Hanging Bird Seed Feeders

I learned something new recently. I was surfing through Pinterest to find some fun things to do with my grandson when I came across this pin from Inner Child Learning. It was on how to make bird feeders and I thought that would be a fun thing to do with my  little guy and then he could hang them up and watch the birds which would extend the usefulness of the craft activity. Here's what I learned while reading her post: February is National Feed a Bird month!  According to ... Read more

Clothespin Heart Wreath

We are so pleased to share this great project from Linda at It All Started With Paint. She has the perfect craft for us on this special holiday. Happy Valentine's Day!  Dear Made From Pinterest Readers,   Please accept my sincerest apology. You see, my plan was to share with you an easy DIY. Easy. Cheap. And lightening speed fast …   that, my new friends, was the plan.   And when I spotted a clothespin wreath online – and pinned it here on my it started with ... Read more

11 Valentine’s Day Ideas We Love!

From dinner to dessert, gifts and decorations this collection of Valentine's Day ideas has got you covered! We three sisters are all about family, food and fun. Our experience is that it is often the little things that have the biggest impact and create the most lasting memories. I am the baby of the family, and by far my favorite gifts from my sisters are the letters they wrote in my journal over the years expressing their love for me. A motto I try to live up to when it comes to my family is ... Read more

Valentine Candy Dish

My childhood was very far from any kind of "country" environment.  I grew up in the city which was near a beach and most of my days were spent planning on when my friends and I would get to go lay out in the sun.  Growing up we never had a garden, never raised chickens or had any other kind of "farmy" experience, except when I would get to visit my cousins in Utah and Idaho and then we got to play Pom Pom Pullaway in the root cellar.  Man, my sister and I thought that was the coolest thing ... Read more

Felt Heart Garland

Valentine's Cards used to be homemade. I know this because my Granny Ola told me how she used to spend hours preparing her cards for her special friends. Does calling her Granny Ola call up images of a tree hugging, granola loving, moccasin wearing, free spirited woman? Good, then you have the right image in your head. During her youth in a small farming town, there were no boxes or bags for each child. You made your cards for your best friends, or the boys you were interested in. Only the girls ... Read more

Distressed Mason Jars

Hello Made From Pinterest readers! I’m thrilled to be back here sharing with you what I made from Pinterest this past week …   drum roll please …   painted and distressed mason jars!   And now I must bow my head in shame. You see, my inspiration pin is mine. As in my very own project that I shared last Spring here …   Are you following my shamefulness? Or is it shamelessness? Either way it’s most certainly shameful for me to find inspiration from ... Read more

Sharpie Tie Dye Tee Shirts

Make a tie dye tee shirt with Sharpie pins and rubbing alcohol? YES! The colors are vivid and your kids will have a blast making their own designs!   I'm so glad I found  pin  from The Art Girl Jackie, she combined several techniques to come up with this awesome method.   Supplies Needed Pre-Washed or Light Colored Tee Shirt I used 91% Alcohol. If you use a lower percent it might not work as well. Sharpies -  Stay with the color wheel, no brown or ... Read more

Cloud Dough

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL! This is going to be one of our best Christmases yet. It will be the first time our whole family has been together in 3 years and our first grandchild will be 7 months old. Such a fun age for Christmas.! I remember when her mother was that age, we were so excited for her to play with the new toys we had bought her. What was she interested in playing with? All the pretty, shiney wrapping paper and bows. She didn't want to have anything to do with the actual presents ... Read more

Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments

A neighbor just dropped off a thoughtful Christmas gift to you but you hadn't planned on giving anything to them.  Quick!  What do you do? This has happened to me more than I care to admit but this year,  I'm prepared! In my Christmas arsenal this year, I have some of these darling Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments made up and ready to go for any last minute gift giving.  A big thanks to Bubbly Nature Creations for this great pin!   I pinned this months ago and was so excited to make them! These ... Read more

Scalloped Felt Trees

We are so excited to have Linda from It All Started With Paint with us again today. We love her witty writing as well as her great ideas. No wonder we have her back, right? These Scalloped Felt Trees look so cozy! Enjoy this great post from Linda. This scalloped felt tree tutorial is not the project I had planned to share with you wonderful Made From Pinterest readers. No, I had other plans in mind. Big plans. Plans that included plastic forks. And spray paint …   Inspired by the ... Read more

Coastal Christmas Ornament

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? I am not. For so many people Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas without snow. Growing up in southern California, we three sisters never had a white Christmas. I can even remember trying out my new roller skates from Santa right away, because the weather was good enough. So now that I live in an area that does get occasional snow, I like a reminder of warmer weather and childhood memories. When I saw this pin for a Coastal Christmas Ornament from Mom ... Read more

Smashing Balls Activity For Kids - This is a great activity to keep your kids busy for hours! #Kids #Activity

Smashing Balls (Baked Cotton Balls)

Smashing Balls Activity For Kids - This is a great activity to keep your kids busy for hours! #Kids #Activity

One of our favorite family movies is The Avengers. Our favorite scene is when Captain America is giving each hero specific assignments to help save the world from the invading aliens. The last instructions were given to Hulk, Captain America points at him and says "Hulk SMASH"! Christmas break will be here before you know it, the kids will be out of school and looking for something fun to do. With this activity you can point to your kids and tell them to  "SMASH"! We came across this ... Read more

Look at this darling turkey wreath tutorial that I found at MadeFromPinterest.net!

Thanksgiving Wreath Tutorial

Look at this darling turkey wreath tutorial that I found at MadeFromPinterest.net!

I have a confession. I LOVE Halloween! I love the decorations, the colors and the costumes etc. I go all out and every year put on a Halloween dinner for my family complete with the grossest food that I can find.  This year I strayed a little from the gross food and we had a Harry Potter Murder Mystery Dinner.  Soooo fun! However the truth is, as soon as Halloween is over, I start listening to Christmas ... Read more

Thankful Tree

Can someone please explain to me how we got to the 14th of November so quickly? Wasn't Halloween just last week? I'm one of those people who likes to look on the bright side of any situation whenever possible. The time has passed so quickly because I have a very busy life full good things like taking care of my family, spending time with friends and blogging with my two crazy, but wonderful sisters. I'm blessed with good health which allows me to be this busy. Sometimes you need to take some ... Read more

No Sew Sweater Vase Tutorial. Make in less than 5 minutes!

No Sew Sweater Vase

No Sew Sweater Vase Tutorial. Make in less than 5 minutes!

Are you ready for a treat?  We have Linda from It All Started with Paint AND Mason Jar Crafts Love guest posting on our blog today! Yeah, she not only has one great blog but two!  What a lady!  They are both UH-mazing sites and you will want to definitely check them out!  We are so lucky that she can even find the time to share something with us with trying to juggle two super cute blogs but it's all yours Linda...take it away! When the super fun sisters here at Made From Pinterest ... Read more

DIY Cupcake Holder - Now my cupcakes are ready for the bake sale or class party!

DIY Cupcake Holder

DIY Cupcake Holder - Now my cupcakes are ready for the bake sale or class party!

My niece loves the show DC Cupcakes. So when her family came for a visit, we waited in line for hours to get our chance to enter the store. It was actually worth it. It was so fun to visit (pack into!) this iconic (tiny) store, pick out what we wanted and then take our adorable box filled with goodies as beautiful as we expected them to taste. We are a real classy bunch, so when we got to the parking lot where our cars were parked, we sat on our bumpers and stuffed our faces! We decided the best ... Read more

Dummy The Mummy - While Elf's get into trouble because they are mischievous. Mummies get into trouble because they are not the smartest guys in the tomb! Make your own Dummy the Mummy in minutes and see what happens around your house! #Halloween #Halloween Craft

Dummy The Mummy

Dummy The Mummy - While Elf's get into trouble because they are mischievous. Mummies get into trouble because they are not the smartest guys in the tomb! Make your own Dummy the Mummy in minutes and see what happens around your house! #Halloween #Halloween Craft

Every now and then I see something on Pinterest that makes me laugh out loud because it is so stinkin' fun! This is one of them. I am not talking about a chuckle. I am talking throw your head back and HaHaHa from the belly. Wouldn't this be a great family competition to see who can come up with the most clever pics of their Dummy Mummy ? We just love this idea from Camilla of Family Chic. Here is how we made ours: Supplies 1/8 yard Muslin Wire Plyers Wire Cutters Let's make a ... Read more

Make these fun ghost bombs with hollowed out egg shells and Talcum Powder. Your kids will love them!

Ghost Bombs

Make these fun ghost bombs with hollowed out egg shells and Talcum Powder. Your kids will love them!

When I first became a mom, I imagined myself being the cool neighborhood mom. The house with the coolest stuff, the best homemade food, throwing the best birthday parties, doing the most fun crafts. Reality set in pretty quick. But we three moms here at MadeFromPinterest are still pretty dedicated to making cool memories with our families. We have called each other to share ideas over the years, some that have worked and some that haven't. We have tested out games, play dough recipes, fun food ... Read more

Upcycled Candle Jar - Make a fun, creepy Halloween decoration with your used candle jars! #Halloween #Halloween Decoration

Upcycle Candle Jar

Upcycled Candle Jar - Make a fun, creepy Halloween decoration with your used candle jars! #Halloween #Halloween Decoration

I can't believe how quickly the month of October has gone by! We are still enjoying all the funny Halloween jokes from my Halloween Countdown Calendar I made at the beginning of October. Here is the joke we opened this morning, "Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?", "Because he doesn't have any guts"! Here is a skeleton that is not only missing any guts, he is also missing the rest of his body. I found this pin on repurposed candle jars from Life Anne Style and fell in love with the idea. ... Read more

Mummy Mason Jars

Mummy Mason Jars

Mummy Mason Jars

Halloween makes me giddy.  Next to Christmas, it is my favorite time of year.  Every year I put on a Halloween dinner for my kids complete with appropriately disgusting looking food that sometimes they can barely eat.  This year, we are having a Harry Potter Murder Mystery Dinner and my kids are already planning their costumes.  I say "my kids" even though they are all in their mid-20's. I tried to get out of it this year but they wouldn't stand for it.  I've taught them well.  For me, ... Read more