Crate Tables FOUR Ways

 I have been in love with the idea of creating crate tables.  Crates are readily available now and are super sturdy.  Lets put them to the test and create four ways to use them for side tables….indoors or out!  These four ideas are just the beginning.  What other way can you think of to use crates for furniture?  It is such a great look and super inexpensive.  This post was first posted over at the Darice blog as part of my design team status but I am sharing it here in case you missed it. 

Crate Side Tables Four Ways -- four ways to use crates to create side tables indoors or out!

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Bird Seed Monogram

 Grab the kids and make one more craft together before the end of summer.  This bird seed monogram is a wonderful addition to the outdoors.  It is easy for kids to make plus the birds will love this little gift once you hang it in a tree.  This tutorial was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I am posting it here in case you missed it.   

Bird Seed Monogram -- a fun craft project that the kids will love.  Make this bird feeder together then watch the birds!

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Glass Buoy Vase Filler Knock Off

 I love glass buoys.  I have wanted some for forever.  So when I saw a glass buoy vase filler in the Pottery Barn catalog I knew it was destiny.  That is until I saw the price.  Surely there is a way to knock this off for less?  Oh yes.  There is.  This tutorial was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed as part of my design team status.  I am compensated for my participation however all projects and opinions are my own.

Glass Buoy Vase Filler Knock Off -- learn how to make your own version of the popular Pottery Barn item in just a few minutes.  

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Patriotic Sundae Party

 I have a super simple idea for a summer or Fourth of July party for you today.  Set up this patriotic sundae bar at your bash.  Kids and adults alike will love making their own sundaes.  The bonus is that the guests serve themselves so you just need to set it up and walk away.  I used some supplies from my sponsor Online Labels to dress up my event.  You can find the links to the products below however all opinions and projects are my own.  

Patriotic Sundae Party -- throw a simple ice cream party with these fun ideas.  Perfect for summer or the Fourth of July.

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Printable Lemonade Stand Kit for Kids

We have Jen Goode from 100 Directions with us again this month.  This time she has a printable lemonade stand kit that y’all will love.  Seriously love.  Grab the kids and sell some lemonade this summer!    

Finally summer is here! The Ice cream truck has started coming by, flowers are blooming and there’s no more worry of a late Colorado frost. So you know the kids are going to be looking for things to do. Lemonade stand to the rescue! Today I’m sharing a cute Lemonade Stand printable kit the kids can use to decorate their new sales venue. The kit comes complete with a sign, straw flags and a pennant garland. Print out as many as you’d like and start shouting about the best stand on the block!

Printable Lemonade Stand Kit designed by Jen Goode

Printable Lemonade Stand Kit designed by Jen Goode

Materials you need:

Decorate your own Lemonade Stand:

  1. Download and print the Lemonade Stand kit by Jen Goode. I printed two sheets of the pennants and flags so I’d have 8 pennants to decorate our little table.
  2. Cut out the pennants. Punch holes in the top corners. String together with ribbon to create garland and hang, adhering in place with tape.
  3. Cut out the flags, apply glue to half of the back side. Wrap around a straw, press and hold to adhere. Make sure you get a little glue on the straw so the flag stays in place on the straw and not just wrapped around it.
Decorate your lemonade stand

Decorate your lemonade stand

I only printed one sign for our stand and then attached it with the garland, but you can print out as many signs as you’d like. Advertise around the neighborhood or make picket style carrying signs for extra fun. There’s space on the sign to write in your own price too!

Printable pennant garland for your lemonade stand

Printable pennant garland for your lemonade stand

 

Decorate the straws with little paper flags

Decorate the straws with little paper flags

 

Straw flags for your lemonade stand

Straw flags for your lemonade stand

You can add all kinds of extra decorations to spruce up your stand. I added a little blue tablecloth to our table – it was either that or paint the thing, it was awful! Get creative and have fun – I’d love to hear what you come up with. I hope you have piles of quarters at the end of the day!

Thank you so much Jen for sharing your lemonade stand for kids today!  Y’all head on over to 100 Directions for tons more fun projects, printables, and crafts!  

Backyard Teepee from #dollargeneral

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I always like to throw in a few projects in the summer that my kids will enjoy.  This backyard teepee idea was one of those.  My son loved helping with this project.  He is nine and loves to build things so this one was perfect.  You can assemble this entire teepee in less than 30 minutes with no tools and all with items from Dollar General.  You think that is impossible?  Let me show you that it is in fact possible!

Backyard Teepee from Dollar General -- a fun way to spend an hour and build a teepee in your backyard. Let the summer fun roll with this project the kids can join in!

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Make this: Hexagon Wind Chimes

 I have a fun way to make your own hexagon wind chimes today.  This is part of the Craft Lightning series where I post a 15 minute craft every morning.  Then every afternoon I post a round up of quick crafts from around the web.  If you want a chance to be featured, there is still time to link up YOUR quick crafts to our Craft Lightning linky party.    For today’s project, I wanted to do an outdoor craft with my DecoArt Patio Paints.  I am on their design team which is amazing but as always all projects and opinions you see here are all mine.  Hexagons are becoming super popular and I see them everywhere.  Here a simple hexagon pencil cup becomes hexagon wind chimes with this craft tutorial.
If you missed any of the Craft Lightning fun, be sure to check out the quick crafts from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.

Make this:  Hexagon Wind Chimes -- a super simple way to make your own wind chimes this summer.

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Strawberry Freezer Jam with Free Printable Labels

I am kicking off Craft Lightning week today with my strawberry freezer jam plus some free printable labels for you.  This week I am posting a craft each morning that takes 15 minutes or less to complete for Craft Lightning.  Each afternoon I will be posting a round up of quick crafts from around the web.  You can be featured here as well!  Just link up any craft that takes 15 minutes or less to complete to our Craft Lightning linky party.  Now are you ready for my secrets to making strawberry freezer jam?  And I have a bonus of some great free printable labels for you as well.  This post is party of my monthly sponsored series from Online Labels.  I will tell you more about how to shop there for labels to fit the tops of your jars below.
If you missed any of the Craft Lightning fun, be sure to check out the quick crafts from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.

Strawberry Freezer Jame with Free Printable Labels -- get secrets for making great strawberry freezer jam plus some free printable labels for adding to your jars.   [Read more...]

Sea Glass Mason Jar

 This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Krazy Glue for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have an amazing summer craft for you today.  My sea glass mason jar is gorgeous and super easy to make.  Put that collection of sea glass from the beach to good use by making one or more of these gorgeous candle holders.  The bonus part of this project is that you don’t have to caulk or grout anything!  Plus I am going to show you how to bond all of this without the candle melting any hot glue.  How you ask?  Read on to find out.

sea glass mason jar

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