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Dyed Ceramic Vase

March 26, 2017 • Decor & CraftsComments (0)

This Mother’s Day, get the kids to help with the flowers! They’ll love making a one-of-a-kind vase for their one-of-a-kind mom or grandma. Use the Spray Dye Method for a quick and easy project, or get creative with our more advanced Dip Dye Method. Steps: Spray Dye Method A sprayed vase is a unique and [&hellip...

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Twine and Pinecone Acorns

October 27, 2016 • Decor & Crafts, November 2016Comments (0)

Fall in love with our DIY home décor project this month by repurposing your Easter eggs into stylish and adorable acorns! WHAT YOU NEED: 1. 7-10 plastic easter eggs 2. Spray Paint (we used gold and black chalkboard) 3. Twine 4. Pinecones (appx 3 per...

DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Decor & CraftsComments (0)

The summer season is in full swing and so are the parties!  Maintain your Hostess with the Mostess title with this Chalkboard Party Tray.  It’s the perfect way to serve up goodies at your next gathering! WHAT YOU NEED: Wood board (we bought a 10’ piece...

Money Smart Stuff

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Objects to Help Your Kids Reach for Financial Success at an Early Age I’m sure, if you really took a second, you could remember your first piggy bank. Your first coin purse. Your first secret stash. The hole in the back of the closet. The enormous mason jar...

Merry Crafty: 4 Holiday Crafts for Gifting or Keeping

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Decor & Crafts, HomeComments (0)

MASON JAR SNOW GLOBE What you need: Wide mouth Mason jar (we recommend Kerr Brand as they are easier to see through) Fast-acting super glue Hot glue gun Small Styrofoam ball Small tree figurine Your favorite figurine (we used Olaf from Disney’s Frozen)...

4 Ways to Dress Up a Plain White Plate

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, November 2014Comments (0)

With everything that you have to worry about around the holidays, why make decorating the table for those big family meals an ordeal? Here are four simple and inexpensive ways to make your guests feel like you took way more time than you did to show them they...

Starting a D.I.Y. Costume Tradition

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

3 costumes you can make for under $20 – no needles required When it comes to Halloween costumes, kids can be fickle. How many times did you set your heart on a certain costume three months in advance and then set your eyes on something entirely different...

The Make Revolution: A Do-It-Yourself Tsunami is Hitting Home

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

There’s a movement happening. You may have participated without even knowing it. Are you a “Maker?” Who Are They? It’s pretty simple: a Maker is a person who makes things. It’s really an umbrella term for independent tinkerers. They are...

MAKE THIS: Lawn Twister

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

When I was a kid, Twister was all the rage. At every single birthday party I can remember attending between third and seventh grade, we played and played and played until we were tangled in a hysterical pile, laughing till our sides hurt. For about $20, you...

MAKE THIS: Laser Cutting Birdhouse @ Urban Workshop (for ages 12+)

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Decor & Crafts, September 2014, TechnologyComments (0)

by Steve Trindad, Urban Workshop of Irvine Team up with your preteen for a high tech project, and add life to your backyard with this easy-to-assemble bird home. Hang it from a tree, mount it to a fence, or place it on the top of a pole in the center of your...