Duck Tape® Mini Instant Photo Frames – #TheDuckAtWalmart

Duck Tape® Mini Instant Photo Frames and Magnets - #TheDuckAtWalmart

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm so excited! I made my very first Duck Tape® creation! I bet everyone who creates something with Duck Tape® gets excited! I'm not sure if it's because of the great collection of Duck Tape® patterns and colors or it's because of how easy it is to create stuff with it?! What do you think? I went to Walmart a few weeks ago, I was in the paint section of the store when I noticed the Duck Tape® section! I was amazed with … {continue reading}

Decorative Eggs with paint and ribbon – 12 Easter Crafts

Decorative Eggs - Easter Eggs

Decorative Easter Eggs ~ Guess what we did this weekend? We decorated more eggs!! We didn’t do much Easter crafts last year, so we are making up for it this year! hehe :) I came across these cute farm eggs and I loved the way they were decorated. I used them as inspiration to create ours. Decorative Easter Eggs Supplies: – Brown eggs (Extra large or jumbo eggs. Don’t forget to empty them.) – Acrylic paint – Decorative ribbon (I got my ribbon from May Arts: Wired String with Mini Raffia Bows in Natural and Sheer Box Pleat Ribbon in … {continue reading}

Baking Soda Easter Eggs { Easter Ornaments }

Baking Soda Easter Eggs - Easter Crafts

Baking Soda Easter Eggs ~ I’ve been wanting to make salt dough ornaments for a while now and when I looked at the recipes I was kind of disappointed with how long they take to make. Ok, they aren’t long to make, but require many hours in the oven. When you have kids who are excited to make something, waiting 3 hours plus cooling time.. is just too long. I was really excited when I came across a Baking Soda Dough recipe from UrbanBlissLife!! I actually featured her recipe back in December at From Dream To Reality. She had created … {continue reading}

Gold Pencils + 15 Gold Projects

Gold Pencils - So fun to decorate

A few weeks back I shared a fun family craft: Decorative Pencils. I had so much fun creating them with my family, that I decided to make some more, but in the gold color scheme. These pencils are great for St. Patrick’s Day, New Years and even for themed parties! Gold Pencils Supplies: – Wood Pencils – Natural (You can use regular pencils if you sand the varnish off them.) – Gold Acrylic Paint – White Acrylic Paint – Gold Glitter Paint – Patterning Tape – Paint Brush – Old Pencil or chopstick – Gold Decorative Trim, ribbon or thread … {continue reading}

Art of Marbling with Craft Paints – Martha Stewart Crafts

Fabric Wall Hanging with Marbling Technique

I was watching a home decorating television show a couple of weeks ago that showed marbling art. I had never heard of marbling before and thought it looked really interesting, something that could also be fun to do with children. I was just sooo excited when I saw that Martha Stewart Living’s March Issue had a section on Marbling! Art of Marbling There’s something peaceful about marbling. I love the flow of the colors and the lines. The fact that no two piece can be identical, just makes it that much more magical. Here’s a gorgeous photo of fabric that has … {continue reading}

Decorative Pencils – Family Friendly Craft #SlowCookFun

Decorative Pencils - Family Craft - thediydreamer.com

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Club House #SlowCookFun sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank-you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. As most of you know, we LOVE crafting as a family.. even my husband joins in sometimes. We can spend an entire day just crafting and making a mess (a fun mess of course). Crafting is fun, but even more fun when you can do it an entire day and not worry about supper. Lucky for me, I have a slow cooker and Club House … {continue reading}

Romantic Lace Candle Holders

Romantic Lace Candle Holders - thediydreamer.com

Looking for Valentine’s Day decoration ideas? How about making Romantic Lace Candle Holders? They are oh so pretty and require a minimum amount of supplies. PLUS you can use the same technique on various surfaces like ceramic and you can also use ribbon instead of lace to decorate! Romantic Lace Candle Holders Supplies: – Candle Holders – Lace Trim – Découpage Multi-Surface Durable Matte Finish (I used the Martha Stewart Crafts brand.) – Découpage Brush – Scissors – Wax Paper Instructions: Step 1: Take out the lace trim you would like to use on your candle holder. Wrap it around … {continue reading}

Beautiful Valentine Crafts – Unique Ideas

Clip-on Hearts made from paper clips

I was so excited when I received the January/February issue of Martha Stewart Living! This issue is filled with unique Valentine crafts and yummy recipes that you can make for your loved ones. Doesn’t that waffle look delicious?! I’m planning on making some on Valentine’s Day for my little family! Yummy! Beautiful Valentine Crafts Fabric Envelope Are you planning on writing a love letter to you special someone for Valentine’s Day? How about placing it inside a DIY fabric envelope that you created using scrap fabric? You can get the step by step tutorial right here: Fabric Envelope Clip-on Hearts I just adore … {continue reading}

Stylish Bobby Pins – DIY Hair Jewels

Stylish Bobby Pins - DIY Hair Jewels - thediydreamer.com

I’ve been working on little gifts for my daughters for Valentine’s Day. I’ve already made them Charm Necklaces ($3 each) that I’m quite proud of. I also wanted to make something for them to put in their hair. That’s when I decided I would make them Stylish Bobby Pins. These cute little hair pins are VERY EASY and inexpensive to make! Oh and very quick to put together. I already had bobby pins on hand (they had cost me $1 for a pack) and I bought the pack of jewels for $1 at the dollar store. Of course you also … {continue reading}

How to make Rockstar Jewelry

How to make Rockstar Jewelry - thediydreamer.com

Do you have a wanna be Rockstar in your life? I have the perfect little tutorial for you! I made Rockstar Jewelery for Gabrielle the other day and I can’t wait to surprise her with her very own Rock Star jewelry set! I came across these little charms as I was shopping for Valentine charms that I used to create the DIY Charm Necklaces. I just couldn’t leave the store without buying them, I just knew that they would be perfect for Gabrielle. Not only were they cute, but only $3.97. With the little kit I could make one necklace … {continue reading}

$3 DIY Charm Necklace Tutorial

$3 DIY Charm Necklace Tutorial - thediydreamer.com

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I decided it was time to start putting together little gifts for Gabrielle and Emanuelle. They have asked me on several occasions for charm necklaces (they already have charm bracelets). So yesterday I headed out to purchase supplies to make some for them. And this is how the necklaces turned out: I made two identical charms necklaces for $3 each!! I picked up the supplies at my local Walmart. The chain was $4 (enough to make 4 necklaces!) and it came with the necessary supplies to put it together. I also picked up two key-chain … {continue reading}