Category Archives: let’s get crafty

control chaos with a DIY family command center

control chaos with a DIY family command center
A place for everything and everything in its place…ahhh, if only the world actually worked like that! Fortunately, a few of our fellow bloggers have taken this problem to task and come up with some clever projects that will help you cut down on the clutter of everyday home life. Depending on the needs of your household, you can start with just a binder that organizes your paperwork or go all out and create .

how to give an old dresser a fancy facelift

how to give an old dresser a fancy facelift
Want to learn how to breathe new life into a dresser that has seen better days? Maybe it’s an old dresser that you’ve had for years and needs an update–or if you don’t happen to have one of these hanging around the house, you’re bound to come across one at a thrift store or garage sale. Whatever the case–these sturdy pieces of furniture can easily be refreshed with one of the techniques shown below. .

just say yes to yarnbombing

just say yes to yarnbombing
Yarnbombing is believed to have originated in the US when a group of Texas knitters was trying to find a creative way to use their leftover yarn. Since then, this form of non-permanent street art has been bringing smiles to people worldwide. We believe you don’t have to be a knitter to partake in this fun so we’ve found lots of ways to create unexpected pops of color that transform a cold or sterile .

a bundle of fresh & fun baby shower games

a bundle of fresh & fun baby shower games
Hosting a baby shower for a dear friend or family member? Update the agenda for your guests with one of these peachy keen party ideas. There’s not a bingo board to be found here–instead, we found a slew of interesting new games and activities that will keep your party participants and guest of honor entertained and engaged. How well do you know the parents-to-be? Guests read over facts and decide if it applies to .

shaving cream shenanigans

shaving cream shenanigans
Since our lil’ Lolo is almost on her way to being two I thought we could take a shot at dying Easter eggs with her this year. After perusing piles of egg decorating ideas on Pinterest, I decided that the shaving cream method would probably would be the most fun. (classic rookie mom choice, right?) Well, I was definitely right when it came to the fun factor.  She got right into the mix and also .

7 walls that make a stunning statement

7 walls that make a stunning statement
Take a step “outside the box” when it comes to your home decor and create a statement wall in your abode. It can be a splash of pattern using paint or create your own unique design using objects to make one wall stand out in a room. Just take a gander at what these clever folks came up with to take their room to the next level…   These may be only simple stripes, .

soothe your skin in a blissful bubble bath

soothe your skin in a blissful bubble bath
Who is ready for spring?!? We’ve had a pretty mild winter here in Michigan, but the weather is beginning to take its toll on my skin. Create your own in-home spa experience with one of these luxurious DIY bubble bath recipes. You’ll leave your tub feeling refreshed, relaxed, and pampered–we’ve also included some bathtime fun for the kids in the mix… Click here to find the recipe for Hello Glow’s Honey Vanilla Bubble Bath. .

7 sweet ways to personalize valentine’s day candy

7 sweet ways to personalize valentine’s day candy
We know–it’s hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This year, instead of just handing over a generic box of candy to your sweetheart…dress it up with an adorable label. Whether you’re looking for something inspirational or funny, scroll down to find the perfect way to express yourself during this season of love <3 The free printable wrappers over on Visual Heart take a chocolate bar from ordinary to *wow* .

if you could save time in a bottle

if you could save time in a bottle
Wait–you can! If the title of this post has got you humming the lyrics to that old 70s tune, we’ve got the perfect project for you. Even better than a photo album, you can capture the true essence and vibe of a day or event in a time capsule. These capsules can include anything from photos to objects and paperwork…anything that you consider a keepsake. Making one is a lot of fun, but the .

dress up your walls with a few free inspirational printables

dress up your walls with a few free inspirational printables
These inspirational quotes aren’t just for the new year–they’re appropriate anytime and this project couldn’t be any easier. Pick your favorite words of encouragement from one of the clever printables below and pop it into a colorful frame to wake up your walls or desktop (they also look super cute on a hanging painted clipboard). Check out this cool collection of meaningful and motivational sentiments… Be bold, Be Brave, Be You–head over to Burlap .