• Crafts with Kids

    Make Superhero Gift Wrap with Your Cricut

    This past Saturday, we were putting the final touches on our Father’s Day present.  We got Daddy a video game, but my daughter loves to make a gift too.  I remembered this cute idea from Pinterest. I liked the idea, but I wanted to tweak it a little. I bought the images from Etsy.  While we were assembling our superhero images, I got the idea to create custom gift wrap with Cricut drawing the images on the paper and my daughter coloring them. Laying out the Superhero Gift Wrap As I have mentioned before, when I am looking for images from the Internet to load into Design Space, I always…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts,  seasonal

    How to Make a 4th of July Wreath

    I was inspired to make a wreath by all the cute 4th of July decorations at Hobby Lobby.  I picked up the tinsel garland, the pick, and the scrapbook paper there.  I had this wire wreath frame that I had picked up at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago.   Complete List of Supplies Needed 14″ wire wreath frame. I was lucky to find this one at Dollar Tree, but Amazon has a good price for a pack of three. Tinsel Garland I got my garland at Hobby Lobby for $3.49.  Amazon has a cute pack of a 24-foot garland. Red tinsel pipe cleaners  Assorted picks 4th of July themed scrapbook…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make,  Uncategorized

    DIY Photo Coasters

    These custom coasters make a great gift or you can make them for yourself with some of your favorite pictures.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought they would look great using some old black and white family photos.  The best part is this is a totally inexpensive craft that makes a great gift. It’s so simple that you can definitely have the kids help you with it. Supplies You Need: Ceramic Tiles (I grabbed a few at Home Depot for 11¢ each) Modge Podge I used matt finish (more on that later) Foam Brushes I used the widest brush I had Felt Pads I used 1-inch pads Plaid Acrylic Sealer Getting Started…

  • American Girl Crafts,  Crafts with Kids

    DIY American Girl No Sew Quilt

    My daughter doesn’t spend much time playing with any of the thousands of toys she has accumulated over the past six years.  She likes making crafts though.  This Doug & Melissa no-sew quilt was the perfect project for her. She received this Melissa & Doug No-Sew kit for Christmas. A similar one is available on Amazon. Now, this was not an afternoon project.  We worked on this blanket for several weeks a little at a time (and this one is much smaller than the one I linked to on Amazon).  The kit comes with instructions for making several different designs.  My daughter decided on the Northern Lights pattern. After I…