button owl tutorial

‘Button, button, who’s got the button?’ Or ‘Hide the button’ was a fun game I used to play when I was a kid and my children enjoyed it when they were little too. The great thing about this game is that there was no prep time and it only took one button. That means that I had tons of buttons left over to craft with! It’s not really a secret that there are more fun things to do with buttons than play kids games. Fun things like this button owl. Cute!

Gather together the perfect owl picture/template (courtesy of the internet), some buttons, a canvas, your hot glue gun, and paint. This is so easy! Don’t think you have to wait to make this adorable woodland creature until you collect all the right buttons, although that would be a fun challenge. Craft stores have buttons is every shape and size! This owl would look adorable in a nursery or little ones bedroom. Swoon.

Tip Junkie has the cutest roundup of button crafts. Check it out after you make the adorable owl. I need to start saving more buttons (maybe plucking some off old shirts)! Here are all 24 of her fun ideas here.

Find the full owl tutorial here…

Repeat Crafter Me: Button Owl Art

Lightup Bugs

Fireflies make me think of hot summer nights in the South. How amazing would it be to sit on the porch, drinking sweet tea, and watching them flit about? Sadly, I live in a lightning bug (lampyridae) free state. I’ve had to come up with artificial ones, like these cute lil bugs. How can something so little be so magical?

Have you made firefly jars? Those are pretty stinkin easy but these bugs are easier still. Their bodies are made from a plastic Easter egg. Some pipe cleaners serve as legs and antennas. Use duct tape for wings and draw on eyes and a mouth. Easy. But what makes them light up? A flameless candle. One of those little LEDs fits in there perfectly. How cute are these bugs?

Kiwi Crate has some more bug and animal crafts that you will love as much as your little ones. Find them here.

Get the tutorial for these cute glow bugs here…

Apartment Therapy: How To Make Fireflies That Really Light Up

egg cake

Can you believe Easter is just around the corner? It seems like just yesterday that I was making the most adorable egg wreaths and delicious bunny shaped cakes. I’m so excited that it’s almost that time again! I associate any egg/bunny crafts with the Easter holiday and that includes this super creative ‘egg cake.’

This DIY looks a bit challenging and time consuming because eggs are so delicate! You must be careful when blowing out eggs or they crack. No Bueno! It would be really fun to decorate the eggs before baking if making these for an Easter treat. Maybe dye the shell? A bright pastel cake mix would seal the deal for me. It would be fun to have an all chocolate one too.

Another great thing you could do with these egg cakes? Have the best April Fool’s prank ever! Lol! So perfect! It’s never too early to start planning for Easter or April Fool’s. Find a bunch of fun and harmless pranks here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

candle hacks

Candles provide a great method for decorating any time of the year. They are great for cold winter nights and spas in the tub, but they are also a lot more useful too. You can even rely on them in a power outage. We’ve collected several ideas on how you can incorporate candles into your spring decorating.

There are several ways to make candle containers such as using items found in nature or even fruit such as apples. You can cut out a cylinder on the top of an apple and insert a tealight candle to create a beautiful table setting. Try wrapping the apples with twine to add a country twist. Another creative technique is to press petals into candles to create a beautiful floral centerpiece.

There are so many things you can do with candles and crafts, the limit is endless!

Go here to see all 18 candle decor ideas…

recycle old lightbulbs

Do you enjoy recycling and upcycling? If so you will love these fabulous ideas on how to upcycle old lightbulbs! You can create things such as miniature ecosystems all the way to even a lightbulb spice rack. Only your imagination can limit what you can create.

Do you have kids at home? If so you can turn old lightbulbs into a baby mobile, or even a snow globe or some bumble bees to hang from the ceiling. Whatever your child’s whimsys are the possibilities are endless.

Sometimes all you need is some paint and a few good ideas! Let your little ones help by painting on some lightbulbs and hanging them up as a decoration. During the summer why not turn some old lightbulbs into a mini hanging flowerpot? You can do one up for each child and they can watch their flower bloom throughout the summer!

See all 16 ideas here…

Paper Art

Paper doesn’t seem like a good thing to recycle. I use both sides in the printer sometimes but… what else can you do with it? Apparently a lot! Prepare to have your mind blown by this collection of crafts and ways to repurpose/upcycle paper from Home Esthetics. Yikes! These are gorgeous! Heart. Heart. Heart.

The paper garland would be so fun for a party! You could make it in any color. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and #5 is a perfect decoration for the day we celebrate love and romance. You might have to take up quilling or origami for some of these but how cool are they? The paper stars are my favorite. I think I would frame some of the more delicate ones. Dust is my nemesis. Or maybe Shellac them? The paper crafts outside terrify me! Ack. Please don’t rain.

Origami goes way beyond jumping frogs and paper cranes. These artists are truly gifted in folding paper. Check out their work here.

See all 30 ideas and tutorials here…

HomeEsthetics: 30 Insanely Beautiful Examples Of DIY Paper Art

Photo Transfer

I love Photo transfers! There are so many things your precious memories can be transferred onto. Coaters, canvas, clothes, dishes, shoes, magnets, etc. The list goes on and on. It is a fun, easy, and affordable DIY. Transferring a photo to wood, like in this method, has a nice rustic look and I think it’s fabulous. I’ve given some as gifts in the past and they were a huge hit! Hello Christmas and Grandparents. Lol.

You need five basic things for this photo transfer. Gather together some Modge Podge, a gel dedium, a sponge brush, a block of wood, and your picture of choice. From my experience with photo transfers, you can’t skimp on the picture paper’s quality. Laser works best. Smooth wood will help too. Another one of my expert tips (ha!), don’t forget to let it dry completely. Have fun with this! Be sure to check out these other woodworking projects and plans from All Crafts.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

muffin tin tricks

Who has a muffin tin? Not a muffin top (I have one of those too) but a muffin tin? Most have one collecting dust in a cabinet somewhere. I can’t recall the last time I used mine…I am more of a cake or bread girl. This roundup from Diply is going to send you running to find yours. I’m really excited to feature it here today. You will love all 17 hacks!

Whether you need to dye or boil eggs, transport drinks, or organize trinkets these tips are wonderful and cover just about everything! #7 will go perfect with some delicious homemade ice cream and #8 looks just as delectable. Yum! The car drink carrier is my fav! It will help keep my car nice-ish.

Muffin tins aren’t just for crafting. BHG has some delicious recipes you can make in muffin tins too! Check them out here

See all 17 hacks at Diply here…

Diply: 17 Muffin Tin Hacks You Need To Know

Repurposed Corks

I heart wine. I’m on a Merlot kick right now but I’m not opposed to Pinos either. For all of you wine drinkers out there, here is another excuse to grab a bottle for Friday night’s dinner. I’ve found a full roundup of amazing things to do with the corks! Don’t fret if wine isn’t your thing. I’m sure you can have the neighbors start collecting some for you. No matter what you have to do, get some corks because these crafts are super fun.

There are so many uses! I’m really not exaggerating. Corks can be used to keep furniture from scratching the floors and as spools for threads, quite practical. There are also many whimsical uses for them like wall art and planters. #4 is my absolute fav and #22 is beyond impressive! Repurpose them to make toys, necklaces, fishing bobbers, stamps, candles (I didn’t know that they burned), and many others.

Wine bottles are great for crafts! There are ways to repurpose every part of the bottle. Even the label. Vinepair has some fun things to do with the labels here.

Find the full roundup from Home Esthetics here…

Home Esthetics: 30 Insanely Creative DIY Cork Recycling Projects You Should Try

DIY Paintings

Looking for some decorating inspiration? You might find it here. I know that I did! I need to try some of these right away, my home has more blank walls than I would like to admit. I keep meaning to do something with them and I think these simple and beautiful DIYs might be the solution.

I heart these. They are easy and kid friendly. What kid doesn’t love getting covered in paint? You can use all sorts of strange things to make art. Corn on the cob, leaves, lemons, scotch tape, and other random things from around the house. DIY art gives you the chance to make you home as unique as you are.

The family hand print is adorable! It would make a wonderful gift for Grandma and Grandpa. #12 is one of my favorites. I also like the projects that have painted initials or quotes. #27 is horrible! I would never drown a teddy bear in paint like that! It’s stuffed animal cruelty! She Knows has some better animal crafts than that. Lol, find them here.

Find the full article from Home Esthetics here…

HomeEsthetics: 31 Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls