• Crafts with Kids

    DIY Barbie House and Furniture

    My daughter has never been into Barbies.  She has a few, but now has decided she wants a house and furniture for them.  I didn’t want to invest a lot of money into something that is a fleeting interest.  So I came up with a DIY Barbie house and furniture.  The best part was she got to help. DIY Barbie House and Furniture Supplies Supplies used: -toilet paper rolls -foam core board (I got mine at the Dollar Tree) -coordinating scrapbook paper 12″ x 12″ -old organizer shelf –spray adhesive -Capri Sun box -fabric –fiber fill –Brayer -finishing nails and hammer -craft paint Assembling Barbie’s Kind of Dream House First we…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Lip Balm-Easy to Make

    DIY lip balm is an easy, fun craft to make with kids. My teen and my little one enjoyed it.  Best of all, it produces something useful! DIY Lip Balm Supplies Crafts that are fun for a wide range of ages aren’t always easy to find.  This one is super easy too.  The kids were excited to make something that they can use themselves or give as gifts. Must Haves: Beeswax-make sure it’s cosmetic grade and not for candles coconut oil– vitamin E oil lip balm tins or tubes  microwave-safe bowl Optional: We added some vanilla extract in an attempt to flavor it.  We used 1/4 teaspoon, but the flavor…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Soap Making

    DIY Soap making is an activity on my daughter’s shelter-in-place list of things to do.  This is a fun activity that multiple ages can enjoy.   This activity was my 19-year-old’s idea, but my 8-year-old was excited to join in the fun.  To be clear, we didn’t actually make the soap.  We bought a block of soap, melted it, and poured it into molds. What You Need for this DIY Soap Making Project block soap-this is similar to the one I got from Michaels. soap colors molds- I used inexpensive plastic ones, but I’m loving the idea of these silicone ones microwave-safe bowl microwave or double boiler and stovetop Easy…

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    DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks

    These DIY kids’ bracelets from popsicle sticks are fun and easy for little ones to make if you are looking for quarantine crafts! Supplies for DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks During these challenging quarantine times, I am trying to come up with crafts using what we already have around the house. mod podge wide popsicle sticks craft paint-love this brand embroidery floss washi tape Don’t have Mod Podge?  Use some white glue diluted a little with water.  I grabbed the embroidery floss from a friendship bracelet kit my daughter had.  The extra-wide popsicle sticks had been leftover from another craft.  Not pictured were the stickers used to decorate over…

  • Cricut Crafts,  Uncategorized

    DIY Face Masks

    Everyone is trying to figure out how to make DIY face masks in these scary times. Searching the web, I found numerous tutorials.  My masks were made using both Joann’s and Cricut’s directions.  I also tried the tutorial for just using a bandana and hair rubber bands.  That method didn’t work well for me. Only having really fat hair rubber bands, was a problem for me. They didn’t have enough stretch to stay behind my ears. Using regular elastic, I was successful following Joann’s tutorial and using the pattern on Cricut.  I had a clear favorite between the two! DIY Face Masks Tutorials Joann’s has a nice video to watch.…

  • Cricut Crafts

    Faux Leather Projects for Cricut

    Hobby Lobby has some adorable faux leather ribbon patterns, and the best part is they go on sale for 50% when the ribbon goes on sale!   Amazon also has some really cute patterns. I have made some leather bows.  Check out that post here.  I got to wondering what else I could do with this amazing product. I turned to Design Space to find faux leather projects for Cricut Cricut Design Space Leather Projects Design Space has some great projects.  These are just a few that caught my eye. I was inspired to try my hand at making a bracelet. Make Your Own Faux Leather Bracelet with Cricut It’s easy to make…

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    Jojo Siwa Themed Birthday Party

    My youngest is turning eight, and like every other 8-year-old girl on the planet, she loves Jojo Siwa.  So of course, she wants a Jojo Siwa themed birthday party.  I’ll share how I created super cute invites and custom treat sacks that will satisfy any Jojo fan. Jojo Siwa Themed Birthday Party Must-Haves Jojo is on tour now, my daughter is getting tickets for her birthday (ssh it’s a secret). So, I thought what invitations that look like concert tickets would be perfect!  I have seen these files for sale on Pinterest, but if you have a Cricut they are super easy to create as a print then cut project.…

  • Cricut Crafts

    Make Planner Stickers with Your Cricut

    Like everyone else, one of my resolutions is to get more organized.  As part of this plan, I’ll show you how to make planner stickers with your Cricut to make being organized more fun. If you haven’t used print then cut yet, you are missing out on one of the best features of your Cricut. What You Need to Make Planner Stickers with Your Cricut Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker Printable Sticker Paper color printer Cricut Access You don’t technically need Cricut Access for this project, but it definitely makes it so much easier.  You have access to so many more images with Access.  I have an Eric Condren planner.…

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    DIY Christmas Gnomes

    I have been admiring all the gnomes I see in the stores and on Pinterest.  So I decided to take a shot at a DIY Christmas gnomes.  This fun project is pretty cheap and it was fun for my daughter to help out too. Supplies for Gnomes I found those cute socks in the dollar spot at Target. Use rice to fill the socks (a way cheaper alternative to the fillers sold in craft stores). You will need yarn for the pom-poms and her hair, ribbon for her hair ties, fiberfill stuffing, and an old nylon stocking for their noses. Must Haves felt by the yard-the squares you get at…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts,  DIY Home Decor

    Decorating the Children’s Table for Thanksgiving

    Every year we host Thanksgiving Dinner.  This year, my daughter is helping me come up with ideas for decorating the children’s table for Thanksgiving.  Really, she is the only child seated at the children’s table, her sisters and cousins are all technically adults, as they are at least 18-years-old.  But my seven-year-old wants a children’s themed table and I am happy to oblige. Cricut is the King of Decorating for Thanksgiving Restaurants have the right idea of giving kids placemats to color while they wait for their food.  Custom placemats are the perfect way to decorate the children’s table for Thanksgiving. Initially, I planned to buy a roll of plain…