November 19th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
My kiddo used to be over her building blocks. Whereas she once spent hours building entire wooden cities, she's into superheroes now. So I made these outdated toys brand-new again, kicked her building block play back into high gear, and totally thrilled the socks off of her just by decoupaging comic book images onto some of her blocks
November 11th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
You don't need a store-bought, factory-made greeting card
October 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Gently glowing, flickering luminaries are a beautiful sight in the evening.
They're also an excellent, easy kid's craft. Using any old glass jar as a base, kids will LOVE pasting colorful tissue paper squares to make pretty pictures, and they'll be thrilled to see how gorgeous their creations look that night, with a lit candle inside to start the magic
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 1st, 2013 | by Julie Finn
It's no problem to find crafts for kids to do.
It's no problem to find crafts to do for kids.
Crafts that you can do along with your kids, however? Collaborative crafts that work well even when one participant is young and one is old? Projects that an adult doesn't have be bored by or bossy about, that a kid can contribute meaningfully to, that they'll both enjoy just as well?
Yeah, those are a little harder to come by
February 14th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share one of the pieces I just put together for my craft booth— "I Love You" wall art!
February 8th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Did anyone notice that I missed the December Green Crafts Showcase? With the holiday madness, I completely forgot! I decided to put all of the entries from December and January together and pick my top 5 favorites! Here they are!
February 7th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I'm selling lots of old and vintage picture frames in my booth. I've painted them so they look rejuvenated, but I hate how the cardboard glares through the glass. I decided to make my own "filler" that not only solves the boring cardboard problem, but promotes my website as well!
January 25th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
In addition to my dry erase price signs, I need to price each item individually with my booth code. Many antique/art stores do this in order to keep track of which booth earned money. Instead of using new price tags from the store, why not make your own from recycled paper? They're so much cuter and way more eco-friendly!
December 28th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
While visiting family this week, I noticed my mom received a stack of Christmas cards from family and friends. She had a genius idea that I just had to share! Several of the cards had beautiful graphics that weren't too "Christmasy" and were worth saving, so she decided to frame them!