These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

8 Awesome Embroidery Hoop Crafts + Merry Monday 167

With school starting back up, this week I wanted to round up some fun crafts that you can do on the go. What better crafts to take with you than these 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate that busy family schedule. In addition, you will have some beautiful home décor when you’ve finished. After you check these out, don’t forget to check out the Merry Monday link party 167 below!

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

 

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These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Floral Home Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

This gorgeous craft is a fun take on a traditional embroidery hoop design. This would be beautiful on your front door or hanging on your wall.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

How to Make Embroidery Hoop Wall Décor Using a Sharpie (Katrin at Kreativ K)

Sharpies are incredibly versatile and this embroidery hoop craft further proves that. Make gorgeous décor easily with this easy tutorial.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Organizer (Michelle at Consumer Crafts)

Need some easy wall organization? This embroidery hoop craft will provide you with organization for your office or craft room!

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Hogwarts is Home Embroidery Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Who doesn’t love some Harry Potter crafts? This beautiful embroidery hoop craft will let you rock your nerd style and get your craft on.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Ombre French Knot Ampersand Hoop Art (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

I absolutely love the colors in this gorgeous embroidery hoop craft! This is definitely an awesome craft to brighten up your busy life.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

I Solemnly Swear- Harry Potter Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Here’s another super fun Harry Potter embroidery hoop art! You’ll feel mischievously awesome with this Marauder’s Map idea!

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Pineapple Embroidery Hoop Art (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Remind yourself to always rock your crown with this gorgeous pineapple craft! I love that she added the pineapple crown to the top of the hop for extra realism.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Watercolor Floral Flamingo Embroidery Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Last, but not least, you know how much I love some gorgeous flamingo art! This watercolor embroidery art is absolutely stunning and surprisingly easy to do.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts should at least get you through football season. With so many to choose from, you will love getting your craft on at practices. You can get more resources to focus on mom with this back to school round up. Then be sure to come back and check out the Merry Monday link party. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating! See you down there!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

5 Reasons You Should Experience a Stamping Convention

This Saturday is the annual Stampaway Convention in Cincinnati. We have gone to this for the past 3 years and never regret it. In fact, it is one of my favorite mommy days of the year. Even if you aren’t close enough to visit this specific stamping convention you should find one in your area to attend. The inspiration alone is well worth the price of admission but these events offer so much more than that. If you enjoy any kind of paper crafting or stamping then here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention.

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Gets Creative Juices Flowing

Crafter’s block can be even more frustrating than writer’s block. You want to create, or maybe even have to create, but the ideas simply aren’t coming. A stamping convention is the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing again. Everywhere you turn there are new designs, ideas, and examples of creative work. There is no way that you will still be blocked after a day at the convention.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Find Unique Items

There are so many unique items at a stamping convention that you won’t find in the craft store (like the stamp used in this project). These aren’t limited to stamps, either. You can find ribbon, stencils, tools, and more that are unique to the vendors selling them. I have found templates for boxes, specialty rub-ons, and glow-in-the-dark shrink paper for unbelievable prices. You never know what cool stuff you’re going to find from year to year.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Learn New Techniques

Did you know that you can cut soda cans with your Sizzix? I didn’t until I watched a woman do it at the convention 2 years ago. She also showed you how to color your cutouts so that the ink sticks to the aluminum. There are always fantastic demonstrations to see and they free to watch. Learn how to make realistic 3-D paper flowers or new gorgeous inking techniques from vendors. Some even offer make-and-takes for a small fee. (A make-and-take is when the vendor provides the materials and guides you through making a specific craft. You then take home the items that you have made.)

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Take the Inspiration with You

There is so much to take in that you couldn’t possibly remember all of it. Thankfully, most vendors don’t mind you taking pictures of the displays. If you buy a product to make a specific idea you see, you can take a photo for later.

Note:

  • Always ask a vendor before taking a photograph of anything. While most do not mind, some expressly forbid it.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Meet the People Behind the Designs

One of the coolest reasons you should experience a stamping convention is to meet the people behind the designs you love. It makes the designs more meaningful and it is fun to hear the stories behind them. A lot of vendors create their own unique stamps and each line has its own style. One of my personal favorites was getting to watch a demonstration by Tim Holtz. Watching the way that he layers inks and designs was mesmerizing. Unfortunately we didn’t get our picture with him because the wait for photos was simply too long. It was still incredibly cool.

Some of My Favorite Project Ideas from Last Year

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

You know that I love all things deer!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Does it get any better than these amazing Halloween cards?

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

This awesome wall art proves that stamps are for more than cards and scrapbooks!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

What about this gorgeous Christmas card? Can’t you just imagine a beautiful piece of stained glass?

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

These glittery ghosts are too cute to spook!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Hee hee! Talk Nerdy to Me!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Surprise the man in your life with these creative tool cards!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Are you excited to check out a stamping convention? Before you go I want to leave you with a few tips for attending. First, wear comfortable shoes. These conventions can be quite large which translates into a lot of time on your feet. You also want to bring a tote bag. Not all of the vendors have bags for your purchases. Lastly, I like to bring a small notebook and pen to jot ideas and techniques on throughout the day. Which of these 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention are you most excited about? Did any of them surprise you? Let me know in the comments!

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perfect kids' craft to pull out on sluggish mom days.

How to Make an Easy DIY Bedroom Door Sign

Some days you feel energized, creative, and ready to take on the world. You are Mom. Hear you roar. Of course, other days you wonder if you made the coffee wrong or something because you are dragging. Those days make it tough to spend time with the kids because you are simply exhausted. Today’s kids’ craft is the perfect activity to pull out on the dragging days. This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. There is no messy glue involved because everything is literally peel and stick. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Check out the tutorial now: then stick around below for bonus tips for mom.

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This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Materials

  • Adhesive Foam Sheets
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Foam Smiley Face Stickers

Step 1

First, decide on what the bedroom door sign will say.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 2

Next, sort through your foam letter stickers and lay out the ones you need.

Note:

  • You may need to adjust our saying if the letters aren’t available, especially when making multiple signs.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 3

Before you remove any backing, test the layout of your foam letters until you have the desired alignment.

Tip:

  • Take a picture of the alignment with Mom’s phone to have a reference in case it gets bumped or messed up.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 4

Remove the sticky backing from your letters and begin placing them on your sign.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 5

Continue placing your letter stickers on until your saying is complete.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 6

Next, go nuts embellishing the sign with your foam smiley face stickers.

Step 7

Remove the backing on your foam sheet and stick it to the bedroom door.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Extra Tips and Tricks for Mom

  1. This craft is easy enough for toddlers to do since it is only placing stickers.
  2. I recommend letting older kids pick their sayings first and then letting toddlers just have random letters that are left.
  3. Younger kids may need help spelling or getting creative with the letters. For example: a sign saying “Princess X-Ing” instead of “Princess Crossing” will save S stickers.
  4. Use a cotton swab soaked in Goo Gone to gently pry it from the door. This prevents paint damage and leftover sticky residue.

 

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See? I told you it doesn’t get much easier than this DIY bedroom door sign. Clean up the sticker backing pieces and you are done. I want to warn you to give the toddler a set amount of stickers in the beginning of the project. If you don’t, he will continue sticking them on until you have a quirky, 3-Dimensional wall sculpture on your hands. Of course, if you don’t mind being totally out of stickers, it is kind of cool looking as far as abstract art goes. Don’t forget to check out the other crafts in our Creative Play Kit series, like these Mini Pompom Monsters, before you go.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Easy DIY Amity Island Tourist Tote Bag

It’s time for another awesome Movie Monday Challenge and this month the challenge movie is Jaws! It had been quite a few years since I have watched it. I forget how funny it was. The quips and verbal jabs are smart, quick, and hilarious. I wanted to create a project to celebrate this lighter side of Jaws. That is why I created this DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach (although maybe not during shark week). It also speaks to my nerdy and unique style. Now you can make your own with the tutorial below!

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This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

 

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Materials

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 1

Start by inserting a piece of cardboard inside of your tote bag.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 2

Next, draw a yellow circle in the center of your tote bag.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 3

Darken your circle to make it more prominent.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 4

Add you sun detail around your yellow circle.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 5

Again, darken your sun detail.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 6

Next, add orange details to your sun details.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 7

Immediately begin blending your yellow and orange details by coloring with your yellow fabric marker.

Tip:

  • Clean your fabric marker by rubbing it on a paper towel until all of the orange is off of it.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 8

In the center of your circle draw a shark fin.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 9

Next, add your wave details to your circle.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 10

Color in your water with a lighter blue marker.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 11

Fill in the rest of the sun with yellow.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 12

Next, draw the word “Amity” at the top of the sun.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 13

Under your sun, draw the word “Island”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 14

Then color in your word “Island”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 15

Again color in the word “Amity”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 16

Remove the cardboard from inside of the tote bag.

Step 17

Cover your tote bag with a layer of fabric and iron according to fabric marker directions or toss in the dryer (alone) to set the design.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Tote bags are seriously some of my favorites! They are so versatile and fun. Once your design is set you are ready to rock your DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag! Take it with you everywhere you go to show off your nerd style. Now it is time to check out all of the other amazing Jaws crafts and recipes from my friends. Find them at the links below!

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This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!

Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

DIY Mini Pompom Monsters Kids Craft

It is time for another Creative Play Kit Craft! If you saw Monday’s DIY glittery notebook, then you know that today we’re making these DIY mini pompom monsters. These adorable little guys are inspired by bad mom days. Have you ever been having a bad mom day? The kind of day when you forget to hit start on the coffee maker only to realize it when you go to get a cup of coffee? Have you had the kind of day when you walk into the living room after finish the dishes to see that your toddlers have ripped up all of the tissues? Oh, and tossed them all over the room like snow?

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These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

All the while your youngest daughter has been “going potty” and comes out covered in your makeup. On those days you are fuming and feel surrounded by tiny monsters that you created. Then, when you’re ready to break down in tears and wine, they run up to you and throw their arms around your leg. They look up at you with wide, adorable eyes and say, “Mommy, I love you.” That heart-melting moment when you realize that these adorable little monsters are all yours and you wouldn’t change it for the world is what inspired this week’s DIY mini pompom monsters.

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Materials

  • Large Pompoms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Chenille Stems
  • Scissors
  • Liquid Glue
  • Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 1

Cut off one end of your foam sheet that is roughly 2 inches wide.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 2

Next, cut the 2 inch wide piece into thirds.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 3

Take one of the thirds and fold it in half.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 4

Then cut a heart out of the folded piece.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 5

Next, add a generous amount of glue to the point-end of your heart, glitter side up.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 6

Firmly press a large pompom on it.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 7

Add a generous amount of glue to the back of 2 googly eyes.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 8

Stick your 2 eyes to the pompom.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 9

Next, fold the end of your chenille stem in on itself for the length that you want the arms to be.

Step 10

Cut it off where the tip of your stem now touches the base of the stem.

Step 11

Now cut at the fold so that you have 2 arms.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 12

Twist the end of each arm to form a loop and bend it at a right angle to the arm.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 13

Next, curl the opposite end of each arm.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 14

Add a generous amount of glue to the loops on each arm.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 15

Attach the arms to either side of your pompom.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 16

Allow your pompom monsters to dry completely before playing with them.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as is if your kids can’t wait. However, you can also use them as fun and quirky stickers on notebooks, lunchboxes, and more by removing the backing from the bottom of the foam feet. Another bonus idea for mom: Stick one of these to your vanity, computer, or fridge. Use it as a reminder on the hard mom days that it will pass. Your adorable mini monsters push boundaries because they love you and feel safe enough to do so. Hopefully, one look and you’ll remember that when you’re ready to scream. Don’t forget to check out our other awesome kids crafts like this DIY behavior system and this fantastic DIY kid’s artwork display!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

DIY Coffee Mug Organizing Rack

Coffee is an important part of my life. Just the smell of a fresh pot brewing instantly lifts my mood (any time of day, I might add). Because of this absolute love of coffee, one of the most difficult areas to de-clutter are my coffee mugs. I began collecting them on my travels many years ago in high school. They mean a lot to me and some are irreplaceable. That’s why it was a big deal when I took on decluttering this spring that I pared down my collection. I kept the ones that I simply couldn’t part with and decided that items that emotionally charged deserved to be displayed. Thus, this DIY coffee mug organizing rack idea was born.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay    Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Toni | Small Home Soul     Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Marie | DIY Adulation    Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Denise | My Thrifty House    Sara | Twelve on Main
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Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

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Materials

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 1

First, spray paint your mattress support on a protected and well-ventilated area.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

Step 2

Next, lay out all of your s-hooks and spray paint them.

Step 3

Allow both your mattress support and s-hooks to dry.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 4

Flip your s-hooks over and spray paint the other side.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 5

Add a second coat of paint to your mattress support.

Tip:

  • Make sure that all of the sides, corners, and wires are covered during this step.

Step 6

Allow all of your paint to dry.

Step 7

Flip over your mattress support and add 12-16 Command Picture Strips around the edges that will face the wall.

Step 8

Hang your organizer on the wall by pressing the edges firmly against it.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 9

Lastly, add your s-hooks and mugs to your organizer.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings. Guests will be able to strike up a conversation about your unique collection and you will have freed up extra cabinet space. One last tip I want to leave you with: Definitely hand this on the wall and don’t skimp on the Command Strips. I got impatient and wanted to test out my DIY coffee mug organizing rack. I loaded it up and leaned it against the wall behind our coffee pot. The next day, I walked past it, into the kitchen, and immediately heard loud crashing and glass breaking.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

I knew before I had even seen it that the mug rack had fallen. I saw the shattered mugs that meant so much to me and wept. Thankfully, not all of my mugs were on it yet. Once I hung the organizer, I tested it by pulling down on it with all of my strength. It didn’t budge so I felt very confident. It has now been hanging for 3 weeks with mugs on it and no more incidents.

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Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Easiest DIY Comforter Makeover in the World

When you are giving a room a makeover on a budget every penny needs to be spent wisely. You have to stretch your imagination to get a gorgeous and cohesive design on a tight budget. One of the things that led to the chaotic look of our boys’ room is that their bedding didn’t (and never has) match. New bedding sets are expensive and also their bedding is still in great condition. If you are anything like me then you have a problem with replacing perfectly usable items. Throw our small budget into the equation and new bedding was out of the question. I still wanted matching bedding for the room so I came up with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

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Materials

  • Old Comforter (That is still in good shape)
  • Fabric of Choice (I used 4 yd. on the twin and 1.5 yd. on the toddler of this fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine (This is a Great Beginner One)

**If you are only making a toddler comforter skip to step 4. For all other size comforters start at step 1.**

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 1

Cut your fabric into 2 pieces that are the length of your comforter.

Note:

  • Larger comforters may take more than 2 lengths of fabric depending on the width of your fabric.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 2

Pin the 2 pieces of fabric lengthwise, right sides together, matching up patterns as needed.

Step 3

Sew along your pinned side.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 4

Next, unfold your sewn fabric and measure it against your comforter. Trim any excess fabric.

Step 5

Place your sewn fabric right side down against the side of the comforter that you want to preserve.

Note:

  • For example, I wanted the Captain America to still be visible once finished so that is the side my fabric went against.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 6

Now pin all of the outside edges of the comforter and fabric.

Step 7

Sew all the way around your comforter but leave one corner unsewn, roughly 5 inches on each side of the corner.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 8

Next, turn your comforter right sides out.

Step 9

Fold the fabric at the corner under to get and even seam and pin the folded fabric to the edge of your comforter.

Step 10

Lastly, sew up your pinned corner.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

With the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world I was able to make 2 matching comforters and some accents for only $34.00!! You definitely can’t get that deal at a store. (Well, technically I got the fabric from Joann’s so I guess you can get part of that deal at a store.) Now we are one step closer to our awesome camping themed boys room and our budget is on track. Now it is time to start on the dresser update. Find out next week how I’m taking a plain dresser and making it better. It is not only going to get a paint job. I will be adding additional storage to make it a more multi-functional piece of furniture. Until then, you can see our overall plan for the boys room makeover and get my tips for painting the walls and ceiling.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Fun and Glittery DIY Notebook

It is time for our next Creative Play Kit summer craft. If you don’t know what the Creative Play Kit is, you can read about it in Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. Although,  I confess that this week’s craft is just as much for me as it is for the kiddos. Today we are making this fun and glittery DIY notebook because it lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? These notebooks also keep the creative fun going long after you and your kids have finished making them. The absolute best part of a new glittery DIY notebook is filling it with creative writings and pictures. That sounds like a fun summer afternoon for everyone.

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This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

 

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Materials

  • Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Construction Paper (5-8 Sheets)
  • 1 Chenille Stem
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Foam Smiley Face Stickers
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 1

Use the foam glitter sheet to measure and cut your stack of construction paper.

Tip:

  • The construction paper should be cut roughly in half.

Step 2

Stack your 2 sets of construction paper together.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 3

Next, fold your stacked construction paper in half like a book.

Tip:

  • Press firmly on the folded edge because the thickness of the construction makes the folding more difficult.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 4

After you have securely folded your construction paper, punch holes along the folded edge.

Tip:

  • If you are having trouble punching holes through the thickness use a hammer and nail. Moms, place the fold on a piece of scrap wood and tap holes with the hammer and nail along it.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 5

Now run a chenille stem through the punched holes to bind the book.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 6

After the pages are bound, trim the ends of the chenille stem and secure them by twisting the ends around the threaded stem.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 7

Next, peel back half of your glitter foam sheet backing. Press one side of the bound construction paper onto it.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 8

Then remove the remaining backing and wrap the foam around the bound construction paper like a book.

Step 9

Trim any excess paper where necessary on the book.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 10

Next, add foam letters to spell out “Notes” along the edge of the cover.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 11

Lastly, embellish the cover with smiley face stickers.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

This glittery DIY notebook is so much fun. It’s fun to look at, fun to make, and fun to fill. Use it to keep kids entertained on the go or make a set of them for back to school. No matter which you choose this little craft will let you and the kids get creative together. Since we missed a few weeks, check back on Friday for another awesome kids crafts. We will be making adorable little pompom monster stickers! Until then, check out this Googly Eye Monogram or this awesome giant Paper Flower Wall Art!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Make Time for Fun with Family Snack Time Conversation Cards

Our family has been having an absolute blast this summer. Every week is filled with summer parties, visits to family, and awesome adventures. The school year is approaching quickly and it is the time of year when busy families, like ours, get even busier. Once school starts so do clubs, sports, homework, and more. You know that family dinners are important but unfortunately busy schedules can make nightly ones all but impossible. This year we are planning ahead for the busy school year with these Family Snack Time Conversation Cards. Snacks, like our favorite Goldfish® crackers, are easy to enjoy with zero prep time. That means more time for fun at home or on the go. Bring Goldfish® crackers and your Family Snack Time Conversation Cards to practices and club meeting to find for smile worthy family moments anywhere.

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Materials

 

Step 1

First, print out your Family Snack Time Conversation Cards on heavy cardstock.

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Step 2

Next, cut out all of your cards and set them off to the side.

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Step 3

Remove any stickers or packaging from your plastic container.

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Step 4

Label the lid of your plastic container with your letter stickers.

Some Ideas for the Label:

  • Smith Family Snack Fun
  • Snack Time Conversation Cards
  • Family Snack Time

 

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Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Step 5

Next, add decorative sticks and embellishments to your container to add your family’s personal style.

Step 6 (Optional)

Seal your container with acrylic sealant and allow to the sealant to dry completely.

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Step 7

Load your cards into your container and you are ready to go!

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Make a Travel Kit

We made 2 sets of Family Snack Time Conversation Cards. One set will stay at home for quick, after school family time. The second set is placed in a family fun travel kit so we can enjoy meaningful time together on the go. To make your own travel kit, fill a drawstring bag with the following:

  • 1 Set of Family Snack Time Conversation Cards (and Container)
  • Goldfish Snacks Multi-Packs
  • Napkins or Wipes for Clean Up
  • Plastic Bags for Collecting Any Trash
  • A Small Ball for Outdoor Fun
  • Sealed Containers of Bubbles for Entertaining Little Ones
  • 2-3 Books for Indoor Fun

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

With a travel kit you will be set to fit in some family time fun whenever and wherever you can. It is a great way to make your family a priority no matter how busy life gets. Goldfish® crackers and Family Snack Time Conversation Cards are your family’s go-to tools for keeping the summer fun going. Don’t let the back to school season end all of that awesome bonding! Now it will be easier than ever to continue strengthening the bond with your children and create memories that will last a lifetime. What is even better is that Goldfish® crackers are always baked with real cheese and no artificial flavors or preservatives so they are a snack you can feel good about serving your kids (or snacking on yourself). Don’t forget to check out Goldfish® crackers on Pinterest for even more back to school and snack ideas! You will be ready to dominate this school year as a family.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

DIY Family Chores Wall System for Busy Families

Have you started getting ready for the school year yet? We are pretty lax with our schedule during the summer. Bedtimes are pushed back. The days are less structured. It is a fun and relaxing time of year. It is because of this that it is important to plan ahead for the school year. We need to get back into the structured rhythm that comes along with it. Part of that is getting an updated list of daily tasks that need to be completed each day. Another part of getting ready is creating organization systems that keep us on track and make life easier. That is exactly what this DIY family chores wall system does.

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Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

 

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Materials

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 1

Remove any packaging that is on your pan.

Tip:

  • If your pan’s label is attached with glue, you will want to clean any excess sticky off of it before continuing.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 2

Cover the top of the pan with one color of acrylic paint.

Tips:

  • I only did one coat of paint because I like the look of the metal showing through. If you want a solidly colored chart, add a second coat of paint after the first coat dries.
  • Use a different color of paint on each pan to make it easier to recognize whose pan each is.

Step 3

Let the paint dry completely before moving on.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 4

Carefully put a washi tape grid on your pan as pictured above.

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Tip:

  • You need to be careful and precise during this step because your pan has not been sealed yet. The paint will chip if you try to reposition the washi tape or scratch it with jewelry.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 5

Next, paint “Tasks”, “Ø”, and “√” in the respective areas using white acrylic paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 6

After your white paint has dried, seal your pan with engine enamel paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 7

While you wait on the enamel to dry, pull out your Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 8

Next, cut the sticky part off of the Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 9

Cut the sticky strip in half.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 10

Then write the tasks that need to be completed each day on the papers and stick one in each grid on the left.

Step 11

Next, add a hook to the right handle of your pan.

Step 12

Repeat steps 1 through 11 for each family member.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 13

Hang your family chores wall system using Command picture strips.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 14

Add bucket to the hooks for storage.

Note:

  • We didn’t add hooks or buckets to the youngest kids’ pans because they don’t really need the storage yet. I don’t want to risk them losing the buckets so I have them and the hooks put up for now.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 15

Lastly, add magnetic pins to track the completion of tasks.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

With this DIY family chores wall system you can easily keep track of daily tasks. In addition, you can have homework supplies at children’s fingertips in the buckets. You can also use the buckets to hold your Daily Workout Sticks like I do. The extra space on the right side lets you keep track of notes, appointments, and permission slips. We also chose to add photo magnets from Shutterfly to label each chart. This makes it easy for little ones to know which charts belong to them and provides an extra magnet to hold notes. This is definitely an all-encompassing system that will have your family ready for back to school. If you want more tips for changing your summer schedule back to the school schedule, check out Get Your Family Back to School Ready!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.