Wednesday, March 27, 2013

{DIY} PVC Target

This past semester at our homeschool co-op I taught a physical education class. I made a few PVC targets and I have been wanting to share them here for the longest time!

I'm glad to say that the time has finally arrived.  =)

Let me first say that the pictures are not very good (so sorry! my camera was broken by a sweet child I know and I am currently using a loaner from a friend that isn't the greatest but I'm thankful to have something!) and that this isn't really a tutorial so much. I did take pictures of the steps I took, for the most part, but it really is pretty self explanatory. Plus, you can make it any size you want. Which is what I love about do-it-yourself projects. You take an idea, then tweak it to fit what YOU need. Win win, right?

My plan was to teach the kids about Frisbee Golf, aka Frolf. I looked at different targets to purchase but they were pricey. Then, I saw this one...


I knew I could make this using PVC pipe. So, I did! Here's how I made it.

You'll need:
 PVC pipe (it comes in 10ft lengths) 
4 PVC elbows
1 t-joint
2 basketball nets
zip ties (not pictured)
a PVC pipe cutter
PVC glue
a ruler to measure
a pencil to mark the measurements 

Below I have all of my pieces cut to these sizes:
(2) 7"
(2) 7 3/8"
(1) 16"
(1) 48"

 After your pieces are cut you just assemble them so that they look like the picture below when finished. Make sure to apply the glue during this process, that way they do not come apart while you're playing! I speak from experience here. =)

Here is where the basketball nets come in. They will make up the netting. Lay them out flat like pictured below.

You'll want the side with the long/larger holes facing each other, like so..

You're going to tie them together, bit by bit. I'm not exactly sure how to explain this part. You need to tie them together so that you have a long tube as your end result.

I'm hoping you get it and you can see the tube pictured below.

After the tube is made you need to tie closed one end. Now all you have to do is attach the opened end to the rectangular opening you made earlier. I used zip ties to keep them on. 

I used a mallet to put it in the ground because I hadn't thought of a base yet. But now, looking back, You can definitely make a base with PVC pipe as well. You'd just need to make it wide enough to hold it up. If I ever do this, I will update it here. If you do it, please let me know! I'd love to see.

All that's left now is to play! So grab those Frisbees and have FUN!

Have a tote-ally blessed day y'all!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Key Fob Fundraiser for the Johnson Family

I having a key fob fundraiser for the Johnson family's adoption of Trinity. All of the monies will be donated toward their adoption fund.

I can ship them as well! So, if you are not in my area, you can still help support this sweet family.

If you'd like one, please EMAIL me!

Are you thinking about an end of year gift for your kids teachers? These make GREAT gifts! Especially for teachers, Mom's, anyone really! They are a great way to stay hands free and still have your keys accessible.

I recently gave some as gifts to the Board Members at our homeschool co-op. I attached a little message to them. Instant gift!

Have a tote-ally blessed day friends!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Super Mom T-shirt Fun

Something is amiss.

Or, maybe not.

I haven't blogged in a month and a half! Life sure gets busy some times. Priorities consume my time.

I've been meaning to share several projects and just fun stuff we've been doing around here, but we've been so busy doing these things, that I haven't had the time to post about them!

I hope to make up for the 'lost time' friends.  =)

So, I thought I'd just share something fun I did with a wonderful group of Super Moms I know...

I hosted a Mom's Night Out at my house last month. This is something our fabulous homeschool co-op does every month. We take turns hosting and planning a fun craft, or something, to do together. And, of course, there is *always* yummy food involved!

Well, for our craft everyone brought a t-shirt and we made some fabric iron-ons.

I printed this "Super Mom" image onto cardstock, and then made a stencil out of it. (I just cut out the negative space with a craft knife.)

*Please excuse my poor photo quality!

We used Heat n Bond Heavy. That way you just iron it on, no stitching required. Very cool!

I thought shiny fabrics would be super fun. So I got a variety of colors of dancewear fabric. Everyone chose whatever colors suited there fancy. With so many color choices, it was hard to choose which 2 colors to use. They all turned out great!

We all (well almost all of us) wore them to our last day of Friday school for the semester.

Have a tote-ally blessed day friends!


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