‘How-To’ Archive

Bring Back the Homemade Card November 25, 2013 No Comments

Homemade cards have kinda faded from existence. Darn technology! Time to revive the tried and true thank-you card, the “love”ly Valentine’s Day card, the crafty and clever creations that warm hearts. Tinkerlab points to FORTY cards your kids can make, and they are pretty darn cute. Ooooo, Lego print cards. A party hat birthday card. Simple [...]

Friday Fun With Felt October 11, 2013 No Comments

October has got to be one of the more crafty months, what with Halloween going on and all. Giggle Magazine wants to help YOU get your craft on—the crew there shares some cool felt templates that are perfect for making spook-tacular buckets. Check out Frankie and Owl—they are free for the taking!

What a Clever Cozy Corner! July 1, 2013 No Comments

Kidz Kastle, a party and play center, posted on Facebook this really clever and really crafty DIY bench seat with underneath storage. Bookshelves on their sides, bins inside the lop-sided shelves, and cushions on top! Is this not the most awesome corner of cozy ever? We think so—and we like a bunch of the other [...]

Facebook Find — Hairstyles for Girls June 28, 2013 No Comments

If you are handy with hair, or have the desire to learn all sorts of fun and fancy styles, you really ought to “Like” this Facebook page right away. Hairstyles for Girls — The Story of a Princess and Her Hair is a fabulous find, and if you want more than Facebook updates, you can [...]

Dare to DIY March 25, 2013 No Comments

Babble.com rounds up some really great DIY projects, like a no-sew clutch, pom-pom garland, Instagram magnets, and an egg bunker. Not sure what an egg bunker is? Check it out, and you may just be able to incorporate it into your Easter festivities.

DIY This Valentine’s Day February 11, 2013 No Comments

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” better than clever and crafty DIY favors for friends, family, and classmates. Store-bought just can’t compete with the appeal of home-made, and Kristin Eldridge, photographer extraordinaire, shares her cutesy treats over at Modern Parents, Messy Kids, and I’m telling you, you’re gonna love love love what she’s put together. The [...]

DIY Fall Leaves Garland November 1, 2012 No Comments

A Beautiful Mess Cut leaves, stitch, knot, and enjoy. That’s all there is to the simple project that results in adorable garland made from felt. A perfect classroom project or at-home activity for kids of all ages (although the younger ones should have an assistant for the actual stitching). If you give this a go, [...]

Managing the Grocery-Store Meltdown October 22, 2012 No Comments

If you’ve been in a grocery store, like, ever in your life, you’ve surely encountered a grocery-store meltdown. Heck, if you’re a parent, you’ve likely been the one pushing the cart with the losing-it kid thrashing about and chanting about gum or candy or perfectly placed toys in the check-out aisle. It’s universal — kids [...]

Fancy-Braid Friday September 14, 2012 No Comments

I or Me — Which One Should You Use? May 11, 2012 No Comments

Do you know how to properly use the words I and me? Consider the sentence, “He is taking my friend and me to a fancy restaurant tonight.” Is the use of me correct? Or should I have been used? I offer some guidance over at Just Edits.