all you have to do is tape it on a pack of gum and you’re finished. Some of the others that I picked to show you don’t call for any kind of candy which is also nice. It’s fun to give a little treat or something special that doesn’t cost a lot of money. And like always you can search up Pinterest homemade valentines and you will have a huge array of ideas. All you’re going to need for my valentine is some paper or cardstock some scotch tape and scissors. The size of the printable is about 3 x 5.5 so it should wrap around most packs of gum.

Click on HERE to download the printable (I put 3 on one sheet of paper:) (obviously for personal use only….don’t go selling these and telling people you made the printable mkay:)

 

gum valentine

 

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I thought these were adorable too….I mean who doesn’t love a truck full of donut goodness??

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Donut Truck Printable

 

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You’re the BALM printable

 

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Fruit Valentine Printable

 

 

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Balloon Valentine

Happy weekend my loves:)

xo

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

DIY ereader holder (Handmade Father’s Day gift)

This little handy ereader holder makes really good use of those inexpensive wooden craft store frames. They can be customized for pennies…and your recipient will be delighted at the time the kiddos took in making them one of a kind. This handy DIY ereader holder is perfect for Dad’s smartphone or ereader. Kids can put this together in just a few minutes (although it is best to allow the glue to dry over night.) All the supplies can be found at your local craft store and for very little money too. You may want to go ahead and make one for a favorite Uncle and Grandpa while you’re at it! Here we go….

 

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An inexpensive frame from the craft store becomes a really useful stand that will fit most tablets and ereaders. (The one shown above is the Kindle Fire) This would be great to place next to the bed where it could be easily found and charged too.

 

The supplies you will need to make your DIY ereader:

  • craft store wooden frame
  • wood glue or super glue
  • spray paint
  • small wood blocks (1/2 inch)
  • hobby wood (1/4 inch thick, 1 1/4 inch wide, cut to the width of frame)
  • hand saw
  • pencil
  • stickers and decorations
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Steps:

  1. Measure the hobby wood. This will be what the ereader sits on. Mark with the pencil the width of the frame so you know where to cut.
  2. Cut your wood.
  3. Glue 2 blocks onto the top of the wood. This will “hold” the ereader and prevent it from falling off.
  4. Glue the hobby wood onto the edge of the frame and lay flat. Allow to dry overnight if possible.
  5. When dry…spray paint or stain the ereader holder.
  6. Decorate and place a picture in the frame.
  7. It’s ready to use!

 

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This would be great to use bedside…or in an office. Very useful:) Plus every time he looks at it he will smile and think about his little munchkins;)

You can get a jump start on these now for Father’s day and actually be ahead of the game!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Bunny Wall Decal DIY (easy Easter Decor with DuckTape®)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Funny thing about this post….I had this idea in my head for awhile now…but hadn’t really had the time to put it together. I haven’t crafted in awhile and I needed to get out some creative energy. I grabbed some DuckTape® that I had on hand and started playing around. Then I got an email from my friends at DuckTape® and they wanted me to come up with an Easter craft to share…weird huh…so that is the story of how this little DuckTape® bunny was born;) These sweet little rabbit would be great for kids to whip up this weekend….make up a bunch and stick them everywhere (bunnies do multiply quickly you know;). I just made one….but I think several on a mantle would be so sweet. Here is how you make one…   DuckTape® Easter Craft @cleverlyinspired (1)     A few items you will need:

rotary cutter

white DuckTape®

clear contact paper

bunny stencil

a mat to cut on makes it go super fast scissors

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Place bunny template on flat surface and tape a piece of contact paper on top. You will be able to follow the lines to fill the bunny in

Cut 1.5-2 inch slices of white DuckTape® (cutting on the mat is easy because the tape won’t stick to it.

On each piece of tape, fold in the bottom leaving the top of the tape still sticky

Place tape on the bottom of the bunny (on top of your contact paper).

Start at the bottom and work up until you have the bunny covered.

When you are finished filling the bunny in, turn the paper over and cut out the bunny shape. Peel away the contact paper and stick your bunny to the wall of your choice!

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Be sure to look for them on on Pintereston Facebookon Twitter for lots of inspiring ideas!

 

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Make a Newspaper Flower

Just popping in to share this sweet little craft for spring break week:)

With the winter that we have had….these may be the only flowers in bloom this spring. I shared this a long time ago on another blog…but I haven’t shared it here yet. This would be great spring break craft to whip up with the kids…and the cost is almost free! Instead of newspaper…you could use some pretty scrapbook paper and mix it up a bit for a little punch of color—bonus…it doesn’t require any watering;) Which means it is impossible for me to kill this flowering plant!

 

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How to:

Create a stem by cutting one piece of newspaper in half. Roll it up tightly and tape.

 

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Then you are ready to make your flower. Cut a 4 inch strip of newspaper and then fold in half lengthwise (should be 2 inches wide)

On the folded side, cut a large slit every 1/4 inch of so, creating a fringe effect.

Roll up the uncut side of newspaper and staple at the end.

Gently pull the fridges apart to poof out the flower.

Tape on your stem

 

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Make a whole bouquet and deliver them to friends!

 

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Easy enough right?!?!

 

xo

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Kids Handmade Valentines

 

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LipGloss//Shake It Up//Warm Heart//IValentine

 

Hey all!! Popping in today to share with you some past handmade Valentines that I have done in the past. I am currently on my way back from the beach house and I have lots of fun stuff to share. Hope you had a great weekend!

Back soon….

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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