DIY Nature Journal Cover – Sharing on HowDoesShe!

I am sharing a step by step tutorial on your own reusable journal cover! I made five of these in about a half an hour – SO easy! And you can use a variety of different materials to make these, too. I made one from leather, suede, vinyl fabric, craft foam, and canvas. And I bet there are even MORE materials you could use, too! The sky is the limit! Head on over to HowDoesShe to see my step-by-step instructions and to download your free template as well. 

 Nature Journal DIY

I can’t wait for you to make your own! Oh, and a little comment love would be awesome, too. I’m not above begging 🙂
To say my kids love these is an understatement – they have already sketched their way through their entire booklet and have a new booklet inserted and ready to go! Happy nature hunting!


5 Minute Dollar Store Candy Dish Makeover!

Here is the quickest tutorial ever to create a fun candy dish on a stand from the dollarstore! What you’ll need….a glass candy dish that is flat on the bottom (like the short one with the lid in the second photo- hello, $1!!), a glass candlestick (again, $1 – talk about breaking the bank!), and some Epoxy glue (once again, $1 from the hardware section of the dollarstore). Similar to these ones:
 Twist off the end of the epoxy glue and squeeze it out into a plastic tray (can use the plastic from the packaging) then stir it until it combines. Then, glob it on to the top of the candlestick.  Stick the glass candy dish on top and wait for five minutes, or until the epoxy sets. Add a cute ribbon, and you’ve got a cute candy dish on a stand! This photo shows one candy dish without the candle stick glued on, then the one with behind it.
 Here is a closer look at the finished product:

Fancy, and for only $3 including the epoxy….you seriously can’t beat it. I can’t wait to switch up the ribbon and candy for different seasons, too. I used the same principle to make these treat stands, too.

Happy crafting!!


Thanksgiving Ideas Roundup!

I love Autumn, and one of the reasons is…THANKSGIVING! In Canada, we celebrate in October so we get to fill up on turkey even earlier! Today I’m sharing just a few of my favorite FALL finds with you. I hope they inspire you as much as they have me!
Our Best Bites shares some absolutely ADORABLE Oreo Turkeys. It’s *almost* a shame to eat them!
How about something fun for little fingers to do while waiting for dinner? Check out these free printable placemats from Tomkat Studio!
Simply Vintagegirl has the right idea with a gorgeous (and purposeful) THANKFUL TREE! Have everyone write something they are thankful for on each little tag. I love this idea. You could also use the same idea for a Christmas advent calendar!
Have you seen this idea around? Dip colorful leaves in wax to preserve the color! This can be used in SO many ways for Autumn and Thanksgiving decorating.
My husband LOVES Trifle, so he would go nuts for this Pumpkin Gingerbread variety! What a great twist on the traditional pumpkin dessert.
And, of course, I love me some word art. This amazing Autumn Subway Art is a free download from Hopscotch Studios. LOVE!
I hope this inspires you, and a happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow Canadians!