Triplet Tote – Sewing 101 – My first real sewing project!

Triplet Tote - Sewing for beginners! Sewing 101 #sewing #sewingforbeginners #sewing101

I completed my very first real sewing project! YAY!! I’m so excited! Back in December 2012 my mother-in-law bought me the most AWESOME gift ever: my very first sewing machine! Even though this awesome sewing machine had Confidence in its name, it still didn’t give me confidence to sew! I’ve realized that my problem doesn’t really apply to the sewing part, but mostly about cutting the fabric. I’m worried that I will cut the fabric wrong and then have to scrap it. Fabric is soooo pretty and it would just break my heart to have to scrap it. ANYWAYS, I’m … {continue reading}

Silk Wrap Bracelets – Tutorial by my daughter Gabrielle

Silk Wrap Bracelet Tutorial

Silk Wrap Bracelets ~ A few weeks ago I mentioned to you that Gabrielle had been working on a fabulous school project that I couldn’t wait to share with you. I’m so excited to share it with you today or I should say I’m very excited that Gabrielle will be sharing it with you today! She worked really hard on her project and her hard work paid off. Hello I’m Gabrielle! I’m Christine’s daughter. I just turned 9 on Monday! I’m very happy to be here today to share with you my Silk Wrap Bracelet Tutorial, which was my end … {continue reading}

DIY Painted Walking Sticks – Glamping Projects

DIY Painted Walking Sticks - Perfect Camping Craft!

Do you go camping with your kids? Do they get bored after a couple of hours? Or do you find yourself looking for something to entertain them while it rains outside? I know, it never rains while camping (haha)! Do you like to go walking with them? If any of these apply to you, you’ll love this camping craft.. perfect for Glamping! As soon as we get to our camping site, the first thing my daughters do is go out on the search to find their walking stick! They always end up finding a bunch of them. Two years ago we stayed … {continue reading}

Aztec Clay Pendant – Easy Clay Jewelry – #SculpeyProjects

Aztec Clay Pendant - Tutorial

This post is brought to you by Polyform Products. Featuring the NEW Sculpey Soufflé Clay. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Have you heard of Sculpey’s NEW Souffle Clay? It’s a lightweight clay that is PERFECT for jewelry making. I made a bunch of jewelry with it and I can’t get over how light the clay is. It comes in a bunch of awesome colors and BONUS you can mix them together to create custom colors too! What do you think of the Aztec Clay Pendants I made? They are super easy to make and such a fun design. Want to make some too? Aztec Clay … {continue reading}

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}