Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle

Do you want a really simple and practical gift to make and give for Father’s day?  I have just the thing for you…my BBQ Squirt Bottle.  Most dads, uncles, grandpas and the special men in our lives spend some summer time in front of a grill.  Most of the time they have a huge cup of water or a squirt bottle to help tame the flames!  Here is a fun one to fix up and personalize for your special man!

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This started out a long time ago.  I bought the one below for my dad at the Christmas Store at my grade school.  I think I probably spent a good $2 of my hard earned money on it :)  It was an old dish soap bottle that had “Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle” written on it with paint markers and some flames drawn on it.  Fast forward to just last year.  MY DAD WAS STILL USING IT!  It had to be at least 25 years old!  It was an antique people!  (That just scared me that it was 25 years ago—I am not that old!)  OK so I digress…however it had seen better days so I whipped one up for my small people to give him to replace the old one.

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Sweater Sleeve Wine Bottle Gift Bags

It’s no secret that I love sweaters!  Especially this time of the year!  They are so warm and cozy and I LOVE to up-cycle them into fun things!  Today I am sharing my Sweater Sleeve Wine Bottle Gift Bags!  These are perfect for those bottles of wine you are gifting this year as well as for host/hostess gifts, housewarming parties and special occasions!  The Sweater Sleeve just makes it “cozy” for the holidays!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Old or thrifted sweater
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine & Thread
  • Ribbon
  • Pen or marker

DIY Kaleidoscope

Michael starts Spring Break this Friday and I was just trying to come up with some fun things to do for that week and realized I never shared this project with you over here on my own blog! This is my tutorial on how to make a kaleidoscope from supplies you probably have already around your house!  I just had to pick up one item to make this project!

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The boys love to help me with my projects, and better yet, they love when my projects are for them!  Michael helped me with this craft while Ryan was napping.  {A perk of being the older brother!} We did make one for Ryan to have when he woke up!

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard tube (paper towel roll, wrapping paper roll, vinyl roll insert, etc.)
  • Paper Cutter with scoring blade
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Scotch tape (not pictured)
  • Hot glue gun / glue sticks
  • Plastic Container (berry bin, grape tomato container, dessert lid)
  • Plastic Beads
  • Reflective Scrapbook Paper (or aluminum foil)
  • Corrugated Scrapbook Paper
  • Extra Paper or Embellishments for decoration
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Flower Power T-Shirt

Flower Power

I am nuts about the flower applique shirts that are out there, bring on the flower power.  I am not nuts about the price.  $50 for a T-SHIRT???  Unless that thing cooks dinner for me and takes me to a movie, I can find better things to do with $50.  Especially because the odds are high…