Paper Chandelier | Origami Pajaki


I began folding paper cranes last fall when my son was in the hospital (you can read more about that story here), and they will always hold significance for me. As our stash of paper cranes has mounted, I knew I wanted to make something with them. Eventually the idea of combining cranes with the […]

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DIY Sparkler Holder

This post is sponsored by Alamo Fireworks The Fourth of July and sparklers go hand in hand here at the Maker Mama house. Sparklers are a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to light up your party if you live inside the city limits like I do. Plus they make for some great photos! When we […]

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5 DIY Cork Craft Ideas


Y’all. I’m WAY late on sharing this, but better late than never, right? My dear friend Jamie of Creating Really Awesome Free Things (aka C.R.A.F.T.) published a book a little bit ago (2015 *cough*), and I had the honor of contributing a project for publication! You may be familiar with Jamie from my podcast interview […]

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10 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas


It’s Fiesta season here in San Antonio, and with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner as well, I thought I’d share some of my favorite DIY Cinco de Mayo party ideas. I’m not a huge and elaborate themed-party thrower, but sometimes all it takes is a couple colorful handmade touches to make a party […]

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DIY Dreamcatcher


I was invited to do a craft for a local Martin Luther King, Jr. segment on a local T.V. show and a friend recommended a dreamcatcher. I immediately fell in love with the idea (and can’t believe I’ve never made one here on Maker Mama before!). Of course I had to put my own creative […]

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