• Yarn Hearts: An Easy Valentine Craft for Kids

    “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.” A friend shared a brilliant idea with me the other day!  She said she uses a small Christmas tree for Valentines Day; instead of decorating it with Christmas ornaments she has a little box of Valentines decorations that she brings out every February and her kids get to decorate a Valentines Tree. I thought this was such a cute and fun idea, I knew I needed to implement it in…

  • How to Make Your Very Own Pom-Pom Garland

    “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.” I recently discovered how to make Pom-Poms out of yarn.  These pom-poms turned out to be incredibly easy to make and so addicting!  My daughters and I spent all evening making pom poms and experimenting with different sizes and techniques. We decided to turn these yarn pom poms into a cute garland for Valentines Day.  I love how it turned out and am already planning more garlands in other themes…

  • How to Make Homemade Butter

    I had a container of heavy whipping cream sitting in my fridge for a few weeks.  I kept looking at it, knowing I needed to do something with it, but never knowing exactly what!  My sister finally suggested to me that I should use the cream to make butter with my kids. This actually turned out to be the best idea ever!  Making butter was so so easy, cheap, and my kids absolutely LOVED it! My kids loved shaking their jars and checking every 5 minutes to see if the butter had formed.  My daughter even said, “Wow!  They use to have to work hard in the olden days!  I…

  • The Easiest Halloween Pumpkin Tutorial

    I pulled out all of our fall decorations the other day and had fun getting the house looking a little more festive.  I decided I wanted a few more small decor items, but didn’t want to spend very much money. 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! The only item I bought for these pumpkins was the fabric for 97 cents each.  If that’s not frugal, I don’t know…

  • Tissue Paper Pom-Pom Tutorial

    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. First, you will need about 6 pieces of full size tissue paper, you can use more or less.  The more sheets you use, the fluffier…

  • 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. I got the urge to craft the other day and decided it would be so fun to make my kids new bags for…

  • How to Make an Easy Nature Bookmark Tutorial

    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 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. 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 or a nature study. Easy Nature Bookmark Tutorial Craft First, you will need…

  • Easy St.Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids

    This St.Patrick’s Day craft for kids is so easy, so simple, and oh so fun for preschoolers and toddlers.  I love finding fun crafts for kids that are actually helping their little bodies develop.  I am a fan of multi tasking BTW!  This craft is fantastic for helping the little ones develop their fine motor skills.  It requires a lot of tearing, or cutting, which will strengthen those little finger muscles….all while having a little fun! I gathered up all of my random green paper I could find around the house, most of it came from the scrap pile I keep from other other projects.  I printed out a shamrock…