Category Archives for "DIY/Crafts"

May 2, 2018

Ideas for Star Wars Birthday Parties

This was our year to celebrate in a big way for my son who was turning six. He wanted a Star Wars themed birthday pool party. So that’s what we did.I imagine he is not alone and that lots of kiddos are asking for Star Wars Birthday Parties this year.

Star Wars Birthday Parties are so much fun and easy to put together. We have all the ideas you need to make you party a success

 

This was his first and likely his only BIG birthday celebration as a little kid (we will do another big celebration once during the teen years). We usually just have we have a small intimate family gathering with dinner and cake and ice cream without the over the top celebrating. Or we do an activity birthday where I kids get to pick a friend and go to an amusement park or the movies. I want them to know they are special and their birtthdays are a cause for celebration but I do not think you need to go all out with a themed birthday party every year. However, when I do through a big party I am all in. So check out all the ideas below that you will need to make your Star Wars Birthday Parties a huge success.

How to Prepare a Star Wars Birthday Party

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April 26, 2018

How to Make a Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gift Idea

How to Make a Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Graduation Wreath

It is that time again. Graduation. The start of a new life. Well the start of adulthood, the time when your children become adults and they are done with required school. I can’t imagine how exciting it is to have a graduate and how difficult it is to let go of your baby. I do know that graduating high school or college is a huge accomplishment and it deserves a gift.

In our home cash and gift cards have always been welcome. I mean who wouldn’t want cash? Who doesn’t need a gift card. That is why I loved this Graduation Personalized Gifts Idea, learn how to make a graduation wreath with gift cards and money. I set a budget of $100. I am sure there will be people who will give less and some who will give more you can easily do this Graduation Wreath project for $50 or less. If you do not roll the bills and instead fold them over the wreath it will be cheaper.

Here’s How to Make a Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Graduation Wreath

This diy graduation wreath idea will require a wire wreath I got my at walmart for under $3.00. It is the same one but smaller that I used to make my cool diaper wreath.

Learn how to make a baby diaper wreath

Then get dollar bills and gift cards from places near the college. I usually put $5- $10 on each card depending on what it was. I did $10 for the pizza and the food and $5 on the Dunkin Doughnuts and the Dollar Tree.

Money Graduation Wreath

You will take a dollar bill and roll it with the one on the top. You will need to roll all the bills the same way or the wreath will look funny.

Money Graduation Wreath

Then you rubber band the money on the wreath.

Graduation money wreath

Graduation money wreath 2015

I found this sign for $1.00 to put on it or you can use the amount of the money to add to the bottom. Get it 20 1 5 for 2015.

graduation money wreath with gift cards

I then used a glue gun to put on the gift cards. You can also use double stick tape or tie them on with ribbons. I am sure whomever receives this will be very happy.

graduaton wreath

graduation wreath

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Check out these graduation gift ideas

Gold Bracelet Jewelry Graduation Gifts – YouMiYa 2018 Inspirational Bracelets Series

Aurora World Plush Graduation Bear, Black Cap, 8.5″

Amazon.com Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box (Classic Black Card Design)

LParkin Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams Necklace/Keychain

Hallmark Graduation Greeting Card (Graduation Cap With Tassel Never Underestimate All You Have to Offer the World)

Black Congrats Grad Money Gift Card Box Graduation Party

Graduation Keychain with Scroll, “2018” Charm and Compass

Graduation Photo and Diploma Keepsake Frame

Collections Etc Class of 2018 Memories Keepsake Tassel & Diploma Holder Box

Graduation Party Supplies

OULII 24Pcs Graduation Cap Shaped Gift Box Candy Sugar Chocolate Box for Graduation Party Favor

Graduation Photo Booth Props (50Count)

Graduation Party Banner

Freshman Survival Kit Graduation Gift all wrapped up

Freshman Year Survival Kit Graduation Gift Idea

graduation money necklace

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Necklace

FREE “I’m Bored” Jar Printable For Kids

FREE “I’m Bored” Jar Printable For Kids

FREE "I'm Bored" Jar Printable For Kids

Today was the last full week of school for my kids. That means only 3 more days until summer starts. YAY right? The kids are so excited they could burst. But as a mom I know that that excitement will quickly wear away by week two, day 3, 9am. It happens the same time each year without fail. And when it does, the kids will let you know. They will come up to you dragging their feet, and sour faces and exclaim with a sigh, “MOM, I’m SO bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!”. Here we have 2 choices. We can tell them to go watch some TV (and no judgement here, sometimes we all go that route) or we can direct them to an activity. So that’s where the idea for the “I’m Bored” Jar comes in!

I'm Bord Jar Printable

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March 23, 2018

Ideas For Kids Over Break

Ideas For Kids Over Break

It is spring here. You wouldn’t know that since there is snow on the ground and my children are home for the second day in a row. I am on the brink of insanity since I still have work to do. Then I got to thinking even though they do not have school. I bet I could find a way to teach them something.  I just needed Ideas for Kids Over Break.

Do you want your kids to learn something new over the break? Like painting, drawing or even photography. Or maybe you also want to learn to quilt, knit or learn some new gardening tips. You have to check out #Craftsy. Start your 7-day free trial now of Craftsy Unlimited to get access to thousands of hours of unlimited videos and classes. Join our giveaway for a chance to win FREE one year subscription of Craftsy Unlimited #ad

Are you tired of hearing I am bored? Do you have a nervous breakdown when your kids are at home from school? (I do.) Do not worry I love mine to the moon and back but I can’t keep them entertained forever and more importantly I do not have the funds to buy them everything they think they want.  What I do have is a desired to help them learn new things. I love when they can find those gifts that they have and use them. I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am when they are excited and happy.

I have three kids, and they are all different. They differ in age, gender, and interest. They also vary in learning style so how did I find a resolution for all three children at the same time on a limited budget?

Am I magical?

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Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter is almost here, and it’s a fun holiday for kids. It’s also a great opportunity for us parents to bond with our children and make memories with them. One thing that my kids and I love to do is to make holiday craft projects. It’s a special way to bond with them and also to nurture and encourage creativity. Over the years we have made several Easy Easter Crafts so I thought of rounding up my favorites and share with you some of our new discovery of Easter craft ideas.

Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

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