Cheap, Homemade Cake Decorations, DIY Food Coloring, Edible Crafts

This article was written about Easter egg crafts, but use for any cake decorating, food or edible art. There are even recipes for homemade letter and word foods (great for lesson plans, class treats and parties!) Need last-minute party food or crafts? Take it from this mom of four--been there, done that. Never fear--super DIY mom is here! Here are homemade edible food art recipes using recycled and on-hand materials. And best of all--they're cheaper and safer than store-bought food decorations! Read more Homemade Edible crafts, food coloring

Cheap, Personalized Bridal Shower Crafts for Wedding Gifts

I just threw a bridal shower for my daughter. I wanted to make gifts personal and meaningful by involving guests. At the shower we had guests write notes to the bride and groom on household items give as wedding gifts. Here are shower games and crafts to make for brides-to-be.

Wooden Spoon Advice Craft: Purchase a set of wooden spoons or kitchen utensils, permanent markers,  ribbon in bride's wedding colors and an inexpensive wide-mouth vase or utensil cup. Write couple's name and wedding date on vase and decorate with ribbon (use leftover for shower decorations). Guests sign wooden spoons and write advice to bride and groom. Bride gets utensils and a useful, commemorative vase.  Read more

Easy, Green Earth Day Gardens

Do you love to garden but find yourself cursed with poor soil in your yard? Or maybe you're one of those unfortunate apartment dwelling green thumbs. Either way, it seems impossible to reconcile a love of gardening with a lack of basic garden essentials. With spring planting, Earth Day and the lure of summer bounty right around the corner, would-be gardeners long to tend plants even more. If you find yourself in this situation, do not abandon hope of gardening. You can have a flourishing garden right on your patio, deck or porch.Easy, Green Earth Day Gardens

Cheap, Homemade, Safe Easter Egg Dyeing, Recycled Decorations

Waited till the last minute to buy Easter egg dyeing kits for the kids? Now you have to pull a rabbit out of a hat (pun intended) and come up with your own egg decorations. Take it from this mom of four--been there, done that. Never fear--super DIY mom is here! Here are homemade Easter egg decorations using recycled and on-hand materials. And best of all--they're cheaper and safer than store-bought egg coloring kits! Cheap, Homemade, Safe Easter Egg Dyeing, Recycled Decorations 

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