DIY Santa Gnome Tutorial – 1 Hour Craft perfect for a kid craft

A perfect holiday craft for kids! This Santa Gnome is a 1 hour craft! This cute little Santa Gnome will be different every time you make him.  You can make a whole village of these little santas.  Make them for your home or give them as gifts … I’m thinking teacher gifts! To make the Santa Gnome, you’ll need: Rice or Poly Pellets Red felt Beige jersey cotton Jersey cotton (for body) Faux fur Cotton Batting Thread and needle Let’s assemble him!   I think he needs a name … Let’s name him ‘Walter’ To make the body, cut cotton fabric 7″ x 12″. Fold in half lengthwise and sew each side using a 1/2″ seam allowance. At the bottom, fold the corner flat and out, measure 1.5″, and … [Read more...]

Kids DIY Christmas Tree Project – Use your scrap wood and paint!

DIY Colorful Christmas Trees We have had so many compliments on our DIY trees!!  You can totally as well!!! This project is a cool fun DIY family project that you can do with your children.   Use up a bunch your scrap wood and any paint that you want to use up.  The best part is that you can store these trees away easily in a small stack for the next years to come. You'll need... Scrap pieces of wood of various lengths and widths A thin piece of wood for the back Various paints and decorations (if you choose to decorate) Wood Screws Drill Make the DIY Christmas Trees... Lay out the wood and make some cuts if needed to get the tiered effect. You can either spray paint or … [Read more...]

DIY Con – Live DIY projects with Amazing Women

I'm excited to share this link and event with you, DIY CON and My Fix It Up Life and BLAB are teaming up to present this 4 hour JAM PACKED DIY WORKSHOP! You will need the BLAB APP to view this free DIY workshop. What is BLAB? Blab is an interactive video chat. So you will need a computer with a webcam or an iPhone. You sign up for blab through a twitter account and you can use the blab app or visit blab.im on Google Chrome browser. Join us online for a fully virtual craft summit on December 1st, and enjoy an epic day of FREE D.I.Y. workshops.  Click this link to get you to the DIY workshop on Blab Drop by from 3pm to 7pm EST (12-4pm PST) to hear creative experts share some amazing … [Read more...]

Goodwill makeovers – Before and After

If you follow me on instagram or twitter, you may have been watching the AH-MAZING GOODWILL FINDS! Goodwill is seriously my favorite store. We are pretty lucky in our area that we have such outstanding Goodwill stores in our area.  When I travel for work, I will often scout the local Goodwill and often walk out with treasures! I have told my friends that walking into a Goodwill is like going to the CASINO for me. It's this crazy high for me when I walk out with shoes that sell for $800 retail and not spend near that for them.  It's a high for me when I find AMAZING furniture pieces that have now taken over our garage (it's starting to look like a Goodwill!).  Can't say I have nothing … [Read more...]

Great DIY Gift Idea + Giveaway Valued at $900

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Decorate series. I am sharing a Santa Gnome Tutorial, these are quick to whip up for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas…….. Plus I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. See Below… This is one is sew AMAZING! She is a gem and her name is Rachel. One lucky winner will receive this beautiful… Baby Lock Sewing Machine ($799 Value) and $100 Worth of Fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Ready to take your sewing to the next level? The Baby Lock Rachel is the star of any sewing class, and … [Read more...]

Lego Figurine Storage – Goodwill Before and After

Goodwill is my go-to place for my flighty ideas and project hopefuls.  My boys have all these Lego Figurines and they're scattered throughout the house.  I've wondered to myself how to display them in a nice clean way.  I have also lurked through the Goodwill aisles and have seen these wooden trays wondering to myself, 'what could I do with those?'  Then, all of the sudden, it donned on me!!! Lego Figurine Storage!!! What a concept! All I did was spray paint the wood in a metallic silver paint. What a difference!!!  It is now ready to get to work! Then used hot glue to secure 4 top/8 top/24 top flat Lego pieces in the middle of the individual compartments. Let it dry and started to … [Read more...]

Introducing “The Sharing Kid” YouTube Channel

My youngest son has been requesting to have a YouTube channel for some time now.  He has this urge to share things with other kids.  We thought long and hard about a name that would encapsulate everything he wants to do with his channel.  He has made video reviews of Lego, various toys, and simply wants to talk about anything that interests kids. His debut video is him sharing his baby red-eared slider turtles and provides information about how and what is needed to take care of them. His second video so far is Speed Stacking or Cup Stacking.  It is a competitive activity that a lot of schools participate in.  There are world championships and everything!  Him and his brudder are … [Read more...]