I wanted a fun (and useful!) DIY Valentine gift for all the teachers in my son’s Parents Day Out program. This simple Valentine’s gift candy basket for teachers also works as a desk pencil holder once all the candy is gone! With most of the supplies coming from the dollar store, they only cost $3 per teacher gift basket to make.
After a trip to Hobby Lobby, I realized that I could easily replicate some of their hanging basket ideas using real greenery from my own backyard without having to spend a dime! These outdoor hanging baskets take less than 10 minutes to make. See the steps I used to make these super simple outdoor Christmas arrangements.
I try to make new a door wreath each month. For most of my front door wreaths, I use wild grapevines from my yard as a base. Here’s how to make a grapevine wreath for the winter months.
I love the concept of a window Christmas tree. So much that I have a DIY Christmas tree in 2 different windows! For our kitchen window, I made a tree out of PVC pipes. For our front window, I wanted a really bright silhouette of a Christmas tree – so I made this lighted window tree. See how I did it…
I came across this fun idea for a Christmas tree made out of PVC pipe from one of Martha Stewart’s projects. My PVC Christmas tree fits perfectly in the window in our dining room. And who doesn’t love a window Christmas tree??? I even added colorful lights shining from the outside in — to add more color to the PVC tree at night.
I like to repurpose things whenever I can, and I’m always wanting a fast easy way to start a fire in our fire pit — so I came up with this simple idea for DIY fire starters using dryer lint, tealight candles, and toilet paper tubes. It’s a good way to repurpose dryer lint and cardboard tubes from paper towels & toilet paper. Plus, these dryer lint fire starters work really well! Here’s how I make them…
Here’s how to Mod Podge cute, no-nail alphabet letters to the wall of a child’s room. See how I used adult coloring book pages & Mod Podge glue to turn cardboard and wooden alphabet letters into fun wall decor for my toddler’s room.
I thought I would get a jumpstart on some fun handmade gifts and make pine cone fire starters this year. For my first batch, I used a large red cinnamon-scented candle and a spool of candle wick. Next, I’m excited to experiment with different colors and different scents of wax — it will be a good way for me to get rid of all my candles and Scentsy wax which I no longer use, since I’ve become a fan of diffusing essential oils.
With graduation season upon up, I thought I’d share how to make a DIY grad card yourself. See how to make DIY personalized graduation cards like this one — with the grad’s name, school colors, and graduation year. Plus a matching DIY envelope!
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!
Whether you’re a teacher, homeschooling mom, or just an avid crafter, the Cricut machine is a tool that you will use over and over again. I use mine for papercrafting. Here’s my review of the Cricut Expression compared to the Original Cricut machine.
Want to know how to make an envelope for a card? Here are my step by step instructions for making envelopes that will match your handmade cards. See how to make an envelope step by step!
Follow my step-by-step instructions to make your own lucky cards this year. Celebrate your special friends with these handmade St Patricks Day cards – because nothing says ‘lucky’ quite like a 4-leaf clover and a ladybug!
A card I saw on Pinterest inspired me to make my own version as homemade Valentine cards. I created these 3 hearts cards which are great for sharing sentiments of love for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Weddings, and Get Well cards.
The decorations, the family that arrives to help celebrate, the food – all of these are reasons to take pictures then make fun Thanksgiving scrapbook pages!
Looking for cute sayings, witty quotes & fun poems for Scrapbook journaling or handmade cards? Use these Halloween card sayings in your crafty Halloween projects
I make a lot of wreaths. See my best tips for making a burlap wreath yourself. I made this wreath with burlap as a thank you gift for friends who let me stay at their beach house.
It’s easy to make Graduation cards yourself. For this tutorial, we make a card that showcases the graduate’s special year on a handmade ‘tag’ shape.
Whether you like a true shamrock with only 3 petals or a lucky four leaf clover card, send the luck of the Irish with these simple DIY St Patricks Day cards
Handmade die cut cards are all the rage – especially when you use the Inlaid technique. Here’s how to make your own Valentines card (or any card) with this technique
Handmade anniversary cards have special meaning when your friends & relatives receive them. I’ve made quite a few. Here are the steps I use to make anniversary cards.
Inspired by a yellow flower card on Pinterest, I show you how to make these flower birthday cards for ANY occasion — not just birthdays.
Got leftover paper scraps? Put them to good use by making this fun beach card. Tear paper into strips to create a unique ombre effect for your beach scene!
I made this Tetris game card as a thank you card for my friend. It was a hit! View the step-by-step instructions to make this interactive Tetris game card.
Kids birthday cards with googly eyes are always a big hit! The added motion of the googly eyes makes it a fun 3D birthday card for kids that’s easy to make.