Tag Archives: Recycled Crafts

Wine Cork Bath Mat

Bath Mat 1

A few weeks ago, my mom called me with a wedding present idea for a wine loving cousin that is getting married this fall…a Wine Cork Bath Mat. She asked for help making it, and as any good daughter would do, I took over and decided to make it for her. This bath mat is a little time consuming, I mean you do have to drink a lot of wine to get the corks, but so much fun.

PS. You can buy used wine corks online so you don’t really have to drink all that wine, or just use new cork stoppers.

PPS. If you know said cousin getting married, please don’t tell.

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Kids’ Crafts: Wreaths

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.

Craft Stick WreathBabble Dabble Do

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Use Those Fabric Scraps!

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I’m horrible at sewing, but I love shopping for fabric. I also love grabbing cute fat quarters at the last minute when I’m fabric shopping. It’s a great way to feed your stash when you don’t have a specific project in mind. If you do sew quite a bit, chances are you have some scrap fabric lying around because it is often way too painful to throw pretty fabric away. Here are some wonderful projects for hoarders of scrap fabric and fat quarters.

No Sew Hair Bows

No Sew Hair Bows

These bows are too cute and really easy to make in any size you want. You can mix prints to come up with your own funky designs, and I love that this is a no-sew project. It’s perfect for people who just love fabric or those who want to take a break from sewing.

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Kids’ Crafts: My Favorite Flowers

When we take our little ones on nature walks we always point out and name the flowers we see and you would be amazed at how quickly even toddlers remember the names of a variety of flowers. There’s nothing cuter than hearing a 1 year old correctly identify and say the word ‘Hydrangea!’ Here are some awesome flower crafts we can make at home using a variety of supplies we have on hand.

Peonies are my favorite flowers from our garden. The only thing I don’t like about Peonies is how quickly they bloom and drop their petals. Here’s a tutorial for how to make lasting tissue paper peonies in all of your favorite colors.

Tissue Paper Flowers

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Kids’ Crafts: Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Make mom feel extra special this year with one of these thoughtful, beautiful hand made gifts. For the older kids I’ve included some multi-step artistic projects which can be modified for younger children (or made with a little help from older siblings and dads 🙂

These shabby chic picture frames are inexpensive to make and the finished product is lovelier than any frames I’ve seen in stores. Kids can even choose their own favorite pictures of themselves for mom.

Shabby Chic Picture Frames 

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Kids’ Crafts: Celebrate Earth Day

Teaching kids how to be more sustainable by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling is part of our daily routine. By now my little ones correct me if they see me being careless about water usage or throwing something away that could be useful. Earth Day crafts are a great way to celebrate the Earth and our home and brainstorm more ways that we can preserve our resources and protect the environment. Join me and my little ones in our celebration with these great tutorials for Earth Friendly Crafts!

I’ve been looking for a new paper mache project to make with my school aged nieces (5 and 7). This project is beautiful and interesting to make but it’s also a great opportunity to answer questions they might have about our planet, how it differs from the other planets, what kinds of resources we have and what we can do to protect and conserve them.

Paper Mache Globes Housing a Forest

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