From puzzle mat to bulletin board

last week i made stamps from the letters from one of those little foam letter puzzles and i wondered how to use up the remaining foam pieces. i got some good ideas from my readers, but in the end i made a little “cork” board …

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How to make homemade foam stamps from old puzzles

Everyone loves playing with stamps! And it’s super easy to make homemade foam stamps from old foam puzzles and bottle caps… without paying a cent! A repurposing tutorial by www.cucicucicoo.com

Our family is stamp-addicted. We have a really insane collection of stamps that we take out from time to time to create crazy scenes with people, speech bubbles, animals, aliens and any and every other thing you could possibly imagine. And I didn’t buy a …

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Cardboard play house

this year i gave my husband an ikea armchair for christmas. he was about to flatten the huge box to put out with the recyclables, but i stopped him. after all, you don’t get a box this big every day and i absolutely needed to …

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Picture frame from a broken toy

last summer while fishing around in my nephew’s toys, my daughter found one of those magnetic doodler things. the part that goes up and down to erase the picture was blocked. i managed to unblock it so it could be used again, so my nephew …

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Happy holidays! Befana stockings

best wishes to all of you out there! as anyone at all catholic (or living in a catholic community) knows, today is epiphany. i know i missed sending out new year’s wishes, but i hadn’t been able to write anything because i had tracheitis, which …

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Merry christmas with a 100% upcycled advent calendar

happy holidays to all of you out there! i’ve been wanting to write about my advent calendar for the past few weeks or so, but i never had the time and now it’s a bit late, but i guess it’s always an idea for next …

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How to make a house from a plastic bottle

a couple of months ago i saw a post on one of my favorite blogs, Filth Wizardry, that i knew i’d have to do myself, too: making houses for little dolls or toys out of plastic bottles. ms. filth wizardry made them for her daughters’ …

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Happy saint’s day, Sofia!

My daughter was born in August, when pretty much everyone in Italy goes on vacation, so she can never celebrate with her friends and family at home. So we throw her a party for her onomastico, saint’s name day, as is celebrated in Catholic countries. …

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DIY foam stamps

My daughter has discovered just how much fun stamping is. And I have discovered just how expensive those cute stamps are. One of my posts that has gotten the most comments was about making stamps out of old flip flops, but that’s a bit labor-intensive. …

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And from undies to…

God knows what in the world I was thinking when I bought these pairs of underwear a couple of years ago. Apparently I was under the delusion that my behind had miraculously gone back to what it had been maybe when I was 18, a …

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What to do with broken flip flops? DIY stamps!

I HATE it when my flip flops break. Especially when they break while you’re walking on the boiling hot sand of a beach in the summer. And that’s what happened with these ones. The hole for one of the straps ripped open and I couldn’t …

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