Summer is such a great time to enjoy some creative activities with the kids. Afterall, they have so much free time on their hands! It doesn't matter that you are probably busier than ever! Those little people are looking for you to fill their extra time with as much entertainment as possible. And, it's not
Don't throw out your scrap wood after a construction project! These little pieces can sometimes be the perfect size and shape for a fun craft project. We recently had a pole barn built on our property and I was surprised at all of the scrap wood that was left behind. As my husband and I
One of my favorite things to do is to shop antique stores or flea markets for unique objects with fun character. I don't always know how I am going to use my findings but I usually figure it out at some point. That was the case with this unique bud vase. When I purchased an
I love to make fabric birds. It's a great way to use up fabric scraps and they are just so cute to look at. The problem that I have is that I don't feel a bird is complete unless it has some legs. Any pattern that I have seen for making birds does not include
Old sweaters with snags, stains, or style issues may not be good for wearing anymore but they can still be used in new ways. Just think about all of those decor items that you see in stores with knitted accents. You can get these same looks without having to knit a stitch. Upcycled sweaters can
Mason jars can be used for so much more than just canning! Homemade jar gifts are especially fun to give at Christmas to teachers or that hard to buy for person on your list. They also make a great hostess gift for all of those holiday parties you will be attending! Since many of the
If you are a reader, you might of an excess of old books lying around. Chances are, you may end up with more titles that you want to get rid of rather than keep. These old books don't have to be thrown out, however. They can be easily upcycled into some creative decorative decor. Although
I have been to several flea markets and antique stores and have seen so many different door knobs for sale. The beauty of the old glass knobs has me tempted to switch out all of our knobs at home but this wouldn't be real practical and I have never seen a whole set of matching
Save your buttons! Or, start collecting vintage buttons now to use in one or more of these fun button crafts. See the list of unique things you can make.
While vacationing this summer, I spotted some knot pillows in a couple of the souvenir shops. They reminded me of throws that I had made for my kids years ago and it brought back lots of good memories. I knew then that I was going to end up making my own pillows. There's just something
For book page crafts, learn how to age paper to get the look of old book pages with this simple aging technique using tea bags.
Once DVD albums became a thing, the old DVD cases began piling up everywhere. Who needs a separate case for each DVD when you can store them all together in handy album sleeves? This doesn't mean that the landfills need to be overflowing with plastic or tin though. These seemingly useless cases can be upcycled