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17 Marvelous Mudroom Makeovers

17 Marvelous Mudroom Makeovers @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather outside is definitely getting frightful and since the kiddos are starting to drag wet shoes and boots through the house, it's made me think about mudrooms/areas once again. We made ours last year, and we LoVe it, but here are some other awesome ones to help you get started on any makeovers you have in mind. Entry Way Re~Do from Hello From the Natos Cutie Patootie Mudroom … [Read more...]

Handprint Windowpane : The Perfect Christmas Gift for Grandparents

Handprint Windowpane : The Perfect Christmas Gift for Grandparents @NotSoIdleHands.com

Hi all! Today we have Merri Cvetan as a special contributor, showing us how to make a special gift that's perfect for the grandparents to your little ones.   I never met a Grandma who didn't love a gift made by the grandkids. This year, surprise Grandma with a 'handprint' windowpane. Not only are you creating an original work of art, but you're keeping an old window out of the landfill. … [Read more...]

Rustic Advent Tree with Stamped Treat Bags

Rustic Advent Tree with Stamped Treat Bags @NotSoIdleHands.com

I love advent calendars! I think it's because they remind me of when I was a kid and we lived in Germany....where they do Christmas up reeeeeel good!! We used to get those little paper calendars where you opened the tiny paper door each day and hidden behind was a fun little chocolate.....every.single.day. I don't know about you, but there wasn't any other time of year where we got our own little … [Read more...]

18 Cute and Fun Easter and Spring Crafts & Treats

18 Cute and Fun Easter and Spring Crafts & Treats by: NotSoIdleHands.com

I love this time of year...the weather is getting warm (but not hot yet) and pretty bright colors are all over to make me happy. Well, we have been getting ready and looking for fun Easter crafts to do, and there are so many out there. Here are some of the fun ones I found: Subway Art Painted Easter Eggs at Lil Luna Easy Burlap Easter Bunny by Landeelu Easy hipster Easter Eggs from One … [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...]

Christmas Yarn and Pom Pom Wreath

Christmas Yarn and Pom Pom Wreath By NotSoIdleHands.com

I just love bright colors and for Christmas I adore the bright pink/blue/green combo....and a hint of heather grey. So, this year I'm taking the plunge and made a wreath that's full of color and wonderful textures. I loved this one I made with fabric for Halloween/Fall, but I decided my next one should be made with yarn. So, I went hunting for the fattest yarn I could find since I love feeling … [Read more...]

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments By NotSoIdleHands.com

By the looks of things online, Christmas is already upon us and going strong! Not that I'm complaining....It happens to be my favorite holiday (right before Halloween) and every year I end up making tons of seasonal crafts.  Some of the ones I really love to always have around are kids crafts that are easy for my girlies to make and help decorate the house with. I actually came up with these last … [Read more...]

Board and Batten Coat Nook….Finally!!

Board and Batten Coat Nook by NotSoIdleHands.com

Ever since we moved in a little over a year ago, I've been planning and re-planning this little area next to the laundry room. Since coat season is on it's way, we desperately need someplace that's easy for the kiddos to hang their 5,000 coats and jackets....along with a place for snowy boots, hats, gloves, and scarves (and bills).  Otherwise, it all ends up on the floor all.over.the.house. I … [Read more...]