This fun and cute Valentine’s Day Banner is a great way to create memories with kids of all ages.

Valentine’s Day Banner

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Sometimes, when making crafts with preschoolers, the crafts turn out so cute that I just can’t wait to share them. This Valentine’s Day Banner is one of those times. The banner is fun and simple to make, and looks adorable. An added benefit is that this Valentine’s Day Banner also helps preschoolers develop fine motor skills through cutting, gluing, and …

This is a 5 minute Fall Leaf Centerpiece the whole family can help create that will bring the mountain fall beauty indoors.

Five Minute Fall Leaf Centerpiece

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Capturing the beauty of fall is often difficult or time consuming. Creating the perfect table dressing to celebrate the brightly colored changes can end up being costly. However, creating this five minute fall leaf centerpiece is neither difficult, time consuming, or costly. Plus, it’s a fun way to spend time together as a family. The great thing about this craft …

When my lovely children decided to scratch tally marks into the top of my toddler table, I took action with a toddler table refinish for less than $30.

From Scratches to Finishes:  Toddler Table Refinish

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Last year, I went to a woman’s group and learned about chalk paint. Now, I might have been the only one who didn’t know about chalk paint, but I have fallen in love. The paint is the fastest way to refinish  a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g! I’ve spent some time working on refinishing projects (thanks in part to some inspiration from Redo It Yourself …

As the end of the year nears, it becomes time to thank our children's teachers. We made recycled candy bouquets teacher appreciation gifts as thank yous. This craft finishes in about three hours, was simple to make, and looks awesome.

Recycled Candy Bouquets Teacher Appreciation Gifts

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Our school year is ending. I am amazed every year at how much work it is to end the school year. Part of that, I think, comes from everyone – and I mean EVERYONE – wanting to be done with school. The last week is especially difficult for teachers. During this last week of school, I like to give my …

This is a craft the whole family can help with and is a lot of fun to do. The finished eggs look like they’re made from painted antiqued wood, and are a fantastic addition to any Easter décor. Happy crafting!

Textured Easter Eggs

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Here’s a fun Easter craft that the whole family can do!  The results are fabulous Textured Easter Eggs!  These will be a wonderful addition to your Easter decor for years to come.  This is a wonderful family activity.  It needs to be done in stages, so you can schedule several crafting sessions with this great activity. This post contains affiliate …

Angel Keepsake Ornaments |

Angel Keepsake Ornaments

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I love seeing how my children’s hands, and feet, grow from year to year.  I think it’s the Mommy in me. This year, we wanted to do a special set of ornaments for our Christmas tree (and maybe gift a set or two to Grandmothers). So, Daddy Crusader and I came up with a really cute way to capture our …

No-sew Thanksgiving Table Runner |

No-Sew Thanksgiving Table Runner

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! With all the final preparations to complete, I like to keep my table dressing easy. This year, I found a way to make my table look ready for Thanksgiving without spending a lot of time on it with this no-sew Thanksgiving table runner.

Ghostly Eyes |

Ghostly Eyes

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I finally got the bushes in front of my house trimmed enough so that I could put up my outside Halloween decorations. I had some ghosts I made last year, but I wanted to add something more to them. I found a fun idea at Thrifty Crafty Girl for Halloween decorating.

But, I thought I’d modify the idea a little. First, I wanted the decorations to be visible in the daytime as well as the night. Also, I like to flip a switch or plug in the decorations, rather than put glow sticks out every night. I came up with these ghostly eyes.