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Infinity Scarf Two Ways

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Update your wardrobe this fall with a little DIY. These two infinity scarf DIYs are super simple to make – whether you sew or not! Creating a new infinity scarf, or ten, can be super simple with these easy-to-follow DIYs.



Super Easy No-Sew Infinity Scarf
We’ll start with the simple

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Fall Party Tree Crafts for Kids

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When you throw a fall party, it is always wonderful to have a little activity for little hands ready. This is a fun craft done two different ways – perfect for when you have multiple ages of little ones at one party!



Little ones love having something to take home

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DIY Halloween Cards – Spider Fingerprint Cards Kids Can Make

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Kate loves sending mail.  And receiving mail.  She thinks letters are the best thing ever.  We DIY’ed thank you cards after her birthday party this year, and she loved it so much, I thought, let’s do it again with some holiday cards for Halloween.



With Halloween around the corner (I

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Simple Glitter Animal Masks

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Sometimes dressing up for Halloween is as simple as a pair of sweatpants, a colored shirt, and a fun animal mask. Or your favorite outfit, topped with a fun Halloween mask. Here are three simple animal masks that you can make using just paper, glitter, and glue. Glue the finished…

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Fall Wreath Alternative: Lighted Fabric Garland

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When thinking about fall decorating, it seems like a lot of people (me included) get stuck in a wreath rut. (Try saying that 5 times fast!)
What to hang over the mantel? A wreath. What to hang on the front door? A wreath. You get the picture.



If you’re looking

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DIY Spider Earrings

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Halloween is all about costumes… but even if you aren’t in a head-to-toe costume, you can still get into the spirit with a little festive Halloween Jewelry. These spider earrings are simple to make, and so fun to wear!



Supplies to Make Halloween Spider Earrings:

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Gold and Navy Gilded Fall Vase

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It’s hard to believe it’s Labor Day weekend and summer is just about marking it’s end…but the good news is that Fall season is under way which means school, football, and yummy pumpkin treats. For me, fall doesn’t just mean the standard hues of oranges and reds that the leaves…

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Leaf Art for Kids

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Fall is on the way to Eastern Iowa and we are using the changing seasons to inspire our days right now. One thing I love to do during the fall is create leaf art with my kids. We are always inspired by Louis Ehlert’s book Leaf Manand use it

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Kid’s Art Journal

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A couple of years ago I got into art journaling, and I realized that would be the perfect craft for Kate.  She loves coloring and painting and stickers, and this journal could combine all those things.
When I was her age, I was afraid of crafting – so concerned with…

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Fabric-Covered Magnet Board

decor & DIY

Make this giant fabric-covered magnet board for less than $20!
My kids love playing with magnets. The door into our garage is metal, so it’s been covered with magnets for years. Unfortunately for them (but nice for me!), I just turned that door into a magnetic chore chart…. So

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