March 12, 2020

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Valentine's Handprint Cactus Card - finished card with foam heart stickers added too

Making a Valentine's Handprint Cactus CardTurn your child's handprint into a cute Valentine's card. Here it is used to create a potted cactus. This is the perfect card to send to grandparents and other family members. We can show you how in the following project.

 

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards - cards for family

Handmade Valentine's Day CardsMake Valentine's Day card giving even more fun by working with your children to make their own cards for their friends and teacher. These cuties were made using recycled cardboard from cereal boxes. Let us show you how.

 

Wall Shell Decoration for Valentine's Day - hanging on a brick fireplace

Making a Wall Shell Decoration for Valentine's DayKids love to craft. This shell wall decoration with a Valentine's Day theme was made entirely by an elementary school child. Give your kids some craft supplies and see what happens.

 

Making Woven Coconut Leaf Shrimp   - finished leaf shrimp

Making Woven Coconut Leaf ShrimpTeaching kids to improve their motor skills was the impetus for this fun craft. We have a tutorial to help you make woven coconut leaf shrimp. They are fun to make, play with, and perhaps even to use as outdoor decor.

 

Valentine's Hanging Wall Decoration  - full view of the hanging

Valentine's Hanging Wall DecorationWall hangings are fun to make for different seasons and holidays. This Valentine's Day one is no exception. It is easy to construct using crafting supplies you already have. If you don't they are inexpensive to buy and add to your stash for future projects.

 

Hot Air Balloon Happy Valentine's Day Hanging Art - hanging on brick fireplace

Hot Air Balloon Happy Valentine's Day Hanging ArtThis fun hanging hot air balloon Valentine's Day craft incorporates your child's art into a cute seasonal decoration. Follow the steps and accompanying photos to make one of your own.

 

Heart Garden Stakes - a purple and a pink heart shape with green stems

Making Heart Garden StakesDon't forget to decorate outdoors for Valentine's Day. Learn how to make these fun craft stick hearts to add to your entryway planters or even to houseplants.

 

Simple Heart Garland - garland hanging on a mantel

Making a Simple Heart GarlandThis attractive heart garland is made with kraft paper, tissue paper, and ribbon. A heart shaped paper punch comes in handy as does a paper cutter, but are not required. Learn how to make this garland using the instructions found below.

 

Fabric Covered Specimen or Bud Vase - greenery and a yellow flower in bottle with a blue ribbon tied to neck

Fabric Covered Specimen VaseCover a glass bottle with scraps of fabric, decoupage style, to create a unique vase. Use it to display flowers from your garden or to give as a gift on Valentine's Day or any occasion.

 

Making a Photo Christmas Card Keepsake Display - display standing on a granite counter

Making a Photo Christmas Card Keepsake DisplayCreating a collage using Christmas photo cards is a great way to display these keepsakes that often end up tucked away in a box. Give it a try using the project outlined below.

 

Valentine's Bird Card Holder - closeup of card holder

Making a Valentine's Bird Card HolderWhen children exchange Valentine's Day cards at school, they often need to bring in a holder of some type to collect their cards. This bird card holder is so cute, as well as functional. Learn how to make your own here.

 

CD Butterfly Decorations - 7 finished butterflies on a tabletop

How to Make CD Butterfly DecorationsMany of us have some old CDs lying about the house. Learn how to reuse them to make these beautiful butterfly decorations. Your kids can do the creative part, but may need help cutting them out. Hang them anywhere.

 

Making a Hydrangea Door Wreath - wreath hanging on the door

Making a Hydrangea Door WreathThis lovely door wreath is composed of faux hydrangea flowers attached to a homemade wire form. It is the perfect spring decoration for your front door or to hang inside on a wall or mantel. Want to learn how? We can help.

 

Lion Spoon Puppet

Making a Lion Spoon PuppetKids love to play with stick puppets. Turn a plastic spoon into this cute lion by following the simple steps in the project provided here.

 

Giant Strawberry Valentine's Day Card - ready to give to recipient

Making a Giant Strawberry Valentine's Day CardReadily available supplies such as construction paper, googly eyes, and heart stickers are used to make a cute teacher's card for Valentine's Day. We can show you how.

 

Coconut Leaf Panels - continue

Weaving Coconut Leaf PanelsYou don't need to live in the islands to enjoy the look of woven coconut leaf panels. Learn how to make them here and then use them to roof an outdoor space or find other uses for them in your garden area.

 

Bee and Beehive Egg Carton Toy - open hive crate with a bee in one nook

Bee and Beehive Egg Carton ToyTime for a new egg carton toy craft. Here we will show you how to make a bee and its hive. It's a fun toy and would be great to use in teaching children about the important role bees play in our lives, pollenating our flowers and the plants we grow for food.

 

Making A Coconut Leaf Broom - finished broom

Making A Coconut Leaf BroomNatural fibers, such as broom corn, have long been used to make brooms. Despite the fact that many commercially manufactured brooms are now assembled using synthetic bristles, you can still make one at home. If you have a coconut palm in your yard, this project may be just the one for you. Give it a try using the tutorial provided.

 

Refurbishing An Old Lamp - finished desk style lamp

Refurbishing an Old LampRedecorating? Don't toss out your old lamp just because it is the wrong color or beginning to rust. Learn how to refurbish an old lamp in this tutorial. You may become addicted and start painting to redecorate rather than buy new.

 

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Easter Bonnet Door Wreath - finished wreath

Easter Bonnet Door WreathI found everything I needed at the Dollar Store to make these Easter bonnet door wreaths. They are easy, fun, and very pretty! You can make them to color coordinate with any color scheme you want.

 

Questions

ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck Schedule - tabby cat

ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck ScheduleI am trying to find the mobile ASPCA van that use to be on Fordham. Is there a way I can call and make an appointment for my cat?

 

Value of an Antique Bedroom Set - tall dresser with mirror on top

Value of an Antique Bedroom SetThis is a 4 piece set my grandma bought back in the 60s from an auction. I have no idea about its value. How can I set a price on it for sale?

 

Value of a Grundig Majestic Vintage Stereo Console

Value of a Grundig Majestic Vintage Stereo ConsoleI am wondering if anyone could tell me the value of this Grundig Majestic radio/record player/recorder? Model #5012. The radio works. I am not sure about anything else. It's in beautiful condition.

 

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