Easter Craft: Peep Wreath!

peepwreath00smEaster will be here before we know it so I figure I should probably get moving on the decorations.  This year, I want to get my kids more involved in the decorating.  I think that this Peeps wreath is a great way to start!  I might even let each of my girls make their own to put on their bedroom doors.  What a perfect Spring Break craft!  Thanks Tried and True!

Here’s what you need to make this:

– toothpicks
– 10″ straw wreath
– 9 packs of Peeps
– ribbon

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

10 Valentine Ideas for Boys!


Let’s face it… Valentine’s Day can really be a girly kind of day.  If your little man is not really diggin’ all of the pinks and reds and hearts everywhere, then here are some Valentines ideas that are sure to change his mind.   Follow the links for full tutorials and free printables.

star wars valentine1.  Star Wars Valentine

IMG_002892.  Candy Free Star Wars Valentine

DSC_44383.  Army Men Valentine

lovebugvalentines14. Love Bug Valentine

Bouncy Ball5.  Bouncy Ball Valentine

DSC_00026.  Mustache Picture Valentine

 DSC_vdaylolly7.  Lips and Moustache Lollipops

    Superhero Valentine 78.  Super Valentine! 

wildanimalvalentine39.  I’m Wild For You Valentine

valentines 02110.  I Wheelie Like You Valentine

10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Teachers


I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is next week!  I really need to get moving with gift ideas for the kid’s teachers.  Thank goodness for Pinterest and all the crazy super talented people out there that share their ideas with the rest of us.  Here are my top ten Valentine’s gift ideas for teachers:

shooting for brownie points1.  Shooting for Brownie Points

Soap Valentine2.  Soap Valentine

chocolate emergency3.  Chocolate Emergency

latte valentine4.  Latte Valentine Card

fortune cookies5.  Fortune Cookies

pencil boquet6. Pencil Bouquet

teacher first aid kit7. Teacher First Aid Kit

Helping Hand Valentine8. Helping Hand Valentine

Valentine Pull Treat9. Valentine Pull Treat

popular teacher10.  Popular Teacher

Magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe Craft!

magnetic tic tac toeNow that my kids are getting older, I find that I spend most of my days going from school to playgroups to dance classes to gymnastics classes.  I don’t really mind it so much, but the two other kids that get dragged along and have to wait outside of said classes tend to grumble and groan about it.  They just get so bored!  Enter my newest craft project… magnetic tic tac toe.  It is small enough that I can just stick it in my purse and then pull it out as needed.  Now the wheels are turning as I try to come up with other magnetic games I can make/store in a tin so I have some variety for the kids.  Thanks Scrap Matters!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • metallic box (think Altoids)
  • glue (I will probably use mod podge.)
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • button magnets
  • scrapbook paper or other paper of your choice
  • acrylic paint (If you choose to pain the box.)

Here’s how to make it -> Magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe Tutorial


Toilet Paper Roll Floral Wall Art!

This is seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen!  This floral design is made completely out of toliet paper rolls.  Who would have thought?  This would look so good on my wall or maybe even my mantle.  I can’t decide.  Thanks for the awesome idea Lavender Girl!  This idea comes from an Hungarian blog and I have used google translate to put it into English, but the translation is not the greatest.  Luckily the picture tutorial is fantastic and you can figure out how to make it just from those.

This is what you need to make this:

  • several toilet paper rolls
  • black acrylic paint
  • photo frames
  • glue

Here’s how to make it ->  Toilet Paper Wall Art Tutorial