4th of July Craft: Patriotic Wreath

I can’t believe that the 4th of July is only a few weeks away!  Where has June gone?  This 4th is a special one for our family, since it is my husband’s first as a U.S. citizen so I really want to go all out.  I saw this wreath on pinterest and fell in love.  It looks pretty easy to make, just time intensive.  I guess I better get moving then.  Thanks for the idea Capital B!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 6 red, 6 white and 4 blue felt sheets
  • scissors
  • straight pins
  • rounded foam wreath
  • craft wire
  • white cardstock

Here’s how to make it -> Patriotic Wreath Tutorial


Father’s Day Craft: iDad Cards

How creative is this?!  This is the perfect card to make for any Dad who loves his electronics.  My husband would get a kick out of this.  Thanks for the idea Charlottes Fancy.

Here’s what you need to make this card:

  • Black cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • X-acto knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Spray Glue
  • Markers

Here’s how to make it -> iDad Card Tutorial

Father’s Day Craft: Photo Collage

Father’s Day is just a month away so it is time to start thinking about the perfect gift to give that special man in your life.  This photo collage is such a cute and meaningful gift idea.  It would look perfect in Dad’s office or on his nightstand.  I think we will probably even make one for Grandpa.  He would love it!  Thanks for the idea Positively Splendid!

Here’s how to make it -> Father’s Day Photo Collage Tutorial with Free Printables


Mother’s Day Craft: Mother’s Day Gift Jar

I must be going through some sort of jar phase because it seems like every craft I want to do lately involves a jar.  I really think this gift idea from Better Homes and Gardens is such a sweet idea.  It would be so fun for the kids to do this for Grandma for Mother’s Day.  To be honest, I would love it if my kids did this for me!  I think we all have those days where everything seems to go wrong.  How great would it be to have a jar full of reasons to smile right at your fingertips?!  That could brighten any bad day!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • jar with lid
  • 1 inch strips of colorful or patterned paper
  • paper for front label
  • small stickers or tape
  • ribbon
  • markers or crayons

Here’s how to make it -> Mother’s Day Gift Jar Tutorial



Mother’s Day Craft: Easy Baking Soda Air Freshener

Mother’s Day is May 13th, which is just around the corner!  I thought this was such a cute idea.  These would make great Mother’s day gifts for moms, grandmas, and even friends.  Thanks Smashed Peas and Carrots!

Here is what you need to make these:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda (per jar)
  • Essential oil of your preference (8-12 drops)
  • Mason jar (I love the 8 oz wide mouth Elite Collection for these!)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors and pen

Here’s how to make it -> Easy Baking Soda Air Freshener Tutorial