DIY: Texas Country song lyric coasters

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I had so much fun making these babies. I love taking unused items around the house and turning them into something unique and functional. I had seen several DIY photo coaster projects on Pinterest and hanging out on the web, but I honestly didn’t want to do the same ole idea as everyone else. Plus, photos get dated very fast, and I wanted something that would stand the test of time. Enter my obsession with all things music. Personally, I’m not musical at all. I think I scare people when I sing at church. I have been known to play an amateur rendition of Hot Cross Buns on the recorder. And that was back in the 5th grade. But even though I’m musically challenged, doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate some good tunes. Plus, it helps that my husband can sing and play the guitar like a crazy guy. And we … Read More

DIY: Child’s hand print Christmas manger craft

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I know there are a lot of hand print crafts out there for children, but this one is my absolute fav. Probably because it’s accompanied with a sweet little saying that makes it that much more special. So I decided to enlist the help of my little one to make these as awesome grandparent gifts for Christmas. I used a very thin (1/8″ thick) piece of leftover wood that I had lying around to make these. Each board measured approximately 9 3/4″ wide by 11 1/2″ high. Yours don’t have to be exact. I sanded the edges real fast just to make sure no little fingers were harmed in the making of these. Then you get to painting! I used acrylic craft paint, and it worked just fine. First, paint the entire board a light blue. Let it dry, about 20-30 minutes. Next, carefully paint the palm of your little … Read More