Category Archives: crafts

Thrifty craft organization

I found a great “over the door” storage/ shoe holder at Goodwill for $3.97.  I loved the fabric and the varying sizes of pouches it offered.  When I got it home I realized that our playroom closet door has a … Continue reading

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A love bowl

I know it’s a bit early to for valentine’s crafts but hey, we wanted to make something out of salt dough and this is what came about. Love bowls…. First we made the salt dough and used heart cookie cutters … Continue reading

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Santa’s Workshop

I hosted a “Santa’s Workshop”  playgroup which fell on St. Nicholas day.   The kids completed craft projects as special gifts for mom and dad for Christmas.  They played and ate cookies (the cut and bake kind-because I was too … Continue reading

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DIY seasonal magnets and holiday lists

\Holiday Cheer We’ve begun Our Christmas prep. 1. Completed Christmas photo cards.  All ordered and all stuffed in the envelopes. 2. Bought a 2011 ornament for each child. 3.  Complete list of what seasonal activities we want to try to fit … Continue reading

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DIY Thanksgiving place cards

Using supplies I had in my craft bins we made some fun place holders for all the kiddos joining us for Thanksgiving dinner.  Chances are that you do not have all the supplies I have used for this project at … Continue reading

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The big fork and spoon

I bought this bulletin board at the Pottery Barn outlet several years ago and I knew I would find just the right use for it someday.  Fortunately, I came up with an idea before it had to go out with the “de-stuffing” … Continue reading

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Apples and Oats

We have gone apple picking several times this fall.  We love apples here and go through them like crazy.  The kids can be found walking around with whole apples hanging from their mouths almost daily. We made 2 large batches … Continue reading

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Green and Free Easter Decorating

Green and Free/frugal often go hand in hand.  To decorate for Free simple use what you already have at home.  Many things can be revamped to fit the current holiday’s theme.  This will cost you $0 and be eco-friendly because you … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the Easter Basket

  I am in no shortage of handled baskets around here.  But I wanted to make something for each of my kids that could be used year after year.  I thought about decorating baskets that I had but just wasn’t … Continue reading

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Alphabet Curtains

Fabric Curtains…..too predictable!  Why not just use ribbon, scrapbook paper, and a wrapping paper roll.  Well, ok I think I will! You will also need:  Scissors, hot glue gun, fabric to cover wrapping paper roll, optional ( Exacto knife and … Continue reading

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