Pom Pom Jar (Reward System)

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When I'm out with my fellow Moms, I often ask about different ideas to help me become a better parent. My friend suggested a reward system and said the Pom Pom Jar had worked for her. It's such a genius idea - it's a great way to discipline your little ones. Kids earn pom poms by being well-behaved and kind around the house or doing little chores. Those pom poms go into a jar and when the jar is full - they get a reward! I have sweet treats for prizes and soon will start creating fun surprises for my little guys. I wanted to create my own pom poms using some scrap … [Read more...]

Learning Numbers – Peg Board Tutorial

My boys and I are addicted to Team Umizoomi and this project really inspired me of a creative way to work on our number skills.I started with a 2"x4" wood scrap. I actually got this from a neighbor and thought this would be perfect for my project. Plan your number spacing before stamping. If you want to be absolutely sure you can measure the space in between and mark them with a pencil. I just eye balled mine. It's not perfect but you can't really tell right. I was just too excited to get this one done so we can put it in good use. After stamping mark the holes for the … [Read more...]

Teacher Gift – Brown Sugar Body Scrub

I am loving all the homemade hand and body scrubs via Pinterest lately and thought I can definitely create a big batch of this brown sugar body scrub and turn them into teacher gifts.IngredientsOrganic Coconut Oil (1 1/2 cups)Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup)Brown Sugar (2 cups)Lemon Juice (5 tbsp)Lemon Zest (2 tbsp)I started by mixing all the ingredients. Make sure there are no lumps.I designed a set of circle labels to decorate the packaging. Punch circle tags using a 2" circle puncher and glue onto the tops. Transfer and divide into mason jars. Seal and secure lids.I … [Read more...]

PSA Essentials Blog Hop

Welcome to the PSA Essentials & blog hop! If you're coming by via PSA Samp Camp you're on the right track. If not make sure you start at the beginning and check PSA Stamp Camp blog so you don't miss any amazing projects.I just love repurposing things and this is such a great project because I have tons of fabric scraps that I just can't part with. I can see different themes created throughout the year and it can be a great gift idea to for a crafty friend too!Start off by selecting a cotton fabric. Trim strips of fabric using a rotary cutter. The width of the … [Read more...]

Bunny Tails – Easter Treat Packaging Idea

Here's another packaging idea I found on Pinterest and loved that I can easily mimic the design and incorporate my PSA Essentials Peel and Stick Stamps.I started by cutting a 12"x12" pattern paper into four squares. Fold them in half and stamped "bunny tails" text onto the paper using PSA Essentials Archive letter stamp set. I also attached a cute little silhouette bunny to tie the whole theme. I used a clear bag to package the marshmallows and secure the stamped paper tag on top of the bag. Instead of stapling the paper - I sewed a simple zigzag stitch. … [Read more...]