July Craft Challenge

July Craft Challenge – incorporate fabric into a craft!

embroidery hoop 2Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

Last month was our embroidery hoop challenge and the picture to the left shows the laundry lint bag I made. I used some fabric from my stash in that challenge so technically it could count as my July craft too but I had something else in mind when I scored these adorable little bath mats at my local Dollar Tree for $1.25 each.

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I thought they would make awesome little pillows to use on my Adirondack chairs on my back deck.  They were super easy and fast to make.  I had an old tablecloth that I couldn’t decide what to do with so it came in pretty handy for this project as I cut two pieces from it the same size as the bathmats to use as the backsides of my pillows.

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Easy DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Fathers Day Tool Idea CardFather’s Day is just around the corner! I’ve rounded up 7 awesome gift ideas the Dads in your life will love. Everything from hand-made “tool” themed cards to a delicious no bake dessert.  Read on to see all the ideas for this 2016 Father’s Day…

DIY Tools Fathers Day Card Idea

If your dad is a tool guy this card is for him, a cool tool themed card. Simply  sketch and cut cute tools out of newspaper or colorful card paper. To make the base of the card you can simply take an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of card stock and fold it in half.

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DIY Message Key Chains

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 Kids will really enjoy being involved in making these awesome key chains with great messages and its something that Dads will actually use!

You will need to gather a few supplies:

1) Alphabet beads (can be found at Walmart)
2) Split Rings found at the craft store
3) Leather Jewelry String, or plastic works too just as long as the bead holes will thread onto them.
4) Decorative beads (hearts, colors, etc.) are optional.

Full instructions for this project can be found at  hellobee

Candy Filled “Tackle Box”

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When I saw this candy filled “box” idea my mind went in a ton of different directions – my first thought was heck ya, I want one RIGHT NOW… Continue reading Easy DIY Father’s Day Gifts

May Craft Challenge

                                      May Craft Challenge – incorporate a picture frame into the challenge.

Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

As soon as I saw the framed print at one of my favorite thrift stores, I knew I was going to buy it specifically for the frame (even before I knew that May’s craft challenge involved a picture frame).

This challenge cost me $1.00 – yes you read that right one whole dollar and the reason why is that I already had the rest of the supplies in my craft stash. Check out the price tag in the upper left hand corner of the before picture? Continue reading May Craft Challenge

Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

I often try to think of different and unique ways to a wrap a gift. I have an absolute love of canning jars and vintage aprons so when I saw this idea over at Evermine blog I knew I was going to do this for my own mom this year for Mother’s Day.

apron-inajar-4Here is the vintage apron I will be giving her. Thank goodness this is a quick and easy DIY, which means I still have time to get it done.

                                Mother’s Day Plant Idea – M.O.M.  Herb Container Garden                                                                 Another great idea and the kids can help too…                                   Full tutorial at JDaniel4smom

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I was so excited when I saw this as I’ve always wanted one. The title  says it all – check out the video tutorial. Continue reading Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

March Craft Challenge

March Craft Challenge – make a craft that includes yarn.

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Just in case you are new and this is the first you are hearing about this, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia, (she blogs over at You Can Always Start Now) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge.

In January the theme was canvas, February we used puzzle pieces. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

Lately I’ve been trying a variety of ways to make different size yarn pom-poms. I’ve tried making them on a fork(pretty small), wrapping around my fingers(medium) and using the C cardboard method (these can be as big as you want).   I decided to incorporate my craft challenge with an Easter craft.

Amelia from You Can Always Start Now  was very creative and used only yarn for her craft. She made a headband and a necklace using only her fingers – yes finger knitting. Go check out her blog.

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