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10 DIY gift ideas for Grandma that kids can make

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 …

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Football Party Ideas: Football player coasters craft for kids

Looking for football party ideas for the upcoming Super Bowl? Today’s football craft is a guest post from my six-year-old son who’s sharing how to make Perler Bead football players that double as handy DIY drink coasters. Kids can make this football coasters craft for a Super Bowl party or any football-themed party. My artsy …

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‘Better Together’ gala decorations at Salvage One Chicago

I’m so proud to share the gala decorations for our annual school charity fundraiser at Salvage One Chicago. Our school gala theme was “Better Together,” and I loved the idea that while our school is made up of individual children and families, we are best when we come together as a community. I love the …

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DIY Clock Party Theme Decorations

Tick tock! These DIY clock party theme decorations are just in time for your clock-themed celebration. Clock party themes are great for much more than New Year’s Eve party decorations! Try a clock party theme for school fundraisers, retirement party decorations, milestone birthday parties, anniversary parties, and around-the-clock baby shower decorations. I designed these DIY …

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Easy DIY Coasters from Hexagon Marble Tiles

If I could renovate our 13-year-old kitchen tomorrow, I would choose classy Italian Carrara marble counter tops. Until then, I made myself some modern DIY hexagon Carrara marble coasters that cost just $5 each. See how to make these easy DIY coasters for yourself or a friend. This is a super quick DIY project. You’ll …

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Fourth of July Kids Crafts: Perler Bead DIY Coasters

This project is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Merriment Design. This easy Fourth of July kids summer craft activity is so fun that the adults will want to join in too. And you can make these easy DIY Perler Bead coasters for your Fourth of July …

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Fourth of July Craft Ideas: The DIY Round Up

Fourth of July doubles as my husband Shane’s birthday so I tend to make a lot of 4th-of-July-ish crafts. Here are some of my favorite 4th of July decorations and treats: Fourth of July Felt and Button Star Napkin Rings: no sewing required! One of my all-time favorite projects. Sparkless sparklers for kids for the …

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Make your own coasters with ceramic tiles and etching cream {plus Chicago flag free template}

It’s easy to make your own coasters using cheap ceramic tiles and glass etching cream. The effect is subtle but elegant – I just love the gloss/matte white clean white look on these Chicago flag drink coasters that I made as a housewarming/moving gift for my friend Heather. Glass etching cream is traditionally used to etch, …

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Make Modern DIY Tile Coasters with Fingerpaint

See how to make modern tile coaters for drinks using fingerpaint! Make modern DIY tile coasters using fingerpaint. This easy fingerprint coasters DIY idea is the perfect DIY gift idea from the kids! I made these modern tile coasters using ceramic tiles, Glossy Mod Podge and my two-year-old’s fingerpainting artwork. Making your own decoupage tile …

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Fourth of July Waterproof Coasters

More decor for our upcoming Fourth of July – slash – Shane’s birthday BBQ. I took Martha’s Fourth of July parasols and turned them into a neat matching Fourth of July waterproof coasters. Supplies: Fourth of July waterproof coaster template (PDF) lovingly adapted from Martha Stewart’s drink parasol pattern White paper Clear contact paper (get …

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