Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips & More!
We are continuing with more organizational tips this week.
I am here to show you 10 different ways you can use pocket organizers for other than their normal purpose. They can be great additions no matter how small your space is.
I found these organizers in the Dollar Spot at Target.
One is just a small over the door shoe organizer and the other is an accessory holder.
I'll also show you a few ways to use a hanging closet shoe organizer.
I hope you are having a great summer. Our summer is off to a fun start and it just keeps on going. We are taking a couple of longer car rides this summer. Each trip with the kids will be between 6 and 8 hours. With five kids in the car they could be even longer! So, I am making sure that I am prepared for the road trips.
Here are a few things that I am hoping will set us up for success in the car. I don't really want to hear "Are we there yet" or "I'm hungry" every 20 minutes so I am preparing myself in advance with a "bag of tricks"
I have printed out some classic car games that we can play. My kids love to keep an eye out for different license plates and these sheets help us actually keep track of which ones we've seen. Or you can use the map for the license plate game and help your kids work on their geography at the same time!! My kids don't get a lot of geography at their school so I wanted to find a way to incorporate some more geography into our trip as well. I found these great states and capitols worksheets for them to do. You can check out my pinterest board for geography to see some other great ideas to help the kids learn while having fun!
Fourth of July is just around the corner, and I was browsing the Pier 1 website the other day and came across this star decor that I absolutely love. But being the DIYer that I am, I thought how can I make my own more affordable and more colorful?
Cutting corrugated metal is out of the question because I don't know how, and I honestly don't really want to. I remembered from a previous project that I worked on that simple tin foil is a great substitute when you want a metal look.
So, I set off to make my own, and now I'm here to share the DIY tutorial with you lovely readers.
Wood stain (optional, and in any color you'd like)
These tips will cover everything from crafting, organizing, sewing, DIY and more and will be great time-savers, cool tricks and new ways of doing things. We're excited to share our ideas with you all and hope you find the series to be a great resource!
I have a fun announcement tomorrow which will explain why I am moving my normal feature post of your great ideas to Thursday mornings before The Handmade Hangout later in the evening so be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I'm up too.
I love that the produce section is becoming more and more filled with lovely stone fruit and berries. Every year around this time I get excited about their appearance and I buy lots of it; nectarines, plums, cherries and apricots. And every year I’m reminded why I should probably wait until a bit later in the season to buy it. Early stone fruit is good, but it isn’t as tasty as it can be. Because of this, I usually have to figure out ways to coax as much flavor out of it as possible. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since I end up creating recipes like this one: Sautéed Apricots with Vanilla Almond Granola.
This is an easy, summery dish that is the perfect ending to any meal. All you need is a few apricots, some granola, and a little sweetened condensed milk or cream to pour over top. Even better, the granola is easy to make ahead and store, meaning this dessert can be pulled together in a snap!
Well, this is actually May's "Craft with Me" post.
You know when you think you have just one more day and then you realize that you were wrong and you're a day late instead? Well, that happened to me this time.
So even though I am a day late, here is a super easy "Craft with Me" project.
Did you know you can print on burlap?! Well you can! I have been wanting to try it FOREVER now and just never have. Then when I ran across this product at my local Wal-Mart I knew I had to buy it and finally try it out.