Make Your Own Watering Can

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I recently saw somewhere on the internet (I'm sooo observant!) that you could make your very own watering can from things you have at home! SCORE! Since my watering can broke about 2 years ago and I haven't bought a new one yet (I'm cheap!) I do desperately need one though. A couple of days ago I went out to water my pretty daffodils (which have all now died by the way, I'm a plant killer, not on purpose I might add. Hopefully next year they will come up stronger than this year and decide to … [Read more...]

Time Management Tips for a Mom – Guest Blogger

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How do you get it all done? It's the age-old burning question that all mothers try to answer on a daily basis! Chores, kids, cooking, shopping, sometimes a business, work, craft, and telephone conversations. And lets not forget sleep! It can be tricky to try and get everything done, but here are some tips and tricks that I use daily to help keep me on track. Prioritize. At the end of each day I will sit down and write a list of what I would like to accomplish the next day. Then I prioritize. … [Read more...]

A Cute Table Runner – Guest Blogger

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Hi all.  Heather here from The Black's Best.   I am really excited to be guest posting at Making of a Mom.  I'm still working on making myself the kind of mom I want to be.  However, four wild and crazy boys, all under eight, make me break that commitment from time to time.  I love the little buggers but they sure can make me want to pull my hair out some days! :) Well, in the little bit of time I have to do crafting, I decided to get started on something that feels a bit spring … [Read more...]

Glittery Easter Eggs

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This year we got a jump start on decorating for Easter. I get the Martha Stewart Living magazine and got an idea from that magazine to glitter our eggs this year. In the magazine they are glittering real Easter eggs they have dyed, but I wanted to have my eggs last longer than a few days so we bought a ton of plastic eggs and I glittered those. It took trying out several methods, but I finally got it down to a science. Here's how I did it (including my FAILED attempts so you can learn from my … [Read more...]

Get a Jump on Spring With a Flowerpot Craft

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It seems like spring can’t get here soon enough. This has been a particularly long, brutal winter and unfortunately, there’s still more to come. You know it’s been bad if the kids are tired of snow days, too! However, it’s never too early to start thinking about those warm, sunny, flower-filled days to come. A great way to chase away those winter blues is with a bright, colorful and easy-to-make flowerpot craft. The beauty of a project like this is that it’s great for all age levels. Kids … [Read more...]

Dragon Birthday Cake!

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  Last year I made my oldest daughter a dragon cake, and this year, my youngest daughter wanted a dragon cake. I have used box mixes in the past, and they were fine, but this year I looked up a yellow cake recipe from Martha Stewart. It is still a bit crumby when I tried to ice it, but it was fine. Next time, I’ll try to find a different cake mix; one that doesn’t fall to crumbs when you cut it! I’m just not that skilled yet! I used a butter cream icing recipe from … [Read more...]

Art Supplies Direct Subscriptions and Giveaway

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Heres something fun and exciting for you!  Art Supplies Direct has started a craft kit and art set subscription program! With each set there are two options for both the craft subscription and art subscription kits: 1. Buy it as a subscription and get a different kit or set every 2 months!  This is a great idea for a gift.  Its something that lasts the whole year through and provides hours of fun.  Plus who doesn't like to get something in the mail.  If you choose to do it this way you or … [Read more...]

Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit Bundles Sale

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Silhouette is having another promotion. This time the star of the show is the Stamping starter kit. Here are the details: ·         1 CAMEO, 1 stamping starter kit, 1 light hold cutting mat, 1 teal CAMEO dust cover for $269.99 (MSRP $351.96) ·         1 Portrait, 1 stamping starter kit, 1 light hold cutting mat, 1 grey Portrait dust cover for $129.99 (MSRP $229.96) ·         Stamping starter kit 25% off ·         Almost everything at silhouetteamerica.com will be 20% off! (Excludes … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers

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  If you are handling out full size candy bars this Valentine's Day here is a cute and easy  gift with candy bars and scrapbook paper. Here are the labels that are in the printable and cut file. Below are the wrapper dimensions for a Hershey Bar, Reese's Peanut Buttercup and KitKat. Hershey Bar: 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in Reese's Peanut Buttercup: 3 1/2 x 6 in KitKat: 3 x 6 1/2 in This is how the 3 candy bar wrappers can be cut out of a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. This … [Read more...]

Silhouette Designer Edition SALE

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  I LOVE when it is Silhouette sale time! This sale is focusing on the Designer Edition. When you buy a Silhouette it has Design Studio for you to use free. This is a great program, but in order to use your images and create your own designs you need the Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio. From February 6 through February 14 the Designer Edition is 40% off. In addition, there are also some bundles on sale as well. Use my discount code MAKING to receive the sale price. Here is the … [Read more...]

Hot Air Balloon Valentine Mailbox

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner so it's time to think about what your son or daughter will be using to collect Valentine's from their friends at school. Why not a hot air balloon? Materials 12 x 12 cardstock (varity of colors) Small brad Straws Small basket Supplies you need paper cutter or scissors stapler clear tape small hole punch hot glue gun Instructions Cut the cardstock into 1 inch strips. You will need two strips of each color. We used 7 … [Read more...]

Starburst Valentines Day Card

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It's time to start thinking about what Valentines your child wants to take to school.  This is a real fun and easy Valentine that your child give to all their friends. Step 1 - Print out the shooting star shapes and stars Step 2 - Cut out shooting star shapes and the stars. I have included a printable for the shooting star shape and the stars. For those of you with a silhouette cutting machine I have included the cut files for the shooting star shape and the star. Step 3 - Glue the star … [Read more...]

Silhouette’s Year End Holiday SALE

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    Hello Holiday Shoppers! If you got a new Silhouette CAMEO or PORTRAIT for Christmas then you definitely need some Vinyl and Transfer paper to go with it! If you didn't get the CAMEO or PORTRAIT but wanted it, there is one more chance to get a great deal on it! Once again use code MAKING for discounts to apply. From December 26 through January 2 Silhouette America is having a great sale: 1 Silhouette CAMEO® and 1 vinyl starter kit for $269.99 1 Silhouette Portrait™ … [Read more...]

How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments

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It’s that time of year again. The radios are playing holiday tunes non-stop, the shopping malls are full of great ideas for all of your closest friends and family and the tree is up and decorated. But wait a minute, there’s something wrong with that last part: you have more tree than ornaments. With all that real estate available, you need to get the creative juices going to fill the space. What better way to do that than to spend some quality time with your kids to make your own ornaments? … [Read more...]

How to Make a Jingle all the Way Glass Block

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Stefanie found this cute craft on pinterest and asked me to create it for her. The first I had to find a svg file of a jingle bell that I liked (and that she liked). Then for the words I used two different fonts, Georgia for 'jingle' and 'way', and Century Gothic for 'all' and 'the'. Next, I set the cut settings by finding the Silhouette Vinyl option Silhouette Tip: If the cutting blade in the machine is getting dull and doesn't cut well the blade setting can be increased by 1 for … [Read more...]