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3 Cheapn'Easy Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas!

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)









Looking for that perfect heartfelt gift that won't break your budget?  Read on!






#1.  Personalized Mug w/ Sharpie

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DIY Holiday Countdown Calender!

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)





We love the Holidays around here at the Freeschoolin' Homestead but we don't have, nor do we want to spend the money on fun seas...

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Quick and Easy Last Minute Halloween Decoration

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)





We love decorating and Halloween!




We had some homemade paper bats from last year so I made some more, using the old ones as templates, and then cut them out.
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Paper Plate Angel Craft

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)





We decided we needed a new Christmas Tree topper in place of our 1970's gold tinsel star we've used for as long as I can remember.  We don't have a lot of room above our tree so it had to be small.

I was scouring the Martha Stewart website randomly gazing at all the DIY tutorials when I came across a

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Spiral Ghost Halloween Craft

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)



We're crafting again!





This time we've had some help! I found this tutorial from One Creative Mommy and fell in love; we had to try this ourselves.
Spinning Ghosts Tutorial

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Halloween Craft - Pumpkin Decoration

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Hope (5) and I did a really fun, frugal and simple craft together,  so I thought I'd share!




We started off with a card board piece like one cut from a cereal box. I drew a pumpkin shape and cut it out.



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Hope's Birthday Tree

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (4)


It's Hope's 5th Birthday this coming Saturday and Hope LOVES decorating so I got this idea to make a tree, like we have in December.





I took two branches and secured them together with twist ties, and put the tree in a jar filled with stones so it would stand upright,


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Hope's First Glue Gun Craft

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hope (4) came to me with a few pom poms and some pipe cleaners in hand, exclaming that she was going to make a toy.


She started off trying to glue the pom poms together with a glue stick but found that didn't work so I suggested we try out the glue gun, much to Hope's delight.



We got it out, heated it up and assembled this 'blue bird', complete with googl...

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Earth Day Project : Upcycled Sponge Bob Pillow

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Today was Earth Day and I was in the mood for a creative project while Hope and Daddy slumbered.

I had a white undershirt Hope (4) outgrew so I decided to cut the arm straps off, paint it yellow with a Sponge Bob Square Pants face and stuff it with rags.



Hope exclaimed as I was sewing it, " You make the best things! "  She is now cuddling it, happily.



I...

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Boredom Buster - Egg Carton Cradle with Pillow and Blanket

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Got eggs?

I simply love crafting with egg cartons; they are so versitile and we have a lot.



Here, I've cut out the end of a carton into a cradle shape and then painted it with cradle-esque details.



I took some old scrap material and sewed a quick littl...

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Do It Yourself Baking Soda Chalk Board Paint

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (1)

 

 

I was itching for a project over the wknd so while painting with Hope, 4, I decided to whip up a batch of chalk board paint and paint a white part of a kitchen stand in our apt.

I was just going to do the bottom and then one thing led to another and the whole side was done. Hope immediately put her mark on it after I tried it out.
Loads of fun, looks cool and ...

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Internet Outage = Catch Up Blog Entry

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Our lovely ( heavy with sarcasm ) internet provider, Bell, challenged us again with their services; we've settled with them but while we were isolated, I decided to share what we got up to.

 

 

We did ice experiments; made ice, ate ice. played with ice in the sink, put ice in a cup to watch it melt and make the water cold. Hope had a few sink baths as well; she loves them!

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Weekend Art Attack!

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been enjoying the near Spring tempuratures but it's a bit soggy to get too adventurous outside currently, so we've been craftin' ourhearts out and having a blast!

We've started working on our Spring Time Wreath so we cut and painted the first batch of flowers, Hope (4) and I.

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Boredom Buster - Homemade Clay Figurines

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (2)


Jiggly Puff Figurine


With the included easy, white clay recipe, we made all sorts of fun, cool things! 


Hope's "Squirtle"




Little Kitty


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Typical Tuesday

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, there is no typical Freeschoolin' day.

Today, Daddy made a batch of white clay dough for a Family Craft Session.



We made Pokemon models and such to bake and paint; I love these moments together!

Here's the recipe for the clay from The Imagination Tree -

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Valentine's Day Stamp Painting

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope and Mommy tried out this stamping craft together!


It was fast, easy and fun! Hope requested some bru...

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Getting into the Valentine's Day Spirit

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We love to decorate here.

I think Hope picked it up from me and I picked it up from Christmas being the most magical time of year for me as a child.

I wanted to find a way to bring that visual magic to our home all year round for Hope and to her delight, last year we left the lights up all year round with some ivy; it was pretty!



This year I wanted to take advantage of my favorite colours,...

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