Category Archives: let’s get crafty

7 secret hideaways made just for kids

7 secret hideaways made just for kids
As a child, I remember draping a blanket over our kitchen table and making my own little hideout. It was magical–my own space…my own world. If you’ve heard “I’m bored” at your house one too many times since school got out, one of these projects may just be the solution you’re looking for. They range from a simple draped bed sheet to a more sophisticated PVC pipe construction project. Don’t forget to let the .

celebrate dad this year with a book of clever coupons

celebrate dad this year with a book of clever coupons
If you’re searching for a cool way to surprise dad this year on Father’s Day–look no further!  If you’ve got a printer, all you’ll need to do is gather a few supplies from around the house and before you know it…you’ll have a gift from the heart in your very own hands. We can’t think of a dad out there that wouldn’t appreciate one of these awesome coupon books…   If your dad is .

birthday baby

birthday baby
Well, look at who is one already!  Lots of things are changing so fast but one constant that remains is Lolo’s cuteness… and I can’t get enough of it.  We celebrated this fun milestone diy style and wanted to share a bit about our happy-happy party. Pinterest might not have been around when I got married, but I’m mighty pleased that I can glean some great ideas from it for lil’ Lolo.  These cupcake toppers caught .

7 snazzy ways to showoff your snapshots

7 snazzy ways to showoff your snapshots
It always warms my heart to have photos of loved ones on display near me. They are a reminder of what’s really important in my life. With the evolution of the photography, it’s really easy these day to turn your pictures into a something very cool.   Once again we are amazed at the endless inspirational projects of fellow bloggers… With the help of a free photo editor, Alex took her favorite pics and .

7 sensational ideas for decorating with tissue paper

7 sensational ideas for decorating with tissue paper
Think back…the last time that you went shopping for wrapping paper-did you happen to check out all of the beautiful bright, colored and patterned tissue paper that’s available? Since we think it’s a shame to limit its use to only filling gift bags and boxes, we set out to find a few new ways that crafters are incorporating tissue paper into their creations. Here are a few of our favorites… Blossoms abound over on .

8 inventive ways to recycle a tin can

8 inventive ways to recycle a tin can
The next time you’re heading to your trash can with that empty tin can, I hope that you’ll remember this post. Sure–you could also toss that can into the recycling bin, but how about a turning it into something beautiful and useful instead? Once we started searching, we found tons of cool, hip and original ways to turn a tin can into a work of art. Organize your desk and work area in an .

7 ways to save your page with a crafty bookmark

7 ways to save your page with a crafty bookmark
In the mood to get a little creative?     If you’ve got a few minutes, you can whip up one of these cute bookmarks to hold your place in your favorite book–or even make a few and give them away to a few fellow bookworms.   Heather from Woods of Bell Trees crafted these charming bookmarks using fabric strips and paper clips. Click here to get the whole scoop on how to make .

7 sneaky ways to surprise your kid on april fools’ day

7 sneaky ways to surprise your kid on april fools’ day
We’ve got everything you need to pull the perfect harmless prank on the kiddos this year! Not surprisingly, quite a few of these gags are food based…and what better way to freak out your little one?   It’s all in good fun and we bet they’ll enjoy the hoax as much as you do. Little mouths will be very surprised as they take a bite of this dessert and discover that it’s not ice .

wake up your window with one of these easy no-sew projects

wake up your window with one of these easy no-sew projects
Nothings adds more to a room than a new window treatment. You can easily change the whole look or feel of a space with a splash of color, soothing neutrals, or deep hues. That’s just one of the fabulous things about doing it yourself–you get to pick the fabrics and colors to use. These no-sew window treatments are an effortless way to express your creativity and spruce up your surroundings at the same time. .

7 recipes for a soothing soak in the bathtub

7 recipes for a soothing soak in the bathtub
Feeling the stress of the long winter season? Winter has hit so hard in many parts of the country…now is the perfect time to wind down and enjoy a little “me” time. These  DIY Detox Bath Recipes are not only easy to make–they’re relaxing and beneficial for your body. The common ingredient in all of them, epsom salts, is rich in magnesium and is known for its detoxifying properties. You’ll more than likely enjoy .