DIY Project – Glitter and Light Canvas

DIY Project – Glitter and Light Canvas

(Family Features) When your home decor needs an upgrade, but expensive, ready-made items aren’t in your budget, DIY projects can be an easy and affordable solution for revitalizing rooms in your home. One simple way to enhance the character of a room is with lighted elements. Add a glistening, on-trend look with a lighted canvas, which features twinkling lights that dance on shimmering glitter to lend a glam look to any room. The project, designed by crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, can be adapted to any palette; just change out the color of the glitter to match … Continue Reading →
Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Summer is here and the sun is out. Why not use the sun to your advantage and make yourself a solar-powered phone charger. This is also a great project for the kids to keep them learning this summer. My son loved making science projects like this all the time. I found this infographic with step-by-step instructions to make your own charger and a little extra info about solar power. Will you try making your own solar phone charger? Have you made any other solar-powered devices before? Infographic Source: Fix.com Continue Reading →
[Infographic] Sewing Machine Day

[Infographic] Sewing Machine Day

Today, June 13, is Sewing Machine Day. I love that sewing has been making a resurgence in the last several years. My mom is actually a phenomenal sewer, I however, did not inherit her gene for that. I can sew a little, but nothing too complicated. I would love to try my hand at using a sewing machine again, but I do not have a machine to practice on. The last sewing machine I had was the biggest pain in the butt to thread out of any machine I had ever seen – I believe they have self-threading machines though … Continue Reading →
Pine Cone Mason Jar Centerpiece Inspired by #FebrezeFall

Pine Cone Mason Jar Centerpiece Inspired by #FebrezeFall

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. It finally is cooler outside, the leaves start to turn such gorgeous colors of red, orange, and yellow, planning starts for fall holiday food, the smell of fresh baked goods seems to be everywhere, and there are lots of natural items to use in craft projects! SheSpeaks and Febreze (disclosure – they are sponsoring this post) sent me the most adorable little barn box the other day. They even include little “props” like white picket fencing, hay bales, and wagon wheels. Some fall inspiration was added in the form of … Continue Reading →
Turn Your Smartphone Into a Pinhole Camera

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Pinhole Camera

Here is another fun project for you to try. Pinhole cameras and the idea behind them have been known since the 10th century when a Persian scientist wrote about naturally-occurring rudimentary pinhole cameras. The essence is that light from a scene passes through a small point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side. It is a lot like how the human eye actually works. While this project is a bit of a twist, it is a fun way to experiment and get different effects. If you have kids this is a great learning experience in history and science … Continue Reading →
Good Things Jar Family Project

Good Things Jar Family Project

The new year is here and I have a great family project (or individual) for you to start now (or at anytime really). A Good Things Jar! You may remember me sharing about my family doing “Three Good Things” at mealtime which is still great but as our family changes our ways to share good things changes as well. I think simplicity is key for this project to work, at least to get started. Step 1: Get a jar or any sort of container you like Step 2: Get a scratch pad of paper Step 3: Get a pen or … Continue Reading →
Decorated Tech Cords Project

Decorated Tech Cords Project

How about a fun and easy project? Bookmark or pin this now because when the kids are off school for holiday break or stuck inside because of winter weather this will be a great project for them! We all have an abundance of cords these days for our smartphones, tablets, chargers, cameras, and more and they are almost all the same color, black. This project will help you easily identify which cord is which and is fun to make too. Step 1: Pick out different colored tape. Electrical tape is best, and it comes in a variety of cool colors. … Continue Reading →
How to make a no-sew fleece pet pillow

How to make a no-sew fleece pet pillow

March is National Craft Month and I have an easy project for everyone to celebrate. I have three cats, Peaches, Lottie, and Ozzie, and they love warm and cozy places to nap. Somewhere online at some point I saw the idea of these easy no-sew fleece pet pillows and thought my cats would love them. I was right! This is a great project for adults and kids, probably 8 or 9 and up. It would be great for a scout troop project too since so many have pets or know of someone with pets. Make a cat pillow, dog pillow, … Continue Reading →
Pinterest Weekly Roundup

Pinterest Weekly Roundup

I”m getting back on schedule again with my weekly roundup of my favorite finds on Pinterest from the week. Enjoy! FOOD: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Source: eatdrinkpaleo.com.au via Robyn   HUMOR: I admit, this happens in my house! Source: someecards.com via Robyn   HOLIDAY DECORATIONS: Aren’t these cute for St. Patrick’s Day? Made from disposable plastic bowls and lids! Source: canadianliving.com via Robyn   HOUSEHOLD TIPS: How to clean your air conditioner yourself the right way! Source: familyhandyman.com via Robyn   Did you pin something fabulous this week? Share your link! I love seeing everyone’s favorite things! Continue Reading →
DIY Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Party Decorations

DIY Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Party Decorations

Planning a Mickey Mouse birthday party or Minnie Mouse birthday party? Here are plenty of ideas from my own families party for you to use. My mom is amazingly creative (I keep telling her she should blog). She makes the most wonderful things, she is great at putting things together, she wraps fabulously, she sews, and on and on. Recently she put together a super cute Mickey Mouse party for Colby’s 1st birthday. Everyone was amazed! I shared some of the photos via instagram and twitter, but I promised I would put them together in a post and ask my … Continue Reading →