• DIY Pumpkin out of a toilet paper roll

    Easy Pumpkin Craft Tutorial For a Fun Fall Decoration

    Yesterday I pulled out all of our fall decorations and had fun getting the house looking a little more festive.  After that I decided I wanted a few more small decor items, but didn’t want to spend very much money.  So, I decided to make this easy pumpkin craft! My friend showed me how to make these toilet paper pumpkins a few years ago, and I knew they would be the perfect addition to my house this fall.  The best part about these pumpkins is they cost less than $1 to make!  Yep, you read that right, $1! The only item I bought for these pumpkins was the fabric for…

  • how to make tissue paper pom poms tutorial. This fun craft is an easy diy project.

    How to Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms

    I LOVE to make tissue paper pom poms!  They are one of the easiest, cheapest DIY decoration around.  I have made some for my daughters rooms, and they are a staple at all my kids birthday parties. A lot of stores sell pre-made pom poms, that just need to be fluffed up, but I’m telling you…..those are not worth the money.  You can easily make them yourself for a much cheaper price!  I promise you can even do it if you are NOT a crafter. Tissue Paper Pom Pom Tutorial First, you will need about 6 pieces of full size tissue paper, you can use more or less.  The more…

  • trick or treat bag tutorial

    The Easiest No Sew Halloween Trick or Treat Bag

    Disclosure:  “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” Halloween is just around the corner!  I love this time of year; I love the pumpkins, the crisp cool air, the changing leaves, and the excitement in my children.  My kids love to dress up as anything they want and run around the neighborhood trick or treating. The urge to craft came on strong the other day and I decided it would be so fun to make my kids new…

  • How to Make Easy Nature Bookmarks

    Sweet Frugal Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  As an amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I just spent a wonderful week with my sister in the mountains.  We took walks, watched movies, played games, and enjoyed getting out of our daily routines.  There is really nothing I love more than a quiet week away. My sister planned such a fun simple nature craft for the kids to do.  I loved it so much and felt like it would be perfect for camping,…

  • Easy Fourth of July Craft: Fireworks Stamping

    Is their really any holiday better than the 4th of July????  Sunshine.  BBQS.  Parades.  Family.  Friends.  Fireworks.  I love this holiday.  And I love a good Fourth of July craft with my kids! A lot of our crafts revolve around toilet paper tubes….because you really can’t get any cheaper than toilet paper tubes, right?!?!  This craft is one that we do every year.  It is so simple and easy! To make this Fourth of July Craft you will need to collect a few toilet paper tubes.  I used three toilet paper tubes so that I could have one for each color of paint:  red, white and blue. Once I dug…

  • “Painting” Baked Rocks

    If you have been reading for a while you know that I am all about simple and frugal activities for kids.  Mom life is HARD and BUSY and did I mention HARD.  So, if I can come up with fun activities for my kids that require very little prep, I am all for it! This activity of “painting” rocks is one of my favorites. It starts with an old fashioned rock hunt.  I encourage my kids to find a large and smooth rock, they usually just grab whichever one catches their eye first!  Either way totally works.  (See, simple right?!?!)   You will then need to “bake” the rock.  This…