Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Homemade Strawberry Bath Soak

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Mother’s Day is coming up and one of my favorite things to do on Mother’s Day is to take a little time for myself and have an opportunity to relax just a little bit.  I rarely take baths but when I do, I love adding beautifully scented bath soak to my tub. So today, I am showing you how to quickly make amazing bath soak!  Bath soak makes a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and you’ll be so surprised at {Read More}

Tin Can Crafts: Make Your Own Recycled Luminaries

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I love a good upcycle. It’s satisfying in so many ways; upcycling is inexpensive, it’s eco-friendly, and you use your imagination to envision something in a different way. And tin cans are such a multi-purpose item. I thought it was fitting that they be repurposed into tin can crafts: DIY luminaries for Earth Day. Patio season is just around the corner. What better way to dress up your outdoor space than with these incredibly easy and inexpensive luminaries? Supplies needed {Read More}

Fabric Crafts: Vintage Fabric Wrapped Ampersand

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I have a deep and abiding love for vintage fabrics. They are so pretty and colorful, and I love all their sweet florals and patterns. And since my previous job was as a graphic/website designer, I have a thing for typography too. This giant Spring fabric crafts wrapped ampersand is the perfect blend of those two loves! When I saw the giant paper mache letters that Consumer Crafts carries, I just knew I had to wrap one up in pretty {Read More}

Wood Crafts: DIY Faux Animal Head Trophies

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If you are looking for some fun whimsical art for your walls, my faux animal head trophies may just be for you.  These little guys will adorn your wall with an elegant white and gold statement.  The whimsical nature of these wood crafts are sure to leave your guests with a smile.  Change up the colors to use in other rooms of your home as well.  Maybe a bright glossy red animal head for your son’s room?  A hot pink {Read More}

How-to: Natural Fabric Dye with Turmeric & Blueberries

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I have done very little fabric dyeing in my life. To be honest, it kind of intimidates me! I consider myself a seasoned crafter but I still get nervous that I will permanently mess something up with fabric dye. However, I decided to face my fears and try natural dyeing techniques. Guess what? It is totally awesome! It’s easy and fun. Just about any fruit or veggie will dye fabric. You can even use certain spices. So it’s fun to {Read More}

How-to: Gold Leafed Wooden Eggs

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Easter is right around the corner! I just love this time of year, the colors, the flowers, it’s getting warm, and I love to decorate! I love decorative eggs and I knew I wanted to decorate some a little differently this year. That’s when I decided to make these pretty gold leafed wooden eggs! I tried my hand at gold leafing.  If you have never tried gold leaf never fear. It is actually really easy to do and the project {Read More}

Get Crafty with 5 April Fools’ Day Pranks For Kids

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How did this day of mischief get started? The true origins of April Fools’ Day are obscure, but what we do know is that the tradition of this prank-filled day dates back to the 1500s. So, who are we to mess with tradition? Join in on the pranks, humor and practical jokes with your entire family this year. Here are a few pranks for kids ideas to get you started, but with a little creativity you can turn this into {Read More}

Pom Pom Easter Chicks

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Happy Spring!  I’m so excited that spring is finally here… we’re still getting some colder temps here in St. Louis, but I know the warmer temps are on their way.  Woo-Hoo!  With spring, comes Easter and there is something incredibly sweet about that day to me.  I love the colors, bunnies, chicks and candy.  It’s such a fun day, which is why I thought I would share a festive kids craft with you: pom pom Easter chicks. Supplies needed to {Read More}

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Pen & Paper Flowers + A Giveaway!

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This month, our spotlight shop owner is Jessica Kirkland from Pen & Paper Flowers! Jessica is a designer who’s passionate about digital design, party styling, home decorating and baking. Her Etsy page features custom silhouettes, party invitations, party printables and art prints for home decor. What’s really neat is that all of the invitations and designs in Jessica’s shoppe are customizable! Check out all of the items Jessica has for sale in her Etsy shop HERE. You can also connect with Jessica on her {Read More}