Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making fabric bows!!  Bows are so beautiful.  This tutorial is part of a series of 10 posts … all about bows!  I am going to craft or refashion 10 projects using fabric bows in some way or another.  After the series is over, I will come back to each post and add all of the tutorials.  For this bow, you could make it into a hair bow or even just add some flair to a shirt or something.  My daughter has already requested a bunch of hair bows. Continue Reading →
25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

I really love bunny crafts. They are so darned cute. Something about the little fluffy white tails marks the beginning of spring. I used to make lots of these little guys when the girls were young, and stuffed them inside of their Easter baskets.  So it makes me super duper happy to write this blog post … all about bunnies, bunnies, and more bunnies! Now that the girls are older, I still get to sneak in some crafts for them.  (Hey, see #6 – the bunny mug!)   Continue Reading →
Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

For Christmas, our family makes homemade gifts for each other.  We’ve had this tradition for a long time, so I’m constantly on the hunt for a DIY, homemade gift that does not totally suck.  Like most teenagers, mine have some high standards.  I originally made these cute little key fobs during Christmas a few weeks ago for the women in our family (my kids as well as sister-in-laws, nieces, and friends), but I just haven’t gotten around to writing about it.  Key fobs are so easy to make!  This entire batch of key fobs took me less than 15 minutes. … Continue Reading →
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

I decided to join Tiny Sidekick’s Pinterest Challenge. This is where bloggers were challenged to create something that they pinned.  Since it is close to Easter, I went to search for Easter Bunny Craft Ideas.  I created this plush bunny, an easy Easter craft to make.  It’s such an easy to sew pattern!  Especially since it uses felt, which makes it very easy for little fingers (if you are completing this Easter project with children), or adults with fat fingers (like me). I traced the template and ironed it onto plush material.  Sorry for the blurry picture. 🙁 Here are all … Continue Reading →
10 Awesome Projects for St. Patrick’s Day That Don’t Completely Suck

10 Awesome Projects for St. Patrick’s Day That Don’t Completely Suck

Here’s another round up of cute ideas for the Luck O’ the Irish! 1. Clover Headband 2. Growing Shamrocks from Martha Stewart 3. Shamrock Hair Clips from felt 4. St. Patty’s Day T-Shirts really cute for going out with the buddies on the luckiest day of the year 5. Decorate in Green Bottles this is really fun for any time of the year and I have some old wine bottles that could really use a facelift 6. Rainbow Stache Bag I just simply love this 7. Chocolate Mint Brownies Yum — enough said 8. Interchangeable Holiday Picture Frame 9. Key Lime … Continue Reading →
Making a Bag Holder

Making a Bag Holder

I love short sleeve tops because they are so versatile.  I wear them the entire year with shorts, jeans, or skirts.  If it’s cold, I throw on a sweater or a scarf on top to complete the look.  But since I’ve been doing so many blog posts about refashioning tops into short sleeves, I thought I would do something different today. Remember this top? I ended up with two sleeves. I don’t have any photo instructions this week, but I thought I would just pass on a nice tip.  These make great bag holders!  And you know you have a … Continue Reading →
Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

Apologies because this post is coming a day early, but I wanted to get it out in time for Valentine’s Day.  Last week, I showed you how to make cute little heart pockets for the ones you love, but I can’t let those little bits and pieces of the USPS Postal Mailers go to waste, so I am making some cute cupcake picks to use them up.  Those mailers make for wonderful craft projects, so be sure to recycle them into something special.  (Just don’t go pick up the free ones from the post office – use them after they … Continue Reading →
Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Pocket

Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Pocket

USPS Postal Mailers make for wonderful craft projects, if you get one mailed to you.  So instead of throwing them into the recycle bin (yes, you can recycle those mailers), try upcycling them into a cute Valentine’s Day Heart for your kids.  You can also make all sorts of recycled, repurposed, or upcycled crafts from these guys.  Tough and strong, they are made to go through some abuse by mail carriers.  Please just remember to recycle them after you use them! Start by cutting them up so that you can use the white space.  I used 6 mailers for my project, … Continue Reading →
CD Jewel Case Calendar to Make a Great Homemade Family Gift!

CD Jewel Case Calendar to Make a Great Homemade Family Gift!

I found a great Photoshop template to make a family calendar 2017 CD jewel case calendar template.  This makes a fun, frugal homemade Christmas/holiday gift idea using a jewel case.  For my 2013 calendar template, I featured all the members of the family in one calendar.  My husband was great and printed out all the pictures, and the kids and I cut them out and inserted them into CD jewel cases.  You can find CD or DVD jewel cases (if you don’t already have a hundred of them lying around) at any office supply store, right near the blank CD’s. I … Continue Reading →