Archive for April, 2012

Spinach, Tomato, & Mushroom Flatbread Pizza

Monday, April 30th, 2012

There are few vegetable flavors I love more than the combination of spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms.

Throw them in pasta, top them on a pizza, mix it in a salad together and I am one happy camper.

The depth of flavors, I have learned, comes from marinating my favorite veggies in a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and kosher salt.

After working on a yummy burger recipe last week, I had some leftover marinated tomatoes lingering in my refrigerator from burger topping.

I also happened to have some flatbread leftover from our Chicken Pesto Open-Faced Flatbread Sandwiches.

I thought I would put them both to good use and create a little pizza for myself for a yummy lunch.

There is so much flavor in these marinated tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms with a little wilted spinach sprinkled with fresh lemon juice makes a delicious addition to this pizza.

Top the flatbread with your own favorite cheese and you have the makings of the perfect lunch.

Spinach, Tomato, & Mushroom Flatbread Pizza
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Amy Allen Clark
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 1
A spinach, tomato, & mushroom flatbread pizza that has bold flavors from the marinated tomatoes. These are a fabulous way to get in a few vegetables in your day!
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 thick slices of tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup Italian blend cheese
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1-2 cups spinach (this will wilt)
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  1. Whisk together your balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt & pepper.
  2. Pour the dressing mixture over your tomatoes. Marinate for two to three hours.
  3. Turn on your oven’s broiler to high.
  4. On a cookie sheet, top your flatbreads with a handful of shredded Italian cheese
  5. Broil the flatbread for two minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. In a skillet, saute your minced garlic in the olive oil.
  7. Add your mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Add your spinach to the skillet and cook just until it is wilted.
  9. Squeeze lemon juice over the spinach and mushrooms.
  10. Top each flatbread with your marinated tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, and spinach.

Want to try another fun spin on vegetables? Be sure to add my Portobello Mushroom Burgers to your menu planner for a delicious burger alternative! 

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Amy’s Notebook 04.27.12

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!


I am madly in love with this Pottery Barn inspired peony lampshade (@ Sweet C’s Designs)

How cute is this Hunger Games french braid for your hair? (@ love meagan)

I love these ideas for fun new hairstyles for busy moms (@ Prudent Baby)

I love this idea for using a recycled milk jug to create two-toned cupcakes (@ a thousand words)

I love this fun idea of using a decorated wooden box for packaging of homemade cookies (@ You Are My Fave)

I love these six tips for tasting wines (@ the kitchn)

This cheesy chicken & rice soup needs to go in our family’s weekly soup rotation (@ Picky Palate)

Adding cabinet knobs is such a fun way to dress up a thrift store lamp (@ Home Stories A2Z)

This chocolate chip banana cake looks heavenly (@ BruCrew Life)

I love this idea for transforming thrift store ties into luggage tags (@ Craft Test Dummies)

I love this idea for making wine syrup for ice cream topping from leftover wine (@ the kitchn)

This bruschetta chicken looks like a divine idea for putting summer tomatoes to good use (@ The Pioneer Woman)

These are wonderful tips for making your own homemade sprinkles (@ i am baker)


Great Reads for Moms: April ’12 Edition

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

I hope everyone is getting in some good reading time as we head into Spring. I read four fabulous books that I wanted to share with you this month. I have everything this month from a multi-generational family story to a fun bit of chick lit to a fabulous love story that will simply take your breath away.

If you are looking for a little inspiration this new year, be sure to check our MomAdvice fan page for a weekly check-in on what everyone is reading each week on our Facebook Fan Page. I hope you will swing by on Fridays and share about the books you are working on or request recommendations with one another. So far it is a huge success and I have gotten a few new ideas for my own stack!

Just as a reminder, I read many more books than are just featured here, but try to feature the ones that are my absolute best picks of the month here. If you want to read more, please feel free to friend me on GoodReads! You can find me right here and I am always happy to connect with people there too! There is nothing more motivating than seeing what other people are raving about and my to-be-read pile continues to grow with all of my new friends on there! In fact, many of the books featured are ones that I have found through my friends on GoodReads.

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Sometimes you just want to sit down with a good chick lit book and laugh. As always, Sophie Kinsella delivers a funny, charming, and hilarious book that will be perfect to tackle for your summer reading this year.

When Poppy Wyatt begins showing off her family heirloom engagement ring to all of her friends at a hotel reception, her ring ends up missing, amid the chaos of the fire alarms going off at the hotel. Not only is Poppy lost without her ring, her phone is stolen during the chaos with the number she has given the hotel staff to use to contact her if they do discover her ring.

When she spots a cell phone on top of a trash can, she gives that phone’s number out to the hotel staff, in hopes someone will find her engagement ring and call her on it. Of course, the phone belongs to someone and with that first call, Poppy’s life is turned upside down when businessman Sam Roxton begins chatting and texting Poppy.

The book is back to Sophie’s roots of hilarity that made her infamous Shopaholic series so delightful. I really enjoyed this cute modern day love story and I think you will too!

(MomAdvice Rating- 5 Stars out of 5 Stars)

A Good American by Alex George

I love to read books that are sweep me quickly into their story line, whose words read like lyrics, and prose that reads as beautifully as poetry. Alex George offers a book that you will long remember that has been elegantly and eloquently crafted in a way that I have not read in many years. It is a book that I found myself reading paragraphs aloud to my husband, simply because they were written in such a descriptive manner that you felt as though you were watching a movie.

“Always there was music.” The book opens with Frederick, an amateur opera singer, serenading an unlikely girl named Jette who is tall in stature and just as equal in her elegance & family upbringing. Frederick quickly woos Jette in a whirlwind love affair and Jette discovers she is pregnant, forcing the couple to leave as quickly as possible from her family’s disapproving eyes. The year is 1904, Jette and Frederick board a ship to New Orleans instead of their originally intended boat to New York when they discover that the boat is full. “What’s the difference? They’re both new,” they say.

They end up settling in the tiny town of Beatrice, Missouri where we meet a cast of unlikely characters who all find refuge in this German speaking town. The book chronicles the journey of their family through prohibition, the Great Depression and the Kennedy assassination. Despite the depth of the book and the plots it carries, it moves swiftly and is well-executed, leaving the reader hanging until the final page.

I loved this book so much that I emailed the author when I finished it to tell him just how much I enjoyed this book. He immediately replied with heartfelt thanks for the compliments, which makes a reader like me feel even more connected to this amazing story.

I can’t recommend this one enough!

(MomAdvice Rating- 5 Stars out of 5 Stars)

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Julia Win, a young lawyer from New York, is on a mission to find out what happened to her father.  Tim Win, of Burmese origin, was a prominent Wall Street lawyer disappeared without a trace four years before, leaving Julia wondering if her father had been leading a double life.

One day, she finds a very old letter written in the 1940s by his father to a woman named Mi Mi in Burma. An address in Kalaw is all she needs to follow her instinct and begin a search for her father. Once she arrives in Kalaw, she is approached by a gentle man in a restaurant  named U Ba, who seems to know all about her even though Julia has never met him before. He wants to tell Julia a story… a story about her father. It is a story that confuses Julia and causes her to realize that the man she knew has her father, is not who he really was.

This is a love story that will captivate your heart with vivid imagery of a blind man falling in love with a disabled and beautiful woman. It is a love story that pulled at my heartstrings and was so moving that I still cannot stop thinking about it. This story will pull you in from the first page.

(MomAdvice Rating- 5 Stars out of 5 Stars)


Home Front by Kristin Hannah

I have read several of Kristin Hannah’s books and she has rarely disappointed me. Kristin Hannah delivers another tear-jerking book sharing a vivid story about two women, Jolene & Tami,  two best friends who serve in the millitary flying Black Hawk helicopters.

Both women are being deployed to Iraq and Jolene is heartbroken to leave her daughters and husband. She has found that her marriage is failing and her husband, Michael does not understand her military background or why she must serve her country. Tami’s family, on the other hand, is strongly supportive and believe in her missions to serve her country.

When Michael tells Jolene, just before she leaves, that he no longer loves her, Jolene leaves heartbroken. Her daughters are confused and are both embarrassed and  distraught that their mother would leave them. It is a jumble of emotions for all involved. Through it all though, Jolene knows she will always have Tami and the two friends survive the worst together in Iraq.

The story told of war is eye-opening and heartbreaking. It gives you a new appreciation for our military and what they have done to serve our country. The characters, however, are not as likable in the book and can cause the reader to become detached from some of the story line. It was not my favorite Kristin Hannah read, but I still enjoyed it very much.

All in all, this is a strong book and a great story of two wonderful friends who loyally serve their country together.

(MomAdvice Rating- 4 Stars out of 5 Stars)

Not enough great reads for you? Check out our Books section of our site for monthly recommendations and ideas for making reading a priority again in your busy mom life!

Books I have read in 2012 (so far):

Disclosure: All of the links above are affiliate links and are provided so you can locate the books quickly and easily. Feel free to order a book, but we encourage utilizing the library system and buying me a latte instead.  Then we both would be really happy and we could have our own little book club together! Wouldn’t that just be so much more lovely? Happy Reading!

What has been in your book stack this month? Feel free to share your book recommendations or feedback on any of the books that have been mentioned above! I love getting new suggestions for my book pile!


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An Apron Full of Giveaways 04.24.12

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Willow Bee Expressions, $22

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we aren’t giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Please let me know if you have any questions and good luck to each of you!

Honey Bun Cake

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Coffee cake is one of my favorite things to make when I am entertaining. This super rich Honey Bun cake was a new creation in my kitchen and was fittingly named after the sticky cinnamon roll that is covered in a thin sugar glaze known as the, “honey bun.” I knew that this sweet and decadent treat would make a fun addition to our family’s Easter brunch and would be a great way to end our celebration.

The combination of sour cream, canola oil, and the addition of poured honey over the cake creates a moist cake with a dense crumb that begs to be paired with a big glass of milk. Once pulled from the oven, a final decadent layer of a sugar glaze is drizzled on top, which hardens to create a thin sugar glaze over the top of the cake.

Our family absolutely loved  this cake and I would highly recommend it for a fun way to end any brunch or paired with a little decaf coffee for a great way to end an evening when entertaining.

Honey Bun Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 38 mins
Total time: 48 mins
Serves: 20
A delicious cake that tastes just like a sticky cinnamon sweet roll.
  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) plain yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • For filling: 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • For sugar glaze: 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13×9″ pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place the cake mix, sour cream canola oil, and eggs in a mixing bowl.
  3. Blend on low speed for one minute. Increase speed and then beat another two minutes.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and smooth with a spatula.
  5. Add your filling. Drizzle the honey on top of the batter, then sprinkle your brown sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Swirl your topping through the cake to blend them slightly.
  7. Bake for 38-40 minutes (mine took about 44 minutes).
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool.
  9. Prepare your glaze of sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl.
  10. Pour your glaze over the top of the hot cake and spread it over the cake with a spoon.
  11. Allow cake to cool for 20 minutes before cutting it into squares.
  12. Serve the cake warm with big glasses of milk.
Adapted from, “The Cake Mix Doctor,” Cookbook.

I also wanted to share with you some pictures of the things we did for our family brunch.

I picked up a supermarket bouquet of flowers for our centerpiece and then surrounded it with our eggs for egg decorating for the kids. I am loving my freshly painted white kitchen table and freshly reupholstered chairs. It is so nice not having to use a tablecloth when entertaining.

The kids indulged in Kool-Aid Egg Dying again this year and we loved the rich, vibrant shades of colors we were able to achieve.

I prefer to keep entertaining informal so the food was buffet style for our get together.  I served our Ham & Vegetable Strata, a Sausage & Cheese Egg Casserole, fresh fruit layered in a trifle bowl, my Bacon & Ranch Cheese Ball, the Honey Bun Cake (above), and orange juice or coffee for our guests. Everything was made the day before, except the cake, and it made entertaining on a busy Sunday morning very easy.

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Amy’s Notebook 04.18.12

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

I am dying to try this artichoke dip for my next get together (@ helen jane)

I love these Hunger Games cupcakes for a fun nod to the scenes in the book (@ Diamonds for Dessert)

I am so inspired by this magnetic meal plan (@ i heart organizing)

I love this knock-off Anthropologie lampshade (@ The Painted Home)

This cake vodka martini looks like a fun party drink (@ Sugar Crafter)

For my friends that sew, I love this idea for bobbin organization (@ Stars & Sunshine)

I want to make one of these beautiful blowing dandelion shirts (@ dollar store crafts)

These red velvet sugar cookies look divine (@ i am baker)

Teacher School Supplies Cake

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Hip, Hip, Hooray for amazing teachers! Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching (May 7-11), and it is time to begin thinking of some fun ways to shower your favorite teachers with some appreciation. What says I appreciate you more than a school supplies cake to replenish their school supplies?

Every single day, I count my blessings for the amazing school and the teachers that are in my kid’s lives. We wanted to show our teachers just how much we appreciate them with a special gift this year. Today I wanted to show you how to make a school supplies cake for your favorite teacher. The best part about this is that this project can be accommodated to your own budget. You can stock up on cute fillers at the dollars store, you can add tiers to the ceiling OR you can keep it simple with just a couple of layers. Whatever you budget, this project can fit with this easy craft.

Supplies Needed (if you are replicating my cake):

1 square of sturdy cardboard (I used an old box)
Wrapping Paper
Sterlite 5.5 Quart Clear Storage Container
4 White Glues
2 boxes of 48 count crayons
6 glue sticks
48 No. 2 Pencils (two boxes)
1 package of ballpoint pens (any variety)
1 Ruler
1 square box of tissues
50 count tub of markers (I got the Crayola Pip-Squeaks Telescoping Tower)
Packing Tape
Regular Tape
A picture of your child
A Skewer
Rubber Bands
3 yards of ribbon (I used the Offray Polka Dot Red Ribbon)

To begin, we are going to cover our recycled cardboard base with your favorite color of gift wrap.

In the center of your base, securing with tape as you go, stack two glues on each side of your Kleenex square. (Side note: if you see the glue standing up in subsequent pictures, just know that I quickly realized that they needed to be flat for the base to be flush with the cardboard base. This is the right way to do it.)

Slide your plastic container over your glue and tissue paper. This should all fit together really tightly. You can secure your storage container to the cardboard base with more packing tape.

Next, using more packing tape, add your tube of markers on top. I taped the lid on the markers to make sure that everything stayed secure.

Next up, we will add our two boxes of crayons. I secured these on top of the markers with more packing tape.

On each side of your crayon layer, add three glue sticks. I stuck these on with a little regular tape or you can use double-stick tape for this one.

Bundle your pencils up into two bundles of 24 pencils. Wrap each bundle with rubber bands. Slip your ruler between the two boxes of crayons and secure the ruler with tape on the inside of the two boxes. Add each bundle of crayons on each side of the ruler and then secure with masking tape.

With a little tape, add a little package of ballpoint pens to the front of your storage container.

Wrap your layer of pencils, your layer of crayons, and your storage container base in ribbon, with a simple double knot.

For the final touch, add a cute picture of your child with a message to their teacher. I did this in Picnik and it breaks my heart to hear that they will be closing their doors for photo editing. I found that PicMonkey is a great place to upload your photo and add text very quickly and easily. You can choose from a variety of fonts and colors.

Save your image once you have finished it. If you have a photo printer, you can print these out at home. I printed mine on 4×6 Kodak paper with my photo printer. If you don’t have a photo printer, Walmart offers one hour prints (for a 4×6) for $.09.  With a little tape on the back of your image, secure it to a simple skewer and then tuck it in and tape it to your ruler.

I couldn’t resist adding a sweet treat just for our teachers. I am working on making these Easy Felt Fabric Brooches for each of them as a fun little surprise. I can’t wait to make these in a few other colors and I know they will be the perfect accessory to their jackets this year!

Looking for more great teacher gift ideas? Look no further! Here is a round-up of my favorite gifts to give to the amazing teachers in our lives.

1. Raise Your Hand If You Mustache a Question Printable & Mustache Mug

2. Rolled Rosette Pins

3. Light & Fluffy Baked Cake Donuts

4. No-Slip Bookmarks

5. Oatmeal Cookies & Milk Bath Soak

6. Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Brownies

7. Easy Felt Fabric Brooches

8. Light Snickerdoodle Biscotti

9. Rolled Rosette Ribbon Rings

10. Fabric Flower Pins

11. Oreo Cookie Biscotti

12. Honey Nut Granola

What gifts do you have up your sleeve for you teachers this year? What gift has been the biggest hit? I would love to hear your ideas!

I am a part of the Walmart Moms program, and Walmart has provided me with compensation for these posts. My participation is voluntary and opinions are always my own.

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An Apron Full of Giveaways 04.17.12

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Lover Dovers Clothing, $28.50

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we aren’t giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Please let me know if you have any questions and good luck to each of you!

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Chicken Pesto Open-Faced Flatbread Sandwich

Monday, April 16th, 2012

I can’t think of anything I love as much as the flavor combinations of chicken and pesto. Sometimes my ideas for pairing flavors together come from amazing restaurants with talented chefs. This recipe for a Chicken Pesto Open-Faced Flatbread Sandwich though came from a humble beginning at Fazoli’s.


At least I am honest.

I wanted to recreate the idea of the flatbread sandwiches that they serve at the restaurant, but add a gourmet spin to them with simple ingredients I found at my local supermarket. What makes this recipe a true showstopper is the delicious and flavorful grilled meat (using my favorite knock-off Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenders) and the pesto drizzle that is created from a simple store-bought pesto mixed with the richness and tang of the balsamic vinegar.

The results are nothing short of spectacular. We simply could not stop eating these. It tasted like a restaurant-worthy dish, but was made in the comforts of our own home. The leftovers, as little left as there were, were nothing short of spectacular.

Eat them like a pizza or fold it up (if-you-dare) and eat it like a sandwich…it all tastes the same.

All I know is that this dish will be repeated and repeated often.

In fact, I want it again already.

Chicken Pesto Open-Faced Flatbread Sandwich

Recipe Type: Main
Author: Amy Allen Clark
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 4
An open-faced sandwich filled with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, & cheese, with a delicious pesto drizzle finish.
  • Flatbread
  • 1 pound diced grilled chicken (see my notes above for recommended preparation)
  • 1 cup Italian Cheese Blend shredded cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup jarred pesto
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. In a jar, mix together the pesto, balsamic vinegar, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Turn on your oven’s broiler to high.
  3. On a cookie sheet, top individual flatbreads with a handful of shredded Italian cheese (approximately 1/4 cup each).
  4. Broil the flatbread for two minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  5. Top each flatbread with grilled chicken, lettuce, and fresh tomato slices.
  6. Finish each flatbread off with a generous dollop of your pesto drizzle.

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10 Unique Ideas for Projects To Do With Goodwill T-Shirts

Friday, April 13th, 2012

If there is one craft material I love, it is t-shirt material.

If you have ever been in a Goodwill store, one thing you will notice is that there is an abundance and plethora of donated t-shirts in every size, style, variety, and color.
The next time you visit your local thrift store, don’t just visit the t-shirts in your own size for ideas.
Look in the Men’s section and in the larger sizes to find t-shirts that will offer you extra and a generous amount of craft material for the same amount of money as your smaller t-shirts.
Try to select t-shirts that are not as faded or that have fabric pills on them for optimal material for your projects.
Today I wanted to share with you ten of my favorite projects that I have found to do with old t-shirts from some very amazing bloggers.
I love that all of these ideas are extremely unique and that most require no sewing skills at all.

T-Shirt Scarves

I have seen lots of varieties of t-shirt scarves on many different blogs, but I absolutely love this DIY Dish episode you can watch to discover three different varieties of scarves you can make from an old t-shirt.
My favorite is the one, pictured above, with a bright pom-pom trim.

T-Shirt Bibs

If you are looking for a fast sewing project that would make a fun baby gift, then these t-shirt bibs are the project for you.
For little boys, you could look for their dad’s favorite sports teams and for little girls you could look for a fun t-shirt with sparkly letters or flowers.
Don’t forget that these could also be embellished with rick-rack, ribbon trim, or an easy t-shirt rolled rosette flower.

T-Shirt Bracelets

There are many varieties of cute bracelets that I have seen using t-shirt materials, but this one has to be one of my favorites.
This twisted knot bracelet can be made from just a single t-shirt or it could be made with a mix of prints or a mix of solid colors.
I can’t wait to make some of these for myself and my daughter this summer.
Nothing could be cozier than a gently worn t-shirt bracelet on your arm!

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Nothing could be greener than carrying your groceries in a cloth grocery bag…until you start using recycled materials for your bag.
Even if you are a beginning sewer, this simple produce bag can easily be created for a visit to the grocery store of your local farmer’s market.
I think these would be fun to make in a variety of pastel colors or to give as a gift to someone special in your life.

T-Shirt Pom Poms

Looking for a fun way to dress up your home for the warmer months?
I absolutely love these adorable t-shirt pom poms for a fun way to add a pop of color to your mantle, as a fun adornment to a wreath, or hung in a gathering on a door handle or front door.
The best part about this project is that no sewing skills are required for this one!

Petal Tees

I have seen many, many refashions of old t-shirts, but I think this Petal Tee is simply genius because the petal trim on this t-shirt is made from a variety of t-shirts, adding a cute pop of color for the Spring.
Visit your favorite thrift shop on their half off days and stock-up on a fun mixture of colors for a fun addition of color to your wardrobe.
If you are looking to add a little of the fluorescent color trend to your wardrobe, this would be a great way to do it without having to commit to an entire fluorescent piece!

T-Shirt Yarn

My favorite craft in the world is knitting and I love the idea of using t-shirts to create fun yarn for my projects.
This would be a fun gift to give to a friend that knits or crochets.
If you can use a pair of scissors and cut in a relatively straight line, then you can do this craft and use this yarn for a variety of projects!

T-Shirt Aprons

I have a true affection for aprons and have a little collection of my own thrifted aprons that I have acquired from Goodwill and antique shops.
I had never thought to use t-shirts to create aprons, but I think this t-shirt apron is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
This would be a cute craft to make for yourself or for your helpers in the kitchen.
The best part?
No ironing required and it can handle the messes that you might make in the kitchen.

T-Shirt Necklaces

I love t-shirt necklaces for adding a splash of color to your neckline.
This rolled rosette t-shirt necklace is a fun way to add some feminine details to your outfit very inexpensively.
I think it would be cute to make the t-shirt bracelet in a coordinating color and one t-shirt should more than cover both of these cute projects.

T-Shirt Flower Pin

Our tenth project is actually a fun t-shirt project we did here on the MomAdvice blog.
Be sure to visit my tutorial on creating a cute t-shirt flower pin made from an old t-shirt and spray painted clip-on earrings.
This is so cute and would be a fun addition to a Spring top or jacket.

What are your favorite craft projects to do with old t-shirt?

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