Easy DIY Mens Disney Shirt

A couple of years ago I made my husband a DIY Mens Disney shirt and he wears it every time we go on a Disney vacation. This shirt is one of his favorites and I'm excited to be packing it this week for our Fourth of July visit to Disneyland. In 2011, as Disney World was celebrating their 40th anniversary, I fell in love with the design of the anniversary logo.  The design was perfect for a freezer paper stenciling project.   Supplies: freezer paper fabric paint and Read More... {Read More...}

Library Book Tote from My Next Style {tutorial and giveaway}

I knew instantly what I would make with all the crafting supplies I recently received from My Next Style.  My daughter and I spend a lot of time at the library together.  She loves books and asks to visit the library almost daily.  I am very excited about her curiosity for exploring new books and have a difficult time explaining why we can't bring more than 10 books home each visit.  Our new book tote solved the problem for me.  She fully understands she can only Read More... {Read More...}

Paper Airplane Canvas Collage

Last summer I shared a fun wall art project at Mom Endeavors.  Just in case you missed this easy project I wanted to share it here too.  The paper airplane canvas collage was originally placed in my daughter's bedroom but has transitioned to several different places over the past year.  It was a great piece of art in my pre-k classroom for a few months but I recently moved it back home into my daughter's playroom. You don't need very many supplies to make the Read More... {Read More...}

My Easy Bathroom Art Makeover

I recently made some changes in our master bathroom.  For the past 10 years we have had red towels and I was ready to see a new color.  I don't have a budget for a full makeover but I knew something different hanging on the wall would be the first step. Last year I brought home a damaged frame from a thrift store.  It had no glass and the framed art print was scratched in several spots.   I started the transformation by painting the frame and print with gold spray Read More... {Read More...}

No Sew Costume: Bird’s Nest in a Tree

Last night I went to a Halloween festival wearing a fun costume I put together in less than an hour.  My bird's nest in a tree required no sewing and was made completely from items I already had at home. Supplies: Green shirt (tee, cardigan, or sweater) Green and brown felt Markers Fabric Glue Toy nest and bird The tree sweater only took a few minutes to make.  I found a green cardigan that I'm sure I've never worn hanging in my closet.  The leaves were cut with Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Stuffed Animal Stuffy

My daughter has seen a commercial for a stuffed toy with a secret pocket several times this week.  She really wanted to order one until I suggested we make our own.I told her we could use any stuffed animal she already owned.  She chose her big Easter bunny from last year.  She loves this bunny and I was flattered she trusted  me enough to operate on him! I started by cutting a long slit down the seam in the back of the bunny. My daughter had fun pulling out some of the "bunny guts".  We pulled Read More... {Read More...}

Kids Craft: Canvas Painting and Potato Stamps – video tutorial on SheKnows TV Daily Dish

As a crafty momma, it's easy to forget that sometimes the easiest crafts are usually the most fun for little kids.  With just a blank canvas, paint, and brush you can keep little ones busy for hours creating fun art.    With smaller children you can use one canvas to paint many layers with different colors over several different crafting sessions.  I have a painting hanging in my office that my daughter made at only two years old.  We worked on this one canvas for about a month, with a few days Read More... {Read More...}

Fabric Stamps: a Quick Fix to Stained Clothes

I've used fabric stamps to "fix" a lot of my daughter's stained clothes but I never thought to use them on my own clothing.  This week I tried a grown up version of fabric stamping and loved the outcome.I have a bright yellow dress from last summer.  It's a cute summer dress but can also be paired with a tee and leggings. Unfortunately there was a weird stain on the top of the dress.Unless I was wearing the dress it was really difficult to spot the stain.  I used chalk to outline the discolored Read More... {Read More...}

Themed Baby Gifts {pirate blanket, burp cloths, and a lovey}

I love putting together themed baby shower gifts.  A few months ago I found a couple of yards of adorable pirate fabric on clearance.  It was so soft and I although I didn't have a project in mind for it yet, I knew I had to buy it.  I was really excited to be invited to a baby shower this weekend where I got to make a boy gift!  It feels like everyone I know having babies lately are expecting girls.  The pirate fabric was perfect for a themed gift - blanket, burp cloths, and a lovey.I had some Read More... {Read More...}

Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Earrings

A few days ago I was standing in line at the grocery store and noticed a girl wearing a really pretty pair of earrings.  I was staring at her earrings and decided they looked like something I could make.  I'm so glad I tried something new! Supplies:-Chip Board -Mod Podge and brush-Tissue Paper-Pattern for earring style (I used a pair of earrings) Trace your pattern on the chipboard. For a more intricate design I would suggest using an exacto knife to cut out the chip board.  I had a solid shape Read More... {Read More...}