Category Archives: DIY

How To Clean Your Child’s Bath Toys

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I don’t know about anybody else, but my son’s bath toys get disgusting after a few uses.

I discovered this method of cleaning them… give it a try at least once a month & let me know how it works for you!

For every gallon of water you would like to use, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar.

It’s that cheap & easy!

Enjoy!

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Etsy

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For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Etsy, you are missing out!

This is one of my absolute favorite websites!!!

Whether you’re incredibly crafty & looking for a place to post your products & make a little extra cash, or you’re the average joe, like myself, just looking for a little something with a more personal touch… this is a great site to check out!

Click on the icon above to start taking full advantage of everything handmade!

My personal favorite thing to search out on this site is handmade military swag. I’ve gotten some pretty adorable things ranging from nametap bracelets to military make up bags!

You will not be disappointed!

Check it out!!

Magnetic Make-up Board

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I have boys that like to get into my make-up & destroy it. I also don’t have a lot of counter space or drawers in my bathroom (that I share with my 2 little boys & husband)!

So, you can imagine my dilemma!

I took a baking pan & covered the bottom with fabric & used spray adhesive glue to secure it in place.

I then glued magnets to the backs of my most commonly used make-up items.

I nailed the pan HIGH above my medicine cabinet (sooo far out of reach from my boys).

Voila!

Space & make-up saver.

Tip: If I make another one of these I would use a flat baking sheet & spray paint it a cute color & apply a gloss spray over it.

Enjoy!

Ugly Old Pillows Made Pretty!

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I had some extremely ugly, old throw pillows that were passed down to me. I needed the pillows, but I couldn’t stand looking at mine anymore.

Instead of spending a ton of money on new ones, I went & grabbed some more appealing looking fabric & sewed it over the pillows.

Super simple solution!

This is my first sewing job ever, so I’m just happy it wasn’t a complete fail.

Not bad for a first attempt!

Now I just need a new couch…. :0)

The Boredom Jar

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Just made this today for my boys.

My oldest is only 3 & has already nailed the “I’m bored” expression.

This is the perfect fix.

Inside I printed a bunch of ideas on slips of paper for the boys to do during dull moments. I mounted them on scrapbook paper & then used contact paper to sandwich them inside to make them last longer.

Soooo easy & looks really cute!

Clipboard Art Wall

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I needed a new way to display my boys’ artwork.

So…

I decided to take 2 decorative clipboards & nail them to my wall. The clipboard allows me to easily change & update the artwork.

I put each of my kids names above their clipboard to make it easy to tell whose is whose.

I’m also going to get Wooden letters to put above the display to spell out ART.