August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee?
Include something vintage!
I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use
July 30th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Stones are completely beautiful in themselves, but sometimes you just feel in your heart that you need something with a little more color.
And that's okay! Maybe sometimes a plain old grey stone WANTS to be painted, you know
March 4th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Kids love to play Memory! Here are a ton of handmade memory games that you can craft using sustainable supplies
February 13th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Do I really need to tell you WHY I want to draw on rocks? Or wood? Or seashells? Just think up a reason that makes sense, and pretend that's why
January 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Your kiddos can create one handmade Valentine from just two perfectly fitting jigsaw pieces. Give them most of a box, and they can make all the Valentines for their class party. It's a fun upcycling project that won't cost you a cent
January 28th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Have a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces? You totally do!
January 9th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
It's super simple - and fun! - to create custom DIY art using old book pages! Here's how I made this space art for our baby's nursery
November 6th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
A sailors valentine is a traditional form of shell craft, and they're not just for mid-February!
They were most popular back in the 1800s, when they made a pretty darn good souvenir for sailors to bring back to their loved ones from those exotic islands that they voyaged to. Today, they're mostly the provenance of nautical-themed museums and certain fine artisans...and me!
October 29th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
It turns out that vegan sugar skulls are even easier to make than the conventional kind, since you can use the cornstarch from your cupboard instead of searching for that hard-to-find meringue powder.
Exactly HOW easy are they? If I can make these perfect sugar skulls for my kiddos to decorate on my very first attempt, then so can you!
October 9th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
With the right bit, you can use a Dremel to drill through just about any material, natural or recycled, that you can think of. From bottle caps to rocks, here are my tips on the best bits and the proper technique to make your work perfect and keep your fingers safe