DIY Flower Flip Flops!


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE flip flops, and I’m fortunate because in Texas, I can pretty much wear them about nine months out of the year!  My daughter and I made these super cute DIY Flower Flip Flops for 4th of July last year.  It was fun, easy, and best of all CHEAP!

Here’s what you need to make them:

  • Flip flops- you can usually find them for $1 at craft stores or even Old Navy!
  • Stem flowers – $1.99 on average (prices may vary depending on what you choose)
  • Jewels – $3.49 on average (prices may vary..I bought a huge bag to use for other craft projects this summer, so I spent a little bit more)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Pull the stem and backing off the flowers and hold it together.  Then, use the glue gun to glue the layers together (I didn’t do this the first time I attempted this project and it was a mess!)
  2. Glue the jewel to the flower and let the glue dry.
  3. Glue the flower onto the flip flops and let it dry and you’re ready to go!

As my kids would say, “easy peasy”  You could also add ribbons, pom poms, bows, and more!

Make sure you grab a Michael’s or Hobby Lobby coupon to save even more!

Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Craft Ideas

Keeping the kids happy until midnight on New Year’s can be a daunting task.  The later it gets, the more tired and bored the kids are and the more stressful the whole night becomes for everyone.  I have found a few crafts that are sure to keep everyone busy and happy all the way to midnight…

Countdown to Midnight Box (pictured above)The Dating Divas came up with this fantastic idea.  Hour by hour, from 8-midnight, kids open a bag to reveal a craft or activity to help ring in the new year.  This includes making noise makers, goal setting activities and All About Me letters to fill out.

Happy New Year Garland – We featured this last year as a New Year’s craft idea and it was a big hit!  My kids are always wanting to do something to decorate for special occasions to make our house look “pretty.”  I know they will have a blast making this Happy New Year Banner and as an added bonus it will be a great way for them to practice writing and recognizing their letters.  I love when things can be both educational and fun at the same time!  Thanks Kaboose.

DIY New Year Pinata – This is probably my favorite New Year’s craft this year.  You can make your own New Year’s Eve pinata from a brown paper bag!  Thanks for the awesome idea Danielle’s Place.

Still looking for more ideas?  Here are some from previous years:

New Year’s Party Hats

New Year’s Eve Kid Friendly Craft Ideas 2010

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Traditions

I hope everyone has a very safe and fun New Year’s Eve!

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Winter Craft: Glitter Reindeer

This glitter reindeer would make a great accent to any mantel or wall!  If reindeer aren’t your thing you could do snowflakes or stars or Santa or really anything you wanted to do.  This is a craft you could do all on your own or you could include the kiddos too!  Thanks for the idea Just Daisy Dreaming!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 9 x 12 canvas
  • reindeer (or object of choice) silhouette  – googled and printed on regular paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • glitter

Here’s how to make it -> Glitter Reindeer Tutorial


DIY Halloween Costumes: Super Heroes and a Pink Owl

Are you and your kids still trying to figure what to dress them as for Halloween?  Here is a solution that would make just about any young boy happy… Superheroes!  What little boy doesn’t want to be a superhero?  This great tutorial from Martha Stewart makes it easy to customize these costumes so your child can be any superhero he wants to be.  There are tutorials for capes, shirts, belts, masks, and cuffs.  Even my little girls would think this was pretty cool.  I’m pretty sure that after seeing this,  one of my kiddos will be begging to be Storm from the X-Men.

Here’s what you need to make the cape and shirt for this costume:

  • Alphabet Templates
  • Lightning Bolt Template
  • Planet Template
  • Star Template
  • Felt or sparkly paper, holographic metallic-effect film, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, in Silver-Shine
  • Small sharp scissors
  • 36-by-36-inch piece of polyester satin (or T-shirt)
  • 24 inches of 1/2-inch chromspun grosgrain ribbon, 5/8 inch, in Neon Orange and Gray
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Safety pin

Here’s how to make it -> Superhero Costume Tutorial



If superheroes aren’t really your kid’s speed, then how about this adorable owl costume made from a hoodie?  This DIY costume is no-sew, and fairly inexpensive to make.  Thanks Pure Joy Events!

Here’s what you need to make this costume:

  •  a pink hoodie
  • pink and cream fleece (felt will work too)
  •  white glue
  • package of black and orange foam masks (purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts)
  • one sheet of regular copier paper
  • one sheet of white cardstock
  • 1 rosette

Here’s how to make it -> Owl Costume Tutorial with Templates

See More DIY Halloween costume ideas here–> DIY Halloween costumes

Craftsy: Get 12 months of FREE online classes and make your own quilt!

Calling all crafty ladies (and guys, too if you’re out there!):  Craftsy has an AWESOME opportunity for you right now!  Join the Craftsy Block of the Month club for FREE and you’ll get  12 months of FREE online classes and learn how to make your own quilt!  I have been wanting to learn how to quilt, so I’m super excited about this opportunity!  They have lots of other great classes including cake decorating, sewing, knitting, and jewelry making.

Click here to register–>Craftsy Block of the Month Club FREE membership

The Craftsy Block of the Month is a completely free, year-long online class instructed by expert quilter, Amy Gibson. There are 12 installments, each one posted on the first day of every month. The first 10 months/installments teach our students two new exciting blocks (brand new designs or funky spins on traditional blocks). The last two months are dedicated to finishing the quilt. At the end of the class, our students will have full-size and one-of-a-kind quilts. Like all of our classes, students can view it whenever it’s convenient for them, and can watch them however many times they’d like. It’s filmed in high-definition, and it’s fully interactive—students can ask Amy questions as they go.

Craftsy also offers great deals on crafting supplies, including awesome daily deals, so be sure to check that out after you register!

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