Woodworking Tips for Moms

As a mother, you may not have a whole lot of experience working with wood. Typically, men do most the woodwork around the house, however more and more women are taking an interest in the hobby also. Keeping that in mind, we have some basic tips that will help beginners that are interested in woodwork to get the most out of it.   Make sure the wood grain matches When you are joining two pieces of wood together, in the process of making a frame for example. When you join the two … [Read more...]

Top Sewing Supplies: Essential Tools for Beginners and Experts Alike

Whether you’re an experienced dressmaker or you like to sew in your spare time, there are certain essential tools you will need in your sewing kit. Here’s a rundown on the top sewing supplies and how to keep them in good shape. Tape measure: When you’re measuring fabric, you need a sturdy, rigid tape measure with a lock so that you can measure off long lengths accurately without needing someone there to hold the other end. You can find quality tape measures for sewing at RS. Always keep … [Read more...]

A Living Wall: Framing Living Plants

Doesn’t it seem that the only way to spruce up your white walls is with a new wash of paint or some art prints from Etsy? That’s how everyone else does it, so those must be our only options, right? Not exactly. Thanks to the glory that be, the internet, we’ve discovered that there are other ways to really make the house come alive, and it’s not with a reprint. Discovering Your Green Thumb If you’re not someone who is inherently creative (that’s okay!) it seems way easier to just go out … [Read more...]

Women Can Fix Things Too: Top Tips and Tools for DIY Home Repairs and Projects

While most women haven’t exactly put a ton of stock in their “handyperson” skillset, many women are buying and renting their own homes, and as a result, need to fix things whether or not there’s a man on hand to do the heavy lifting. Sure we’ve seen an upsurge in the popularity of novelty items like pink tools, but many women didn’t grow up learning the basics of how to fix things around the house, big or small. Here’s some tips to get any woman (or man) up to speed on the DIY home repairs … [Read more...]

Making Paper Pinwheels Tutorial – Perfect Spring Craft for Kids!

Making paper pinwheels is a fun way to spend a Spring day. Maybe it's raining outside and your kids can't enjoy the outdoors. This tutorial will help pass the time and allow them to express their creativity with a fun paper craft too! I always enjoyed pinwheels when I was a child. Seeing their bright and colorful shapes spinning fast in a circle was just magical. They are perfect for decorating in the Spring, with the temperatures warming up so you can enjoy the breeze that makes them … [Read more...]

Burlap Bag DIY For Spring

This Burlap Bag is a great DIY For Spring.  Using simple pieces of ribbon, hot glue, and a burlap bag you can update and make this cute idea.  This is ideal for using as a gift bag, decoration, or even a fun way to hold magazines or newspapers in your living room! Burlap Bag DIY For Spring I am a huge fan of cheap craft ideas.  I also love burlap.  The combination of the two makes me a very happy crafter!  This Burlap Bag is a super cute idea with fun Spring colors.  There are countless … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Signs – Mr & Mrs Wedding Gift Idea

These DIY Wedding Signs are a thoughtful way to help the newlyweds celebrate their special day! Most couples register at several locations for wedding gifts and while it is great to get things off of a registry, it is also really fun to make special and personalized wedding gifts!   This Mr. & Mrs. wedding gift idea was simple to make and I love how it turned out.  It was inexpensive yet is personalized in the colors the bride and groom plan to decorate their future home together. … [Read more...]

Planting a Rainbow By Lois Ehlert Craft Ideas for Kids

In the children’s book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, children are taken through the colorful world of gardens. Ehlert’s book shows how a rainbow can be right at your fingertips when you plant a garden of your own, as flowers and plants come in all shades and hues. Planting a Rainbow By Lois Ehlert Craft Ideas for Kids Here are a few kids crafts based on the book Planting a Rainbow, perfect for helping you dive a little deeper into the text and extend the learning. Here is the first … [Read more...]