DIY Simple Beautiful Wall Art

Hi folks! Today I want to share 3 simple and beautiful DIY art pieces you can make at home, at school, or work, by yourself or with your kids through a picture tutorial! I choose a bear outline for my photos, but you can choose any outline that speaks to you, whether animal or object. ♥ ♥ ♥

Bear in the Shredder



1. Get a few magazine or newspaper sheets and cut them into thin strips.


2. Gather your materials


I was initially going to fill in the outline, but it was a little too technical for me so I filled in the background instead. I cut out the outline of the bear and will be using the outline and the outer piece of paper in another piece below.


3. Glue strips of magazine unto sheet of paper. Fit them together in a pattern or just a mash-up.


4. Add a border if you would like or just bring the magazine strips to the edge of the paper.


I added a black sheet of construction paper to the back for added umph 🙂


Bear Wave



I picked a page that was interesting and spoke to me and fit within the bear outline.


Added the paper left over from cutting out the above bear outline to the magazine page. Boom!

Golden Man in the Mountain


I found a picture of mountains and a small golden man. I cut him to fit the curve of the mountain and added a border.

Be happy, healthy and get your creative juices flowing!

Karissa 🙂


Three Creative DIY Father’s Day Card Ideas

As a child I’ve always made cards for every occasion, but as adulthood made an appearance in my life I resorted to ready-made cards which I personalized. Since Father’s Day is coming up, I decided to go back to my roots and come up with three card ideas! Hopefully this will inspire you or your children to create a card for the special father figure in your life!


  1. Construction Paper
  2. Glue
  3. Scissors
  4. Ruler
  5. Markers
  6. Pencil

Ready for Work


Gather materials

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Trace cup and tie outline, then cut out shapes along with some squiggles for steam.

Fold 1/3 of the base white construction paper leaving 1/3 of the sheet uncovered. Place shapes on white paper then trace where they meet the end of the top fold.

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Fold tie

Cut the shapes and glue to the paper so they align when the fold is closed.

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Add a personalized message and a border by pasting onto a slightly larger piece of construction paper. I’m not blessed with creating or copying fonts so I keep it simple. Jazz it up to fit your style!

Glue to the inside fold of the card.
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I encourage you to personalize it as much as you like!

Tie-nk You Dad


Fold construction paper in half then cut a two inch section from the back of the card. Measure a 3 inch section on the top of the front fold of the card and cut slits on both sides around the 3 inch section.

Fold the top section in half, then fold each side diagonally to create a collar shape.

Create another collar from a rectangle piece of paper

Cut out two tie shapes

Glue collar and ties to card


Create a personal message for the inside of the card.



Wallet of Love


Fold sheet with a little over an inch left at the top. I would suggest using brown paper, but I only had black.


Add a pocket to one side of the card, and a smaller piece of paper as a brand tag which you can decorate however. Add the larger yellow piece to represent cash within the wallet. Ensure that the yellow piece is visible in the wallet. You can also add an insert in the pocket to resemble a gift card (the pink insert).


Decorate the insert by adding photos or drawing an image. Ensure the greeting is visible when the insert is in the wallet.



Add a border to the front and personalize to your taste!


There you go! Three innovative card ideas for the special father in your life!

Love Karissa 🙂

DIY From Can to Beautiful Craft

From as early as I can remember, I have been helping my mom create crafts and art projects for her classrooms. All throughout her career she taught high school English and Math, but she now teaches an adult special education class. Instead of making mostly educational charts and dioramas, we’re now engaged in more fun and crafty projects for her students.

The latest little project of ours is to create some vases that also can double as pencil holders. She created the base, I added the final touches and viola!



  • Burlap
  • Colored Mesh
  • Glue
  • Cans 
  • Scissors


How to: 

  1. Collect materials 
  2. Measure and cut burlap to fit can
  3. Glue burlap to can and add extra to the ends to keep it secure
  4. Measure and cut mesh to wrap around can 
  5. Tie mesh around can and wrap to create a bow or other shapes


Add flowers or stationery to your liking! 🙂

-Kaj 🙂