Replacing floor tiles, wood, or carpets can be expensive. Renters and homeowners on a budget often want to change the floor and the look of their space, but they need an alternative way to do it. That’s where a floor cloth comes in. It’s easy to create your own floor cloth that matches your décor; but, first, let’s take a closer look at what they are. [Read more…]
No one likes being stuck inside on a rainy day, especially your kids. It doesn’t take long before their boundless energy has them bouncing off the walls, making you crazy and praying for the sun to come out. Instead of clinging to your sanity like it’s a life preserver, check out these great rainy day activities for kids. You’ll keep them entertained and give them acceptable ways to burn off their energy – without making you nuts.
There’s nothing quite like a relaxing soak in the tub. A DIY Bath Bomb will make it even better! A bath is a great way to unwind after a stressful day or steal a few moments of alone time to read, meditate, or focus on your goals without interruption. DIY Bath Bombs add to the pleasure of an already relaxing moment with scents and colors you choose to enhance the experience and leave you relaxed or invigorated. Buying them can be expensive. So we found out how to make our own. DIY bath bombs also make a great stocking stuffer at Christmas or part of a larger “pamper yourself” gift basket any time year. [Read more…]
Fall means crisp air, changing leaves, and kids back in school. It also means Thanksgiving! Traditionally, most families gather over a turkey feast and catch up on what’s happened since they last got together. Whether you’re hosting the meal or simply bringing yourself and a smile, these Thanksgiving craft ideas will add some cheer to the table. [Read more…]
Summer is officially here. It’s time to get outside with friends and family. Whether it’s watching your kids play on the swing set or enjoying some adult conversation around the BBQ or fire pit, your backyard will be even more inviting with these neat summer DIY crafts. [Read more…]
Have you seen it yet? Rock Art – easy, cheap, creative, fun, addictive! It’s all these things! Oh, and requires readily available supplies.
We first saw Rock Art on Pinterest. It was cute. It made us smile. We pinned a few pictures. We said we’d do it. Well, we finally did; and we think you should as well! (Stay tuned for the Big Magic – it’s near the end of this post.) [Read more…]
Working with vinyl has become quite popular lately. Machines like the Cricut Explore Air 2 are flying off the shelves as people discover the many uses for vinyl. It goes far beyond scrapbooking. Vinyl DIYers are now using their skills to create home décor, fashion, invitations, party supplies and so much more. These 10 projects are great for your Cricut machine. Don’t forget to buy the vinyl stock you need to make them all come out amazing! [Read more…]
Being cooped up with the snow is pretty tough, especially for kids. The more cabin fever they get, the crazier they start to act. Parents start to worry about their homes and belongings being safe. When all the usual indoor entertainment ideas have gotten boring, what’s a parent to do? Easy! Bring out the crafts! We love these fun craft ideas you can do with your kids to keep them from destroying your home out of boredom and a need to do something. [Read more…]
After making the recycled t-shirt headband, I found an even better idea for braiding Celtic Headbands! You can read excellent directions for making them here. The only changes I made were cutting my strips 3″ wide, and I used a sewing machine instead of hot glue to attach my ends. Here’s a picture of my headbands using the 1″ and 3″ widths. I’ll be giving these to my niece and great niece!
Chris and I have been so excited about the fall foliage and making crafts with beautiful leaves. We challenged each other to come up with a new project to top last year’s Nicole Duke’s Leaf Roses. My project is a fall leaf candle holder using a canning jar, Mod Podge, a paintbrush, and leaves.
Here’s a quick and easy way to recycle t-shirts into DIY headbands. I love the stretchiness and the way they hold my hair in place. Anything to contain the curls… Also, these do not hurt my head! Bonus!!
If you’re looking for a super fast #DIY jewelry project, here’s an idea for making bracelets. This craft is easy enough to do with children — even a group of children, but it also can be detailed and more elaborate if you choose for an adult project.
This easy DIY Terracotta Flower Pot Angel is fun and fast to make. It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves to garden! The supplies are affordable and can be found at any crafting store. It’s so adorable, I can’t stop looking at it!
Awhile ago I saw a pin on Pinterest for how to make your own fabric bookmarks using every day items like buttons and hair ties and scraps of cloth. I should have pinned it. I didn’t. I thought about it this morning as I went to put my book down and decided to make up my own design. It’s easy, fun, and limited only to your imagination! Think quick DIY gift idea or easy craft with youngsters or for book lovers… Birthday party craft… Rainy day project… You get the idea!
I finally got around to writing this post about giant DIY winter marbles. They were a lot of fun to make! And the most affordable project I’ve created in a while. The biggest tip I can offer is to “hold on to your marbles!” We accidentally let go of one and red water went flying all over the kitchen. Haha, it’s a fun and quick project to do with the children though and they look so nice outside against the white snow.
These are really easy to make: