Mother’s Day Series: Yes- Another Photo Holder

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I really didn’t know what I was going to end up making. All I know is I have about 4 empty tuna cans, a lot of clothespins, a couple of dowels, and craft sticks. I went on pinterest to see what I can make with clothespins and tuna cans, and most of them showed candle holders, or plant holders. Well, I’m not a green thumb according to experience. So a plant holder is out of the question. But, I still crafted them in a way that it looks like a plant holder.

Then I remembered, I have left over plant sorters – hmmm. Is this really going to be a plant holder? Nope. I decided to glue the pot inside the can, add plaster, stick the dowel, and waited for inspiration. Until this morning, when I decided to print a picture that took most of the background – I cut it down to size where it only focuses on my family. I decided to use what’s left of my craft sticks and made it into a frame.
Yes – I made another photo holder.


Mother’s Day Series: DIY Plate decor / Mod Podge

It’s cutting to just days away from Mother’s Day. I will admit, I procrastinated in my DIY’s since my kids have school projects of their own to do. This project is similar to the Halloween plate craft that we have been doing the past couple of years, but I wanted something that can go in my dining area year round. I actually made 2 DIY’s for this project, but I only have a photo for the finished project.

DIY 1: Clear Mod Podge. I wanted to make sure that the glue dries really clear, so instead of making homemade mod podge with white glue, I made it with clear glue instead. I’ll update this post with the photo of the jar.

DIY 2: Plate Decoupage. I wanted it to say family, and have pictures hanging from it – but I wasn’t as inspired to do it elaborately-so I did this as simple as possible.
DIY Plate Decoupage

Set of 8 clear plates @ Dollar Tree
Wall stickers @ Dollar Tree
Cardstock @ 99c store
DIY clear mod podge
Leftover chain

Overall total cost with tax: $5.00

Mother’s Day Series: Last Minute Dollar Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, if you’re strapped for cash and time – here’s an idea…DIY Cupcake stand.

Last week, I baked cupcakes for the first time in a long time. I realized I made too much. I decided that I need a cupcake stand. Then I realized, why buy? I can DIY. I found 3 melamine plates [each size smaller than the other], a 6pk clear glasses, and craft glue @ the 99c store

Took less than five minutes to make
diy cupcake stand
For the next one, I think I’ll take the time to fill the cups with decorative rocks or glitter.

Until then,