DIY Projects

No-Sew Holiday Garland

No-Sew Holiday Garland

The felt is your friend. Really, every project is easier with felt. A simple holiday garland with felt and twine brings the holiday cheer to any room. This one is a great scrap buster too. The little trees can be whatever material you have on […]

Felted Heart Ornaments

Felted Heart Ornaments

These sweet felted hearts make wonderful holiday gifts to hang on the tree. To make them, you will need roving felt, needle felting tool (this is my favorite), finger cots and a mat (like the ones in this starter kit). To make a “frame” like […]

Spider Races: Halloween Science

Spider Races: Halloween Science

Gravity! Simple, fun, and the foundation of so many science concepts. This science game uses things from around the house. Kids can experiment with the speed of the spiders by raising or lowering their end of the string. First cut the pipe cleaners for the […]

Nature Bow, Arrow & Quiver

Nature Bow, Arrow & Quiver

While at a tinkergarten class, my youngest found a wonderful arched stick. He wished to bring it home so he could have a “boo and arrow.” We found a large rubber band and cut two notches in the end with a hacksaw in order to […]

Best Hydroponic System, Cheap & DIY

Best Hydroponic System, Cheap & DIY

In this post, I will show you how to make a $600 Hydroponic system for less than $275. Take a video tour of our system setup!

Framed T-shirt Art for Father’s Day

Framed T-shirt Art for Father’s Day

The kids created this Father’s Day gift last year. The kids painted the back of the shirt with fabric paint and then I used fabric markers to “frame” their art work. I then used the fabric markers to write on the front of the shirt. […]

Springtime “Eggs in the Nest” Craft for Kids

Springtime “Eggs in the Nest” Craft for Kids

“Eggs in the Nest” is a wonderful craft during Springtime and around Easter. I asked the kids to gather twigs and leaves to make their nests. This itself was a fun treasure hunt. While they did that, I prepared some yarn to wrap the twigs […]

Altoid Mint Tin: Jumping Spider

Altoid Mint Tin: Jumping Spider

  I enjoyed making Altoid tin Kitty so much I wanted to making another Altoid tin critter. My oldest child loves spiders and snakes and recently celebrated a birthday. As a special gift, I made him a jumping spider habitat. The look on his face […]

Embroidery Hoop Baby Mobile

Embroidery Hoop Baby Mobile

  I’ve made these little fabric busting birds before for a different kind of baby mobile. For a friend’s new baby, I made a mobile with embroidery hoops this time. I wanted the birds to be movable, and perhaps taken off later on when baby […]

Gift for the Sibling of a New Baby

Gift for the Sibling of a New Baby

  When our friends welcomed their second child earthside, we were so thrilled for them, and celebrated despite the physical distance. We all love to shower a new mom and baby with gifts and help. It is one of the best moments in life, meeting […]