DIY Gift Idea: Manicure in a Jar

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Items Needed to make this DIY Gift Idea: Manicure in a Jar: Cotton balls Sealable Clear Container   Ideas for Gifts: Nail polish Nail File Nail Clippers Travel Size Nail Polish Remover Hand Lotion   Directions: Fill the bottom of your jar with cotton balls.   Add in your gifts, placing additional cotton balls around items to help keep them up right.   Fill remaining empty space with cotton balls and ...

Fun Halloween Crafts Roundup!

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The Mavens of Money have come together again to bring you a round-up of our best Halloween Crafts. How to Make a Rag Wreath by A Frugal Chick Frankenstein Monster Box by Coupons are Great DIY Halloween Marquee Letters by Madame Deals Toilet Paper Pumpkin Decor by Mom on Dealz Handprint Pumpkin Craft by Saving Toward a Better Life Spooky Sparkle ...

DIY Glow in the Dark Skeleton Halloween Shirt

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  Disclosure: This DIY skeleton Halloween shirt post was sponsored by Hub Network through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to write a post about Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest, all opinions are my own. What you need to make the DIY Glow in the Dark Skeleton Halloween Shirt: Glow in the ...

Fun Kool-Aid Crafts and Recipes ($250 Prize Pack Giveaway)

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Growing up, we had Kool-Aid a lot. Well, maybe not a lot, but at parties, celebrations, we definitely did.  I remember we had these really cool Kool-Aid man mugs and I really really loved those mugs. We might have had a pitcher, too.  Whatever- they were AWESOME. Photo Credit for these beauties goes to Nothyme4Presents  (and excuse ...

Upcycled Torn Fabric Garland #DIY #Craft

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We found a way to make an adorable, reversible photo prop without spending a dime.  It's an upcycled torn fabric garland, and it's really easy to make! Supplies:  Fabric Scraps, Ribbon, Scissors Directions:  Wrap ribbon around your basket, placing a knot at each end of the ribbon where the ends meet.  Leave enough ribbon after each knot to ...

Woodland Creatures Baby Shower Invitations and Memory Book

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This post about baby shower invitations and ideas is sponsored.  I have a firm belief that all babies should be celebrated in some way.  They are, after all, a miracle, each in their own right, and I think they should all be welcomed with some sort of occasion.  It doesn't have to be big or ...

DIY Upcycled Duct Tape Headband Holder #Craft

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Both of my girls love headbands.  One wears all the time, the other wears them for 10 minutes and I find them all over my house.  Headbands are fun, funky, sweet- they can kind of bring a lot to the "outfit party" so to speak.  The problem? We haven't found a good way to store ...

Making a Lego Terrarium

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We do a lot of gardening with our kids, but most of it happens outdoors. The kids are always asking for some plants in the house- and specifically, in their rooms, so I decided this week in honor of Miracle-Gro's The Gro Project, we would make a "Toyrarium" custom for our house.  We've done terrariums ...

Check out our new Toilet Paper Birdfeeder my 3 year old made from ItsySparks!

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I'm smitten with the idea of the monthly subscriptions that are available to consumers.  For kids, most of these subscriptions offer craft ideas, with everything you need, right inside the box....and one of the companies who makes these boxes, ItsySparks, contacted me about doing a review of their ItsyKit for little ones. Our April kit ...

DIY 3 Ingredient Bubbles

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My niece just got home from college  and brought with her some princess bubbles for my 3 year old.  Within 11 minutes of my 3 year old opening said bubbles, they were gone.  The tears were huge and the lip was very pouty, and with the weather being up over 65 today, it was hard ...