Art Projects and DIY

I love to come up with ways for people to make things with their hands, but I’m not into big, complicated DIY projects. All the projects I have here are going to be fairly easy and low-key.

Simple as Pie Scribble Creatures

Sometimes (usually) the easy projects are the best. Grab yourself a marker and some paper and get ready to have a creative half hour. Or a half hour of quiet as your kids have a half hour of creativity. Step one:…

Hilarious Magazine Face Collages

One of the funniest art projects in all the land is to take a pile of fashion magazines, some scissors, a glue stick, and a stack of paper and get to collaging. We’re not talking serious collaging, though. We’re getting all…

Surprise Embroidered Hearts

I love the look of embroidery, and I suck at it, but it still manages to look cute even if it’s not perfect. So I like to embroider-bomb Fen’s jeans sometimes. Not that often, because that would be creepy. But…

Stormtrooper Art Project: How to Make Your 5 …

This past summer Beckett turned 5- the glorious age when you’re still really cute and funny, but the whining is hanging on, you’re learning to read, and your body is weird and bendy and you’ll never make drawings as cool…

The Evolving Creative Christmas Table

I looked through my photos a few years ago and realized that this was one of my most favorite memories from that Christmas. In all it wasn’t the best Christmas since half of everyone was sick, but little moments like…

Make a Little Gift Card Holder Right …

Raise your hands if you like to buy gift cards for people because they are wonderful and amazing and so easy and everybody likes gift cards. Raise your hand if you don’t want to spend $3 on a gift card…

DIY Snowflake Wrapping Paper

I was shooting the breeze with my fellow Rockin’ Art Moms, and we were all, “What up, ladies, why don’t we get all ho-ho-holiday festive this year and collaborate on a post?” And then we were all like, “Yo, what kind…

Best DIY Idea of the Season: Make …

Oh, the ugly Christmas sweater. I didn’t really know it was so popular until my step daughter started sporting some last year. She’s got a knack for finding some really good ones. Since then, I’ve seen ugly Christmas sweaters everywhere,…

15 DIY Holiday Gifts: Get Your Hands Moving

DIY holiday gifts are totally the way to go with kids. I mean, most people want something thoughtful and handmade from kids. If you don’t have your own kids and you get something handmade, you can tack it up on your…

31 Drawings: Day 31

Happy Halloween, y’all! My last drawing of the month is ink and white out. Whoopsa!

31 Drawings: Day 30

Ink is so fun to draw with, straight from the bottle.

31 Drawings: Day 29

This was basically an attempt to make a drawing in the most annoying colors I could think of.