How To Make Marble Magnets

Marble magnets are fun to make as gifts, favors, or Easter-basket stuffers. If you read a lot of magazines, marble magnets are a great way to make further use of them before tossing them in the recycling bin. You can create sets with any theme you can think of, or none at all. Disclaimer: this craft is addictive! DIY Materials: - Flat-bottomed glass marbles, available at most craft and garden stores. I prefer clear glass, but feel free to experiment with colors! - Small round magnets, also available at craft stores - Clear silicone glue - Scissors - Pen or pencil - Old magazines, old books, scrapbook paper, even a thin fabric... any pretty material that appeals to you! DIY Instructions: 1. Select a picture or pattern. Place a marble over the image to make sure you like the … [Read more...]

Make a Homemade Magnetic Fishing Game

You've seen those electronic fishing games right? Not suitable for young children and annoyingly loud. Well, this fishing set is sure to be a Summer Boredom Buster! DIY Magnetic Fishing Game Supplies You'll Need: 1 sheet of paper for the pattern pen to mark out a pattern fabric (I used 4 coordinating fat quarters and had loads left over) pins sewing machine leather cord (can substitute with yarn or twine) 1" circular magnets hot glue gun scissors fray check stuffing (instead of buying stuffing you can use an old pillow) 1" dowel How to Put the Cloth Fish Together 1. Trace a fish pattern onto paper. The simpler the better! Make it a little wider than you think it needs to be for seam allowance. 2. Cut pattern out of paper then use it to cut out the fish. … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Homemade Christmas Gift

A great way to go green this holiday season is to make some or all of your gifts; one of the easiest gifts you can make is bath salts. All you need is a glass jar (you can easily save one and upcycle it, just make sure it’s clean), Epsom salt, baking soda (optional), and peppermint essential oils. Fill your jar a little more than half way with Epsom salt and fill the rest of the way with baking soda if using it (if not fill with Epsom salt). After you fill your jar put a few drops of your essential oils in the jar. It will depend on the size of your jar how much you should add, just keep smelling it. After you do all of that just put the lid on and shake. Add a cute tag and or ribbon and you’re done! You can also use other essential oils or even crush up some candy canes and … [Read more...]

Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day is fast approaching and I'm sure you're looking for some fun and unique gifts to make with your kiddos and to make for Grandma's.  Here are a few ideas that I personally love and have done with my little guys. Marie's man came up with this bookmark. Talk about impressive.  The next year Marie added lots of ways to say the word “Mother” in different languages for the back. Holy Cow, look these games Kathy personalized for her mother! Her Mom loves to play games so Kathy went above and beyond and made the play time a little more special. Mother's Day Coupon Book - Give service as a gift to Mom this Mother's Day by using this coupon book. Simply print it out and fill in the blanks. {{Easy}} Hettie made these homemade bath salts for Mother's Day.  Every … [Read more...]