Make a Toad House from a Recycled Container – Fun Garden Project for the Kids

Make a Toad House from a Recycled Container – Fun Garden Project for the Kids

My little guy is pretty fascinated with all the creatures that pop out in the summer, especially the toads; so with a few supplies we had on hand, we put together a cozy home for our little friends. I love crafting projects that I can get my little guy involved in. Even though I did most of the work on our toad house {because my guy is younger}, he still had fun helping along and being involved - which is what it is all about. Materials Needed: Recycled Plastic Container - preferably a tall one {we used an old bulk Twizzlers Continue reading

Use Cheerios to Make a Cool Hanging Bird Feeder

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Cheerios to throw a breakfast bash for our family and friends, celebrating America’s Favorite Cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios. There was fun to be had by all during our celebration, which I'll be sharing shortly. Our bash took place outdoors and of course by the time the party ended there were enough cheerios to feed an army scattered just about everywhere. {you'll see exactly what I'm talking about from the party photos - things got a little crazy at the end} After the party, we took full Continue reading

Making Your Own Homemade Watercolor Paints

I had some fun this weekend making homemade watercolor paints for my little guy. The simple recipe calls for four main ingredients, which I already had right in my pantry, and it only took just a few minutes to mix everything together. While children’s water color paints typically aren't that expensive to being with, one of the perks of making your own is being able to create customized colors that you don't typically find in the pre-purchased packs. {As an added bonus you know exactly what ingredients the paints are made of and the assurance Continue reading

DIY Wooden Frame and Shim {paintstick} Christmas Tree

Since my little guy is all about Christmas Trees this year, I thought I would create this simple piece of festive art that he could help me with. {just the painting of course} I made the frame from reclaimed wood we had laying around; however if you are not into making your own frame, an empty picture frame could be used as well. For the frame I used reclaimed 1x1 scrap pieces of wood. You can also purchase new wood from your local hardware store - they are pretty inexpensive {check the wooden garden stakes}. The ends were cut at 45 Continue reading

Salt Dough Hand Print Ornament by Kellie from This Blessed Nest {Ornament No.4}

Salt Dough Hand Print Ornament by Kellie from This Blessed Nest {Ornament No.4}

I am delighted to start off today with Kellie from This Blessed Nest Hand Print Keepsake{Handmade Ornament No. 4}Welcome...Kellie! Heeeyyy everyone! I'm Kellie from This Blessed Nest. I'm also know as Bag Full of Posies Etsy girl. I'll gladly answer to both names. I am thrilled to be over here at Stephanie Lynn's blog. I am a huge fan of everything she does. Just to visit over here is always so inspiring. Then to have a spotlight, well it's all I can do to keep from squealing. My ornament to share is a hand print keepsake. This just Continue reading

How to Make a Homemade Birdseed Wreath {for the birds}

How to Make a Homemade Birdseed Wreath {for the birds}

This is a wonderful craft to get the little ones involved with to treat our special feathered friends as the weather gets colder. They are made simply by combining gelatin and pre-mixed birdseed and are completely safe for the birds to snack on as food become scarce this time of year. We have a lot of fun creating new shapes for each holiday simply by picking up plastic or tin molds from our local thrift store. {you can usually find them anywhere from 50 cents up to a dollar} A couple weeks ago I found this cute round cake pan and thought it Continue reading

Catching Fireflies; The Faux Decor Version

Catching Fireflies; The Faux Decor Version

A lot of us can recall fond childhood memories of running around the neighborhood, on warm summer nights, catching fireflies. We would place ours in a ventilated jar creating a magical glow for a few hours before letting them fly away free, night after night. Keeping with our whimsical 'bug' bath theme, I thought it would be a cute to re-create a little faux jar that would give off that same warm magical glow for my little guy once the sun goes down.I found some small 1/4" Button Plugs in the wood section of my local craft store. They ran $1.19 Continue reading

Tin Can Flag Windsock {for the kiddies}

Tin Can Flag Windsock {for the kiddies}

I thought we would celebrate Flag Day today with an easy project that my adorable craft assistant could help me with. I love adding accessories to the garden and this time of year anything that has to do with the American Flag is even better! Re-using tin cans and left over craft materials make this an inexpensive fun project to share with your little ones!We began with a clean empty tin can with both ends removed. Our can was a little larger measuring 4 inches in diameter. Using navy acrylic paint my little guy went to town painting.Once Continue reading

Mini Bird Seed Trees

Mini Bird Seed Trees

While enjoying the wonderful weather this past weekend, my little guy and I made a few Mini Bird Seed Trees for our feathered friends. I always enjoy getting the little guy involved in any kind of way {he likes playing with birdseed just as much as he likes playing with rice}We used an old white washed pot for the base and stuck in a small piece of floral foam to hold our sticks. {the easy white wash pot tutorial can be found here}Gather a few sticks, bird seed, and peanut butter. {we used soynut butter due to my sons allergies} The messy Continue reading

Soap Balls {for Mom and Kiddies too!}

Soap Balls {for Mom and Kiddies too!}

I'm not sure who's going to love these more.... I started making these little guys when my son was diagnosed with severe allergies; He can only use Dove soap and I just had to find a way to make that plain white bar a little more fun! I thought I would include this recipe in the 'Projects for Mom' series because these make adorable little hand soaps too that mom is sure to love. {plus you can get really creative with them and customize them to her liking}   All you need for this project is bar soap... yep, that's about it. Continue reading