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What a cool idea for a beach house or a nautical bedroom. Use nautical signal flags to spell out someone's name, then add some sailing knots as a finishing touch. Too cute!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. We’re working on a makeover in my son’s bathroom to give it a bit more of a mature feel. Jackson is over the monkey shower curtain and other little kid […]

Vintage American Flags

Looking for a way handmade or homemade way to show your patriotism? Recipes, crafts, DIYs, parties and decorating projects — I’ve shared lots of 4th of July ideas over the years. If you’re looking for creative way to spend the long holiday weekend, why not try one of these easy projects or recipes? Firecracker Patriotic […]

Collect some small shells and hot glue them

My patriotic decorating often takes on a nautical feel. All that red, white and blue puts me in the mood for flag waving, fireworks and seafaring! Stars and stripes meet sand and surf in this easy patriotic project that’s great for July 4th or all summer long! I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make […]

These miniature succulent gardens, personalized with black-and-white photos, make perfect birthday party favors. Or personalized them with childhood photos of the bride and groom for wedding favors or place cards.

I have a love-hate relationship with birthday party favors. On the one hand, I think it’s an incredibly nice gesture to give your party guests a thank you gift. But when it comes to kids parties, I know most favors wind up in the trash because they’re nothing anybody would want. But these mini succulent […]

Make these patriotic denim and burlap placemats for July 4th, Flag Day or Memorial Day. These easy no-sew placemats are made with denim and printed burlap ribbon.

Happy Flag Day! What better way to celebrate all things red, white and blue than with an all-American cookout and a patriotic-no-sew showcase with some of my favorite creative bloggers. (If you need me, I’ll be grilling out with my neighbors and stuffing my face with ribs this evening.) Be sure check out the easy […]

Throwing a beach-themed party? Make some of these felt and foam beach balls to match the color scheme. #MakeItFunCrafts #spon

When I was planning the backyard beach party, I searched high and low for some beach balls to add to my party decor. It was early in the season, so I had trouble finding them. And forget about finding them in my pink, green and yellow color scheme. So, I decided to make my own! […]

S.S. Poise Nautical Wreath Craft #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

Poise Thin-Shape pads challenged me to get a little crafty as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #RecycleYourPeriodPad. Read my full disclosure policy here. I’ve always described Atta Girl Says as crafty, sassy and irreverent. And today I’m about to take that to a new level with an out-there, oh-no-she-didn’t, upcycled craft project. My […]

Chalky Finish Stars & Stripes American Flag Serving Tray

With Memorial Day just days away, I’ve been feeling quite patriotic. Time to bring out Old Glory and start working on some red-white-and-blue projects. Like this Stars and Stripes Vintage American Flag Serving Tray I first shared on the DecoArt blog. In case you missed it, here’s how easy it is to transform an unfinished […]

Aren't these edible Tic Tac Toe games made with Twizzlers Twists the cutest idea ever for a Memorial Day picnic or July 4th cookout. They perfect party favors for kids. #TwizzlersSummerFun #HersheysSummer #ad

This is for every kid who has ever been told, “Don’t play with your food!” How can you resist when it’s Twizzlers Twists? After all, they’re designed to be whirled and twirled and peeled and tied and played with before you pop them into mouth. Kids will love this this tasty Tic Tac Toe game. […]

Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Do you remember making sand art as a kid? And do you remember those Fun Dip candies that your mom would only let you eatĀ outside? Today’s crafty recipe is a mashup of those two childhood throwbacks. Sweet and sour edible sand art made with Kool-Aid! We served up a tasty palette of colors and flavors […]