DIY on a Dime: Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Make your own Easter or Spring candle holders out of salt dough with this easy, child-friendly craft! Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Back in February, I shared this tutorial for making Heart-Shaped Salt Dough Candle Holders. But really, this craft isn’t just limited to Valentine’s Day. You can change up the look […]

DIY on a Dime: Easter Confetti Eggs

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Easter is a time of celebration, of new life in Christ. Confetti Eggs are a fun way to celebrate with friends and family. It might surprise some people to know that we don’t play Santa, the Tooth Fairy, or the Easter Bunny at our house. I grew up with all those traditions as did FishPapa. […]

DIY on a Dime: Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

diy on a dime chocolate marshmallow eggs

Dipping marshmallows in chocolate is a classic way to combine two great flavors. Egg-shaped marshmallows and sprinkles make it all the more fun. During a recent trip to Target, I stumbled across a bag of jumbo egg-shaped marshmallows. While we don’t do The Bunny around here, I do like eggs as a symbol of new […]

DIY on a Dime: Embroidery Floss Eggs

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Looking for a fun craft that adds to your spring decor? Life as MOM contributor Janel demonstrates how to make “yarn eggs” with the more economical embroidery floss. This is a fun, albeit somewhat messy, craft that your kids will enjoy making. It’s a tad advanced for the young ones to do without significant help. […]

Special Recipes for Easter

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Looking to establish some Easter traditions? Try one (or more) of these recipes for a memorable time with family and friends. Ultimate Carrot Cake Easter will be upon us in just a matter of weeks. I don’t want to miss what I believe to be the most important holiday of all. So, I’m culling different […]

DIY on a Dime: Easter

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Discover inexpensive ways to celebrate the Easter holiday. I’m a firm believer in creating traditions and special memories for our kids and for ourselves. Rituals revisited over the years help us to mark the days, witness growth in ourselves and in others, and appreciate the passing of time. However, I know the frustration of feeling […]

DIY on a Dime: Put a Little Heart into It

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Celebrate Valentine’s day with a few simple, yet heartsy touches that won’t cost much. After a grocery trip in which I saw normal $6 bouquets jacked up to $16, I instructed my husband not to buy flowers until Friday. Why pay $10 more because it’s Valentine’s Day? Yes, out of the mouth of the woman […]

DIY on a Dime: Microwaveable Heat Packs

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Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric. What a cute and cozy gift! As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am cold all the time. I have no idea how I […]