Archives for July 2011

Easy Bleached T-Shirt

So Simple, So Cool

New or old t-shirts can be customized with a little bleach and water. Learn how to create your very own custom designs in minutes.


Dark t-shirt (old or new)  If you use a new t-shirt you may want to prewash it to get the stiffness out.
Spray bottle with equal parts water and bleach
Heavy paper to cut out your design
Adhesive to attach paper to t-shirt ( I used a permanent adhesive roller)
Draw and cut your design out. Tape to the front of your t-shirt.
Lay out your t-shirt over newspaper. Spray with your mixture of bleach and water. Watch your t-shirt change color before your eyes! Rinse immediately in water and let dry. Wear your design proudly and be the envy of all your friends.

CLICK HERE to watch the video.

Stamping 101 – How to make your own stamps

Jumbo Stamp Art

Make your own stamps.

If you have a design you just love why not use it as inspiration? Use some pretty fabric. You can make some stamps out of foam and create matching canvas pictures to hang on the wall. For the kids, you can turn a Styrofoam meat tray into a very cool stamp!

CLICK HERE to see how it’s done!

On the Go Breakfast Burrito


Watch this video for a super simple, quick and easy breakfast for every day of the week.

Thank a Soldier

Thank a Soldier

For our heroes!

Say “Thank You” to all of the men and women who are serving our country. Take a moment to make them something special. Decorate a cigar box and fill it with goodies. All of the resources are there to make it easy for you to say “Thanks”.

Watch how I did this by CLICKING HERE!

Water Bottle Jewelry

Level: Super Simple

Designed by: Heidi B

This is another very clever idea by one of my all time favorite designers Heidi B. I have watched her for years and have learned how to look at trash a completely different way. You will be amazed at all the things you can do with plastic water bottles. This is just the beginning! Thanks Heidi!


Plastic water bottle
Different colors of felt


  1. Cut out a bracelet from the bottom of an empty water bottle.
  2. Cut small squares of felt to cover the plastic and glue to the bracelet.
  3. Make flowers by cutting a small strip of felt and rolling it into a circle. Put a dab of glue as you start and when you get to the end. Let dry.
  4. Glue your flowers to the bracelet.
  5. No one will ever know it’s a water bottle bracelet



Traveling Tic Tac Toe

Level: Super Simple

Designed by: Heidi B

Heidi is one of my favorite designers. I love her because she figures out how to turn most trash into something new, fun and useful again. You can check out some of her other projects on her website   Although I love her original idea, I took her basic idea and modified it slightly. You might even come up with your own design and ideas. If so please share!


Empty cereal box or any colorful cardboard box about the size of a cereal box
2 colors of buttons, 5 of each color
Peel and stick magnetic circles or strips (


  1. Cut a square from the box approximately 6 ½ x 6 ½  inches wide. Cut 9, 2×2 inch wide squares.
  2. Use back side of large cardboard cutout and glue 2×2 squares 3 across and 3 down, bright colorful side up.
  3. Place a magnet in the center of each 2×2 square.
  4. Glue a metal washer to the back of each button. I used two colors to represent x’s & o’s.
  5. Once the glue dries you are ready to play!




Summer Water Toys

Level: Super Simple

Designed by: Terri O

The Foam-O-rater and the water sponge bombs are a blast! Yes that pun was intended. They are not only very inexpensive to make but your kids will stay cool in the summer heat while having fun.

Sponge Bomb Supplies:

3 sponges


  1. Cut the sponges into strips. You should get about 3 to 4 strips per sponge.
  2. Stack them on top of each other and tie a string around all of them in the middle.
  3. Soak your sponge bomb in water for a few seconds.
  4. Pick your target, aim and throw!

Foam-O-rater Supplies:

Empty plastic water bottle
Rubber band
Old wash cloth
Dish soap
Lid to plastic dish


  1. Cut off bottom of water bottle. About 1 or 2 inches up.
  2. Cut a piece of wash cloth big enough to cover bottom of water bottle and secure with a rubber band.
  3. Wet the wash cloth with water. Pour some dish soap inside the plastic lid.
  4. Dip the wet end of the bottle into the dish soap and blow into the top.
  5. See who can make the longest foam snake.









101 Decoupage

A long time craft that dates back a hundred years or more. Find out how easy it is and what you need to get started.  Watch HERE!

Lip Liners

Use these great tips to get the perfect pouty look:

  • Application- Should always start in the center and bring down.
  • Tips- To make your lips fuller which are my favorite you will want to go outside natural edge of lips to emphasize their shape. Shimmer lipsticks and gloss will also help. Don’t use  matte shades because they will make your lips look thinner.
  • Lip fusion- My favorite lip plumper. Lip fusion benefits which include stimulating collagen production and moisturizing, taste nice and it does not sting. All plumper’s effects are temporary, so it has to be reapplied throughout the day to maintain the results.

Compliments of Cos Bar

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Thank a Teacher

Spend a few minutes showing your favorite teacher how much you care. Your creativity will last a lifetime.  Watch how I made this pencil vase HERE!