Unique DIY Projects + Link Party 199

unique-diy-projectsFrom a fairy garden wreath to metallic tattooed flower pots, these unique DIY projects are not only interesting, they’re totally doable! Our featured bloggers have written out detailed tutorials for you to follow so it couldn’t be easier! Try your hand at making painted feather wall art or a front porch ceiling light.

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Easter Candy Topiary Tutorial

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Easter Candy Topiary Tutorial - Make a fun Easter centerpiece. [via @jenniferpilgrim | ModernPilgrimBlog.com]

When I think of spring and the Easter holiday, two things come to mind . . . candy and color! Create a candy topiary centerpiece and bring the best of April, candy favorites and bright colors, to your Easter table. [Read more…]

Cute & Simple DIY Projects + Link Party 185

I love to take on simple DIY projects in the winter time. I definitely don't want to be outside so why not spend the weekends making something cute for my house? Click on these fun features to find how-to's and inspiration to keep the winter-blahs away. Let's create some fun, friends!I love to take on simple DIY projects in the winter time. I definitely don’t want to be outside so why not spend the weekends making something cute for my house? Click on these fun features to find how-to’s and inspiration to keep the winter-blahs away. Let’s create some fun, friends! [Read more…]

DIY Outdoor Projects + Link Party 155

DIY Outdoor ProjectsWe can’t get enough of these DIY outdoor projects from our featured link party bloggers. Which one is your favorite? [Read more…]

Coloring Page Picture Frame Tutorial

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Adult coloring books are all the rage right now! Coloring is fun, relaxing and it relieves stress. Crafting a coloring page picture frame is the best way to show off your art and create unique home decor for really cheap. Tear out a page from your favorite coloring book and gather some supplies because we are about to get our DIY on.Hello, I’m so glad you’re here today to check out my Coloring Page Picture Frame Tutorial. I think you’re going to have a lot of fun making this craft! It was inspired by Diet Coke “It’s Mine”  campaign. Have you seen the new colorful glass bottles on tv yet? They are darling. [Read more…]

How to Use Free Graphics to Make Printables

How to Use Free Graphics to Make Printables

Making printables is one of my favorite hobbies and I make a lot of them. I love sharing them with you on this blog! There’s simply nothing better than getting to play around with colors, fonts, and graphics, y’all. I could spend hours upon hours designing the perfect printable for a special occasion, especially around the holidays. [Read more…]

Candy Friendship Bracelets with Airheads

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Edible Candy Friendship Bracelet - A kids craft tutorial with Airheads.Back in the 90’s when I was in grade school, friendship bracelets were all the rage. We’d sit around in class after our work was done and braid threads of every imaginable color to make bracelets for our friends and maybe our moms (if she remembered to give ice cream money).

Fast forward a couple of decades and I have a very posh little niece who makes them now. She can do all kinds of fancy braiding! Isn’t it funny how these trends always seem to come back around?

Airheads Candy Kids CraftsWhether you’ve made them in the past or you have a crafty child at home, I bet you are fond of friendship bracelets too. Well, how do you feel about edible friendship bracelets? Best idea ever, right? Kids everywhere will go nuts for these!

Read on for a super simple tutorial for making candy friendship bracelets. Yum!

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First of all, let it be known that the only candy I recommend using for this project is Airheads. It’s my favorite moldable, bendable, and stretchable candy for crafting! It’s not too soft or too hard. If you need it to be softer, simply microwave it for a few seconds. If you need it to be harder, refrigerate it. Talk about versatility! Luckily, we don’t have to do any of that for our candy jewelry craft today because it’s perfect just the way it is.

Edible Candy Jewelry with Airheads
To begin, purchase 3 Airheads bars for every 1 friendship bracelet you want to make. Unwrap the bars and place them on wax paper. Then use scissors to cut each bar into four even threads.

Secondly, depending on the desired length of the bracelet, you may need to need to adhere two threads together to make it longer. You can do this by pressing the ends together with your fingers and molding into one long thread.

Airheads Candy JewleryNext, lay out three threads side-by-side in close proximity to each other on wax paper. Start by stacking and pressing the threads together at the top to create a base. Use the photo above as a guide. The thread on the far right (red) will go on the bottom, the middle thread (blue) will remain in the middle, and the thread on the left (purple) goes on top. Now begin braiding.

Candy Friendship Bracelets CraftKeep braiding until you’ve reach the end. Once you’re done, snip the loose end of the braid off so it’s nice and even. Both ends of the braid will connect easily to create a bracelet, all you have to do is pinch and mold them together but be gentle.

Before connecting the braid into a bracelet, however, I do recommend trying it on the person you are giving it to for size so it can be cut accordingly. If this isn’t a possibility, it’s probably best to gift the braid as a strand. It can always be attached into a bracelet by the recipient later or enjoyed (eaten) as is.

See now, wasn’t that easy? Did you eat a couple of Airheads in the process? Good.

Candy Friendship Bracelet Kids Craft - made with Airheads.Not only are candy friendship bracelets a fruity, flavorful and fun kids craft but they make fantastic gifts for every holiday. In fact, my 1 year old daughter will be making these as Christmas presents for her friends at church. I plan on putting them in clear plastic bags with adorable labels, of course! I’ll share the labels as a free printable this month so keep a look out for that!

Valentine Candy Friendship Bracelets TutorialFor more fun ideas on how to craft with Airheads visit and follow them on Pinterest. To learn more about Airheads candy visit their website and follow them on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

Pilgrim & Indian Thanksgiving Kids Craft

Thanksgiving Kids Craft - Pilgrim and Indian from toilet paper rolls.I’ve always been a big fan of crafts for kids. Honestly, they’re kind of my favorite crafts to do because they’re simple and they always seem to turn out cute. My 1 year old isn’t quite old enough to develop a love of crafting yet, although she does like to play in glue and paint when I let her. I just know that she’ll end up loving crafting as much as her mom does . . . I can feel it! Maybe next year we can make these pilgrims and Indians together. After all, she is a pilgrim. *smirk*

Pilgrim and Indian Craft for ChildrenFor those of you who have kids of crafting age, this project is a breeze to help them create. All you need are toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue sticks, construction paper in black, yellow, white, manilla, and orange, and a thin black marker. You can study my photos here to mirror what I’ve done or go with whatever design you like.

Kids Thanksgiving DIY IdeasSimply cover the tubes with colored paper and give them faces and outfits. The hair and the pilgrim hat are the trickiest parts so you may have to do this with (or for) your child. They’re so fun to make! Even my husband got in on this Thanksgiving kids craft.

Toilet paper roll pilgrims and indians make great Thanksgiving decorations or even toys. Happy crafting, y’all!!

This kids craft was shot with my 35mm lens.

Halloween Party Favors [Link Party 128]

Halloween Party Favors From bat bags to cauldron treats to printable gift tags, these Halloween party favors from participating bloggers will make your spooky soiree extra scary! Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars #128, y’all.

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Pumpkin Crafts [Link Party 124]

Fall Pumpkin CraftsWe’re so stoked that it’s finally Pumpkinber (it’s what I call the weeks that span September & October) that we decided to feature some pumpkin crafts again this week. Sorry . . . not sorry!! Can’t get enough. Enjoy these spectacular pumpkins.

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars #124

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