Patriotic Projects

Today I’ve got some patriotic crafts and decorations, as well as some inspired by all the fireworks we see that you can create including some fun activities for the kids to try.

Red, white and blue flag painted wood pallet

Red, white and blue firecracker painting

Red, white and blue floral kissing ball

Patriotic slime

Red, white and blue flag photo backdrop

Patriotic tank top

Patriotic paper wind streamer

Patriotic votives

Balloon fireworks

Red, white and blue garland

Metal American flag

Patriotic angel

Patriotic tote bag

Pallet flag

American flag log candle

Patriotic pillow

Paint stick flag

Making fireworks with straws

Cupcake liner fireworks craft

Fireworks salt painting

Fourth of July games

How are you celebrating?

Teacher Appreciation

School has started and the kids are with new teachers, so today I’ve got a selection of ways to thank the new teacher for what they do, even if you don’t know them and their personal preferences yet (there are tons more personal ideas out there once you do know the teacher, for thank you gifts at the end of the school year).

Felt gift card envelope

Coloring tin

Clipboard with gift card

Paperclip bookmarks

Handy bag

Teacher apple card

Back to school striped mason jar

Notebook paper frame

Pick me up jar

“You’re a lifesaver”

Glitter scissors (everyone will know which scissors belong to the teacher)

Top of the charts

Crayon monogram

And even more ideas

What are you gifting teachers this year?

Starting Back to School

Today I’m thinking back to school, so we’ve got some healthy and interesting ideas that you can pack or snack on (they’re good for adults too).  There are also a few ideas for a back to school party too.

Fresh Ideas:

Gluten free pasta

Breakfast cookies

Better boxed lunch

Pretzel pets

Oatmeal bars

Chocolate chunk cookie cupcakes

Magic blondies

Cinnamon tostada

Popcorn balls

Cranberry oat cereal bars

Guava pudding

Chocolate hazelnut rice pudding

Honey nut cereal treats

Strawberry banana cereal treats

Fruity cereal treats

Real fruit rolls

Hot cereal with apple butter and walnuts

Banana blueberry cornmeal muffins

Trail mix cookie cups

Walrus cookie pops

Chocolate zucchini cupcakes

Marshmallow pops

School Inspired Ideas:

Candy crayons

Pretzel crayons

Pencil cupcakes

Apple cookies

Krispy apple treats

Pencil pushers

Apple cupcakes

What are you planning for snacks this fall?

Transforming for Thanksgiving

Today we’re taking a look at some of the fun things you can create that are inspired by Thanksgiving.

Turkey treat bags

Cornhusk votives

Wheat sheaf centerpiece and napkin rings

Flaming foliage candleholders

Painted glass votive candleholders

Leafy napkin ties for fall tables

Exclusive Thanksgiving trivet patterns

Earthy Thanksgiving invitations

Turkey trivia place card

Thanksgiving place mat

Corn husk dolls

Boat place cards

Finger puppet fun

Thanksgiving “grateful” silverware holders

Fabric acorns

Turkey coasters

Crochet turkeys

Autumn leaf mason jar candle holder

Pinecone turkey

Thanksgiving fortune cookies

Felt turkeys

Wild turkeys

Peg doll Pilgrims and Native Americans

Gumdrop turkey

Turkey bowling

Chocolate covered pretzels in a turkey jar

Pilgrim hat crayon cups

Turkey napkin rings

Thanksgiving boat races

Turkey cake pops

Pumpkin turkey

Even more ideas:

Decorating with nature

Tabletop crafts

Crafts for kids

More decorating ideas

Centerpiece ideas


Fearsome Flyers

Today we’re taking a look at some creepy projects involving bats, crows and other creepy flying things.


Bat headband

Shivering bat lampshade

Clothespin bat

Bat mobile

Flock of crows

Bat card

Bat cone treat holder

Bat sconce

Bat theme doormat

Bat gazing ball

Dead and breakfast inn sign

Bat and ghost tic tac toe

Owl invitations

Kid’s party owl cup

Banister owls

Crochet owl hat

3d paper owls

Owl invitation for kid’s party

Bat mask

Pom pom bats

Pop up bat


Bat and cobweb cookies

Bat wings

Dulce de leche bat cookies

Black cat pops

Owl smores

Vampire bat cupcake

What are your fun finds of freaky flyers?

Ready for School

Today we’re getting ready to go back to school with crafts and creative ways to show your individuality in the classroom, and next week we’ll be having a back to school party.

School scrapbook pockets

Leather day planner

Painted notebooks

Erasable labels

Notebook labels

Stickers from scratch

Roll-up pencil kit

Felt pencil case

Babushka toppers

Decorated pencils

Recycled crayons

Marbelized pencils

Artist’s organizer

Tree bark pencil holder

Chromatic desk organizer

Portable desk

Fair isle dots trays

After school painted wooden caddy

Painted sneakers

Apple printed bags

Oilcloth messenger bag

Hankie holder

Tye-dye lunch bags

Container locker magnets

Magnetic lunch chart

Six and seven more ideas

What cool back to school ideas have you seen?

Dreaming with Dinosaurs

Today we’re getting creative with the creatures you’re hearing about everywhere from the big screen to the newest national park; dinosaurs!

Plaster dinosaur

Clothespin dinosaur

Ice dinosaur breakout

Dinosaur scavenger hunt

Homemade dinosaur bones

Erupting dinosaur volcano

Toilet paper roll dinosaur

Prehistoric bugs

Dinosaur hat

Dinosaur track flip-flops

Glowing sand dinosaur dig

Paper mache dinosaur bank

Dino grass heads

Days of the dinosaur party ideas

More dinosaur party ideas

What are your favorite dinosaur activities and crafts?

More for Mom

Tomorrow in the US we’re celebrating Mother’s Day!  If you haven’t gotten a gift yet, or need something fun to do with mom tomorrow, here are some fun ideas!

Gifts and Crafts

Create a canvas of spring flowers

Bejeweled mirror

Polka dot mug

Circles of love t-shirt

Sharpie doodled mug

Mommy and me wood photo plaque

Mother’s day shadow box

Baby girl bracelet

Baby boy bracelet

Mason jar spa

DIY family trees

Iron on tote bag

Say it with flowers

Monogrammed napkin

Even more crafts


Felt flower card

Thumbprint card with mommy and me rainbow loom bracelets

Floral card

Glitter flower card

Tissue flower card

Clip art card

Even more cards

What are you gifting the mom in your life this Mother’s Day?

Creative Costumes

Today we’re celebrating Halloween with some awesome costumes and accessories!


Kid’s cat mask

Kids pom poms

Wings for kids

Pirate costume accessories

Medusa hair

Superhero cape

Superhero belt and cuffs


Kid’s snow princess

Kid’s Big bad wolf

Kid’s Gnome

Kid’s Mermaid

Kid’s circus acrobat

Kid’s pillowcase pumpkin

Kid’s pirate

Kid’s rose garden princess

Adult spiderman

Adult pirate

Adult fairy princess

Adult Greek goddess

Doggie dino

Zorro dog

Pirate cat

What fun costume are you creating this year?