Holiday Crafts: DIY Glittery Moose Brooch


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


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


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


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


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 Picture Frame


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 DIY picture frame. These are simple DIY decor projects that your kids can help make too! You can use these little DIY picture frames to decorate for the holidays or even turn into ornaments and give as gifts. I used big red glitter to add color and {Read More}

Custom Shrink Plastic Gift Tags


Do you love dressing up your presents? Making them special and unique? I’ve got to admit, that’s kind of my mission. For as much thought and effort as I put into the perfect gift, I want it to show from the moment the recipient sees the box. So adding personal and handmade touches – like these custom gift tags – is something I love to do! Supplies needed to make your own shrink plastic gift tags: Shrink Plastic Core’dinations Sand {Read More}

How-To: Mason Jar Luminaries


Today, I’ll show you how to make these pretty luminaries to add a little extra sparkle to your holiday decor. You can create your own designs using your  favorite stencils – or making your own! I originally tried to use a glass etching process, however the green tint on the glass prevents the etching cream from working properly, so instead, I’ll show you how to make an etched-look using Mod Podge and fine glitter. Let’s get started! Supplies needed to {Read More}

Handmade Gift Challenge: DIY Primitive Nativity Set Ornaments


If you are looking for a personal, yet inexpensive Christmas gift for a neighbor or co-worker- these primitive nativity set ornaments are for you! I made six of these nativity set ornaments for under ten bucks! I did all six sets in one afternoon. Assembly-line style. The kids can even help you with the painting and sanding! Supplies needed to make your own DIY primitive nativity set ornaments: Wood Doll Pin - 3 packages ($2.61 for 6 dolls) Wood Man Doll - 3 packages {Read More}