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June 2015

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Egg Carton Bugs form Ginger Snap Crafts

Ginger from Ginger Snap Crafts is here today with a super cute craft that your kiddos will love! 
Hi there! 
I’m Ginger from over at GingerSnapCrafts.com, & I’m so excited to be here today visiting A Glimpse Inside. 🙂 I have 5 kiddos, so I am always looking for fun things for them to do! 
Today I’d love to share a fun activity that we have done several times over the years ~ making bugs! 
The first time we made these my oldest was turning 2 (he just turned 18!). He had a bug themed birthday party that year, & this was one of the activities we did. It was a hit! This also makes a great summer kid craft to make on those hot summer days. 
So keep reading to see how easy these ~ Egg Carton Bugs ~ are to make. 🙂

You’ll need a few things to get started:

  • cardboard egg carton
  • craft paint
  • foam brushes
  • school glue
  • hole punch
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
You’ll cut the egg carton in pieces. You can do all different combinations. One spot for spiders & ladybugs, 2 spots for ants & longer ones for caterpillars & worms.

Then let your kiddos paint their “bugs” however they want.

Then you can use a hole punch to make spots for the antennas & legs. (This is probably an adult’s job!)

Then stick in your pipe cleaners. Curl them with a pencil if you’d like to!

Then add some googly eyes!
We made a “home” for our bugs with the top of the egg carton. We painted it green, & then added some construction paper grass. 🙂

Meet our bugs! Aren’t they cute??

Here are some more fun kid activities that you can find over on my blog!

Thanks so much for having me over! 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing those cute bugs Ginger!! 

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #54

Sorry for just get the party up!! Oops!! Things have been totally insane and now I am out of town in TN for a few days. Just what I needed to add to the craziness in my life already!

Now onto the party!!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina’s Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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Flower Printable from Jen from 100 Directions

Jen from 100 Directions is here today with a super cute printable for you and a great way to color and embellish it! 

Grab a little glitter and your favorite coloring page and you can have fun turning usual coloring time into art time.

We love to try different coloring supplies with coloring pages. The kids have a lot of fun painting, adding glitter and stickers and all kinds of extras. So today I have a pretty little flower coloring page for you to use with your next summer fun coloring activity.

 Pretty Flower Coloring Page by Jen Goode

 

Make art with Coloring Pages

You can use markers or crayons, chalk or paint. Whatever your favorite supplies are, grab them and the kids and enjoy an afternoon of art activity together. For this project we used watercolor paints, Mod Podge and some glitter. If you don’t have watercolor paints, try using washable Crayola markers than when “painting” over the color with water. If you use a thick paper, the wet color will look even more like paint!

Paint a coloring page with watercolor paints

 First paint the page however you like. Make sure to not over paint, or the ink from your printer might smear on the paper.

Next paint on a little Mod Podge where ever you’d like to add glitter.

Sprinkle glitter over Mod Podge at add sparkle to your art
 
 Add glitter to the Mod Podge and allow the Mod Podge to dry. Once dry, shake off the excess glitter (into a trash can)… Voila! You have a pretty sparkly art piece!

Tip about glitter: If you aren’t a fan of look glitter like this kind we used, try glitter glue. You can squeeze a bit out onto a paper plate and then use a paint brush to “paint” on the glitter where you want. This is a great technique if you would like the glitter glue to dry quickly too. 

 Pretty painted art with glitter accents

  

This is a fun art project for the whole family! Everyone can grab their favorite coloring pages or all paint the same design. Add the colors you want, experiment with paints and then finish with a little glitter. Even your youngest family members can join in. Turn a regular activity into family fun time.

 

Download the free flower printable coloring page by Jen Goode 

Jen Goode is an Illustrator and owner of JGoode Designs, a Colorado based Design Studio. She is passionate about sharing DIY creative ideas to help inspire others to explore their own creativity. She shares tutorials, tips and free printable art on her blog, 100 Directions. Jen has also created projects in partnership with brands such as Cricut, HP, DecoArt and Tombow.

Thanks so much for sharing this adorable printable Jen!

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #53

Sorry for just get the party up!! Oops!! Moving has made me forgetful!

Now onto the party!!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina’s Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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4th of July Tulle Garland Tutorial from Redo Mom

Mary from Redo Mom is here today to share something easy and Patriotic with you. 

 

4th of July Tulle Garland Tutorial

4th of July Tulle Garland

Hi, my name is Mary from RedoMom.com and I am excited to be guest posting today on A Glimpse Inside
 I have a fun project that I revamped for 4th of July coming up. I made this fun and EASY tulle garland. I made a similar one a few months back (picture below) as a decoration for my daughters 1st birthday party but I can only use it for certain occasions, so I decided to make a new patriotic version for the 4th of July! 

Tulle Garland 
It is a quick and easy project, and it totally adds some pizzazz to your decor. 
I used different patriotic colored and textured tulle and ribbon to make this cute garland. You simply cut the tulle into strips and tie them onto a piece of ribbon. 
For a full tutorial click HERE.

Introducing RedoMom.com

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I am also excited to introduce you to me and my blog RedoMom.com
Here is just a little bit about me: 
I am a stay at home Mom with 5 kids. My days are full of monotonous tasks like dishes, laundry, and picking up never-ending toys and garbage that my kids drag around the house. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to do it, but my crafting side has needed an outlet. I started my blog to give me the push I needed to get some of the things on my massive to do list done. I have accomplished so much since I started and guess what? The dishes and laundry all that stuff still needs to be done is still there waiting for me.
 I have several fun posts below that I would love to share with you, so check them out!

  • 15 minute pillow cover
  • Pull string backpack
  • Father's Day printables
  • Crib Redesign
  • Adventure backpack
  • Keychain Chapstick Holder
  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • Protein Powerballs
  • Distressed Mason Jar
  • Also, if you like my stuff and would like to follow my social media, I would love to have you follow me.

    Facebook

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    Pinterest

    Visit Mary-Redo Mom ‘s profile on Pinterest.

     

    Instagram

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    Super cute Mary! Thanks so much for sharing! 

    allison

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    Shannon from Behemian Junktion

    Shannon from Bohemian Junktion is visiting today and showing off some of her fabulous ideas! Meet her below! 
    Howdy! I’m Shannon from Bohemian Junktion, and I am so excited be here today!
     I blog about things with a soul. You know a find at a flea market, a recipe, a vacation, or a moment that all of a sudden reminds you of an event or a person. Well, those are things with a soul. Those are things with a story that needs to continue. Those are what touches my soul, and what I blog about. 
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     I work full time, and was having a hard time getting all the amazing ideas I had floating around in my head done. So I started a blog as an accountability thing, then I found out I like doing it, and I was getting LOTS of things done.  My passion is flea markets, salvage, thrifting, and then repurposing my finds into something amazing for our home. I want EVERY room to have a soul and a little a little bit of salvage. 
    So l’d like to share the things with a soul in my home here in Texas. 
     First is my daughter’s vintage inspired bedroom. She is a gypsy soul in a teenager, so she wanted her room to have that soul and story. The bed spring hanging from the ceiling, the headboard built from salvage, chalkboard doors, old house door, and lots of other stuff in here is full of vintage salvage charm. Click here to read more about all the little details in there. 
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    Then there is my son’s vintage coastal bedroom
    It was inspired off Jake Owens Endless Summer album cover, our vacation, and a large Pure gas sign. It has pictures from our beach vacations, souvenirs from beach vacations, an old toy, screen doors, and other amazing salvage items. Click here to check out all the details.

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    I have also turned smaller salvaged pieces into jewelry we can wear. They are those small items you find that need to continue their story. 
    I’m also enjoy my Texas Lifestyle out here in the country. To show my Texas pride, I redid this mailbox I picked up at a salvage store. You can see what I did here.

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    One more thing I’d like share is how an item takes you to your childhood, a place you went as a kid, and then takes you to a recipe. 
     Here is how that happened, just by seeing a Shakey’s hat at an antique store.

    ShakeysRojosPotatoes 

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how things with a soul can impact your life and decorating style. 
     Next time you think about getting rid of something, stop and think. Can this be used in another way? Can this story continue? 
     Thanks for having me! 
    Come on over to Bohemian Junktion and browse around, and join the Bohemian Gypsies email list so you can keep in touch. I look forward to getting to know each of you. 
    Thanks so much for visiting and sharing your wonderfully, soulful ideas Shannon!! 

    allison

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    “Stay Cool” Summer Printable from Sisters, What!

    Havalah from Sisters, What! is here today with a super cute printable perfect for summer. 
    Hi, this is Havalah from Sisters, What! I love to sew, craft, paint, and I’m a big DIYer. 
    Plus I love burritos (like alot!) 
    I’m so happy to be here today to share a fun free summer printable. 
    I don’t know about you, but in our house we LOVE popsicles and ice cream, especially during the hot days of summer. As soon as breakfast is over, my 4 year old is already asking for a popsicle. So in honor of our favorite treat, I made this fun printable (the awesome clip art are from Designs By Miss Mandee).
    Get your free summer printable below

    Here are some of my favorite past projects 
    Thanks Allison for letting me stop by.

    Super cute! Thanks for sharing Havalah!

    allison

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    Handmade Hangout Party #52

    Each week we will introduce you to one of our hostesses and give you a chance to get to know everyone better! We will share a bit about our blogs, our passions, and exciting recent posts and projects we have been working on.

    MWH Mom 

    Hello and HAPPY DAY! 

    I’m Alli, the HAPPY maker behind Made with HAPPY, a creative lifestyle blog in pursuit of all things HAPPY. The left side of my brain is a skilled computer programmer, analyst, and statistician, while the right-side loves to be covered in glitter, paint, pizza and sawdust. My passion lies in creating simple HAPPY crafts, recipes, entertaining, traveling and DIY home projects. 

     

    Here are a few of my post that I think give you an idea of what you’re going to find over at MADE WITH HAPPY

     

     madewithHAPPY-treehouse 

    Last summer, I built this Made with HAPPY Treehouse for my kids along with my Dad. I share all the steps to make this baby for yourself for under $300.

     

    Rainbow-Birthday-3 

    I threw my daughter a rainbow birthday party full of all kinds of beautiful rainbow decorations which included a Rainbow Punch Pinata that was a HUGE hit!

     

    cranberry-ginger-cocktail-23 Ingredients Cookies 

    Two of my favorite things to make are food and drinks, and you’re going to find lots of both. Here is the recipe for the Cranberry Ginger Cocktail as well as the 3 Ingredients Cookies.

     

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    Lastly, if you’re looking for fun crafts and activities with your kids, we’ve got you covered. We share fun and whimsical posts like this one on paper windsocks as well as some educational.

     

     I absolutely love being part of the Handmade Hangout and do hope you stop by Made with HAPPY and say hello!! 

     

    You can also find me at

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    Now onto the party!!

    You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

    Allison from A Glimpse Inside

    Christina from Christina’s Adventures

    Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

    Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

    Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

    Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

    Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

    Alli from Made with HAPPY

    We have just a few easy rules:

    1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
    2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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    3. Have fun!! 

    allison

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    USA Patriotic Star Decor + The Ultimate Blog Hop

    The Ultimate Blog Hop is back and we are back with some great Red, White, and Blue ideas perfect for the upcoming holiday! After checking out what I created, be sure to check out all the other ideas linked up at the bottom of this post.

    I created something a little patriotic that you can use as decor any where in your home.

     It is an easy project and here is how I created it.

    Supplies:
    -3D wooden star (bought at Hobby Lobby)
    -Wooden USA letters
    -Patriotic Paper
    -Mod Podge
    -Ink (optional)
    -Stickles (optional)


    Begin by tracing the star on the back of the scrapbook paper and then cut out.
    When you cut out the paper star, it will be the width of the entire star and not the inner portion. So measure the with of the edge of the star and then trim the paper down to that size. You could also place the paper inside the star and using a bone folder, press the paper into place, then pull it out and cut along the creases.

    Paint the wooden star and let dry. I chose white because I wanted that paper to stand out.

    I then used a dark brown ink and a red ink along the edges to antique up the star a little.

    Mod Podge the scrapbook paper into the center of the star and let dry.

    White the Mod Podge is drying, paint the USA letters. I went with red to pop off the white.

    I decided to use some blue stickles to create some dots on the letters.

    Once the stickles is dry, use some hot glue and glue the letters to the star.

    And that’s it!!

    Place it on a table, use as a centerpiece, or you can even attach some twine to the back and make it for the door or just hang it on the wall. Whatever!

    Now be sure to check out all the other great Red, White, and Blue ideas below!

    allison

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    Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

    Hi to Allison’s fabulous readers! 
    My name is Tracie and I am from CleverlyInspired.com. I would love for you to stop by and see me… I am always sharing something new…whether it is a project, decorating tip, recipe, or crafts. Be inspired to be clever:)
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    I have put together a few of my readers favorite post. If you would like to see the full catalog stop on by CleverlyInspired.com and click on the Project Gallery at the top of the page. 
    Lots more ideas there 😉 
    office-craft room @cleverlyinspired (2)cv
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    wood counter
    twig art

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    Father’s Day Muffins

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    These are just a few of the projects that I have recently been working on. 
    Come on over and sign up on your favorite social channel to follow along!
    Thanks for having me Allison!!

    allison