DIY Gift For Men: Simple Leather Keychain

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Men are often difficult to shop for, as we all know. They are even more difficult to make gifts for. With this in mind, I created an easy DIY gift for men stocking stuffer for the guy in your life! Supplies needed to make your own keychain DIY gift for men: Leather Wrap Bracelet (you can make two keychains from this) Keychain Embroidery Floss or Yarn E-6000 Adhesive Large Bead Crop A Dile Punch (one of the most useful tools in my {Read More}

Jingle Bell DIY Christmas Garland

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Hi Friends! The holidays are approaching and it’s time to start decorating! Well, it’s almost time to start ! We just moved into a new house this year and I wanted to dress up my mantel.  I fell in love with these red jingle bells and knew I must make something with them. The star detail on the side is just the cutest.  I decided on making an easy and rustic looking DIY Christmas garland.  This garland can be whipped up {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}

DIY Christmas Decor: Jingle Bell Christmas Tree

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Nothing says “Christmas” quite as much as jingle bells! Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make your own DIY Christmas decor jingle bell tree that would be perfect for a mantle or tablescape. It only requires three basic supplies and plenty of patience! Supplies needed to make your own jingle bell tree DIY Christmas decor: Jingle Bells – Matte Silver/Gold (13 packs) Durafoam Cone –  9.85 inches Silver Fern Greening Pins (2 packs) Step One. Open and separate all the jingle bells {Read More}

An Easy DIY Advent Wreath

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When it comes to Christmas, I love to draw it out. Extend all of that holly jolliness, I say! And this is why I love Advent calendars. It’s a whole month of Christmas anticipation! The Advent calendar I designed this month is slightly unorthodox. Not only does it NOT contain candy (I know – say wha….!?!?), but it is also a wreath – a DIY Advent wreath. Yep. Breakin’ all the rules. Instead of candy with this DIY Advent wreath, these {Read More}

Salted Caramel Chocolate Spoon Recipe

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This year I am looking for a few fun and SIMPLE ideas to give to friends and neighbors for holiday gifts.  Oh and they also need to be inexpensive without feeling “cheap.”  I love hot cocoa so this year I came up with this really tasty and delicious salted caramel chocolate spoon recipe!  These make a perfect gift on their own, or you can pair it with hot cocoa mix for an even tastier gift.  Either way, you can’t go {Read More}

Snowman Crafts for Kids: Bookmarks & Ornaments

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I usually get roped into coming up with a craft for the Christmas party at the Elementary school. People think I am “crafty.” I am not sure where they get that.   And right during the holiday season? Because I don’t have a million other things on my plate… These snowman crafts are perfect for a classroom project! It is really easy for kids of any age, and the materials come in bulk, and are inexpensive. I made two alternatives {Read More}

Cross Stitch Alphabet for Personalized Christmas Ornaments

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I might not have gotten everything on my bucket list done this year–but I did do one thing.  I had a baby (#3 in 3 years), and if that isn’t an accomplishment, ladies and gentleman, than I don’t know what is! Are you like me–is your absolute favorite place to mark accomplishments and milestone the Christmas tree?  Every year I love to create beautiful ornaments for our tree that will help me remember what we did/accomplished/lived through that year.  And {Read More}

Wine Glass DIY Snow Globe Craft

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I love snow globes! Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated with them. Today’s project made me really happy! This DIY snow globe craft is a great project for kids, since you can customize the globes however you like, and since they are made with inexpensive plastic wine glasses, they won’t break the bank. Supplies needed to make your own DIY snow globe craft: 5 oz. Clear Plastic Wine Glasses Artificial Snow Wooden Doll Pin Head Seasonal {Read More}