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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Category: Do It Yourself

DIY Photo Magnets

DIY Photo Magnets

Easily make photo magnets to decorate your refrigerator, locker or any metal surface with photos of your family, friends, kids or pets.

Beautiful Leaf Painting Easy Craft Activity

Beautiful Leaf Painting Easy Craft Activity

Fall is a fun time to get crafty and creative! This easy leaf painting activity transforms pretty autumn leaves into art. Kids and adults can enjoy decorating leaves with painted designs. Katie WallaceHi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful […]

DIY Wood Coffee Mug Rack

DIY Wood Coffee Mug Rack

Isn’t it great to find storage solutions that also look pretty? We made this cute coffee mug rack to store up to 9 of our coffee mugs. We often invite friends over to our home, and this coffee mug rack is a great cup storage solution that welcomes people to grab a mug!
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Easy Watermelon Fruit Bowl for Parties & BBQs

Easy Watermelon Fruit Bowl for Parties & BBQs

Learn how to transform a watermelon rind into a creative fruit bowl to hold fresh fruit salad. This watermelon fruit bowl is perfect for summer parties and backyard BBQs.

Cute Paper Heart Bookmarks

Cute Paper Heart Bookmarks

These paper heart bookmarks are an easy kids craft or afternoon art project! Easily customize these heart bookmarks with your favorite colors of cardstock.

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Did you know you can easily make your own homemade gummy bears? These chewy snacks are fun to eat and you can even sneak in some healthy ingredients. Learn how to make homemade gummy bears by following our tutorial for easy DIY pomegranate gummy snacks.
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How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

Easily organize your home and be eco-friendly too. Learn how to repurpose a shoe box and cover it with printed paper to create cute recycled shoe box organizers!

Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

DIY lip gloss is fun to make and even more fun to use! Learn how to make moisturizing lip gloss using beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. Once you’ve mastered the basic lip gloss recipe, you can make any color and flavor!

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

My kids love doing crafts. Seasonal crafts are a fun way to get the kids involved in making some festive decorations for our home. We made these colorful tissue paper leaf sun catchers, which look like stained glass! Tissue paper sun catchers are easy to make with card stock and pieces of tissue paper.

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No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

You can make practically anything with a little creativity and simple craft supplies! I made a phoenix costume for my daughter using sheer red fabric, strips of glitter tulle, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I created the phoenix’s wings and tail using flowing strips […]

How to Make Creative Tape Painting Art

How to Make Creative Tape Painting Art

Create beautiful, custom art with this awesome tape painting technique! The possibilities are endless for the decorative patterns and color schemes you can create.

DIY Floral Crowns & Flower Girl Bouquets

DIY Floral Crowns & Flower Girl Bouquets

A special event is often all about the details. Learn how to easily make darling DIY flower crowns and miniature bouquets, perfect for flower girls! I designed these custom accessories using floral wire and artificial flowers for my own girls. Use these tips to customize your own flower crowns and bouquets using any color or style of flowers!

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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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