Monthly updates from Our Little Red house.

“ When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice-once for herself and once for her child.” Sophia Loren I think I finally figured it all out. Why these months seem to be flying by so much. It’s because it feels like we are…

A visit to an Arizona art museum.

Thought I share some art from one of our art museums here in our state. When it gets hot here in Arizona everyone visits the museums and indoor activity areas. The photos I am sharing today will be on Arizona inspired art. After each photo there will be a photo of the artist of each…

Rock art for the kids.

Summer is here and you all know what that means. We need to find fun ways to entertain the kids. When my kids were little and we were fixing up Our Little Red House up north we would take the kids down to the creek to explore and splash around in the swimming holes. Before…

ASD table time crafts…bread fastener ABC tags.

When you home school your kids you have to find creative ways to buy educational supplies in frugal ways. Educational and medical seem to go hand in hand with being very expensive. If you have children that need a little extra help with things, then your cost go up even more when it comes to…

DIY a little plaster flower.

One of my favorite items to search for when out there second hand shopping are items that I can use for molds. This little mold was perfect for me. I love flowers. I bought this little mold for .25 cents at a yard sale. If you can’t find a flower mold then use a Hostess…

Dollar Day do over…a pretty art tray and organizer.

“ It’s not about what it is- It’s about what it will become.” These have been sitting in my art closet for a couple months. Spring flowers were the inspiration behind this project. I remember picking these two items up on one of my Goodwill dollar days and thinking how nice these would be for…

DIY Christmas ornaments using plastic food container lids.

If you are a regular follower of mine then you know I use plastic lids for all kinds of art projects. This year I did a bunch of animals for ornaments. Years past I have done hearts and stars. Supplies needed: Clean plastic lids from empty food containers. Scissors permanent markers or paint pens. Twine…

DIY repurposed crayon shapes.

Supplies needed: Old or new crayons scissors silicon molds oven foil Remove all the wrapping from your crayons. Break into small pieces to fill up silicon molds. Cover cookie dish with foil and lay down mold filled with crayon pieces. The foil is there to protect from any spillage. Heat oven to 205F and add…

Three little snowmen.

I picked up a pack of ceramic snowmen in October and last night I decided to paint them. They were plain and all white with no decorations on them. I forgot to take a before photo. I found them in a basket when I was decorating the home for Christmas and there they were, three…

DIY frugal Christmas décor…pine cone trees.

I picked up some pine cones on my Fall adventure a few weeks ago. Pine cones are one of my favorite items to use for art projects. Kids love them too. They can spend hours out in the woods exploring and looking for the perfect pine cone to take back home with them. Once home…