My 11 year old wanted to help me with this, he was the assigned "glue-er" and we had fun working on it together. Have you ever tried to share a crafting space with an 11 year old? We had to get creative, that's for sure!

The colors are to match his new room when we move this fall! It was a great project to do together, we got to be creative and talked alot about when he was born.


Hello! My project for today is to take an ordinary mason jar and turn it into something fun for our kids to drink out of. I couldn't find exactly what we wanted so we combined a few things together!

Supplies:
Mason Jar with handle (these are .98 at walmart with no lid)
Mason Jar lid and topper (I just bought a mason jar at dollar tree and used the lid)
Vinyl or a Stencil
Crop-a-dile or drill
Rubber Grommet (home depot has these)


The first step is to gather all your supplies. I used vinyl scraps I had on hand and asked my boys to pick a design that I could cut out on my silhouette cameo. Wash the jars out well and let them dry. Then your all set to start!


To make the straw hole in the lid you can use 1 of 2 things! If your handy or can get someone to help you, you can use a drill and easily drill a hole in the top. I prefer my holes to be near the edge so it's easiest to drink out of. Since I didn't have a drill to use I used my cropadile. I easily cut holes in the lid with it until I had a big hole. The size hole you need can vary, depending on the size grommet you buy. I used 5/8" ones.


When your done punching the hole, insert the grommet so that it nicely fits inside. This is what the topper of the lid will look like once your done. I always clean mine up with a little goo gone to get the residue off from the price sticker, but this is optional!


Now you can decorate as you please! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl out in a boogie board for my oldest son. You can also use a stencil, glass paint, etching cream or handcut vinyl. Then you just put your lid on, insert a straw and your cup is complete!



This project was fun to make! It combined my two favorite things - crafting and organizing. I've thought about making one for awhile and now I think it will really help us make the day easier!

First I gathered all my supplies. My binder, a bunch of folders, colored pens and dividers. I opted for dividers with pockets so I could hold all the papers that come into the house. Hopefully this will take them ALL of my fridge!






Then looking online, I found some printables that would be useful. Any I couldn't find, I made myself in word.

This one is a room designer. We are buying a home in the fall so we'll be designing and decorating new rooms once we move in.


Next I have the dates to remember. This is where I'll record everyone's birthdays and anniversaries so I don't forget any. I can easily glance at a month and know what I need to send out.


In our section, Finance, I have a spot for bills. This records the bills information - name, address, account number, phone number and website.

Here is one spreadsheet I made. Each month will have one of these for all the bills we paid. It's a great way to keep track of duedates, receipts and any notes about the bill.

Once you have everything you need printed, then you just assemble it! I have a few sections so far in mine - home, finance, school, fun and medical.


This is the part I love. The front of my binder was plain white so it was screaming for some decoration. I cut these owls out of vinyl so they would stay on. You can use anything you'd like to use to make it reflect your own style.


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Hello :) I'm Danielle, in my 30's and truly enjoy a crafty life. When I have free time I love to create with paper, vinyl, wood, paint - really anything I can get my hands on. I've been crafting since I was 5 (all thanks to my fabulous mom!), when I joined a weekly girls craft club in town. Wow, did that ever change my life! The wheels of creativity are always going. I see things for what they can be, instead of what they are now. My blog is my creative playground, the place I go to let my imagination run.
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