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Tie Dye T-Shirts with Sharpie Markers!
It was Red Ribbon week at my daughter's school this week and their first dress up day was tie dye t-shirts and wouldn't you know she didn't have anything tie dye in her closet. So we decided to do a little art project together and make something with what we had on hand.

I have seen several different examples and directions for this on the internet so we took what we found from various searches and modified it just a little bit.

Here's what you'll need and the steps we followed:

  • Pre-washed white or light colored t-shirt (cotton takes color great)
  • Rubbing Alcohol (Note: mine was 91%. If your alcohol has a lower percentage it may not work as well)
  • Liquid dropper (we used an old medecine dropper)
  • Small plastic cup(s)... really we only needed one
  • Rubber bands
  • Variety of colored Sharpies (we stuck to color wheel colors, no brown or black)
**** Extra Embellishment: (fabric, scissors, iron on paper, and an iron) - we made a sparkley peace sign to put in the center of the shirt.

 My super helper, ready to get creative!
 Choose a spot to start and put your cup in right side up and secure a rubber band around the cup rim holding the shirt tightly in place.
Pick your colors and create a small design in the center of the stretched circle. We kept our designs to the size of a quarter or half dollar because the alcohol will make the colors spread out a lot.
P.S. remember that complimentary colors will turn brown when they mix
(ex. using blue and orange together)
 Using your dropper drip approximately 10 drops of rubbing alcohol in the center of your design and watch the colors spread.
One thing we added: we put a couple more dots and lines of color on the outer edges of the circle and added alcohol drops to them just before removing our rubber band.... then we blew on the area to speed the drying and make the colors mix and bleed together in an irregular circle design
 Note: I had a piece of plexiglass that we put inside the shirt while working to prevent color bleeding through to the back side (cardboard would work too)

I love the instant results of this project!
 We made a bunch of designs going up the shirt (looked almost like a funky caterpillar at first)
Then we started filling in different areas with more circles and overlapping some of them.
We did not do the back of the shirt and we did leave white areas on purpose.
The fun of it is that you can do it any way you want! And it's so easy!
 * You will definitely want to heat set the colors by tossing the shirt in the dryer for a while before wearing.

Our last step was to create this glitzy peace sign using fabric and no sew iron on paper.
 We were so happy with how it came out!
I will absolutely do this project again sometime.
Super cute!


DIY: Knee Monster
If you are still a crack in a trouser fix, create something beautiful! As a sample:
You will need:
• Piece of fabric
Vlieseline •
Felt • White
• Black embroidery thread & needle
• If necessary, sewing machine

Step 1:
Iron the interfacing on the back of your piece of fabric and then cut the fabric into an ellipse. Make sure the fabric about 3 inches wider and higher than the tear.
Cut a piece of felt, in the form of teeth, have a "seam value" of 1 cm at the top. The width should be equal to the crack.

Step 2:
Sew the teeth at the top of your piece of fabric, just along the edge (also by hand, I did it with the sewing machine).

Step 3:
Place the fabric with teeth behind the crack, so that the dust around more than an inch wider than the crack.
Sew with the embroidery floss around with a running (----), about 1/2 inches of the crack.
If you're around, sew again around the openings between the stabbing also to fill (-----).

Step 4:
Cut 2 rounds before the eyes of the white felt. Sew with the embroidery thread, for example like this:

Ready!

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You might need to grab a few extra recycling bins, but it’s worth it!  If you’re looking for Green Home Decor Tutorials, don’t miss the end of the post!

  1. Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub – Under the Table and Dreaming
  2. Paint Sample Coasters – The Crafty CPA
  3. Sweater Pillows – Centsational Girl
  4. Grocery Bag Wallet – EcoKaren
  5. Yarn Scrap Bowl – About Crochet
  6. Bottle Cap Serving Tray – Sweet Something Beautiful
  7. Wool Felt Magnets – Everything Etsy
  8. Dictionary Art – Brooklyn Limestone
  9. Shrinky Dink Jewelry – Just Something I Made
  10. Candy Wrapper Patchwork Belt – Lil Blue Boo
  11. Repurposed Book Sewing Kit – STC Craft
  12. Recycled Magazine Jewelry – CraftStylish
  13. Newspaper Basket – How About Orange
  14. Felted Soap – Rhythm of the Home
  15. T-Shirt Pillow – Ruffles and Stuff
  16. Beeswax Candles – Kanelstrand
  17. Recycled Bottle Birdfeeder – Centsational Girl
  18. Handmade Books – Pioneer Woman
  19. Coiled Magazine Coasters – Saved By Love Creations
  20. Menswear Stuffed Bunny – Martha Stewart
  21. Picture Frame Serving Tray – Better Homes and Gardens
  22. Wine Cork Basket – Chica and Jo
  23. Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes – Craft Passion
  24. Beeswax Candles {hand dipped} – FIMBY
  25. Shell Frame – Everything Etsy
  26. Book Safe – All Free Crafts
  27. Soda Can Bracelet – The Greenest Dollar
  28. Chalkboard Planter Pots – Design Sponge
  29. Recycled Notebooks – Martha Stewart
  30. Acorn Bird Feeder – Design Sponge
  31. Green Terrarium – Inhabitat
  32. Wool Dryer Balls – Good Mama
  33. Coiled Paper Basket – Esprit Cabane
  34. T-Shirt Bag – Martha Stewart
  35. Custom Notepads – Chica and Jo
  36. Herb Soap – Henry Happened
  37. Menswear Mouse Toy – Martha Stewart
  38. Handmade Paper – Craft Daisies
  39. Handmade Goat Soap – Lather and Lotions
  40. T-Shirt Yarn – EcoKaren
  41. Wine Bottle Candle Holders – Wedding Bee
  42. Herbal Fire Starters – WholeLiving
  43. Junk Mail Paper Beads – The {NewNew}
  44. Book Bead Necklace – The Smallest Forest
  45. Phone Book Pen Organizer – Chica and Jo
  46. Monogram Button Pillow – Come On, Ileene
  47. Recycled Magazine Coasters – Re-Nest
  48. License Plate Memo Board – Planet Green
  49. Bottle Cap Magnets – Everyday Lovely
  50. Tea Soap Tutorial – Cucumbersome
  51. T-Shirt Flower – Emily’s Little World
  52. Oxford Napkins – WholeLiving
  53. Mini Light Fixture Terrarium – Design Dreams Japan
  54. Braided T-Shirt Bag – Chichidee Handmade
  55. Paint Chip Necklace – Infarrantly Creative
  56. Conversation Marshmallows – Come On, Ileene
  57. Sheet Music Tray – Centsational Girl
  58. Recycled Lunch Bag – Made By Lex
  59. Candy Wrapper Pouch – Punkin Patterns
  60. Jersey Knit Bracelet – V and Co.
  61. Embroidered Portraits – Country Living
  62. Woven Rag Rug – Craft Passion
  63. Lace Containers – Urban Comfort
  64. Lip Balm – Beautylish
  65. Wool Felt Bookmarks – Everything Etsy
  66. T-Shirt Memory Quilt – EcoKaren
  67. Recycled Dog Collar – Keyka Lou Patterns
  68. Friendship Puzzle Necklace – Planet Green
  69. Cork Trivets – WholeLiving
  70. Water Bottle Cookie Packaging – Paper, Plate and Plane
  71. Vintage Fork Napkin Rings – Brooklyn Limestone
  72. Homemade Dog Treats – Come On, Ileene
  73. Felt Ball Cat Toy – Martha Stewart
  74. Recycled Grocery Tote – Dana Made It
  75. T-Shirt Clutch – Made By Lex
  76. Light Bulb Vases – Pizzazzerie
  77. Modern Birdfeeder – Life on the Balcony
  78. Vinyl Record Bowl – CasaSugar
  79. Recycled T-Shirt Dishcloths – Dollar Store Crafts
  80. Vintage Sheet Cocktail Napkins – Design Sponge
  81. Tree Coasters – Country Living
  82. Recycled Gift Card Bracelet – CindyYShaw
  83. Mason Jar Sewing Kit – Say Yes to Hoboken
  84. Typography Clay Pots – Everything Etsy {Burlap & Blue}
  85. Recycled Wool Sweater Blanket – Homade Holiday
  86. Recycled Soap Box Mini Book – Creativity Prompt
  87. T-Shirt Ruffle Hat – Tao of Craft
  88. Recycled Book Handbag – Curbly
  89. Sweater Leaf Scarf – Grosgrain
  90. Recycled Paper Magnets – Sei Lifestyle
  91. Paper Apple Sculpture – Cheeky Magpie
  92. Recycled Slippers – Sew Green
  93. Modern Candle Holders – Mark Montano
  94. Recycled Wool Mittens – Lucky Star Lane
  95. Rosette Headband – Lolly Jane Boutique
  96. Wool Laptop or Diaper Bag – Not Dabbling In Normal
  97. Recycled T-Shirt Scarf- Joy Beadworks
  98. Glass Jar Photo Frames – Rikki Hibbert
  99. Fabric Scrap Necklace – Smaller
  100. Tea Cup Bird Feeders – Something Wonderful
  101. Brick Succulent Planters – Ready Made

Why spend a ton on gifts when you can go green???


101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials

by KIM

These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast!  Simple and cute…that works for me!  Oh, and think of all the money you will save making these gifts. {At least that’s the story I tell my husband…shhhh!}

You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!!  There’s a little something for everyone on your list and if I started talking about each one this would be a book, not a blog post.

  1. Chalkboard Necklace – Henry Happened
  2. Shrink Plastic Necklace – Alisa Burke
  3. Rustic Leather Sketchbook – Duo Fiberworks
  4. Embellished Resin Rings – Modge Podge Rocks on Tatertots & Jello
  5. Jersey Knit Bracelet – V and Co.
  6. Wine Cork Coasters – Heartmade Blog
  7. Sisal Rope Bowl – Centsational Girl
  8. Monogram Mugs – Design Mom
  9. Clay Jewelry Dish – Fiskars
  10. Felt Magnets – Everything Etsy
  11. Rosette Bracelet – Sew.Craft.Create.
  12. Perfume Locket – Design Sponge
  13. Vintage Fork Napkin Rings – Brooklyn Limestone
  14. Reversible Baby Bib – Randomness by Petchy
  15. Pantone Paint Chip Magnets – How About Orange
  16. Gift Card Cozy – Make It and Love It
  17. Homemade Dog Treats – Come on, Ilene!
  18. Handmade Tea Soap – Cucumbersome
  19. Best Burp Cloths – Made by Rae
  20. Bath Fizzies – Martha Stewart
  21. Braided Ribbon Headband – Skip To My Lou
  22. Photo Clock – Rosy Red Buttons
  23. Art Locket – Everything Etsy
  24. Yarn Wreath – Ramblings from the Sunshine State
  25. Friendship Bracelets – The Purl Bee
  26. Sewing Kit In A Jar – FunkyTime
  27. Lip Balm – Martha Stewart
  28. No Sew Dog Bed – Curbly
  29. Glass Tile Pendants – Sugar Bee Crafts
  30. Decoupage Picture Frame – Nikki, In Stitches
  31. Felt Bookmarks – Everything Etsy
  32. Reversible Ruffled Grocery Bag – Sawdust & Paper Scraps
  33. Handmade Books – Pioneer Woman
  34. Floppy Disks Notebook – Instructables
  35. Felt Ball Cat Toys – Martha Stewart
  36. Fabric Frames – Sada Lewis on Ucreate
  37. Wine Cork Candle Holders – Two Twenty One
  38. Super Hero Capes – Serving Pink Lemonade
  39. Grillin’ Spice Rub Gift Set – The Creative Mavin on Kojo Designs
  40. Fabric Bookmarks – Skip To My Lou
  41. Reversible Laptop Sleeve – Film and Thread
  42. Silhouette Art – 3 Four and Under
  43. Pop Open Purse – MeiJo’s Joy
  44. Ruffled Knapsack – No Very Domestic
  45. Shrinky Dink Bracelet – Country Living
  46. Scrap Key Chains – Living with Punks
  47. Stamped Dish Towels {framed} – Burlap & Blue
  48. Stuffed Fabric Turtles – Make It and Love It
  49. Shell Candles – Everything Etsy
  50. Hemp Coasters – Make It and Love It
  51. Wool Spiral Blossom Hair Accessories – Beneath the Rowan Tree
  52. Paper Clip Earrings – Evie S
  53. Woven Rag Rug – Craft Passion
  54. Charming Clay Flower Jewelry – Happy Together
  55. Retro Bottle Cap Clock – My Lifetime
  56. Linen Napkins – Sew Take a Hike
  57. Pet ID Tags – Martha Stewart
  58. Felt Rose Ring – Smile Monsters
  59. Sock Owl Softie – Whimsy Loft
  60. Painted Block Puzzle – Say Yes to Hoboken
  61. Silhouette Jewelry – Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss
  62. Wine Cork Board – Adventures In Creating
  63. Etched Map Serving Tray – Design Sponge
  64. Tassel Dish Towels – FunkyTime
  65. Beaded Bracelets – Green Eyed Monster
  66. Tea Time Mug Rug – Wild Olive
  67. Etched Tree Plate – Taylor Made
  68. Reversible Stuff Sack – Delia Creates
  69. Painted Cheveron Earrings – Craft-O-Maniac
  70. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser – Heather Bullard
  71. Watermark Tee – Sweet Verbena on Ucreate
  72. Shell Wreath Tutorial – Busy Kids = Happy Mom
  73. Bottle Vases – Creative Jewish Mom
  74. Fabric Baby Blocks – Sew Fun
  75. Tin Letterpress Clock – Design Sponge
  76. Fabric Coasters – The Creative Place
  77. Hoop Earrings – Happy Together
  78. Felt Bead Bracelet – RosMadeMe
  79. Leather Passport Holder – Poppytalk
  80. Rope Coasters – DIY Life
  81. Striped Umbrella – What I Wore
  82. Film Negative Candle Holder – Photojojo
  83. Petit Strawberry Pincushion – V and Co.
  84. Light Bulb Vases – Pizzazzerie
  85. Graphic Tree Limb Coasters – Curbly
  86. Recipe Binder – Flamingo Toes
  87. Photo Lanterns – Decor8
  88. Cork Vases – Papernstitch
  89. Button & String Mini Journal – The Creative Place
  90. Envelope Clutch – Swell Mayde
  91. Felt Initial Notebook – Everything Etsy
  92. Mini Makeup Roll – emaykayee {make}
  93. Paper Bead Necklace – Creative Jewish Mom
  94. A-frame Tent – Cakies
  95. Framed Vases – Flamingo Toes
  96. Chalkboard Coasters – Crazy Wonderful
  97. Branch Photo Holder – Homework
  98. IPhone App Magnets – Infarrantly Creative
  99. Printed Candles – Instructables
  100. Woven Map Basket – Make Projects
  101. Knotted Headband – Sugar Bee Crafts

101 Handmade Gifts for Men {DIY}

by KIM

I’ve gathered some creative tutorials, free printables and just plain fabulous ideas to help create awesome handmade gifts for the men in your life.  They can be so hard to shop for and this list will give you enough ideas to cover every birthday, Father’s Day and Christmas for the next few years!

You’ll find a few things for the guys that like to grill, their office and even the garage.  Don’t miss the beautiful leather journal that’s so easy to make and looks like a million bucks! 

  1. Composition Notebook iPad Cover – Lil Blue Boo
  2. Car Kit – Not Martha
  3. Mustache Mug – Tortoise and the Hare 
  4. Baseball Lovin’ Bookends – Mod Podge Rocks
  5. DIY Cement Coasters – A Daily Something
  6. Etched Beer Glasses – Craftzine
  7. Bay Rum Aftershave – The Art of Madness
  8. Dad Rocks {Printable} – Make It Perfect
  9. Necktie Eyeglass Case – A Law Student’s Journal
  10. Tie Key Chain – Greenbean’s Crafterole
  11. Grillin’ Towel Tutorial – Craft Whatever
  12. Father’s Day Party {Printables} – Love Party Printables
  13. Photo Cuff Links – Small Fine Print
  14. Glass Paperweights – In My Own Style
  15. Luggage Tags {Printables} – The Pretty Blog
  16. Little Handmade Notebooks – See Kate Sew
  17. DIY Leather Cuff – The Red Kitchen
  18. Folded-Shirt Card – Martha Stewart
  19. Bottle Cap Coasters – Theatre Projects
  20. Army Guy Bowl – Make
  21. Bike Handlebar Bag – Giver’s Log
  22. Father’s Day Tie Print {Printable} – In Between Laundry
  23. Handmade Leather Wallet – See Kate Sew 
  24. Placemat Laptop Cover – Curbly
  25. Computer Lap Desk – Stephanie @ Home
  26. Skinny Ties – Design Mom
  27. Monogrammed Cuff Links – Purl Bee
  28. Firewood Tote – Whip Up
  29. Dad’s Subway Art {Printables} – Today’s Fabulous Finds 
  30. Tie Pillows – BHG
  31. Chalkboard Mug – Wit & Whistle
  32. Father’s Day Tie Tag/Banner {Printables} – Amanda’s Parties
  33. Bike Lunch Bag – Evil Mad Scientists
  34. Fisherman’s Pants – Mediatinker
  35. Baseball Team Pillow – Better Homes and Gardens
  36. Men’s Socks – The Purl Bee
  37. Kindle Cover – Chickpea Sewing
  38. Lego Cufflinks – HGTV
  39. Geek Coasters – Man Podger David on Mod Podge Rocks  
  40. Remote Caddy – Sew4Home
  41. Stamped Key Chains – Girl In Air
  42. Paperback Book Wallet – Refabulous 
  43. Father Subway Art {Printable} – Pink Ink Doodle
  44. Car Travel Kit – Martha Stewart
  45. License Plate Key Holder – Lemontree Creations on Kojodesigns 
  46. Desktop Zen Garden – Curbly
  47. Pajama Pants – Sew4Home
  48. Camping Stool – Design Sponge
  49. Dad’s Token Tin {Printables} – Eighteen25
  50. Spice Rub Tins – Creative Maven on Kojodesigns
  51. Monogrammed Boxer Shorts – BHG
  52. Knit Chunky Sweater – Yarn Forward
  53. Dad Frame – Martha Stewart
  54. Tread Belt – Instructables
  55. Golf Towel – Junie Moon
  56. Monogrammed Necktie – Martha Stewart
  57. BBQ Hanging Towels – The Silly Pear
  58. Monogram Mugs – Design Mom
  59. Relaxing Hammock – Etsy
  60. Rustic Pencil Holder – Strawberry Chic
  61. Chef’s Apron – Martha Stewart
  62. Laptop Sleeve – Sew Mama Sew
  63. Cork Desk Organizer – Makekind 
  64. DIY Suspenders – A Beautiful Mess
  65. Golf Club Headcovers – Positively Splendid
  66. Bike Brake Disc Clock – Instructables
  67. Tool Roll-Up – Craft Stylish
  68. Laptop Bed Riser – Man Made
  69. Retro Labels for Sauce & More {Printable} – Martha Stewart
  70. Pocket Watch Photo Album – The Mother Huddle
  71. Wooden Faced Watch – Instructables
  72. Laptop Sleeve for Guys – A Beautiful Mess
  73. Hand Painted Mouse Pad – Design Sponge
  74. Kiss Flip Book – Color Me Katie
  75. Father & Son Aprons – TipNut
  76. Men’s Grill Apron – I Heart Naptime
  77. iPhone App Magnets – Infarrantly Creative
  78. Golf Accessory Bag – Joann’s
  79. Office Supply Organizer – BHG
  80. You Da Man Candy Wrapper {Printable} – Jeanne Winters
  81. Photo Clock – Rosy Red Buttons
  82. Library Card Bookplate {Printable} – Blah, Blah, Blang
  83. Father’s Day Key Chain – Aly & Ash
  84. iPad Sleeve With Shoulder Strap – Sew4Home
  85. Rustic Leather Sketchbook – Duo Fiberworks
  86. Modern Cement Planters – Apartment Therapy
  87. Floppy Disks Notebook – Instructables
  88. Knit Coffee Cozy – The Sitting Tree
  89. Father’s Day Coupon Book {Printable} – Fiskars
  90. Skittles Vodka Tutorial – Mix That Drink
  91. Book Safe – All Free Crafts
  92. Vinyl Record Bowl – Casa Sugar
  93. Guinness BBQ Sauce – The Black Peppercorn
  94. Mini Toolbox – Positively Splendid
  95. Tool Storage Tub – Sew4Home
  96. Leather Laptop Sleeve – ThreadBanger
  97. Father’s Day Quote {Printables} – Simple as That
  98. Custom Checkerboard – Aly & Ash
  99. Photo Coffee Sleeve – Spincushion
  100. Men’s Fabric Wallet – Cloth, Paper Crafts, and More
  101. Leather Journal – mufn inc.

Make Non Toxic Glitter

Tools needed for this project

  • Baking Pan
  • Tin Foil
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of LIQUID food coloring
  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.

Directions:

  • Mix 1/4 cup of salt with a 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring in a small bowl until the salt is uniformly colored.
  • Spread the mixture out in an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for ten minutes. Allow your homemade glitter to cool before using it.

NOTE:

  • You may also store it in an air tight container for several months.
  • This glitter can be used for almost any type of project and may even be mixed with glue for special crafts
  • ***Paste food coloring can result in smoking

Recycling of old tennis. This cargo is not Pac-Man it! Really is natural to stay. . .

Ways to Dye Easter Eggs Naturallyhttp://www.emasherbs.com/
Budding young chemists and kids with curiosity will really enjoy helping to make naturally colored Easter eggs with ingredients straight from the cupboard and fridge. This family project costs nothing, but the delight in learning is priceless.

Pomegranate juice and lots of red onion skins (ask the produce man to save some for you). Boil
 with the eggs for 1/2 to 1 hour. Hibiscus flowers (you can find it in a dried tea form). Red wines (you don't have to add vinegar) also work ...great.
PINK
Beets (shred or grate first), cranberries or cranberry juice, raspberries, grape juice, juice from pickled beets, crushed red currants.
VIOLET-BLUE
Soak hardboiled eggs overnight in hot water to which you have added crushed violet, pansy or geranium blossoms.
LAVENDER AND BLUE
Use purple pansies, violets, or grape juice. For a darker lavender use frozen, fresh or canned (with the juice) blueberries, blackberries.
YELLOW AND GOLD
Orange or lemon peels (boiled), carrot tops (boiled), celery seed (boiled), ground cumin (boiled), ground turmeric (boiled). To use turmeric, add 1 to two teaspoons of the spice and 1 teaspoon white vinegar to a cup of hot water. Also try ground yellow mustard, saffron, curry powder; goldenrod, tansy, dandelion and daffodil blossoms.
GREEN
Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to a bowl of "violet blue" colored water before soaking the eggs. You can also soak eggs in boiled spinach water or liquid chlorophyll (available at natural food stores) or I dare you to try mixing a handful of fresh grass clippings and a little vinegar and water in a blender.
BROWN
To a cup of hot water, add 3 tablespoons instant coffee and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar. Boiled back walnuts shells also produce a nice brown color.

DIY Baby Sling


The simplicity of the Sling style baby carrier makes it and the wrap the most popular DIY 'models' for people to tackle themselves.

Supplies:

2 to 2 1/2 yards of Breathable Woven Material that doesn't have right/wrong sides since both will be visible when wearing.

(2) 3-inch rings (plastic or metal)
There is a product called 'sling rings' for this purpose that you can buy, as well. Metal ones can be a bit heavier and some would rather have a more lightweight option with PVC or durable plastic.

Sewing Machine



Aaron and I try to be intentional about living out our faith for Mackenzie to see so we can teach her to know and love the Lord and live her life for Him. Lately I have been brainstorming some new, fun ways to implement spiritual disciplines and truths into our day.
And I came up with the Prayer Pail.
The plan is to let each of our kids pick one (or a couple) sticks out of the prayer pail while we are at the dinner table and then let them pray for whatever or whoever is on the stick.

Hopefully it will work out well!

Want to make your own prayer pail?

All you need is:
-large craft sticks
-a bucket (or you can use an empty tin can, flower pot, mason jar...whatever really)
-scrap paper
-markers
-stickers
-scissors
-double sided tape
-ribbon

Step 1: Cut out a strip of card stock, add the words "Prayer Pail" with stickers or a pen, and attach to the front of your bucket with double sided tape. Feel free to decorate the back as well with some stickers, verses on prayer or anything else you would like!

Step 2: Write the names of friends, family and any other people or things you want to be praying for on the craft sticks and place in your bucket.

Some of the ideas I added:
-The names of Friends and Family
-The Lost (People who don't know Jesus)
-Missionaries we know
-Our Church
-Our Neighbors
-Our City
-Thank Him!
-Praise Him!
-You Choose (they can pick anything they want to pray about)

Step 4: Cut a bunch of ribbon pieces and tie on the handle to spice things up a bit.
Yeah! Your done!

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.