Crafts

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Need an idea for a mini book? Need an idea for Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge? Recently my daughter and I created mini tree booklets for her Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge.  She needed to explore a book artist technique for the 3rd […]

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

My daughters are members of 4H and it is always a rush in the summer to get projects done and ready to enter in the fair! We recently worked on some bird paintings to enter in the “Bird” entry section of the fair.  Sometimes it […]

Strawberry Lemonade Body Scrub

Strawberry Lemonade Body Scrub

Strawberry Lemonade so delicious and refreshing! Who knew that you could make a body scrub that smells just like strawberry lemonade and is refreshing for your body!  I didn’t until I experimented with another body scrub recipe.  I thought to myself…what can I put in […]

Spearmint Rose Petal Body Scrub

Spearmint Rose Petal Body Scrub

Body Scrubs are wonderful, especially when you can make your own! I just loved my Brown Sugar Honey Foot Scrub that I made about a month ago, and I had an itching to make another kind.  I looked outside and saw my roses in full […]

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

I’ve seen a lot of ideas about using paper straws – so I thought we would give it a try! I got out all the supplies and invited my kids to come create with me.  I just gave the idea that we needed to make […]

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

Need a craft for kids to do for this 4th of July? This also can be made for anytime your kids want to be sparkly!   Another 4th of July is approaching and I just love these firework necklaces that I designed a few years ago for […]

4th of July Pinwheels

4th of July Pinwheels

These pinwheels will make delightful drink stirrers for your 4th of July Patriotic Party! Or great table decorations! 4th of July is approaching, and these pinwheels are perfect for drink stirrers or decorations for your party.  This project is so versatile you could adapt the […]

Marble Painting – Not Just for Kids!

Marble Painting – Not Just for Kids!

Marble Painting is for Adults too!   Marble Painting – a fun craft for kids…but wait…”I want to do it too!”  You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the fun of marble painting and you can make it a more “sophisticated” project!  I […]

10 Cute Summer Doodles

10 Cute Summer Doodles

Why is it important to doodle? Why is it important to doodle?  There are many reasons, such as stress relief (described in my Valentine’s Doodle post) and as an outlet for everyday creativity. When I am feeling the need to be creative and I don’t have a […]

diy Mini Zen Garden

diy Mini Zen Garden

Feeling Creative? Need a stress reliever? Great Project for both you and your children! I always see mini zen gardens in the store, with all of their pretty rocks and soft sand and little rakes.  I always wanted one, but didn’t want to pay the […]

diy Brown Sugar Honey Foot Scrub

diy Brown Sugar Honey Foot Scrub

Do you have tired achy feet? You definitely need to make this and pamper yourself!   I ran out of a tube of foot scrub that I had, and thought to myself – “I’m sure you can make your own!”  It is so simple to […]

Leave No Trace Booklet

Leave No Trace Booklet

Do you have a child in a Boy or Girl Scout Troop? Or do you want to teach your child about camping etiquette and safety?   Both of my daughters are in Girl Scouts and I am one of the leaders of their troop.  We […]

DIY Felt Flower Wreath

DIY Felt Flower Wreath

Have an empty space on your door or wall? Make this awesome felt flower wreath!   This felt flower wreath is easy to make and incorporates a lot of techniques for awesome results.  You can customize it by using the colors you want and by using […]

How to Make a Dragonfly Monoprint

How to Make a Dragonfly Monoprint

Want to decorate your walls with your own modern one of a kind artwork? Make these wonderful Dragonfly Monoprints!   First of all, some of you might be wondering – “What is a monoprint?”  A monoprint is a printmaking method in which each print is […]

The Easiest Way to Make Butterflies using Pipe Cleaners

The Easiest Way to Make Butterflies using Pipe Cleaners

I wanted to make butterflies using pipe cleaners…tried to find a good tutorial…couldn’t…made my own directions!   I hope I can provide you with the easiest directions to make these lovely butterflies and dragonflies using pipe cleaners.  It is very disappointing when you search on […]

DIY Paint Chip Craft Artwork

DIY Paint Chip Craft Artwork

You can make your own paint chips or you can “borrow” them from the store! Either way, this project will look awesome on your wall!   So, I was browsing around the internet, and found that a lot of people are using paint chips from the […]

How to Make Mini Tissue Paper Flowers

How to Make Mini Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue paper flowers are fun – but even more fun if you make them mini!   Recently, I made a bud vase using recycled book pages, and I added a mini tissue paper flower to it for decoration.  And I thought, I should do a […]

Diy Bandana Skirt

Diy Bandana Skirt

Do you have any extra bandanas lying around? Need a skirt for a special occasion, or just want a cool skirt made from bandanas?   My sister-in-law made this great bandana skirt that I want to share with you today.  She needed a skirt for […]

How to make a decoupage bud vase with recycled book pages

How to make a decoupage bud vase with recycled book pages

Do you have any old bottles and old books? Turn them into a beautiful bud vase! I am on a quest to use up an old dictionary.  This quest may take me quite a few years, as each project I do, doesn’t take enough book […]

How to Teach Kids to Sew – Kite Sewing Craft

How to Teach Kids to Sew – Kite Sewing Craft

Not enough wind outside? Your kids want to fly a kite, but can’t? Help them make a kite and learn some sewing skills instead!   This is a great craft for both you and your kids to enjoy together.  Kids love to learn to sew […]

How to Recycle Book Pages into Paper Roses

How to Recycle Book Pages into Paper Roses

Have any old books lying around? Perhaps an old dictionary that you no longer need, now that the internet was invented?!?   I have an old dictionary that I no longer need and am trying to find various ways to use up the pages.  I […]

DIY Easy Glitter Easter Eggs

DIY Easy Glitter Easter Eggs

Using my wonderful eggs again, from my happy chickens!   All it takes is glue dots and glitter – so easy! Hope you find this to be an easy and different way to decorate your easter eggs this year.

Decorate Easter Eggs With Ribbon

Decorate Easter Eggs With Ribbon

Now that I have happy chickens, I have a new way to decorate beautiful eggs!   So simple! Cut ribbons to size and stick together with glue dots!  Quick, easy and not messy! I hope you are inspired to decorate your eggs with ribbon, different […]

Coffee Inspired Burlap Placemats

Coffee Inspired Burlap Placemats

Do you want unique placemats for your table setting? These Burlap ones are amazingly simple.   I started by cutting 4 pieces of burlap 14″ x 18″ I took out 4 rows of the burlap on each edge to have frayed edges. Then I had […]

Diy Recycled Book Gift Bag

Diy Recycled Book Gift Bag

Want to make a unique gift bag for someone special?   Making a unique gift bag for that special someone makes the gift you give them even more special!  Putting time and thought into making it special for them, will give you more satisfaction and […]

DIY T-shirt Tote Bag

DIY T-shirt Tote Bag

How to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag – no sew Want a quick and easy project to do with your kids or for yourself? Make a t-shirt into a tote bag without any sewing!     Wow, was this project fast and so […]

How to print numbers on t-shirts

How to print numbers on t-shirts

Are you in a jam to get some numbers on a t-shirt fast? I’ve got a quick solution!   So, my daughter’s basketball team was in a jam to get some numbers printed on their jerseys/t-shirts in a hurry.  Of course, I volunteered! These are […]

How to make Rainbow Heart Bath Fizzies-Bath Bombs

How to make Rainbow Heart Bath Fizzies-Bath Bombs

Wondering what to create to make your Valentine’s Day more Fizzie? Today I am sharing these wonderful Rainbow Heart Bath Fizzies, perfect for Valentine’s Day or really any day.  Their fragrance is wonderful and soothing.  They would make great gifts for anyone, why not make […]

10 Cute Valentine Doodles

10 Cute Valentine Doodles

Why is it important to doodle?   Why is it important to doodle? – Many reasons, but my favorite is to relax.  Feeling stressed, restless and just too many things going on?  Take the time to doodle – even for just a few minutes.   […]

Mosaic Heart – Valentine’s Inspired Decor

Mosaic Heart – Valentine’s Inspired Decor

  Mosaics are one of my favorite things to make, I love the idea of laying pieces together like a puzzle.  An easy way to make a mosaic is to use beautifully designed papers. For this project I used 5 decorative papers, any size will […]