DIY Up-Cycled Wine Bottles
Recycled wine bottles have sure come a long way from the old Chianti bottles turned candle holders you see in Italian restaurants. These days wine bottles aren't recycled, they're "Up-Cycled". They can be painted, covered in yarn, etched, and glittered. They can be turned into vases, candle holders, lights, and even chandeliers!
Perhaps you'd like to spruce up your decor with an up-cycled wine bottle or two. It's a great excuse to drink more wine! Don't have wine bottles, you can ...
12 Really Cool DIY Father’s Day Crafts – FREE Printables
Father's Day is June 18 this year. Sometimes I think Dad's are under appreciated. Everyone seems to make a big deal on Mother's Day, being a Mom that's just fine by me, but as far back as I can remember Father's Day wasn't such a big deal.
As I child I recall going to the store to buy my Dad a new tie every Father's Day, and perhaps we'd go out to lunch. When my children were young they'd bring home a Father's Day project from school and buy their Dad a new mug, he doesn't wear ties. ...
17 DIY Fun & Inexpensive Teacher Gifts – FREE Printables
Hooray! Summer's almost here! I'm pretty sure the kids already have their plans for this year's summer vacation, and their teachers are looking forward to a well earned break.
Our kids' teachers are probably the some of the most under-appreciated, underpaid, and overworked people in today's workforce. Most of the teachers I know take on this challenging profession because teaching is their passion.
They must be passionate and patient, after all they just spent a school year dealing ...
Mother’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make – FREE Printable
Mother's Day is fast approaching, this year it's Sunday, May 14th. If you're planning to take mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you should make reservations now if you haven't made them already; Mother's Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants and reservations fill up fast.
Along with taking mom out for a meal the kids like to give her a gift as well, and what better gift to give mom than something made lovingly for her. Here are some really unique ideas that kids can make ...
Crocheted Baby Flip Flops
Yarn left over from other projects always makes me crazy! If I put it away I always forget I have them and end up buying even more yarn. I try to find small projects to utilize left over yarn as soon as possible.
It just so happened my youngest daughter sent me a photo of a pair of baby flip flops she saw in a small store in Tombstone, Arizona. She wanted to know if I could make them, she was reluctant to pay $13 for something that wasn't very functional.
I promised her I'd look for ...
Toddler & Allergy-Friendly Easter Eggs
Jett, my 3 year-old toddler is allergic to eggs, dairy, and peanuts. The common Easter egg stuffers such as chocolates, won't do. I had to get creative. The eggs had to be allergy friendly and still be appealing to a 2 year-old.
Below are Toddler & Allergy-Friendly Easter Eggs for that we used for our Easter Party and Egg hunt:
Mini race cars
Mini monster trucks
Big jeweled rings
DIY Football Themed Painted Mason Jars
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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 ...