• DIY Home Decor

    How to Decorate Light Switch Covers

    Light switch covers are typically boring, but they don’t have to be.  See how you can decorate light switch covers to compliment any decor.  This is especially true in kids’ rooms.  It’s super easy to take a plain white, $1.00 cover and transform it into an expensive-looking statement piece. A Lot of Bang for Your Buck I went for a big statement with lots of glitter but you can go more subtle. Decoupage and scrapbook paper is a more understated look.  Wrapping paper is also great for decoupage.  If you want to go as I bold as I did, you will need a few things. -light switch covers – you…

  • Crafts with Kids

    Great Summer Craft to Make with Your Kids

      It is very cold and rainy here in California lately.  This dreary weather is making me miss the sunny summer months. So this great summer craft to make with your kids will bring a little sunshine to your day. My daughter, Lizzie, recently got a bead and jewelry kit for her birthday. The kit contains a few tiny seashells. Lizzie wanted to do something special with the seashells.  A sand and seashell picture frame was the perfect solution. What You Need -Inexpensive wood frame (no glass).  I got this one at Michael’s for $1.00! -Sand-found this at the Dollar Tree (yay Dollar Tree) -Lichen grey craft paint -Modge Podge -foam…

  • Education

    How to Make Cute Printables for Your Classroom

      First of all, I love Teachers Pay Teachers.  TPT was an absolute lifesaver when I was doing the accelerated masters program. I support my fellow teachers on that site wholeheartedly.  That being said, it is nice to know how to make cute printables for your classroom for free. This allows you to design something to match your decor or theme in your classroom. Free Resources are the Key I have mentioned this amazing website before, My Cute Graphics.com.  The creator generously allows teachers to use her adorable clipart to create printables for your classroom.  There are colored and black and white versions of the clipart, which is great. Using…

  • Gifts to make

    Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gifts

    I like to give my daughters a little something for Valentine’s Day and my husband always gives me a hard time for making every holiday a gift-giving day.  Even he can’t argue with this inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift.  Who doesn’t love Starbucks and chocolate? Practically Free Starbucks has these reusable cold drink cups for about $3.00. They are plastic, NOT acrylic, and they come with a reusable straw.  I got mine at the Starbucks in my Target so I saved 5% with my Red Card.  Score.  Now they say they are dishwasher safe for the top rack, however, if putting vinyl on them, I would skip the dishwasher. Grab a…

  • Gifts to make

    Quick and Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts

      As a teacher myself, I can tell you I have an obsession with Post-It Notes and just about every teacher I know does too.  Stacks of Post-Its are strewn all over my desk and in just about every drawer.  So, this Post-It Note holder is the perfect quick and easy DIY teacher appreciation gift!  The best part, this is a thoughtful and inexpensive gift! Items Needed *Assorted scrapbook papers-I grabbed some at Hobby Lobby 5 for a $1.00 *Acrylic picture frame-I picked these up at Dollar Tree.  They have an assortment of sizes. *Ribbon-Hobby Lobby is a great place to pick some up for 50% off. *Paper flower embellishments-I…

  • Cricut Crafts,  DIY Home Decor

    How to Make a Rustic Wood Photo Holder

                      Browsing through Pinterest, I became inspired by this rustic receipt holder.  Cruising the aisles of Hobby Lobby I was able to find the necessary supplies.  I set about figuring out how to make my own rustic wood photo holder. The candlestick was too tall in proportion to the wood plaque.  So my husband kindly cut the cup portion from the top (I am deathly afraid of saws.)   Supplies Wood candlestick-available at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.  If you do not have access to a saw Amazon has a pack of 3 short candlesticks for a great price. Wood plaque-mine came in a…

  • seasonal

    How to Make a Rolled Deco Mesh Wreath

    I like the look of a rolled deco mesh wreath so I decided to experiment a little. My first attempt turned out pretty good, so I thought I would share how to make a rolled deco mesh wreath.  The best part is it was so cheap to make. As you can see, I was so excited I started attaching the rolls before I snapped a picture of my supplies.  In the end, I decided to add some ribbon so it’s not in the picture.  I used 1/2″ Valentine’s ribbon and some in just Valentine’s colors.  The cardboard tube is the center of one of the mesh ribbon rolls, I used…

  • Cricut Crafts,  DIY Home Decor,  seasonal

    DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations on a Budget

    Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday to decorate for (of course Christmas is my favorite.) I love a good DIY Valentine’s Day decoration. For holiday decor my two go-to places are Dollar Tree and the Target Dollar Spot. Who doesn’t love a bargain? Target has so many cute things that are all ready to go and a few things you can add a little vinyl to take it to the next level. Take it to the Next Level I picked up two items in the Dollar Spot, I knew I could make a little more special with my Cricut and some vinyl. This heart plaque originally had a very…

  • Cricut Crafts

    DIY Unicorn Bow Holder

    Little girls accumulate so many bows!  I am always on the lookout for DIY bow holders.  This project started with a dollar store bow holder and ended with a custom unicorn bow holder. Taking it from Dollar Store to Custom First of all, you can’t beat a $1.00 for the holder and 7 bows, even if they aren’t the cutest bows you’ve ever seen. My daughter saw them and loved all the princesses.  Honestly, it hung in her bathroom a long time in its natural dollar-store- state.  When she became obsessed with unicorns, as all little girls have recently, I started wondering if there was a way I could attach ears…

  • American Girl Crafts,  Crafts with Kids

    DIY American Girl Doll Bed

      I’m excited to share this DIY American Girl doll bed I made with my daughter. This bed is actually for a Wellie Wisher, Ashlyn.  Wellie Wishers are the new 16″ dolls made by American Girls aimed at a slightly younger audience.  You could definitely make the same thing for an 18″ American Girl. A Long History with American Girls My oldest daughters, ages 21 and 18, loved American Girls when they were young.  Honestly, I loved them too!  Going to the American Girl Store in Los Angeles and buying clothes and accessories was as much fun for me as it was for my daughters.  After my girls outgrew their dolls,…