Take a hardcover book and hollow it out to make a secret compartment! Full tutorial at But First We Craft.
I had a much needed rest over the holidays. I love to blog, to show you what I've made, and to encourage you to create too, but there was so much going on over Christmas! I have no doubt you felt the same way. If you've read the About Me section, you know that I'm … Continue reading Christmas DIYs
I have all sorts of little pieces of paper sitting beside my bed; fragments of reminders from people who have asked me to pray for them. I write them down, put them in my pocket, and then take them out of my pocket hours later, and place them carefully onto my bedside table as I … Continue reading DIY Corkless Bulletin Board
I told my daughter to look out the window and she replied, "But I want to close my eyes!" We went to a Medieval Fair this summer and there was a woman there selling purses made of hardcover books. I told the woman how wonderful I thought they were (I regret that I didn't take … Continue reading No-Sew Hardcover Book Purse
Photo by Dauda Focus Kore on Pexels.com We recently returned from a family vacation in Florida. We drive down every year; our son was eight months old the first time we took him. The drive took about 18 hours this time, which we did in one day. We've also driven out to the east coast … Continue reading How to Pack for a Successful Road Trip with Kids
For my daughter's third birthday we had a Berenstain Bears themed party (details to come!). Today I'm going to show you how I made the Berenstain Bears Treehouse. I used tissue paper, bristol board, construction paper and brown packing paper to make it. We made a palm tree in the summer. If you want to … Continue reading Tissue Paper Treehouse
When I walked into my church library last Sunday I saw the most adorable pumpkins made from books. I love books. I LOOOOVE BOOOOKS! So much. So when I saw these adorable pumpkins I could hardly wait to get to Goodwill to pick some books to carve into pumpkins (ya, I went there). Maybe you … Continue reading Book Made into a Pumpkin
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com Today, we're going to do another fall themed craft! This one is great for any age (if you've got enough supervision). I did it with 3 girls: my 11- and 9-year-old nieces, and my 3-year-old daughter. The short form of this post is: dump a bunch of fall leaves … Continue reading DIY Wreath Party!
Here's a quick and easy outdoor DIY game! Make it in time for your Thanksgiving get-together! Fun for all ages!
Hi, I'm Jessica! I love to craft, and to host parties (sometimes using things I've made). I want you to see that my house isn't perfect (just look in the background of some of the pictures!), my crafts aren't perfect, I make mistakes (but I can tell you how I fixed them in the tutorials!), … Continue reading About Me – September 2019