Tag: DIY


Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

Christmas decorations are down and it’s time to get organized!  The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms to organize.  We’ve got some great ideas for you!  Storage, DIY shelves, even ideas for kids bathrooms.

Bathroom Organization

Quick and Easy Tips for Kids Bathrooms from The Crafting Chicks

Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

IKEA spice racks for storage from Suite Revival

Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

Custom Vanity from The Crafting Chicks

Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

 

Full Length Mirror Sliding Storage Cabinet from Ana White

Sliding Mirror Shelves

10 Ways to Take a Bathroom from Drab to Fab from The Crafting Chicks

Take a bathroom from drab to fab

Shelf above the door from My So-Called Home

Bathroom storage

Medicine Cabinet & First Aid Organization from Simply Kierste

Medicine cabinet organization

Organizing the shower from The Crafting Chicks

Shower organization

DIY Bathroom Cabinet from Liz Marie Blog

DIY Bathroom Cabinet

Gabriel Wall System from Ana White

DIY Bathroom Wall System


Hey guys! It’s Kari from Life PreKARIous. These easy DIY Cardboard Santa hats are so fun and easy to make! Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?! These hats are seriously so simple and will only take you a few minutes to put togeher! I’ve seen a ton of different Christmas trees made out of these cardboard cones. These hats are a fun little addition.

DIY Cardboard Santa Hats

You willl need a couple card board cones from the craft store, some felt, pom poms, faux fur, and hot glue.

For the Santa hat, using hot glue, cover the cone with red felt first.

DIY Cardboard Santa Hats

It’s ok if the felt doesn’t go all the way to the edge. Next, you’ll add the faux fur around the bottom and at the top.

Use the same process to make the fun elf hat, too. I used red and green felt and pom poms instead of faux fur.

DIY Cardboard Santa Hats

These would be so perfect for a holiday mantel or entry table! I might even add a fun reindeer one using brown felt, a red pom pom for the nose and pipe cleaners for the antlers!

Merry Christmas!
-Kari

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Hey guys! It’s Kari from Life PreKARIous! I am so excited to show you this easy wooden Rudolph, today! It’s the perfect edition to your holiday entryway or mantle!

Easy Wooden Rudolph

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Wood (I used a 2″x12″ board and cut it the height I wanted.)
  • 2 branches for antlers
  • a pendant lamp cord (I found mine at IKEA for only $5!)
  • red light bulb
  • drill and drill bits
  • wood glue

First, cut your board to the desired height. Mine is about two feet tall. Then, decide where you want the nose to be and drill a hole for the end of the lamp cord. My lamp cord is an inch and a half.

Easy Wooden Rudolph

If needed, use glue to keep lamp cord in place. I was able to just screw mine in so I didn’t end up needing glue.

Easy Wooden Rudolph

Next, drill some holes on the top of the board for the antlers. Use wood glue in the holes to hold the branches in place.

Easy Wooden Rudolph

Finally, screw in your light bulb and turn it on!

Easy Wooden Rudolph

It’s so simple and will go great along side any other holiday decor!

Follow me on Instagram to see all the other holiday stuff I’ve got goin’ on!
-Kari

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Hello, there! It’s Ginger from GingerSnapCrafts.com. I’m back to share another cute & easy project with you! Today I am excited to share how you can get that nice, soft weathered wood look with just a few simple steps & supplies. I used it to make this cute fall sign for our home. So let’s get started. :)

Weathered Wood Sign GingerSnapCrafts.com

Just check out this before & after.

weathered wood tutorial

To make a sign like mine, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • wood board (I cut a 1×8 down to size.)
  • chalk paint
  • paint brush
  • wood finishing cloths in natural oak
  • rubber gloves
  • sandpaper
  • old rag
  • vinyl lettering (I used this design from Silhouette.)

supplies

First, I painted my board with two coats of chalk paint. Letting it dry between coats.

fall sign with chalk paint

After the paint had dried completely I sanded the edges with sandpaper.

distressing a board

Next I got out these amazing wood finishing cloths. These guys are awesome!

staining a board

While wearing protective gloves I rubbed the stain over the board.

how to weather a board

Wipe off the excess with an old rag. Let dry. Sand again slightly.

tutorial

To finish this fall sign I just applied the vinyl lettering.

vinyl lettering

fall sign

I can’t wait to try this distressing technique on some more projects!

Crafting Chicks Fall Sign

Do you love the distressed look?
What do you love about fall?
I’d love to hear! :)

Weathered Wood Sign GingerSnapCrafts.com

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Hey guys! It’s Kari from Life PreKARIous. I’m so excited to show you guys how I made these fun DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards. I love Thanksgiving for a few reason… Food, of course, and having all of my family together. I have so much to be thankful for and am excited to use these on our table this year. I’m hoping they will be fun way to get everyone thinking about all the reasons we have to be thankful. And, they’ll look great on the holiday table, too!

DIY Thanksgiving Place Card

First, I made the pencils. I used brown floral tape, feathers and regular number two pencils.

DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

I used a small hand saw to cut the pencils into thirds, then covered them completely with the floral tape.

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Then, I added the feathers and secured them with more floral tape.

DIY Thanksgiving Place Card

To finish, I printed the place cards and added the pencils. I used an exacto knife to make two small slits, then inserted the pencil.

That’s it! They were super quick and easy to put together.

DIY Thanksgiving Place Card

I think they turned perfectly! I can’t wait to use them and see what my guests have to be thankful for, too!

You can print your own place cards [HERE].

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Kari

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Hi Everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company back here to share a fun printable that can be used for so many Halloween events! 

Vampire Candy Wrap from kiki and company at the crafting chicks. SO cute!

I don’t know about you, but around my house, we have Halloween events GALORE! Whether it be a class party, a friend party or trick or treating…this freebie will be the hit of the holiday!

Vampire Candy Wrap from kiki and company at the crafting chicks. LOVE!

These Vampire Candy Wraps are super easy to make.

SUPPLIES

  • Free printables at the end of this post
  • scissors
  • candy
  • adhesive (hot glue, double sided tape, etc)
  • ribbon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Download, print and cut out free printable. I printed mine as a double sided print. Print the polka dot pattern on back.
  2. Fold in wings.
  3. Attach candy with hot glue, double sided tape or any other  adhesive you have around
  4. Tie up with ribbon and attach small tag.

Vampire Candy Wrap from kiki and company at the crafting chicks. Cute!

Easy, right?! These are seriously the cutest little treats around!

Vampire Candy Wrap from kiki and company at the crafting chicks

I hope you have the Happiest Halloween around!

To download this free Halloween Vampire Candy Wraps, click on the link below:

Vampire Candy Wraps

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Scrap Paper HalloweenArt

Hey guys! It’s Kari from Life PreKARIous. I’m sharing this super fun scrap paper Halloween art, today! I’m a sucker for all holiday decor, but especially Halloween! I tend to go a little overboard so, I decided that I won’t buy any new Halloween decor this year… but hey! I can always make some, right?

I have accumulated a ton of scrapbook paper over the years and never like to throw even the smallest piece away. This fun Frankenstein and mummy were the perfect way to finally get some good use out of  all the scraps I have laying around.

Scrap Paper Halloween Art

I found the frames at IKEA for only $2. I had planned to use them in my gallery wall, but never did.

First, I gathered my paper. Green and black for the Frankenstein.

Scrap Paper Halloween Art

Then, I just started ripping pieces of paper and sticking it to the back of the frame using double-sided tape. Once I was done with the green, I turned the frame over and trimmed the edges. Then I repeated the process with black paper for Frank’s hair.

Scrap Paper Halloween Art

Scrap Paper Halloween Art2

Scrap Paper Halloween Art3

I wanted a more abstract look so I chose not to add a face. I did add big bolts to the back of the frame using hot glue.

For the mummy, I just used white and tan paper in a white frame. Then, I cut some strips from a drop cloth I had to tie around the outside of the frame.

Scrap Paper Halloween Art

I love how they turned out! And they look great on my entry table with my DIY moss ball topiary.

Scrap Paper Halloween Art

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Hi guys! Its Ali from Dream Crafter and I want to tell you a little story.

Once upon a time a girl (me) saved all her money and bought her self a miter saw. Then her mother came to visit and brought a bunch of other tools. Then said girl decided to build stuff. Her mother knew she had no idea what she was doing so she taught her all she knew. And this beast was born.

Today I’m going to show you how to build your own drink stand.

drink stand full

I used the plans from THIS puppet theater and they were SO easy to follow. Seriously, if I could do it YOU could do it! I love Ana White. So inspiring! Now this is what mine looked like before it got all gussied up:

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After it was built, I then puttied all the holes, sanded it smooth and calked a few places (until my calk gun punctured a hole in the side of the calk and it was a huge mess). Then I painted it Pure White by Valspar and clear coated it. I followed the exact plans except for a few things. First of all I used 1/2 inch MDF to build mine and it worked great! Next, I skipped the step where you are suppose to add a rod for the curtain. Instead, I wanted my kids to be able to change out the curtain by themselves so I added a velcro strip to the back side and then velcro to the curtains.

back of stand

My boys love using it for a “market” in their kitchen play area or as a puppet theater.

puppet show front

We also took it out to the street so the boys could sell “red juice” as my boys would say.

drinks

I can’t wait to make them some different curtains so they can change them out to match what they are doing. And I even left a slot at the top so you could add different signs to let people know what your stand is for! I think it would also be fun to paint the front with some chalk board paint some day so they could write messages on it. This baby has so many possibilities! What about a pretend post office? Or library? Or floral shop?! I love how it has so many uses. So, the end of the story is this: The girl was proud of her first build and her and her children lived happily ever after. :)

Build your own drink stand with this easy to follow tutorial!

Be sure to stop by Dream Crafter for more summer/fall goodness or follow me on Instagram @dreamcrafter101 !

-Ali

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My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

To kick off our 5 Senses Themed Week, we’ve got a great round up for you!  Printables, activities, games and more!

My 5 Senses

Exploring the sense of taste from Learn Play Imagine

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Smelling bottles from Things to Share and Remember

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Footsy feel from Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Go on a sound walk printable from Buggy and Buddy

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

What flavor is it? From Stay At Home Educator

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

My 5 Senses with Printable from Playful Learning

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Painting with sound from No Time for Flash Cards

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Epsom Salt Sensory Table from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Discovery table from Little Bins for Little Hands

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

It Feels… from Some of This & Some of That

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Scratch and sniff names from Teaching Blog Roundup

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Spice painting from Mama Papa Bubba

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Touch and feel game from Deceptively Educational

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Printable activity book from Gift of Curiosity

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Smelling sensory with lotions from Hands On as We Grow

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Don’t miss the rest of our Mother Hen’s Summer Survival Guides!  Please join us for this summer of fun & learning!  We will give you all of the ideas, supply lists, book ideas and more to make this a smooth summer program to enjoy at home.  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.  Each Friday we will be sending links to the weekly theme and posts so that you can get started!

Mondays: We will be sharing the best learning ideas, crafts and more from our favorite sites that tie into our weekly theme.

Tuesday:  We will be sharing the best Children’s Books!  And a literature activity that coincides with both the Chicks’ Pick book and weekly theme.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  We will be sharing posts from our favorite bloggers!  They have the best ideas and are excited to be a part of this series!  All of these posts will tie into the theme:)

Fridays: Make sure you join each Friday to see what activities, supplies & other things you will need to plan your themed week at home.  We also will be having really cool giveaways each and every Friday of this series.


Faux Succulent Monogram

Hey guys! It’s Shelly from Dolen Diaries and I’m back to share my latest obsession!! Faux Succulent picks from Floracraft! Have you seen these yet!?! They are totally cute, look like the real deal, and are completely maintenance free. Floracraft generously sent me some to get creative with and I’m SO excited to show you what I came up with… a Faux Succulent Monogram.

monogram succulent wreath supplies

Supplies:

  • pallet wood
  • Floracraft Succulent Picks
  • Styrofoam
  • jigsaw
  • chop saw
  • wire cutters
  • carpenters square
  • tape measure
  • nail gun with nails
  • pencil

draw base for faux succulent monogram wreath

To start lay out your pieces of wood for the bottom and draw out your monogram outline in pencil. *You could print out a template to trace.

cutting out monogram with a jigsaw tool

wood monogram pieces

Cut the base pieces out with a jigsaw.

inner and outter frame layout Collage

Lay the cut base pieces out and begin cutting pallet wood pieces to frame the base. Carefully measure each section of your base to make sure that your frame will fit properly. Start with the outer frame and then work on the inner frame. *Each joint is a 45 degree angle so cut each joint piece at a 22.5 degree angle.

inside frame attach

Once everything is cut and laid out start assembling the inner frame.

air nail pallet frame together

Attach the pieces with an air nail gun.

inner pallet monogram frame assembled

Here’s our finished inner frame.

inner frame into the center of the pallet monogram

Slide the base around the inner frame and secure into place with nails.

nail the outter frame to the monogram pallet

Attach the outer frame to the base of the monogram piece by piece. Strong man hands come in really handy for this part to make sure the joints are all tightly secured.

pallet wood monogram frame finished

Now you have your finished pallet monogram.

pallet wood monogram wreath frame

You really could display this pallet monogram just as it is or slap on a coat of paint or stain to customize it a bit.

fill monogram with styrofoam1

Take some Styrofoam and cut it into pieces and start filling the frame.

pallet monogram filled with sytrofoam

Once the frame is full of foam you’re ready to start working on your succulent pick placement.

trim ends of succulent picks

Using wire cutters trim the picks down to fit your monogram depth.

faux succulent picks

Push the pick into the foam and

faux succulent pick wreath

faux succulents in a wreath

continue to fill in the rest of the monogram.

moss around faux succulents

Fill in the blank spots with moss to finish off your succulent monogram.

monogram faux succulent wreath

 

Now do a little dance because you love how it turned out. Okay, so maybe that’s just me but don’t you just LOVE it!?!

faux succulent wreath hanging on front porch

I was crushing on my faux succulent monogram so much that I decided to make it into a wreath and hang it right by our front door so I can enjoy it every day! Where would you display your succulent monogram?

Looking for more DIY inspiration!?! Pop on over to Dolen Diaries and check out these projects!

 

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