July 29, 2014

DIY Gilded or Fabric Covered Bowls

Mar18
Make a Beautiful Statement Piece out of Simple Paper and Paint - DIY Gold Paper Mache Bowl

Do you remember last summer when I was involved in our fun DITTO DIY? One of our projects included a Gilded challenge. Yes, we had to gild something or paint it gold. I sure wish that I had thought to […]

DIY Personalized Photo Coasters (An Entire Set for Less than $1)

Mar12
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 I recently read that we see over 250 images everyday. 250 EVERY DAY! That’s a lot of images. Between instagram, pinterest and facebook, I am willing to bet I see double that every day!  If you are anything like me, […]

$3 Cookie Sheet Menu Planing Board

Jan24
Adorable $5 Menu Plan Board

Every where one looks, there are blogs, books, magazine articles and heroic claims that this is the next up and coming way to help you organize your meal time. In fact,  I wouldn’t have started an entire 10 Minute Dinners […]

Simple Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

Dec11
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Unique ornament traditions hold a special place in my heart. Each year I give our children a special ornament. Sometimes we make it together, but most times I buy one that symbolizes something special in their year. When they leave […]

DIY Wrapping Paper Ideas (Perfect Easy Craft with Kids)

Dec10
Simple DIY wrapping paper

One of the best things about getting a “tad” older is being able to watch your best friends’ children grow into amazing adults. I’ve had that privilege with my newest contributor and she has always been about all things creative. […]

Build Your Own TeePee in 30 Minutes: Kid Boredom Busters

Apr3
Making a tee pee @beautyandbedlamdotcom

It’s that week when many kids are home from school. The first few days equal pure bliss and relaxation, but by mid week, those dreaded words, “I’m bored,” may slip out. (Watch out if that occurs in our home. ;)) […]

Easy Playdough Recipe

Feb8
Homemade Playdough @beautyandbedlam

As I look out my window, it’s a rainy, freezing, stay curled up in side kind of day, and if the national forecast is correct, many of you are stuck inside with snow. Have you heard the kids mention they […]

Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree: Best 10 Minute Craft

Dec10
Easy Paper Christmas Tree Craft @beautyandbedlam.com

For years, shouts from behind the closet door have been taunting me. “Please, I want to be your friend again. We used to be besties. I promise, you won’t regret it.” But alas, I have ignored those quiet pleas and […]

DIY Fun Window Clings Craft

Aug5
Window-Clings-a-Tutorial-from-StudioJRU

I am so happy to have one of my sweet friends and amazingly talented friends, Jennifer, from StudioJRU add to our repertoire of ideas for Kids’ Boredom Busters. Although as I looked over what Jennifer has done for us, why […]

Creative party decorations on a budget

Sep17
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As I browse amazing party decorations, my prerequisites always include amount of time, ease and budget-friendly. When  Cynthia shared what she did for her daughter’s birthday,  I squealed with delight. This easy to make and even easier on the budget’ […]