Boy’s Superhero Bedroom

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Ah!!! It feels good to be back! And a big thank you to The Crafting Chicks for having me here. I’m Ali from Dream Crafter and I am SOOOOO excited to share my boy’s new room with you! When we first moved into our new home I was so hesitant to paint any walls or decide on any decor…because I’m wishy washy and can’t stick with anything. My boys really wanted a super hero room and if anybody knows me, they know that I LOATH character themed things. I don’t let me kids wear Mickey mouse or Disney paraphernalia. I don’t have anything against them. In fact, I love all those movies! Lets just say that its not my styyyyyyle. Thats when I had to get creative with this room. I didn’t want anything permanent because knowing my boys they would want something different in 6 months and I also had to steer clear of the character room. So, without [Read More…]

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Lucky Leaves St. Paddy’s Day Ikea Hack

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I love a good simple craft. Especially one that makes a statement but it takes less than a half hour to put together. Now that I’ve had my new born, I’ve realized that keeping it simple is my new mantra. Having three boys under the age of four is a little exhausting. Which is why I made this! “Lucky Leaves St. Paddy’s Day Ikea Hack.” This is what you’ll need: 1. Fake plant from Ikea (They are only a few dollars) 2. A pot from Ikea (these are also just a dollar or two) 3. Skewers (You can get these ANYWHERE. I just happened to get mine at Walmart) 4. St. Patricks Day Table Scatter from the Dollar store (I got mine from the Dollar Tree) First start by taking a little glue (I used Elmers but I think hot glue would have been easier and faster) and glue two of the designs together, with the skewer in between. Let [Read More…]

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Love Note Garland

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Hi. I’m Ali from Dream Crafter. (Hi, Ali)  And I have a confession to make. I am one of those people that takes down the Christmas decorations the day after Christmas and start putting up Valentines Day stuff. (Gasp!) Phew! I am so glad I got that off my chest. I know. I skip right over New Years. I should be kicked out of the blogging world of super moms forever. But I just really love the idea of filling my house with a ton of girly frilly stuff since I live in a house full of boys. (Seriously, its 4 versus 1.) When I found this cute paper on clearance at my local scrapbooking store I knew just what I was going to do with it. Make a love note garland! I love the golds, blues and just the right amount of corals in this paper. It is SO me. I instantly looked up how to fold paper into [Read More…]

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Crocheted Winter Blanket Tutorial

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Hi there readers! It’s Ali, back from Dream Crafter. I am so excited to share this craft with you today because its something that has taken me a long time to complete. I love a good project that I can just sit down and do at night. Doing crafts like crocheting or sewing or cross stitch are some of faves because they help me unwind from my day. I started this blanket about 4 months ago (although it didn’t really take me that long to finish. I’m just a procrastinator,) and I love how it turned out. I am a huge fan of grey. You can never go wrong with a good neutral. Especially on something that is so big. Here is what you will need to make it: 1. A million skeins of Lion Brand “Dallas Grey” yarn. Seriously…I think this took me like 15-17 skeins. Of course this depends on the size of blanket you want. I made [Read More…]

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DIY Clay Pumpkin Napkin Rings

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Hi! Its Ali from Dream Crafter! Whenever I think about Thanksgiving crafts, the first thing that comes to mind is a beautiful table setting. I’m a real sucker for a pretty place setting with all the little details that make the meal special. My husband of course, could not care less as long as the food is good. But I guess thats why we make such a good team. So today I wanted to show you an easy way to dress up your place settings for Thanksgiving in one day! (My favorite kind of craft.) I present to you the DIY Clay Pumpkin Napkin Rings! Here is what you’ll need: -A clay you can bake in the oven like “Sculpey” or you can make a homemade version like a salt dough. -Sculpting tools (like a fancy butter knife from your kitchen) -Spray paint. Ok, I have to admit something here. This is a total no no for crafters but I’m going [Read More…]

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DIY Floral Crowns

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Hi there Crafting Chicks followers! This is Ali from Dream Crafter back again to share another artsy fartsy idea. I’m sure you have seen these DIY floral crowns floating around Pinterest and I can’t get enough of them! (Sigh…if only I had  girl.) But I do love them for adults too. Not only are these floral crowns really cute, they are also REALLY easy to make (my favorite aspect of any craft.) Here’s what you’ll need to make these festive little beauties: 1. A whole bunch of fake flowers. (I would suggest getting some quality ones like at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.) I had an entire box full of fake flowers in my grandma’s basement just waiting to be used. Score! 2. Fabric Scissors 3. Neutral colored felt 4. Floral wire 5. Needle nose pliers 6. Wire cutters 7. Regular craft scissors 8. Hot glue gun and glue 9. Headbands or something stiff you can make a crown with. (Like [Read More…]

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Pink Lemonade Pie

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Hi there! Its Ali again from Dream Crafter. Today I’m going to be showing you one of my favorite summer recipes: Pink Lemonade Pie. This is one of those desserts that isn’t overly sweet which is really great news for those of us who like to eat the whole pie in one sitting. Here’s how ya do it: INGREDIENTS: 1 frozen concentrate pink lemonade, 1 carton of vanilla ice cream, 1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip, pre-made graham cracker crust, extra graham crackers for crumbling. INSTRUCTIONS: Start by mixing together the pink lemonade, ice cream and cool whip in a large bowl. It sort of helps to let it all melt together on the counter so it mixes better. At this point, feel free to take lots of bites. The filling is more that the pie crust can handle but not quite enough to make two pies. So I always take on the responsibility of cleaning the bowl out. [Read More…]

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Printable 4th of July Hot Dog Holders

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Helllloooo Crafting Chicks Followers! How you doin’? (Imagine me saying that Joey’s voice). My name is Ali from Dream Crafter and I am so excited to be sharing this fun printable with you today. I’ve always been a sucker for a good printable. There’s nothing more magical then clicking, downloading and printing something right from your home computer and then feeling all cool like you created something magnificent. Every time I use a printable (that someone else created) I’m like, “Yeah…I did my crafting for the day and it turned out really well. I am a super accomplished person and everyone loves me. I think I’ll take my nap now.” And because I know you all feel the same way, I have decided that sharing a printable would be for the best. May I present to you, the printable hot dog holder! (Literally I could not think of a fancier name for these.) I made three of these bad boys [Read More…]

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