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First Birthday Party | Teddy Bear Picnic

As my little guy’s first birthday approached and my maternity leave wound to a close, I found myself busier than ever. And since I’m not really the type to go out and buy a party in a bag (although I’m sure it’s awfully convenient), I picked a theme that would let me decorate with things I already had around the house, and then get crafty with a few key items to help set the scene.
Here’s my version of a first birthday Teddy Bear Picnic (busy mommy style).

By: Ryan Lockhart Read more

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings | Thanks for a 5-minute craft!

Holiday time. I am thankful for super easy crafts that make me look like super mom. OMG. She has a job outside the home, and has a kid and custom makes napkin rings for Thanksgiving.  How does she do it? Like this:

By: Liesbeth Read more

Thanksgiving Bunting

There is an almost overwhelming variety of pumpkins, gourds and faux leaves available everywhere this time of year — grocery stores, farmers’ markets, country farms and craft stores make it pretty easy to buy everything you need to celebrate Thanksgiving. That’s why I wanted something I could make myself — something that looked festive but not overly turkey-cliché. I found it with this sweet little Thanksgiving bunting.

By: Jessica Read more

Now With More Filling – Same Great Taste!

The Motherboards is undergoing an evolution. We are expanding our family to include an amazing group of contributors. These women have skills that run the gamut – from sewing and knitting to crafting and d.i.y.. And they so very kindly agreed to share them with us…and with you! The Motherboards will continue to post a new project every Thursday, but will increase our output before all of the major holidays. So keep checking in, send us your feedback, and click on our About Us page to read all about the growing number of mothers of The Motherboards!

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