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

With it being Spring break right now and you may be doing more projects with your kids at home,  I thought I’d share these tips as we “embrace the mess” with our kiddos!  🙂

If anyone is familiar with the MOPS organization (Mothers of Pre-schoolers), a few year’s back the 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 plastic 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 as your “canvas” for painting, glittering, glitter gluing and more!  Because of the way it is shaped, it naturally contains the mess.  Use the decorated liners and glue them to paper to make some flowers.
  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.  When your project is done – just dump the cookie sheet!
  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 – great idea to give dryer lint a purpose.  🙂

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My personal favorite though is to just use GLITTER GLUE!  No glitter mess!  🙂  In fact – you should check out this Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash!

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 on Amazon 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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Spring Crafts – 10 Easy Ideas!

Spring Crafts – 10 Easy Ideas!

Spring is my favorite season – the time when green returns and everything blooms! Fellow cabin fever suffers will understand, I’m sure. Even though winter in NY this year has been tolerable, I’m still impatient for Spring’s official arrival.  So while I wait for nature to do its thing outside, (and it is starting –… Continue Reading

Photo Transfer on Wood – Rustic & Antique Style!

Photo Transfer on Wood – Rustic & Antique Style!

I’ve been curious for awhile now how to do a photo transfer on wood. My local MOPS group (mother’s of pre-schoolers) does an Antiquities fund-raiser and I just love these pictures. So I wanted to learn myself how to transfer these antique style photos onto a rustic wood “frame.” Once I figured out how to… Continue Reading

Spring Crafts & DIY | 20 Inspiring Ideas!

Spring Crafts & DIY | 20 Inspiring Ideas!

Looking for ways to brighten up your home now that Spring has officially arrived??  Here are 20 ideas: 1.  Spring Vase Idea – from Happy Deal – Happy Day! 2.   Moss Spring Wreath – from Just Us Four 3.  Easter Bunny Pom Pom Critter – from Chrisy is Blogging 4.  Daffodil Spring Banner – from… Continue Reading

Toddler Activities:  Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash (NOT Messy!!)

Toddler Activities: Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash (NOT Messy!!)

Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash Here is a very frugal toddler activity that involves using body wash and glitter glue. And it’s NOT messy!! Awhile back I had a bunch of coupons for free body wash. I decided to combine the body wash with some glitter glue from the dollar store and… Continue Reading

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas – 10 Unique Ways!

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas – 10 Unique Ways!

Easter is just around the corner and I’m so thrilled that Spring is almost here! No really – thrilled is an understatement!  At this point every year, I feel like I’m crawling to the finish line until I see buds and flowers and green grass again! To keep me focused on the end in sight,… Continue Reading

Spring Artificial Topiary DIY | Paper Flower Topiary DIY

Spring Artificial Topiary DIY | Paper Flower Topiary DIY

 This DIY spring artificial topiary is the perfect way to bring spring colors into the home. After a long winter, its nice to have bright colors around as an antidote for cabin fever and the welcoming of spring. This is an easy project that is easy customize to your color of choice. How to make a Spring Artificial Topiary:… Continue Reading

Easter Egg Decorating Idea | Decoupage Easter Eggs!

Easter Egg Decorating Idea | Decoupage Easter Eggs!

  Easter Egg Decorating Idea | Decoupage Easter Eggs! | Frugal Craft Projects This is a fun, frugal, but a little messy way to decorate easter eggs that will keep year after year – Decoupage Easter Eggs! Materials you will need: Plastic Eggs  (I’m sure you can get these for a $1 at any dollar… Continue Reading

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