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DIY Autumn Sponge Stamps

DIY Autumn Sponge Stamps

All you mamas know that kids get bored easily, and when they get bored it’s difficult for anyone in the house to have any peace. Sometimes it can be good for them to be bored and figure out how to entertain them, but what do you do when you get an entire week of bad [...]

DIY Shadowbox: T’s Fire Truck

DIY Shadowbox: T’s Fire Truck

As I shared in a previous post, I used to be a professional picture framer. I shared a pink and lime green butterfly DIY shadowbox earlier. Now I want to share one I made with a fire truck theme for a little boy. Over the next few months, I will try and post a handful [...]

DIY Shadowbox: Michele’s Pink Butterflies

DIY Shadowbox: Michele’s Pink Butterflies

Years ago, I worked as a professional picture framer and I built and assembled shadowboxes quite a bit. I saw a huge variety of items come into my shop for framing… sentimental clothing, sports jerseys, military medals, newborn baby items, license plates, spoons, you name it. Once I even framed a soprano saxophone! Since becoming [...]

DIY Butterfly Art

DIY Butterfly Art

My almost-two-year-old’s big girl room is butterfly themed— she adores all things butterflies. When I saw this pin, I had to recreate this beautiful DIY art for her bedroom. This craft is pretty toddler-friendly; C helped me with everything except gluing the fragile butterflies onto the canvas, which I did during her nap time (with [...]

DIY Sensory Bottles for Little Ones

DIY Sensory Bottles for Little Ones

When I was a SAHM the first time around with B, I found myself chatting with other mama friends about things we could make to stimulate our little ones that didn’t include flashing lights and crazy sounds. Some of them had talked about making sensory bottles, so I thought I would give it a try. [...]

DIY Kids Storybook: Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift

DIY Kids Storybook: Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift

Traditionally, the first wedding anniversary is the ‘paper’ anniversary - Gifts are ‘paper’ themed. When my husband and I were approaching our first wedding anniversary, I was pregnant with our first baby. I considered a few different gifts, but wanted to be really creative. I had this idea to create a children’s book of “our [...]

DIY Mini Polaroid Photo Magnets

DIY Mini Polaroid Photo Magnets

When I saw these on Pinterest, I just HAD to make them. And I wanted to make some really quickly, not wanting to deal with painting the edges with a white marker. I gave some to my parents, my in-laws and I made some for a few friends. My mom and dad actually argued over [...]

DIY Smart Phone Holder for the Car

DIY Smart Phone Holder for the Car

I can’t take credit for the awesomeness that is this super simple, inexpensive, smart phone holder for your car. My husband saw it on a random tech blog a while back and has been using it ever since. If he loses it or accidentally leaves it in a rental car, he just makes another one. [...]

DIY Chalkboard Sign

DIY Chalkboard Sign

If you’ve spend any time on Pinterest, have little ones, or consider yourself even a little crafty, you might know that chalkboard signs have become all the rage. Chalkboard signs can be used for so many things —wedding décor, decorative signs for your home or ways to display quotes. Quite a few mamas at Mama [...]

DIY Tag Blanket

DIY Tag Blanket

Tag blankets and toys are adorable and babies love them, but based on a cost-to-usage ratio, they aren’t the most practical baby items to splurge on - especially when it is so fast and easy to make your own! Using fabric and ribbon from my stash, I made two small tag blankets while my daughter [...]