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DIY on a Dime: Satin Flower Hair Clips

Satin Flower Hairclips

 Today Janel shares a fun tutorial for hair clips that can serve as Easter basket filler or coordinate with your girl’s Easter dress.  We don’t go crazy with gifts at Easter at our house. Typically, I fill Easter baskets with small gifts for each of the girls and hide them somewhere in the house. My […]

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: Embroidery Floss Eggs

Embroidery-Floss-Eggs

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. […]

DIY on a Dime: Salt Dough Candle Holders

Heart Tealight Holder

Kids love to make gifts for others. Spend an afternoon with your kids creating a special Valentine’s gift for a loved one. Learn how to make these inexpensive candle holders from homemade salt dough in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. Don’t forget to check out our other cheap and easy DIY projects for […]

Have an Indoor Snowball Fight!

Indoor Snowball Fight

Kids love it when adults get silly with them. What’s sillier than an indoor snowball fight? Your kids will LOVE an indoor snowball fight — especially when you join in on the fun. Learn how to make these inexpensive “snowballs” in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma A couple […]

DIY on a Dime: Hand Painted Tile Trivets

Trivet with Cork

Help your kids create a special and useful keepsake for a loved one! Learn how to make easy hand-painted tile trivets in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Years ago, we remodeled our kitchen. During that process, we picked up a few sample 6-inch tiles to see if we wanted […]

DIY on a Dime: Memory Game for Kids

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Learn how to make a personalized Memory Game for kids with some inexpensive materials from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Memory. Oh, how I loved that game! It was by far one of my favorite games to play as a young child. It’s a great game to teach children how to […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Playdough Kit

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Learn how to make homemade playdough and package it up as an inexpensive but FUN gift for kids from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. Photo source: Janel Piersma When I was a kid, my mom always made our playdough. She’d make a HUGE batch of it and then let us do the coloring. We’d each get […]