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DIY Spring Signs

What you need: Stencils (you can buy them separately or in a pack) Wood Planks Paint Foam Brush Step 1: Wipe your wood plank off with a paper towel. Take a credit card or gift card and rub your stencil on the grid side on a hard surface to prepare your stencil for the wood.

Chunky Knit Blanket DIY

We have been looking at these chunky blankets online for the last few years! After researching and finding some bad reviews from ordering online I was determined to learn how to make this! This process will take you a few hours to finish a full blanket but if you follow the listed steps and watch

DIY Succulent Wreath

For this wreath everything on it was purchased at the Dollar Tree! They are offering $1 shipping this week and you can also order by the unit instead of the case now on some items if you don’t want to buy in bulk. This is such a cute wreath for spring with the added clay

DIY Football Turf Coasters

What you need: Turf carpet (I got mine from Lowes) White acrylic paint Paint brushes Scissors Chalk Ruler Step 1: Decide how big you want your coasters to be. I made mine 4 1/2X4 1/2. Step 2: Turn over to the back of turf and mark how wide (I made mine 4 1/2) you want

DIY Tailgating Cups

What you need: Clear or team colored solo cups Football Themed Stickers We had our stickers made by Dawn with Preppy Pineapple Creations! She can personalize anything if you plan far enough ahead or any party or event! Step 1: Cut out stickers individually Step 2: Lay cup on its side Step 3: Start at the

Football Snack Bags

Things you need: Lunch Bags Scissors Paper Tape   Step 1:  Lay your bag flat  Step 2:  Cut off a piece of paper tape. I cut it about 5 or 6 inches long. Place in the middle of the bag towards the bottom Step 3: Cut two cross threads about 3 inches long  Then cut

Football Centerpiece

What you need: Scissors Knife Kitchen shears Football Optional: Flowers Skewers Ribbon Florist Tape  Step 1: Get a football! I purchased mine from Walmart in the sporting goods section! Just make sure it is the plastic kind and filled with air! Step 2: Take a knife and puncture through football on white line. Take kitchen

DIY Wooden Pencils

These wooden pencils are a quick and easy DIY project that you can even get the kids to help with!  Wether you are decorating around the front porch, your fireplace and mantle area or even your breakfast area…this project will brighten up any and all  back to school activities! Here are the supplies you will

Back to School Garland

This is another fun and affordable back to school activity that the kids can help with.  With just a few supplies you can customize your garland for your mantle, breakfast area, classroom or even your child’s bedroom! Here’s what you will need: Yarn (I used green & red) Twine Clothes pins Flash cards Scissors Cut

Grass Head DIY

I have not made Grass heads since Hillary was little (she is now 26) but when I was thinking of fun summer activities this was at the top of the list. As the summer is winding down and the kids are getting a little bored this project is something that they can take ownership of. 

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