Etched Savings Jar

finished jar

Whenever I find coins in the laundry, or on the table, I had them to the nearest child to put in their piggy bank. Which isn't always equitable, but it solves the problem of having random coins lying around. When I was a child, my mom had a piggy bank on the kitchen counter for random coins, as well as money from recycling or garage sales, or other random small-time money makers. We'd save up the money until we had enough to get something fun, like the ping pong table. It is surprising how coins … [Continue reading...]

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Faux Gemstone Necklace

finished faux gemstone necklace

These faux gemstone necklaces are super simple to make! I had the idea to use toilet paper rolls for molds as I was playing with the new Mod Melter. The necklaces turned out just as I had hoped - and can be made with just 15 minutes of hands-on time! I made this faux gemstone necklace as part of the Craft Lightning series. Each day this week, my co-hosts and I are sharing a 15 minute or less craft project with a recycled component, as well as sharing quick, easy, and cute craft projects from … [Continue reading...]

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Bottle Turned Bud Vase

allow to dry

When you have a pretty flower you want to pop into a vase, you don’t need to dig into the big cabinet above the fridge, you can grab a bottle from the recycling bin to put your flower in! If you want to jazz up your recycled bud vase, you can add a few Swarovski […]

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Upcycled Shirt Wreath

fiished school crest wreath

All week long, I’m going to share fun recycled crafts. Like this Upcycled Shirt Wreath. Recently, we moved out of state. My son left the charter school he was going to, meaning we had lots of uniform shirts he’d no longer be wearing. Most of them were fine to give away, but one had some […]

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Mod Melts Charm Bracelet

Simple Mod Melts Charm Bracelet

This charm bracelet is super simple and inexpensive to make… and you can customize it with whatever charms you like, using different Mod Melts molds. I used a mold with flowers… but there are lots of design choices for you to make your own charm bracelet. Plaid sent me the new Mod Melter, their Mod […]

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Valentine Birdhouse

Valentine Birdhouse

This fun little birdhouse is so simple to decorate for Valentine’s day! Add a little decor, or give to a “tweet” someone in your life with a note tucked inside. You’ll need: Wooden birdhouse Pink Paint Paintbrush DecoArt Glass Paint pens Start by painting the birdhouse, then letting it dry. One coat is perfect with […]

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Mint to Be Valentine Printable

mint to be valentines

Looking for a simple printable valentine for one person, or an entire class? This “Mint to Be” Valentine is easy to print up, and you can use any mints you like! I used breath mints, but any leftover holiday mints would work great as well (this would look super cute with pinwheel mints)! You’ll need: […]

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Free Printable Glue Stick Valentine

Glue stick valentine

I love non candy valentines for classes, especially when you can make them inexpensively… and use a craft supply or school supply! These glue stick valentines are super simple to make, and kids will love them almost as much as candy valentines… though these are sure to last longer! If you want another fun non-candy […]

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Free Printable Crayon Valentine

crayon valentines

Looking for a simple classroom valentine? For the price of a big box of crayons (or a couple smaller boxes from the dollar store), you can make these simple no-candy classroom valentines! You’ll need: Crayon Valentine Printable Paper Cutter (or scissors) Craft Knife Crayons Start by printing the printable. Cut out your crayon valentines. Cut […]

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Super Simple Fairy Wand

10 Minute Fairy Princess Wand

Looking for easy fairy wands or princess wands for a birthday party, playdate, or just an afternoon at home? These fairy wands are super simple to make, thanks to the fun pom-pom at the end from Little B! They’re also sturdy enough to hold up to countless spells… no matter how long it takes to […]

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