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.
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
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Florence | Vintage Southern Picks

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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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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.
Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Boys Room Makeover : Painting the Walls and Ceiling

Last weekend I had all of Saturday to myself which is pretty much unheard of when you’re married with 3 kids. In true mom form, I took advantage of it by working. Haha!  That is not to say that I didn’t make the most of it by blasting my music or catching up on some Criminal Minds while painting the walls and ceiling. Do you want to know my new tip for painting walls quickly and efficiently? Kick everyone out of your house! You will be amazed at how productive you can be when you’re not constantly filling up sippy cups, locating lost items, and mediating arguments. Okay, that is not really the tip I want to share with you today but it will ratchet up your productivity. You can find the tips for any painting job in the tutorial below. They can be used even when your house is full of demanding little ones.

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Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

 

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Materials

  • Flat Head Screw Driver (I love this screwdriver that my Papa got me!)
  • Paper Towels
  • Multi-Purpose Cleaner (I use the Clorox from our Tiki Post and it worked great!)
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Painters Tape (I didn’t use any but I still recommend it for most DIY-ers)
  • Drop Cloth
  • Paint Roller
  • 2 inch Paintbrush
  • Wall and Ceiling Paint Choices (at least 1 gallon of each)

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 1

Clear everything out of the room including anything on the walls, like décor and wall stickers.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 2

Remove all of the outlet and switch plate covers in the room.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 3

Next, clean the walls, baseboards, trim, and ceiling.

Tip:

  • This room hasn’t been painted in the 3 years since we moved in so it had 3 years’ worth of crayon, marker, and nail polish stains from tiny hands. There are tips for getting this off (toothpaste, magic erasers, etcetera) but this was roughly 4 feet high and all around the room except where furniture was. I chose to do what I could and then add an extra coat of paint necessary.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 4

Before you paint, measure how far down onto the wall that you want the “night sky” to come. Cut a square of cardboard to that size.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 5

Then use that square of cardboard to measure that line from the ceiling all the way around the room and mark it with your yellow highlighter.

Step 6

As I said above, I didn’t use painters tape but if you do, this is the step to tape everything up.

Step 7

Next, throw down your drop cloth and start painting the lower walls.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 8

Paint one coat of paint with the roller up to the highlighter line on the walls.

Note:

  • I used Valspar Signature Interior Paint and Primer in One and I was amazed at how well it covered all of those crayon, marker, and nail polish stains in one coat!

Step 9

Fill in any corners and edges using your paint brush.

Step 10

Allow your first coat of paint to dry.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 11

Next add your second coat of paint and allow it to dry before moving on.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 12

After your wall paint is dry, paint your first coat of paint on the ceiling and the tops of the walls.

Step 13

Again, fill in any corners and edges with paint.

Step 14

Allow the first coat of ceiling paint to dry completely.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 15

Next, add a second coat of paint to the ceiling and the tops of the walls. Let it dry and you are done painting.

Step 16

Remove all of your tape and re-attach outlet and switch plate covers.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

This is easily the longest part of the makeover. Even with an entire Saturday alone, painting the walls and ceiling took all weekend. One the plus side, I have eaten the frog as Mark Twain would say, and it is all downhill from here. Next, I am adding trim between the ceiling and wall color. After that I will add glow stars to the ceiling. Check out the Boys Room Makeover to see the other awesome projects coming your way. See you next week with the next room update!

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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.
Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

Boys Room Makeover – A Camping Adventure

Back to school is right around the corner and I want to make the transition as easy as possible. Part of doing that involves creating an organized oasis for the boys. The boys decided that they wanted to switch rooms with baby girl in the spring. We got as far as moving the bed and clothes but that was pretty much it. Now they are left with a crazy, unorganized mess. I can’t even be mad about the state of their room because right now they have zero storage. This boys room makeover will give them a comfy bedroom with plenty of storage.

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Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

 

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Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

Problem Areas

  • Messy – There is a mess everywhere that you look. Even the walls look messy from where the toddlers colored on them and the remnants of wall stickers that are remaining.
  • No Storage – There is no storage in the room right now except for the dresser.
  • Window Treatment – Baby girl ripped down the curtain rod and curtains while the room was hers. We never got around to replacing them because there are still blinds on the window. We have hung a sheet to darken the room during nap time.
  • Nothing Matches – It is hard to relax in a room when everything is a mix of different colors and finishes.

 

Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

Inspiration Board

  • Star Ceiling – Since I am going with a camping theme for the room, a starry night sky on the ceiling is perfect. I love how this one is brought down onto the walls some for a more encompassing effect.
  • Hobby Lobby Room – I love the adventure theme of this room. The mix of textures is exactly what I want for the boys.
  • Pipe Curtain Rod – This will give an industrial look to the room and it is also my hope that it will be strong enough to withstand crazy kiddos.
  • My Drawings – The drawings above are my personal ideas for how to transform the furniture as well as add additional storage.
  • Storage Lockers – I won’t be using this exact design because it doesn’t quite fit with the theme, but I love the mix of wood and metal. I want to incorporate that look into the storage piece that I make for the room.

Boys Room Makeover Projects

Project 1

Paint the walls and ceiling of the room. Then add the wood trim to the walls. (Weekend Project)

Project 2

I’m making over the comforters for the beds so that they will now match each other. (2 hr.)

Project 3

The dresser is getting a complete makeover that will improve the look of it and also provide more storage. (1 Day)

Project 4

I will then create additional storage for toys and books. (Weekend Project)

Project 5

The décor will begin being created with this DIY fox and bear geometric wall art. (2 hr.)

Project 6

The décor will continue with an adventure wall art piece. (1 hr.)

Project 7

The last piece of wall décor will be a fun “No Girls Allowed” sign. (1 hr.)

Project 8

This project will be the pipe curtain rod and curtains. (2 hr.)

Project 9

The final touches to the room will be done at this stage. (3 hr.)

 

Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

My Project Plan

Budget: $300

Note

  • Most of this money is going towards paint and supplies. I will be reusing furniture we already have with the exception of the twin bed. My husband got one of those at work.

Colors

See the inspiration board above for the color scheme.

Project List

Again, you can find the project list above.

Shopping List

  • Wall Paint – $30
  • Ceiling Paint – $30
  • Fabric for Bedding – $35
  • Dresser Paint – $20
  • Paint Supplies – $25
  • Pipes – $30
  • Wall Trim – $30
  • Accessories and Lighting – $50
  • Storage – $50

Time Frame

See the times in parenthesis in the project list.

Completion Date

August 5th

 

Find out how to plan for a boys room makeover from start to finish. Then be inspired by our plans for an awesome camping themed bedroom!

This boys room makeover is a huge job but it is going to be worth it. I can’t wait to see the end result. Of course, baby girl is already asking for her room to get a makeover now too. It seems that we will be taking that one on next. For now, it is time to pull out the paint clothes, roll up my sleeves, and get started on this project. Come back next week for the paint tutorial and project updates.

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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.
When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

11 DIY Coastal Home Décor Ideas + Merry Monday Link Party 162

Is anyone else dying to relax on a beach right now? Nothing sounds better than sitting in the hot sun with a great book listening to the sounds of the waves crashing. Unfortunately, not all of us can just take a jaunt to the ocean whenever we want. (I know. It is sad right?)  Since visiting the ocean isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas. Then you can throw on some headphones with ocean sounds playing and at least relax like you’re on vacation. At least, that’s what I’ll be doing.

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

 

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When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

Summer Mantel Ideas and Inspiration (Daune at Cottage in the Oaks)

This beachy mantel is absolutely gorgeous. It will make you feel transported to a fantastic summer beach house.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

DIY Coastal Terra Cotta Pots (Ashley at Cherished Bliss)

It never ceases to amaze me what paint can do, like turn ordinary terra cotta pots into gorgeous coastal décor.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

Summer in a Jar- Vintage Coastal/Beach Décor (Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods)

I love the bubble imperfections in these beachy mason jars! You won’t believe how easy this DIY is to make.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

DIY Sea Glass Rope Lantern (Kimberly at A Wonderful Thought)

This lantern is amazing! It is an easy DIY with a giant impact.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

Starfish Garland Sea Vignette (Kim at Made in a Day)

If you have some shells and twine you are all set to make this gorgeous vignette. It is perfect edition to your coastal décor.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

DIY Driftwood Fish (Angie at Crafts Unleashed)

Speaking of super easy crafts, this driftwood fish is perfect for swimming on your wall.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

Clay Pot Lighthouse (Angie at Crafts by Amanda)

Don’t stop with decorating the inside of your home. Bring the beachy feeling outside with this awesome DIY lighthouse.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

Pink Flamingo Planter (Ann at The Apple Street Cottage)

This planter is another easy way to bring the coast to your outdoors. Spice it up with some tropical flowers if you have the right weather to grow them.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

Coastal Jar Makeover with Sea Glass Paint (Beverly at Across the Boulevard)

Here is another example of how you can give an old décor item new life with some paint.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

DIY Sunset Sailboat Painting (DIY Adulation)

Of course, I had to give you some coastal décor ideas from yours truly. This painting is so easy to make and a gorgeous piece of wall art.

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

DIY Upcycled Pink Flamingo Wall Hanging (DIY Adulation)

Last, but not least, is another awesome flamingo DIY. Turn an ugly thrift store goose into something gorgeous!

 

When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.

There you have it. With these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas you can turn your home into an oasis. It’s not quite as great as the beach but it is absolutely a close second. Don’t forget to check out the Merry Monday link party before you go. Be inspired by your friends and share what you’ve been creating below!

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When visiting the ocean for vacation isn’t in the cards, bring the beach to your home with these 11 DIY coastal home décor ideas.


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  • Farmhouse Decor
  • Christmas in July
  • Shell crafts, coastal decor, & tropical ideas
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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.
Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Fun Kid Craft: Googly Eyes Monogram

We’re back this week with another craft for kids using the Creative Play Kit! The kids had a blast making this one because it involved googly eyes. I have no idea what makes these little plastic pieces so entertaining but my kids go nuts for them. That’s what makes them great for creating fun bedroom décor that kids will love hanging on the wall. Even better is that this googly eyes monogram is super easy to make. Older kids will have no trouble and younger children will do great with a little guidance from mom.

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Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

 

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Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue Stick

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 1

Have each child choose a color of construction paper for the monogram.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 2

Next, draw each child’s first initial in block lettering in the center of the construction paper.

Tips:

  • Mom, you may want to do this part for kiddos.
  • Use a lighter colored pencil to draw your letters. I used white on the paper so that there isn’t an obvious outline on the artwork.

Step 3

Next, give each child the monogrammed construction paper, a glue stick, and googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 4

Have kids begin gluing the eyes inside of the monogram starting with the largest sized eyes.

Tip:

  • Place the eyes at random over the monogram. You want them to be spread out.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 5

After the large eyes have been added begin filling in more of the monogram with the medium eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 6

Lastly, fill in the remainder of the monogram with the smallest googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 7

Frame your child’s monogram and hang it on the wall. We used these child’s artwork frames and they worked great!

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

It is that simple to create custom art for kids’ rooms. They will love making this googly eye monogram and love showing it to family and friends. I do recommend having each child choose one style of googly eyes for a more cohesive look (it will also preempt any arguments during creation). Too many different styles can make the monogram look messy. Luckily there are 4 different styles in the Creative Play Kit which makes sticking with one easy. If you haven’t checked it out yet, don’t forget about the awesome Kids Behavior System that we made last week. The kids love earning their M&M treats and I’m loving the calmer days. See you back here next week for another fun kid’s craft!

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

How to Turn Kids Artwork into Coaster Sets

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

How is your summer going so far? We have been crafting up a storm and truly enjoying some unstructured days. If you read yesterday’s post then you already know that we are in full Father’s Day mode. Today’s tutorial continues the trend with another awesome DIY gift idea. Don’t worry we’re taking a break from tomorrow with a new glow-in-the-dark game. Until then, though, find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets with this easy tutorial. We worked out all of the kinks for you so that you and the kids can get it done without the ups and downs that we experienced.

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When we started creating out coasters the plan was to have the kids draw directly on the coasters. That worked great for the youngest who mostly just scribbles anyway, but the middle one struggled with it. In fact, she got so frustrated that she scribbled out her frustration. You can check out her angry scribbles in the photo below. That frustration is what inspired me to transfer images she drew on paper to the wooden coasters, instead. Live and learn…

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

 

Little man had a blast scribbling, on the other hand.

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Materials

  • Unfinished Wooden Coasters
  • Blank Sheets of Paper – We used lined notebook paper
  • Pencils
  • Wood Burning Tool with Rounded Tip
  • Clear Engine Enamel Paint

 

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Step 1

Fold a piece of paper into fourths and give it to your child along with a pencil. Let him or her know only to draw on the fourths. This will help make sure that the drawings fit on the coasters.

 

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 2

Next, cut the fourths apart.

 

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 3

Cover the backs of the pictures with pencil.

 

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 4

Next carefully align the pictures over the coaster and trace over the drawing lines.

Tip:

  • Older kids can do this step on their own but I recommend mom doing this step for the little ones.

Step 5

Add each child’s first initial to the corresponding drawings on the coasters.

 

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 6

Next, on a blank coaster write “Happy Father’s Day” and the current year.

 

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 7

This is the step where mom takes over. Heat up your wood burning tool and go over the images on the wooden coasters.

 

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 8

Place your coasters in a well-ventilated area and spray with your clear engine paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Note:

  • The engine paint can withstand extreme temperatures making it perfect for durable coasters.

Step 9

Next, flip your coasters over and spray the back as well to fully seal them.

 

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Once we got past the frustration we totally figured out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets. I admit that I absolutely love them! They are such a beautiful keepsake of this stage in my kiddos’ lives. The grandpas are seriously going to cherish these which makes all of the trial and error worth it. These little treasures totally fit in the gift bag with the kid decorated can koozies, too! You will literally have Father’s Day all wrapped up. Make sure you hop over to Oriental Trading and get everything you need to rock Dad’s day this year!

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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.
Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

DIY Ammo Frame for Guys :: Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

Are you looking for an awesome DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or are military men like mine. It is also the newest creation for this month’s Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge. If you have any friends or family who like to hunt or fire guns for fun, ask them to start saving their casings now. One day at the range will give you enough to make this awesome project. I’m incredibly thankful to my close friend for diligently saving all of his casings for me so that I could bring you this DIY. Now, let’s get onto the tutorial.

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  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
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Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

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Materials

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 1

Start by cleaning your thrift store frame and your casings if needed.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 2

Next, take your frame apart and set the glass and backing aside.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 3

Start gluing your casings along the bottom of your frame, starting in the center.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 4

Continue adding casings until the bottom of the frame is covered.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 5

Next, begin gluing casing in a single line on the left side of your frame.

Tip:

  • Do this with like sides of the casings together as pictured.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 6

Repeat step 5 on the right side of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 7

Next, glue 2 casings together on the top left corner of your frame as pictured.

Step 8

Do the same on the t op right corner of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 9

Glue 3 casings upright, as pictured, in the center of the top of your frame.

Step 10

Once your glue has cooled, spray your entire frame with bronze spray paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 11

Next, spray your frame with a second coat of paint.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 12

Lastly, put your frame back together and add a photo if desired.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

This was so easy to make! I am crazy excited to surprise my husband with it this Father’s Day. You could also replace the picture with a handwritten note or drawing from your kiddos before gifting it. What are your thoughts? I’m seriously considering it. Let me know in the comments and then check out the other awesome Thrift Store projects from my friends 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.
As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Rock Your Outdoor Style with These DIY Ideas + Merry Monday 153

Summer is on its way and I’m super excited. As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. There are always going to be big projects you want to tackle in the backyard but there are little ways to get your outdoors ready for summer, too. Rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer! Then stick around and check out the Merry Monday Link Party to see what your friends have been up to.

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

 

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As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

How to Make a Wooden Monogram Letters Wreath (Stellax at How to Make a Burlap Wreath)

She uses this wreath on the front door but you could totally use it to dress up the walls by your deck as well.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Modern Embroidery Hoop Wreath (Taryn at Design Dining Diapers)

How beautiful is this wreath?! This is such an elegant yet modern DIY décor piece. It can be made quickly to dress up your front door or your gate.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Pretty Vintage DIY Floral Wreath (Jelica at A Pretty Fix)

This is another piece that could be used on more than just your front door. These would be beautiful hanging on windows or on a piece of wood as a leaning décor element.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Antique Farmhouse Salvaged Yard and Garden Décor (Angie at Knick of Time)

Find out how to turn salvaged finds into outdoor décor with these ideas from Angie! It is amazing what can be made beautiful.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

5 Minute Dollar Store Spring Forsythia Wreath (Krista at The Happy Housie)

I will forever love this bright and cheerful wreath. It is perfect for hanging on the deck fencing to add a fun pop of color!

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

DIY Butterfly Garden Ornament (Kim at Bugaboo City)

There will be lots of imaginative play in the backyard with these fun butterflies on your fence. They will dress up your yard while feeding creative minds. That’s a win-win.

 

As the weAs the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!ather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

DIY Magnolia Wreath (Kimberly at A Wonderful Thought)

Have you noticed how versatile all of these beautiful wreaths can be yet? Here’s another one for you to dress up your outdoors with.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Colorblocked Cement Letters (Ashley at Simply Designing)

Cement letters to dress up your garden or deck? Yes please! These babies are totally customizable to your color scheme and style, too.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

Front Porch Planter Ideas (Taryn at Design Dining Diapers)

Taryn makes floral design look easy with these planter ideas. The tall planters are perfect for small porches.

 

As the weather warms up you look forward to spending time outdoors. Get ready to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas this summer!

It is easy to rock your outdoor style with these DIY ideas! Once you’ve got your deck and porch squared away all that’s left is to throw a BBQ. Before you fire up the grill, link up your awesome new posts with us at the Merry Monday Link Party below. Can’t wait to see your creations!

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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.
Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Gorgeous DIY Sunset Sailboat Painting

Do you mix your own colors for paint projects? I typically keep large tubes of the primary colors as well as black and white for all of my acrylic paint projects. It is awesome because it allows you to get the precise shade you want. Unfortunately it can also lead to an excess of paint at the end of the project. This recently happened with me and I couldn’t bear seeing such a large amount of paint wasted. So, I decided to pull out a large blank canvas and see what I could create to use up the rest of the paint. The result was this gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting. (Please note that in the materials section I have included the end color of paint needed. This is to make it easier for you if you don’t feel like mixing your own paint colors.)

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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Materials

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 1

Spread orange paint on the top 2/3 of your canvas with a 2” paintbrush.

Tip:

  • Allow some of the white of the canvas to show through your brush strokes.

 

Step 2

One the bottom third of your canvas, brush on the teal paint.

Tip:

  • This should be thicker than your orange paint above with little-to-no white showing through.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 3

Start outlining your sailboat with navy paint by first painting the boat and then moving on to the first sail. See the picture above for reference.

Note:

  • Use your fine point brush for this part.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 4

Next, outline your second sail. Be sure to leave a gap between the 2 sails like you see in the picture.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 5

Once you have finished outlining your sailboat, fill it in with paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 6 (Optional)

My first coal on the sailboat was too light so I added a second coat of navy paint. If yours is looking too light as well, add a second coat to it.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 7

Add some white accents to your water by dipping your 2” inch brush in white paint and brushing the excess onto a scrap of paper before brushing over your water.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 8

Next, paint a light shadow of the boat on the water. See the picture above for reference.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 9

Once you are happy with the look of the shadows, darken them with your navy paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 10

Allow your painting to dry completely and enjoy!

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Isn’t this so pretty? It’s a perfect example of the saying that necessity is the mother of all invention. This DIY sunset sailboat painting never would have come to be if there hadn’t been so much paint to be used up. The next time you find yourself getting ready to rinse all of that paint off of your palette, pause. Think if maybe there is a project begging to be made with it. Even if your project doesn’t turn out (which has totally happened to me before) you haven’t wasted any supplies making it. Plus the best part about canvases is that if you mess up you can paint over the whole thing and start over. That is definitely winning all around!

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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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.