Upcycle Your Used Candles

Upcycle Your Used Candles

Up-cycle Your Used Candles I get very disappointed when the wicks on my candles burn out and I have candle wax left. I hate throwing it away even though I have a closet full of candles in every shape and size. Some may just see leftover useless wax but I see $$$. This weekend I accidentally ruined my favorite jar candle because I had left it on the oven while I baked for 6 hours.I almost threw it away out of frustration when I had an idea. … [Read more...]

How to Do a Snowman Christmas Ornament

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So it's close to Christmas time, and of course the tree is already up.  But maybe you need a few more ornaments.  Or you are looking for a great craft for the kids school parties.  Or maybe even a family party.  These are SUPER cute and aren't that expensive and the kids love them. What you need: A clear ornament Sugar Peppercorns twig piece of fabric orange construction paper black construction paper … [Read more...]

Thursday Crafts: Bandana Dress

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I am sure you have seen these around.  They are Bandana Dresses.  I have been taking them to craft shows, and they are a HUGE hit. This simple dress can fit a little girl from about 6 months on up to a size 8.  You won't find any other clothing like that.  They are simple to make as well. You will need 2 bandanas 2 yards of ribbon … [Read more...]

Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids

Top 5 Arts and Craft Gifts for Fids

Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids My children love arts and crafts and many times trying to find fun and unique things for them is a challenge. I have created a Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids list to highlight some new and fun ways for your kids to DIY. Each of these crafts are kid friendly and will make  you want to join in with them. Make Your Own Snow Globe - This is a project for both kids and  adults alike.  The Make Your Own Snow Glob kit comes with everything you need to make … [Read more...]

Homemade Hand Scrub

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Homemade Hand Scrub My husband has very dry skin and we are constantly trying new things to help this problem. One of the things he found to work was the hand scrub by Beauticontrol. However, our budget cannot afford this as a frequent purchase.  I came across a few posts on Pinterest about making your own scrubs at home and decided to give it a try. I could not be happier with the results.  The best part of all is it is so simple to make and requires only 2 things. Turn this into a nice DIY … [Read more...]

Craft Box for Kids

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So anyone with kids, knows that the best gift is a BOX.  And the larger the box the better it is.  I mean really they need the room to move around in the box.  And a box is so great for them on so many levels. We had a large box.  I didn't get a before pic, but you can tell that it is large.  My kids have been playing with it for about 2 weeks now.  Well, the top flaps started to rip off.  We thought about throwing away, but the kids were not happy about it.  So we had a quick brain storm … [Read more...]

How to Make a Photo Candle Holder

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Supplies See through Candle holder (I used 1 from the dollar store) tea lights Glue Water Paintbrush Photos (printed on paper or newspaper clippings) Directions In a bowl mix 1 part glue and 2 parts white school glue, if you want it to have frosted glue make sure it’s not the kind that dries clear. Clip out the photos you are going to use, I used newspaper comic clippings, but you can use photos printed on normal printer paper. Use a paint brush to paint some of the glue … [Read more...]

Cute Edible Turkey Decoration for Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Turkey Decor

It's almost Thanksgiving time, and wouldn't you love to see some of these cute turkey's at your thanksgiving table. What you will need 1 package of striped cookies, 1 bag large marshmallows 1 bag candy corn 1 package fudge cookies. Now you can change out the cookies if you would like, but this is what I am using. For the "glue" you just need to mix some powder sugar and water. Now assembly is easy.  Put the fudge cookie on the bottom with some of the "glue".  Put … [Read more...]

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Liquid Handsoap

We are constantly using handsoap in our house. It seems like every week I am replacing the one in the bathroom and kitchen. Since I love the Bath and Body Works foaming handsoap this added up very fast. So I switched to buying the large refill container but I could only find the foaming refill at Target. This too added up cost wise and so I figured I would try the dollar store. Well it turned out to really dry out our hands so I was spending the saved money on lotion. Determined to find a way to … [Read more...]