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Mommyupgrade has a ton of tutorials on everything from decorating cupcakes to making your own version of designer home decorations. At the moment the most popular tutorial on the site is how to make fake water but there are many other DIY How Tos including:

St Patricks Day Pot of Gold

Well blimey! We got visited by a lucky leprechan who left us a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! How cute are these tiny pots of gold??? I may have mentioned around Valentine's Day, how much in love I was with these…

Choosing the perfect planner

Oh. My. Goodness. There are SO many planner options these days. How to choose? In my opinion, it comes down to function. No one wants to haul around a big book if it’s full of stuff that isn’t helping you. For example, I don’t count…

Party-ready Wine Glasses

I’m really into glass these days. Glass gifts, that is. A couple of years ago, I made these lighted glass blocks as our “gift” for the year. They went over really well but there’s only so many glass bricks you can give before people…

How to make snow globe ornaments

Oh my heart. How I love these snow globe ornaments with little miniature vignettes in them! I’m slightly obsessed with making them, maybe because I stockpiled ornaments when they went on sale last year? Or maybe because they are so stinking…

Easy to make teacher ornaments

Are you making your shopping lists for the teachers this year? It's so hard to give them something memorable, right? While I typically resort to gift cards, I like to add a little something personal as well. Last year, I made these simple…

DIY Witch Luminary

I went to the dollar store to find jars to put homemade Halloween gummies that the Cupcake made for her kids' craft exchange. And like EVERY time I go into the dollar store, I think of how I can repurpose something that they have there.…

DIY Mini Texas Homecoming Mums

It’s homecoming (otherwise known as #HOCO) season in Texas and that means ribbons galore for the high school kids. Moms all over our huge state are burning the midnight oil, braiding and twisting specialty ribbon, getting staple wounds, and…

Balloon on a bottle Halloween DIY

I’m a little obsessed with balloons lately. There’s nothing more festive than having a bunch of balloons wafting above your party table to set the mood. I can’t even imagine a birthday without them, or a clown for that matter. Mostly…

Breathe

I found this Valspar milk glass spray paint at Lowe's and was dying to try it. I wondered if this could even hold its muster compared to our antique milk glass. So I grabbed a couple of bottles from the recycling bin and soaked…
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