Soda Bottle Flower Prints

I love this quick and easy printing technique – the flowers look so cute! I mixed some paint on a paper plate and showed F how to make the prints using the bases of two (different) empty soda bottles.  He enjoyed stamping with the bottles – and he mostly got the paint on the paper! […]

Paper Plate Bugs

I just love using paper plates as a base for crafting. They are so cheap – and versatile! My son (26m) has recently started to take a great interest in bugs; always crouching down outside to watch a little ant go about its business. So here are some paper plate bugs that we made together […]

Glittery Fun: How To Make Glitter Play Dough

It’s hard to believe that less than six months ago my son refused to even touch play dough. Now it is his favorite craft activity. I usually have two or three colors of homemade play dough at any one time, but for a playdate I made extra – and added glitter!   Here is my […]

DIY Recycled Plastic Crescent Statement Necklace

Hi, I’m Fran. I write a blog called Teahab all about making jewellery and run a modern DIY jewellery business called Checkmybox with my best friend Hannah. As you can imagine most of our time is spent researching/dreaming up/making jewellery so when Cocktails with Mom asked me to write a DIY guest post using something around the […]

Do It Yourself Mini Replica Keychain

    If you’re planning a party or upcoming event you’ll want to send your guests home with party favors that will remind them of how enjoyable the party was.  Of course there are plenty of things you can buy and give but favors are more than simply a token of a wonderful party or event […]

Craft Spotlight: Cozy Sweater Vase

Hi Cocktails With Mom readers. My name is Shannon and I blog over at Sewing Barefoot. I’m so glad Dee invited me to be here today to share one of my projects with you. I’m an interior designer by day and a crazy crafter (addicted to my glue gun) at night. My latest creation is […]

9 awesome things to do with chalkboard paint

    There’s something about chalkboard paint that I just love. It reminds me of my childhood and days spent at school, all happy memories. Nowadays it would be difficult to find a classroom that still relied on it’s chalkboard but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a place at home. In fact I was […]

How to Make Your Own American Flag Denim Shorts

Expressive shorts lately are like the new fashion fever not only in the United States.  Famous celebrities like Rihanna, Ke$ha, Solange Knowles and Kylie Jenner has been spotted on different occasions and places wearing the very stylish and patriotic American Flag Shorts. I am sure you would be excited to get yourself a pair, but […]

9 awesome things to make from a pallet

There’s nothing I love more than a bargain, mix that with crafting and I’m in heaven. A few weeks back we had a pallet delivered with some tiles on and I’ve been trying to decide what to do with it ever since. I’ve seen so many awesome up-cycles that I really can’t decide, but perhaps you […]