Posts tagged craft
At yourLDSblog, we’re always on the lookout for the best articles and info–things that will improve and simplify your life and help you gain a new perspective. Scroll on down for a few things we think you’ll like:
- A square-foot gardening frame
- DIY e-reader/tablet cover
- Strength training for women
- Mood management help for addicts
As it looks more and more like spring outside, do you get the itch–like me–to start planning your yard and garden? Here’s a garden plan so simple even a Cub Scout could do it!
Boys’ Life figured out this great garden plan that maximizes variety in a compact space, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to build it. Don’t be deceived–this article is for all ages! Read it to jog your own ideas, or build this with your kids, and introduce them to the joy of gardening. Click here for the tutorial.
Everywhere you look, more and more people are carrying iPads and e-readers.
We found this really simple (believe me!) cover at Carolyn’s Homework that you make with an old book and some fabric and glue. Voila! Thrifty, green and unique!
If you aren’t lifting weights you are missing out. Many women shy away from strength training because of fears and misconceptions. Strength training is the most effective way to lose weight, change your shape, and increase daily stamina.
See this helpful article for answers to your questions about strength training for women.
“My mind is a bad neighborhood that I try to not go into alone.”
While Anne Lamott’s humorous adage makes us smile, she does identify a significant problem: The moods found in the neighborhood of our minds can challenge our mental health, well-being, and happiness.
In the article “Mood Management,” Roger Stark, creator of the Waterfall Concept, explores seven healthy ways (from “live in the moment” to “practice service”) that we can manage our moods and not be a victim to them and succumb to addictive behaviors.
Here’s a tutorial for a cute pillow mattress you can sew for for the kids to lounge around or take a nap on.
In a nutshell, you sew the cover and then stuff pillows in, so as you can guess, it’s a pretty simple project that comes together quickly.
I enjoy looking at other people’s crafty ideas, because that just doesn’t come naturally to me. Even better is a step-by-step tutorial that walks me through the whole process. Then I really feel confident in making something cute.
Reading your scriptures is wonderful, but here’s the second-best way to feast on them: in chocolate!
Celebrate the month of love with a craft that celebrates the ones you love. Jamie at The Crafting Chicks made a “tree” out of some crafting branches in a vase and personalized it with pictures of her children. She took it one step further, and on the back of each picture she wrote, “We love (child’s name) because…”
This craft can be personalized in so many ways! It would also work great with pictures of roommates, grandchildren, Primary classes, or nieces/nephews. You could even use photos of extended family or make it a family tree with pictures of ancestors you are thankful for. I also like that you can make this at different levels of difficulty–cute and craftsy, as it’s shown, or simply, with real branches and just cut-out photo prints. (more…)
Acorns provide inspiration for great nature crafts for Fall and early Winter. Just make sure to follow these tips for working with these seeds to achieve the best results. This do-it-yourself craft project is so simple, yet so cute.
Michelle Mitton from Scribbit blogs about Motherhood in Alaska and shares with her readers these tidbits on how to handle acorns. Tip: don’t forget to bake them first.
Do you have a simple craft that you’d like to share? Send it to us!
We welcome comments.
Welcome to the Neighborhood News
Enjoy more fully the sunlight.
President Gordon B. Hinckley
Coming from a Prophet, the following excerpt will help us be more positive about the things that are important. President Hinckley has said in his Words of the Prophet: The Spirit of Optimism:
“There never was a greater time in the history of the world to live upon the earth than this. How grateful every one of us ought to feel for being alive in this wonderful time with all the marvelous blessings we have. … And on top of all that is the Restoration of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with all of the keys and authority, with all the gifts and blessings, with all the organization and doctrine of all previous dispensations all brought into one. And you and I are partakers of that marvelous restoration (from Church News, Aug. 14, 1999, 7).”
So tell us are you a half-empty or half-full glass kind of person?
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