Dollar Store Frame Lantern

I love the dollar store! Whether it’s picking up a few necessities, a birthday card or gift bag, candy for the movies, giving the kids a few bucks to spend, or even finding some cute decor items I find myself there a lot. I can’t count the number of times I’ve used supplies from there to create crafts and home decor. Today’s theme is Dollar Store Crafts and I am looking forward to seeing what my fellow crafters come up with. Come join along.

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40 I Susanne~Pearl Street Designs 

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I Marie~The Inspiration Vault

Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West

Tomika~Life In Pumps I Rachee~Say it, “Rah-Shay” I Ra’Nesha~Queen ThriftyLorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess 

Jaime~Love Jaime I Serena~The Weekend Jaunts I Terri~Christmas Tree LaneJessica~A Southern Mother 

Sam~Raggedy Bits I Rachel~Smart Mom Smart Ideas I Surya~The Busy Mom Club  I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity

Valeria~Val Event Gal I Yami~The Latino Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I Kim~Everyday Parties I Erica~Erica Ever After

Today I am showing you how I created this cute frame lantern.

glowing lantern

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Summer Fun Series

Happy Summer Everyone! I hope you all are staying cool. Sorry for not being around more on the blog. We are out having lots of fun, taking a vacation, and welcoming a new baby into our family. Brittany has given us the most beautiful baby girl and we are smitten. She will share more on this exciting news in a future post.

Today I wanted to tell you we are part of a fun Summer Fun Series over on Nap-Time Creations. This series has been happening for several years and includes all kinds of activities for the kiddos. Be sure to go over and check out all the amazing ideas to keep your kids from becoming bored this summer. The links for this week’s ideas are below including my guest post on how to create some foamy fun for kids of all ages.

I would love to hear what you are doing with your kids this summer. Be sure to tell us in the comments below.


Pitter and Glink – Free Bible Verse Coloring Page

HattieLu Handmade – Bird Watching

Polka Dot Poplars {on Nap-Time Creations} – Foamy Fun

My Mom Made That – Handprint Ocean Animal T-Shirts


Paper Feather Tutorial

Happy Fall Y’all!  I am so enjoying the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and the thought of the holidays around the corner.  Do you believe it’s already that time of year?

I finally completed my Halloween decorations which is a first for me.  I’m usually waiting until the last second.  While I’m on a roll I decided to get a head start on Thanksgiving.  I don’t think I’m going to do much other than some pumpkins, leaves, and these paper feathers I’ve been making.  Feathers and arrows are such a fun current trend.  Here are a few I’ve finished that I think I will keep in my decor even after Thanksgiving.


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