Mason Jar Lid Snowman Christmas Ornament

I love to make Christmas ornaments with my kids. Our Christmas tree is covered in their kid-made ornaments. The best ones are made with things we already have around the house since I’m super frugal. This Mason Jar Lid Snowman Christmas Ornament for kids is a perfect example of using what you have to make something […]

Paper Plate Carnival Masks

These Paper Plate Carnival Masks are perfect for teaching kids about Rio Carnival, Brazil, and the Rainforest. During our homeschool study of the rainforest, we read about Rio Carnival in Brazil and wanted to make our own colorful masks. Carnival is always celebrated the weekend before the beginning of Lent, similar to Mardi Gras, which […]

Wood Slice String Art Ornament

This is my favorite Christmas ornament we’ve made so far this year! I’m so excited to share it with you today. Not only did we make a gorgeous and simple DIY Wood Slice String Art Ornament inspired by a children’s book, but we got in some great fine motor skills practice while making it! If […]

Washi Tape Mason Jar Lid Ornament

My kids love to use tape. Actually, I can’t think of a child I know that doesn’t like to use a tape dispenser. Using tape is such a great way to work on fine motor skills that when I saw some sparkly, festive tape dispensers at the Dollar Tree, I quickly stuck them in my […]

DIY Bean Bag Tutorial

Bean Bags are a childhood staple. As a teacher, I often used bean bags in my elementary classroom for lots of different learning activities. The possibilities are truly endless! DIY Bean Bags are a perfect easy beginner sewing project and can help use up fabric scraps. The materials are practically free, and even if you […]

DIY Door Draft Stopper {Easy Sewing Project}

As I quietly creep through the house to the coffee maker, I catch a chill as soon as my feet hit the hardwood floor in our entryway. It sends a shiver through me and I make a quick detour to look at the thermostat. It’s holding strong and steady where it was set, but it’s […]

DIY Plastic Grocery Bag Organizer {Beginner Sewing Project}

In my quest for pantry organization, I have a love/hate relationship with plastic grocery bags. On one hand, we reuse them for easy disposal of stinky diapers, mini trash can liners, and more. On the other hand, they seem to multiply faster than rabbits. Even with the use of reusable canvas shopping bags, we STILL end […]

The Rainbow Fish Ornament: Perler Bead Craft

The Rainbow Fish is a simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions–his sparkly scales. While Rainbow Fish starts out prideful, he learns a lesson in giving and friendship. It’s one of my favorite books for talking about how to be a good friend and sharing. […]

How to Make a Superhero Comic Strip Invitation with your iPhone or iPad

Y’all, I totally amazed myself with this one. While I’m crafty, I can’t get over how awesome Jonah’s Superhero Comic Strip Birthday Invitations turned out using a comic strip app on my iPhone. Did you hear me? I made this on my phone! Not one piece of scrapbook paper was used during this project! Superhero […]

Boutique Baby Series: No-Sew Pacifier Clip Tutorial {Guest Post}

Note from Sara: My friend Jenny from The Southern Institute is here today to share a tutorial with you while I snuggle up with my newest little guy. Let’s give her a warm welcome to the Happy Brown House! Hello, everyone! It’s so good to be here today as a guest… my first time at […]