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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Category: Do It Yourself

Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

A colorful Lego soap dispenser is an innovative way to decorate a kids bathroom and encourage kids to wash their hands. Learn how to to easily recreate this unique idea!

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed. 

How to Make a Flower Crown

How to Make a Flower Crown

Flower crowns are just plain adorable, and they can be anything but plain. I made these colorful silk flower crowns for my girls for a Spring photoshoot. They turned out just how I wanted them, and these flower hair accessories were easy to make in about 20 minutes each or so. I used a collection of small and medium sized silk flowers, medium gauge floral wire and a hot glue gun. Learn how you can make a DIY flower crown using any color flowers and floral accents!

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Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

This homemade sugar scrub is easy to make using ingredients you have in your kitchen. I just rub this sugar scrub onto my skin to make it feel softer and refreshed.

8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

Making your own gifts is a great way to share your talents with your family and friends. Here are 8 creative and inexpensive gift ideas you can make for any special occasion!

Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

A personalized tea canister is a lovely gift idea for anyone who enjoys drinking tea! If you regularly buy tea, you likely have some of these tea bag containers sitting around. You can create this cute gift by removing the original label and decorating the tea canister with colorful scrapbook paper and other embellishments. Learn how to make this easy gift idea in a few simple steps.

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Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Did you know that recycled cans and jars make great flower vases? Next time you are emptying a tin can or glass jar from your cupboard, don’t throw it away! Wash it out and use it to display some pretty blooms!

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Going back to school can be creative and fun with a little imagination! These ideas for making re-purposed pencil cans and custom book covers will brighten up any desk.

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

Dying hard boiled eggs is a fun activity to do with your kids to celebrate Spring. We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! We made pink dye with beets, yellow dye with turmeric, blue dye with berries and lime green dye with spinach. My kids loved learning how to color eggs with natural dyes. This fun science experiment is a great way to learn how color can be transferred from one object to another!

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Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

A DIY felt leaf garland is a pretty decorative accent for a party or child’s bedroom. You could also use this easy craft idea to create a garland of stars, hearts or flowers.

DIY Wooden Trees Made From Fence Boards

DIY Wooden Trees Made From Fence Boards

These DIY wooden trees are a simple and eye catching addition for any blank wall. Anyone can complete this home decor project with a little time, some wood and a splash of craft paint.

How to Arrange Indoor Plants with Colored Rocks

How to Arrange Indoor Plants with Colored Rocks

Indoor plants are a nice way to bring the outdoors into your home. I enjoy growing low-maintenance house plants such as cactus and succulents in my kitchen. One of the challenges with maintaining indoor potted plants is that the potting soil gets old. I refreshed one of my plants with new soil, a layer of rocks to secure the soil, and some colored decorative rocks. Here are some tips about how to arrange indoor plants and give them a new look!

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How To Organize A Junk Drawer

How To Organize A Junk Drawer

Everyone has a junk drawer that random clutter gets stuck into, right? Here are some easy ways you can organize a junk drawer in your kitchen or office so you can find the household essentials you need.

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Seasonal crafts are a fun way to get the kids involved in making some colorful decorations for your home. These stained glass tissue paper leaf sun catchers are cheerful and easy to make with card stock and strips of tissue paper.

How to Paint with Roses & Make Custom Art

How to Paint with Roses & Make Custom Art

Do you have a corner of your home that could use some colorful art? I love creating inexpensive seasonal art that I can decorate with and swap out during the year. Painting with roses is a fun technique which creates art that will turn out differently each time!

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