Monday, November 18, 2013

Snow Globes!

We got the bright idea to reuse our old salsa jars! (We go through a lot) So we went to where else...Wal Mart and got a few small plastic ornaments and some white chunky glitter!

Then busting out my hot glue gun I glued our little penguin to the lid...waited for it to dry then filled the jar with glitter....water...and a wee bit of corn syrup.
After that part was finished...I added some ribbon to cover the bottom (lid of salsa jar) and made a cute little bow for the top! Super simple but of course there was glitter everywhere! I have now become addicted and plan to make some for my sons teachers for gifts! Only cost me 2.00 really bc the ornament and ribbon were 1.00 a piece can't beat that! 

 And here is our finished product! Poor little guy got a little chubby in water lol As always I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY and I also hope you give it a try!



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Early start on Halloween!

This whole witch is made up of items from the dollar tree...except the styrofoam...not really sure where I picked that up :D I just shaped and molded my styrofoam and hot glued where I thought it would work best! Covered it in the table cloth cutting the excess off of course! I also used hot glue on the face and hands to keep them from falling off outside! 




The shroud the witch face and hands and also not pictured is a plastic black table cloth all for a buck! :D didn't get any during pics but it sure was quite a mess...I'm sorry you missed it! 
And the finished product...whatcha think? I would've done it outside to make better pics and less mess but let's face it it's still August and I'm 9 mos pregnant! I hope everyone enjoyed my little creepy witch! Can't wait for the trick or treaters!!!!! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Spaghetti cheese wieners!


My son And I saw this idea on Pinterest. Of course we had to try it for ourselves. We changed the sauce to cheese sauce just used shredded cheese and a little milk melted together made perfect harmony.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ninja turtle piñata


Using the same concept as the angry birds piñata from last year (the balloon with paper mâché) Made a new birthday piñata in green for my sons 5th birthday party! It was an absolute blast and I only got a few pics of the things I made because it was a little hectic! Sorry for no tutorials! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Flip Flop Wreath Time!

Bought bunches of flip flops from the Dollar Tree and our local craft store for .50-1.00 a pair and I went crazy with my hot glue gun! Once I made the first one everyone in my family wanted one and so I get to see my work on everyone's door when I visit! Brings a smile to my face!
 The flowers and butterflies were also purchased at the dollar tree! Along with the "JEWELS"
 The bows are made from tulle from the craft store! So easy to make and a great way to show how ready for warmer weather you are! ;-)

DIY Baby mobile!

I have recently learned that my husband and I are expecting a baby girl in september! I decided I am super excited to get to craft cute girly things! I made this mobile out of a hat washer fishing line and some flowers I put together from dollar store floral arrangements.




 It wasn't as simple as I thought it'd be but the finished product was sure worth it! I used hot glue to secure the strings and the flowers to the strings.

It really came out much better than I expected and I am super excited for the baby to get here now!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The crafty housemom: Easter crafting

The crafty housemom: Easter crafting

Easter crafting

I love to decorate on a budget! These are some inexpensive ways I chose to decorate using those cheap Easter eggs this year! I hope you enjoy! (The lights were made using a sauntering iron to make holes in the eggs to string onto white lights)











Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines day chocolate bark

I was looking for an easy way to make everyone on my list happy this valentines day! Finally I found it!!!! Got two different candi quicks baking chocolate pounds...one chocolate one vanilla. Also picked up some valentine morsels red and dark chocolate for the embellishments. All you do from there is melt your chocolates according to directions refrigerate after each layer (I did three...one small pink layer swirled with a fork) and add your embellishments before your final layer dries! Spruce it up a bit if you like!



1-pound chocolate candi quick
1-pound vanilla candi quick
1-bag valentine morsels
7-drops red food coloring









Saturday, January 26, 2013

Love day!

This is styrofoam as well....painted and mod podged on some printed out letters...looks like a real wooden sign!



Valentines day wreath

I recently acquired some styrofoam board that I was dying to make something out of! So I just cut a circle in one and decided to do up a valentine wreath! Just bought some dollar tree supplies and hot glued them on....and here is the finished product! Cute huh?