Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Ideas

Make your own Guess Who game using real family pictures!  This very clever idea comes from The Madsen Times.

I really liked this idea, of creating a summer bucket know...a list of things to do with your kids for the summer.  Think up what there is in your area or what interests your family has to make it work for you!  I found the idea at Mommy Guru.
I love this idea of a handled towel.  So cute and so much easier for a child to carry their own towel.  These would be a great birthday gift!  Thanks Salty Pineapple for the tutorial and idea!!

Melissa from the Polkadot Chair shared a great idea for making a zipper pouch bag (for wet swim clothes) out of a shower curtain.  The tutorial was featured on 30 Days.  Seems like a very handy thing to make for the summer!

Sister Stuff featured a list of 100 things to do in the Summer.  Check it out for some fun ideas to do with your kids!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Money Shirt & Tool Belt Filled with Treats

I just came across a fun new blog called Craft Critters.  They featured 2 really cute and creative ideas for Father's Day.
1.  A Money Shirt...really people...who doesn't like to get money? 

2.  A candy tool belt pouch.  I love how this project turned out and how she made the paper look like leather.  Much better looking than just throwing some treats into a gift bag.  Very cute!!

M&M Tie

I saw this cute, creative (and inexpensive) Father's Day idea from Sugardoodle.  This idea was used as a gift for the dads at church, so it would be a great idea to use if you had a lot of gifts to give!  Here are the directions and a variation of the poem to be used.

Friday, June 11, 2010

DAD Pictures

Since pictures seem to be a popular idea for Dad's/Grandpa's on Father's Day, here are a few ideas that you might want to try out too...

And from Mommy Guru, here is the same idea but a different approach:

Just a thought, but I made something similar to these ideas for my mom one year for Mother's Day.  The mat of the picture frame said Grandma and I had 7 different grandchildren pictures to fill in behind the letters.  You could try something like that for GRANDPA too! :)  I love pictures...especially creative ones!
And speaking of pictures, try out this fun {FREE} site (Be Funky) allows you to edit your pictures in fun ways!  Check it out...could be fun!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dad Keychain Ideas

With Father's Day around the corner, I hope to be sharing some ideas with you to motivate you to try something new for your dad or husband this year.
From Creative Itch, here is a mini tie keychain idea:

Here is another clever {washer} keychain idea from Helping Little Hands.  Love it!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thank You Ideas Using Candy

Here were some other cute gifts I received on the last day of school. A candy gram:
A thank you card using candy:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

End of the Year M&M Gift

Summer is here and that means that I am back. Ok when I said that I was returning to work full time, I had no idea just how crazy my life would become and how quickly too. I apologize for my long absence...full-time job, ball games almost every night of the week, an unexpected death in the family, still serving in the PTA and everything else life has to offer can sometimes put you a little behind. I did take lots of pictures of doors during teacher appreciation ideas and I hope to get things going on here again. Thanks for being so patient with me.
School ended last Thursday for my kids and I and I am in much need of a break! I received this super cute and clever gift on the last day of school from one of my students. If school hasn't ended for you yet and you are looking for an easy end of the year gift, here is one:

Fill a jar with M & M's and attach this note:
Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.
Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.
Orange is for the warmth and caring style.
Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.
Red is for my life that you have touched this year.

You're a very special teacher
just like this jar, that's clear.
You place knowledge in our children's hands
and melt into their hearts and lives forever.
You're a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" teacher.
Thank you for being my M&M.