This article is all about homemade fortune cookies. It includes recipes and tutorials for cookies you can eat as well as cookies made out of paper, cotton fabric, felt, and soap. There are lots of photos and resources.
Are you interested in helping your kids become better photographers? From taking local classes to learning basic composition techniques, your children will be improving their skills in no time.
This article is about Father's Day greeting cards. It includes free printables, homemade ideas, funny sayings, and more. There are lots of photos and resources.
This article is about making greeting cards out of recycled magazines. It covers a wide range of techniques that you can use with magazine pages including punching, stamping, layering, and more.
This article is about acorn crafts. It contains a wide variety of fall autumn projects and ideas that kids and adults can make out of real acorns. There are lots of pictures and resources.
This article contains a wide variety of alcoholic Popsicle recipes. It includes recipes for Popsicle margaritas, mojitos, and other cocktails as well as recipes with beer and with tequila.
Are you planning a 30th birthday party in the near future? This article has all of the ideas and resources for themes, supplies, decorations, gifts, and greeting cards that you'll ever need.
This article is about seven layered salad recipes. It contains 10 easy recipes (with photos) that are perfect for summer.
This article is about hot air balloon greeting cards. It includes ideas for birthday, romance, graduation, and thank you cards as well as pop up tutorials and other inspiration.
This article is about re-purposed garden planters. It includes a wide variety of ideas for both indoor and outdoor gardens. There are ideas for both items to use as is and items to craft into planters.
This article is about baby food jar crafts, ideas, and projects. It includes everything from simple storage solutions to more involved craft projects. These projects are ideal for kids, gifts, parties, showers,...
This article is about homemade teacher appreciation gifts. It includes ideas for 10 different personalized unique gifts that you and your kids can make for their teachers.
This article is about junk mail crafts. There are a wide variety of unique projects to make with recycled paper including stationery products, wall art, jewelry, and home decor. There are lots of photos and resources.
This article is about graduation card ideas for high school and college.
This article has 10 gift ideas for college graduation. There are a variety of options for price points and personalization. These are great ideas for both family members and friends who are looking to give gifts.
This article has 10 gift ideas for high school graduation. There are a variety of options for price points and personalization. These are great ideas for both family members and friends who are looking to give gifts.
Handmade Beads: How to Make Beads Out of Clay, Paper, Plastic, and Glass - Supplies, Techniques, Tutorials, and More
Learn to make clay, paper, plastic, and glass beads. I include supplies, techniques, tutorials, and resources for paper, polymer clay, plastic, ceramic, beaded, fused glass, and lampwork glass.
This article is about spring greeting cards. It has over ten different ideas for homemade cards to make. There are lots of photos and resources.
This article is a big round up of free Mother's Day printables. It includes greeting cards, gift tags, cupcake toppers, art prints, coloring pages, and more.
This article is about uses for wine corks. It includes a wide variety of photos, tutorials, and other resources for crafts, home decor projects, garden ideas, and much more. There is something here for everyone.
This article is about May holidays and special days. It includes elementary classroom activities, ideas, and lesson plans for each holidays. There are lots of resources.
Surprise Mom for Mother's Day with a handmade greeting card! Greeting cards are simple to make and add a personal touch to any Mother's Day present.
This article is about gift ideas for crafty creative people. It includes 12 different suggestions with everything from supplies to craft association memberships. There are lots of resources here.
This article is a round up of letter craft decor ideas. Many of these tutorials and projects are designed for a baby nursery although you shouldn't feel limited to nursery decor.
This article is about how to price homemade craft items. It includes the most commonly used formulas for baseline, retail, and wholesale pricing as well as advice on everything from comparing the prices of similar...
This article has over 10 different ideas for decorating plain, recycled, or repurposed pictured frames. This article includes lots of tutorials, photos, and resources.
This article is about my first year on HubPages. I include personal highlights, my most successful hubs to date, advice for writers, and my goals for my second year. There are lots of tips and resources for and all...
This article is filled with spring crafts for kids. It has easy, fun ideas for a wide variety of spring topics including birds, flowers, insects, vases, wreaths, and more. There are lots of photos and resources.
This article is about April holidays and special days. It includes elementary classroom activities, ideas, and lesson plans for each holidays. There are lots of resources.
This article is about kid Easter baskets. It contains over ten unique, homemade, and creative ideas. There are lots of tutorials, photos, and other resources.
This article is about ways to reuse empty pill bottles. It includes basic ways to reuse and recycle them as well as craft projects with pill bottles. There are lots of photos, links, and other resources.
This article is about Easter greeting cards. It contains over ten free, unique ideas to make. There lots of templates and printables as well as photo examples and other resources.
This article is about Easter crafts for kids. It contains over a dozen easy ideas for handmade projects. There are lots of photos, links, and resources.
This article is about craft ideas that kids can make and give as gifts. It includes 10 ideas for homemade gifts. There are lots of links, pictures, and resources.
This article is about professionalism in education. It provides teacher etiquette tips for the modern professional. There are general professional etiquette tips as well as tips about teacher etiquette with other...
Scrapbook paper is a perfect medium for creating a wide range of craft projects. From greeting cards to coasters to flowers, you have the tutorials and other resources you need to create with paper!
Creating functional storage for a small home is simple when you're equipped with the right organizational tools. Pick up purchasing resources, general organization tips, and much more.
This article is a big round up of coaster tutorials. It includes coaster tutorials for fabric, tile, and more. There are links and photos for all of these tutorials with additional resources for some of them.
Are you looking for ways to save money in your classroom? This article outlines twenty different ways for teachers to save on classroom materials supplies. There are lots of specific examples and resources.
This article is about ribbon storage solutions. There are craft ideas here for boxes, organizers, and more. There are lots of photos, links, and other resources.
This article is about March holidays and special days. It includes elementary classroom activities, ideas, and lesson plans for each holidays. There are lots of resources.
Create festive, fun St. Patrick's Day greeting cards with ease! Click through for free printables, tutorials, and more.
This article is about St. Patrick's Day party ideas. It includes suggestions for favorites, food, decorations, and more with lots of pictures and links for printables.
This article details eight different breakfast food ideas for Valentine's Day. Some of them are very simple ideas while others are multi-step recipes. There's something here for everyone.
One of the best techniques for networking with fellow Etsy sellers and buyers is joining an Etsy team. If you can't find one that fits your needs and preferences, consider creating your own.
Are you looking for Valentine's Day home decor ideas? This article has over ten tutorials for easy decorating craft ideas, many of which you can make with kids.
This article is about how Pinterest is a tool, not a time waster. It details a number of productive ways to use Pinterest, including research, brainstorming, searching for inspiration, group collaborating, and more. ...
This article is a collection of Valentine's Day desserts. There are ideas for over 10 different recipes with photos and links for each one. There are other Valentine's Day resources included as well.
This article is all about the Picasa picture collage tool. It includes information about how to create banners, promotional materials, tutorials in more. There are lots of pictures examples and other resources.
Learn how to make easy homemade pesto mozzarella pizza at home. This recipe includes step by step photos and directions.
Homemade Handmade Greeting Card Making Ideas with Balloons: Birthday Cards, Pop Up Designs, and More
Handmade greeting cards featuring balloons are perfect for birthday cards, pop-up cards, and much more. Get the inspiration and tutorials you need to make your own homemade balloon greeting cards.
This article is about how to tips for cropping photos for product photography. It includes before/after photo examples for concepts such as too much space, how to display hanging items, and how to crop for models and...
This article has over ten different button greeting card ideas. These are all free ideas for handmade home card making. There are lots of photos and resources.
This article is about Valentine's Day card ideas. It contains over ten different projects to make your own unique homemade handmade cards. There are lots of pictures and resources.
This article is about ideas for a button themed wedding. It includes information about bouquets, wedding cakes, invitations, favors, and more. There are lots of photos and resources.
This article has 11 button wreath craft holiday decoration tutorials with descriptions for each. I have included other button craft resources as well as lots of pictures, too.
In this article, I detail 10 ways to decorate evergreen wreaths for the holidays. I also include instructions for making your own wreath from scratch with real boughs.
This article consists of 10 free Christmas stocking pattern tutorials with descriptions and pictures for each. All of the stockings are made of fabrics. The sewing level varies for different tutorials.
This article contains tutorials for 10 unique free homemade Thanksgiving centerpieces. Each one features a description and photo of the finished centerpiece with a link for the tutorial.
In this hub, I detail how to create a horizontal blog navigation bar in Blogger or WordPress. I include lots of commonly used tabs with descriptions. I also included lots of resources throughout this article.
This hub details real world teaching skills for all teachers working in schools. It includes information about conferences, planning, co-worker relationships, and more.
Pumpkin dishes are a classic choice for Thanksgiving. Grab a few new recipes for your holiday spread this year!
This hub details the versatility of the beadweaving herringbone stitch, including possibilities for bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. I've included lots of links for patterns (free and for pay) and other...
Are you looking for free maternity clothing DIY tutorials and patterns that you can make for yourself or a loved one? Choose from pants / jeans, dresses, tops / shirts, skirts, belly bands, and more!
Herringbone is a timeless, classic pattern. See examples of it in clothing, accessories, architecture, and home decor.
This hub is about beadwoven flowers, including French flowers. It includes jewelry project ideas, other possibilities, patterns/tutorials, and resources.
Do you sell handmade products on Etsy? Check out tips for listing photos including poses, angles, backgrounds, size comparison, macro, and more.
This is a hub with 10 homemade kid and baby Halloween costume patterns. I include photos and links for all of them. I include additional resources at the end of the hub.
This article is about how to start and maintain successful blogs for craft businesses. It includes blogging platform information as well as ideas for blog posts, features, and topics.
This is a hub that I wrote with tips and advice for Etsy buyers. It details how to complete successful purchases as well as how to make the Etsy community richer.
Are you looking for a teaching job or will be looking in the near future? This article is aimed at students getting their first post high school degree with little or no work experience. However, it has tips that...
This article is all about tips and ideas for craft room studio storage organization. There are lots of photo examples and tips for specific types of craft supplies (i.e. yarn, beads, ribbon, etc.). I include...
This is a hub that I wrote about beaded beadwoven leaves. It includes explanations, examples, and pattern links for stand alone projects, as components, and as graphed cuff designs.
This is a hub that I wrote about the offloom beadweaving stitch right angle weave. I explain its versatility and other aspects of the stitch. I include lots of examples, patterns, and references. I provide links with...
This hub details different types of Czech pressed glass leaf beads and just a few things that you can make with them. It includes photos, resources, and patterns.
Time Management Strategies, Techniques, and Tips: How to Find Time For Your Hobbies and Personal Goals
In this article, I describe my personal techniques for time management and provide strategies and tips for finding more time for your own hobbies and personal goals.
This hub includes patterns and examples of beaded beads and jewelry with beaded beads, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants. I have listed both free and for pay patterns. I also link related hubs and...
Do you enjoy sweet potatoes? Consider making this healthy, easy recipe for mashed sweet potatoes with butter, sour cream, and cinnamon for your next meal.
This hub follows up on my first beaded peyote triangles hub.It has pictures of lots more triangles for inspiration. It also has links for pay patterns. The patterns and examples include bracelets, earrings, pendants,...
In this article about Czech glass dagger beads, I provide a number of beading patterns as well as other jewelry examples with daggers. I include lots of photos and resources.
This hub is a stir fry recipe that I created. It consists of Andouille sausage, rice, and mixed vegetables. I give additional suggestions for vegetables as well as other stir fry recipe links and cookbook links.
Beaded or Beadwoven Rings: Different Uses for Jewelry and Accessories (Includes Free Patterns/Tutorials!)
This hub is about beaded or beadwoven rings. I detail how they can be used for pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more as well as on their own. I include patterns and further resources.
Resources for Visuals: Where To Go When Creating Picture Schedules, Visual Cues, and Pre-Reading Tools
In this article, I provide lots of resources for parents and teachers who are creating picture schedules, visual cues, and pre-reading tools. There are lots of links and examples.
Do you enjoy tuna salad and chicken salad? This easy healthy recipe makes delicious tuna OR chicken salad with Ranch dressing and sour cream.
This hub is a compilation of different roasted nut recipes. They are perfect for special occasions and gift giving or any time that you want a homemade snack.
Are you considering or currently completing an undergraduate Latin course or program? Get foreign language study tips and other language class survival advice.
Are you interested in saving money on graduations and graduation parties? This article includes a lot of DIY options and resources for bulk or cheaper purchased items.
This article is all about different types of ponytail hairstyles for women, including different parts, half up, bands, headbands, and more.
Do you have a special needs child who will be starting a new school year in the near future? Get equipped with the advice and resources that you'll need to prepare for this process.
In this article, I discuss over a dozen different board games that are ideal for the elementary school classroom. I include variations and resources for many of these games.
This hub details the steps involved for writing and published PDF craft patterns. I discuss additional considerations, too, such as pricing and converting files to PDFs.
This is a hub that I wrote for Etsy sellers. It contains all of the resources and tools that I use for my shop on a regular basis.
In this article, I discuss 10 of my favorite Ben Folds songs. I include some of my favorite lyrics for each song. If you're looking for great Ben Folds tracks to download, this is for you!
This article is a link list of children's story books online. The vast majority of these sites are free or have free sections.
This article details the most important supplies and tools to include in a beader's toolbox. It specifically focuses on beadweaving and simple wire work.
This article is about some of the top resources for purchasing beads online. I provide pros and cons for different sites as well as recommended products to buy in different places.
This article provides a comprehensive overview of the reading materials that I created for my kindergarten through fourth grade special education students. I include lots of photos and resources.
Do you enjoy having double and triple dates with friends? Consider new recipes, menus, and other fun ideas for your next party.
In this article, I describe how to create an amazing taco bar. I detail the different components and how you can include a wide variety of options to suit the particular group of people you are serving. I include lots...
This hub details what to bring for craft fairs as well as aspects to consider for your booth display. I have a section dedicated to suggestions for outdoor fairs. I've included a lot of resources.
Familiarize yourself with the varying jewelry clasps and findings available to expand your options for creating bracelets, necklaces, and more. I've included lots of purchasing resources as well.
This hub is an offshoot of my product photography hub that focuses on backgrounds and props for product photography. I include over 20 different aspects to consider with photo examples for each.
This hub is a music mix that I put together of show tune or musical songs. I have included some additional musical resources including links for a few of my favorite musical soundtracks.
In this article, I discuss the teaching materials that I bought while teaching special education or inherited in my elementary school classroom and believe are worth purchasing. I include lots of resources for buying...
In this article, I outline survival tips for first year special education teachers. My survival guide includes advice about planning, IEPs, networking, prioritizing, and more with lots of resources.
This is a hub about Velcro folder activities for sorting and comparing. This is a miscellaneous set that didn't fit into any of my other hubs.
Are you looking for folder activities and games for your classroom? Grab one or more of these math file folder ideas!
As a young woman, are you looking for fashion tips for the working world? Consider the following simple style tips as you put together essential work-appropriate outfits.
This hub goes beyond the basics of setting up an Etsy shop and expands on several topics that will improve your shop and bring in more traffic. I've included a handful of resources.
Are you looking for a unique wedding gift? Consider making or purchasing an unusual, personalized gift that is not on a wedding registry.
This hub details 10 free education web sites that I use the most often. I include specific details about each web site, such as specific materials from the sites that I use frequently.
This hub includes a number of suggestions for supplemental occupational therapy handwriting fine motor skill work. These activities are geared for kindergarten and first grade students.
In this article, I explain a number of shipping and packaging resources available for online jewelry sellers. I include bubble mailers, jewelry boxes, business cards, and more. I include lots of links for products.
Speech Language Therapy Materials, Activities, Resources, Games, and Ideas: General and Special Education Supplements
Are you looking for speech language therapy materials? These games, activities, and ideas are appropriate for both general education and special education settings.
Make Your Own Transition and Social Skills Books for Students: How to Write Books and Create Visuals for Them
Are you interested in making transition and social skills books for students? Learn how to write these books and create visuals for them.
This article details 10 Must Do Activities in Oahu, Hawaii. I have included pictures, descriptions, and resources for all of them as well as additional Hawaii vacation resources.
Are you looking for phonics teaching materials for elementary special education students? Consider creating materials with visuals and Velcro that you can use for a wide variety of classroom activities.
The next time you need a new cat toy, make one at home from a household item. There are lots of unique homemade options that will keep your cat busy for hours.
This is a recipe for no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies. I've included links for additional cookies and cookbooks.
This article is a list of 10 books that I believe every woman should read in her lifetime. Some are appropriate for men as well, but the list is geared specifically for women. I've included links for many of the books.
In this article, I describe 16 preschool painting ideas. This is a wonderful, comprehensive resource for teachers and parents. I also including painting resources.
This article is a recipe for stir fry with Italian sausage, egg noodles, and mixed vegetables. You can customize the vegetables and level of spice however you like.
Looking for new young adult book recommendations? This article contains information about over ten different young adult and children's novels that everyone should read.
Are you looking for alphabet teaching materials for preschool and kindergarten students? Consider making your own ABC activities for your classroom.
Are you teaching name, address, and phone number memorization skills to elementary school students? This article includes several different worksheet ideas and a handful of teaching tips.
Would you like to start listening to jazz music? This article is a top 10 list of great jazz albums to start your jazz CD collection.
Are you looking for fine motor skill activities for preschool and elementary school aged children? There are numerous inexpensive options that can be adapted for other ages as well.
This hub is a recipe that I developed for stromboli. It uses hot roll mix, roast beef, cheese, and vegetables. I have included links for additional recipes and cookbooks.
This hub details 10 things to do in the Wisconsin Dells that are not water parks. I've included photos and links for all of them.
Are you a special education teacher who participates in Alternate Assessment? This article details my tips for collecting and organizing the artifacts required for this process.
Get inspiration for classroom teaching calendar materials that are appropriate for young children of varying ages and skill levels. Many of these materials use visuals and/or Velcro.
This article is about how to take stunning jewelry and other small item product photos. I include tips about equipment, camera settings, lighting, editing, backgrounds, tips for Etsy, and more.
This is a hub that I wrote about modifications for 2nd-4th grade social students and science materials. These modifications include visuals, Velcros, and multiple choice.
Are you teaching time to your own kids or to your students? Consider using Velcro materials. This article covers time skills that students learn in kindergarten through 4th grade.
Are you looking for toys that improve fine motor skill development? Consider making fleece shapes with button and snap closures.
This hub is a DIY tutorial for postcard party invitations that you can create with Microsoft Publisher. It includes photos as well as additional resources.
This hub is a music mix that I created with songs from 1997-2001, which is when I attended high school. I have included links for other hubs and books about the 1990s, specifically 90s music.
Are you interested in mixing up your creative routine? In this article, I detail ten color combinations that I believe all artists should attempt at some point during their careers.
Did you know that you can make the best, easy hummus at home? Whip up this healthy recipe in minutes!
In this article, I detail the steps for creating and organizing a teaching portfolio. I include information about the collection process and putting it all together with lots of photo examples.
Are you teaching feelings and emotions to kids? Learn how to make Velcro worksheet materials.
This hub is a recipe for garlic Parmesan pork chops with step by step photos. I've included links for additional recipes and cookbooks.
Learn how to make your own spinach, cheese, and sausage calzones at home! This is an easy, healthy, family-friendly recipe.
In this article, I discuss 10 of my favorite beadweaving books. I include descriptions of pros and cons and favorite techniques or ideas that I got from many of the books. I provide links for purchasing all discussed...
Beaded peyote triangles are a satisfying, versatile project for any beader. This article has free pattern instructions for flat, open, and tubular peyote stitch bead woven triangles.