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Teacher Appreciation Week~Framed Teacher Eye Chart + Printable

Teacher Appreciation Week~Framed Teacher Eye Chart + Printable By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So, the end of the school year is fast approaching {like a speeding train} and that means we get to show all the teacher how awesome they are for stuffing our kids' heads full of so much knowledge! I wanted to share a cool printable you can frame for all those fantastic teachers in your life. You can just click on the photo to download this {as a JPEG and you can print it as any size you … [Read more...]

20 Sweet Handmade Grandparent Gifts

20 Sweet DIY Grandparent Gifts at NotSoIdleHands.com

Christmas is only 10 days away and around these parts, we are yet to be ready (at all) with our gifts to ship off. So, I have been frantically scouring online for the cutest grandparent gifts that we can send off to all of our fantastic grands....soon, hopefully. Annnnnnnnd I compiled the list to share, since these are all so incredibly cute! These Photo Ornaments are a cute way for … [Read more...]

ADD Cheater’s Guide To A (Somewhat) Clean House & Freebie Printable

ADD Cheater's Guide To A (Somewhat) Clean House & Free Printable by NotSoIdleHands.com

Hello, my name is Emily and I'm a mess-a-holic. I admit it....I hate to clean and since I have ADD, I get distracted or overwhelmed super easily and am always needing to devise ways to trick myself help keep myself motivated to get my chores done. Don't get me wrong, my house isn't dirty....just always messy.  I'm terrible at putting away all things I get out for my projects and with ADD it's … [Read more...]

Framed Burlap Stocking Decor

Framed Burlap Stocking Decor By NotSoIdleHands.com

Don’t forget to enter the Katiedid Designs giveaway here for your chance to win some cute card designs or fun paper straws! This year as I pulled out all my Christmas decorations (late, since we traveled for Thanksgiving) I noticed this cool stocking frame I made a few years back, and realized that I had actually taken pics of it, but never posted the tutorial (so, please forgive the old … [Read more...]

Black and Silver Halloween Mantel

Black and Silver Halloween Mantel by NotSoIdleHands.com

I love the way the black and silver look together for Halloween, and decided on that color scheme for my mantel this year and it turned out better than I hoped it would. I also envisioned the spookier side of Halloween for this with skulls and bats etc (although, my oldest tells me there are a few too many spooky things and I need to cut back on the skulls) It was fun adding different themes to … [Read more...]

Skull Frame with Free Printable

Skull Frame with Free Printable @NotSoIdleHands.com

I'm getting more and more into the Halloween spirit this week. It's feeling more like Fall here (except for the super wind) and that always starts getting me in the mood for all the holidays coming up. And baking....but that's another post. I wanted to show this easy craft today since it's something you can do fairly quickly and you don't even need a die cutting machine for it, Yay! To start, … [Read more...]

Need To Stay Organized This School Year…..And Later too?

Yes, yes, I know what you all are thinking.......terrible blogger, this one. But, I won't bore you with excuses. I'll just get on to the cute new craft I have to show you all! Okie dokie, so I love, love, LOVE those cute framed wall calendars you can write on with dry erase......BUT I don't think the tiny squares are big enough to write things in (legibly).....so, I still don't have one in "ma … [Read more...]

Silhouette Bundle Winner!!! And Super Cute Birthday Calendar

So.........Wanna see who won the supa-awesome Silhouette bundle including:1. 2 rolls of heat transfer (1 white & 1 yellow, smooth)2. A package of tattoo paper (2 sheets!)3. A package of magnetic paper (4 sheets!)Well, I'm gonna make you wait a few......first I want to show you all this really cute project I made with the neat-o magnet sheets I got from Silhouette.We all know how much I … [Read more...]