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16 Fantastic Mason Jar Ideas

16 Fantastic Mason Jar Ideas By NotSoIdleHands.com

So, I have to admit that I really LoVe jars! Not just the normal amount that people love things.....but like, I will dig through trash cans if I suspect there may be a gold mine of jars in one (I have to get the "Spidey Sense" and suspect at least 5+ before I don the rubber gloves, tho). Well, mason jars just have that extra special appeal for some reason. I don't know if it's the fun shape of … [Read more...]

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I was in Home Goods last week (LOVE that place!) and saw some suh-weet mercury glass bottles and HAD to have one.....buuuuuuut, I knew I had some cool bottles back home and thought I would try my hand at making my own. Since the openings of these bottles were small, I decided to spray the outside of the bottle to get the mercury glass effect instead of attempting the inside. So I went home … [Read more...]

Cute & Spooky Glowing Jack O’Lanterns

Cute & Spooky Glowing Jack O'Lanterns @NotSoIdleHands.com

I'm getting the Halloween itch SO bad already (well, ever since July, truthfully), so I'm gonna go ahead and start posting some fun Halloween stuff for y'all. And it's been a few years since these little guys first made their debut into internet history and since it's such a fun and easy craft to do, I thought I'd re-post this tutorial to help get the Halloween juices flowing. These guys even … [Read more...]

Guess Who’s Cute Craft Is On The Front Cover Of A Magazine!?

Guess Who's Cute Craft Is On The Front Cover Of A Magazine!? By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I hope you guessed mine.......! OhmygoshholycowI'msoexcitedIcan'tbelieveI'mactuallyinamagazine!!!!!! Ok, Emily......take a deep breath and start over. Alrighty, so one of the editors (hi Brian!) contacted me a llloooooooonnnnngggg time ago about putting my cute Glowing Jack O'Lanterns in their magazine. So of course I said YES!! Then,.......he emailed again and said the … [Read more...]

Freecycle Friday – Temple Sealing Gift And Reader Giveaway!!!!

Happy Friday!!!Today is special because it was the LAST day of kindergarten for my baby girl!!!I think I need to cry now......my baby is growing up so fast and she's gonna be a first grader!! Holy cow!!When she was a baby, I could NEVER imagine her as a first grader......or a kindergartner :(Ok, so enough blubbering and on to my Freecycle craft for today.I found a B-eautiful frame at my local … [Read more...]

Cute Mother’s Day Photo Necklace

Cute Mother's Day Photo Necklace By: NotSoIdleHands.com

*If you are: MY mom, one of hubby's moms (he's lucky to have 2!), or any of our grandmothers......please stop reading this as it will ruin your surprise!!* Ok, now that they're gone.........I wanted to show one last Mother's Day gift (and obviously the one I'm making this year :) I've been trying to figure out a good way to make these for awhile and FINALLY did it!! I LOVE the way … [Read more...]

Freecycle Friday – Etched Kitchen Storage Jars

Hello......Yes, I'm VERY late again today. Don't ask.Anyhoo, I saw these on Martha and then looked at my OVERFLOWING supply of recycled jars (mostly peanut butter :), and thought "I need to make some of those."So, I gathered my jars (3 PB, and 2 cool salsa) and got to work.I started by spray painting the lids with my cool "brushed nickel" spray.......but I will definitely NOT be putting these into … [Read more...]

“Frightful” Where You Live???

"Frightful" Where You Live??? By NotSoIdleHands.com

So, we leave next week to go back to Russia and bring home our sweet little girl!! So please forgive me if I lag on my blogging...... I promise I will keep on trucking and try to post at least once a week while we are getting ready and gone. Thanks SO MUCH for all of your support, prayers, and kind words......we really do feel them all!! Now,..... On to the craft! I … [Read more...]