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Tag Archives: diy

Blueberry Jar Trifles

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 1, 2019 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Blueberry jar trifle #recipe via Blog by Donna

Summer is a great time to make fresh fruit desserts like blueberry jar trifles. I love making pretty individual desserts. They seem so personal and gives the impression that someone took the time to make something special just for you (me). I like trifles and they are perfect to individualize by making them in a […]

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Teacher Appreciation – Say it with Flowers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 28, 2019 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Health and Fitness, Wordless Wednesday
flower pot from a watering can teacher appreciation idea

This is Teacher Appreciation week at my son’s school and today is flower day. It could be a single flower from you own garden, a bunch of wildflowers, a flower(s) from your local grocery store or flowers delivered from a florist. Just show your appreciation for your teacher with flowers. Here’s one of the things […]

Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft an Easy DIY for Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 20, 2019 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY
Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft - DIY Christian craft

If you are looking for some family fun Christian crafts, this Paid in Full Coin Cross craft is perfect. It’s a great DIY craft for Vacation Bible School, Sunday School class, and would be an ideal craft for Easter. This is a craft that helps children understand Christ’s love for them, and how he has […]

Snowman Ornament – Easy DIY Wood Block Ornament

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 28, 2018 | Categories: DIY
wood block snowman ornament

Even though my son is older, I still like making homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree or for gifts to nieces and nephews. It’s fun doing DIY gifts, and they’re so much more personal, like this woodblock snowman ornament… Wood Block Snowman Ornament Materials: 3 Small wooden blocks White, black, and orange craft paint One […]

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Elf Hats Holiday Treats Recipe for Christmas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2018 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Recipes
elf hats

Looking for easy holiday treats to make this Christmas season? Elf hats are a fun and easy holiday treat and perfect for kids to make or help mom or dad make. They are a tasty treat and so cute, too. These elf hats only require four ingredients that are easy to find. They don’t take […]

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Glitter Slime Recipe for Fun and Relaxation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 23, 2018 | Categories: DIY
glitter slime

I have to admit that I didn’t get into making slime when my son was younger. I’m just not very crafty and we did a lot of things together but crafting just wasn’t one of them. At least not on a regular basis.  Fast forward, my son is now a teenager, and I’m suddenly into […]

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Preparing A Wedding For A Close Friend: How To Make DIY Bouquet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2017 | Categories: DIY
DIY wedding bouquets

Nothing can be more special than looking forward to your wedding – the day when you tie the knot with that special someone. What is equally more precious is when your close friend gets married and asks you for help. You want to make the best use of your time to prepare a dream wedding […]

Cinnamon Chai Sugar Scrub – DIY Gifts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 18, 2017 | Categories: Beauty, DIY

I enjoy making my own DIY beauty products. Firstly, I know what’s in them, meaning, no chemicals and ingredients I can’t even pronounce. Secondly, it fun to experiement and play with natural ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Not to mention you can make them look so pretty, which makes them great gift […]

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Snickerdoodle Lip Scrub – DIY Beauty

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 14, 2017 | Categories: Beauty, DIY
Snickerdoodle lip scrub. This DIY lip scrub makes a great gift...

Snickerdoodle conjurs up images of delicious cookies… a cookie I happen to enjoy. The next best thing to a snickerdoodle cookie is a DIY lip scrub. I love making homemade scrubs, but haven’t made one specifically for the lips before. This DIY Snickerdoodle Lip Scrub will keep your lips soft and kissable all winter long […]

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Give Your Dog Wholesome Treats and #NudgeThemBack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 27, 2016 | Categories: Pets
DIY Dog Toy Tutorial treats

This post is sponsored by Nudges® Dog Treats and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Nudges Wholesome Dog Treats available at Walmart but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nudges Dog Treats is not responsible for the content of this article. Our […]