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The Imagination Tree: Salt Dough Footprint Keepsakes. These little footprints were very easy and very cheap to make and will make perfect keepsake gifts for daddy this Father’s day!

The Imagination Tree: Salt Dough Footprint Keepsakes

Salt dough recipe: 1 cup salt 1 cup plain flour Half a cup of warm water Mix together into a large bowl and knead it until smooth and stretchy. Cakie loves the making and mixing part of creating play dough and salt dough and it is a fabulous messy, sensory play experience in its own right, as well as being great for measuring, counting and strengthening those all important hand muscles too! Once the dough was kneaded I divided it into equal parts and found a shallow bowl that was big enough to accommodate the full length of both girls’ feet. Most favorited all-time - page 2. 亲子育儿百科:轻松画樱花,这个主意不错吧家… 来自totogirl在堆糖网的分享.

30 Best Quotes in Pictures of the Week - May 05th to May 12th, 2012. 1. ”Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour…..” – Albert Einstein 2. ”When you can’t smoke” – Rory Sutherland 3. ”Death does not concern us…” – Epicurus 4. ”I think it’s better to have ideas.” – Chris Rock 5. ”You gotta be able to smile…”

30 Best Quotes in Pictures of the Week - May 05th to May 12th, 2012

Recipes, Crafts, Parties and Family Time Ideas. The Good Stuff Guide. How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser. I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces.

How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser

So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room. The gift-wrap comes in 20” x 28” sheets that cost $4.00 each. I needed 3 to cover the top of my dresser and the drawer pulls. Before This piece of hand me down furniture looks nice in this photo, but the top and left side have cracks in them.

Supplies Needed My color scheme for the room: white, beige, tan, black, and purple. I painted the dresser white first. Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. Thompson Family-Life: Because nothing says "I Love You"... ... like a panda and a fox {hearting} each other... oh, and a freebie. ;-) You can download it here.

Thompson Family-Life: Because nothing says "I Love You"...

This printable folding card and envelope design is my small way of saying "thank-you" for stopping by my blog (if you are new -hi! -, and especially if you've been following for a LONG time!) , for leaving sweet and helpful comments, for buying my products, and just generally being nice. Creating Your Quilt Foundation. Free Printables to Help Organize Your Life! As you know, I am a fan of organization.

Free Printables to Help Organize Your Life!

I'm also a fan of free printables. And I *Love* my blog readers. So I decided to create some free printable planning sheets for you to use. These would be great in your Home Management Binder or just on a clipboard in a handy place. Organizing with Hellen » Blog Archive » How to Avoid Traffic Jams When Travelling Down Memory Lane. Oh, the things that we keep. The other day, I found myself in our storage room, digging through bins and boxes. I was in the mood to get rid of stuff, in my on-going effort to create more breathing space down there (I admit – it’s an obsession). Although I was tempted to go through the kids’ boxes, I knew better than to do it without them.

I had to take a hard look at my own stuff. Take baby steps: Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.

Crayon Heart Valentines. 101 Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas. I’ve gathered some creative tutorials, free printables and just plain fabulous ideas to help make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet this year!

101 Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas

There’s a little something for your home, gifts for friends and ideas for your children to share at school. It doesn’t have to cost you a ton to make Valentine’s Day super fun. Many of the ideas here can be made without another trip to the store! Make it a handmade holiday! That should give you some ideas and make you look like the Creative Diva you really are…right?! Frugal Living by Sara Noel. Free Printable Storage Labels. Make It and Love It. DIY Bathroom Storage. How to make your own pore strips. You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop?

How to make your own pore strips

Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency. Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds. 30 Fun DIY Crafts To Keep You and the Family Busy During the Holidays. How to make gift bags from newspaper.

When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.

How to make gift bags from newspaper

I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold.

Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. Get Yo’ Nails Did. Okay, so we’re only three weeks in to this whole thing and I’m already showing you a tame look after I totally promised some of you that I’d do a newsprint nail tutorial this week.

Get Yo’ Nails Did

Newsprint we can do next week, but for right now I wanted/needed a manicure by a professional. The Cookes: Cookefam Free Printables. I am making several of the things I've designed in the past for my own use, available as downloads here on the blog. I have benefited from downloading graphics and design from others, so I thought I'd upload and share as well. This post will be available through the "printables" button on my sidebar for future reference. Please feel free to use these for your own projects, just don't repackage/redesign any part of them for sale or profit, please.

Paper_snowflake_how_to_template.pdf (application/pdf Object) 21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture. DIY Network - Home Improvement How-To & Remodeling Projects. Print Hula Hoop Rug Page. Vivian Schaffers (redbudmama) on Pinterest. Crafty.