Making a Plastic Egg GarlandBrightly colored plastic Easter eggs are strung into a festive garland with twine. It's a nice decoration for your door, window or mantle.
Mock Corned Beef and Cabbage DinnerWhile the store shelves are just baron, we have to get what we can and work with it, even if it means changing a few things. Today being Saint Patrick's Day, I went to the grocery store to get everything for my corn beef and cabbage dinner. Well, much to my surprise, there was not a corn beef in the store. I was crushed! So I just went to the Deli department and ordered a pound of thick sliced red corned beef. And worked it out from there, with a bit of the Luck of the Irish upon me!
Great Outdoors Themed Parade IdeasAny ideas for a great outdoors themed parade not just the usual fishing and hunting themes. I need something unique, this is a small town parade. Anyone with any good ideas would be much appreciated!
Making a Heart Picture Frame MagnetThis magnetic heart picture frame magnet is fun to make for Valentine's Day or other occasions. Let us show you how.
Making a Valentine's Bird Card HolderWhen children exchange Valentine's Day cards at school, they often need to bring in a holder of some type to collect their cards. This bird card holder is so cute, as well as functional. Learn how to make your own here.
Construction Themed Birthday CakeMy son recently celebrated his 6th birthday and really wanted to have a construction themed party. The cake was simply decorated with construction orange icing, had a caution tape border around the top, and was finished off with grass and a crushed Oreo cookie "dirt road". I then placed a brand new front loader toy on top and filled its bucket with more crushed up cookie.
Making a 'Giving You All My Love' OctopusBegin with a recycled TP tube, cut and paint to make a heart tipped octopus. Fill with Valentine's Day candies or other small gifts and give it to someone you care about.
Making 'Bee Mine' ClothespinsThese fun little clothespin bees can be clipped on your clothing or a gift. Learn how to make them below.
How to Make a Toddler Handprint Monkey Father's Day CardHandprint crafts are a real hit with young children. Turn your toddler's handprint into this super cute monkey Father's Day card. We can show you how.
Making a Pot of Gold Irish SupperThe soup and sandwich recipes provided below combine to make a nice alternative meal to corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day.
Making a Haunted Gingerbread HouseWhy not make a Halloween gingerbread house? You can buy kits at the market or work from the instructions below to create your own haunted gingerbread house.
Decorating for a JROTC Military BallI am in charge of my JROTC military ball. We have voted and decided that our theme is "Ancient Greece", but now I am at lost about what kind of decor we should have. If anyone has any ideas that would be greatly appreciated.
Making a Poinsettia PinThis pretty felt poinsettia pin is fun and easy to make. The necessary supplies and instructions follow.
Poinsettia Craft IdeasPoinsettias are the ubiquitous holiday flower. This page contains craft projects for making poinsettia magnets, wreaths, window decorations, pillows, and more.
Two Pictures in One Photo DisplayBegin with two of your favorite photos and some molding strips from a home improvement store. The instructions and accompanying photos necessary to complete this project can be found on this page.
Making a Stars and Stripes Door DecorationUsing folded, stars and stripes, motif paper you can make these little medallions to decorate for the Fourth or Memorial Day.
St. Patty's Day Paper Tube Gift PouchA recycled, scrapbook paper covered, paper tube makes a fun little gift pouch for small token gifts or a treat on St. Patrick's day. Add a foam shamrock shape and a green ribbon and it's done.
Easter ActivitiesThis page contains Easter crafts, games, a coloring page, and more. Have fun.
Making Spooky Spider PizzaTake any ordinary pizza and add spiderwebs and olive spiders to give it a spooky touch. This is great for Halloween.
Making A Lantern Part Of Your Holiday DecorLight is an important part of celebrating Christmas and the holiday season. Use a lantern as a festive decoration in your home.
DIY Animated Christmas Hearth ShirtGo all out for an ugly sweater party and make your own uniquely designed shirt. The instructions needed to create this DIY animated Christmas hearth shirt are found below.
DIY LED ChandelierPlace a string of LED lights in a cage like basket and suspend it from a ceiling or outdoor structure. It is perfect for an outdoor party. Learn how to create this DIY LED chandelier.
Making Veggie and Cheese Christmas TreesMake these Christmas tree appetizers for your next holiday party. They are easy to assemble and taste delicious.
Making a 3D Pumpkin Pie CardIf you can't be with your loved ones for Thanksgiving, send them this pretty little pumpkin pie card. It's a easy project for kids and adults alike.
DIY Christmas Tree HatThis Christmas tree hat can be made from things that you probably already have at home. The tree trimmings can be from your tree or from a local tree lot. Use recycled cardboard to make the hat circle and then decorate. The whole family can wear them on Christmas morning. Get in touch with your inner child and celebrate the season.
Buy New Year's Party Supplies for 2020 GraduationDo you have kids graduating in 2020? Or, are you graduating in 2020? You can stock up and save money on New Years Supplies that feature 2020 to use for the graduation party (if you plan on hosting)!
Christmas Decorating Using Tree TrimmingsCheck your local Christmas tree lot for free trimmings. They can be used to make garlands, wreaths, bulk up an old faux tree, and more.
Hanging Christmas Lights Without A LadderIf you are lucky enough to have Christmas light hooks installed by the previous owner, you too can improvise in the absence of an extension ladder. Follow the tip on this page to make a quick pole that will reach the existing hooks and aid in inexpensively hanging lights on your home.
Meaning of Army Boots Under a Christmas TreeWhen soldiers are deployed during Christmastime, families will place a pair of boots under the tree as a symbol of the missing family member.
This tradition also recalls St. Nicholas, who leaves presents in the boots of children left on the hearth.
Valentine's Day Patchwork Treat BoxRecycle an empty tissue box to make this pretty patchwork paper covered treat box for your child to carry their Valentine's Day cards and treats to school.
Making a Heart Tree Mother's Day CardShow Mom how your love has grown by making this sweet heart tree greeting card. made from a handprint. This is a wonderful project for a younger child to make for their mother or grandmother.
Making an "I Knead You" CardThis cute handmade card is a play on words. Make your own "I Knead You" card complete with a cardboard rolling pin rolling out some dough. The instructions follow.
Making a No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart PurseFelt is the perfect material to use for many no sew project. This pretty gradient felt heart purse is the perfect craft for a beginner. It can be made from scraps of felt that you might already have in your stash.
Making a Paper Valentine TreeDecorate for Valentine's Day by making this pretty paper Valentine tree. You need a TP tube, a paper cone, and pink and red paper for the hearts, plus any additional decorations you desire. A complete list of supplies and instructions follows.
Making Halloween Spider DonutsThese cute chocolate spider donuts are fun to make and are completely edible. Candy eyes and pretzel legs complete this creepy treat.
Making a Valentine's Day Checkers GameMaking a checkers game for Valentine's day can be fun. Play with heart shaped pieces in the spirit of the holiday.
Making Cheetos CarrotsYou can make these awesome carrot treats by filling triangular shaped treat bags with Cheetos and tying them off with green ribbon.
Monster Sandwich RecipeThese cute tasty salami, cheese, and veggie sandwiches are not just for Halloween. Make some today to bring a smile to yourself, friends, and family.
Using Photos as Christmas Gift TagsAdding photos to your holiday gifts and gift tags makes it very easy, even for young children, to help distribute the gifts under the tree or at a family party.
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Very DimPre-lit Christmas trees are a great way to not have the frustrating task of adding lights to your tree. But if the lights become dim over time you may need to do some troubleshooting. The main culprits are the transformer and/or the fuses.
Saving Seasonal and Holiday MagazinesSave your holiday magazines. They can be stored for seasonal reading on gardening, recipes, decorations, etc. One fun way to save them for the next Christmas season is to wrap your lights up around them. If you decorate early you now have them to refer to for the next family holiday events.
Making Floral Patriotic Wall Hangings from Serving TraysRed, white, and blue plastic divided serving trays, buttons, and some scrap yarn can be worked up into some fun floral patriotic wall hangings. It just takes some time and imagination, and a bit of crochet skill, but not a lot of money.
Making Spooky Halloween Worm BrowniesAdd gummy worms, cut in half, to the frosting on a batch of brownies. These spooky worm brownies are perfect as a Halloween treat or serve anytime.
Making a Ferrero Rocher Golden Snitch (Harry Potter)Having a Harry Potter themed party? These Ferrero Rocher golden snitches make a great party favor or even a craft to make at the party.
DIY 4 Tier Cupcake StandA tiered cupcake stand is a great way to display cupcakes for a party. There is no need to buy an expensive stand to use one time.
Making Paper Coffin Treat BoxesFolded paper coffin shaped treat boxes are a fun way to give Halloween treats to friends and coworkers. Learn how to make these cute creepy containers. Let a Twixt bar rise from the dead this Halloween.
Making a Halloween Fruit DisplayGhosts, pumpkins, and jack-o-lanterns...oh my! This Halloween fruit display is sure to be a hit at your next party!
DIY Pumpkin and Bat Halloween Favor TagThese adorable Halloween pumpkin and bat tags are made using a paper punch. They are easily customized and are a great way to use up scraps of paper you may have leftover from other projects.
Halloween Favor TagsMake some cute little tags for your Halloween favors. They are fun to make and the possibilities are numerous. The list of supplies used and instructions can be found on this page.
Making a 'You're My Boo' Halloween CardIf you enjoy cardmaking, you probably look for ideas for almost any event or occasion. Make this cute Halloween card for a friend or significant other. This page contains the instructions for making a "You're My Boo" Halloween card.
Smashing Pumpkins After HalloweenAfter Halloween have a fun pumpkin smashing event for the family and friends. Try different methods to find the best or most fun technique. Then compost the remains.
Baby Shower Centerpiece IdeasBaby showers are a fun and exciting time to help celebrate the coming arrival of a new family member. There are many possibilities you can consider when creating a centerpiece for the party. This page contains ideas and crafts to use when decorating the table for a baby shower.
Making Gummy Worm Ice CubesFreeze gummy worms in some ice cubes for a spooky Halloween party treat. They are fun and easy to make and will score with the kids.
DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot GlueHot glue has so many craft applications. Learn how to make cute puffy hot glue stickers for Halloween or any occasion.
Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks ArtworkUsing a toilet paper tube that has many slits cut part way in from one end, you can create fun fireworks paintings. The kids will enjoy this project. It is fun for the Fourth, New Year, or anytime.
Halloween Hair AccessoriesHere are two examples of Halloween hair accessories you could make from googly eyes and a spider ring (purchased from the Dollar Tree).
Decorating A Ceiling Fan with Reindeer AntlersFelt reindeer antler headbands can be used to create a cute ceiling fan decoration for the holidays.
Making a Felt Stocking Filler BagThis easy to make felt stocking filler bag makes a great gift itself or it can be filled with sweet treats.
Repairing the Hat on a Lighted Snowman Yard DecorationLast winter squirrels destroyed the hat covering on the lighted snowman decorating our front yard. The covering material remaining on the hat brim seems like hard plastic strands. Can anyone suggest a material and method to refurbish the snowman's black top hat?
Patriotic Paper Plate Window DisplayThis super simple paper plate craft is perfect for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day. Grab some flag plates and start gluing to make your own patriotic paper plate window display.
Exploding Fireworks Ribbon CrownsThese ribbon crowns resemble exploding fireworks. They can be assembled using a wide variety of colors. Use them to decorate headbands, hair clips, or even give them away as party favors.
70th Surprise Birthday Party SuggestionsMy huzbeast will turn 70 in October. Please send ideas for a surprise party.
How to Make an Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart WreathRecycle last year's calendar into a pretty heart shaped wreath. This page contains the instructions and photos explaining how to make an upcycled calendar Valentine's heart wreath.
What Is A Golden Birthday?A golden birthday is the day that your age matches the date you were born, such as turning eight on the eighth of the month. These birthdays are sometimes seen as special by some because they only happen once in a lifetime.
Making a Valentine Wreath CardTake small paper hearts to make this beautiful Valentine's Day card in the shape of a wreath. This is easy for kids to make with recycled materials.
Theme and Activities for a 13th BirthdayMy birthday is in around a month and I was trying to think of a theme/games for my party. I am not into painting my nails and stuff like that. I was thinking about having 3-4 friends over and decorating cupcakes! Is that a good idea or are there any other ideas?
Ideas for a 14th Birthday Without a PartyWhere should I go for my 14th birthday? I'm not hanging out with any of my friends, just me and my family. But I'm not sure where to go. I want it to be not too small, but something really fun and entertaining. Maybe just an amusement park or something, but not to the movies. Going to the movies is something we do all the time.
Valentine's Heart Chocolate Candy and Coupon GiftThis page contains instructions and photos to guide you in making two sweet Valentine's Day gifts. One is a kids' treat and the other a candy and coupon gift. The first step it to make small heart shaped paper boxes.
How to Make Mother's Day Pill Bottle VasesPill bottles, spray paint in your choice of color, and some yarn are used to make these cute little vases to gift Mom on her special day. This page contains photos and easy to follow instructions.
How to Make Peppermint Syrup as a Valentine's GiftUse those on sale, after Christmas, candy canes to make a delicious gift for Valentine's Day or any occasion. This page explains how to make peppermint syrup for yourself or gifting.
Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage RecipesUsing a pressure cooker for corned beef and cabbage makes this St. Patrick's day favorite in record time with well melded flavors.
How to Make a Matching Curly Paper Gift BowNo need to buy bows or ribbons to decorate a gift. Use any wrapping paper and a pair of scissors to make a matching curly bow for a lovely finishing touch.
15th Birthday Party IdeasI am turning 15 at the end of August when it will still be winter and I want to do something after school on Friday (my actual birthday) because all my friends are busy on Saturday and I have church on Sunday. I am having trouble figuring out what to do. Any suggestions?
Making a Love Grows Valentine CardThis card has a tree trunk with branches that end in pink or red hearts, symbolizing how your love grows. It's a beautiful way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your love.
Hole-Punch St. Patrick's Day ArtUsing colored paper and hole punches, create children's St. Patrick's Day art. Shamrocks, leprauchans or a pot of gold are suitable themes for celebrating on March 17th.
Personalized Baby Doll Gift Idea for Under $20If you know a young girl that would enjoy her very own baby doll, be sure to set her up for a special delivery with everything she needs to care for her new baby. Treat it as a birth or adoption by adding personalized items. An inexpensive but special present for a toddler or preschooler, who may be expecting a new sibling.
Making Christening CandlesChristening ceremonies are very special occasions. If your event calls for candles this page offers instructions for making christening candles that even include a wax drip catcher.
Making Paper Bag Bunny FavorsTake plain paper lunch bags to create these cute favors. It's perfect for holding candy and eggs at Easter but could be for any party. This is a page about making bunny bag favors.
Father's Day Popsicle Stick Token of AffectionRemind your dad how special he is with this personalized decoration. This page is about making a Father's Day popsicle token of affection.
Valentine's Day DIY Gift BagsYou can add holiday themed decorations to a gift bag with simple supplies you probably already have at home. This is a page about valentine's day DIY gift bags.
Using Costume Jewelry as Christmas OrnamentsIf you find you don't wear your costume jewelry, you can use it as ornaments on a mini Christmas tree. This is a page about using costume jewelry as Christmas ornaments.
Making Marshmallow PeepstersPeeps are a popular treat. But around Easter they often sell out at the market. If you can't find any, try making these cute substitutes. This is a page about making marshmallow peepsters.
How to Make a Mitten Desk BuddyUsing a single white mitten, you can make this cute snowman pen or pencil holder. Change up the color and make other examples of this desk buddy. Learn how to make a mitten desk buddy in this page.
Shamrock Stencil PaintingYounger children will enjoy making these bright green shamrocks with the help of TP or paper towel tubes. This is a page about shamrock stencil painting.
Making an Easter Card NotebookYou can make a cute Easter notebook by recycling an Easter greeting card and transforming it into a small notebook. Learn how to make one in this step by step guide.
Making Easter Bunny Resealable Candy PacksThese handy candy pouches are made from soft felt wrapping paper and a few other basic supplies. They can be hidden in lieu of plastic Easter eggs or given as gifts. This page has instructions for making Easter Bunny resealable candy packs.
Making Panoramic Sugar Easter EggsThese old fashioned decorative eggs are made with eggs whites, sugar and whatever small decorations you might wish to highlight. This page is about making panoramic sugar Easter eggs.
Mother's Day Surprise Greeting CardThis simple looking greeting card has a loving surprise inside. A great project for children to give to their mother or grandmother. This page has instructions for making a Mother's Day surprise greeting card.
Making Rocketship Valentine's Day GiftsWhen it's not appropriate to share sweets for a Valentine party, you and your youngster can create these fun holiday greetings. This is a page about making rocketship Valentine's Day gifts.
Making a "I Love You To Pieces" Valentine's Day CardAn inexpensive way to show your love is by making this cute card. This is a page about making a "I love you to pieces" Valentine's day card.
Making a St. Patrick's Day CardCelebrate the St. Patrick's Day with these handmade cards. It's a great way to show your Irish spirit to those near and far. This page has directions for making a St. Patrick's Day card.
Making Christmas Goodie BagsThis is a page about making Christmas goodie bags. Christmas goodie bags are a fun alternative to larger gifts. It is also a good way to control spending on gifts.
20 Weeks Until ChristmasDon't let the holiday season sneak up on you, start planning early. This page has advice for what to do at 20 weeks until Christmas.
Spring Tea Party InvitationThis fancy little handmade card is the perfect way to invite friends over for a tea party. This is a page about making a spring tea party invitation.
St. Patrick's Day Sponge PaintingKids can use shaped sponges to create a rainbow with a pot of gold, shamrocks or other images representing the Irish holiday of St. Patrick's Day. This page is about making St. Patrick's Day sponge paintings.
Decorating with ShamrocksShamrocks are used to symbolize Ireland and are a popular decoration around St. Patrick's Day. This is a page about decorating with shamrocks.
How to Make a Cardboard Tube ShamrockUse recycled TP tubes to make this dimensional paper shamrock to use in decorating for St. Patrick's Day or other occasions. This is a page contains all the information you need on how to make a cardboard tube shamrock.
Making Paper Plate Bunny MasksThe humble paper plate is a stay by crafting supply for children's projects. This page is about making paper plate bunny masks.
How to Make a Mini Shamrock Hat BasketHand made mini shamrocks fill this tiny basket fashioned from a bottle cap. This is a page about how to make a mini shamrock hat basket.