A printable paper fortune teller is a fun and creative way to show that special someone how you feel on Valentine’s Day. Third grade hasn’t changed much in the 30-some years since I was a grade schooler. Kids still laugh at the same silly jokes and play the same little games we used to play during recess. For […]

These heart-shaped homemade bath bombs are scented with jasmine and sandalwood, and they make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. The first time I ever heard of bath bombs was on our honeymoon, when our sightseeing took us into a luxurious bath shop. My new husband treated me to all kinds of fancy bath products to take home […]

I know we’re all busy with last-minute Christmas shopping and cooking and cleaning and traveling and wrapping, but I hope you’re also able to squeeze in some relaxing, memory-making time with those you love. One of our family’s favorite traditions is making Christmas ornaments together. So today, I’m sharing with you some reindeer clothespin Christmas ornaments to make […]

It’s been years since I’ve gone out on the town on December 31. I’d rather do my celebrating at home. This year, I think we may throw a small New Year’s Eve party and invite a few friends and neighbors over for snacks, champagne and a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” after the ball drops. […]

BB-8 is the droid you are looking for! He’s already our favorite character from the new Star Wars™ movie, “The Force Awakens.” For our family’s movie marathon to celebrate the premiere, my son and I decided to make some DIY Star Wars party supplies featuring everybody’s favorite droid. (Sorry, R2 and C-3PO; we gotta show some […]

We dropped in at the Pottery Barn Outlet recently, and I saw the cutest shadowbox Christmas ornaments. Then I looked at the price tag and decided I could make some DIY Christmas ornaments, every bit as cute as the originals, but for a fraction of the price. I first shared this post at Tatertots & […]

Since I’ve barely started my Christmas shopping, I really shouldn’t be thinking ahead to how I’m going to wrap the gifts. But that’s the mind of a crafty procrastinator! You may remember how over the summer I shared how to make these scrapbook paper gift bags on Tatertots and Jello. With prime gift-giving season upon us, […]

These handpainted Christmas gift tags are an adorable way to mark those special presents from Santa under the tree. I first shared this project last year on the DecoArt blog, but it was so cute, I didn’t want you to miss it. It was the perfect thing to share for this month’s Celebrations of Home seasonal roundup […]

I know one super fan who is going to completely geek out over this Boba Fett Star Wars sign. In my son’s mind, no character is cooler than Boba Fett, the bounty hunter who captured Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Come on — he has a jet pack! And he’s so tough Darth […]

These personalized whiskey glasses are the perfect handmade gift for your BFF or partner in crime. You could buy a set for $40 or make a knockoff version for much less, including the cost of your craft supplies. I’m sharing a simple tutorial to make these glasses today as part of the 5th Annual Handmade Holidays […]