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WHO wants to get crafty? DIY Valentine OWL

DIY Valentine Owls

Nowadays I am always thinking about service projects that my Girl Scouts can do during the holidays. Who wants to get crafty? My Girl Scouts do and we made DIY Valentine Owl for a senior church luncheon. The senior citizens at the luncheon are so happy to see fun crafts made for them and my girls love making these projects for them. continued

Pinwheel fun! How to make a pinwheel

Pinwheel fun: How to make a pinwheel

If your house is anything like mine, you’re tired of hearing, “what can I do?” on these long summer days. I like to keep several projects on hand so I’m ready to go with suggestions. One of the best projects we do over and over again is making a pinwheel. Follow these quick easy stops on how to make a pinwheel and you’ll have pinwheel fun at your home too.  continued

Crafting with Perler beads

Crafting with Perler Beads

I walked in my daughters playroom today and found a huge mess on her craft table. Beads were everywhere. But before I could lose my mind, I noticed how many really awesome things she’s created with Perler beads. If you haven’t had the pleasure of using these beads, just wait. They are tiny little things that I have the worst time getting ahold of. But for little fingers? They’re fantastic.

Peeler bead kit

She spends hours making fun little bead art and gives them away to anyone who will take one. On our recent home remodel, she made individual gifts for all the guys working on our house who have since become family. She’s taken these to school on her “share day” and now has her entire class hooked on making fun bead art. Some of these kids really knock it out of the park with their original designs. continued

Easy Valentine no-paint canvases

Valentine Canvas Art

Getting ready for the holidays can be a lot of fun. We do a fair amount of entertaining, so I like to keep my decorations updated and fresh. With our impeding move, I need to keep things simple. Working with canvas is always my go-to DIY craft staple. The great thing about canvas, you can use them painted, or not painted. With no-paint canvas art, you can create just about anything. continued

Curious: A better way to learn anything. Plus, $25 to get started!

Curious event at Sunset Magazine

Just before the holidays I had the opportunity to visit Sunset Magazine and take part in a fun evening of crafting with my fellow blogging friends. The evening was hosted by Curious, a local Bay Area company I’ve been interested in for a while. continued

Kiwi Crate: Hours of fun!

Kiwi Crate Collage

When the Kiwi Crate arrived on our doorstep I was so excited to share it with my girls.  My nine year old loves to gather items around the house and make new things out of them.  You should see her latest creation with some straws, a few balloons, some string and a paper doll.  She has a very creative mind and when I heard about Kiwi Crate I knew this would be perfect for her. continued

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