New Uses for Old Books


  Back in the day when I had a little more time on my hands (pre-kid), I use to visit estate sales and antique stores and loved to pick up old books.  Though I am in the app and eBook world - I still love to open a new or old book!  Though some old books are beyond repair they can still be used in crafts.  Below are some fun crafts you can do with the kids or give out as gifts to friends, teachers or family members who share your love of books. Enjoy!        Art Project For Kids: I love this idea from Art Project For Kids!  Use old books and paint some pictures using watercolors.  Would make a wonderful gift for Mother's Day!  Read more at Art Projects For Kids.       Handmade Shadow Boxes: Can you say love at first sight?!  I LOVE this idea from Sweet Paul Mag that showcases a 17 year old girl's creation!  This is actually … [Read more...]

DIY Craft Ideas for School Gifts and Supplies


My daughter loves to do crafts, draw pictures, build Lego's, and play Minecraft on the iPad. If it is something she can create and build - she is game!  I found some cute DIY gift and school supply ideas to do with the kids on a lazy day.  There are only a few weeks left for most before school starts so enjoy this free time together.  Here are some of my favorites ideas that could also be used as gifts such as the painted storage jars and alphabet vase or to organize your children's school supplies with the colorful supply caddy.       Painted Storage Jars: To create your own animal topped storage jars, grab old plastic toys, some super glue and some spray paint. Et voilà!  We have so many plastic animals laying around this will be an easy craft to do!  Just recycle spaghetti glass jars and you are set - you just need to pick up some spray paint at the … [Read more...]