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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Category: Do It Yourself

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!

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

Homemade party pennants are super easy to make and you can coordinate colors to match any party theme! I made a cute felt pennant banner in under an hour with just a few supplies; ribbon, felt, a piece of cardboard, scissors, a hot glue gun and a measuring tape. Once the party is over, you can hang the pennant banner in your child’s room or in the playroom to brighten up an everyday space.

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DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

This DIY carpentry project took about 2 hours to make. I’ve used my wooden fence board bench for so many occasions since then. Anyone with some wood and an electric screw driver can easily create a custom bench too!

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 love the idea of using coupons to save money on things I buy. I also find it time consuming to cut out coupons, store them in an intentional spot, AND remember to use them at the store. I made this little DIY coupon box for storing my coupons. I keep it out of the way but still in sight so I’ll actually use my coupons, not lose them. You could also use this small box to store notes, receipts and other small paper items.

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Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Creating new items out of old can be Eco-friendly and money saving. Here are some ideas to take thrifted or discarded items and furniture and turn them into something cool, modern and totally unique!

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

Some of my favorite skills include creative thinking and innovation. I enjoy coming up with new angles for accomplishing a creative task. I wanted to do a color-inspired Trash the Dress photoshoot to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary but I didn’t want to actually ruin my wedding dress. After a few tries, I came up with a creative way to paint my wedding dress without actually destroying it. Here are the steps I took to trash my wedding dress with color.

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Prince Charming Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

Prince Charming Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

If you know basic sewing skills, you can easily make one of these Prince Charming costumes yourself! I designed this costume for my little guy’s first Halloween. I hope you feel inspired by my homemade Prince Charming costume for a baby or toddler.

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

How pretty is this 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 this beautiful bird’s nest necklace using wire and colored beads. Anyone can easily make custom jewelry by following a few simple steps!
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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 super adorable and perfect for photo shoots, parties and more! Learn how to quickly make them!

No-Sew Toddler Tutu

No-Sew Toddler Tutu

DIY tutus are fast and simple to make with a few colors of tulle, a length of elastic and scissors. These fun sparkly skirts are perfect for dress up, a party, just for fun, and toddler or baby milestone photoshoots.

Forever & Always DIY Wood Wall Art

Forever & Always DIY Wood Wall Art

When I redecorate a room in my house, I often like to make decor myself because it’s hard to find exactly what I want. Or maybe I’m just inspired and want to create something complete unique! It’s easy to make custom wood wall art with just a few easy steps. All you need to do is set aside a few hours, find a paint brush, gather some re-purposed wood and get to work! I’m excited to share with you my homemade shabby chic wood wall art tutorial and show off my “You & Me, Forever & Always” completed wood wall art!

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