Grandparent Gift Idea

This grandparent gift idea is special and simple to put together. Starting a Grandkid Date of the Month Club gives grandparents and grandkids a fun activity to look forward to each month! This could be done for other family members or friends as well. I love how this grandparent gift idea helps foster family connections! Spending time together is […]

Make a Bird Feeder Kit!

Making bird feeders is such a fun activity to do with the kids, and a great way to show our love and appreciation for our feathered friends. These easy bird feeder kits are very frugal to make, and they are sure to bring lots of smiles! I love how such simple materials can make kids so happy!! […]

A Sweet Housewarming Gift Kids Can Make…

We’ve recently had friends of ours move to a new home, fortunately for us it was just down the road a bit.  We also have some new neighbors moving in down the street soon.  The idea of new neighbors and moving is both exciting and confusing to our children, 4 & 6.  While, my daughter […]

DIY Felt Easter Basket…

It’s nearly time for Peter Cottontail to come hopping down the bunny trail and begin delivering those Easter eggs!  ‘Tis also the season for Egg hunts and egg dying and Easter goodies!  Of course with all of those goodies you must have an Easter basket too!  Typically, I’m pretty traditional when it comes to Easter […]

Stamped Polymer Clay Hearts

Christmas is behind us and February is quickly approaching, which, of course, means the next holiday… Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day happens to fall directly between my birthday and my daughter’s birthday.  Needless to say, February is a busy month for us (don’t forget Groundhog’s Day)!  But, despite the busyness we always enjoy making a little something […]

Holiday Gift Kids Can Make — Holiday Lights Card (and a Giveaway)

Looking for some unique and inexpensive handmade gift ideas? Did you know that the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club is full of crafts, recipes, décor, tips, contests, insider information, frugal fun ideas, and more? It’s free to join, and you’re sure to find plenty of handmade gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list! The […]

Homemade Coaster Gift for a Coffee Lover

Handmade gifts are so special to both give and receive.  We got crafty and made an upcycled coaster that would be perfect to give to any coffee lover in your life!   Coffee Coaster Supplies: 3 pages from a magazine or catalog scissors coffee mug  Step 1: Cut each catalog or magazine page into 3 […]

Repurposed Craft for Summer, Sun Catchers…

Summer is in full swing here, the cicadas are chittering, vegetables are growing…We are spending lots and lots of time outside these days imagining, story telling and playing.  With all this time being spent outside, why not decorate the outside just like we decorate inside, right? Here are two DIY suncatcher projects that are great […]

S’mores in a Jar!

Homemade food gifts are awesome–they are fun to give, fun to receive, and fun to eat!  We have a lot of visitors coming this summer and we were trying to come up with a fun little welcome gift for them.  Then it came to me, s’mores in a jar! How to Make S’mores in a […]

5 DIY Gift Ideas for Gardeners

We have been having a fickle Spring this year here on the East Coast.  One with freezing temperatures one day and hot and sticky the next!  But, I’m not complaining and neither is my garden!  My plants are growing more and more everyday and they have been calling me outside to get into the garden! […]

Homemade Gifts for Mother’s Day: Washi Tape Vase

Homemade gifts are perfect for Mother’s Day.  Moms love to get crafts and cards that their kids have made so this washi tape vase kids craft is sure to be a hit! Making a washi tape vase from a Mason jar or jelly jar is so simple that even toddlers can do it with help!  […]

9 Upcycled Gift Ideas for Her

Earth Day is right around the corner. I love that this holiday gets folks thinking about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to think about ways you can turn trash to treasure! Check out these incredible gift ideas made from items we all have around the […]

Recycled Crafts for Kids: DIY Key Wind Chime

Gifts, especially those created by kids, don’t have to cost a lot of money.  In fact, the perfect materials for a thoughtful gift may be sitting in your recycling bin.  Giving old items new life is not only green, it’s a lot of fun.  It is so cool to take something destined for the trash […]

Homemade Alternatives to Easter Candy

Easter morning doesn’t have to equal sugar overload, there are tons of awesome alternatives to Easter candy!  Here are seven homemade Easter gifts for kids that are just as much fun to create as they are to receive.   Spring means warmer weather and more time spent playing outside.  Which makes sidewalk chalk a perfect […]