Crafts/DIY Even I Can Manage

02/13

2013

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Ghetto Crafting Valentines

Oh, Valentine’s Day. The first holiday of the year that celebrates every child’s individuality by making sure they are all treated completely equally via mass distribution of valentines at school.¬†Pinterest makes you feel like you need to produce valentines that are not only poetic and colorful, but completely handmade. Store-bought valentines now come with tons of crap, presumably to…

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01/29

2013

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Hack Crafts for Ghetto Crafters

While I might be an ace at cooking wholesome meals and saving the planet with the kids, I am a GD zero at crafting. I’m a ghetto, wannabe crafter. Even before there was Pinterest to make my desire 10,000 times worse, I was desperate to be crafty in any way possible. Sewing, knitting, DIY furniture restoration, decoupage, whatever. But…

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12/07

2012

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Letter to Santa

We wrote a letter to Santa the other day.

I wanted to take our time and do it right, so we:

- Printed a tree border on a blank paper and used stamps to personally decorate the letter and envelope

- Wrote the letter by hand

- Respectfully introduced P to Santa

- Gave a reason…

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07/04

2012

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Ghetto Crafting With a RealMom: Homemade Memory Game

I know I’m not alone when I say Pinterest makes me sick. I freaking love it, but holy crap, the widespread perfection that is featured on that site makes moms the world over feel like they totally suck for their slipshod crafts and well-intended-but-lame efforts at kid-friendly activities.

Well I saw screw that. I’m not letting Pinterest bring me down…

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06/25

2012

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Day Care Trash-to-Treasure Redux

Recently I posted about bringing things to day care for the kids to use for craft projects (see My Trash = Day Care’s Treasure). Seeing the list of stuff I’ve brought in made me realize that it had been a long time since I reviewed day care’s full list of potential trash-to-treasure items. So I asked them for…

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