How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments


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


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...]

ARTSI Craft Kits – Great Gifts for Girls


Disclosure: I received free product samples for review in my Holiday Gift Guide. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.     If you know a little girl that likes cute sticker crafts than these ARTSI craft kits would be a perfect gift! ARTSI is a new company  comprised of 3 brands : Glitter Petz, Plusheez and Stickeez. Glitter Petz are recommended for children ages 6+ and have a variety of animals to choose from such as a Fox, Squirrel, Owl, Dog, Pony … [Read more...]

Artterro Eco Art Kits


Disclosure: I received free product samples for review in my Holiday Gift Guide. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   I love giving art kits for gifts because they are hands on and active. It isn't a mindless activity. The Artterro Art Kits are super great because they encourage creativity and sustainability. The creators of Artterro Eco Art kits noticed a need for open ended crafts made from high quality products so Arterro was born. The company also … [Read more...]

Silhouette’s Biggest Black Friday Deal Yet!


      I'm very excited to be partnering with Silhouette America to help promote their BIGGEST Black Friday sale YET! Last year at this time I was stalking one of my favorite blogs for Silhouettes Black Friday sale so I could buy my own Cameo. Once midnight struck I bought my Cameo! It was so exciting and we LOVE our Cameo so much! These deals are WAY better than the deal I got last year! Starting at midnight Thursday (YES! The deal starts easily on … [Read more...]

Tape-A-Doodle A Fun Craft Kit for Kids


Disclosure: I received a free sample for review in my Holiday Gift Guide. All experience and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   Art kits are some of my daughters favorite presents to get! It was recently her birthday and she received the Tape-A-Doodle art kit from Creativity for Kids.  Included in this very fun kit is: 5 rolls of pre-printed tape (over 95 feet of tape total!) One 20 page spiral bound notebook 7 markers Instruction and idea booklet The cute … [Read more...]

Toddler Toys and Crafts – Some Points to Make Them Helpful

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It is really an important task to buy the appropriate toys and crafts material for the toddlers. The toys and crafts not only keep them happy, but also help in the development of the children. There are various kinds of toys and crafts that are available for the toddlers. But, before you buy them for your little one, you need to be aware of certain things. TOYS for Toddlers Before you a buy some toys for the toddlers, always remember to make a quick research. There is no need for you to visit … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Candy Corn Craft


  This easy craft will only take about 30 minutes and only involves 2 items: Foam cones yarn To start the wrapping of the cones hold the yarn on the cone with a finger and wrap the yarn a few times to secure the bottom in place. repeat this with each layer of color. Once you get to the top of the cone I used a pencil and poked  the end into the cone. This craft is pretty straight forward and easy. I did attempt, in the beginning, to paint the cone with mod podge  but decided it … [Read more...]

Easy Clothes Pin Halloween Wreath


  As I was searching pinterest looking for a cute but easy Halloween wreath I found this darling wreath at  The Thrifty Things. Get ready for an easy Halloween craft! If your door is naked, then it is time to make this easy wreath! You only need a few items: Medium Wire Wreath Clothes Pins (About 70 per wreath) Black Spray Paint White Spray Paint 'BOO' Letters Ribbon Sparkly Spiders Hot Glue   First clip the clothes pin onto the wire wreath. The clothes … [Read more...]

Making Meals fun With The Pasta Shoppe


Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for my honest review. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   I first became acquainted with The Pasta Shoppe through their school fundraising program. When my daughter was in Kindergarten a couple years ago the school she attended used Fun Pasta Fundraising(more info by clicking the link) as a school fundraiser. This was a fun fundraiser because they sold pasta of different shapes and flavors. There are pastas … [Read more...]

How to Cover Your Light Switch Covers


These days whenever I need to do any cutting in a project I ask myself "how can I do this on the Silhouette." So when Stefanie came to me with the idea to cover light switch and outlet plates covers with scrapbook paper, I thought it would be a great job to do on the Silhouette. I thought that I would measure one of the plate covers then draw it out in Silhouette Studio, but it was not that simple. I used a little measuring tape to make the measurements and tried to be as accurate as I … [Read more...]

Wreath Making: 4 Ways to Make Your Own Wreath


In the past, wreath making was saved for the holidays and special occasions, but the concept of do-it-yourself wreaths has come a long way. Many doors are covered in unique and creative concepts, ranging from sandals and sunglasses for summer to vibrant fabrics and silk flowers for year-round styles. The following piece provides you with different ways of making wreaths, including how to use different materials and ideas for types of wreath forms. Fabric Scrap Wreath The first type of … [Read more...]

How to use the Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade

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Disclaimer: I received the Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. The Back Story asked if we would be willing to review the Silhouette Fabric Blade and we were excited for the chance! What better way to test out the Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade then to make something for our cute baby. And since he's a boy it had to be either a mustache or a tie; I went with tie. There are tons of examples on … [Read more...]

How to Color Sand for Sand Art: Two Methods


Sand art is a fun, economical craft that children and adults alike can enjoy. The best part is, you don’t need a whole lot of special supplies to do it. While there are premade kits you can purchase, you’ll find your craft budget goes much further if you scavenge your clear containers and produce your own colored sand. Coloring sand may seem like a challenge, particularly if you are not especially crafty to begin with. In actuality, it’s easier than pie, and there are two methods so you can … [Read more...]

Be green and cut costs by upcycling this summer


If you’re an environmentally conscious individual then you’ll probably already be making an effort to be green around your home. For some people this might mean keeping the thermostat at a reasonable level to cut energy usage or even going as far as taking out boiler insurance to ensure the central heating remains functioning effectively. Such changes can of course also help you to save cash and if that’s important to you then upcycling is well worth considering. This can be easily achieved … [Read more...]

Artzooka! Prize Pack Giveaway – 2 Winners!


My kids LOVE Artzooka! Artzooka! specializes in making crafts from objects you already have in your home. They do have craft kits, but I feel like these are just a guide to get you started.  In the past we have made some cute animals out of cupcake papers from an Artzooka! craft kit, but now that we know how to do it, we can keep doing it and come up with some of our own designs. Now I am happy to tell you that 2 lucky winners are going to receive one these amazing Artzooka! prize packs!  Your … [Read more...]