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Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough & The Teal Pumpkin Project!
Jocie | September 20, 2016
Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough & The Teal Pumpkin Project!

Thank you for loving this oldie but goodie on making your own Aromatherapy Play Dough  that I shared originally in October 2015.   We hope you stick around and check out more DIY and Essential Oil posts from One Project Closer! This is our second year participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! Have you heard about this? Promoted by FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education, the idea is to paint a pumpkin teal and put it on your porch to signal Trick or Treaters that your home is providing non-food/candy... 

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All Things Creative: Fall Crafts!
Jocie | August 30, 2016

Horray! Its that time again! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing fall crafts and ideas for Fall! I’m sure you’re with me when I say I love EVERYTHING FALL! Boots, leggings, hot drinks, cozy blankets, pumpkins, pumpkin spice, the changing leaves, and all Fall colors! So I hope you enjoy this month as much as I do. And….Just in case you forgot the gang, here they are! Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s... 

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Star Wars String Art
Jocie | July 18, 2016
Star Wars String Art

This Star Wars String Art is one of a series of Star Wars Crafts that I will be sharing, so stay tuned & ENJOY! If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been in the throes of planning and executing crafts for over 200 kids for our church’s amazing Light Force VBS this summer. This is my fourth summer leading crafts and every year is SO MUCH FUN! I love seeing the joy of the children as they learn about Jesus, find love and acceptance in the church, and do a little crafting (amongst lots of other... 

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All Things Creative: 100+ Spray Paint Projects
Jocie | June 28, 2016

  Horray! Its that time again! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing Spray Paint Ideas, and just in time for summer. Before I go any further let me introduce you to the gang. Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s ** The DIY Village ** Creative Cain Cabin ** The Kim Six Fix One Project Closer ** Redhead Can Decorate ** Cottage at the Crossroads Tried & True ** On Sutton Place ** Domestically Speaking 100+... 

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Free Printable: Like A Boss
Jocie | June 20, 2016
Free Printable: Like A Boss

Today is the first day of summer and honestly, I don’t plan on doing much like a boss, except maybe chilling by the pool? What about you? Maybe just download this free printable like a boss! Right?! lol. The kids are off for the summer and I’m excited to relax, have fun with kids, and hopefully have some time to craft and watercolor. Sounds pretty great, I know! This is one of my favorite watercolors, with the pink and blue more vibrant when printed. But I promise, it will give a smile and remind you to... 

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All Things Creative: BBQ Picnic Ideas!
Jocie | May 24, 2016
All Things Creative: BBQ Picnic Ideas!

Are you ready for 100 plus amazing, fabulous, inspiring BBQ Picnic ideas for your next summer party? I am so excited to share with you that I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you totally wonderful and creative inspiration every month! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing BBQ Picnic Ideas, and just in time for summer. Before I go any further let me introduce you to the gang. Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s... 

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DIY Citronella Candles
Jocie | May 23, 2016
DIY Citronella Candles

I am so excited to share with you these beautiful and EASY DIY Citronella candles! When we started using Young Living Essential Oils a couple of years ago, we also cut out candles. It was super hard because I love the smell of candles, but they are filled with carcinogens. Did you know the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes? No, thank you. In addition, being so much better for you, these DIY citronella candles are easy to make and can be so pretty! I had seen someone... 

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10-Minute Porch Makeover on a Budget!
Jocie | May 11, 2016
10-Minute Porch Makeover on a Budget!

I shared earlier this week on Instagram that I was starting a new project….well, this isn’t it. lol. Truth be told, I started a different project but got distracted by this super easy 10 minute Porch Makeover on a Budget when I went to Ikea this morning. Damn you, Ikea and your super cute and inexpensive decor and accessories. Our back porch was a big selling point for us when we bought the house. Over looking trees and a sweet little stream, it is a beautiful retreat for us in the evening, and we eat most... 

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DIY Weighted Lap Pad Using a Pillow Pet!
Jocie | May 5, 2016
DIY Weighted Lap Pad Using a Pillow Pet!

While I am excited to share with you how I made a DIY weighted lap pad using a Pillow Pet, this is also a very personal post for me. The tutorial is below, but I wanted to share some of our journey and why I am even making a weighted lap pad. Feel free to skip to the end, but my hope is that our story will provide some hope and encouragement to others going through similar stuff! Sensory Integration Dysfunction Some long time readers may remember posts over the past few years about my daughter’s toe walking, and... 

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Homemade Teacher Gifts: Easy Wood Sign Tutorial
Jocie |
Homemade Teacher Gifts: Easy Wood Sign Tutorial

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I was reminded of some of my favorite teacher gifts I made a few years back, including this easy wood sign tutorial. We gave these to her teachers at the holidays and it brought me such joy to see them hanging in the classroom the rest of the year! Teachers get tons and tons of gifts through the years, so I was unsure how to make it personal and also not give them just another gift card, soap, or cookie. The morning of craft night, I decided to go with my strengths and paint... 

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