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DIY Heart Elbow Patch Sweater~JCrew Knockoff

DIY Heart Elbow Patch Sweater~JCrew Knockoff @NotSoIdleHands.com

Here is a simple, little sewing project to bring a little LOVE into your wardrobe and it's perfect for Valentine's Day! I It's so simple you don’t even need a sewing machine (that’s my kind of sewing!) I saw a sweater with heart patches on the elbows, similar to this, online at JCrew and thought it was adorable (but it was waaaaay out of my price range)! So I decided I would try to make my … [Read more...]

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles @NotSoIdleHands.com

This little DIY Christmas craft is super easy and super cheap. Just what you need during The Holidays right? I don't know about you, but we are big Martinelli's Sparkling Cider fans around here. That seems to be "our drink" this time of year. [SIDE STORY: When I was pregnant with my daughter last year I was suuper sick and Martinelli's was the ONLY liquid I could keep down. So needless to say I … [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...]

Awesome Recycled Cereal Box Chalkboard Tags

Awesome Recycled Cereal Box Chalkboard Tags By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Happy New Year's everyone! Hope you all were able to celebrate with your families and enjoy. We have a tradition here that everyone gets to pick a snack or treat and then we eat the snacks and watch movies all night. Then, we watch the ball drop in New York (at 10pm our time) and then head off to bed. The kiddos still get to stay up way after their bedtime, but not till midnite LOL. Today I … [Read more...]

23 Sensational Christmas Crafts for Kids

23 Sensational Christmas Crafts for Kids by NotSoIdleHands.com

When I was a kid, I loved when the holidays rolled around, cuz that always meant we got to make fun Christmas crafts at school and graham cracker gingerbread houses at home (loaded up with tons of frosting and candies since we were allowed to eat it right away if we wanted). Back then, there weren't ready-made kits and so we made due. Now that we have kiddos of our own, I love finding fun crafts … [Read more...]

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

Yes, we LOVE Despicable Me at our house....and after seeing the 2nd movie, my youngest ran around with some homemade goggles her sister made for her yelling "Bee-do, bee-do, bee-do!" all.day.long. Therefore, it was a no-brainer and unanimously decided by all that she would be a minion for Halloween this year. I just finished this last night and I'm so excited to show how easy it was. You … [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...]