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

Spring is almost here and it is the perfect time to get crafty and learn how to make bottle cap magnets! 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 … [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...]

How to Make Washi Tape Bookmarks

Have you ever been in the middle of a good book and need to mark your place when you set it down?  Maybe the phone rings and you can't ignore it again.  Maybe it's time to pick up the kids at school but you're going to bring your book to read in the carpool line.  Of course, you can't find a bookmark so you end up sticking weird things in the book to mark your place.  Maybe a paper coaster or an expired coupon that you meant to throw away.  They get the job done but are certainly not the prettiest way to mark your spot.  You could always turn … [Read more...]

How to Make a Duct Tape Hair Bow

Tonight I am taking my daughter to the One Direction concert here in Atlanta.  She is beyond excited to be spending the evening listing to One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer at a live concert with several of her friends.  I am thinking I may need to bring some ear plugs with me along with my camera!  This is her first concert and she is decking herself out in One Direction 'stuff'.  I bought her a Tshirt to wear, which she loves.  She is also sporting One Direction socks, and a One Direction bracelet and even One Direction perfume.  Can you … [Read more...]

How to Make a Car Air Freshener

Skip the expensive and overly fragranced car smells and learn how to make a car air freshener with essential oils. I drive a very old vehicle.  In fact, I drive a 14-year-old pickup truck that I am praying will last a couple more years so my teenage son can learn to drive on it.  My truck is not exactly pristine, although I try to keep it as clean as possible.  The biggest thing I don't like about it is the smell some days.  It just smells a bit musty and OLD.  Especially on rainy days!  In order to combat the smell of old car, I like to put a … [Read more...]

Four Easy Salt Dough Crafts

Last year my daughter was given a school project that, of course, needed parental assistance.  Her job was to make a model of the ocean flour using salt dough.  Honestly, I had never worked with salt dough before and was a little intimidated.  I am not usually the most crafty of individuals.  I usually end up with glue gun burns and paint in my hair!  But, I was really amazed at how easy salt dough was to make AND how incredibly easy it was to mold into the shape of an ocean floor!  A little bit if paint and some plastic sea creatures and she … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Craft: Tin Can Pumpkins!

Fall is almost here!  Despite the God awful heat and humidity, we have been experiencing here in Georgia this week the calendar says fall is on the way.  I am starting to see leaves drop off from the trees and it is darker in the evenings earlier that it was last month.  Soon we will have crisp, cool mornings and piles of leaves in the yard to rake up.  Okay, that part of fall I am not looking forward to! I decided to try my hand at an easy fall craft and turn some leftover tin cans into decorative pumpkins to adorn my table.  If you are … [Read more...]

Remember Birthdays with a DIY Birthday Calendar and Hallmark #ValueCards

This post about how to remember birthdays  and the Hallmark Value Cards has been sponsored. I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Many years ago I had only a few key birthdays I needed to remember.  My parents, my sister, my grandmother....all were fairly well ingrained in my head and people got cards and gifts for each special occasion.  As the years have gone by (and I got married) I have acquired … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Ice Packs

As I get older I find that I suffer from more and more aches and pains.  Of course, it would probably help if I stopped doing things like Taekwondo and leaping through 3 foot waves with my children.  But I don't WANT to stop being active so I have learned to deal with middle aged injuries with Ibuprofen and ice packs.  Of course, this means I go through an awful lot of ice packs during any given weeks.  And now my husband is starting to feel a few aches and pains as well and the result is that we are always fighting over the one ice pack that … [Read more...]