st patricks day candle

I have to admit that I have been wanting to melt down some crayons and attempt to make my own candle for quite a while now! St. Patricks day seemed like the perfect opportunity to give this a try! With fun themes like shamrocks, golden coins and rainbows there are plenty of opportunities to personalize this St Patricks day candle project to fit any decorating theme you might have. While our family doesn’t celebrate St. Patricks day very much I still find it fun to do a few small things to celebrate. These smaller holidays are a great way to break up the months andRead More →

Valentine's Day gift guide unicorns

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but I know some of you are still struggling for inspiration! Last-minute ideas don’t have to be stressful o terrible. In fact, with a bit of inspiration (which you’ll get thanks to this Valentine’s Day Inspiration Round-up!) will have you off and running in no time! Get ready to have a great Valentine’s day with you and your family! Click the titles below to see the full recipes and tutorials! Valentine’s Day Inspiration Round-up This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links I may receive a small commission atRead More →

Dollar Store Valentine's Day Mirror Craft

Valentine’s day is a holiday that a lot of people don’t go out of their way to decorate for but I have always thought that a holiday celebrating love is worth the effort. I also don’t think that it’s a holiday that should be celebrated only by couples either! In fact, celebrating the positive effects of love is something we should all do whether it’s love for a significant other, love for your children, pets or self-love. This dollar store Valentine’s Day craft is a perfect way to remind yourself and everyone who looks at it that they are loved. This craft is exceptionally easyRead More →

Needle Felting

I always love finding new craft projects to try out! Everything from creating a one of a kind light switch to using up some old fabric to make a kitchen rug is fair game! I ran across the art of needle felting while browsing Pinterest Which is an excellent resource for finding inspiration when you’re looking for a new hobby to try out. I have to say that I was immediately attracted to the variety of things I saw people making with needle felting. It seems that with a bit of patience you can make anything you can think of. Not only that, but theRead More →

While you can buy a large variety of Christmas stockings in the store sometimes it’s nice to add a more personalized touch. This year while pulling out the Christmas stockings I realized that Connors was getting a bit beat up and since this is Echo’s first Christmas she didn’t have a stocking at all! Obviously this was a situation that needed to be fixed. It’s not like I needed much of an excuse for a fun artsy project. This DIY personalized Christmas stocking project was a bit of an experiment with Dollar Store items and I’m really happy with the way they turned out! InRead More →

DIY Halloween Potion Jars #Halloween #DIY #halloweendecor #fall #falldecor #spooky

It’s the little items that always make holiday decorations really stand out! Halloween is no exception to this and while I love my larger pieces, like our spider vase and glow in the dark wreath I can’t help but adore these hidden fun editions. These DIY Halloween potion jars are just squicky enough to make the kids giggle and spooky enough to fit in with our skeleton birdcage! This is a simple craft with supplies that come mostly from the Dollar Tree. Although it does use a glue gun I think this is a suitable craft for children with a little bit of help! DIYRead More →

I have always admired dreamcatchers. They are beautiful works of art that can be highly personalized with beads, feathers, and colors. But, I have never made one before! It’s a project that I always thought would be pretty complicated. However, since I have started making it a priority to try something new every month I have found that I’m more willing to give different DIY projects a try! Most of the time I find that they’re not as difficult as I first thought and creating a dreamcatcher is no exception! Learn Something New With Kristin Feature 15 – Creating a Dreamcatcher. This post may containRead More →

DIY soap making recipe box from Simply Earth

There is a pretty good chance that you have run across handmade DIY soaps before.We have seen them pretty frequently at craft shows and small gift shops. I even recall seeing them in many Christmas giftboxes growing up. The way they smelled and the cute little molded shapes they came in were always fun to explore. I mean who can forget the tiny rose-shaped soaps in your grandma’s bathroom? Making homemade soap seemed like the perfect addition to our try something new series so I jumped at the chance when Simply Earth offered to send me one of their recipe boxes and give it aRead More →

Tips for Sculpting with Ar Dry Clay, Octopus lightswitch

Sculpting is an art form that has intrigued me since I was a little kid. There is something pretty awesome about taking a lump of nothing and turning it into something artistic. As kids, we explore this with play dough but as adults, a lot of us forget to keep our creativity alive. I hope these tips for sculpting with air dry clay will persuade you to keep your’s flowing! I feel like following creative pursuits is a big part of living a positive and happy life. Trying new things, working with my hands and constantly coming up with ideas keeps my mind sharp andRead More →

DIY Dollar Store Miniature Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are a popular spring and summer project loved by both kids and adults! Since creating a large outdoor fairy garden last summer I have been planning a smaller indoor version. Today’s dollar store fairy garden project is the perfect addition to your summer themed decor. Of course, it would also look quite lovely on a porch or balcony too! To create this dollar store fairy garden I used cuttings from my older succulents. However, if you don’t have any and don’t want to purchase some, you can buy some fake ones at Dollar Tree! This also comes with the added bonus of makingRead More →