I know it’s a little late to be sharing this Mardi Gras mask, but there’s always next year! Or, you can make this mask just for dress up fun. A great way to enjoy an afternoon of imaginative play. Get my tutorial for this Duct Tape Mardi Gras Mask at Kix Cereal.
Anyone who reads this blog knows that I adore colorful crafts. Spring and Halloween are my two favorite crafting occasions as they are full of color. Rainbows hit the Internet by storm usually at the end of February in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring. I love rainbow crafts, so I came up with a fun Read More »
Got 5 minutes? Then I’ve got a super easy craft for you and your little girl. So grab some pony beads and pipe cleaners and head over to my post on Spoonful to get the instructions for this fun rainbow theme craft! Get my instructions for this 5-Minute Rainbow Pony Bead Bracelet at Spoonful.com.
A paper plate and feathers is pretty much all you need to make these beautifully colorful mask for celebrating Mardi Gras. Thing is, when Mardi Gras is over, this is still a fun dress up craft or photo prop! I’ll show you everything you need to make this mask in my post over at Spoonful. Get my tutorial for this Read More »
Do you have monster loving kids? Then these fun St. Patrick’s Day monster themed cards are the perfect project for them. A great way to wish their friends good luck and show their creativity! I made these for Spoonful and I’ve gotta say, too fun! Get my tutorial for these St. Patrick’s Day Monster Cards on Spoonful.com.
There’s something about a rainbow of colors that makes a craft that much more fun. It’s a party for the eyes! When I first sat down to make these sheep, I was going to do a few black ones and that was it. Then I thought I might do black, gray and brown. That’s when it hit me to use Read More »
Outside the front window of our previous home stood and big cherry blossom tree. Actually, it may have been an apple blossom, I’m not much of an arborist after all. But what I do know is that the tree in the spring engulfed my front window with hundreds of beautiful flowers that completely covered the tree’s branches. It was too Read More »
With spring on the horizon (I hope! We are still buried in snow and haven’t seen the ground since November!), I thought it would be a good time to share one of my favorite projects I’ve made for Kix Cereal thus far. This rainbow tree is made using a recycled bed sheet, an embroidery hoop, buttons and embroidery floss. It’s Read More »
I’ve been dying to try the new chalky finish paint that arrived a few weeks ago. We just had our floors done so we had to move several pieces of furniture to make that happen, so I took advantage of that time to redo this rickety old corner table I have. The changes I’ve been making to my living room Read More »
You may or may not know that I recently worked on two craft books (for kids aged 6-12) via Studio Fun (formerly Reader’s Digest Children’s Publications) and one of the books is all about duct tape projects! They will both be released in the fall, but I wanted to share something using duct tape that’s super easy and really fun. Read More »
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved the famous muppet, Kermit. Whenever I see him I hear “Hi ho, Kermity Frog here!” in my head. I love his scrunched up facial expressions and his overall friendly demeanor. Did you know that Kermit was first introduced in 1955? That was 12 years before I was born! That means Kermit Read More »
With all the snow we are getting yet again today, it’s probably best that the schools are closed anyway. Ours no longer close for Presidents’ Day, however they do use that day for teacher meetings. So if you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy today, here are four crafts in honor of our past presidents to choose from. Read More »
Tree art is big and canvas is pretty affordable, especially when you use an in-store coupon! I love making my own wall art. In fact, I don’t think I’ve actually bought anything for my walls in years! For this project I decided to try creating a resist-look on canvas using three dimensional paint paints and a bit of sandpaper. The Read More »
When you have kids, you go through a lot of t-shirts. Usually they outgrow them faster than you can replace them, but sometimes they end up with stains you can’t get out before they’ve finished their useful life. Some people turn them into cleaning rags, and then there’s people like me who see other ways to make use of them. Read More »
It’s no secret that I love distressed items. Making something look vintage or distressed really isn’t that hard, but starting with the right surface can make all the difference in the world. This distressed egg sign was made by using an old grainy piece of wood. The plank itself had a lot of raised grains, making it ideal for distressing. Read More »
I have massive amounts of felt. Massive. I have 5 different plastic containers that hold color coordinated sheets of felt because every time I go to the craft store, I grab a handful more. Why? Because it’s cheap and a great crafting medium to use with kids. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. These super pretty felt roses Read More »