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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Category: Do It Yourself

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? Painting with roses is a customizable technique which creates art that will turn out differently each time.

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Make these easy DIY Candy Corn treat cups with a few pieces of colored card stock and a glue stick! Treat cups are great for kids’ parties, your next Halloween bash, a Thanksgiving fall festival or just for fun! We decorated our homemade party treat cups to look like oversized pieces of candy corn.

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Super Cute DIY Candy Corn Pennant Banner

Super Cute DIY Candy Corn Pennant Banner

Decorating my home is one of my favorite things to do to get ready for changing seasons and holidays. A candy corn pennant banner is easy to make and a fun way to decorate for the fall festivities!

Easy DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Easy DIY Felt Pennant Banner

A DIY pennant banner is super easy to make and you can coordinate colors to match any party theme! Learn how to make your own party decor in less than an hour.

DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

Sometimes I spend time looking for the perfect thing and other times I create it. I needed a small bench for taking portraits and lifestyle photos of kids and I hadn’t had much luck finding the size and style I wanted. When my neighbor began tearing down his old fence I decided to make my own wooden fence board bench! This DIY carpentry project took about 2 hours to make and I’ve used this bench for so many occasions since then. Anyone with some wood and an electric screw driver can easily create a custom bench too!
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Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. This crafty potato stamp painting activity is fun and creative. All you need is a paper bag or paint paper, several potatoes and craft paint!

Re-purposed Coupon Box Organizing Idea

Re-purposed Coupon Box Organizing Idea

I made this DIY coupon box for storing my coupons using a recycled cornstarch container. You could also use this organizing idea to store notes, receipts and other small paper items.

Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Creating new items out of old can easily be Eco-friendly and money saving. The sky is the limit when it comes to customization! Here are some ideas to take thrifted or discarded items and furniture and turn them into something cool, modern and totally unique! The best thing about creating your own re-purposed decor is that it’s one of a kind.
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DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

Make your own kid-friendly growth chart with painter’s drop cloth customized with a cute design. Growth charts are an easy way to cherish the toddler years and you can add to it for years to come!

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

I wanted to do a color-inspired Trash the Dress photoshoot to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Here’s how I creatively painted my wedding dress without actually destroying it.

Prince Charming Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

Prince Charming Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

One year I decided to get creative for Halloween by making my baby boy a Prince Charming Halloween costume. He was so adorable and it was pretty easy to make by tracing one of my little guy’s long sleeve shirts. If you know basic sewing skills, you can easily make one of these Prince Charming costumes yourself!

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Best DIY Pencil Cup Ideas

Best DIY Pencil Cup Ideas

These super creative DIY pencil cups take desk accessories to an entirely new level, made from soup cans, mason jars, crayons, license plates and felt!

Gorgeous DIY Bird’s Nest Necklace

Gorgeous DIY Bird’s Nest Necklace

Personalized jewelry is a great gift idea for anyone who loves accessories. I’m excited to share just how easy it is to design a DIY bird’s nest necklace using wire and colored beads.

Easy DIY Baby Flower Barefoot Sandals

Easy DIY Baby Flower Barefoot Sandals

Not many things are cuter than baby feet, but what if you could make baby feet cuter??  Baby flower barefoot sandals are adorable and perfect for dress-up, photoshoots, parties and more! They are made from loops of elastic topped with a silk flower. Easily make your own baby flower barefoot sandals for your little girl! All you need is a few supplies such as ribbon, elastic and crafty accents.

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