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Can you believe it’s almost fall?! We are sooooo looking forward to the change in seasons, all things pumpkin and of course, the décor! These DIY fall décor signs from Craft Box Girls are the perfect way to add some autumn ambiance to your home, and they’re easy to make with Aleene’s Premium Decoupage. Read on for the tutorial and get inspired to get into the spirit of fall!

You might normally associate clear handbags with hitting the big game or a rocking out at a concert venue; stadium bags (as they’re known) are perfect for these occasions, after all. They’re clear and easy to see through, getting you into the venue without any issues! We might not be heading to a stadium anytime soon, but with these quick makeover tips from Club Crafted and Aleene’s DIY Craft Super Glue, we can turn our clear stadium handbags into everyday bags with a little extra style. Running errands just got a little better and a lot more fabulous.

However your family is celebrating Halloween this year, make sure it’s one they’ll treasure! Grab your first mates and get creative with this easy, affordable pirate costume DIY using nontoxic Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. That’s right, no sewing needed! This tutorial from The Jamie Lynn Show will teach you how to make a pirate hat using felt and Tacky Glue. There’s no bones about it, this cute pirate costume will spare you from having to walk the plank this Halloween! ARRRRRRRE you ready to get started?! 

School might be different for our kids this year, but whether they’re hitting the books in a classroom or at home, they’re still going to need a backpack! Help your student transform last year’s bag or make a new one extra special with custom touches that show off their unique personality. Get inspired with these easy ideas for personalizing a backpack using Aleene’s Glues and just a few basic craft supplies. No sewing needed!

Summer is here and most of us are spending more time outdoors, especially in the evenings when those warm summer breezes make everything just a little bit more relaxing. Add some glowing ambiance to your summertime settings with light & airy lace doily candle bowls from Perfectly Destressed – a total “breeze” to create. This easy tutorial shows you how to make a paper maché bowl using Aleene’s Premium Decoupage and just a few supplies for a pretty project you’ll love having on display all season long! 

Looking for new ideas to keep the kids (or yourself) crafting this summer? This leopard project idea is a great creative activity for just about any age and skillset! Lia Griffith shows you how to make paper maché using nontoxic Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue for a fun project the whole family will enjoy. Get inspired to make a leopard or another animal of your choice using the following tutorial. 

Keep your child’s mind sharp and their creativity blooming all summer long with this fun DIY counting activity craft! 7 Days of Play shows you how to cultivate number recognition and counting for kids using a paper flower garden and nontoxic Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. Have your child help you create this colorful craft, then get to the counting activity for learning and fun all in one!

Whether you’re headed back to the classroom or prepping for a year of homeschool with multiple kids, having workstations set up for different activities will help keep things organized and on task. This reusable classroom team labels tutorial from Hipster Art Teacher shows you how to get your space ready for lessons and activities with the temporary tacking power of Aleene’s Tack-It Over & Over. It’ll be super easy to change out your labels when you update your workstation activities!

Whether you’re headed back to the classroom or prepping for a year of homeschool, banners are a great way to communicate and inspire in the learning space. This reusable classroom banner DIY from Hipster Art Teacher shows you how to get your space ready for lessons and activities with the temporary tacking power of Aleene’s Tack-It Over & Over. You can change out your banners according to lesson plans, seasons, activities and more!

Summer is here and it’s time to put down the remote and get some fresh air for a bit! This cute nature craft from 7 Days of Play encourages kids to head outside, explore and collect creative supplies to make their very own nature-themed ball maze game. See how items like sticks, shells and pinecones can lead to even more playtime fun with a little help from Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue.


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