Category Archives: Craft Trends

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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Woodland Parties

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I’ve seen a ton of woodland themed birthday parties pop up recently, and with good reason. They’re a great neutral gender theme with tons of adorable decorations! From cute animals, to woodsy plants to toadstools, there are so many great ideas to decorate for an outdoor woodland themed party. Here are some of my favorites.

Woodland Fairy Tale Birthday Party

Woodland Fairy Tale Birthday Party

This cupcake stand is a great centerpiece that looks natural and is super easy to make. Even the toadstool cupcakes would be perfect for a novice baker.

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Flowers for Mom

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I kind of wonder if it was planned to have Mother’s Day during a month when there are plenty of flower options. Flowers symbolize birth and growth and so do moms! You don’t have to go to the flower market for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, though. Here are some great ways to make your own flowers for Mom!

Paper Rosettes

Paper Rosettes

This shadowbox craft is so simple and pretty. Use your mom’s favorite colors to personalize. You could even have a flower represent each child.

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