Mason Jar Desk Organizer

 My kiddos actually head back to school the end of this week!  I know!  This mason jar desk organizer will make a perfect back to school teacher gift this year.  A couple of jars turn into a desk organizer for teacher or for YOU!  Add this project to your must make list.  Be sure to pick the colors that will coordinate with your home decor if you are keeping this one.  Y’all organization in mason jars is my favorite type of organizing.  But you are not surprised right?  This post is a part of my design team status with DecoArt and I am compensated for my participation.  However all projects and opinions are my own. 

  Mason Jar Desk Organizer -- make your own back to school teacher gift with this craft tutorial.  An adorable way to add some organization to any desk.

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Vacation Memory Box

Summer is not complete without some sweet vacation memories.  Store all of those away in a vacation memory box this year.  They can be on display yet still out of sight.  This is also a great project for a camp.  Kids can make their own boxes and then stow away their camp souvenirs before heading home.  This is part of the Craft Lightning camp crafts edition this week.  If you have missed any of the fun, be sure to check out the round up from day 1day 2,  day 3, day 4, and day 5.  If you want a chance to be featured here this week, link up your camp crafts to the Craft Lightning linky party.  Now lets make a box to store some memories.

This post is part of my design team status with DecoArt and I am compensated for my participation.  All projects and opinions are my own however.

Vacation Memory Box --- fill this box with vacation mementos, add the date on the front, and a picture on top.  Your vacation memories can be displayed in any room in your home. [Read more...]

Dip Dyed Burlap Bag

 It is time once again for a fun camp crafts tutorial.  This time I am sharing my dip dyed burlap bag.  This is a fun project where you can see the difference between the area that has been in the dye and the area that has been out of it.  Sort of a science experiment for kids (or adults!).  You can see more quick and easy camp crafts by checking out the round ups from day 1, day 2day 3, day 4, and day 5.  Also be sure to link any quick camp crafts that you have up to our Craft Lightning linky party.  For now get ready to dip dye!

  Dip Dyed Burlap Bag -- dye a fun burlap bag in just a few minutes with this simple (and quick!) craft tutorial!

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Plastic Canvas Storage Boxes

 Welcome to the camp crafts edition of Craft Lightning.  My first quick and easy craft is these plastic canvas storage boxes.  These are perfect for a summer kids camp because they are easy to make and the kids will love to take them home.  You can download my free template below and have all of the pieces cut for the campers.  Then they just use some basic sewing skills to finish off the box.  They will have fun and learn a little something in the process.  You can also make a bunch of these for your child’s room or even to use as party favor boxes.  This tutorial was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed however I thought I would add it here in case y’all missed it.  You can also link up your projects to the Craft Lightning linky party for a chance to be featured here all week.  Head on over and link up YOUR easy camp crafts!  

If you have missed any of the fun this week, catch up with the features from day 1, day 2,  day 3, day 4, and day 5.

  Plastic Canvas Storage Boxes -- a great craft for kids at summer camp or anytime of the year.  Helps to teach basic sewing skills as well.

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Mini Book with Printable Lunch Love Notes

My contributor Jen Goode from 100 Directions is back today with some printable lunch love notes that y’all are going to want to see.  Print these fun notes, add to a mini book, and make your kids smile for back to school!  I love the idea of popping a fun note each day into their lunch box!  

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy project you can create using printable lunch love notes I’ve designed. The kids can help or you can make this as a gift to give to your kids – secret love notes for their lunch! I love this project because it’s simple but a super fun way to let someone know you are thinking of them. Don’t forget to add your own notes and embellishments for a personalized touch!

Make a mini book filled with love

Make a mini book filled with love

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School Supplies Tower @DollarGeneral #dollargeneral

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

So back to school time is approaching fast around here as we go back the first of next month.  I had an idea for a school supplies tower that would be a fun gift for the teacher on the first day of school.  Teachers always need school supplies and this is a super creative way to package those up for gift giving.  Don’t worry this one is super easy to make! 

School Supplies Tower Teacher Gift -- make this fun gift for back to school.  Every teacher needs school supplies!

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Quick and Easy Nautical Art

 I have a super quick and easy project for you today.  This nautical art is perfect for bathrooms, beach houses, or any beach themed room that you have in your home.  This one was first posted over at Buttons Galore and More last year but I am reposting it here because it still looks lovely in my bathroom!  Grab those starfish and get crafty.

 Nautical Art -- a quick and easy way to make beach themed art for your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

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Organizing Spices in Mason Jars

 Is your spice drawer a mess?  I have a great solution for you!  Organizing spices in mason jars.  However my version has a unique twist with chalkboard that makes this idea even better.  This one was first posted over at the Darice blog however I wanted to share it here in case you missed it.  I have been living with this mason jar spice organizer for over 3 months and it really works for us.  I hope it will work for you as well. 

Organizing spices with mason jars -- learn how to use mason jars and chalkboard paper to organize your spice drawers.  A great kitchen organization idea!

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Refrigerator Command Center

 Everyone that has kids knows that there are schedules and paper everywhere.  In order to keep it all corralled and somewhat organized, I came up with this refrigerator command center.  We had a big empty area on the side of our refrigerator just begging to get clean and organized.  This is a project that won’t take you much time to complete but will reward you with time when you don’t have to search for those pesky doctor reminder cards or the latest sports schedule.

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Make this: Outdoor Serving Tray

 I made this outdoor serving tray for the DecoArt blog over a year ago.  It has held up so well and has been so useful around our home that I thought I would share it here today.   I am a part of the DecoArt design team however all projects and opinions are my own.  Are you ready to make your own version of this outdoor serving tray?  I promise it is not as hard as it looks!

Make this Outdoor Serving Tray -- turn a thrift store tray into a fun accessory for your outdoor entertaining area with these instructions.

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