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Pocket felt eggs: Eco-friendly Easter

Written by contributor Melissa Allen of Green Owl Art. I am making every attempt to not buy plastic eggs this year. So far, none have crossed my threshold, but many alternatives have. I started working on these felt pocket eggs weeks ago. I am not a sewer. I don’t even own a sewing machine, but […]

POSTED BY ON April 4, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
Painted Rock Easter Egg Craft

Easy nature craft for kids: Decorated Easter rocks!

Hi, I’m Krissy from B.Inspired Mama. I was so excited when Jadah invited me to share an easy nature craft idea for kids with you. I thought I’d let you in on one of our Easter painting activities.

POSTED BY ON April 3, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
creative easter egg ideas

5 fun and creative easter egg ideas

Easter is around the corner and we wanted to share some fun and creative easter egg ideas from some seriously creative people. I don’t know about you, but I am so excited to ditch the dye and vinegar and get crackin’ on some of these great ideas!

POSTED BY ON March 28, 2012         |           Comments { 8 }
irish blessing

Irish Blessings: Free Art Download

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share some Irish blessings with you. I grew up in a family where this holiday was deemed sacred. My mom has Irish blood gushing through her veins and loves any excuse to wear green, blast Celtic music and use recipes that include Guinness.

POSTED BY ON March 16, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }

Eco-Friendly Craft: St. Patrick’s Day Charm Necklace

Written by contributor Melissa Allen of Green Owl Art. I love celebrating holidays and I try to teach my children the meaning of each of these special days. Sometimes, there are some really wonderful things to learn about a holiday you may have never even known. I think it is important to embrace these days […]

POSTED BY ON March 14, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }
valentine's music playlist

My Heart Beats For You: Valentine’s Playlist

Music playlists become the soundtrack of our lives. You can hear a song from years ago and it brings you right back to a vivid memory. My husband burned me a mix CD when we first met– I was hooked. I decided to make a mix of songs about love and share it with you. *image […]

POSTED BY ON February 11, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }

Be My… Eco-Friendly Valentine

I love Valentine’s Day, but I don’t love the commercialism that envelopes it. A sweet and thoughtful day has turned into a candy, balloon and trash fest. Just not cool in my book. So what can we do about it? Show our love for others with thoughtful gifts that can be used throughout the year […]

POSTED BY ON January 24, 2012         |           Comments { 9 }
Fabric Gift Wrapping

Fabric Gift Wrapping

House decorated. Gifts made. Ornaments hung on tree. Next comes wrapping those gifts and placing them under the tree. Why not ditch the paper wrapping paper and go for something reusable? Like fabric wrapping paper. I love this idea for many reasons. One, it’s so easy to make. Two, it’s reusable. You can keep the same […]

POSTED BY ON December 20, 2011         |           Comments { 4 }

Making reclaimed ornaments

My husband and I strive to see creative possibilities in everything. We are big believers in buying less and reusing more. An old frame thrown in the trash is turned into a giant cork board, a broken wood chair is fixed and reupholstered, and an old wood door is cut into children’s building blocks. We […]

POSTED BY ON December 12, 2011         |           Comments { 2 }

Holiday postcards: Save a tree and look good

It’s December, which means it is time for the mailbox to be filled with festive cards and letters from family and friends around the world. I absolutely love looking at the pictures and reading the stories that shape and transform a family’s lives in a year. And I also love sharing my own family pictures […]

POSTED BY ON December 5, 2011         |           Comments { 2 }
Etsy and West Elm Event

Handmade Holiday Workshops

Had to share this with our Family Sponge readers! Etsy and West Elm are having a Handmade Holiday Workshop tomorrow night. You can create handmade ornaments and there will be a mini-market of local Etsy sellers set up to share their wares. Come find something for everyone on your list and contribute gifts and decoration […]

POSTED BY ON November 30, 2011         |           Comments { 2 }

Thanksgiving Day Crafts

Entertain the kids this Thanksgiving with meaningful crafts thanks to Melissa of Green Owl Art. Be inspired to turn off the television and break out the art bin for some simple, yet enticing crafts. Create burlap banners to decorate the fireplace or make pumpkin-pie playdough. These fun ideas make me want to join in as […]

POSTED BY ON November 23, 2011         |           Comments { 3 }