Bird Ornaments ~ Family Craft

 

It is always fun to do various crafts with the kids!

Here is a simple craft that you can do and either keep for yourselves or give it to the nature lovers in your family.

 

You’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup

  • 4 cups birdseed

  • Cooking spray

  • A straw

  • string or ribbon

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Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup.

  2. Add birdseed to the mixture and stir in well.

  3. Spray the mold with cooking spray and fill with bird seed mixture. Level it in the mold.

  4. Cut the straw into 2” segments.  Use the straw to punch a hole into the mixture.  Make sure the hole goes all of the way through and leave the straw in the ornament, so that the mixture will dry around the hole.  This is where you will tie your ribbon to hang the ornament.

  5. Leave the molds to dry for 2-3 hours.  Then, gently remove the molds and straws.

  6. Leave the ornaments to cure overnight.

  7. Tie the string through the hole in the ornaments and you’re done. (it is really difficult to do this part while still wet so best to do this last)

#DIY Vicks Shower Pucks

 

 

Cold season is hear among us again!

Doing this DIY idea should help.

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Vicks Shower Pucks

What You Need:

1 Cup Baking soda
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/3 – 1/2 Cup Water
2 – 3 tsp Vicks vapor rub

 

 

Directions:

Heat water enough to melt vicks in. Add in baking soda and cornstarch and mix into a think paste, if you need to add more water. Line a muffin tin with paper cups, fill each cup about half way with mixture. Let dry overnight. Remove from paper cups when discs are hard and store in an airtight container.

 

How to use:  Put these in the bottom of your shower and let them melt away while you have a hot shower. Leaves you feeling less stuffy and helps to clear up colds faster.

10 Fall Activities For Kids #baking #crafts

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Fall is coming, and it is coming up fast!

Fall is my favourite season. My husband and I got married in the fall.

I love the leaves turning, the cooler days and the smells of it!

I decided to make a Fall Bucket List with all the fun things I want to try with my kids!

Make Caramel Apples ~ Cooking Light

Make Apple Cloud Dough~ Growing Up Jeweled Rose

apple scented cloud dough activity

Make Maple Leaf Sugar Cookies ~ Happy Little Messes

Make Pumpkin Night Lights ~ Domestic Goddesque

Make an Apple Themed Sensory Box ~ Pink and Green Mama

Skull Treat Boxes ~ Martha Stewart

Ghost Lollipops ~ Passion for Parties

Monster Hands ~ Scrumdilly-doo

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Stained Glass Fall Leaves ~ Mom on Time Out

Salt Art Pumpkins ~ Creatively Blooming

Easy #DIY Fall Decorating Projects

 

 

 

Fall is in there Air!

Here are some easy DIY projects:

Make a leafy monogram to hang on your door for a touch of fall flair.

canadian basicsMake a papier-mache letter and paint it. let dry, then hot-glue dried or silk leaves to the layer in letters.

Hot-glue a wire loop to the back of the door for hanging.

 

 

 

 

 

In the top of a miniature pumkin, carve a small hole wide and deep enough to hold a votive candle.

For a rustic look, display your creation in a wire jar holder.canadian basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian BasicsClear glass containers show off both the flicker of candles as well as the colorful materials around them.

Nestle a candle in popcorn kernels or candy corn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Simple DIY Project Ideas We Love!

body pillow

Sew 4 or 5 pillows together to make your own body pillow – perfect for sleepovers!

 

 

 

bike racks

 

Wooden pallets make excellent summer bike racks for the home or cabin!

 

 

curling iron holder

 

 

Traveling ? Protect your curling iron with this super cute homemade holder!

 

 

 

 

 

shoe storage

 

Too many shoes?  Us too!

Some PVC piping and a hot glue gun and VOILA!  Instant shoe storage!

 

 

 

 

 

Have some other great ideas for DIY projects or frugal living tips?

 

5 Easy #DIY Projects

5 Insanely Easy DIY Projects

 

1. Make a Sharpie Mug

mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Make Your Own Spray Paint

Mix 2 parts acrylic paint with 1 part water in a small spray bottle

spraypaint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Coffee Bean Tealights

The warmth of the candle makes the coffee beans smell amazing!

tealights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Sew 5 pillows together to make a body pillow!

body pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.Glue wine corks in a picture frame to make a bulletin board.

 

corks

 

#DIY Watering Globe

DIY Watering Globes

 

Going away for a week and worried about your house plants?

 

beckUse your old glass bottles from your beer, pop bottles etc.

Fill with water and stick the spout in the dirt.

Going away even longer? Use a wine bottle.

These bottles are free and most of us have some sort of bottle in our recycling box.

The best part is these bottles are free and save us from spending money on watering globes.

An easy DIY tip that will help keep your plants alive when you aren’t home!

Make Your Own Nail Polish Remover Jar! #DIY

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nail polish remover jar

 

 

Purchase sponges and nail polish remover from the dollar store

Either use a clean jar you have or purchase one also from the dollar store.

When it runs out just add more nail polish remover. (Change the sponge after  month or so of uses)

 

 

#DIY Ideas To Organize Your Home

 

 

These DIY hacks are a great way to organize your home. 

Simple to do and low cost! 

Don’t like Whiteboards? Use a picture frame glass. Find one to match your room and hang it.

whiteboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize flip flops or flats with letter organizers.

flip flop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize snacks for the kids with a shoe organizer.

snack organizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most people don’t use cd racks anymore. So turn your cd rack into a organizer for your bathroom!

cd organizer