Quick & Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! These quick and easy Valentine’s Day treat bags are perfect for any Valentine’s Day event, and can be easily customized for any occasion. Classroom treats, Valentine’s Day party favors and more! With a few simple tools, you can easily create a ton of these inexpensive Valentine’s Day treat bags in no time at all.  I love the look of these treat bags because they’re simple and elegant and I was able to use craft tools that {Read More}

How-to: Perler Bead Valentine’s Day Cards

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Perler beads are one of my daughter’s favorite activity. I love them too, because not only do they help with her hand eye coordination, but it really keeps her busy.  Most of her dolls and other toys only get played with for a couple of minutes before she gets bored, but she is always asking me to play with these beads.  We love making patterns together.  I wanted to take her creations and make Valentine’s Day cards with them.  It’s {Read More}

Simple Crochet Bow Tutorial

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Crocheting may seem intimidating for some people, but it’s actually not that hard.  You have to learn a few basic stitches and the rest are just variations of them.  This is a simple crochet bow project for beginners.  You basically crochet a rectangle and then use yarn to gather the middle to make a bow.  You can use the crochet bow to embellish hats or sweaters, make hair clips or bow ties, or as present toppers.  For this project, I {Read More}

Paper Doily Gift Wrap Idea

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I always find that the simplest materials make the best gift wrap.  Kraft paper is my favorite type of wrapping paper.  It is affordable and also provides a blank canvas for any type of wrapping.  This year, I wanted to use doilies and my Silhouette machine to wrap my holiday gifts.  I had this great idea of using my Silhouette to cut the names of all the recipients of the gifts.  This was a complete craft fail (I posted pictures {Read More}

Handmade Gift Challenge: Photo Pendant Bookmarks

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Handmade gifts are always the best.  Thoughtful, useful and personalized handmade gifts are even better.  I wanted to make this bookmark for my mother-in-law that loves to read.  She still loves the feel of a physical book (not those “fancy schmanchy Kindles”).  These photo pendant bookmarks are super easy and only requires a few materials.  It’s the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life. I did print on Clear Printable Sheets to give it a cool effect, but you {Read More}

Holiday Paper Tree Decorations

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I save leftover scraps of wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, fabric etc.  I just can’t let pretty paper go to waste.  This project is great for all those small scraps of paper you may have saved or you could upcycle an old ripped gift bag.  Any type of pretty paper would work perfect for this Christmas paper tree decor! Supplies needed to make your own paper tree decorations: Paper Mache Cones (I used 10.63 x 4 inches and 7 x 3 inches) {Read More}

Thanksgiving Crafts: Thankful For You Gift Box

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It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  This year, I wanted to create a few Thanksgiving crafts with my daughter and give small gifts to the people we are thankful for in our lives.  My mom is one of the people in my am most thankful for.  She is always there for us and helps us out so much by taking care of my daughters while I’m working.  I decided to create a “3D Card” for {Read More}

Free Crochet Patterns: Panda Bear Hat

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Winter is right around the corner and its the perfect time to unpack my box of yarn and get going on some crochet patterns.  I love crocheting and making hats for my nieces and nephews.  This panda hat makes an adorable gift for both boys and girls. Crocheting and crochet patterns may seem intimidating at first, but I find it so much easier than knitting.  One of the main reasons is that its more forgiving as a beginner.  If you {Read More}

Cute & Healthy Halloween Treats

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I know Halloween is all about the candy, but there is only so much candy a kid can eat right?  I like giving out healthy Halloween treats (yes, I am the house that gives out pretzels, toys, and toothbrushes).  This year for my daughter’s school, she needs to bring in treats for Halloween.  I decided to use oranges and wrap them in tissue paper to make them look like pumpkins.  This was so fun and turned out so well.  Originally {Read More}