Looking for ways to make a wreath without breaking the bank? Here are ten types of wreaths, made from items almost every household has. The results are impressive.
Shelf Liner Wreaths
The dollar store has a plethora of shelf liner colors for every season. Six rolls are used for 14″ wreaths. Images courtesy of Tracy Tobias. A video on how to use shelf liners in a wreath can be found at Debi’s Wreath and Things on YouTube.
Gifts made from the heart are priceless, especially when it comes to moms. Below are 12 easy gifts to make that will melt her heart. Better yet, most take less than an hour to accomplish and use supplies you might already have at home.
Make a chore coupon book. Image courtesy of brightnest.com
A dollar store wooden box/broken CD’s becomes a beautiful trinket box. Image/directions at: Elena Nikitina from Pinterest.
Give your tea-loving mom a wreath she’ll use. Image/instructions: dollarstorecrafts.com
Out-grown boots can be used as a flower pot. Image courtesy of beautifulhomeandgardendiy.com
With a picture frame/mesh you’ll help mom keep her jewelry organized. Image courtesy of brokenandhealthy.com
Make a fingerprint clay necklace Image/directions: diaryofamadcrafter.wordpress.com
Reuse CD cases and make a lamp. Image/directions at: blog.cdrom2go.com
Turn a single sock/rice into a colorful heating pad. Image/directions at: upsophisticook.com
With a soda bottle/paint, you can make an awesome bird feeder. Image courtesy of creativecraftnights.blogspot.ca
Make a sugar scrub from home supplies. Recipe/image at brittanyestes.com
With a single drink powder pouch and Vaseline, you can make mom some lip gloss. Image/directions at: loveumadly.com
If mom is always struggling to find the keys, she’d be grateful if you color coded them. Image courtesy of abubblylife.com
It’s just a few days away – the day we honor our loved ones. For some it may be a friend, for others it may be a spouse or child. Yet, the one common thread to Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love.
With the clock ticking, your anxiety of what to give may rise.The key to giving isn’t in how much you spend, but in the effort/love involved. Hopefully, you’ll find something in these DIY projects that will get your creative juices flowing.
Pretzels work great for building a “gingerbread” house. Image courtesy of The Pretzel Eater’s Club.
If you’re hankering to make a few gingerbread houses but don’t really want to buy the pre-fab house parts or make your own gingerbread pieces, there are so many other ways to build a “gingerbread” house.
The Rules of Gingerbread House Making
Most people agree, there are a few “rules” to making a gingerbread house or village. 1) It should be made of all edible ingredients – anything else is sorta cheating. 2) You need a great Royal Icing recipe in order to secure things quickly.
There are recipes that are eggless and can still do a good job “gluing” your pieces together well. In fact, there are at least 10 different varieties of recipes that can work well as “cement.” Icings that have any fat (margarine, butter, shortening), usually will not harden enough, so they will not be appropriate.
Make your own chocolate baskets to hold goodies in. Image courtesy of Flickr 51633081 @N04/6905180828
Over the years, I’ve learned a plethora of craft and food ideas for almost ever holiday. Yet, sometimes the simplest ideas are still the best.
A Better String Egg
I ran across a way to make your own Easter basket with a bit of string, a balloon and a water/flour paste that gives a good visual on what it looks like to wrap the string on the balloon. But instead of using a flour paste, use Elmer’s or a non-name brand white glue. It hardens well in a shorter period of time and instead of dipping the string, take a foam paintbrush and “paint” the glue over the string wrapped around the balloon. Then once everything is completely dry, pop the balloon and cut a hole where you want to add some goodies.
DIY Chocolate Basket
Another way I’ve made a quick Easter egg basket is by simply melting some chocolate and drizzling layers of it over a balloon(as pictured above). I would sometimes even use multiple colors of chocolate for a different effect. Luckily, Chica and Jo have a great tutorial with images of their chocolate baskets.
You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to whip up a few of these baskets. If you have any photos of your creations, I’d love to see them – and Happy Easter!