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Sep 3

September 3, 2015

Pumpkin Bear!

Pumpkin Bear!

This is a super cute and totally simple fall craft.  I had a lot of fun with my two daughters a few years ago when we all made one.  I leave mine out from September through November every year! Here’s What You Need: One Foam Craft Pumpkin One Teddy Bear A Selection of Artificial Fall Leaves and Flowers An Exact-o Knife A Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks A Sharpie Marker A Ruler Directions: 1.  Using the Sharpie marker, draw…

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May 5

May 5, 2015

Free Printable! – Felt Roadway Pattern

  My grandkids love playing with this roadway I made out of felt. They play with it for hours, arranging the road pieces into different patterns and driving their toy cars on them.  It’s the perfect size for Matchbox Cars, Hot Wheels and Legos. You can get a free printable pattern to make a roadway out of felt for your little ones. DOWNLOAD http://lovemybighappyfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Road-Pattern-for-Felt.pdf What you will need: Printable Pattern 10-20 Pieces of Black Felt (I like to use the stiff…

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May 4

May 4, 2015

Mother’s Day Plaque

This unique and personal plaque makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. I made these for my three sisters using a photo of our mom and one of each of our grandmothers. I looked up “poems about mothers” on the Internet and found this one by Washington Irving. What you’ll need: A wooden plaque from the craft store Wood Stain Shellac Modge Podge Glue Stick Photo(s) of the mom(s) your plaque will feature A poem or quote about mothers 1 Sheet…

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May 1

May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – DIY Luxury Soaps

These beautiful luxury soaps look and smell great.  They make excellent gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays or any special occasion, really. I love making them and choosing the scents and colors. I like to add herbs and spices for a special touch. What You’ll Need: Brick of Soap from the craft Store. Eventually I’d like to make my own soap from scratch but since I’m just starting out I’ve been using the premade bricks of soap. Soap molds. Rubber “stamps”…

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Apr 15

April 15, 2015

Mother’s Day Calendar

Mother’s Day Traditions – Personalized Calendar My mom has been gone for over 20 years now and I miss her very much. My three older sisters and I go in together and purchase a great big bouquet of flowers and meet at the cemetery every Mother’s Day to remember our sweet mom. Since we can’t really buy any gifts for her other than that, we buy them for each other. We take them to the cemetery with us and exchange Mother’s…

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Mar 30

March 30, 2015

Pretty Wrapped Easter Eggs!

Pretty Wrapped Easter Eggs Supplies: Choose Your Eggs – Plastic Easter Eggs, Actual Egg Shells with middles blown out, or Styrofoam Egg Shapes Embroidery Floss White Craft Glue Hot Glue Gun Embellishments such as Small Silk Flowers Appliqués Lace Ribbon Felt Pieces Directions:  Real Eggs – Make a very small hole in each end. Shake the egg vigorously to break the yolk. Hold the egg over a bowl and blow forcefully into one of the holes in the ends. When all of…

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