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How to make a personalized wood journal | Use thin plywood to make the cover for a custom notebook | handmade crafts

A Carved Wood Journal

Make a custom carved notebook or wood journal out of plywood. It makes the perfect personalized gift or treasured keepsake. Last year, I saw Serena from Thri...
Use craft inks to create the deathly hallows design on any tshirt, or learn how to make your own design. Free printable pattern of the Harry Potter designs.

Deathly Hallows Shirt

Use craft inks to make a deathly hallows t-shirt or design your own customized t-shirt. Remember in my post about the Personalized Water Bottle Holders, I sa...
14 gift idea for the tech lover or technology expert

Gifts for the Tech Lover

12 innovative, unique, and affordable gift ideas for the tech lover this Christmas, including speakers, disposable flash drives, and a way to connect to your ca...
How to make Moana's necklace with hemp, and how to make a charm that looks like Moana's locket. DIY jewelry and a gift idea.

Moana’s necklace

Learn how to make Moana's necklace with hemp, and how to make a charm that looks like Moana's locket. A great DIY jewelry and gift idea. My daughter and I j...
Great gift idea and which art supplies to include when giving an artist gift set

Artist Gift Set

Put together a set of quality art supplies to create the perfect gift for any artist or creative friend. This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.com. F...
A Hemp Jewelry-making kit is the perfect gift idea to give to any teen or tween girl

Give a Jewelry Making Kit

Create a jewelry-making kit to give to your favorite teen or tween this year. Include a good how-to book and lots of fun supplies. My kids have lots of stuff...
How to refinish a music stand. With some paint and a little creativity, any musician can do this DIY project.

4 Ways to Refinish a Music Stand

Anything can be refinished, including music stands. Here’s four ways to refinish and update a standard black music stand into something more artistic. My d...
How to make Lego Friends outfits as a gift for the girl or tween who loves Legos

Lego Friends Outfits

Make a Lego Friends outfit for your Lego-loving girl. A perfect gift for tweens or any girl who loves to build with Lego Friend sets. My daughters are maste...
It's easy to alter a pattern to make any costume you want. This gives directions on how to lengthen, widen, or shorten any dress or jacket.

How to Alter a Pattern

Love making costumes but can’t find the right pattern? It’s easy to alter a pattern to create any costume you can imagine. Last year our family dressed u...
A Nerf dart costume made into a steampunk blaster. Perfect for any steampunk costume.

Nerf Steampunk Gun

Turn a plastic Nerf dart gun into a steampunk blaster. It’s easy to make a steampunk gun with just a little paints and some details. For my birthday this y...
a DIY soccer goal made with PVC pipes

DIY Soccer Goal

Make your own DIY soccer goal with some PVC pipe and joints and some netting. It’s an easy DIY project, and a great gift for a soccer-loving kid. I’m exc...
How to update an old cutting board with a new design

Cutting Board Refresh

Refreshing an old cutting board is easy with a little food-safe oil, but why not add an interesting new design feature while your at it? Here's how. My favor...
An upcycled metal bowl with a brushed finish

Brushed Metal Bowl

I took an old, stained metal bowl and gave it a brushed metal finish to hide the flaws and give it interest. When I got this great metal bowl second hand, I ...
How to turn an old Little Tikes car into a toddler Batmobile

Little Tikes Toddler Batmobile

We transformed a Little Tikes play car into a toddler Batmobile for my son's 2nd birthday. His sisters even updated their Barbie car into a Batmobile too, so ...
Children's Pointillism Painting | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

Pointillism with Jane

This month, I have been organizing our elementary school’s annual PTA Reflections Program, where students submit artwork to be judged at the local, state, and...