Patriotic Freezer Paper Coasters

I have been shocked by all of the DIY coasters that crafters have created.  In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to DIY coasters.  I really like coasters as a way to spice up a table for any holiday.  A few years ago, I created a tutorial for Beaded Patriotic Coasters that I loved, but were quite time consuming and very delicate.   This year, I am going to show you a quick tutorial to design your own patriotic freezer paper coasters that will take less than 15 minutes to complete.   I used my Cricut Explore Air™ machine, but I am also going to show you how to make coasters using freezer paper without a cutting machine.

Using cork coasters, you can make these patriotic freezer paper coasters with a cutting machine or by hand in under 15 minutes! An easy, lightening fast craft!
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20+ Homemade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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!

Homemade gifts from the heart are the best Mother's Day gifts! Here are more than 20 homemade gift ideas for mother's day!
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Easy Floral Sugar Scrub

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!

Looking for a homemade gift idea for Mother's Day? This DIY Easy Floral Sugar Scrub can be made in under 10 minutes, with enough to give to several people.
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20+ St. Patrick’s Day Kid Craft Ideas

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and there is something about this magical day that delights children.
Maybe it’s the gold coins and leprechauns?  Gold and glitter are two items that are sure to delight all children.  In case you are looking for a few craft ideas that you can make with your children, both school-aged and preschoolers, look no further.  I’ve gathered together a collection of more than 20 St. Patrick’s Day Kid Craft ideas that are sure to please your littlest Leprechauns!

Looking for some fun projects to make with your kiddos this St. Patrick's Day? Here are more than 20 ideas to inspire you and your kids-- More than 20 St. Patrick's Day Kids' Craft ideas for you to try today!

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Relaxing Homemade Bath Salts

Last year as a Teacher Appreciation gift, I made a homemade sugar scrub, and then one year I made lavender sachets.  This year, I decided to make some relaxing homemade bath salts.  I’ve made a few versions of bath salts before, but this year I used dried lavender as a primary ingredient.  I’m pleased with how these turned out, and the jars that I found at Target along with the personalized gift tags I made with my Cricut Explore Air, really made me proud of how the jar of homemade bath salts turned out.  If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how.

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

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