Gift Packing Ideas: Five Ways to Package Edible Gifts

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It is that time of year again!  Gift giving season is upon us.  We have 5 gift packing ideas on how to package edible gifts for you today.  A few supplies will have you packaging up small or large amounts of delicious treats for  neighbors, friends, and more. 5 Gift Packing Ideas for Edible Treats: Gift packing ideas #1: Mason Jars. First we have a pretty mason jar holding a few cookies or maybe even your homemade fudge.  For this one you {Read More}

Homemade Gifts for Kids: Sock Puppet in a Jar

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Do you have any kids on your gift giving list this holiday season?  Show them how much you care by giving them this build a sock puppet gift in a jar.  These are super inexpensive homemade gifts for kids that will entertain them as well as give them three fun sock puppets to play with later. Supplies needed to make sock puppet homemade gifts for kids: Sock Puppet Kit Wide Mouth Quart Mason Jar Kraft Paper Tags Ribbon The sock puppet kit {Read More}

Homemade Christmas Cards Featuring Baker’s Twine

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What can you make with plain cards, baker’s twine, and glue?  Turns out gorgeous homemade Christmas cards for the holiday season!  Grab a few supplies and make the different versions of cards that I have below.  They are all really quick and easy to make yourself and your family and friends will love that handmade touch. The first version is just going to be those baker’s twine words on the front of the card. Supplies needed to make your own homemade Christmas {Read More}

DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar

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We use a Christmas countdown calendar each year in our home.  It is a fun tradition that the kids look forward to.  We usually add treats to each day leading up to the holiday but you can choose anything you like to add to this amazing Christmas countdown calendar.  Your kids will love this tradition each year as they countdown to the big day. Supplies needed to make your own Christmas countdown calendar: 31 x 37 inch Foam Frame Red Burlap Ribbon {Read More}

Pine Cone Turkey Craft For Kids

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I like to include a little activity for the kids at the Thanksgiving table.  Something to keep them occupied while the adults are finishing the meal or talking politics.  This pine cone turkey craft is the perfect solution.  A simple craft for little hands and they will love to take these mini creations home. Supplies needed to make your own pine cone turkey craft: Pine Cones Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot Paper Cricut Explore (or hand cut feathers from a template) Foam Sheets Brown Felt {Read More}

DIY Halloween Party Bone Straws

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Are you planning a fun DIY Halloween party this year?  These great bone party straws are super easy to make and will be the hit of the party.  Form your bones from clay, bake, and hot glue to straws.  So simple and yet so spooky! Supplies needed to make your own DIY Halloween party bone straws: Sculpey III Sampler Pack Plastic Clay Tool Set Rolling Pin Parchment Paper or other non-stick surface Striped Paper Straws Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks {Read More}

DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations: Hanging Mummy Ghost

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What do you do when Pottery Barn has an amazing Halloween mummy ghost but it is $99??!?!  You make it yourself.  I couldn’t afford to pay that much for seasonal decor but I could afford to get the items from Consumer Crafts and whip up DIY outdoor Halloween decorations myself in just minutes! My mummy ghost DIY outdoor Halloween decorations version is above and you can compare with the Pottery Barn original below.  Not an exact replica but scary enough {Read More}

DIY Paracord Macrame Gift Wrap

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Macrame is hitting main stream again and it is hot!  I wanted to give it a go with a couple of super simple projects.  My solution was DIY paracord macrame gift wrap.  I came up with two different ways to incorporate beginning macrame knots into pretty packages that are perfect for a birthday or any other celebration. All you need for this DIY paracord macrame gift wrap project is paracord! I used paracord in a variety of colors for my {Read More}

Succulent Planter Ideas: Mini Clay Pots Tutorial

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I love succulents.  They make a girl with a black thumb really happy.  Today I am sharing some mini clay succulent planter ideas that you can make yourself.  Don’t be intimidated.  Just channel your inner child, pretend this is play-doh, and get started making some small pots.  Your succulents will love them and you will love the look in your home. Supplies needed for these clay succulent planter ideas: Clay Sample Pack (I used two of the bricks from this {Read More}