Thrifty Thursday: Painting with Tissue Paper

Mar 5, 2015 by

Today’s Thrifty Thursday craft project is not only easy and fun, it’s also super-duper colorful. Who couldn’t use a little extra color in their lives during these bleak winter months? Maybe this was my way of summoning spring. I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly ready for it.

Here’s what you’ll need to create your own tissue paper painted canvas:

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  • Bleeding art tissue paper (Unfortunately, regular tissue paper will not work for this project. I tried 3 different craft stores first but surprisingly none of them carried this type of tissue paper. Thank goodness for Amazon! Here’s the one I bought)
  • Plain white canvas or watercolor paper
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors and/or paper punch (I own a circle paper punch so I decided to use that)
  • Water
  • Spray bottle (not pictured)


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Create it Saturday: Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Sep 29, 2012 by

Well, the good thing is that just by reading the title of this post, you know you have at least one of the things needed to make this fun fall craft…that’s right…toilet paper! Fall is definitely my favorite season and this super easy-to-make pumpkin definitely looks great as my new dining room table centerpiece. It’s the perfect festive accent and I will be able to display it throughout the Fall (not just around Halloween)!



  • roughly 22″ x 22″ square of fabric (fall colors look best – think oranges, yellows, browns, and reds)
  • 1 Double Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Batting – roughly 14″ x 14″ square (paper towels or a plastic grocery bag can be substituted)
  • 1 brown paper grocery bag
  • hot glue (or tape)
  • 2 silk fall leaves


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Create it Saturday: Grandparents Day Edition

Sep 8, 2012 by

WARNING: If you are the grandparent of my children STOP reading IMMEDIATELY! You’ll ruin the surprise…As for the rest of you, please carry on.

In case you were not aware, Sunday September 9th – tomorrow – is Grandparents Day. My girls are extremely lucky to have 5 wonderful grandparents that absolutely cherish and (of course) spoil them! That being said, I wanted to find some meaningful way to honor them. You know I am all about craftiness so I began looking a little bit online for ideas. There definitely were some cute crafts I found on but decided to put a twist of my own to their multigenerational hanging frames craft.



What you will need:

  • wallet size pictures of the grandparents, parents, and kids (you can have one picture with all your kids or do them individually like I did)
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Create it Saturday: Rubber Glove Finger Puppets

Sep 1, 2012 by

My oldest daughter, Caroline, is two and a half years old and I have noticed lately that her imagination has really begun to develop. I listen to the conversations she has with her imaginary friends (one of which is named Peter and he is only about 4 inches tall) and find them absolutely adorable! I know I’m biased, but I totally think she’s a genius!

Creativity and imagination are so important and I want to foster those attributes to the best of my ability. This week’s Create it Saturday activity is designed to do just that! So, break out that old rubber glove you use(d) to wash dishes (or buy a new set) and let’s get creative!

What you will need:

  • Rubber glove (or more than one depending on how many finger puppets you want to make)
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Create it Saturday: Watercolor Wonder

Aug 25, 2012 by

Today’s Create it Saturday project is like an art project and science project all in one! The best part? It’s easy-peasey and fun for the kiddos.

What you will need:

  • watercolor paints
  • paintbrush
  • paper
  • salt


Have your little one cover their paper with the watercolors.

Next, sprinkle salt over the wet paint. (Hint: the “magic” won’t happen if the paint is dry)

Point out to your child how the salt is absorbing the water to make that special effect!


Once the paint is completely dry, wipe off the excess salt and there you have it! Your watercolor wonder!

We would LOVE to see your Create it Saturday creations! Please share with us by uploading a picture to our facebook page!!!

Remember to…

Contemplate, Create, Celebrate!


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