DIY Gingerbread House & Birdhouse In One

DIY-gingerbread-house-birdhouse-Crafts-Unleashed

I love this little DIY gingerbread house project for Christmas in July because it works now as a birdhouse AND it works later as a darling little flickering nightlight for Christmas.  I plan to do a whole little bird city with all the houses Consumer Crafts has available (See them all HERE).  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a birdhouse painting party with a bunch of friends or neighborhood children? It is a wonderful way to get out of the {Read More}

Easy Christmas Lanterns With DIY Vinyl Decals

Lanterns-DIY-vinyl-decals-Crafts-Unleashed

You may think it’s nutty to start thinking about Christmas in July. But I think it’s genius. Some of my girlfriends and I were just talking about how if you started getting ready for Christmas in July, the month of December wouldn’t be such a hectic time. And handmade gifts wouldn’t be such a daunting task. Turning these lanterns into Christmas lighting with DIY vinyl decals was ridiculously easy. And these are the kinds of crafts that can be so rewarding. Five minutes, {Read More}

Christmas in July: Homemade Advent Calendar

Homemade-advent-calendar-Crafts-Unleashed

Happy Christmas…in July! Actual Christmas will be here before we know it and one thing I’ve always wanted to do was to have an advent calendar for my family.  My children love counting down til Christmas (or any holiday) and I have never been able to bring myself to buy an expensive advent calendar.  So we typically either have a cheap one filled with cheap chocolate or do nothing.  So this year I wanted to get ahead of the game, {Read More}

Holiday Crafts: DIY Glittery Moose Brooch

Holiday-crafts-moose-brooch-Crafts-Unleashed

I hope faux taxidermy stays in fashion forever. I love it almost any way it comes – felt, paper, paper mache, cardboard, plushies… After my faux taxidermy ornaments last year, I’ve been wanting to make more mini taxidermy projects. In comes the idea to make a holiday crafts brooch (complete with glitter). Let’s get started! Supplies needed to make your own faux taxidermy brooch holiday crafts: Silhouette Cameo (and accessories) Moose Silhouette File Cardstock Glitter Pin Back Mod Podge Foam {Read More}

Last Minute Gift Idea: Paint Dipped Spoons

Gift-idea-painted-spoons-Crafts-Unleashed

Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness! Can you even believe that Christmas is less than ten days away?  I am soooo not ready.  How about you?  Well, for those of you who might be in pickle for time and money, today I’m sharing a great last minute gift idea: Paint Dipped Spoons.  The perfect gift for the cooks and bakers amongst your family and friends! Supplies needed to make your own last minute gift idea spoons: Unfinished Wood Spoons Acrylic {Read More}

Last Minute Gift Idea: Custom Bottle Caps

Custom-bottle-caps-Crafts-Unleashed

If you’re scrambling for last minute crafty gift ideas, here’s a great project that you can customize for each recipient. Custom bottle caps! Use dollhouse miniatures that reflect a hobby or passion of the recipient to create a unique jewelry piece.  Dimensional Magic makes it easy to quickly assemble these custom bottle caps and still have a professional looking finish. Supplies needed to make your own custom bottle caps: Assorted Timeless Miniatures Bottle Cap Pendants Ring Blanks Mod Podge Dimensional {Read More}

Paper Doily Gift Wrap Idea

Doily-gift-wrap-Crafts-Unleashed-1

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}

Simple and Easy Holiday Memories Mini Album

Holiday-mini-album-Crafts-Unleashed

A big trend in scrapbooking right now is documenting your holiday season by taking a daily photo and creating an album out of the photos. It is sometimes called a “December Daily” album. Here is a confession.  I have commitment issues. I don’t see myself being dedicated enough to take a photo (or two) every day during an already crazy-busy holiday season. But, when I have seen samples of these albums- I did love what was documented. The holiday events {Read More}

Candy Cane Inspired DIY Christmas Frame

Candy-cane-diy-picture-frame-crafts-unleashed

We love to make all kinds of things with air dry clay in my house, including making gifts and decor. So today I’m showing you how to make a little candy cane inspired Christmas frame. These are simple DIY decor projects that your kids can help make too! You can use this little Christmas frame to decorate for the holidays or even turn into ornaments and give as gifts. I used big red glitter to add color and sparkle, but {Read More}