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[4 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Grape Sparkle Body Scrub Recipe | 470 views]
DIY Grape Sparkle Body Scrub Recipe

Looking for a great craft idea for a girls’ craft night out? Look no further than a DIY Body Scrub — they are easy and fun to make, such a treat for your skin, and most of all, cheap! You can find most of the ingredients for this body scrub at the dollar store, and the rest of the ingredients in your kitchen. Find instructions …

$10 and Beyond, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[2 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 421 views]
DIY Gratitude Journal for the Family

Gratitude is good for you! Science tells us that practicing gratitude helps improve our health and overall happiness. This year, help your family out by making a DIY Gratitude Journal that everyone can write in. I posted instructions for this cute Thanksgiving craft idea over at Live.Craft.Love, so go check it out: [DIY Gratitude Journal]

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[23 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Tiny Owl Wreaths | 887 views]
Make Tiny Owl Wreaths

Looking for a cheap and easy holiday craft? Here’s a tiny owl wreath that is simple enough for kids to make, and cute enough to tie onto a package or hang on your locker. I used all dollar store materials for this craft, including the cute owl stickers and the pretty ribbon. Find out how to make these in my column over at eBay: [how …

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[5 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Painted Fall Leaf Wreath | 626 views]
Make a Painted Fall Leaf Wreath

One of the most fun projects my family has worked on together this month has been this painted wooden leaf wreath. Each person in the family got to paint leaves, including the kiddos, and then I quickly put the wreath together. I LOVE how it turned out, and it was quite inexpensive to put together. I posted the tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love, so go get …

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[30 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Trendy Geometric Tote Bag from Potatoes! | 336 views]
Make a Trendy Geometric Tote Bag from Potatoes!

Did you know there is a handy craft supply lurking in your kitchen pantry? That’s right, it’s the lowly potato. Turn a couple of potatoes into stamps for a cute geometric tote bag. This project is quick, easy, and inexpensive. I’ve shared it over at Live.Craft.Love, so check out my tutorial: [Potato Stamped Geometric Tote]
Supplies Needed:

Canvas tote bag, $1 and up
Potatoes, on hand
Large knife, on …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Kids »

[8 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Locker Decorations for Cheap | 745 views]
Dollar Store Locker Decorations for Cheap

Locker decorations are all the rage among tweens, but designer locker decorations can cost an arm and a leg. But why spend hundreds of dollars, when you can spend $10 at the dollar store and completely deck out your locker? Over at eBay, I shared my dollar store locker decoration finds, and how to get a decked out locker for under $20. [how to decorate …

$1 and Free, Gifts to Make, Headline, Kids »

[7 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!) | 704 views]
Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!)

Back to school time means time to think about all those teachers we appreciate so much! Here are several burlap craft projects you can make to show your child’s teacher how much you care. Find all the instructions for these inexpensive (and fast) teacher appreciation crafts: [burlap teachers gifts to make]

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[29 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile | 421 views]
Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile

Right about now, my kids are getting a little tired of being home, playing together, and the heat of the summer. Any time I can provide them with a new activity, it’s received well, and gives them (and me) some minutes of peace. Last week, we made this cute Airplane Mobile, and the 10 year-old and 8 year-old had a blast making it. It’s simple …

$10 and Beyond, Gifts to Make, Headline, Kids, Party Crafts »

[26 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks | 603 views]
Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks

I attended my first coed baby shower this week (for my brother & his wife – yay for a new nephew!), and I was in charge of bringing an activity for the party. I wanted to provide a fun and creative baby shower activity that would result in a gorgeous gift for the baby, so I set up a DIY Quilt Block station and had …

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[13 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 1,695 views]
Make Yarn Paintings

I remember doing yarn painting projects like this one from Kate at Picklebums when I was a kid. this, however, is a much less messy version that the watered-down-white-glue method of my youth! The secret is using contact paper or another self-adhesive surface. You get all the fun of this classic kids craft without the headaches of the cleanup! It’s a great project for a …