Posts Categorized: handmade

valentine mini piñata candy rockets

Who doesn’t love to make a fun little rocket to entertain yourself on a sunny day outside? We made a few for some special Valentine treats for friends this week and stuffed them with goodies. Play with your little rocket, crash it, eat candy. Win for everyone! See our rocket making tips below. Happy valentine’s day from our little happy place. Use paper towel rolls… Read more »

diy earring organization

I am always forgetting to add earrings when I rush out of the door in the morning. Most of my jewelry storage is neatly away in drawers which may be why I never remember them. While I don’t want all of my earrings out on display, I thought I’d create a storage option to hang near the closet door so that I would at least have… Read more »

happy christmas in july and a charm bracelet giveaway

Every summer at camp we’d celebrate Christmas in July! So I am a bit traditional about honoring that each summer in some small way. This year I decided to make a few bracelets to take stock of my Christmas inventory and give one away, too! Christmas is both my favorite and most stressful holiday. But as I get older I have managed to concentrate on the joy… Read more »

recycled vintage children’s book blocks

Cutting up old books seems almost a crime, but if they’ve been really well worn out and you can escape the guilt, they make some lovely decorations. We have quite a few things planned for some vintage books I’ve collected lately, but I chose some of the boys’ favorites for the blocks we had painted in fun colors already. I decoupaged some of the most colorful characters… Read more »

wear some lucky for st. patrick’s day. lucky painted tshirts

The little Irish boys wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you are wearing some green and celebrating with some leprechaun gold…or chocolate.  Making painted tshirts is a holiday tradition around here. Mama just sketches her drawing or font on paper, traces with a sharpie and then slips the sketch under the shirt to guide the painting.  We are already planning this year’s Easter… Read more »