Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers It's really hard resisting the urge to purchase new holiday decor this time of year. Even though I have several containers packed full of decorations, I still catch myself browsing the seasonal aisles in hopes of finding something different and exciting. As much as I love refreshing my home with brand new items, it can be tough justifying those purchases with so many items in storage. This month Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers blogging team to come up with some Continue reading

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime #michaelsmakers #craftinstyle - The end of June is near and we have already started checking some activities off of our Summer Fun List for the year. We always try to incorporate some simple craft projects into the mix as creating alongside my little guy is one of my favorite things to do, ever. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we were pretty excited anticipating the return of this year's Passport to Imagination Classes . Michaels offers these in-store crafting sessions Continue reading

Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters - backyard fire pit safety reminders | During the fall we get to experience our outdoor living area with a whole new set of eyes. It's that time of year when the yard work slows down and the majority of any outdoor projects plans have finally come to a close. The time of year we like to take advantage of the early sunsets and cool crisp evening air. Honestly, the time of year we are usually ready to finally sit down and enjoy and our wonderful surroundings. While we have begun to prepare the rest of the outdoors for the Continue reading

Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | Each holiday season, I always like to pre-make a few gifts and have them on hand for those unexpected occasions. I love passing on (and receiving) gifts that keep on giving and I don't think you can go wrong with paperwhites this time of year. They are incredibly easy to care for and once they bloom, the flowers will last throughout the holidays and beyond.  In the past I have put together Paperwhite Growing Kit Gifts which gives the recipient all the necessary materials to plant the bulbs - even including the pot to Continue reading

Soda Carton Gift Pack Caddy | Arby’s Giveaway

Soda Carton Gift Pack Caddy | Arby’s Giveaway

This post brought to you by Arby's. All opinions are 100% mine. Soda Carton Gift Pack Caddy | Arby's recently invited us to try their new Grand Turkey Club Sandwiches. I thought it would be a great opportunity to pass it along and brighten someone'e day. My mom recently broke her arm, which required a major surgery, so she was the perfect candidate in need of some cheering up. My little guy and I put together a quick and easy gift pack we could hand deliver to her, stuffed with a tasty Arby's lunch. Using a recycled soda bottle carton we Continue reading

A Salvaged Wreath for Valentine’s Day & Our New Jeep – Woody

A Salvaged Wreath for Valentine’s Day & Our New Jeep – Woody

Happy weekend my friends. Wanted to pop in and show you my Valentine's Day wreath - which took all of a few minutes to put together.  I salvaged my fresh pine wreath from the holidays as I have a hard time just tossing such things away. I still consider them 'living' until they are completely brittle and falling apart.  If the temperatures stay the way they have been I am thinking I may possibly be ok... I used some of the large cookie cutters left over from the cookie cutter bird feeders CJ and I made the other day. I bought Continue reading

Hanging Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder | Homemade Bird Seed Cakes

Hanging Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder | Homemade Bird Seed Cakes

My little and guy and I have been busy making some treats for our feathered friends. We have a variety of regular vistors and really enjoy doing what we can to keep them around. We have made a number of different bird feeders in the past and they all have a common theme to them - simple and easy. These two words are key for getting CJ involved and really gets a kick out of actually seeing the birdies eat the creations he hangs outside. Materials Needed Large Cookie Cutter A Stick from the Yard Super Glue Twine and/or Wire Bird Seed Continue reading

25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. In honor of Earth week, I have some upcycled bottle crafts to share for this weeks Saturday Inspiration and Ideas. Many of these projects require little time and only a pair of scissors...and of course the repurposed bottles are free!   For even more reuse reduce recycle crafts made from common items you may already have laying in your recycle bins - check out:   50 Crafts & Projects Using Recycled, Repurposed and Upcycled Cans 50 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Glass Jars Continue reading

45 Creative Duct Tape Crafts & Projects {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

45 Creative Duct Tape Crafts & Projects {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Happy weekend my friends. I was planning on another organization post today but decided to slip in something fun. This weeks Saturday Inspiration and Ideas highlights America's favorite silver fix-it all, Duct Tape. The heavy duty adhesive has thousands of uses and probably known best for it's quick fix ability- But have you taken a peek at the fashionable colors and prints available now-a-days. For crafters, duct tape offers countless possibilities - and it's not only inexpensive but super easy to work with too! {45 Creative Duct Tape Continue reading

Turn a Recycled Water Bottle into a Game Day Noise Maker {Super Bowl Party Craft}

There is just six more days left to kickoff and even though our team did not make it to the Super Bowl this year, we will most likely be tuned in next Sunday anyway. {or at least I will be checking it out during the opening ceremony, half time, and of course the commercials} To add some excitement to game day for my little guy, I decided to put together a super easy noisemaker that actually combines a couple of projects I have posted in the past. These can be put together in no time {costing next to nothing using recycled water bottles} and Continue reading