DIY ~ Apple Candles

Make your home smell delicious by coring an apple, place a candle inside and enjoy!

 

 

Kids Crafts — DIY Play Dough Recipe

Looking for some ideas of what to do with your children during the summer?  Why not make some play dough.  I’ve never met any child that doesn’t love this project.  Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes and the ingredients are things that you’ll have in your kitchen.

What You Will Need:

–  2 cups flour
–  1 cup salt
–  1½ tablespoons cream of tartar
–  2 cups water
–  2 tablespoons olive oil
–  Food colouring

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Put all ingredients, one at a time, into a large pot.

2.  Mix all of the ingredients together on the stove, over medium heat.

3.  The ingredients will begin to form but keep stirring or the contents won’t mix properly and could possibly burn.  You will know what the play dough is ready when the contents start to clump together and shed from the sides of your pot.  When this does occur, take away from the heat.

4.  Take a handful of flour on a dry surface and place the dough there so it can cool for 3-5 minutes.

5.  Begin to knead the dough and while doing so, add a few drops of food colouring.  (I would recommend just adding 1-2 drops at first and then slowly add more until you get your desired colour).

6.  Finally, you should be done.  When the play dough is not in use, place in the fridge, in a sealed tight container or Ziploc bag, where is should last about a week.

Craft Idea ~ Paper Curls Valentine Wreath

Paper Curls Valentine Wreath

 

 

A wreath covered with paper curls bursts with Valentine’s Day.  Lovely over a mantel or on a door, this valentine wreath is easy to construct which I found at the Better Homes website.

What You Will Need and Need to do:

Tightly wrap 1×6-inch strips of patterned paper around a pencil to curl. Glue the end of each curl into a loop. Hot-glue the paper to an 8-inch foam wreath form. Repeat until the form is covered. Lightly brush liquid adhesive over the paper curls, and sprinkle with glitter. Print a Valentine’s Day sentiment on patterned paper, back it with a felt circle, and add a white stick for a paper lollipop embellishment.

 

DIY ~ Printable Chore Coupons

Printable Chore Coupons

 

 

Your help can be a budget-friendly gift on its own, whether used to spearhead a clean out or tackle a friend’s tough to-do. Offer your services in the form of chore coupons: Just click HERE to head over to print off your coupons.

 

DIY Baked Mugs

DIY Baked Mugs

 

Make a personalized mug for your Valentine.  Click HERE to head over to the Home Simple website and find out how simple this idea really is.  All you need is a ceramic mug, permanent marker and bake in your oven.

Homemade Mod Podge

This is a whole lot easier than I would have ever anticipated and even better, it’s a fraction of the cost.

What You Will Need and What to do:

Take a clean empty jar and fill in half way full with white glue. Then fill up the remaining part of the jar with water. Shake very well until the contents of the jar are completely mixed together. This is give you a matte finish, when being used; however, if you want a glossy finish, try using about 1-2 Tbsp of clear varnish (depending on how big the jar is that you are using).

 

Craft Idea ~ Snowman Tea Towel

This is an adorable tea towel idea that you can make with ideas that probably already have at home.

Click HERE to head over to the Crafts ‘n Things website to get the instructions on how to make your own.

 

 

 

DIY Craft Idea – Coloured Snowmen

Next time you are building snowmen in the backyard, try placing some Kool-Aid and water into a spray bottle to colour the snowmen.  So much fun!

 

Craft Idea / DIY – Children Drawings as Wrapping Paper

 

 

Trying to get those last gifts wrapped?  Try wrapping the present(s) in white paper and have your kids draw and decorate them.  This is a wonderful personal took that I’m sure would be loved by all.

Craft Idea – – Christmas Container Covers

Christmas Container Covers

 

Here is another adorable craft idea that I found at the Better Homes website which is also as follows:

 

These container covers, crafted using an old wool sweater in holiday hues, have endless possibilities. Felt a sweater by washing in hot water and tumbling dry. Cut the sweater into rectangular pieces and sew into tubes to fit your containers. Make them to cover pots of planted evergreens or glasses to hold Christmas candies. They also work great for to-go coffee cups (great gifts for your espresso-loving friends).

Tip: To hold the wool cover in place, attach the hook side of adhesive hook-and-loop tape to the container and slide the wool cover over the top of the container.

 

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