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Sunday, October 30, 2016

DIY Box Creations -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: I was sent this book to review free of charge from Quarto Books USA. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase them.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and is ready for Halloween. We finally had our It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown party today. Here are some pictures from our set up. We had a table set for crafts and Bingo. The girls played smash the pumpkins at our balloon pumpkin patch as well as Bingo and relay races. Then there was a popcorn bar to have some popcorn while watching the DVD of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. They had a blast and it was such an easy party to set up and clean up. I gave each girl a brown lunch bag a little more than half filled with popcorn with butter on it.


Tonight we are sharing a fun book by Courtney Sanchez called DIY Box Creations. This box has some great ideas for using large boxes!!
https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781633221390/DIY-Box-Creations.html?direct=1

Now I did not have time to try any of the projects (much to Hazel's disappointment). I just brought the large boxes I have been gathering to her school for the Veteran's Day collection for the soldiers. However she has a long wish list from this book. The book has twelve great projects to make.

Now Hazel would love the lemonade stand, the dollhouse, the sailboat, the puppet theater,... Now I made her a primitive cardboard box stove ages ago, but the one in this book is amazing in comparison.
Now the fort is pretty amazing. I love the decorations and everything!!
What child wouldn't want this? The puppet theater is pretty amazing as well. 
All of the ideas are just as wonderful. My only issue is that our house is not big enough for all the ones that Hazel wants. This is a great book for anyone who wants to make some great projects for their kids. These are the type of projects that would make great holiday gifts as well. Be sure to check out this great book!!



Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last party!! We had a fun large party with many new guests!! Welcome to all who are just joining us!! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week the features are in three groups: Fall Crafts, Garland Crafts, and Every Day Crafts. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Fall Craft Features


1) From Creatively Homemade: Candy Corn String Art
2) From Busy Being Jennifer: Fall Is in the Air Farmhouse Pillow

3) From Creating Really Awesome Fun Things (C.R.A.F.T.): DIY Stick Figure Costume

4) From Pink Peppermint Design: DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Glittered Turkeys with Fall Leaves

5) From The Turquoise Home: How to Make a Free Boxwood Wreath

6) From Ava's Alphabet: Tinkerbelle Inspired No-Carve Pumpkin

7) From Oh My! Creative: Pumpkin DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

8) From Hunt & Host: Black & White Pumpkin DIY

Garland Craft Features


1) From White Lace Cottage: How to Make a Christmas Tree Garland
 
2) From My Life from Home: Wood Bead Tassel Garland
3) From Rain on a Tin Roof: Vintage Storybook Garland

Every Day Craft Features


1) From Bigger Than the Three of Us: West Elm Inspired DIY Wood Bead Trivet
2) From Garden Matter: How to Make Rustic Log Candlestick

3) From White Lace Cottage: DIY Shabby Inspired Tote Bag

4) From  Growing Through God's Word: Torn Tadeo Turtle

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!