While most of my recent blog posts have, obviously, centered around entertaining the kids over their summer break, I haven’t completely strayed away from my crafty ways, there has just been little time to share it with you all. Since we spend most of our time in the summer outdoors, I do find that I try to make the spaces that we hang out in a little more inviting. Today I wanted to share with you three of my favorite DIY outdoor signs that I have made to decorate our outdoor spaces and add a little bit a charm. I love making signs, because I get to create them exactly the way I want them, instead of looking for pieces that fit the bill. They always turn out to be exactly what I need.
If you have school aged kids in your home, you probably spend a huge amount of time reading with them. Our kids spend countless hours every week reading with us or reading by themselves, and we are now amazed that they are reading to US! Probably one of the most amazing parenting moments so far has been to have our baby reading US a bedtime story! Here is a way to re purpose that baby crib mattress, now that your kids don’t use it anymore! The combination of a simple mattress on the floor covered in a cute fabric, a row of rain gutter bookshelves, and stacks of cozy pillows makes for a kid friendly space that your kids will never want to leave! You can create a book nook for your little ones to enjoy for years to come!
Well last weekend was eventful in our house, as I’m sure it was in lots of yours too. After a couple days of food and family, we got the house all decked out for Christmas. It is one of my favorite family activities of the year, and the kids love everything about it too! This year I added a few new Christmas decorations that I made myself with a few simple, and inexpensive supplies. This one includes a scrap piece of burlap, some red craft paint, glitter, and a thrifted embroidery hoop. This project was super cheap but has a big impact in our living room. A simple, sweet message in glitter to remind us what the season is all about.
Halloween is just around the corner and we are getting excited. We love to decorate the house with spooky decorations and inexpensive crafts that we can do without breaking the bank. On a recent trip to the Dollar store I scored some simple white candles that were perfect for a little ghostly craft. It took only a few minutes to do and left us with a charming little Halloween decoration.
I love simple holiday crafts that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. This wreath is all of those things and more! With a few simple supplies and a few minutes you can create this adorably silly googly eyed wreath to decorate your home this Halloween. This is the perfect – not so scary – wreath for your home if you have little ones! It will delight them and adults too.