I really love these simple heart alphabet letters that I turned into handmade Valentine's Day cards for the kids. Not only is the woven-heart look pretty cool looking but they were also super easy to make. See how to make your own personalized heart letter initials to make cards or wall art for Valentine's Day. Making handmade Valentine's Day cards is becoming an annual tradition. I used to buy Valentine's Day cards but honestly, they're so easy to make. Some of my handmade Valentine's Day cards have been better than others but most of them turn out pretty well. And these simple heart … [Read more...]
Looking for cute and easy clay craft ideas? Make some cute DIY clay magnets for your fridge!
Making DIY clay fridge magnets is a great clay craft idea for both kids and adults. Anyone who knows me knows that I like to make useful things. This clay craft not only makes a great kid's craft activity but also helps you organize all those bits of paper and photos on your refrigerator.
Clay magnets also make a great DIY gift idea. My kids made a set of dogs for their grandma in Arizona...
And they made clay magnets of themselves for their grandma in Indiana...Make DIY clay … [Read more...]
Make this simple yet romantic DIY Valentine Card for him or her! All you need is a little bit of colorful paper, a pair of scissors, and my free printable Valentine's Day card template. I like to make my own DIY Valentine's Day cards for my husband and I'll be honest, some of my handmade Valentine cards have been cuter than others. I really like my XOXO tic-tac-toe card design -- it's a simple and sweet way to say I love you to your husband, boyfriend, wife, or girlfriend. And it's super quick to make yourself at home. I even have a fully printable version for you if you're … [Read more...]
UPDATED for 2021! Get my free printable 2021 New Year's Eve Party Hat template PDF below. This free printable 2021 New Year's Eve Party Hat template was inspired by my clock-obsessed toddler, Elise. By request, I updated last year's free printable New Year's Eve hat template to update it in pink, yellow, purple, and blue -- plus a blank black & white version to print on any color paper (and save your printer ink) or let the kids color it with crayons. I've never been so happy to say goodbye to a year. So let's welcome 2021 with a cute printable New Year's party hat -- things are looking up! You can also download my blank 2021 free printable New Year's Eve Party Hat. Thanks, my clever readers, for requesting a blank version ...it's a great idea! Print my blank … [Read more...]
Here's an easy round potholder sewing pattern and free tutorial that's simple enough to make in an evening or two. My free quilted potholder pattern folds like a taco around cookie sheets and pot lids to protect your hands from the heat. This round taco hot pad style is both functional and cute. I mean, who doesn't like tacos?? See also: 'Oven mitt free sewing pattern' » My DIY hot pads tutorial is easy for beginner sewers. You can use your favorite fabric, or gather up your fabric scraps to sew simple potholders. Don't be intimidated by the batting layers or the bias tape -- I'll show you exactly how easy and quick it is to sew potholders. Fun DIY potholder gift ideas I like to give potholders as a … [Read more...]
Bring joy into your holiday season with my cute DIY gingerbread Christmas decorations in ugly sweaters! Keep reading to see how to make your own paper garland and Joy sign to decorate your home for Christmas. There's no doubt that 2020 has been an ugly year. End it on a cute note with this cheerful gang of gingerbread friends wearing funny ugly Christmas sweaters made using ASTROBRIGHTS Papers. Astrobrights asked me to design an original Christmas decoration project for them to share on their website. Astrobrights is my favorite paper and I decided to use not only their bright vivid cardstock paper but also their natural Husk and Grocer Kraft natural colors to make my DIY Christmas decor. My cute … [Read more...]
Make Christmas special for the kids in your life by making them a handmade DIY Christmas gift! Here are 10 fun Christmas gifts to sew for kids of all ages. Most of my all-time favorite sewing projects are for my kids. In fact, most of my best DIY ideas, in general, are for my kids. All of the sewing projects for kids included below are either useful or playful and often both. I think that taking the time to make something handmade fills that gift with love. Plus, it's a lot of fun to be creative and have fun whipping up a handmade toy or gift in cute fabric and colorful felt. DIY gifts to sew for kids These handmade gift ideas include some quick-sew ideas, some easy sew gifts for kids, and some sewing … [Read more...]
There's nothing that Grandma wants more for Christmas and birthdays than a gift made by her grandchildren. Here are 10 super fun and useful DIY Gift Ideas for Grandma that kids can make - yay! There are a lot of useful gifts on this list. I'm a sucker for useful gifts so you'll see many DIY gift ideas below that Grandma can actually use. No knickknacks here to clutter up Grandma's shelves. DIY gift ideas for Grandma that all ages of kids can make I've included DIY gift ideas for grandparents that all ages of kids can make, from toddlers to teens. After each idea, I've included the age that I would recommend for each craft project, like preschoolers, toddlers, ages 2-5, ages 6-9, tweens, and teens. There's a bunch of easy DIY gift ideas and some more involved handmade gift ideas, too. … [Read more...]
'Tis the season for making handmade Christmas ornaments! I'm sharing my favorite one-of-a-kind Christmas ornament DIY ideas to make for kids, family, and friends. These DIY Christmas ornaments are a meaningful way to decorate your Christmas tree. DIY Christmas ornaments for kids My DIY ornament ideas can be made with kids or given to kids. I like to turn ornament making into a fun winter activity for the kids so that we can create memories together. Two birds, one stone, you know? We started making ornaments together when Elise was four years old, and it's become a special holiday tradition. I like the idea of my kids hanging the ornaments that we made together on their own Christmas tree someday. Felt, clay, glass balls, and fuffy pom-poms Grab your [Read more...]
It's soup season and today I'm sharing a hearty Tuscan Italian White Bean and Sausage Soup recipe loaded with fresh vegetables. This is a magically creamy soup without any dairy which if you know me, well, let's just say that's a good thing. I love making dairy-free creamy soups in fall and winter like this creamy dairy-free butternut squash soup and this creamy dairy-free cauliflower soup. Today's white bean soup recipe relies on aquafaba, or bean water, to thicken the soup which makes this soup taste creamy without any dairy. And there's a secret ingredient courtesy … [Read more...]