Crafts

Mothers Day Crafts

A simple “Happy Mother’s Day” gift….that goes a long way!

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Over the weekend, I had my beautiful step-daughter staying for the weekend, and I needed something cool to do.  She is a growing up so fast.  She is  6 years old, active, intelligent, and enjoys learning new crafts and projects! She is a bright and beautiful young lady and I can’t believe how polite and well-manner she has become (tear). Okay enough sentimental stuff, lets get down to making crafts.

Well, my mom suggested I make something for her mother for mother’s day…a good way to get her to learn a new craft, its in-expensive, and very personable from her daughter. I was going through Pinterest ( the mother ship ), and saw the mason jar crafts the whole world is going crazy over for weddings, and showers.  I thought, how cute would “flowers, cards, and candies” would be!?! When I asked her what she thought, she jumped with excitement like I told her we were going to Disneyland 🙂 I felt honored my idea was cool enough for a 6 year old going on 16 …”cool step-mom” award?? HA! not yet, maybe when she’s older lol. Anywho, I gathered some Ideas and tried to come up with a shopping idea.

Let’s Get Started 

We got all our things from Michael’s & A.C. Moore ( I know yall seen the coupons )…. one item per person/ per day/ per transaction ! I got a couple mason jars, glitter, glue, flowers, and some candy from her easter basket we failed to put together last minute. ( If your reading this in the future *L,bug….we love you lol) I think she honestly just enjoyed the bonding time and the goal set in her mind that she was doing something special for her mother.

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We came home and I actually gave her another project to do. (Lets be real, children+glitter+hardwood floor= not in my house lol)2  While I glittered-fied the mason jars, I also traced her hand, flower pot, leaves, stems, and flowers to paste on the card and write a love message to her mother. Kept her busy for the time being and it was a sentimental present for her #1 fan, her mother.

The Finished Product

It turned out beautiful, I was thinking about going to get me a couple more jars for my own house…..but I digress, its the thought that counts and the good gesture that’s worth the satisfaction in the long run. Found an old birthday bag and put it all in one. I had M&M’s stashed away so my boyfriend wouldn’t devour them, and put them in the jar as “the planting seeds”. The M&M’s were pink, blue, yellow….well pastel colors, and the flowers were hand picked from Michaels, by the princess! She thought her mother would love them! I believe she did.

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How was your Mother’s Day? Any awesome craft ideas that can also be used for Fathers Day? Leave a comment below and let us know.  Track us on Twitter (jadeandrikki) and Instagram (jade.rikki). 

Until Next Time,

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Crafts

Jack Daniel’s Soap Dispenser

So today, I felt the need to get my Pinterest status on and complete a DIY craft project.  Something simple while my sweetie wasn’t home. I have to be honest, I am still and will FOREVER be a CALI Girl! So with that being said we have no clue how to do anything without directions. With directions…I’m a beast!!

I stumbled across a Jack Daniel’s Soap Dispenser that looked pretty cool, not too feminine and not too masculine. Plus, I had plenty of Jack Daniel bottles lying around (not really lol)!

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Supplies

  • One regular bottle of Jack Daniel’s Honey

Fun Fact: Try mixing it with Ginger Ale & it will change your life

Disclaimer: Ages 21+ please, and no drinking and driving!  (I’m still an officer LOL)

  • Regular Soap Dispenser

You can buy them anywhere, I picked one up  Target because they were on sale. Most regular soap dispenser will fit your Jack Daniels bottle. Just choose the color and look you want.

  • A Dollar Tree empty Spray Bottle

The inside of the cord will be too short for the bottle, the cheapest thing to do is buy the bottle and just use the cord.  All of them are interchangeable but, once you buy the soap dispenser, you will understand why a longer cord is needed

  • Your Favorite Liquid Hand Soap
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • After you purchased the soap dispenser and cheap empty bottle, unscrew the tops of each bottle set it aside.
  • Next, make sure to clean your Jack Daniel’s bottle out with soap and water, don’t want you to waste the last drop of “goodness”!
  • The cord that it is attached to the new soap dispenser will be too short. Pull down on the cord to remove it (its very easy to take out).
  • Now, switch the cords. The cord from the cheap spray bottle should be on your Jack Daniels dispenser now
  • It is likely the cord “should” be extremely way too long to use in your bottle like it is. Cut it accordingly to your liking. It may take a few measurements and few cuts at a time to get it right!
  •  Add your favorite liquid hand soap.  I just used a generic dollar tree soap to start with.  Remember, whenever it needs a refill  you can always pick a different soap.
  • Screw the top on and VOOOOOILLLLAAAAAA! Magic! (in my best rapper voice). It cannot get anymore simpler than that!!!!!!

FYI: You can decorate it up, put rhinestones on it, bows, and string, anything you want. I kept it classic for now, but who knows what will happen in the future with it!!

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Send me more simple DIY crafts!! We are on Pinterest @jadeandrikki.  Send me pins so I can try them out. As always, tags us in your creations on Instagram @jade.rikki or #jadeandrikki on any social platform.

 

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