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IKEA hack DIY weighted blanket

When my friend’s son Daniel was having trouble sleeping because of his anxiety, she was advised to get him a weighted blanket, which would help with his sensory processing issues as well. Research quickly showed that weighted blankets were rather expensive, and she hesitated. When I offered to help her make one from scratch, she jumped at the chance, especially when she realized we could choose any fabric pattern she wanted. I decided that the easiest way to get started on this was with a duv...
Tags: Crafts, Anxiety, Ikea, Blanket, Make, Weighted Blanket


Flea market find nightstand make-over

This little nightstand had seen better days. With its drawer front off and huge scratches everywhere, I wasn’t sure I wanted to bother but my mom needed one for her guest room so I thought I would try bringing this one back to life. Fixing the drawer was actually pretty easy. A little wood glue did the trick. I knew I wanted to replace the hardware so I filled in the original holes with some Minwax Wood Filler. Next up, a paint job. When a piece has so many dings and scratches and isn’t rea...
Tags: Crafts, Make, Minwax Wood Filler Next


Make a giant Lite Brite

Jo and I were recently asked to do decorations for a corporate event with an 80s theme, and they really wanted us to go all out. We love to do party decor in a really grand scale, and the guests needed some party entertainment, so we looked to classic 80s toys for inspiration. We instantly fell in love with the idea of creating a giant Lite Brite toy, which would serve as both decoration and entertainment. Building a giant Lite Brite was quite an undertaking, but we are super pleased with out...
Tags: Crafts, Retro, 80's, Toy, Jo, Ryobi, Make, Lite Brite, Party Decoration


St Patricks Day Coloring Page for Preschoolers

This simple St Patricks Day coloring page is perfect for preschoolers. Little hands will have fun coloring this lucky dog.  If you are having a party this coloring sheet would be the perfect activity. You might even like to serve these pot of gold cupcakes or these rainbow frosted cupcakes. Kids will also love making hidden treasure rocks or make them ahead and send them home as a party favor! St Patricks Day Coloring Page I am loving that four leaf clover around the dog’s eye! Lucky dog ind...
Tags: Crafts, Make, St Patrick's Day, Free Coloring Pages


Vintage foot locker trunk turned coffee table

When I spotted a vintage foot locker at my local flea market recently, I couldn’t pass it up. It was in great shape and begging to be flipped into something new. It looked like the perfect size for a coffee table. After cleaning it up and lightly sanding it, I started on updating the metal pieces. I wanted all the metal on the trunk to be gold so I used metallic spray paint to cover it all, not worrying about overspray for now. In my opinion, it already looks better! For the side panels of ...
Tags: Crafts, Furniture, Flea Market, Coffee Table, Casey, Make


Mason Jar Crafts

Mason Jar Crafts are a quick and easy project, there are so many fun ideas you can use to make mason jars! So grab some glass mason jars and enjoy these craft ideas. You will love these home decor ideas. If you love mason jars you will love this post on fall mason jars and here is another way to make  a treat with these 18 gifts in a jar, they make great homemade gifts . Mason Jar Crafts Give your kitchen some style with Mason Jar Soap Dispensers! They’re inexpensive to make and brings t...
Tags: Crafts, Mason, Mason Jar, Make, Arts & Crafts, Made By You Monday, Mason Jar Crafts, Mason Jar Soap Dispensers, Bottle Crafts, Craft Ideas, Mason Jar Gifts, Mason Jar Bathroom Storage, Glitter Gold Mason Jars, Mason Jar Utensil Holder Making


Cute Summer Nail Designs

Have cute summer nail designs this summer with these easy nail tutorials!  I am amazed at how many nail art designs there are.  For every season you can show off amazing nails. These nail art tutorials will show you so many ways to give your nails color for summer! Cute Summer Nail Designs Wow! you will be mesmerized seeing 20 summer nail designs being painted.  Looking for a cheaper option than nail polish? These nails are painted with acrylic paint. Just give a clear top coat of nail polis...
Tags: Crafts, China, Make, Pearly Nails


Harry Potter Funk Pop Hogwarts castle display

Mini Me has a very large collection of Harry Potter Funko Pops. They are actually her favorite toys and she loves adding to her make believe world. However, she didn’t have a Hogwarts castle or any way to display her figures when she wasn’t playing with them. I was shopping at Michaels and saw this wooden play castle in a whole new light. The scale was perfect for her Pop figures! After painting the entire castle grey using Multi-Surface paint, I used a stencil I found at Michaels to add ston...
Tags: Crafts, Disney, Harry Potter, Harry, Hermione, Snape, Michaels, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, FANG, Hagrid, Make, Harry Potter Yule Ball, Harry Potter Hedwig, Harry Potter Funk Pop Hogwarts, Tri Wizard Tournament Party Harry Potter


Harry Potter Funko Pop Hogwarts castle display

Mini Me has a very large collection of Harry Potter Funko Pops. They are actually her favorite toys and she loves adding to her make-believe world. However, she didn’t have a Hogwarts castle or any way to display her figures when she wasn’t playing with them. I was shopping at Michaels and saw this wooden play castle in a whole new light. The scale was perfect for her Pop figures! After painting the entire castle grey using multi-surface paint, I used a stencil I found at Michaels to add ston...
Tags: Crafts, Disney, Harry Potter, Hermione, Snape, Michaels, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, FANG, Great Hall, Hagrid, Make, Harry Potter Yule Ball, Tri Wizard Tournament Party Harry Potter, Harry Potter Funko Pop Hogwarts


8 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip

When you travel frequently with kids, you learn a thing or two. Not only do you learn what works, you learn what doesn’t! Let me help you on your next road trip with the kids. Here are my go-to ways to entertain the kids on a family road trip. You will love these road trip games for kids. Plus, I have a fun, free printable for you! 8 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip Prizes I will admit it. I am not above bribing my kids on really long car trips. I hit the dollar store before packing up ...
Tags: Crafts, States, Steph, Make, Kid's Activities


How to get my music on Napster for free

Getting your music on the top music streaming services and download stores is easy and free when you distribute through RouteNote. Veterans of online music streaming, Napster are one of many services we can send your music to. Napster helped to pioneer the shape of online music in the early 2000s, launching in 1999 offering file sharing that centred around making music easily shared. Whilst they were many peoples first experience of getting music online and introduced people to the idea of n...
Tags: Apple, Downloads, Spotify, Music, Money, Free, Youtube, Global, Artists, Indie, How To, Musicians, Services, Streaming, Stores, Sell


Christmas tree toss party game for kids

I was trying to come up with a fun kids’ game for the kids at my upcoming Christmas party, and found inspiration in the Halloween party game idea we had a few years ago. I knew I could easily adapt that tossing game for Christmas by making a tree-shaped game board, adding ornament-shaped targets, and using jingle bells for the playing pieces! I started out by cutting a giant triangle out of a piece of foam core, then wrapping it with silver foil giftwrap. You could stop with just the wrapping...
Tags: Crafts, Christmas, Celebrate, Kid, Tree, Jingle Bell, Make, Party Game


Owl upcycled wood candle holders

One of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays is with light, and candles are an easy and inexpensive way to add holiday warmth to any home. I love creating unique holders to match the season and our decor, and this year I wanted to create something rustic and a little quirky for my mantle. I decided to upcycle some wood from my scrap pile, and chose some nice chunky 4×4 posts. They were the perfect start to a salvaged wood project, and just needed a little paint and imagination. The f...
Tags: Crafts, Wood, Upcycled, Owl, Jo, Ryobi, Make, Candle Holder


Redo dollar store Christmas ornaments

Looking through my Christmas decorations, I found a bunch of outdated, inexpensive Christmas ornaments that were ready for either the trash or a whole new look. They were mostly dollar store ornaments that I’d picked up years ago to fill space on my tree, but I didn’t need them anymore. They weren’t old enough to be vintage and cool, they were just outdated. They had good bones, and just needed a refresh in their style and color. I’m going to have a rustic Christmas tree this year, so I won...
Tags: Crafts, Christmas, Celebrate, Ornament, Make, Patina, Refinish, Metal Effects Blue Patina Kit


8-Bit Super Mario pixel art Christmas wreath

My niece recently found her stash of Perler Beads and asked me if I wanted to help her make something with them. I knew immediately that I wanted to do some retro pixel art with the original 8-bit Super Mario Brothers game characters. With Christmas coming up soon, we decided that making a Super Mario wreath decoration would be the perfect project for us. To start out, I painstakingly created the sprite patterns we would need for all the 8-bit Mario characters. I made pixel art patterns for ...
Tags: Crafts, Christmas, Mario, Celebrate, Super Mario, Rudolph, Pixel Art, Perler, Make, Mario Luigi, Wreath, Koopa Troopa


How To Make A Bow And Arrow Out Of PVC

Learn how to make a bow and arrow with easy to find supplies.  Use PVC pipe to make a fun bow and arrow for kids. How To Make A Bow And Arrow Out Of PVC When my boys were little we did several parties centered around this PVC bow and arrow. Now we have a little girl who just saw the movie Brave, so these wildly fun bow and arrows have made another appearance. This DIY bow and arrow made out of PVC is really cool.  It is an easy way to learn how to make a bow and arrow for kids, and encourage...
Tags: Crafts, Tutorial, How To, Brave, Arrow, Pvc, Make, Crafts For Kids, Arts & Crafts, Kid's Crafts, Bow, Kids Activities, Bow-and-arrow, Brave-movie, Brave-movie-crafts, crafts-for-movie-Brave


DIY farmhouse kitchen renovation before and after

Jo’s parents’ kitchen was a thing of beauty back in the early 90s when they designed it, but it has become woefully out of place in this century. Jo has wanted to renovate the outdated kitchen for years, so when the opportunity came up this summer for us to work with The Home Depot to create a DIY farmhouse kitchen for them, we jumped at the chance. You can see the full reveal of our kitchen re-do on The Home Depot’s blog, with more details about the awesome appliances we added to the kitchen,...
Tags: Kitchen, Crafts, Home Depot, Buffalo, Renovation, Helsinki, Jo, Hampton Bay, Make


Yard Yahtzee

My kiddos love games. The bigger they get, the bigger they want their games! We were getting ready for a family event and I thought it would be super fun to create a DIY Yard Yahtzee game with large dice for the family to enjoy! Free Yahtzee This is a great way to gather everyone together for a little fun this summer. The dice are super easy to make, I whipped up 2 sets in a couple of hours. They are simple 4x4x4 blocks of wood that are faux stained with BB Frösch Chalk Paint. When they ar...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Home Depot, Pinterest, Diy Projects, Benjamin Moore, Don, Lou, Ben Moore, Building Projects, Make, Yahtzee, Kid's Activities, Mink, Yard Games, BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder You


Tootsie Pop Pipe Cleaner Spider

Tootsie Pop pipe cleaner spider, ghosts and pumpkins have always been a popular Halloween craft at our house.  They make great classroom treats or even a fun classroom party craft. Pipe Cleaner Spider Tootsie Pop Pipe Cleaner Spider Supplies It doesn’t take much to make these spider lollipops! A simple pipe cleaner easily turns into a spider. Tootsie Pops (or similar round ball sucker) .39(10mm) inch wiggly eyes 1-inch black pom poms Black Chenille Pipe Cleaners Glue ( I do like a thicker ...
Tags: Crafts, Halloween, Holiday Crafts, Don, Make


Halloween Crafts for kids

Do you love to celebrate Halloween? These Halloween crafts for kids will provide hours of fun.  You will find easy Halloween crafts, treats and activities perfect for parties, decorating our houses and making tons of memories!   So skip the Haunted House and have fun with these ideas for kids. Halloween Crafts for Kids Paper spider webs are the perfect decoration for Halloween. Here is all the info you need on how to make a paper spider web for your next Halloween party. Recycled baby food...
Tags: Crafts, Halloween, Celebrate, Holiday Crafts, Haunted House, Make, Crafts For Kids, Kid's Activities, Made By You Monday, Easy-halloween-cupcakes, Halloween Crafts, Candy Bar Covers, Easy Spider Soap. Boo Bowling game, Halloween Crafts For Kids, Made By You Monday Wrap Up, Mummy Treat Containers


Building a custom kitchen banquette and table

Jo and I recently completed an amazing kitchen renovation for her parents, and as part of it, we built them new custom banquette seating and a variation on a farmhouse table. The transformation from their old eating area to the new was astounding. I mean, just look at what they had before! Building the banquette was a custom job all the way. Because every space is different, and every family has different seating needs, I’m not going to be able to give you complete step-by-step banquette b...
Tags: Kitchen, Crafts, Table, Build, Seating, Farmhouse, Jo, The Home Depot, Make, Banquette, Varathane Wood Stain, Carbon Gray


Metallic paint pour fall leaves

I can’t pass by the Target Dollar Spot without stopping to browse. Starbucks in hand, I always come out of there with a few treasures! This time, I found these wooden, fall shapes that were just begging to be brought home. I wanted to add a personal touch to these so I decided to try paint pouring on them. I liked the wood as well though so I taped off parts of each leaf and the acorn to keep some of the wood color. I hadn’t tried using all metallic paints for pouring yet so I went with som...
Tags: Crafts, Fall, Leaves, Starbucks, Make, Paint Pour


How to make slime without borax and only two ingredients!

Have you ever wondered how to make slime without borax? This gak / slime recipe is only two ingredients and is Borax free!  Yep, only two ingredients and you will be able to really impress your kids and keep them entertained for hours! How to make slime without borax Updated! I saw on the Today Show how Borax can burn kids while making slime.  I was shocked at the severity of the skin burns and checked to make sure my slime recipe was completely safe. Which it is! To be extra cautious always...
Tags: Crafts, Don, Elmer, Make, Kid's Activities, Fun Things To Do With Kids, Slime Recipe, Borax Free Slime


Organization center for entryway with to-do list basket

At our recent neighborhood yard sale, I picked up a vintage picnic basket for just a few bucks. It was filthy and had a cracked lid, but it had great style and potential, and I knew I could transform it into something new. As I continued to visit the sales in the neighborhood, I came up with an idea to turn it into an errand basket to keep by the door. I decided to place it on an entry table that also serves as an organization center, with the errand basket and to-do list built right in. Wh...
Tags: Crafts, Organization, Ikea, Lagoon, Picnic, Jo, Make, Organize, TODO, Refurbish, Errand, Frog Tape Painters Tape, Frog Tape


Back to school and teacher appreciation favor box printables

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost back-to-school time already! A teacher friend of mine was looking for a way to welcome back her students, so I pitched in and designed some favor boxes for her to hand out. Stuffed with school supplies and decorated with our free, printable, school-themed labels, these boxes are a perfect way to ring in the new school year. And since I was at it anyway, I also designed some teacher appreciation labels that would be good for either the beginning or end of...
Tags: Crafts, School, Back To School, Don, Make, Microsoft Office Word, Crayon, Mini Pizza Box


Vintage metal peacock chair update

At a recent garage sale, I found this pair of vintage metal peacock chairs and fell in love at first sight! The lady selling them had started refinishing them but never got around to doing anything with them. I just knew I had to give them some love. After giving them a thorough spray down with my electric pressure washer (which I love) I simply applied a few coats of orange spray paint. I started with one brand that I shall not name and quickly switched to Rustoleum to finish the job. I shou...
Tags: Crafts, Pool, Vintage, Make, Spray Paint, Refurbish


Make your own cooling neck wraps

Summers here in Kentucky get really hot and humid, and keeping cool while outside is imperative. I spend a lot of time outside in the summer, tending to my vegetable garden or working on projects. When my hands are full, it’s difficult to keep cool, so I thought I would make some cooling neck wraps for hands-free cooling. They came out so great that Jo snatched a few for her family’s upcoming amusement park trip! What makes a neck cooling scarf a success is its ability to stay wet for hours,...
Tags: Crafts, Kentucky, Cool, Sewing, Scarf, Jo, Make, Neck Wrap


DIY cooling face mist spray bottles with printable labels

During the hot, hot, days of summer, we do everything we can to keep cool. One great way to keep cool is by spritzing your face with a fine mist of water. A cooling face mist can be a welcome feeling, and the spray mist bottles we sell on Amazon are perfect for just that. But as functional as they are, they need to be cute, too! So I made a set of labels, and we’re sharing the free printable with you. Just download our and print as many as you need. These labels are ready to just cut ou...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Cool, Make, Essential Oil, Face Mist, Sprayer


Fun DIY paddle fans for summer parties

This has been an exceptionally hot and humid summer for us, and every time we spend time outdoors, we need extra cooling help. One way I found to make this fun and easy is with DIY paddle fans. I wanted something fun and quirky, so I took inspiration from the coldest thing I could think of — an ice cube! I used a big, bold image of an ice cube to create a that I’m happy to share with you all. Our paddle fan printable includes front and back images so the fans can be two-sided. For each f...
Tags: Crafts, Cool, Outdoor, Make, Paddle Fan


Travel Memory Shadow Box

This post is in partnership with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018.All opinions and ideas on how to make a shadow box are my own.  I am excited to show you how easy it is to turn your vacation souvenirs into a work of art.  A shadow box is a great way to display photographs and mementos to remember all those special memories, and Adobe Photoshop Elements makes it so easy!   Travel Shadow Box Supplies Photo – My photo was 8 1/2″ X 11″ in size Computer Photoshop Elements 2018   (download your fre...
Tags: Crafts, Adobe, Diy Projects, Bradley, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Make