Category Archives for "Crafts"

Mess Free Finger Painting Project for Babies & Toddlers

Staying home all day long with a baby can sometimes seem like you’re living in the movie Groundhog’s Day.  Since babies thrive on routines, we pretty much following the same schedule every day.  As a mom, it can become monotonous.  The winter makes it extra challenging because it’s usually too cold to go for a walk and […]

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Advice for the New Mom and Dad: Baby Shower Album

Now that I’m 30 (gasp!), I’m starting to go to a ton of baby showers, including my own! It’s always great to be able to have a keepsake of your special day that you can look at later and remember all of your wonderful guests and the beautiful shower that was thrown for you!

Advice-for-new-mom-and-dad—pink-and-grey-4x6One of the things that I loved having at my baby shower were these Advice for the New Mom and Dad cards. Each guest had a card placed at their table and were asked to fill out their card with their best parenting advice for the the parents-to-be to read after the shower.

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DIY Etched Glass Tutorial

Ok, so full disclosure… I bought some etching cream to etch some glass way back in December but I’ve been too nervous to try it until now. I’m not exactly sure what was holding me back.. I think I thought I was somehow going to mess it up in some way. But I got over my fear, cracked open the bottle, and etched away.. and I’m SO glad I did! It was WAY easier than I thought. I’m now addicted. :)

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A Few of My Favorite Things: Silhouette Portrait

One of my new favorite toys that I am OBSESSED with is the Silhouette Portrait. This machine is the ultimate crafters dream! A few months ago, I saw a fellow teacher post about a contest to win a Silhouette Portrait on Instagram and I was intrigued. I never heard of the Silhouette machines before so I looked into it and immediately decided that I needed to have one.

Since the purchase of my new machine, I have made a ton of various crafts for my own personal use and to sell! Read on to find out more about this fabulous little piece of machinery.

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DIY Easy Burlap Wreath

I love the look of burlap. I think it’s perfect for the fall and matches everything! I had an empty wall that I needed fill in my dining room and wanted to put up a seasonal wreath. When I checked out wreaths in stores, I was shocked at how expensive they were! Some were $60-$80! So I decided to make my own. This is a really easy DIY project that looks a lot more complicated than it actually is! Trust me! It’s very hard to mess up.

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DIY I Love You Because ________ Frame

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  For those of you who need a simple, inexpensive gift idea that doesn’t take a lot of time, this is the perfect gift to make! I made this for my fiance last year.  I wasn’t sure what he would think about it being that he’s a guy and […]

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DIY Engagement Ornament

There’s something about giving or receiving a homemade gift that makes the moment much more special.  Last Christmas, my fiancé Todd and I decided to start a new tradition of making at least one homemade Christmas gift for each other and exchanging them on Christmas Eve.  It soon became a favorite tradition of ours and […]

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DIY Wine Cork Vase Decor

I love super fast and easy ways to decorate. This is a project that takes about a total of 3 minutes.   I bought a whole bunch of artificial flowers from the dollar store to use for my remodeled wine bottle project.    I didn’t realize I would use so few flowers for that project.  I […]

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