Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

10 Ways to Contain The Mess When Using Glitter with Kids

10 Ways to Contain The Mess When Using Glitter with Kids

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With summer vacation right around the corner – I thought it was good to re-post these great tips as we “embrace the mess” with our kiddos this summer!  :)

If anyone is familiar with the MOPS organization (Mothers of Pre-schoolers), then you will know that last year’s theme was to Embrace the Mess. I am an active member in my local chapter in Livonia.  One of our meetings was to inspire each other to craft with our kids, embrace the mess, and even allow glitter in our houses!  :)  But with that, we also came up with some tips how to contain the mess – especially when it comes to using glitter. 

Here is what we came up with:

  1. Use Newspaper over the table and on the floor for easy clean up
  2. Buy a Dollar Store platic table cloth – shake outside when done (great for glitter, Christmas cookies, etc)
  3. Use bath tub as an art studio – make your messes in the tub and wash down the drain when you are done!
  4. Use muffin liners for painting, glittering, glitter gluing and more!
  5. Contact paper- makes for no mess, use with glitter, glitter glue, tissue paper, etc
  6. Do your glitter projects on a cookie sheet to contain the mess
  7. Complete glitter projects outside – make your yard sparkle!
  8. Use packing tape to clean up glitter
  9. Use play-doh to clean up glitter
  10. Use a ball of lint to clean up glitter

My personal favorite though is to just use GLITTER GLUE!  No glitter mess!  :)

So here is a Glitter Glue deal for you:

Elmer’s 3D Washable Glitter Pens, Classic Rainbow and Glitter Colors, Pack of 10 Pens for $3.97, down from $7.99.

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You can also get this “Glitter Is Always An Option” T-Shirt over at LOL Shirts and advertise your glitteriness!!  :)

What tips do you have when it comes to glitter projects and messes??  Share below in the comments!!!!

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4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles

4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles

-+*4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles   The 4th of July will be here before we know it!  Time to bring out the red, white and blue!  Here are some patriotic candles I made for the 4th – you can find the full instructions on how to make them yourself over here! YouContinue Reading

DIY Photo Frame:  Burlap & Animal Print Magnetic Photo Frame

DIY Photo Frame: Burlap & Animal Print Magnetic Photo Frame

-+*DIY Photo Frame:  Magnetic Photo Frame! If you didn’t see this post a couple of weeks ago then you missed my news:  I’ve branched out my online business and have recently opened an Etsy shop called Magnet Menagerie!! I have expanded my inventory beyond just refrigerator magnets – I have also started listing my magnetic photoContinue Reading

DIY Photo Frame:  Magnetic Photo Frames in New Styles!

DIY Photo Frame: Magnetic Photo Frames in New Styles!

-+*DIY Photo Frame:  Magnetic Photo Frame! If you didn’t see this post a few of days ago then you missed my news:  I’ve branched out my online business and have recently opened an Etsy shop called Magnet Menagerie!! I have expanded my inventory beyond just refrigerator magnets – I have also started listing my magnetic photoContinue Reading

DIY Photo Frame:  Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame!

DIY Photo Frame: Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame!

-+*DIY Photo Frame:  Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame! If you didn’t see this post a few of days ago then you missed my news:  I’ve branched out my online business and have recently opened an Etsy shop called Magnet Menagerie!! I have expanded my inventory beyond just refrigerator magnets – I have also started listingContinue Reading

DIY Peppermint & Lavender Foot Lotion – Free Tag Printable PDF!  Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

DIY Peppermint & Lavender Foot Lotion – Free Tag Printable PDF! Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

-+***WARMING:  The coupon deal offer I mention below is outdated and no longer available.  BUT, the frugal gift idea is still super easy and makes a great gift, so I’m re-sharing.   Do you remember the $1/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Cream (RP 1/5 or RP 2/3) insert coupons?  I have had about 40 orContinue Reading

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