18 DIY Frozen Projects

18 DIY Frozen Projects and Tutorials

Today is the day folks.  No more watching Let It Go on Youtube.  Nope.  Today is the day that Disney’s Frozen comes out on DVD.  Did you preorder from the Disney store? I did.  I am a sucker for that coupon! Well in honor of the release of Disney’s Frozen, I present to you a round up of 18 chillingly awesome (ah yeah, you know you like how I threw in that icy rhetoric).  Go visit these awesome blogs to see tutorials on how to make these 18 DIY Frozen projects!  If you are itching to pin, please hop over to the original blogs and pin from there! [Read more…]

DIY Story Cubes Travel Game

DIY Story Cubes

Traveling long distances with my kids requires a certain amount of preparation and planning.  That is if I want to arrive at my destination with a full head of hair.  I have shared some travel ideas that I have used in the past and I am going to add another to the list.   I usually wrap up little presents to give to the kids on the drive.  It seems like a small present every 1-2 hours keeps them happy.  This time around I tried to do activities that would help the kids pass the time.

Story Cubes Tutorial

I made these DIY Story Cubes out of  wooden blocks, Mod Podge and pictures that I printed on my computer and cut out with my Silhouette.   I tried to have a variety of images both girl and boy friendly.  I used the matte Mod Podge to adhere the square paper pictures onto the blocks.  Once the block was completely done,  I coated it with Mod Podge again and let it dry.

DIY Story Cubes Travel Game

This is how I envisioned the DIY Story Cubes to work… Each of my girls would get 3 cubes.  They would roll the cubes and then draw a picture on the page of their blank story book with whatever images showed up on their cubes.  Then at the end they would have a fun little quirky story.  That is how I envisioned it.  Ahhh, if only everything played out like it does in our minds.  The kids didn’t want to do it that way.  Instead they just rolled the dice (or in my youngest girls case picked the dice) and then drew the pictures that they saw.  Still fine, just not part of my grand scheme.  They also have enjoyed just looking at the pictures on the blocks.  I wish I could say that this game was a hit and will become a travel staple but alas it probably will not.  They kids have enjoyed it and used it more at home than they did on the road. We have been taking the story cubes to church and have been drawing pictures with them there.  I am still glad I made them though.   Maybe the kids just haven’t realized their true potential :).

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dash_Lisa

St. Patrick’s Day Book Page Art

Book Page St. Patrick's Day Art designed by Lisa Richards

I am at it again, making book page art.  This time I did a St. Patrick’s day key.  I sketched the key out with my Silhouette Sketch pens first and then painted it with watercolors.  I am totally digging water colors right now.  One of the things I really liked about this book page art compared to my last  one  is that I filled in the rest of the book page with white chalk.  It really makes the key pop.  You can see the full tutorial on the Silhouette blog.

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dash_Lisa

Honeycomb Tray and Silhouette Portrait GIVEAWAY!

DIY Honeycomb tray upcycle

Happy Monday morning friends! Today you get a double treat, a tutorial and a giveaway for one of the BEST crafting tools around!!  Now that is a good start to the week right?! So first off let me share this project that I whipped up on Saturday. This project has been on the to-do list for almost a year now and I finally got around to it.  Ahhh! It feels so good to check a project off the list!! I bought this rather large gold tray at a yard sale last year and I liked to gold color but man was there a lot of gold! I wanted to do something to it to tone it down a bit. [Read more…]

Cardboard Cereal Box TV Tray

Cardboard Cereal Box TV Tray

I am constantly amazed by all the things you can make with a cereal box! It is like free material at your beckon call.  I used a cereal box again to make the TV trays for my daughters My Little Pony Equestria Girls party.  They are super easy to make and the girls each loved having their own snack tray (and I loved that I wasn’t serving them non stop!). [Read more…]