As kids, we loved the parades and fireworks. But it was also tough to wait through adult activities like concerts and decorating the parade floats. As adults, we’ve noticed the same fidgets and hyper, excited emotions in kids and their friends. Rather than watch them spin out of control waiting for the big moment, we came up with some ways to keep them entertained. If that sounds like something your kids need, check out these 4th of July activities for kids. [Read more…]
Making a DIY Easter decoration is a great way to prepare for the holiday. Baby chicks, bunnies, eggs, and pastel colors – oh, my! After a long, dreary winter, the colors and signs of new life are a welcome addition to any home. In addition, some of the following Easter decoration ideas are guaranteed to be keepsakes! So it’s not hard to find a few that are perfect for your family and your home. Here’s some of our favorites. We hope you like them as much as we do!
Some of my favorite Christmas memories are of decorating the tree with my family. When my boys were young and had a Lego train, they took each ornament for a ride around the tree before finding its spot to be hung. That year we were certain our tree was wearing a dress as the lower boughs were heavy with ornaments and swooped towards the floor. Although the boys are older now, I still get a thrill every year pulling out the ornaments and placing each one on the tree. It’s fun to remember who gave the ornament or where we were when we found one. This year, I decided I want to use my craft skills to add to our ornaments with DIY Christmas ornaments. These are some of my favorite ideas! [Read more…]
It’s fall! It’s also time to make goodies for back-to-school events, harvest parties, and Halloween. These easy Rice Krispies Pumpkins are quick to make and will crown you Queen of Cool Food! We guarantee it!! The idea is simple and can be varied as much as you care.
Emily’s children are older now, and cereal isn’t always in the cupboard. Furthermore, Rice Krispies cereal was hardly a favorite except for making those ooey gooey bars all children crave. While Krispies weren’t available, Rice Chex were. Crushing this cereal resulted in something that would work well. Experimenting is always a good thing in the kitchen so she gave those a whirl. [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…]
Ever look at someone’s homemade décor and feel envious? You wish you could make something like that, but you’re “so no crafty.” Don’t sell yourself short. You’re probably craftier than you think – you just need to start with something manageable. Here are a couple of easy ideas to get you started. [Read more…]
Candy corn are the rage this Halloween season… at least in my household. We love Halloween and we love to decorate! Why not do it with one of favorite Halloween treats? This Candy Corn Mason Jar Craft is simple and affordable to make.
These Halloween Party Decorations will be super spooky and fun to make! First things first – do NOT eat the trees! There is a wire in them. (Gulp!) Everything else is edible. These are yummy and adorable Halloween centerpieces! The original post says they are not edible; however, it’s because of the black wire they used. Instead of black wire, I twisted my trees together and then used black electrical tape to tie it together. [Read more…]
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:
I just saw this posted over on Adventures of Goldilox Facebook page and thought I’d write up a quick tutorial for it. Thank you Goldilox for always having cool things over there! If you are looking for a quick and easy Christmas craft for the kids, look no more! You probably have most of the supplies right at home and they can be made in just about half an hour with children. What a great way to repurpose your old CD’s and all those cotton balls! They are so adorable they will look wonderful in any house or as a Christmas gift for grandparents!
Here’s what to do:
This year we have seen so many awesome DIY holiday wreaths. So many wreaths and so little time… There are wreaths for professions, passions, and personalities. Wreaths for outdoors and indoors… Next year, we hope to make a few of these we have listed but for now… the list.
We hope you like our selection for the top 6 DIY Christmas Wreaths of 2014!
This is so cool and my mind is racing with all the Christmas, House Warming, Wedding, Baby, Decorating gift ideas I can create with this little DIY trick for transferring patterns on to woods and fabrics using household wax paper!
Personalized boxes, bread boards, cutting boards, picture frames, tablecloths, place mats… the list of possibilities is endless!!!
Here’s what to do:
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:
Knitting isn’t a lost art. If you know someone who loves knitting, we have a great diy project for you. This is a great Christmas gift idea for the knitters in your life or you can show everyone you love knitting by hanging this wreath on your front door! If my sister and I didn’t share this blog, I would make it for her as a surprise, but since we share everything and she is the one with all the yarn… well, here you go, Emily! When I first saw it, I thought it was complex and you needed lots and lots of yarn. But when I delved in to it a little deeper, I noticed the Styrofoam balls. Piece of cake!