any size can and wrapping paper - perfect to hold the kids supplies...easy enough to find an empty can and some cute paper
Wall decals and a wrapping paper! Perfect for the kids to help with. Dollar store wall decor and some wrapping paper.
I like the cute paper underneath. You could find any cute card stock or wrapping paper to go with any theme party to use to bring color to my white platters and to the food too.
Words to Live By
Great idea for a cereal box Valentine holder/carrier -- use some wrapping paper to cover up the brand, make a large enough slit for cards to be inserted, attach a handle with whatever material you can scrounge, and have your kids decorate theirs as they desire!
Clever: turn empty toilet paper rolls and a shoe box into a storage caddy! Perfect for kids art supplies...
This easy homemade Christmas gift is perfect to have the kids help you make. This cute gift is perfect for teaches, neighbors, grandparents, and friends. You can fill it with whatever you’d like, but we used a bar of soap. Here’s how to make this cute and simple reindeer towel gift: Supplies: Brown wash cloth White pipe cleaners 6 small bells … Continue reading →
Find an inexpensive bookshelf at your local Goodwill and paint it any color you like and then if you like add a fun background with wrapping paper or scrapbook paper if you want a more fun look. Just add wine and glass hooks to hang your bottles and glasses! It's that easy and it makes for a great entertaining space!
DIY Projects and Gift Ideas
Bike Rack for Wrapping Paper | Store your wrapping paper in an empty bike rack and hang gift bags from the bars.
All Black Everything
So go find some old fabric scraps and make a few of your own. What an easy, thrifty, and cute way to add some color to a room!
Crafty things to make
Mix and Post
Empty bottles become holiday-ready candleholders with some silvery wrapping paper and lush green ribbons
Office Space Large drawers under the bench are the perfect place to organize files and paperwork. The drawers are large enough to hold legal-size hanging files.
DIY Cinnamon Star Ornaments | These smell so good! And they're easy enough to make, the kids can do it!
Keeps them from opening early!!!! Each kid gets their own wrapping paper - none of the gifts are marked, and in order to know which gifts are theirs, they have to find a tiny piece of their wrapping paper in the bottom of their stocking. its a little last minute excitement, as they see the gifts, but don't know which belongs to who. Cute and some great Christmas traditions in this post. awesome pin
Most experts agree that our kids are not outdoors enough and getting enough exercise. Here are 6 easy things that any family can do to help your kids develop a natural love for being outside and active.
Books Worth Reading
Rose of Sharon
Awesome! You can probably paint and paper the same on an empty wall, too DIY
Cute and easy pine cone wreath! Take the kids to the park to find the pine cones.
Bunny Craft Tube Project - OrientalTrading.com Cute project for kids to make and so easy that most any age can do it with a little help…plus you get to recycle all those toilet paper rolls instead of just tossing them.
FlOwErS aNd GaRdEnS
Made this Wisconsin style and it turned out absolutely perfect. Tips: find long enough nails with decent size heads to hold string, play with string color ( many colors and sizes at craft stores), and paint and antique (or add fabric) the background for the string to pop. I will continue to make these for presents for sure!
Free crochet pattern for an Any Size Hat. The hat pattern crochets up quick and easy and can be crocheted to fit any size including for babies and toddlers.
How to Turn Your Handwritten Recipes into Heirloom Tea Towels Spoonflower, an American Made winner, is an amazing resource for crafters and designers alike -- you can print any design of your choosing onto fabric, wallpaper, or wrapping paper! In this tutorial, Spoonflower shows us how to transform precious handwritten family recipes into heirloom tea towels -- perfect for gifting (or keeping!).
Gifts to Make
This storage unit is being used as a bead cabinet, but could easily hold rubber stamps, pens/markers, ink pads, ribbons, paper and more. This would be easy to build. The shelf/container slides would take some time, but they would be easy enough.
Products I Love
Lovin' the black and white wrapping paper and the best thing is you can use any color besides the green.
Crafts - Make It
Decorative Utensil Jars Don't bother setting the table -- guests can grab what they need from these adorable, no-fuss utensil jars. Simply decorate containters, like empty oatmeal canisters, by wrapping them with festive paper and securing with tape. Add an adhesive chalkboard label to send a fun message.
DIY: Decoupage Plates - Sometimes a large, empty wall is the elephant in the room. The space can be hard to fill, yet just as awkward to leave empty. I think a collection of similar objects, such as decoupaged plates, is the perfect solution. Clear glass plates are easy to find, and I use color copies of my own hand-painted designs as the artwork to back them.
Quick and Easy DIY Console Table - can be customized to any size and made in an hour.
Lazy Susan to hold kid crafts supplies. Alternatively you can use this to organize toiletries in the kids bathroom too.
Organize & Hide Cabinets in the hallway near the kitchen house office supplies. A bamboo stationery holder, stacking flip-top bins, and an acrylic organizer stash small items such as paper clips, pens, and computer cords, while larger canvas bins hold notepads, printer paper, file folders, and gift-wrapping supplies.