DIY picture frame

DIY picture frame

I remember back in the day, when I was in Elementary school, we made little picture frames out of popsicle sticks, and I wanted to re-create that with my little toddler!

Here are all of the supplies you will need:

  • crayons
  • popsicle sticks
  • beads of any sort
  • stickers/decorations
  • hot glue gun (to make sure it sticks as well)
  • a picture cut to fit the sticks

-First, I let Brielle color the sticks any colors she wanted (front and back)

-Next, I took the glue gun and glued all of the sticks together in the corners and added the beads on top with hot glue and then let that dry

-Then, I let Brielle place little stickers and decorations all around the sticks

-Finally, I let her help me cut the picture to the correct size, and I hot glued it to the back of the frame, let it dry, and it was complete



So easy, and so fun! Brielle and I used this craft as a learning time experience practicing colors, shapes, and improving her fine motor skills.

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.



Crafting with numbers

During this past weeks school lessons for Brielle, I have  been focusing on counting from 1-20.  I feel like she has pretty much mastered 1-10 (sometimes skipping 4), but that we needed to expand and start counting into the larger numbers.

I wanted to have fun with some of the food/candy we had in the house that I knew she wouldn’t eat and used them to help with my counting exercise. We practiced with making a flower out of food, and the shape of a moon since one of her words of the week, is moon.

We counted everything from the peppermint, to the pretzels, all the way to the fruit snacks.  She had fun, and even got in her morning snack along the way!

What we used:

  • White printer paper
  • Permanent marker
  • Elmers glue
  • Peppermint candy
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Fruit snacks

Here is the result:




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A simple, easy, DIY gift

Have you ever wanted to give someone a great, and meaningful gift, but you realized when you opened your bank account, that you didn’t have that much money to spend?

I am here to show you how I made our simple Christmas gifts for our family members.

What you will need:

⊗ An 8 X 10 picture frame

⊗ A printed picture (I actually took them to WalMart to get printed)

⊗ Tule

⊗ Scissors

I actually bought a lot of frames that were 60% off, making them just $3.99! I got the pictures printed for $1.50 each, the tule cost $1.00, and the scissors I used were mine from home, making the total cost around $6.50/each! Score!!


For a little bonus I picked frames that you could write on with permanent marker, and wrote a sweet little personal note on the top corner of each frame! 🙂

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth

When throwing a party, you must always have that ONE thing that stands out.  This being only the second get together at our new house, I tried to think outside the box on what people might like to enjoy.  I came up with a DIY photo booth.

What you need:

∴ Wrapping Paper

∴ Scissors

∴ Decorations (I used hanging stars, and ornaments from Christmas)

∴ Photo Booth Props

∴ Last but not least, a camera and a tripod

I literally measured out two sections of my wall and rolled the wrapping paper all the way down.  Then I taped it, and rolled the second section all the way down the wall, cut off the excess paper and taped it.  I then taped the streamers and ornaments to the paper, and called it a DIY photo booth!

Simple ♦ Easy ♦ Fun

Here is the result:


Images taken by me.

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.