Engage the kids this summer with Independence Day themed crafts to get them excited for the Fourth of July holiday. From DIY tote bags to homemade sparklers, patriotic face painting, and more… here are 11 ways to add sparkle to kids craft time on the 4th of July!
Looking for unique (maybe even slightly odd or crazy) things to do this summer? We’ve come up with a list of nearly 200 summer fun activities for adults for your summer bucket list!
A pinata brings life to a party — especially an outdoor party! Whether you make a paper mache pinata yourself, or you involve the kids, you’ll have a lot of fun with this craft project. Here are a bunch of fun pinatas and pinata garland that you can make at home yourself… or with the kids.
Doorstops are easy to make. See 10 of my own makeshift door stoppers using everyday household items, 6 DIY door stop tutorials from other clever people, 16 of the most unique door stops on Amazon.
Stuck at home? Bored? Need some fun things to do at home to relieve the boredom… FAST? Here’s a list of 60+ fun things to do when you’re bored at home — with kids, with friends, or even alone. if you’re bored and you haven’t planned anything to do today, start here!
Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn’t know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I’m sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.
Looking for cute sayings, witty quotes & fun poems for Scrapbook journaling or handmade cards? Use these Halloween card sayings in your crafty Halloween projects
Looking for an easy Christmas craft idea? Have some extra scrapbooking paper lying around? Here’s a great idea for making paper ornaments in all shapes and sizes from leftover scrapbook paper!
I started scrapbooking when I was in high school. Here’s why I scrapbook and how I organize my scrapbooking albums.
Following are the best places to find fun fonts for your scrapbook pages. Most are FREE to download for personal use. Enjoy!
This video shows a fun way to get your kids involved in making Halloween invitations that you’re going to hand out — because they’re too bulky to mail. It’s a really clever idea: hand-write all of the details about the party on a tiny pumpkin!
If you’re looking for a small Halloween gift or giveaway for a Halloween party, these Halloween gift bags are ideal. They’re simple to make, and can be personalized any way you like.
Photo albums show the pictures…but…scrapbooks tell the story! It’s the scrapbook journaling that brings the life to your pages by providing details that a photo alone can’t give. Here are all the best scrapbook journaling tips to make writing on your pages easier.
Do you call yourself a scrapbooker? Or would you rather be called a Life Artist?
Make fun blocks, corners, and tags for your scrapbook pages using your printer. It’s easy and only takes 15 minutes using 8-1/2 x 11 photo paper.
Here’s a simple way to put 16 of your favorite photos onto a set of playing cards. All you need is some photo printer paper!
Some links to help you make fun wedding pages for your scrapbook.
This is an adorable Halloween card that’s simple to make from cardstock. It would also make a fun Halloween party invitation!
Simple instructions, and a video, for making your own envelopes for handmade cards.
This video shows a bunch of fun ways to use ribbon in your scrapbooking layouts.
The following page toppers and titles are the ones I review whenever I’m creating Valentine’s Day scrapbook pages. Or when I’m scrapbooking pages about Love, in general.
The scrapbook page toppers and titles that follow are the ones I review whenever I’m creating Christmas pages. Review this list before you start your Christmas scrapbook pages to get your creative juices flowing.
A bunch of Thanksgiving page titles for Thanksgiving scrapbook pages. I sometimes build an entire page around a phrase — as opposed to letting the photos dictate the headline or page title. These page titles also make great photo captions, sub-heads to break up the page, and random blurbs tossed haphazardly on the page to fill empty gaps.
Feng Shui is all about balance and harmony, and both are important in order to have a good looking scrapbook page. Just as in life, learning to work with with the colors of the earth and other simple principles can enhance your scrapbook pages’ overall environment and improve your life through harmony and energy flow.
One of the best journaling ideas that worked for me was to start an Idea Notebook filled with all of the tidbits of words & phrases I think would be good on scrapbook pages. These are ideas collected throughout the normal course of my day and saved all in one place. Here are some more simple ideas for getting creative with your journaling.
Crafts like scrapbooking and card making are wonderful hobbies and a creative outlets for many, but they can become very expensive. The cost of embellishments alone can cramp your style, but here’s an idea for the do-it-yourselfer. Why not use all those fun papers, fabric scraps, and doo-dads to make your own embellishments?
A friend recently asked for my best tips that would help a non-Scrapbooker to create a scrapbook as a gift for someone. This got my wheels spinning. I’ve been scrapbooking since 1993. My collection currently tops out at fourteen 12×12 albums. I’ve put together a few helpful tips, along with my favorite places to find Scrapbooking ideas, layouts, supplies, and tips… online.
I’ve had my eye out for a digital scrapbook program for some time now. But most are just so basic, and boring, and sterile — compared to REAL scrapbooks where the images and designs and embellishments just pop off the pages. But finally, I think I’ve found a computer scrapbook program that I would use: My Memories Suite by Polaroid.
The Cricut die cut machine looks like one of the coolest gadgets around. Anyone who is into crafts like cardmaking, scrapbooking and such would probably enjoy one of these. Oh, and teachers would probably find a lot of great uses for it, too. Now you can find the Cricket cutting cutting machine pretty cheap!
If you knit… and you believe in doing random acts of kindness or leaving your mark on the world… then this is right up your alley. Even if you don’t (I don’t), you’ll want to see what a renegade group of crafters are knitting and where they’re knitting ’em!
Here’s a list of the many different ways that you can press flowers, plus simple instructions for how I press flowers.
Here are detailed instructions for knitting or crocheting a cupcake pincushion for holding safety pins, straight pin and needles. Check it out… It’s too too cute!