26 Beach Themed Crafts to Celebrate the Ocean in a Decorative Way!

Do you love spending time at the shore?  Do you line your pockets with seashells and take millions of photos of ocean sunsets?  If you are drawn to the smell of salt water and the sound of crashing waves, these beach themed crafts will be a huge hit!!Beach Themed Crafts When I was growing up, I lived right on Long Island Sound.  I regularly went to the beach after dinner with my mom to walk on the sand and look for sea glass.  I ended up with bowls of shells, smooth stones, and some wonderful memories.  If you will be at the beach this … [Read more...]

How to Blow Out an Egg for Decorating

Easter is fast approaching and Easter egg decorating is on many of our 'to do' lists this month.  If you are tired of buying plastic eggs or want to save your 'real' eggs from year to year, you need to learn how to blow out an egg for decorating.  We have attempted this project several times and have learned a few key tips over the years that I thought I would share with you.  If you really want to have fun with this, hand the eggs to your kids and then grab the camera.  There are some seriously fun Easter memories to be made by blowing out … [Read more...]

Easy Thankful Tree Craft to Remember What Matters Most

Well, the chaotic presidential election of 2016 is over and I must admit that I am not all that pleased with the results.  I find myself getting caught up with the anger and frustration that many Americans have felt these past several months.  As a result, I wanted a reminder of the things that are truly important in life. This thankful tree craft is my way of reminding myself that no matter who sits in the White House, I still have a lot of things to be thankful for.With Thanksgiving coming in a few weeks, I am reminded of our yearly … [Read more...]

Make This Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe for the Littlest Trick or Treaters!

Have you ever opened the door on Halloween night only to find an adorable baby with a plastic bucket in hand? This pumpkin spice playdough recipe is the perfect treat for kids who are just too tiny to be eating candy. When my children were very, VERY tiny, I used to dress them up in cute, itty bitty costumes and take them Trick or Treating to the friends and neighbors that we hung out with regularly.  Of course, they wanted something to put into the tiny plastic pumpkin we brought along and usually just tossed in candy that my baby was never … [Read more...]

Easy Bottle Cap Pumpkin Craft is Awesome Fun for Everyone!

My husband is a bit of a beer snob and rarely drinks a beer that comes from a can. That means I had more than enough bottle caps to make this bottle cap pumpkin craft! When we first moved to this house 10 years ago, we installed a bottle cap remover on the wall in the garage.  We placed a box under it to catch all the caps that popped off. After 10 years, we have accumulated a whole bunch of bottle caps!  I have been trying my hand at a few bottle cap crafts over the last year and honestly, even very uncrafty ME can turn a bottle cap into a … [Read more...]

Easy Bat Craft Project for Kids Makes Upcycling Fun!

This easy bat craft project for kids makes upcycling fun!  Crafting is a great way to spend a chilly, October afternoon.  With Halloween quickly approaching, getting into the spooky spirit of the holiday is a fun activity to keep kids busy.  Crafting is always a lot more eco-friendly when you can take things you find around your home and turn them into something new.  Not to mention the money you save on expensive 'craft kits' sold at a lot of specialty stores! This creepy little egg carton bat is a fun upcycled craft for Halloween.  You will … [Read more...]

How to Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs

Have you ever bought craft supplies on Amazon because they were wicked cheap but you had to buy like 4 million of that item?  I decided to make bottle cap magnet lady bugs because what the heck else was I going to do with several pounds worth of tiny circular magnets?  Seriously!  I bought them for a project, used 3 and now am left with so many magnets I don't have a clue how to start using them all up!  Since spring is coming and I am a huge fan of lady bugs, I decided to spend my morning making bottle cap magnet lady bugs!  We are always … [Read more...]

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board: A Simple Gift for Only Pennies!

Many years ago, I was in charge of the environmental club at my kid's elementary school.  When Earth Day rolled around, we wanted to give each of them a small token to celebrate a day we all worked so hard to support.  But, of course, we had no budget for gifts and didn't want to get useless plastic stuff that would totally go against the 'green and eco friendly' message we were trying to spread.  We finally found a seed company to donate packages of seeds to us but boy do I wish I had come across this DIY tic tac toe game board back … [Read more...]

Easy Upcycled Scrapbook Makes Box Top Collecting Easy!

This upcycled scrapbook craft is part of a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.During the course of my very chaotic day, I have a tendency to lose things.  No matter how hard I try to keep track of STUFF, it ends up missing more often than not.  My husband wonders why I never answer my cell phone.  Most likely because I have left it in a bathroom and can't hear it when it rings.  My glasses have gone missing repeatedly...usually to be found after minutes of searching sitting … [Read more...]

Easy Earth Day Craft: Bottle Cap Garden Art

If you are looking for an easy Earth Day craft, you need to start looking at the things you normally throw away.  One of the best things we can do to help save our planet is to stop throwing away so much trash.  There are so many things that we throw away or recycle every single day that could actually be put to use in our homes.  Egg cartons are great for starting seeds for the garden.  Vegetable scraps make wonderful compost for our yards.  Cardboard cereal boxes can be cut up and used to make homemade car air fresheners.  We can do our part … [Read more...]