10 Ways to Washi: Organizing Edition

We’re continuing our washi tape series into the New Year (read 10 Ways to Washi: Holiday Edition if you missed it), for those of you who have either committed to becoming more crafty in 2015 or for those who want a pretty way to organize your life and your belongings. Washi tape is so versatile that you can use it in practically any way you can come up with, especially when it comes to organization, so we’ve rounded up 10 Ways to Washi organizing style!

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5 Ways to Make St. Patrick’s Day Special for Your Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and whether you are Irish or not, it is still a fun holiday to celebrate! There are so many fun ways to make this day special for your kids that, best of all, don’t include gifts, like most holidays do! Spend this day wearing green and celebrating the luck of the Irish with these five fun ideas for making this day special for you and your kids.

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Shamrock Yarn Wreath

Whether you are Irish or not, chances are you love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! This fun holiday is all about green, being lucky and looking for leprechauns. If you love all the fun customs that come with St. Patrick’s Day, why not add some of this fun and whimsy to your decor? This simple-to-make Shamrock Yarn Wreath, with it’s green and white yarn stripes and beautiful felt shamrocks, will be just what your front door needs to add a little extra luck to your house.

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Homemade Drinking Chocolate Recipe

When the temperature drops and more hours are spent indoors snuggled up under blankets, nothing beats a warm mug of drinking chocolate. Drinking chocolate, rather than cocoa, is the more grown up and richer version of a favorite childhood treat. Packaged and powdered drink mixes–move aside. Drinking chocolate makes a delectable gift, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or the holidays. However, we dare you to try this recipe and still want to give it away! 

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Cute as a Bug Valentines

 cute as a bug valentines

The most special Valentines are ones that come from the heart. So, why not make some easy, customized Valentine’s Day cards with your child that let their personality shine through? Making simple Valentines is a fun way to give family and friends an extra smile. Plus, what could be cuter than your own little bug making little Valentine’s Day bugs? Even if “crafty” isn’t exactly your middle name, with these adorable and easy Valentines, it doesn’t need to be!

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Simple Valentine’s Day Yarn Wreath

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and all things red and pink. Winter is still here, and depending on where you live, the world may still be gray and cold. Why not add some color and vibrancy to your front door by creating this beautiful and simple to make yarn wreath? Set on a sea of heather gray, these pink and red hearts jump out at you, and the criss cross of the yarn gives an argyle feel to your wreath. This will certainly brighten up your front door- and for a fraction of the cost of buying a similar wreath in the store.

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Love Monster Valentine Mailboxes

Love Monster Vaneltine Mailboxes

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there are a few things that you need to do for your kids to be prepared; selecting and preparing a Valentine themed snack, picking out and putting together their classroom Valentines, and creating their personal Valentine Mailbox. When it comes to making these boxes meant to receive and carry all the precious Valentines from friends and family, the possibilities are endless. If you’ve never read to book The Love Monster with your kids, it’s certainly one you should consider adding to your list. In the meantime, your kids will love to make these silly little monster mailboxes for their Valentines.

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DIY Eye Cream

Are you tired of spending way too much on expensive eye creams full of who-knows-what? Good news is you don’t have to forgo your eye cream to save a little. We have discovered an all natural eye cream packed with anti-aging nutrients to help reduce dark circles and puffiness and soothe the delicate skin around the eye. And you can make it with 2 simple ingredients right in your kitchen!

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DIY Body Scrubs

2 DIY body scrub recipes

Have you ever found yourself browsing through Pinterest to find the perfect, homemade gift for someone special in your life? Or, maybe you are looking to create something for yourself. Either way, look no further. We have come up with the most simple, easy and delightful gift that you can make at home in your very own kitchen. Put on your apron, and scrub up because you are about to make some pretty amazing all natural body scrubs. Read on to find out how.

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DIY Photo Display Board

DIY Photo Display Board

A picture is worth a thousand words, but does it say anything when no one sees it? Most of our photos are hanging out in cyber world with only a handful making its way into the “real world.” Part of that may be because we have run out of unique ideas, or shelves, to display them.  Problem solved! With this adorable and super easy DIY Photo Display Board, you can show off those precious photos in a fun way. 

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6 Kids Craft Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

“I’m BORED Mom!!!” At one time or another, we have all heard those words coming from our kids’ mouths. When boredom strikes at your house, look no further than your kitchen to find the answer! We love DIY crafts here at Daily Mom so we have gathered six simple kids craft recipes that can be made with ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Many of these can be store bought, but they are really quite easy to make yourself and not only are they non-toxic, but they are FUN to make!

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Easy Baby Shower Decor

Easy Baby Shower Decor

Are you in the midst of baby shower planning and searching for simple and chic party decor? Look no further! We have a few ideas to help you get your craft on. Don’t fret if you’re not the “crafty” type, these are easy baby shower decorations (almost) anyone can do!

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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

The famous Goldfish crackers are probably a staple in your house if you have children. They fly off the shelves and into your children’s mouths in a second. Those little bags just aren’t big enough for the addicting fishies. Not to mention, they probably are addicting for a reason, possibly due to the high amounts of sodium packed in, along with other ingredients that you might not be a fan of. Don’t deprive your kids of the bite size, cheesy goodness they have come to know and love. Just change up your game. It’s super easy to make your own homemade Goldfish crackers, surprisingly with only 5 ingredients! You wish there were only 5 ingredients listed on the back of those bags. Now you can not only give your kids what they want, but you can rest assured knowing exactly what they are eating.

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Let it Snow! Make Your Own Snowflakes

Make Your Own Snowflakes

Cutting out snowflakes can be deceptively difficult. It is hard to get the right shape and design without looking like a kindergarten art project (though real kindergartener art is always cute, of course!). With this tutorial, you’ll be on your way to creating snowflakes that actually look worthy of hanging in your windows, on a Christmas tree, or displayed on your mantle. If you’re feeling extra creative, make some miniature sized ones to use as card tags for your gifts this year! Keep reading for a photo tutorial on how to make perfect snowflake cut-outs.

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