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Family Recycling and Crafting with Recyclables

This is a great time to reconnect with our families and bond over helping the community and our environment. Recycling is something the entire family can do together, making sure that only the correct things end up in the blue bin. You can also use recyclables for some fun arts and crafts projects, keeping kids busy and engaged.

Tea Infused Bath Bombs

These DIY bath bombs are easy to make and inexpensive. They make a great gift for anyone who loves baths, like your mother, grandmother or best friend. These tea infused bath bombs include loose tea blood orange tea which adds a lovely scent and makes them perfect for relaxing and soaking in the tub.

Bath bomb made with blood orange tea - easy DIY craft

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Peppermint Sugar Scrub with Free Printable Gift Labels

Peppermint Sugar Scrub makes a great homemade gift, perfect for a friend who deserves to pamper themselves. It is also quick and easy to make, so it is an excellent last minute DIY gift for the holidays!

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Melted Crayon Ornaments – Easy DIY Holiday Craft

These easy melted crayon Christmas ornaments are pretty and fun to make. Make great memories with your family this holiday season creating this fun DIY ornament. They also are a great homemade holiday gift idea. #christmas #DIY #homemadechristmas #ornament These easy melted crayon Christmas ornaments are pretty and fun to make. Make great memories with your family this holiday season creating this fun DIY ornament. They also are a great homemade holiday gift idea. #christmas #DIY #homemadechristmas #ornament

These easy melted crayon ornaments are pretty and fun to make for Christmas. Make great memories with your family this holiday season creating this fun DIY ornament. They also are a great homemade holiday gift idea!

These easy melted crayon Christmas ornaments are pretty and fun to make. Make great memories with your family this holiday season creating this fun DIY ornament. They also are a great homemade holiday gift idea. #christmas #DIY #homemadechristmas #ornament

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DIY Dog Treat Jar

Pamper your dog by making this cute DIY Dog Treat Jar. It is easy to make and perfect for holding your furry friend’s favorite treats in their own special Dog Treat Cookie Jar!

DIY Dog Treat jar

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How to Make DIY Ice Lanterns

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Easy to make Ice Lanterns - create a candle holder out of ice for a sparkling winter ice candle display. Perfect for a front porch, lining a driveway or a winter wedding.

Winter took a while to arrive, but now it is here with a vengeance! To take advantage of the cold weather and add a little decorative style to our front porch I made these DIY Ice Lanterns, candle holders made of ice.

Easy to make Ice Lanterns - create a candle holder out of ice for a sparkling winter ice candle display. Perfect for a front porch, lining a driveway or a winter wedding.

They look so gorgeous sparkling on the porch among the white snow! I got the idea from this Pinterest pin, which suggests using the Ice Candles as decoration for a winter wedding. I’m not planning a wedding, but I thought they would make a great winter front porch deccoration too, and they are easy to make with stuff you have around the house.

Pine Cone Men Ornaments

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Ever since I was a child I have loved making homemade ornaments for our Christmas tree! These are some cute Pine Cone Men Ornaments that my kids and I made for this year’s tree!Pine Cone Ornaments | DIY Christmas Ornaments | Acorn Cap Crafts | Pine Cone Men | Pinecone DIY | Creative Xmas Decorations | easy kids crafts

I remember making these ornaments with my mom, so I wanted to recreate that experience with my kids.  Over the weekend we set off to collect pine cones and acorn caps from our backyard, and found quite a few pine cones and not as many acorn caps.  I think our search would have been a little more fruitful if we had done it a month earlier, but planning ahead is not my strong point.  You could of course buy some of each at a craft store if you don’t have an easy source available.

Candy Corn Wreath

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I saw a cute Candy Corn Wreath on Pinterest, and decided I had to make one of my own.

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I had almost an entire bag of candy corn left after making the Candy Corn Fruit and Yogurt Parfait earlier in the week, so this seemed like the perfect way to use it up. I suppose eating it would have worked too, but that seemed like a bad idea!

Candy corn can be pretty addictive to eat, so turning it into a decoration is a great way to eliminate the temptation.

Thumbprint Flower Pot

Thumbprint Flower Pots - make cute thumbprint butterflies for Mother's Day

Looking for a cute and easy way to bring Spring inside? This Thumbprint Flower Pot is an easy spring craft that will brighten up your house!

Thumbprint Flower Pots - make cute thumbprint butterflies on terracotta flower pots for an easy spring craft

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Last week my daughter bought me a mini-daffodil plant, because she knows they are my favorite flower. Flowers are a great way to brighten up the winter doldrums and remind ourselves that spring is just around the corner!

So I asked my daughter to make me some flower pots to hold the daffodils, along with some herbs that I have had sitting on the window sill in the kitchen. She found this pin on Pinterest which made thumbprint polka dots all over a terracotta flower pot, and changed it up by making thumbprint butterflies on the flower pots.

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Easter Peeps Garland

Looking for a simple Easter decoration? Check out this Easter Peeps Garland I made – it is fast, easy, cheap and quite cute!

Easy Easter Garland made of Peeps and Jelly Beans

To make the Peeps garland I gathered two packages of Peeps along with a whole bunch of jelly beans. Then I threaded a needle with white thread and started stringing Peeps interspersed with jelly beans.

Natural Herb Stenciled Easter Eggs

I have been making naturally dyed Easter Eggs for years, and it is always fun to see the colors that you can create from nature.  This year I saw some Onion Dyed Easter Eggs on Pinterest that had leaf patterns imprinted on them.  I was intrigued, and found that the pin linked to this Craftster message board, which had all the instructions.  I decided to make some of my own, using herbs along with a wider variety of natural dyes. Here are my natural herb stenciled Easter Eggs!

Natural Herb Stenciled Easter Eggs - Easter eggs made with natural dyes using herbs to create a pretty pattern. The eggs are dyed with turmeric, red cabbage and onion skins.

They came out even better than I expected, and weren’t too difficult to make either.  Pantyhose are used to hold the herbs tight against the eggs during the dying process.  Although the original project used blown eggs I hard boiled my eggs, because it seems simpler to me, and because my kids love hardboiled eggs for a snack.  Here is how I created the Easter Eggs.

Natural Herb Stenciled Easter Eggs - Easter eggs made with natural dyes using herbs to create a pretty pattern. The eggs are dyed with turmeric, red cabbage and onion skins.

Spring Tulle Wreath

It looks like spring might finally be here – our snow is melting and we can actually see grass! To celebrate I made this pretty Spring Tulle Wreath with Butterflies.

Easy Spring Tulle Wreath with Butterflies - this tulle wreath is bright and cheerful for spring, and easy to make

It was very easy to make, and took less than an hour from start to finish.  And it is brightening up my front door now and reminding me that nicer weather will be here soon!

12 Easy Easter Decor Ideas

12 ideas for easy Easter Decor - decorate with plastic eggs, Peeps, washi tape and more

Easter is less than a week away! Decorating for Easter doesn’t have to be complicated, there are lots of fun things you can do with simple things like plastic eggs, paper and even Peeps. Here is a great collection of 12 Easy Easter Decor idea that you can use to make your Easter table festive and fun for family and friends.

Easy Spring Bud Vases

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Spring will be here soon, and these easy to make Bud Vases are fantastic for displaying spring flowers!

Easy DIY Spring Bud Vases | Made from salt shakers and chalk paint | DIY Craft for Spring flowers

I made this easy DIY craft out of salt shakers, which are just the right size for holding a few flowers each.

Peeps Candle Holders for Easter

Easter will be here before you know it, so I decided to start decorating last week. The weather here is still cold and snowy, so maybe if I start decorating for Spring it will come sooner!

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Peeps are popular all year round now, but to me they are most traditional at Easter. I always used to love the Peeps in my Easter basket when I was a kid, and I make sure to put some in my kids’ baskets too. But now that I am older I find them too sweet to eat, so they work better as Easter decorations for me.

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece

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St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it! It is a great holiday to celebrate everything Irish, no matter what your heritage. This Easy St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece is cute and simple to make.

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