My mom and stepdad moved to a beautiful new house almost a year ago. She’d had this potted tree that had made moves with her for almost twenty years, to different houses in the same state, to a house with a newly formed family, and even a house across the country. It had been in my home growing up, no matter where we lived, since I could remember. Then, she moved to this gorgeous house surrounded by nature in the middle of the woods…and it killed her plant. The dumb “softened” water at her house killed her plant. It made me so sad to hear that our beloved family tree had died.
With summer upon us and warmer weather in our forecasts, why not get outside to collect some supplies for your crafting projects? Not only does this save you from your DIY being more expensive than the real thing (c’mon, we’ve all been there) but it gives your projects a super natural look and your munchkins a chance to be a scavenger outside. From your backyard to your local park to the walking trails down the road, there’s crafting inspiration everywhere!
I have always been enamored by the magical appearance of fairy gardens. Lately, they seem to be very popular among families, and I’m amazed at the creativity of the people creating them. Although I don’t really have the right place at my home for a fairy garden, after seeing all of these adorable projects, I might have to look again.
We love making wreaths for all the seasons. You can get pretty creative when making wreaths with kids and use a variety of household and crafts materials to make some unique seasonal decor. Here are some of my favorites.
Dip Dyed Craft Sticks create a beautiful sunburst effect which is fun to make and guaranteed to brighten any door this season. This would also work well for making a sunburst mirror for the kids’ room.
Whether you’re experiencing the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in Portland or the strangely chilly weather in the NE these bright tie dye crafts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Traditional tie dye can be kind of messy so I’d recommend a warm day in the backyard for those projects, but the Sharpie tie dye experiments and the tie dye clay can definitely be indoor activities as well. I hope you enjoy these Tie Dye favorites!
Clay is fun and easy to work with for kids and adults. The bright mix of colors is fun to create and use to decorate clay pots and coasters. These would also make great gifts for teachers and grandparents!