Coloring Gems! Reuse and renew broken Crayons

Easy, albeit not fast, way to turn broken, languishing crayons into a new art supply for coloring creatives of any age. You don’t have any broken crayons? Sure you do, look in the bottom of that crayon box or help clean out a church basement, or a classroom or ask neighbors in your Buy Nothing […]

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Glittering Ornaments – Canning Lid DIY

A few years ago, I started making a homemade ornaments for family. This year’s ornament is a (be)dazzling canning lid ornament. It is the perfect way to reuse the inner lids (that you can reseal) and if you are anything like me, you might seems always have more of the canning rings than jars. Hmm… […]

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Paper Plate Basket for Home Baked Goodies: a Thank You Gift DIY

Home-baked goodies are a meaningful way to engage your littles in creating a gift and saying thank you to teachers, neighbors or others. While the sample baskets below are made by a toddler for daycare staff, there is no reason older children will not have just as much fun and creativity in designing the simple […]

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Magnetic Story & Busy Play Board DIY

This DIY ‘simply’ involves a trip to the auto parts store, a drill, some nails/hooks and all the magnets you can stomach (figuratively, many magnets are total choking hazards). At the auto parts store look for the world’s largest appearing cookie sheet, also known as oil drip pan. Select the least warped one.¬† They tend […]

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Basic book binding: making advance reader copies more shelf-stable

Bookbinding is a true craft and in no way is this post a reflection of its true breadth and depth. However, over the last several years I have added reviewing, mostly children’s books, to my repertoire. Frequently publishers send advance reading copies out for reviews, meaning that they may be unbound, not through final proof, […]

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Just in Time Cupcake Stand: Easy DIY and UnDIY

Cupcakes! What is not to love? For me it was storing a cupcake stand that took up a lot of space for infrequent use.¬† Here is a simple way to make a tiered cupcake stand to hold just the right number of cupcakes, just when you need it and using just the plates you want […]

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Mending a Sleeve and Sheet Tear: Hemming and Hawing returns

  It has been a few years since I posted about mending and hemming but I only have so many tricks up my sleeves and it isn’t my faaaave – orite thing to do, so naturally falls down the to-do list. That said, I periodically¬†need to mend my husband’s shirts, right below his elbow. Most […]

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Little’s Bee Room: Curated and Created

Fun child room full of curated and created items.

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