Did you know there's a right way and a wrong way to paint a pumpkin? Seriously! The first time we painted pumpkins, we did it the wrong way - the paint ended up flaking all over the table and the poor gourd never made it to Halloween. Lesson learned! What did we do wrong? Well, we didn't seal the pumpkin - not before and not after. To really do this right, you have to do both. You can use a spray sealer or one that you apply with a brush. For our last project (see our spooky Vampire … [Read more...]
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The Little Monster and I had fun this past weekend painting a trio of mini pumpkins a glossy shade of black. The first one we made into this terrifying little bat-o-lantern below. Isn't he cute! We have plans for the other two (hint: something with eight legs!). Hopefully we will have a picture or two of that project to post before Halloween. I originally found the idea for black pumpkin bats on the website for Family Fun Magazine. Unfortunately, the article and template for the bat wings … [Read more...]
Father’s Day is quickly approaching! If you are trying to think of a thoughtful, handmade Father's Day gift idea that the dads in your life will like love, I might have something to help… a free printable man cave poster: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: 'My Cave My Rules' Printable After you download the file, load a piece of cardstock in your color printer and print the poster. After it’s printed, trim off the excess paper and frame it using an 8x10 frame. It’s then ready to wrap and give. Easy p … [Read more...]
I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish my fellow Americans a very happy Memorial Day! This is also a good day to thank all our veterans and their family members for the many things they do for our great country - so thank you! :) I have a quick project that I want to share with you today - a washi tape American flag! Isn't this the cutest and oh-so-easy to copycat! All you need is red, white and blue patterned washi tape and an inexpensive frame to make this adorable wall … [Read more...]
Here in Indiana, there's a chill in the air. It won't be long before old man winter blows into town, and that means that Christmas is just around the corner! It's not too soon to start planning handmade gifts, and this year, I can't wait to make washer necklaces for my mom and mother-in-law, nieces, and my sons' teachers (and of course, for me too!). These necklaces from Craftster.org are super simple to make, and because they use scrapbook paper, they can be easily personalized … [Read more...]