Crafts - Celebrating Family

How to Make a Wind Chime

I love wind chimes. Not only are they visually pleasing but they make a nice relaxing sound that helps me relieve stress and lifts my mood. My children seem to gravitate towards wind chimes in the store and are constantly asking me to buy some for them. The only problem is that wind chimes can […]

Resource for Online Craft Project Ideas

I am not a naturally crafty person so I am always searching for crafts ideas online. I recently discovered a useful and well organized site called craftprojectideas.com. This site allows you to search for craft project ideas by craft type, age of child completing craft, craft theme, and materials used. Once you search the site, you end up with a list of suggested crafts. When you click on one of those craft ideas you get […]

Holiday Crafts for Kids {Our Family World}

Today’s guest post comes from Taylor who is a contributor over at Our Family World.  She has some family-friendly and fun ideas and you are sure to find something your kiddos will enjoy. One of my favorite things about the holidays is doing holiday crafts with my children. Besides making a gingerbread house, decorating our Christmas stockings, and creating […]

Fall Popcorn Centerpiece

I am so excited about being able to take part in Around My Family Table’s Popcorn Month.  My contribution to the event is a simple yet eye-catching, fall popcorn centerpiece. This is so easy that the kiddos can make it all by themselves.  Head on over and check it out. Click here or on the teaser picture to […]

DIY Hunger Games Shirts Update (New Backs and Color)

I had a blast making these DIY Hunger Games shirts with my friend Wendy several months back. However, the iron on details on the back of the shirt came off way too quickly and I was left with a mess that I couldn’t wear. Originally I simply pulled the lettering off but that ended up looking terrible so I knew I had to come up […]

Fun, Crafty, and Delicious Fall Inspiration

Fall is a special time around here. As much as the kiddos love summer, it is just too hot to do much. Maybe that is why I love fall so much; it ushers out summer and brings a return to outdoor activities. It also leads to the holiday season. In celebration of fall I wanted to share some of my favorite fall […]

Why I Still Like to Color

I admit it, I still like to color. When I was a new college student living on my own, I bought a few coloring books and some colored pencils and doodled from time to time. As I grew into a self-sufficient adult that habit died and I began to be more concerned about the monotonous tasks of adulthood. […]

Pencil Monogram Teacher Gift

While wasting time away on Pinterest recently, I found quite a few awesome teacher gift ideas. I would bet that the advent of Pinterest has greatly improved the quality and creativity of teacher appreciation gifts.  My son and I decided to make the pencil monogram teacher gift for his very dedicated and loving teacher. It was easier than I thought it would be […]

Easy DIY Bird Feeder

This year one of my son’s achievement requirements for Cub Scouts was to make a bird feeder. Most of the feeder ideas I found online required too much prep work or required purchasing several items. I came up with this idea because I wanted something that was easy for the boys and that could be made with items I already had at home. The […]

DIY Hunger Games Shirts

As I mentioned earlier this week, I loved The Hunger Games books and am looking forward to seeing the movie this Sunday. To make the experience more fun, I invited a group to go see the movie together.  I told my friend Wendy that I was planning on making myself a shirt and she said she wanted one, too. […]

Turning Your Dining Table Into a Chalkboard

Eating around the table as a family is an important part of our family’s traditions. Unfortunately our dining table is old, rickety, and needs to be replaced and it seems to detract from our family dinners instead of adding to them. So when I saw the idea of painting your dining table with chalkboard paint I was intrigued. This idea is from Kristen at We Are […]

Valentine’s Day Craft: Hearts and Flowers

Kids love crafts and Valentine’s Day crafts are especially fun, but they can also be expensive. Most of the crafts we do around here use materials we already have on hand. I was recently looking through our arts and crafts supplies when I found a bag of artificial flowers that I had saved from a […]