Gifts to Make for Mom

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Are you looking for inexpensive Mother’s Day gifts to make?
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites from Pinterest.

See something you would like for yourself?
Do what I do and email the link to Hubby or the kids! :D

Choose your favorite pic and make a beautiful photo clock.

These cute purses are made with $2 tote bags.

Fill a pretty frame with a free scripture printable.

A recipe box and index cards are all you need to make a daily calendar journal.

Any bird lover would enjoy a bird feeder made from beautiful plates & bowls.

I made these easy birdseed wreaths for Christmas one year.

Turn old family photos into cute marble magnets.

Refurbish an old jewelry box. I see them at thrift stores all the time.

Customize this easy button bracelet to suit your mom’s style.

Stitch up a beautiful felt scissors cover.

Make a pretty outdoor lantern with a vase from the dollar store.

Dress up a pair of flip flops. (There is a $2 off coupon for Target, so only .50! exp. 5/25/13)

Get some clay and round up some little hands for these fingerprint necklaces.

Re-purpose an empty dishwasher pac container into a trashcan for the car.

Find a pretty binder and print out one of these free household planners.

{Which gift would you want to receive?}
My faves are the daily calendar journal and the decorated flip flops.

Need more gift ideas? These are a few of my favorite things.

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Valentine Funschool

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We will be doing some of these fun activities on Valentine’s Day.

How are you spending the day?

Fun Christmas Projects

These are some of the cute ideas found on my
Christmas Pinterest board.

Aren’t these people so creative?!?

Make a Birdseed Wreath

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This beautiful birdseed wreath is a simple & inexpensive homemade gift.

Great for the grandparents!!

Easy Birdseed Wreath

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 4 cups birdseed
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • bundt pan

Spray the bundt pan with the nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the warm water and gelatin in a bowl until dissolved. Whisk in the flour and corn syrup until well-combined. It will be thick.

Add in the seeds and stir until the all of the seeds are coated. It will be pretty sticky by this point.

Spoon the birdseed mixture into the pan, pressing down until it is packed and level. I used my hands on this step.

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Allow to dry for about 24 hours*. The surface will harden and turn white when it is done. Gently remove your wreath from the pan, tie on a ribbon, and enjoy!

*After drying for 24 hours, you can place it in a 200 degree oven for 1-2 hours to ensure it is dry all the way through. Allow to cool before removing from the pan. Your wreath should feel rock-hard when it is ready.

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Follow Amy T @ Are We There Yet?’s board Gift Ideas on Pinterest.

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Fun Summer Crafts

Our temps will soon be in the 100s every day, so I am making a craft store run this weekend to stock up on supplies for when it is too hot to go outside!

These are some of the crafts on our Summer Fun list:

Okra Stamps

Bouncy Balls

Weave a Jumprope

Foam Flyers

Beanbag Balls

Felt Farm Animals

Clothes Pin Wedding

Drinking Straw Flute

Avengers Bookmarks

Marshmallow Sculptures

Balloon Car

Light Up Fireflies

CD Hovercraft

Silly Putty

Slime

Want more ideas? Check out my Pinterest boards!

WFMW – Jewelry Gifts to Make

You still have plenty of time to make some lovely Christmas gifts!

All of these were found on the always-entertaining Pinterest.

{Bird Nest Necklace}

{Butterfly Paper Clip Bracelet}

{Paper Clip Earrings}

{Enamel Pine Cone Pins}

{Sterling Silver Spoon Ring}

{Baked Marble Necklaces}

{Shrinky Dink Rings}

{Button Bracelets}

{Fabric Scrap Necklace}

Are you making any gifts this year?

Run on over to We Are That Family for some great tips!

Free Crochet School

Craftyminx is offering a free Crochet School from October 1 -31.

You can see the syllabus HERE.

I have been hanging on to a Hobby Lobby gc, so now I know what I am going to spend it on!

52 Weeks of Pinterest

Dutch Being Me is hosting a 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge.

This going to be fun!!

The challenge is to actually do one of the projects/crafts/recipes that you have pinned, and then post about it.

And since I already missed the first week of the challenge, that’s only 51 projects to go Ha Ha!!

Who is going to join in the challenge with me?

Make a Summer Fun Day List

Now is the time to make a Summer Fun List, instead of waiting until you are all hot, sticky & bored.

Here are some really cute ideas to help you make your list:

~ This 50 Days of Fun chart will appeal to you digital scrapbookers. Don’t miss the photo journal idea!

~ Good ol’ posterboard and markers are what we’ll be using. So colorful!

~ Put your list on some watercolored circles and attach to a ring.(Put watercoloring on your list & you can mark off your first activity  HaHa!)

~ Choose from these color-coded activities jars or paper grab bag calendar.

~ This summer list bulletin board is eye-catching.

~ Make a summer bucket list out of a thrifted lunchbox.

Need some more ideas to add to your list?

- 100 free things to do with your kids this summer

- 101 fun things for teens to do this summer


Move over school, I’ve got big plans


The school year is winding down & I am looking forward to getting some projects done. Here are some of the things floating around in my head:

~ Create a 30 Meal Plan

~ Set up an Art Center in the garage (thanks for the idea Rhen!)

~ Make a Summer Fun list using this and this as inspiration (I’m terrible about taking pictures, but I am going to try the photo journal)

~ Print out these Family Games

~ Assemble a Multiplication Pocket Folder

~ Start a Nature Journal Box using this idea paired with these instructions