Reindeer Lollipops

reindeer lollipops

If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea that kids can make and gift this holiday season that uses mostly scrap materials (and a big bag of lollipops), then I’ve got the perfect one. How to Make Reindeer Lollipops What you need: scrap paper or card stock in brown, grey and/or black – it […]

Scarecrow Treat Jars using Leftover Halloween Candy

Scarecrow treat jars using leftover Halloween candy

One of the many things I love about Halloween is all of the candy from trick or treating. Okay, my waistline doesn’t like it a single bit, but when you have children who don’t really like candy and are very particular with what candy they will consume, then guess who gets to enjoy most of […]

DIY Hot Glue Glitter Spider Webs for Halloween

Sparkly Hot Glue Spider Webs for Halloween

A few years ago I took the twins’ to a Halloween event at a local museum. It was fantastic. They got to hold a live tarantula, trick or treat and learn about all of the creepy bugs, insects and owls that we love around Halloween.  One of the fun activities we did there was make […]

DIY LEGO Minecraft Earrings

DIY LEGO Minecraft earrings tutorial

My daughter absolutely loves Minecraft. She plays it on her iPad and Xbox, and the kids have the entire LEGO Minecraft collection and of course the cardboard building set you can purchase in big box stores. Last week was their 8th birthday and although I didn’t come through with a huge Minecraft birthday party they […]

DIY Bangle Holder from a Child’s Toy

DIY Bangle Holder from a child's toy

Part of moving house means uncovering long forgotten projects that I was meaning to do. The things that had become buried under piles of other projects just waiting to be finished (or started). One of those projects was to make a bangle holder. About 4 years ago I made a jewelry organizer out of an […]

DIY Sewing Room Storage Ideas

Sewing Room Storage

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in the process of moving house, and it feels like it’s never-ending. I still have items at my old house that are gradually making their way to the new one. The room I’ve been working on over the past week is the loft. It’s quite a large […]

DIY Umbrella Stand to Planter

Umbrella stand to Planter

Moving house is such a daunting task. If you are like me you’ve accumulated so much over the years and it all fits perfectly into the home you’ve been living in, but what happens when you move to a new home, is it all going to fit, or will you have to sell or donate […]

DIY Cuff: Wear Your Child’s Art

what to do with kids art

I don’t know about you, but the last week of school before summer vacation there is a seemingly endless stream of paper coming into the house, between the artwork, the writing assignments, projects and notebooks. At the end of each school year I like to go through the art in particular, photograph (or scan it) […]

Pretty Paper Roll Pillow Boxes

DIY Pretty Paper Roll Pillow Boxes

You may notice I’m a little obsessed with paper roll crafts. I’ve done quite a few here previously. A couple of years ago I made some really cute pillow box bats for Halloween on my own blog and noticed that a few people who had pinned them on Pinterest made comments about making them with […]

DIY Serving Tray

DIY Serving Tray

I love upcycling thrift shop finds. I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I take something that has been discarded and re-purpose it into something new and functional. This DIY serving tray cost less than $10 for materials. It may very well cost you nothing though if you already have the items you need […]