The Best DIYs You Can Make For Your Dad

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Father’s Day is this upcoming Sunday and you should make it a special day for your dad! Instead of spending a lot of money and energy trying to find the perfect gift, try making one. Your dad will love the thought and time put into the craft.

Words On A Mug
White mug
Sharpies (various colors)
Letter stickers

All you need to do is use the stickers to write out a message on the mug. It can be “I love you daddy”, “Best dad ever”, or a more personal message. Use the sharpies to create a design on the mug. It can be scribbles, a pattern, stripes, polka dots, or another design that will help make the message stand out. Bake the mug for 30 mins at 350 degrees then let it cool off. Lastly, peel off the stickers and your work is done! You can also do something similar with plates, bowls, or anything else your dad may use on a regular basis.

Picture Coasters
Small square tiles
Printed photos on paper
Modge Podge
Hot glue gun

Cut out the photos and use the Modge Podge to stick them to the tile. If you’re worried the pictures are not going to stay on well enough then sand down the top of the tile a little bit. While the Modge Podge is drying, cut out small squares of felt to hot glue gun on to the bottom corner of each tile. This will protect the surface you place the coasters on.

Transformed Deck Of Cards
Deck of cards
Hole punch
Two metal rings

On each card, write something you love about your dad or write down a memory you have shared together. If your children are too small to write, have them draw a picture on each card. Punch two holes on the same side of each card then place the rings through the holes to use as binding.

Hand Print Mold
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
Cold water
Metallic spray paint

Remember when you made a mold of your hand prints in school? This is the same idea but a little more sophisticated. Mix the flour, salt, and water together until it feels like play-dough then make an imprint with your hand. Place the molding in the oven to bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees. Once the mold is cool, spray paint it and let it dry.

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Baseball Themed Birthday Party

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If you have a son or daughter who’s really into baseball and their birthday is quickly approaching, then you should consider throwing them a baseball themed party. It can be difficult throwing the perfect birthday party that your child will remember so we’ve made it easier for you. Follow these steps to create a memorable baseball themed birthday party for your child!

Step 1: Decorations
-Buy white balloons and use a sharpie to draw a baseball design on them. You can make as many as you want and place them around the house or yard.
-Have each person who comes to the birthday party write a little note and their name on a baseball then place all the balls and various baseball caps on the party tables to use as center pieces.
-Triangular banners are always a great idea! Make one for the snack bar to stream across the table or you use one to signal the locker room a.k.a the restroom.
-Buy a baseball pinata and fill it with typical baseball game food like kettle corn or Cracker Jacks. It’s not only a great decoration but also a fun game for the kids!

Step 2: Food
-Cupcakes with a baseball design on top. You can’t go wrong with cupcakes! You can also make the birthday cake design a baseball as well!
-Popcorn because it’s a crowd favorite at baseball games.
-Buy plastic baseball caps to use as bowls! Whether it’s for the popcorn or cake, the kids will love it.
-White chocolate covered strawberries with icing so you can design baseball laces on the fruit.
-Have someone grill hot dogs the whole time. Everyone loves a good hot dog!

Step 3: Party Favors
-Baseball bat candy sticks. Yes, they exist! Find them online at specialty candy stores, the kids will go nuts.
-Bags of peanuts still in their shell. They’re a baseball classic and healthy!
-As I’m sure you know, Camelback or Contigo water bottles are huge right now. Use them for a great and practical party favor! Also, the kids can stay hydrated during the party.

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Disney Inspired DIYs For You And Your Family

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You and your family might be going on a vacation to Disney soon or you might not be. Either way, you’ll enjoy making and admiring these awesome Disney inspired DIYs to use on your trip or just keep at home!

Minnie Mouse Ears
Foam board
Hot glue gun
Fabric (pattern or color of your choice)
Ribbon (something that complements the fabric)

Craft On:
Cut the foam board into four Minnie ears. Cover each one with the fabric then glue them together, two and two. Use the ribbon to cover the middle part where the foam boards come together. Glue each ear onto the headband, using a Minnie photo to determine the proper placement. Glue the bow in between each ear and see yourself transform into Minnie!

Disney Silhouette Shirt
White shirt
Markers (various colors, the more the merrier)
Outline of Disney Silhouette (the castle, a character, etc.)

Craft On:
Simply place the silhouette you have chosen onto the center of the shirt. Then take a marker and make dots around the silhouette, sprinkling out the farther you move away from the outline. Switch colors then do the same thing again. In the end, the shirt should look like someone blew sprinkles onto a shirt and it will make a perfect outline of a Disney icon.

Mickey Mouse Frame
Wood frame
Black paint
Red paint
White paint
Paint brush
Black construction paper
Hot glue gun

Craft On:
Paint the bottom half of the frame red and the top half of the frame black. Make two buttons with the white paint at the bottom of the frame. While the frame is drying, cut out two Mickey Mouse ears from the construction paper and glue them to the top of the frame. Finally, place your favorite vacation photo in it!

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches For The Kid In You

There are times when you don’t have the energy or time to put together a full hot meal. There are times when you just want a grilled cheese sandwich with a little something extra that you can’t put your finger on. Is it pepper, tomatoes, avocado? What will take your childhood sandwich to the next level? These recipes will. We’ve put together a list of the best looking (probably best tasting as well) grilled cheese sandwich recipes on the internet. So take a look then get to grilling!

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Loaded Veggie Grilled Cheese (from
-2 pieces of bread
-1/2 avocado
-1/2 lime
-2 slices of your favorite cheese
-2 large tomato slices
-1 small onion
-1 large handful of fresh spinach
-1 medium portobello mushroom
-olive oil
-white wine
-balsamic vinegar
-salt and pepper

-Make the guac using the avocado, juice from the lime, and sprinkle on salt and pepper.
-Slice the onion into thin slices, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium-high heat.
-Once hot, add the onion and spinach and cook for several minutes, add a splash of white wine once the onions have browned and let sit until the wine has cooked away. Then place the onions and spinach in a bowl and set aside.
-Slice the mushroom into strips, place in a pan over medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. Let cook for a while then add a splash of balsamic vinegar to the pan and cook for several more minutes.
-The last step is just making the grilled cheese how you normally would. Just make sure to add all the veggies and guac between the slices of bread and cheese!

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Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese (from
-1/2 tbsp olive oil
-1 clove garlic
-1/4 lb frozen cut spinach
-salt and pepper
-2 ciabatta rolls
-1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
-1 oz feta cheese
-red pepper flakes

-Mince the garlic and add to a skillet with olive oil. Cook over medium heat for 2 mins or until softened. Add the frozen spinach and cook for 5 mins or until moisture has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper.
-Cut the rolls in half. Add 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella and 1/2 oz of feta to the bottom of each roll. Divide the cooked spinach between the two sandwiches then top with red pepper flakes and shredded mozzarella.
-Use a panini press to heat up the sandwiches.

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Arugula Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese (from
-2 slices of bread
-goat cheese
-arugula leaves
-havarti cheese

-Spread butter on the bread slices, turn them over and spread goat cheese on the other side.
-Heat skillet and place goat cheese slice butter-side-down. Layer tomato, arugula, prosciutto, and havarti on top of the goat cheese then the 2nd piece of bread.
-Cover and let heat.

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Be Pool Party Ready This Summer With These Essential Items

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Summer is about to be in full swing with the kids out of school, the weather getting warmer, and the pools filling up. Before you get invitations to all of these pool parties or have your own, you need to gear up to make them the most coveted event of the season. Make these essential DIYs to have the perfect pool party for adults and kids!

Beverage Boat
There are times when you’re sitting on an inflatable and you just think “Man, I really wish I had a cold beverage to drink right now.” Wish no longer. After you make this DIY, you’ll be able to float all day without ever leaving the pool to get a drink. All you’ll need is some heavy duty yarn or string, a pool noodle, and a rectangular plastic storage container (medium size, no lid needed). Measure and cut the noodle to fit a piece of it on each side of the storage container. String the yarn through each piece of noodle and tie it tightly around the container, making it difficult for the noodle pieces to move.

Floating Tea Candles
Besides being a great way to romantically light up the pool at night, these are also a great way to decorate your pool! You will need pool noodles, electric tea candles, and cling wrap. Cut the noodle into small pieces, large enough to fit a tea candle but small enough to barely stick out of the water. Cling wrap the bottom of each tea candle, to protect against the water, and stick each tea candle into a piece of noodle. The amount of pool noodles and tea candles you need will largely depend on the size of your pool and own personal preference.

Glow-In-The-Dark Beach Ball
Obviously, this one would be fun if you were in the pool at night. You will need a translucent beach ball, glow fluid, and a large plastic syringe. Simply blow up the beach ball if it’s not one that comes already inflated then use the syringe to insert the glow fluid into the beach ball. Once the fluid is in the beach ball, bounce it around to make sure the fluid gets all over the ball.

What fun pool party DIYs will you be making this summer?


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Summer Fun With The Kids: 3 DIYs They Will Want To Stay Inside For Them

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School’s out, kids are out and you have no idea what to do with all this time. Most children will want to go outside and play but sometimes you just don’t have the time to sit outside with them. This is when the wonderful DIYs come in handy. You can buy all the materials if you don’t already have them and set the little kiddos up at a table, give them instructions and let them take it away. These crafts will keep them occupied and they can play with the end result afterwards! It’s a win-win for everyone.

Rock and Wood, Tic-Tac-Toe
-Flat piece of wood (maybe a slice of a stump)
-Multitude of colors of paint
-Paint brushes
-10 flat rocks

This game is great for each child to make their own or for two children to make together. Simply paint a Tic-Tac-Toe grid on the piece of wood. Then paint a design or a solid color on 5 flat rocks and a different design or solid color on the other 5 flat rocks. Let everything dry then play all day!

-Cardboard tube
-Hot glue gun
-Aluminum foil

Form a triangular tube with the aluminum that fits perfectly into the cardboard tube. Cut out three circular pieces of plastic that are the same size as the tube opening and make sure one is just small enough to fit inside. Hot glue gun the smaller circle about one inch into the tube so that it can be one side of the compartment for the beads. Glue gun another circle at?the end of the tube but make sure you put those beads in there first. Next, insert the triangle into the cardboard to use as the mirror. Then hot glue gun the last circle to the other end of the tube and cut out a doughnut from the cardboard to glue over the plastic. Then, let the Kaleidoscope imaginations soar!

Stained Glass Kites
-Tissue paper
-Construction paper
-Wax paper

Draw a kite shape onto the construction paper then cut it and cut out the middle while leaving a border. Glue the kite border to the paper. Next, cut up the tissue paper into little shapes that will look great when glued down onto the kite. Once the last piece of tissue paper is glued down, glue another piece of wax paper on top of it all and trim the edges to make the perfect kite. Staple a string of yarn to the bottom corner of the kite and let it fly!

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5 Of Most Popular Home Decor DIYs On Pinterest Today

Pinteresting is the ultimate pass time. However, sometimes there are just so many pins and ideas and projects that you don’t know which one to actually start on. We’ve made it much easier for you and have selected 5 of the most popular Pinterest home decor DIYs for you to choose from. Now, craft away!

Crate Coffee Table

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This coffee table is easy, quick, and eclectic. It will go perfectly with colorful pillows in your living room.

Honeycomb Shelves
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Whether you put these in your bedroom or entryway, they will instantly give life to your walls and allow you to display all those trinkets you’ve been collecting.

Dishwasher Makeover

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This is perfect for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time, someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money, or someone who doesn’t have the ability to redecorate their wall space.

Mason Jar Organizer
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Perfect for the disorganized rustic lover. The mason jars will bring a new look to your bathroom or kitchen without completely overhauling the room.

Tiled Mirror

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Pottery Barn might be too expensive for some of you but this tiled mirror that will make your friends jealous.

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How To Host The Most Relaxing Memorial Day Party

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Memorial Day is right around the corner, literally it’s this weekend so you need to perk up and get into party mode. However, you might not want to throw a crazy party where it’s all about staying up till dawn, you’d rather have a quiet and relaxing evening with your friends. That’s where this post comes in. We’ve put together decor ideas, a dip recipe, and a drink recipe that will set the perfect mood for you and your guests to ring in the summer.

The Decor
Find a large tin bucket and a large round slab of wood. Sand the wood then stain it a darker shade and apply polyurethane for protection. Buy three or four outdoor rugs that are able to overlap and lay next to each other without clashing colors. Place the tin bucket on top of the rugs then the slab of wood on top of the bucket to form a cute and easy outdoor table. If you have a patio with a roof over it, use the beams to wrap twinkle light around the patio so that you can have a candle and twinkle lit atmosphere!

The Dip (from
Out-Of-This-World Corn Dip
3 cans sweet corn with diced peppers, drained
1 can chopped green chilies, drained
1 can chopped jalapeno peppers
1/2 cup green onion, chopping
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
16 ounce shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2-3 bags scoop corn tortilla chips

In a large bow, mix all the ingredients except the chips. Chill for two hours or as long as overnight to really let the ingredients come together. Serve with the scoops.

The Drink (from
Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
3 cups Prosecco, chilled
1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled
1 cup fresh raspberries
Fresh mint leaves

Freeze the raspberries to use as the ice cubes for the drink. In a large pitcher, mix together the Prosecco and limoncello liqueur then pour into glasses. Plop in the raspberries and mint leaves for garnish.

How are you preparing for your Memorial Day weekend party?

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How To DIY A Gender Neutral Baby Shower

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We’re ending our three part series on baby showers with DIYing a gender neutral one! The more neutral colors you can select will be navy, gray, green, purple and yellow. Of course there are variations of those colors that will go well with anything you decide to DIY. Follow these simple instructions and you will be on your way to being a neutral baby shower expert!

There are many DIYs themes you can do versus bows/tutus for girls and sports/mustaches for boys. A popular one for gender neutral showers is animals such as elephants, giraffes, hippos, and bears. So to display this theme and incorporate a fun game into your shower, try making a pinata! You’ll need chicken wire, wire cutters, string, a hook, Modge Podge, and paper mache. Mold the chicken wire into any of the animals listed above or any other animal. Use the wire cutters to help with the molding such as cutting and attaching the trunk of an elephant. Next, place the hook ontop of the animal and attach the string to use as a hanging device. Make a small hole, using the wire cutters somewhere in the animal to fill with anything you’d like to rain down on people then cover with paper mache using the Modge Podge.

Washi Tape Straws
These are exactly what they sound like, straws covered in Washi tape. You can buy rolls in all colors and patterns so pick as many as you’d like out along with some straws, ribbon, burlap paper, and a charpie pen if you don’t already have one. Simply cover the straw, top to bottom with the Washi tape then cut out mini tags from the burlap paper and write “It’s A Baby!” on each one. Attach a tag to each straw and place in the sparkling apple juice!

Button Baby Letters
Buy the wood letters from Hobby Lobby that make up “baby”, along with some buttons of various sizes, and gray, yellow, and white paint. Paint the letters gray, and the buttons yellow and white. Once the letters are dry, glue gun the buttons to the corners of each letter and make a ombre sprinkle effect. Place them on the table or on the front porch for those who’ve never been to the house!

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DIY The Perfect And Girliest Baby Shower Possible

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Following our blog post from this past Tuesday, we will show you how to put together the perfect baby shower for the perfect soon-to-be baby girl. Make a couple or all of these and you’ll have an afternoon to remember! Most of the DIYs from the past post can be used for girls as well if you switch out the colors from blue to pink or purple and vice versa.

Marshmallow Ballerinas
You’ll need pink paper cupcake cups, white chocolate almond bark, pink sprinkles, white marshmallows, and sewers. Melt the almond bark in a pan on the stove (there should be instructions on the back). While you are waiting for it to melt completely, stab each paper cup with the sides facing down towards the skewer then the marshmallow on top. Dip the top half of each marshmallow in the melted chocolate then sprinkle on the pinkness. Make sure you pop these in the fridge asap to keep the almond bark in place.

Framed Letter Guest Book
You know those frames that have the larger mat? Buy one of those or simply a large frame and heavy duty white paper to use as the background. In the middle of the white framed paper, glue together pink buttons of various sizes that come together as the baby’s first name initial. If you don’t think you can handle doing that on your own, you can buy a cardboard letter and glue it on then glue the buttons on that. Leave this by the door along with a few pens and your guest and sign in and leaves little notes around the letter!

Centerpiece Mason Jar Flowers
To keep it classy for the centerpiece on your tables, grab some mason jars, one for each table. Spray paint them metallic gray and let dry. Buy pink Hydrangeas and cut the stems off short enough so that the flowers are the only part sticking out of the mason jar. You can also put three of these on a long mirrored tray and this will make a perfect entryway decor piece.

Bow Garland
This will bring your food table decor to the next level. Find various patterns of paper you like and cut out the different parts of a bow: the wings, the middle circle, and the actual bow shape. Fold the part that makes up the bow and glue the ends together the glue the dot on top, in the middle. Finally attach the the two wings, one on either side then to the string so it stays in place.

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