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DIY Upcycled Desk Organizer

DIY Crafty Desk Organizer Project by An Extraordinary Day, amazing upcycle projects for students as well as busy Moms

This project is from my wonderful friend Diane from An Extraordinary Day. DIY Upcycled Desk Organizer Wouldn't you like to get your desk or crafting table organized? Today I have a fun little crafting project that is easy and inexpensive to make. AND will be sure to give your space a little panache while corralling your necessary supplies. Plus... it's a great way to recycle those tin cans. I love how a humble … [Read more...]

DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas

4th of July Party Ideas

 Catch these DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas LIVE on KOMO TV Monday June 24th at 4pm   DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas Are you having family or friends over to celebrate the 4th of July? Give you party a boost with some simple, no-fuss DIY ideas to make your celebration a cinch! 1. New-Sew Banner A banner can set the stage for a soiree... but who has time to stitch one up? This festive fabric banner doesn't … [Read more...]

5 Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

Easy Father's Day Frame

Father's Day is next weekend and if the kids haven't had a chance yet to create anything special to honor Dad... don't worry. There's still plenty of time! Here are five fun, easy and FAST craft ideas perfect for kids of all ages (with some grown-up supervision of course!) Catch these Father's Day Gift Ideas live on KOMO-TV (channel 4) at 4 pm on June 10th.   Father's Day Crafts for Kids 1. Bulletin Board … [Read more...]

DIY Letter Decor Ideas

Letter Crafts

Catch these ideas live on KOMO TV Monday May 27th on the 4pm News! What's H-O-T in decor right now? Letters of course! DIY Letter Decor is simple to create and there are SO many options.  Whether you're looking to add a pop of color to your living room or some sparkle to a kid's room, the possibilities are endless!  Moss Covered Letters  Bring some of the great outdoor inside with these fun moss covered … [Read more...]

Crafty Soiree #137: Fresh Crafting Ideas

Transforming plain shoes into map shoes

 Fresh Crafting Ideas I'll get to featuring some fresh crafting ideas in a smidge. I am typing up this Crafty Soiree post  from my hotel room in San Diego. So far the family has visited Legoland, Sea World and old San Diego (to see a haunted house). The kids have spent some quality time with their cousin and had fun in the pool. We are having a great vacation! I hope you and your family are too. OK you guys always … [Read more...]

Mini Heart Candles

Mini Heart Candles, a cheap and fast Valentine's Day Craft from

Mini Heart Candles  There's still a day left to whip up a Valentine's Day gift! These mini heart candles make a perfect teacher's present. Punch hearts out of the tissue paper. Dab a little Mod Podge on the back. Gently press on to candle... and repeat. Tie some twine around the top for a little extra color. Have fun and Happy Valentine's … [Read more...]

Pink + Aqua Christmas Wreath

Pink + Aqua Christmas Wreath

Hello Friends: I hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving! I guess it's time to start thinking about (gulp) Christmas. My two favorite colors are pink and aqua. For a little twist on the typical holiday decor, I went with those shades to create a Chrismas wreath. Supplies: Styrofoam wreath form, acrylic paint (Plaid), Modge Podge, 4 silver garlands, twine (The Twinery), 8 sugar cones, fine glitter, Epsom Salt for snow, … [Read more...]

Vintage YoT: Patriotic Sparkler Party Favors

Yesterday on Tuesday-4th of July Sparkler Project

Hi There! I am working on some ideas for a "Rustic Fourth of July"... things that are inexpensive and easy to put together. Having a take away for your party guests is a festive touch for your celebration. And since it's the Fourth of July-- it's the perfect time to glimmer and glow... with sparklers! Part 1: Pretty Matches  Supplies: Jumbo Matches from the Dollar Store (2 for $1). Scraps of … [Read more...]

Mod Podge Rustic Candy Jar

Modge Podge Box

Hi Pals! It was like Christmas in June when I recieved this GIANT box of goodness from Plaid’s Mod Podge Brand. It was a seriously smorgasboard of crafty product delight! And I couldn't wait to dig in and create something. By the way, these fantastic products are also available in a variety of craft stores including Michaels. Let's get closer for a better look... I was so thrilled to use some of these … [Read more...]