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Back to School Bookmarks for Teacher

We are just around the corner for the beginning of school and my kids couldn’t be more excited… so am I ;) To help us get a little something together for our classroom teachers, we’re making a few fun bookmarks… Continue Reading →

Airbrushed Fish Design Coasters

We started using cork trivets for jumbo-sized coasters a few years ago and never looked back. They are the perfect spot for a drippy drink, and maybe even a little snack on the side. We thought these coasters would be great… Continue Reading →

Splatter Paint Gift Card Pockets

My girls have a few special teachers they want to thank as summer vacation quickly approaches. We love to add a personal touch to bookstore or coffee shop gift cards. This year, we’re handing out these adorable splatter-painted gift card… Continue Reading →

DIY Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

This is the perfect gift for someone needing a little pampering. In fact, I might know a few moms who’d deserve a little TLC this week :) With only 3 ingredients, mix up a batch of this super simple salt… Continue Reading →

20 Mom Approved Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Sometimes shopping for mom can be a bit tricky. What do they want? What do they need? Well, as a mom, I’ve come up with 20 things I’d LOVE to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day. You really want… Continue Reading →

30 Crafts to Make for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciate Week is one of the most important weeks of the year! What would we do without our wonderful teachers? Let’s show our kid’s teachers how much we love and appreciate their hard work with a gift! I’ve found… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Gift Bags

Open-ended art projects like this are my favorite. I love setting up a creative invitation and watching what my kids create. I almost always join in, too! My daughters and I had a fun afternoon painting a big stack of… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Loom Band Pencil Toppers

These cute little pom poms made from Rainbow Loom bands are the perfect little toppers for your pencils! The rainbow colored pom pom is my favorite, but it’s fun to mix and match the colors too! Stack on the toppers… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day LOVE Sugar Scrub

Looking for a super “sweet” Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one? This is it! Sweet scented sugar scrub is a great way to show your Valentine they deserve a little pampering! Your Valentine will love this scrub even more when… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Brush Indent Designs

I first learned of watercolor in my teens from my sweet big sister, Sue, an amazingly talented artist! She would come home from art school with loads of paint and experiment. I have memories watercoloring with her and learning this technique of… Continue Reading →

Krochet Kids – Handmade Crochet for Good

I first heard of Krochet Kids from my friend Lisette, who you might remember encouraged me to learn crochet a while back! I love how crochet has become such an amazing tool for good, through Teeny Tears and companies like Krochet… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Gift Your Neighbors for the Holidays

Tis’ the season for holiday gift giving! We love to make yummy treats and share them with our family and friends. I’ve got some peppermint bark going into containers to gift to my neighbors. But to help jazz them up… Continue Reading →

Make Shaving Soaps for Him

As part of my quest to give handmade gifts, I happened upon the perfect idea for my husband: shaving soaps! We’ve also been trying to cut out as many commercial cosmetics as possible, and he actually prefers to use an… Continue Reading →

Craft a Paper Punch Picture Frame

Hello! It’s Lucy here again. It’s time for us to make a paper puncher frame! These are fun friendly frames for your kids to make. You can give one to your grandma, grandpa, or anyone you want. Supplies for Paper Punch… Continue Reading →

Spooky Halloween Watercolor Gift Tags

How about making a few Halloween Watercolor Ghosts for a boo-tastic surprise! Tie them up with a bag of candy witch brooms or pumpkin cookie pops! Yum! I’m sharing the step-by-step tutorial over at Eighteen 25 and their Spooktacular Halloween Extravaganza! There are so… Continue Reading →

Felt Goodie Bag for Teacher

With back to school creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking how we can celebrate the new year! We love to gift our teacher with something for the start of the new year, helping them feel loved and… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to WOW MOM on Mother’s Day

Kids think this is the best trick in the book… MOM turns into WOW when it’s flipped upside down! Turn these tricky words into a cute card for Mother’s Day. Mom will be Wowed by the surprise! Supplies for WOW MOM… Continue Reading →

Make a Photo Box for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner. Have you found the perfect gift? If you’re still looking for something special and unique, she is going to love this darling DIY Photo Box! It’s perfect for showcasing all those instagram photos you’ve been… Continue Reading →

27 Crochet-A-Day Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

We did it! We crocheted our way through the whole month of February. If you followed along, pat yourself of the back, three cheers for you!! I had so much fun showcasing all sorts of crochet patterns and tutorials all… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bookmark

We have a book-tastic pattern for our Crochet-A-Day series. We’re stitching up a few Crochet Bookmarks to help save our spots in our favorite books. We’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to… Continue Reading →

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