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DIY Football Themed Painted Mason Jars

This article contains affiliate links to products I used. Are you planning a Football themed party?  We are!  We're planning my grandson Devon's 9th. birthday party for April. Now that he's turning 9 he knows exactly what he wants for his party, and this year it's all about football!  So of course that means he wants everything from the invitations to the decor to the cake to be about his favorite sport.  Good thing I have over a month to get this done. Last weekend I made these ...

DIY Wreaths and other Christmas Door Decor

Nothing is more welcoming than wreaths on front doors, specially during the holiday season.  I love the look and scent of a fresh pine wreath that greets me before I even ring the door bell. But who says wreaths must only be made from fresh pine, or must only be hung at the front door? Not I! There are many things you can turn into a "wreath" and many ways you can use it.  And if you're not into wreaths how about a swag instead? Here are some crafty ideas for your front door decor this ...

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

I recently saw some gorgeous Thanksgiving Centerpieces  online selling for $100 or more.  Most of them were made with mini pumpkins, dried leaves, nuts, berries, and other natural materials.  I love dressing up my holiday tables with beautiful centerpieces, but there's no way I'm spending that much money on one.  Specially not when I know I can make something similar for much less. With Thanksgiving just 3 days away  we're all busy preparing that holiday meal, but have you given any ...

DIY Thanksgiving Buffet Table – Free Printables

The Thanksgiving table can get very crowded.  What with the turkey, side dishes, gravy, and sauces, there's no place for anyone to actually sit down and eat! I solved this problem long ago by setting up a Thanksgiving Buffet Table for all the food and having an adult table as well as a kids' table. Depending on the space you have and the number of guests you are expecting this could take some doing. You might consider setting up different stations or bars; appetizer, sides, desserts, and ...

DIY Halloween T-Shirts – Easy & Cheap

It's Fall!  That means Halloween is coming soon.  I think Halloween is my favorite holiday after Christmas.  I've always loved the costumes and decorations for Halloween.  It's such a fun holiday for kids and adults.  I loved taking my kids trick or treating; these days I go with them to take the grandkids!  And when we're not trick or treating I enjoy handing out candy from my witch's caldron I keep on a table at the top of my driveway.  Of course we deck out the driveway with ghoulish ...

DIY Birthday Card – Simple, Fun, and Easy to Make!

If you're like me, you're appalled at greeting card prices.  I'm mean, really, five bucks or more for a simple birthday card?  More if you opt for the fancier ones embellished with glitter, ribbon, and other stuff.  Of course you can get simple generic looking ones printed on thin card stock of less, but they seem so blah.  I like the fancier ones best, but refuse to fork over $5 much less $10 which is what some of the big pretty ones can cost.  Lately I've been making my own greeting ...

Friends Subway Art Frame – Free Template

As many of you know by now I'm really into Subway Art.  I love this technique which is also called Typography.  It's basically taking words, any words, and arranging them in a pleasing way.  The words can be part of a theme, the words of a poem, the same word in different languages, pretty much anything you want.  It's super easy and super fun!  You can use this technique on just about anything from cards to serving ware, canvas, and even fabric.  It is very versatile! This month I ...

Mickey Mouse Bathroom Decor – Free Template

  My daughter and her husband recently purchased a new house.  Now they are very busy decorating each room.  One of the first rooms they did was Jett's, their almost 3 year old son, bathroom. Jaime, my daughter wanted to use a Mickey Mouse theme in his bathroom.  Jett of course is a big Mickey fan.  After surfing the web for Mickey Mouse Bathroom decor Jaime called me and asked me to make these really cute blocks she found online for $50. I wasn't sure how I would do it, but I ...

Summer Seashell Frames – Free Template

Summer is winding down and many of us will be getting the kids ready for school soon.  It's been a great summer filled with fun, surf, sun, and sand.  I'm sure we wall want to remember this summer and what better way than these Summer Seashell Frames! These frames are a great way to use those little seashells  the kids gathered from the beach this summer or that basket of shells you picked up at the souvenir shop. If you don't have any seashells, no worries, you can pick some up for a few ...

Mouse Ears Appliqued Dress & T-Shirts

I think everyone knows by know that's I've gone crazy with my Cricut Explore Air.  Ever since I figured out how to use it I've been making all sorts of things.  Lately I've branched into creating appliqués to stitch on to t-shirts and dresses for my toddler grandchildren.  Try as I might I couldn't persuade my 13 and 8 year old grandsons into cute appliquéd t-shirts. It was way to babyish for them!  But Jett loves his t-shirts emblazoned with his favorite cartoon characters and the twins ...