Category: Craft Projects

Hand Stamped Penny Keychain

Hand Stamped Penny Keychain

Make your own hand stamped penny keychain with names, monograms, birth dates, or anniversaries to have an everyday reminder of the special people in your life. Makes a great DIY gift for Father’s Day or Mother’s Day. Up until last weekend, I’ve used the same key ring for nearly 15 years! It was a little metal

DIY Personalized Cutting Boards

DIY Personalized Cutting Boards

I’m so happy with how my first wood burning projects turned out! These diy personalized cutting boards can be done in so many creative ways for yourself or as a gift. You know I had a hard time forcing myself not to do a monogram! Next time… *Some supplies links may be linking to affiliate links

Star Wars Craft with Perler Beads

Star Wars Craft with Perler Beads

A few weeks ago I dragged Carter to the craft store with me as I got some other craft supplies. I had to convince him with the promise that we’d find something cool we could do. We decided to make some Star Wars characters out of Perler beads.   Finding craft projects for boys can be somewhat

Kiss Me, I’m Iowish

Kiss Me, I’m Iowish

Whether you’re Irish or not, who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day? With a name like Erin, I kind of have to have some sort of allegiance to Ireland. Plus, who doesn’t love a holiday filled with mint desserts and beer!? Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday this year, I’ll be working. I decided

Inspiration Metal Stamped Wrap Bracelet

Inspiration Metal Stamped Wrap Bracelet

I tried my hand at metal stamping again, this time to recreate the metal stamped leather wrap bracelet with inspirational phrases rather than birth dates. I just love how they turned out! As I was making the ones with birth dates as gifts,  I started thinking about making them with words or phrases. I had the

Framed Button Monogram

Framed Button Monogram

One of my first pins on my initial decor board on Pinterest was a button monogram. After finishing my monogram mantel, I’ve slowed down on my monogram wall art projects, but I’ve been looking for a good reason to make a button initial. I recently found a great excuse to make one, as a gift

Tooth Fairy Pocket

Tooth Fairy Pocket

These tooth fairy pockets are a great tradition to use for keeping the magic of the tooth fairy fun and simple. Step-by-step instructions for both sew and no sew versions. We’ve hit a new milestone in our house, Carter just lost his first baby tooth over the weekend. It’s been loose for a few months

Beer Coaster Shadow Box

Beer Coaster Shadow Box

This beer coaster shadow box has been on my to do list for a while, pretty much from the moment I finished the wine cork holder shadow box. My husband and I both enjoy craft breweries and regional brews, so we always try to remember to bring a coaster back with us from the breweries

Super Hero Capes for Kids

Super Hero Capes for Kids

Step-by-step instructions on making super hero capes for your kids. Plus, check out a great cause for making capes for a good cause! I’ve had Superhero Capes on my crafting to do list for a while, but I hadn’t gotten around to making any until I ran across a program featured in FamilyFun Magazine’s December/January

Metal Stamped Leather Wrap Bracelet

Metal Stamped Leather Wrap Bracelet

Make a metal stamped leather wrap bracelet using special dates like kids birth dates, spouses birth dates, an anniversary or other dates you want to commemorate.    This might be one of my all time favorite gifts that I’ve ever made! I’m sure that won’t be the last time I say that, but this one