Crafts and DIY

  • Photo of Halloween Surprise Balls 2020

    Halloween Surprise Balls 2020

    I try to document everything that I put in my surprise balls so that anyone needing inspiration can find some. Here are my latest creations. On the back, we see a warning. I mean, it’s Halloween, but we don’t want…

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  • Photo of My Wedding Surprise Balls

    My Wedding Surprise Balls

    I was working on some surprise balls the other day when I realized that I had never completed this post. What better time than now? When I first learned of surprise balls I was completely enchanted. I still am. They…

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  • Photo of Our DIY Chalk Paint Beachside Dining Set

    Our DIY Chalk Paint Beachside Dining Set

    I’ve been wanting to try chalk paint for a while, but never got around to it. The opportunity came knocking a few days ago, so I went ahead and gave it a shot on this old table set. It isn’t…

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  • Photo of Our Toy Story Surprise Ball Birthday Favors

    Our Toy Story Surprise Ball Birthday Favors

    It had been a while since I made surprise balls, so I decided to make them for Bug’s birthday party. It was Toy Story Themed, so that was an easy design. It’s a little hard to get the surprise ball…

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  • Photo of Upcycling Old Wooden Puzzles into Magnets

    Upcycling Old Wooden Puzzles into Magnets

    It’s a pretty simple craft that you can generally do in less than an hour. It all started with a puzzle that Bug had outgrown. I was going to donate it and couldn’t find Grandpa Shark. Specifically, it’s this puzzle:…

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  • Photo of Easy Method to Preserve Wedding or Memorial Flowers

    Easy Method to Preserve Wedding or Memorial Flowers

    It’s hard to throw away flowers that are tied to an emotional event, but preserving an entire bouquet isn’t practical. I haven’t had a lot of luck with pressed flowers as they seem to lose their color and just crumble…

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  • Photo of Upcycling Baby Clothes into Duffy or Build-a-Bear Clothes

    Upcycling Baby Clothes into Duffy or Build-a-Bear Clothes

    Disclaimer: First, let me make it clear that I am not a seamstress. In no way, shape, or form do I probably sew “properly.” I was taught to sew many years ago by my great-grandmother who was terrified to teach…

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  • Photo of Making an Angel Pillow (Faux Sugarboo)

    Making an Angel Pillow (Faux Sugarboo)

    A long time ago, when I had an uncle fighting cancer, my mom asked me to make him a large pillow to make him more comfortable. Years later, when she herself was battling lung cancer, I thought of that when…

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  • Photo of Our DIY MNSSHP Family Peter Pan Costumes

    Our DIY MNSSHP Family Peter Pan Costumes

    Psst MNSSHP is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Peter Pan My first costume involved tackling the star of the show – Peter Pan. I found a wonderful tutorial by Merrick White on Babble here that I just fell in love with,…

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  • Photo of Making Embellished Sunny Beach Hats with Supplies from Dollar Tree

    Making Embellished Sunny Beach Hats with Supplies from Dollar Tree

    When we stopped at Dollar Tree for Easter baskets, I saw some sunhats hanging on hooks on a display. I checked them out and they were super soft! This is a really important thing when picking out hats that will…

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