Toilet Paper Roll Crafts: Recycled Monster Treat Holders

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Every time I throw out empty toilet paper rolls,  I think “I should do something useful with these!” Well, today I did! And I enlisted the help of my kids. Win/win!  You wouldn’t think these colorful, treat holdin’ characters were once used to dispense toilet paper! I bet you already have the supplies on hand to make your own toilet paper roll crafts! Supplies needed to make your own monster toilet paper roll crafts: Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Acrylic Craft {Read More}

Easter Treats for Kids: DIY Bunny Envelopes

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I rarely use the envelopes that come with cards. I usually attach the card to the front of a gift bag to double as an embellishment for the gift. I don’t know if that makes me lazy, or brilliant- but either way, I have an abundance of envelopes. I was thrilled to find a use for my extra envelopes with this whimsical Easter treats for kids bunny holders! You too, can create some adorable Easter treats for kids with your extra {Read More}

Easter Decorations: DIY Home Decor Trio

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It’s no secret that I like my crafts easy, and inexpensive. These Easter decorations certainly fit the bill. They’re also completely darling! I made all three home decor pieces in less than an hour, and the materials cost under five dollars! (I recycled some frames I already had on hand.) Supplies needed to make your own Easter decorations trio: 8×10 Picture Frame David Tutera Whitewashed Distressed Frames Felties Bunny Kit Felties Easter Stickers Miniature Carrots (2 packs) 2 Point Flag (Pennant) Craft {Read More}

Acrylic Frame Mini-Album

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I know you have all seen these clear acrylic photo frames: They are super inexpensive. They don’t always fit into everyone’s decor, but do you know what they are wonderful for? A free standing mini-album! I am going to show you how easy it is to make a mini-album using an acrylic frame. It is a whimsical way to display your favorite photos. And just to keep things really easy, I am using SNAP! product. Everything is pre-cut, pre-matched and {Read More}

DIY Birds on a Wire Canvas

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I am going to start right out here by admitting that this is the first canvas I have painted. Ever. I am not a painter! So be gentle with me. That being said, I loved how my birds on a wire canvas turned out- and if I can do this, guess what? YOU CAN TOO. Supplies needed to make your own birds on a wire canvas art: 18×24″ Prestretched Artist Canvas Standing Wood Bird Figurine (2) 2mm Black Satin Rattail {Read More}

DIY Magnetic Fishing Game For Kids

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I like to carry things in my purse to keep kids entertained when we are stuck somewhere boring. (Tire shop, anyone?) This magnetic fishing game is perfect! Everything stays contained in this cute metal tin- and the game appeals to both boys and girls. We like to mix the magnetic fishing game up- sometimes I use a stopwatch and time them “fishing.” Other times I have used it for incentive- by adding sticker numbers to the bottoms of the fish, and {Read More}

How-to: Easy Wrapped Wire Bird Necklace

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I must subconsciously be longing for spring! My last few DIY projects have all featured birds. Like today’s bird necklace and this framed bird decor. I have seen similar bird necklaces selling for a higher price then I wanted to pay- so what does a good, thrify crafter do? Figure out how to make my own bird necklace! It was crazy simple, and best of all- inexpensive. After I made one bird necklace for myself, I made a few custom pieces {Read More}

Yarn Crafts: DIY Flower Embellishments

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You will not believe how easy it is to make these cozy flower yarn crafts! Today we will be making our own flower loom using….(drumroll)…plastic canvas! You can create several looms from one package of plastic canvas. This yarn crafts project is a great craft for kids! I think it would be fantastic for a camp craft, or girl scouts, and a great way to use up yarn that was leftover from other projects. Supplies needed to make your own {Read More}

Think Spring: Simple Framed Bird Decor

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The only thing that gets me through winter, is the hope of spring! I love decorating my home after the holiday season with little pieces of springtime! This bird decor project was so simple- I feel bad even calling it a “project.” Supplies needed to make your own springtime bird decor frame: 3″ Nest on Twig Stem 3″ Mini Mushroom Bird David Tutera Elegance White Distressed Frame Large White Tag (optional) Plastic Eggs Thrifted Dictionary (or background paper of your choice) {Read More}