Giant Paper Plate Lollipops

Giant Paper Plate Lollipops SO many people love this easy DIY Christmas craft! These are giant paper plate lollipops for Christmas. They are super cute as a garden decoration or you can line your driveway with them. Plus, they cost less than a dollar each to make! They do not have to be painted perfectly because the cellophane makes […]

Must Try Christmas DIYs

Christmas is such a wonderful time to try new crafts and fun recipes. The weather is often cold outside, so we have to keep ourselves busy inside somehow, right? From sweet treats to cheery holiday crafts, these are the BEST Must Try Christmas DIYs ! You will love these neat ideas (and be sure to […]

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments If you follow me on Instagram (which I love you so much for) then you most likely saw me the day I made these cinnamon scented ornaments with my kids. The entire house smelled like cinnamon and it was the perfect way to kick off our holiday season! Making old fashioned ornaments […]

Santa Boot Bows

Santa Boot Bows If you’re wrapping gifts for kids this year, you must add some decorative Santa boot bows to them! With festive red satin ribbon, you can add this exciting touch to any regular gift wrapping you do.    Do you remember how exciting Christmas time was as a child? Remember the sounds, the smells, […]

Rustic Holiday Decor

The holiday decorating season is approaching quickly and, here at Smart School House, we are so excited! Today I’ve gathered some beautiful DIY rustic holiday decor ideas. Think: wood pallets, reclaimed wood, and farmhouse style holiday decor. It’s our favorite! If you’re feeling crafty and want to make some gifts or decor that will really stand […]

Outdoor Christmas Decor

It is no secret that we all love decorating our homes for Christmas! Ready to really step in up a notch without breaking the bank? Consider some of these ideas for creating AMAZING outdoor Christmas Decor! Outdoor Christmas Decor   1. Giant Ornaments Make giant ornaments with large plastic balls, tin buckets, and aquarium glue! Then, […]

Disney Christmas Ideas

Aloha from Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii! Since we are here during the month of December, we are in love with all of the Christmas Disney decor this beautiful hotel has everywhere. We think it would be fun to create some of our own Disney Christmas decor when we get home. So, here are […]

Desserts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving desserts are not only fun to make, they are colorful, cute, and usually pretty easy to do. Well, the DIY Thanksgiving Desserts that I like are easy to make. I love to get my kids involved and have them bake along with me. DIY Desserts for Thanksgiving   1. Sugar Cone Tepees for Thanksgiving Learn how […]

Flamingo Vultures

How to Make Flamingo Vultures Get excited for Halloween making flamingo vultures for your lawn! What do you think of this creepy DIY Halloween decor idea? Turn pink lawn flamingos into vultures using some spray paint and a white boa around the neck. The buzzards are an unexpected surprise to any of your outdoor decorations for […]

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations BOO! Are you as excited about Halloween as we are? Today I’ve started collecting some of the BEST easy DIY Halloween Decorations! So may of the supplies for all of these crafts can be found at the dollar store, the hardware store, or Walmart.  Make a glowing pumpkin sconce by putting […]

Tomato Cage Witch Hat

Tomato Cage Witch Hat This HUGE tomato cage witch hat for Halloween is sure to be a show stopper! Halloween is one of the BEST holidays to decorate for! Whether you like spooky things or super sweet Halloween touches, everybody gets excited for the big night in October. These witch hats look great grouped together […]

Gorgeous Tidy Tips and Organization Hacks

Are you a lover of all things tidy and organized? Me too! I enjoy keeping things in their place, but most of all, I enjoy creative and gorgeous ways of doing it. If you’re ready to update your living space a little bit, in need of decluttering, or need to repurpose some old items, consider […]

How to Make Glitter Glue Sponges

Elmer’s Glue has partnered with Smart School House for this post How to Make Glitter Glue Sponges Learn the step by step instructions for how to make glitter glue sponges for classrooms, small group centers, homework, artwork, and more! No more mess of drippy glue puddles! Glue sponges are my new go to for anything […]

Snack Caddy for Kids

Snack Caddy for Kids Make a snack caddy for kids on the go! Today we are sharing a smart after school snack ideas for busy kids and families. Use a shower caddy and fill it with great snacks, like a GoGo squeeZ® applesauce, to keep your busy kids fed on the go. Oftentimes, the hours […]

DIY Christmas Ideas

Merry Christmas! Well, Merry almost Christmas:) The holidays will be here before we know it and I’ve already had a great time collecting beautiful inspirations for the season. Do you love DIY Christmas ideas? Oh good! You’ve come to the right place. Click the forward and back buttons below to see a bunch of gorgeous Christmas […]

Worksheets with Color

Sponsored by Go Teach! Handwriting has partnered with Smart School House for this sponsored post.  Worksheets with Color I recently created some worksheets with color to help my kids prepare to go back to school. Did you know that color can help memory retention in learning? Have you ever noticed how words or math problems […]

Penny Challenge

Penny Challenge Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Consider starting a penny challenge! Even if it’s not January 1st, you can still start. Begin any day of the year, collect pennies, and after 365 days you will have saved almost $700! I made a cute little label that you can print and put […]

The Best Homemade Shower Cleaner

The Best Homemade Shower Cleaner Homemade shower cleaners are a great way to replace pricey and chemical filled shower cleaners from the store. Try the best 2 ingredient homemade shower cleaner on tough soap scum or for daily shower cleaning. IT WORKS! Homemade cleaners are my favorite! With just two ingredients this shower cleaner will […]