Leprechauns Invade

Crafty Leprechauns
Crafty Leprechauns

My kids love all the holidays, especially ones with little fairies involved that dress in green hats with buckles and leave gold coins in their wake. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we spent last Friday evening making our own little leprechauns out of egg cartons.

First the kids cut out sections of the egg cartons and painted them green.

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Featured Item: Art Door

Create an Art Door!
Create an Art Door!

Ever wonder what to do with all the art work that your children create at home and at school? This is a constant issue in my household as my kids are constantly creating art, and I love everything they come up with. Not only do I want to save them all (by the mountain load), but I want to display them so that all can see my talented artists’ work.

A friend gave me this fabulous idea of pinning the art on the interior of the basement door. This is a door that is open a lot and frequently used. But, it can be easily shut if I want to hide the clutter from guests.

I keep this door updated every week and put the older pieces aside for saving, or to hang in the toy room. This way the art becomes a wonderful focal point in my kitchen and a constant source of pride rather than a pile of clutter in a drawer.

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Thanksgiving Wind Socks

Thanksgiving Windsocks
Thanksgiving Windsocks

I wanted the kids to do a fun craft for Thanksgiving. Something different from the hand print turkeys at school, although I love hand print turkeys and will cherish them forever. I decided to have the kids make wind socks.

I actually almost bought wind socks because I’ve been wanting to put something in the back yard that catches the wind. In addition to providing a whimsical element to my yard, it goes along with my decorating sense. I enjoy Feng Shui decorating, and wind elements are perfect for the back left side of my yard. Objects that catch the wind represent the flow of wealth, and hey, anything that will help in this area of my life is welcome.

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