Summer is in full swing at our house. Most days are spent outdoors but we still like to come inside for a break from the heat and to try a fun craft. Looking for some fun patriotic crafts to do with your kids (or just on your own!)? If so, you’re going to love what these bloggers have come up with! (Links and credit below the pictures).
I can’t believe another school year is coming to an end. Everyone told me that once your kids start school, time flies. It definitely does! It’s already May and you know what that means? Graduation! If you’re looking for some cute ideas beyond the card with money, here are some great graduation gift ideas. (Links and sources below each picture).
Aren’t homemade Mother’s Day gifts the best? It makes me melt when my kiddos make something special for me. Just because Mother’s Day is less than a week away doesn’t mean that you can’t create something special for Mom. Whether the mother figure in your life has a green thumb or likes to be surrounded by pictures of her babies, you are bound to find a homemade gift that will make her smile. Below are 10 super cute ideas that I’ve collected for you to get you started! As always, the link and source are below the pictures!
Easter is right around the corner and my kids are super excited about it. Sophie is my crafty one and for her, the more Easter crafts to make, the merrier. Are any of your kids the same way? It keeps me busy for sure but it definitely makes the holidays more fun and festive. Looking for some cute and easy Easter crafts to try with your kids? Take a look at these 10! (Links and sources below the pictures).
If you’re looking for a the perfect homemade gift for a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caretaker, you are going to love this one. Pictures make great gifts, especially when a cute picture is coupled with an adorable frame. The ‘Love You to Pieces’ idea actually came from Sophie’s first grade teacher. It was just too clever not to share! Making the picture frame is simple.
Just take an empty picture frame and glue puzzle pieces around it.
Then, take a picture of your child holding a sign that says ‘I Love You to Pieces” (I made mine on PicMonkey. You can easily make one on Word or write it by hand). Print out the picture, put it in the frame and your gift is ready to go!
Isn’t it cute? And so easy! For more great gift ideas for Christmas, check out the Homemade Gifts page!
It’s almost October! I feel like I blinked and the year was gone. How are your fall decorations coming along? Honestly, I’m behind. Once I finished the front porch, I took a break and am just now getting back at it. How about you? Need some ideas? Check out what these 10 great bloggers came up with! (Links below the pictures.)
Decorating with pumpkins is so much fun and it doesn’t have to be messy. Here are some of the no-carve pumpkin projects I’ve done that I still love! The best part? They’re easy to do and they can be used year after year. Below each pumpkin is the link to the full tutorial. Enjoy!
Fall is right around the corner! I know some of you wish summer would never end. Here in Western KY though, it has been such a hot and humid summer that just about all of us here are ready for cooler fall weather.
Ever notice that there are some people who have the natural ability to find the cutest fall decor and create gorgeous vignettes with no problem at all? Believe it or not, that wasn’t me. Crafty, yes. But decorating didn’t come naturally; it took me a few years to develop that skill. The great news–if you are challenged in the decorating department but really want to add some cute fall touches to your house, I am here to help get you started. The best part–8 of these items are under $20!
Here are a few of my favorite fall decor items this year including the current price and link to the items. (FYI–This post is not sponsored. I am not earning any commission by sharing these links and items with you.)
My favorite: Assorted white pumpkins
Price: $15.99 (package of 6)
My favorite: Happy Pumpkin Spice Season Wall Block
Price: $17.99 (sale)
My Favorite: Burlap Teal, Black, and Natural Chevron Wreath
The 4th of July is just a coupe of weeks away. Can you believe that? I feel like it was March and then I wake up and it’s June. Anyway, I have created a fun and patriotic deco mesh wreath for my front porch to celebrate Independence Day and I am so excited to show you. If you have ever wanted to try deco mesh, I say go for it! With the right supplies, you can definitely put together an adorable wreath. You’ll definitely need to get a working wreath which looks like a wire wreath form with pipe cleaners attached to it. I found mine at Walmart. Hobby Lobby and Michaels also carry them.
Working wreath (Walmart)
Red, white and blue deco mesh roll (Hobby Lobby)
Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
American Flags (Walmart)
Make a ‘pouff’ of any size with the deco mesh, then pinch it and wrap the wire holders around it until tightly secured.
Repeat this with the deco mesh around the entire wreath.
Fluff up the deco mesh poufs. Then repeat with whatever ribbon you would like to use. Add whatever embellishments you want to your wreath and it’s ready to hang!
For more wreath ideas, check out the Seasonal Wreaths page!
Summer is in full swing around here and it’s time to dive right into some fun summer activities and crafts. (P.S. If you haven’t made a Summer-On-The-Go kit, you definitely need to. It’s a lifesaver.) I love doing patriotic projects with the kids. Not only do they always turn out cute, but it’s also a great opportunity to teach them about our country. Two of our favorite projects are the Patriotic Windsock and the DIY Patriotic Outdoor Garland:
Ready for some more great ideas? Check out these fun patriotic projects! (Links and credit below the pictures).