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Homemade: Monkey Cupcakes

Homemade is a series about making more items and gifts yourself in an effort to save money! Hopefully it will inspire you to make some of your own homemade items and share them with us. Last time I posted about my homemade crochet sock monkey, so I thought I would share with you my homemade monkey cupcakes! For our girls birthdays we rented a local church room that has a HUGE 2 story playhouse in it. When the girls said they...

Homemade: Crochet Sock Monkey

Homemade is a series about making more items and gifts yourself in an effort to save money! Hopefully it will inspire you to make some of your own homemade items and share them with us. My last homemade project I mentioned that I made one homemade item for each child. The girls each received a crochet ballet hair bun cover and the baby received a crochet sock monkey! I searched and searched the internet and Pinterest trying...

Valentine’s Day Fun & Failures!

So this Valentine’s Day I tried to be “Super Mom!” Well I hate to break it to myself and others that “Super Mom” is a fictional character! I had a long list of fun activities that I planned on doing with my children but some of them either flopped or we just didn’t have time to do! I guess you could say I failed… Wait a minute! For the first time, I tried to make this a super special...

Homemade: Crochet Bun Cover

Homemade is a series about making more items and gifts yourself in an effort to save money! Hopefully it will inspire you to make some of your own homemade items and share them with us. In addition to making my little ballerinas crochet leg warmers, I also made them bun covers. These were a special gift that they found in their Christmas stocking. (I tried to make each child one homemade item for Christmas this year.) You...

5 Quick & Easy Valentine Card Ideas

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it! Some homeschooling friends are getting together for a little party, so I have been scouting out cute valentine ideas on pinterest. I came up with my top 5 quick, easy & cute Valentine Card ideas! I think you could interchange glow sticks, pencils, pixie sticks or suckers for any of these Valentines. Be sure to click through the links as some of these have FREE...

Homemade: Crochet Leg Warmers

In an effort to save money I have been trying to make more items and gifts. I recently picked back up crochet and have found many wonderful crochet projects! So I thought I would share them with you in a new series called ‘Homemade‘. Hopefully I will inspire you to make some of your own homemade items and share them with us. The first project I did was to crochet leg warmers for my daughters for their ballet...

How to Make Paper Beads

This homeschool term we are learning to make paper beads as our handicraft. This is a great way to reuse old magazines as well as make some frugal gifts! We are in the processing of making necklaces, bracelets & earrings from our paper beads. I will post those when we have completed them. Here is a picture of the supplies you will need: magazine ruler pen or pencil scissors toothpicks styrofoam or clay liquid glue or...