Mother’s Day “Frank Lloyd Wright” Votive Holders

I invited Clara to join me with a fun lantern project inspired by the art of Frank Lloyd Wright! These colorful votive holders were fun & easy to make — they would be perfect Mother’s Day gifts!! We cut up pieces of colorful tissue paper into 1 inch squares, and Clara attached them to the […]

Marbled Paper Journals

After our amazing encounter with the peacocks at the zoo, we were inspired to make some art!! Lots of marbled paper was made using this technique with beautiful peacock hues of tropical blue, cobalt blue, and apple green — so much fun!! What I love about this project is that each print is so unique — no […]

Sunday Snapshot — Happy Mother’s Day!

…………….from my brother’s puppy, Storm!!  

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Round Up

In case you missed some of our FUN Mother’s Day gift idea posts, here’s a quick round up! From Left to Right:1. Super-Fun Tea Tags2. Lavender Scented Bath Salts3. Chocolate Nut Bark From Left to Right:1. Hand-Painted Pendants2. Ceramic Trivets3. Flower Printed Wrapping Paper From Left to Right:1. Reusable To Do List2. Laminate Bookmarks3. Recipe […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — Personalized Pendants

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have been crafting up a storm in our household! Emily made a whole tray of these personalized initial pendants for her grandmothers and several friends, and I made a bunch too. They are lots of fun to make! First smooth out some oven bake clay to […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — To Do List

These To Do Lists are such a useful gift for Mom — plus they are reusable! The girls had so much fun making these, and you only need a few materials to make one of your own. I took an ordinary sheet of construction paper, folded it in half, and drew a 1 inch margin […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — 2 Ideas for Laminate Samples

Here’s another fun post for our series of Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make (using items found at the hardware store)!! Mark doesn’t know it yet, but I’m secretly plotting to have our kitchen countertops re-done. I picked up some samples, and a few price quotes the last time I was at the hardware […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — Recipe Journal

While Clara was napping, Emily and I made this very special recipe journal for Grandma. Emily thought this would be a particularly useful gift, and I had to agree! Added bonus — We recycled some beautiful paper that was FREE!! Not many people seem to know about this, but if you’re looking for some gorgeous […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — Ceramic Trivets

Another post in our fun series of Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — if you haven’t already done so, send your husband over here, and maybe he’ll take a hint. (wink, wink!) Most of these projects will feature very inexpensive items you can find at any hardware store, so manly men don’t need to […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — Hand Painted Pendants

I thought it would be fun to do a little series on frugal Mother’s Day gifts kids can make, so all you Dads out there… pay attention! (hint, hint) We enjoyed some warm sunshine this afternoon along with some messy art to make these BEAUTIFUL hand-painted pendants! You can find large washers like these at […]