Before & After Funky Desk Makeover

Appreciate a workspace with a little bit of silliness, and this desk makeover from Kata proves that you can add whimsy to a piece of furniture without sacrificing a clean, modern look. I particularly like the dinosaur doorknobs and patterned top — super cute. Great job, Kata!

Basic Steps that Kata made.

1. I sanded the lacquered surface.
2. I painted one coat of primer paint and two coats of the color.
3. After, I changed the knobs. I used my kids’ dinosaur toys as knobs!
4. Finally, I decoupaged animal print wallpaper on the top.

My advice is to sand the lacquered surface well and always use primer paint! Bold color and funny knobs can change the entire look of the furniture. — Kata



Paper Fortune teller organizer & wall decoration!


It's quite easy to make this wall decoration and organizer. You can use any kind of paper such as paper from magazines, carton paper or whatever you can think of. If you know how to make a paper fortune teller then you can make this wall decoration and organizer. See video below.

To close the envelope glue the three corners together onto a small pieces of paper as shown in the picture below.


We found this idea on the Finnish site Kotivinkki.

Turn sweaters into leg warmers or boot socks!


This is clever. Turn your old sweaters into leg warmers or boot socks. So cute and stylish and much easier then stuffing your leg and jeans into a tight sock. Source

Free Printable Mini Owl Treat Boxes

This little owl may look menacing, but he’ll be holding Halloween treats for you when you get to the big day. Happy Halloween!

Supplies Needed

mini owl treat box template (277Kb PDF)

black and orange cardstock

a stylus, ruler, and small cutting mat for scoring the box template (optional)

craft scissors

glue dots and double-sided tape

school glue

a small paintbrush

a paper plate or piece of paper



1. Print the templates onto cardstock. Page one of the template contains everything that will need to be printed on black; page two contains the beak and eye center pieces, which are printed on orange. Cut out all of the template pieces and, as shown in the picture, assemble the eyes and attach the beak to the horns using glue dots. Assemble the box according to the instructions found in the template file.

2. As shown in the picture, attach the feather ruffles to the box using glue dots or double-sided tape.

3. Using a small paintbrush and school glue, cover the beak in glue. Immediately sprinkle the glitter over the beak until it’s completely covered, and allow excess glitter to fall onto a paper plate or piece of paper below. Tap off any remaining excess glitter, and set aside to allow the glue to dry completely.

4. Paint the eye center with glue, and use the technique in step 3 to complete the glittering process. Repeat for the second eye.

5. After the glue on the beak and eyes has dried completely, attach the eyes to the beak/horn piece using glue dots or double-sided-tape.

6. Attach the completed face piece to the front flap of the box using glue dots or double-sided tape. Fill with treats, and seal the box shut using glue dots, double-sided tape, or even a small piece of velcro.

DIY Turquoise Rock Box

This project comes from Nicole at Sketch42

One old box, a bag of turquoise rocks from M&J Trimming and a glue gun. Voila:

Gooey S’mores Cookies


This chewy cinnamon graham cracker cookie from Kevin & Manda is stuffed with mini marshmallow bits and mini Hershey’s kisses  that get all perfectly toasted on the outside and impossibly gooey on the inside. Looks so tasty!


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (7 full graham cracker sheets)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Mini Hershey’s Kisses (or chocolate chips/chunks)
1 cup Jet Puffed Mallow Bits


Hop on over to Kevin & Manda for step by step instructions.

Easy – DIY Homework Station

This project comes from Lindsay

In her own words!

Now that school is in full swing and I have to get used to the craziness again, I thought a “homework station” would make school work a little less hectic. When my kids have homework, sometimes they need a crayon, some markers, a compass, scissors or a glue stick. Instead of having to run around the house to find these things, I made a “station” that keeps everything in one place and easily assessable.

To make it, I used an old wood tool box (I love these things because I think they are so functional) that I painted a fun blue color. Then, I used my Cricut to cut out the word “homework” and Modge Podged it to the front of the box.

I put jars inside the box to store pencils, glue sticks, scissors, markers, etc.. I added some notebooks and paper as well. Now, we have everything we need in one spot when we sit down to do homework.

Even though a “homework station” will not make our schedules less hectic, it will make doing homework less hectic. What do you do to make homework go more smoothly at your house?