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:
My boyfriend’s daughter made these easy DIY paper tissue flowers (aka tissue paper pom-poms) in school and she showed me how to do them using a napkin one day while we were waiting for our lunch. They are such a beautiful idea and easy for anyone to do! What a great Christmas or winter wonderland decoration!
The other night I find the step by step directions for them and beautiful pictures I have to share with you. Tara Dennis did a wonderful job and I hope you enjoy this Christmas decoration idea..
Here’s what to do:
With Halloween behind us, the candy consumed and the leaves almost gone, it’s time to look toward Thanksgiving and the busy holiday season. This year, try some simple crafts to get you in the grateful spirit of Thanksgiving. I got this idea and photo from Woman’s Day magazine, one of my favorite magazines! This paper decoration is durable and you can find the supplies at any craft store. I got most of mine from Jo-ann Fabrics.
Here’s what we did: [Read more…]
Since you all loved the Nicole Duke’s Easy & Free DIY Leaf Rose tutorial, I thought you’d like to keep in theme and try this one! Those fall leaves are still coming down like crazy and every day I notice gorgeous colors to make crafts with. I found this on Pinterest and followed it to a site called My Creative Stirrings (picture credit). I fell in love and think you will too!
Here’s what we did:
Easy DIY Turkey Pom-pom decorations for Thanksgiving are a lot of fun to make and the supplies go a long way to make several turkeys. They are perfect for little gifts for children or as a table decoration for the Thanksgiving feast! I found these on All You last year but I’m sure this year they are going to be a huge success again! I’ve adapted the directions because there page does not work the way it should. Good luck! I hope you gobble up this project like we did!
Here’s what we did: [Read more…]