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How to Plan an Amazing Baby Shower for Under $100

by Lindsay Allyn on 05/08/18



How to Plan an Amazing Baby Shower for Under $100
Throwing a baby shower? Here's some inexpensive ideas to stay on budget! 


Planing a baby shower doesn't need to cost a fortune! This post is full of ideas to help you keep on your budget, no matter how tight it is! If you're willing to put in the time, you CAN throw an amazing party, with: invitations, party decor, food, games, favor gifts and even something special for the bride -- all for under $100! 

Mother's Day Handmade Gift Guide DIY Edition

by Lindsay Allyn on 05/07/18



DIY Mother's Day Gift Guide
Looking to make something special for Mom this year? You won't want to miss this round-up of handmade gift tutorials! 




"To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world." - Unknown



I think we can all agree -- Moms are pretty amazing! I know mine is! And although they deserve to be loved, doted on, and spoiled 365 days a year, one day in particular is, rightfully so, set aside just for them. Mother's Day. 

My mother and I are separated by 2,255.6 miles, (I'm in Washington, she's in Michigan) so I don't usually get to spend the day with her, but I do enjoy picking out or making something fun to send her way, and we always enjoy a nice long chat on the phone.

If your mom is anything like mine, she's going to love whatever you get her, but it's always fun to give her something a little extra special -- like handmade -- so I've put together a couple of posts I think you're really going to enjoy.

This post is all about DIY projects and is a great resource for presents you can make. All the handcrafted gifts on this page include tutorials so you can follow along and create your own. Don't forget to report back on how yours turns out in the comments at the bottom of this page! As bloggers, it totally makes our day to see people enjoying projects we've shared. :)   

If you're looking for something handmade -- but not by you -- check out this post! It's a collection of some really amazing gifts made by some of my favorite artisans! 

Mother's Day Handmade Gift Guide - Shoppers Edition

by Lindsay Allyn on 05/07/18



Mother's Day Gift Guide
These wonderful handmade finds were hand selected with Mothers in mind! 



This "Shopper's Edition" of our Mother's Day Gift Guide is filled with handmade items you can order for the special Mom(s) in your life.  If you're looking to DIY a special keepsake, check out the Makers Edition of our Mother's Day Gift Guide here!

With handmade creations from the US as well as across the pond, and even some digital downloads, you're sure to find something amazing for the Mom(s) in your life, no matter where she lives!

Terrarium Picture Frame Upcycle

by Lindsay Allyn on 05/07/18



Terrarium 
Picture Frame Upcycle
Budget friendly and eco friendly, this air plant terrarium is super easy to make and even easier to maintain


Air plants are all the rage these days -- They are low maintenance, don't need dirt, and can be displayed in all sorts of fun ways! 

I put this terrarium together using some picture frames and a few other supplies plus an afternoon of my time. I absolutely loved how it turned out and wanted to share! Other than the moss and plants, it only cost me a few dollars to make, so it's super budget friendly and would make a wonderful gift or addition to your own homes decor. 

Share Some Love this Valentine's Day with Handmade Gifts

by Lindsay Allyn on 01/06/18

Share Some Love this Valentine's Day with Handmade Gifts
Craft projects for adults and kids that won't break the bank!

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New Year's has just barely come and gone, and I'm already super excited about Valentine's Day! I mean, a day that's all about showering the people you care about with love and kindness?! What's not to love about that? 

I also love that it's a holiday that's fun for all ages. Whether you're 6, 16 or 60, there's something about it to enjoy! If you're going on a date with a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, spending it with friends, school mates, or your family, it's just fun to focus on love for a day!

Sharing gifts is a fun way to celebrate the day, but it shouldn't cost a fortune.  Going handmade is a great way to give wonderful presents to those you care about without breaking the bank.



If you're looking for some great DIY options, check out our tutorial library by clicking the "Craft Tutorials" link up top (or click here.) Our Handmade bird feeders tutorial is one of our most popular pages and is a great option for neighbors, co-workers, friends and teachers! You can make a batch of 12 for about $5 and they are fun to customize with dried fruits and berries. You can get the complete recipe and tutorial here.

If you like handmade projects you may also enjoy our soy-wax candle tutorial. This gift is great for beginners and experienced candle makers, but beware -- soy candle making is ADDICTIVE! I went through over 100 pounds of soy wax in the first year I was making candles! A super fun and rewarding hobby for sure. There are so many fragrance oils out there to experiment with! If you like sweets and treats, check out the Cookies & Cakes oil set on Amazon. It comes with Chocolate Chip Cookie, Sugar Cookies, Cupcake, Brownie, Snickerdoodle, and Coffee Cake. If you prefer flowers, I recommend this floral set by P&J Trading Company. It comes with Violet, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Freesia, and Gardenia! All great choices for Valentine's day! To download our candle making e-book for free, click here.



If you're looking for some fun projects to do with the kids this Valentine's Day, click here. I've put together a resource page of fun craft projects for kids of all ages (though some may require a little help). There're just as much fun to create as they are to receive, and definitely budget friendly

I'd love to see what projects you're working on for Valentine's Day this year! Stop by our community page on Facebook and share pics of your latest Make or comment below!


Happy crafting!