Category Archives: let’s get crafty

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 .

a colorful christmas

a colorful christmas
Since it was such a warm December this year we made our way to downtown Rochester for a little photo shoot in front of their stunning Big Bright Light Show for our fun Christmas card.  This year has been bright, busy and colorful so this backdrop was the perfect scene to share a little joy with you. Here’s how the card came together… We created these cozy letters using foam core, yarn and some hot glue. .

7 savvy ways to give a gift card

7 savvy ways to give a gift card
Giving a gift card doesn’t have to be impersonal. Add your own distinctive touch by presenting the card in one of these splendid DIY gift card holders. Just imagine the excitement in your recipient’s eyes when you deliver their gift card in one of these impressive presentations! If you’re handy at knitting then these Christmas Tree Gift Card-igans are just your cup of tea. To see the full instructions for making these cuties, head .

6 crafty Christmas projects for the kids

6 crafty Christmas projects for the kids
Handmade ornaments will always be some of the most treasured items on my Christmas tree. If you’re already brainstorming about things to fill the time once the kids are out of school, we dug up a few DIY Christmas ornament projects that will get their minds and fingers in motion (not to mention add that special homespun touch to your holiday decor). Shae from Hello Homebody has all the details on how to make .

what are you thankful for?

what are you thankful for?
Incorporating gratitude into our everyday lives can be somewhat of a challenge, but taking the time to remind yourself of exactly what matters the most can be life changing. Over time, it can shift your mindset from missing what you don’t have–to being thankful for what you do. Thanks to these resourceful bloggers, you can start this practice today using one of their ingenious tools…   Dani from Positively Present invites you to take .

our curious kitty

our curious kitty
When it came to deciding on a costume for Lolo’s second Halloween, I wanted something fairly easy to make that was comfortable & cozy and it had to be cute (of course). After perusing high and low for inspiration on pinterest, I decided on a kitty cat for all the above reasons and because she is super curious about EVERYTHING plus she is currently copying most things Steve and I do. The cool thing about this costume is you can use .

plenty of punny halloween costumes

plenty of punny halloween costumes
Fresh out of ideas for a costume this year? Here at Catching Fireflies we love costumes that come with a side of laughter. Thanks to the endlessly clever minds of a few fellow bloggers, we bring you a collection of costume ideas that are sure to appeal to your funny bone. If social media is your thing, then this #Hashtag Halloween Costume is right up your alley. Lauren from The Thinking Closet drew her .

7 brilliant baby food jar makeovers

7 brilliant baby food jar makeovers
If you’ve got a baby in the house–odds are you’ve got quite a few baby food jars on your hands. Instead of tossing them, try one of these crafty projects and turn that empty ordinary jar into a work of art. Also, if you’ve been on the prowl for homemade  gift ideas–these really fit the bill. Use these DIY Anthropologie Inspired Spice Jars to store spices or any odds and ends in the house. .