Category Archives: Crafts

Vintage sheet quilt in progress.Homemade Quilts For Under $5.00

I love quilting!  It is my favorite gift for a new mom; something that feels good to give.  A gift that won’t quickly be out grown, perhaps even a keep sake.   The only thing I don’t like about quilting – … Continue reading

Homemade Decorative BasketDIY Decorative Material Lined Baskets: Made Out of an Empty Cardboard Box!

Organizing with nice sturdy baskets that have fabric liners are my favorite way to keep rooms in my home neat and tidy.  Personally, I prefer them over plastic bins because of their more desirable aesthetics and the ability to coordinate them with … Continue reading

LUV BUGSEasy Craft: LUV BUGS

This cute craft can be used for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s or Father’s Day, birthdays – or anytime you want to tell someone that you care!  There are few supplies needed, so it’s inexpensive and easy.  Plus you can let your … Continue reading

Family DentistA “Couples Valentines Party” Made Easy

I love to throw a good party and Valentines is one of the easiest themes to go with.  If you like to entertain, then this year consider swapping your traditional Valentines date night for something more exciting.  Plan a party … Continue reading

Valentine Classroom PartyClassroom Valentine’s Party

We’ve rung in the New Year, the winter holidays behind us, and allowed ourselves a few moments to breathe. But, with February right around the corner, Room Parents are likely gearing up for one of the more favored class parties … Continue reading

Baby Blanket MaterialHow To Make A Baby Blanket

Does your little one have a favorite blanket?  My teenagers did and their favorite blankies are tucked away for them.  I have been sewing a lot of baby blankets lately for friends and family members that are having babies.  I … Continue reading

Snowman Ornament FinishedHow To Make A Snowman Ornament From A Can Lid

I am always on the lookout for cute unbreakable Christmas ornaments.  I also love to craft. When I purchased a Pampered Chef smooth edge can opener I knew that this product was going to help me make some cute ornaments … Continue reading

Christmas BingoWhat To Do For a Christmas Classroom Party

Parents of preschool through grade school age children have at some point been asked to be a room parent, or volunteer of some sort with classroom activities. If you are a room mom, or someone who volunteered to help, you … Continue reading

Completed Pet BedHow To Make A Pet Bed

My friend Marty was chatting with me on facebook awhile back, and she was very excited to let me know about a craft that she tried.  She stuffed an old duvet cover with used plastic shopping bags, tied it off … Continue reading

DIY Chalkboard BuntingDIY Chalkboard Paint Bunting

Hello there! My name is Emily and I am thrilled to be posting here at A Mom Knows today. I have the pleasure of sharing a tutorial with you that I hope you will find helpful as you plan your summer … Continue reading

finishedCake Pops – A ‘Pictorial’

A cake pop goes by many names – cake pops, cake-on-a-stick, cake balls, tiny bites of heaven. Basically, a cake pop is cake mixed together with frosting, covered in candy coating, on a lollipop stick. Mmmmmm – there’s not a … Continue reading

Large Bubble on Handmade WandHow to Make a Bubble Wand and Homemade Bubbles

We had family in town last weekend and beautiful weather, so I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to make bubble wands and homemade bubbles.  I have not done this in years so I was looking forward to … Continue reading

Easter EggsEaster Egg Stuffing Alternatives-It Doesn’t Have To Be Candy

Is it me or does it seem like every celebration these days ends up with bags of candy the kids bring home?  We all know Halloween results in ALOT of candy.  In our house the rule is on Thanksgiving Day … Continue reading

memory gameHow To Make a Personalized Memory Game: Creating a Busy Box For Your Child Part 2

You remember the game, Memory, from childhood right? The one with a set of cards that has different pictures, each with a match, on one side and the same image or pattern on the opposite side. The idea is to … Continue reading

Busy BoxesCreating a busy box for your child: Part 1-What to put in it?

Do your kids go crazy in the waiting room of the doctor’s office? Do they freak out if they have to spend more than 10 seconds in the shopping cart at Target? Do you dread taking them to restaurants? If … Continue reading

Plastic BagsHow to make a Plastic Bag Holder

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of plastic shopping bags that I do not want to throw away.  I know that you are not supposed to put them in the recycling container because it jams up … Continue reading

Every Child is an Artist, PicassoBuilding Your Child’s Self-Esteem

I read somewhere once, I think it was in a magazine, about how studies have demonstrated that showing a child pictures of himself raises his self-esteem. If that is true, my kids must have wonderful self-esteem. As a member of … Continue reading

Heart Attack!How to Give a Friend a Heart Attack – A Paper One!

It is getting to be that time of year where we want to express our love to those who are near and dear to our hearts.  There are so many ways that we can show that love.  We can tell … Continue reading

Step 15 Rag QuiltHow to make a Soft and Comfy Rag Quilt

I love rag quilts!  They are so easy to make and when the seams fray they are so soft.  Once you feel one you will want one for your very own.  They make wonderful gifts for almost any occasion.  Right … Continue reading

Salt DoughHow To Make Salt Dough

I needed to make some salt dough for a children’s class at church.  The recipe that was included in the lesson book was different than the one that I have been using for years.  I usually make salt dough rather … Continue reading

Homemade Christmas OrnamentHomemade Christmas Ornaments

Some of my favorite memories are making homemade Christmas ornaments with my children. Here are a few ideas that you may want to use with your children.  Not to mention, homemade ornaments make wonderful gifts for grandparents, teachers and friends. … Continue reading

Paper Angel OrnamentHow to Make a Paper Angel Ornament

I love a Christmas tree that has a variety of ornaments.  My tree has all of the kids’ homemade ornaments from years past, and some new ones (because they were broken when our tree would come crashing to the ground).   … Continue reading