When it comes to making mom smile on Mother’s Day, I find that it is best done with something that you really put thought into. For the boys’ grandmothers (including my mom) that means a homemade gift that I made myself, or my boys created. Plus, the best part is, how excited my kids and she gets when they open it together. Looking around for some new inspiration from other creative bloggers, I collected over twenty homemade gift ideas for mother’s day that I know moms, grandmothers and aunts will delight in. Check them out and let me know what you think!
My Rose Jasmine Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite tutorials, and apparently a lot of you like it too! However, I recently tried a slightly different variant of the sugar scrub, which I ended up liking even better. In fact, I whipped up 3 jars quickly for the Peanut’s preschool teachers, and they asked me to tell them how I did it. This is SO EASY and SO QUICK, and people can’t believe that you actually made it. Given my frantic schedule, that’s a win-win. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too! Let me show you how to make this lightning fast easy floral sugar scrub for your kiddo’s grandmothers, aunts or teachers. Once you’ve started making it, you’ll make batch after batch!
It must be nearly spring! Houses are selling in our neighborhood quickly, and lots of families are out doing beautification projects. When I was driving around our neighborhood, I was noticing that there were a lot of pretty mailboxes, and I started thinking that we needed to replace ours. After pricing them, and realizing the cost, and acknowledging that all my mailbox needed was a little TLC, I decided that a mailbox refurbishment rather than a replacement was in order. I thought I’d share how I went about refurbishing our mailbox, as it takes only a couple of hours, spaced over a weekend. With the springtime weather, this is such an easy DIY to spruce up your outdoor home!
I’m so excited about sharing this project today because I saw a variant of the Beauty and the Beast Rose necklace on Pinterest, but it was clearly not any easy DIY jewelry project. However, I daydreamed about ways to make it easier, make it something that I could do, as I’m a crafter, not a professional jeweler. Then while browsing the beads section at my local Michael’s store lead me to an idea, and sometimes my ideas don’t work. Luckily this one did, and I was able to come up with a way to make my very own Beauty and the Beast Rose Necklace. And while the final results aren’t as fancy as those by professional jewelers, I was so pleased by how the final necklace turned out!
This week has been crazy busy for me. We’ve just wrapped up our preschool’s consignment sale. It never ceases to amaze me how much a focused group of people can accomplish in a week. However, the arrival of the scale and the start of Lent along with the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge by White House, Black Shutters has motivated me to be more mindful of all of the things that are coming into my house. With 3 boys, there is a lot of stuff that comes into our home, and as a crafter, I add my fair share of “stuff” to our home.
However, my hoarding of craft supplies is going to be one lucky reader’s prize. Along with 4 other bloggers, I am giving away a box full of Craft Supplies this week! I have filled in my medium-sized Flat Rate Priority Mail box the following:
- Bronze Finish Hardware
- Floral die cuts
- Assorted Sticker Tabs
- Metallic Paint
- Chalky finish paint
- Washi Tape
- Translucent Duck Tape
- Duck Tape sheets
- Bottle Caps
And a few other odds and ends that will fit inside the box.
Not only am I giving away a big box of craft supplies, I am participating in a Craft Supply Giveaway Tour that is hosted by Petticoat Junktion. There are four other amazing boxes full of craft supplies that you can win.
Here is the box of goodies that you can win over at Petticoat Junktion:
Another box of goodies from The Country Chic Cottage:
Another one from Domestically Speaking:
And last, but not least, a very pretty box of supplies from Postcards from the Ridge:
I do hope you’ll enter to win. Here’s another shot of all of the goodies in my box. It is definitely a box full of craft supplies, great for all types of crafting!
You can enter my giveaway for a box full of craft supplies by completing the Rafflecopter here. Plus, make sure that you stop by the 4 other blogs to enter their craft supply giveaways.
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