Ampersand Hand Kite

I found this cute little wooden ampersand at Walmart. $1!

I've seen hand-kites with ribbon wrapped around wooden rings. They're fun for kids to run with and twirl around. I thought it would be neat to use different shapes. This is also a cute way to store your ribbons! Just add a hook somewhere in your craft corner and hang it for all to see :-).

Flagging Tape for Tic Tac Toe or other Yard Games!

Summer is officially here! It's time for BBQ's and yard games!

We packed up the car and celebrated Father's day in the park. I needed to come up with a space-saving way to play games without spray-painting the grass.

Enter: Flagging Tape. It's the tape contractors use around the perimeter of their job sites. I used landscaping pins to hold down the ends. Landscaping pins can be found right next to the weed-control landscape fabric. Ask a store associate to direct you to the area where they sell "Caution" tape. Both items are super cheap!

Have fun!

Easy Shirt 'n Tie Father's Day Gift Bag

Here's an easy gift bag idea! Fun for the kids to make :-). Sorry about the picture quality :-(.

  • Paper sandwich bag
  • Scrap paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape

Jenga Guest Book

Use a Jenga game to build a memorable guest book! This could be great for graduation parties, milestone birthdays or wedding receptions.

Gel pens, ballpoint pens, dry erase markers and "chalk" markers worked well.

Don't use paint pens, Sharpies or other felt-tip markers. The ink will spread and bleed! Trust me, I tried :-(.

Here's a close up of a "chalk" marker that wrote smoothly without spreading. I like the look of white writing on wood blocks:

Time to build some memories!

One Seam T-Shirt Bag

Super simple project. You'll only have to sew one seam! Pick a shirt that looks great upside-down. You'll need one t-shirt for the bag and some cord or t-shirt yarn for the closure.

When you're making the 4 tiny snips, cut through only one layer of fabric, not both layers. Pull the t-shirt yarn or cord through the first hole, through the inside the bottom of the shirt, back out and in the opposite hole, thread through the other side and knot the end!