Mother’s day is just around the corner, and here is a super simple gift that your kids can make and give themselves! A personalized photo gift can get pricey fast, but here is a simple DIY photo bookmark project that is cute but frugal! The supplies couldn’t be simpler and you most likely have most of these things in your home! Any mother or Grandmother that loves to read would love a pretty little bookmark adorned with their favorite kiddos faces. Every time they open their book, or mark their spot, they have your smiling faces looking back at them! A fun gift that is easy to make and costs very little, but that keeps the smiles coming for that special Mom or Grandma in your life!
After two years of blogging, I am about to share with you the absolute best project I have ever done with my children. It is not a craft, or a recipe, but an initiative. Over the last year my kids and I have gone out into the world and done 30 random acts of kindness together. Our acts of kindness were based on what is important to our family, and the experience was, by far, one of the most life changing projects we ever done together. Not only was it about teaching my kids the importance of being kind to others, but I hope they walked away with a life lesson that they will never forget! I hope this inspires you to do something nice for someone else, and especially to get your kids involved!
Happy Wednesday to you! Today’s What I Wore Wednesday post has a little extra special tutorial! T-shirt transformations are all the rage and I love everything about the idea of re purposing unworn shirts. Here is a great way to turn a plain old t-shirt into one of those amazingly adorable looped around infinity scarves in just minutes. All you need is a t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and about 5 minutes! These scarves look like a million bucks, but can cost you little to nothing to make on your own! I was able to create a cool scarf with a shirt I had in my closet for free, and add it to one of this weeks outfits. Check out how I made this simple jersey infinity scarf, and a few outfit ideas too.
Here is a super easy no sew project for any of you ladies who love to wearing tall boots as a part of your wardrobe. Pool noodles serve as the perfect little insert to support boots during storage to keep them from folding over, and creasing. With the addition of some pretty fabric and brightly colored ribbon the pool noodles transform from an outdoor water toy to a pretty way to store boots in your closet. This is an inexpensive and attractive way to keep those boots upright and in great shape. This is not only a great project to make and use in your own closet, but would make a great gift idea for any lady that you love who has a pair of boots in her own closet.
Birthdays are a big deal, but making a cake doesn’t have to be. Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into a very special birthday cake adorned with that special person’s age adorning the top. Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite flavor of cake mix, bake and decorate it with just a extra supplies. Prepacked frosting, a number cut from paper, and 2 different kinds of sprinkles is all you will need to make a boxed cake go from ordinary to extra special. This sweet little cake is fit for a princess at any age and is as easy to make and decorate as mixing up a prepacked cake mix, baking it and frosting it with prepackaged frosting. This is such a fun way to totally tailor any cake for any occasion without spending hours making it! Change up the colors, sprinkles, and flavor to suit absolutely any occasion that is worth celebrating!
So, I’m sure you have seen these adorable ice cream cone cupcakes out there before. They are pictured on cake mix boxes, and make cupcakes extra special. Some years ago I tried making these on a few occasions, and was terribly disappointed at their final appearance. Of course, they never looked as pretty as the ones on the cake mix packaging. When my little girl told me that she wanted to take these to school as her birthday treat, I was determined to make them a success. Not only did they turn out yummy, but I made two different versions that were as sweet and adorable as my newly turned 4 year old princess! This post will give you lots of great tips on how I made these from preparing, baking, decorating, storing, and even transporting 2 dozen ice cream cone cupcakes!
Have you ever had to give a joint gift to two little ones in your family? If you have, then you know that wrapping it is key! If they are different genders you have to find something that works for both, and keep both of their interests in mind. Here is a super fun way to wrap a gift for two that makes it fun for both of them to open together! By wrapping half the gift in one kind of paper and the other half in another, they both get the trill of opening their own gift. Not only does it make it fun for them both to anticipate, but it makes sharing the job of opening it a little easier too. They both are busy opening and reading their cards at the same time, and both have an “end” to open before revealing the surprise inside.
Last week was so exciting for us! Both kids celebrated their birthdays, as well as valentines day! Let’s just say I baked non stop treats last week and was busily running around trying to make lots of special memories with the kids. This was the very first year that my son was at school all day long and I wanted to do a little something special for him as a birthday surprise. I love doing things that don’t cost any money, but make my children feel special and loved. Here is a simple way to make a packed school lunch extra special on their birthday! That way, even though they are not at home, they will know that you are thinking about them as they eat their lunch at school on their birthday!
Valentines Day is just around the corner and we just finished up a special something for the kid’s to take to school for their friends. With lots of new allergy related rules in schools I have decided that in lou of candy treats for Valentine’s Day that the kids and I could come up with some other inexpensive ideas that don’t involve food at all. We put together three great valentines for under .35 cents each, and another for the teachers under .75 cents each. Because my daughter has a slight straw obsession we choose crazy straws for her preschool friends, and my son choose bouncy balls for his kindergarten class. We also made some crayon and marker valentines for teachers and a few their friends.
Here is a super fun way for your kids to give a holiday time gift to their classmates at school! By wrapping a little surprise in white tissue and crepe paper you create a darling little snowball surprise for your child to give. This is a great way to give a holiday gift without it being overly Christmas specific. If you are worried about being “politically correct” and trying to give something without offending families who may not celebrate Christmas this is a great idea. It is just a fun way for kids to wrap and give something to someone that is special to them and could work for anybody on their Christmas list too.