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Joselyn

About Joselyn

I'm Joselyn, the Marketing Manager for CreateForLess. Though knitting is my true crafty love, I've been experimenting with all kinds of products and techniques for as long as I can remember. I also love my dog Kirby, baking, going to the beach, and creating all kinds of ice cream flavors. I'm a Portland native who loves the rainy Northwest weather that gives me an excuse to stay inside with my coffee, a bunch of movies, and my knitting.

Read!

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As a kid, I loved to read. I was all about summer reading activities and challenges as a child. I loved filling out my summer reading chart at the library and checking out as many new books as I could. Reading is a great way to pass time during those lazy summer days and I’ve found a few ideas to help you encourage your child to participate in summer reading.

Date Due Library Book Bag

Date Due Library Book Bag

Make a tote for your child’s library books with their favorite story on the check out card. They’ll want to take their bag of books everywhere and bring it back to the library ASAP to show it off.

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Pool Noodle Crafts

With summer in full swing, you’re likely to have seen your fair share of pool noodles. These inexpensive toys are a go-to for your little fishies, but they’re so easy to find that it’s not too surprising we crafters have found other uses for them. Check out some of my favorite ways to make something new out of a pool noodle.

Pool Noodle Summer Wreath

Pool Noodle Summer Wreath

This pool noodle wreath base is indestructible and so inexpensive. Use some scrap fabric and add color with felt flowers.

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Ties for Dad

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Whenever I think about Father’s Day, I automatically think about ties. I’m sure not all Dads love getting ties every year, but it seems to be the first thing on everyone’s mind. Why not shake things up a little bit by giving ties that have a whole other purpose? Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Glasses Case

Glasses Case

Run to a thrift store to pick out a tie that matches Dad’s personality and sew up a glasses case in no time. It’s a really useful tie gift and you can get a crazier tie pattern since Dad doesn’t have to wear it.

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Monstera Leaves

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Tropical monstera leaves are a bold and graphic element to add to your craft projects. To me, it’s a fun way to bring summer to your home or clothing. The shape is really simple to recreate, so it’s perfect for crafters of all skill levels.

Tropical Leaves Wall Art

Tropical Leaves Wall Art

Bring the tropical outdoors into your home with an easy wall art craft. This is a great way to decorate for summer, or help you cope with long winter months.

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DIY Lawn Games

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The weather is really heating up here in Portland, and after the winter we’ve had, I’m ready to get outside. I love playing backyard games because they’re a great way to spend time with friends and enjoy the outdoors! Here are some of my favorite DIYs.

Oversized Dominoes

My mom loves to play dominoes, so I think she would love a set she could use in her backyard too. These would be great on a beach or camping too!

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