Category Crafts & Hobbies

DIY Father’s Day Painted Canvas with Photo Frame

Men are always so hard to buy gifts for. While some Fathers may be OK with a tie, Mr. BBH doesn’t want any gifts. Handmade gift are alway accepted in our family though. I painted a tie for my dad when I was little and he still has {it in the back of his closet}. One…
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Classroom Prep DIY

I am the first Art teacher that my school has EVER had. There is a new management company here, so they are bringing in all of the arts to enrich the program and develop well rounded students. My school is an urban school in Detroit, and I don’t have a budget to get supplies and things ready for my art room….
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Valentine’s Daycare Party!

Before I get to the Valentine’s bash, I had to include a couple of photos of Amadea and Leila playing babies after dinner one night. It is adorable to see. They feed their babies very well! Here are some of the Valentine’s crafts we did this year. We didn’t do a lot. The kids were…
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A Gift a Day: Grocery Bag Holder and Fleece No Sew Hat

The grocery bag holder evolved out of my need to hold grocery bags in a convenient way that didn’t take up a lot of wall space. I found a tutorial for making one out of a kitchen towel, using a few pieces of elastic to scrunch the top and bottom and attaching a ribbon for…
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Repurpose Changing Table

The Younger needed a desk, and we missed all the “Back to School” sales. She didn’t need anything major, but I did want there to be enough room for her computer and mouse, plus some extra room for papers and such. I figured we’d go to yard sales or whatnot, but sometimes getting something like…
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Artwork Display

Now that The Younger has started kindergarten, I am overwhelmed with papers. I figured out that each person in the house needs a bin that they are responsible for checking if they’re missing paperwork or to see if they have mail (this is mostly for the 6’6″ child in my house), but I was struggling…
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My Summer Project

I had this crazy idea that I was going to do 4 giant mosaics on the front of my art building. I enlisted one of my staff members that I know would support me on anything, was a great draw-er, and I knew I could count on her. I had this rudimentary drawing and she…
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Glitter Jars

This craft was so easy! The Younger had a great time, and I absolutely love the way they came out We gathered glass jars that I had been saving for a while, Elmer’s Glue, glitter, and some paint brushes. I mixed some of the glue with water, and off we went!
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DIY Wood Stain Using Food Coloring

My husband is the king of the ‘Honey Do’ list. Not only does he do everything on his ‘list’, he also proactively searches for projects. “Want me to mow the lawn? How’s the disposal? Do you need me to build anything today?” Very productive. So, when I asked him to build me a spice shelf…
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