Easy Christmas Lanterns With DIY Vinyl Decals

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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}

Simple and Easy Holiday Memories Mini Album

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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

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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}

Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornaments

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Oh Christmas Tree!  Oh Christmas Tree!  I am so excited to be working on Christmas craft projects.  It truly is the most wonderful time of the year {hee-hee}.  Well, it’s my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the cold weather and I enjoy making homemade tree ornaments, gifts, sweets and more!  Today, I thought I’d share a super fun and simple ornament tutorial with all of you — and guess what?  It’s kid friendly too!  Cinnamon Stick Tree {Read More}

Santa’s Christmas Countdown

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For as long as cotton balls have existed, kids have probably used them to make Santa’s beard! The only problem is that we so rarely have cotton balls on hand and if I do, they’re way too small to get that fun full beard effect. What’s a frazzled, busy, procrastinating mother to do?! Here’s a quick and easy way to make a reusable Christmas Countdown that can be used year after year. No more last minute runs to the drug {Read More}

Last-Minute Advent Christmas Countdown for the Kids

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Sometimes the holidays sneak up on me and I haven’t quite prepared as well as I would have liked to.  I would love to create an advent calendar that we could use year after year with hand sewn detailing and beautiful hand drawn tags for each day.  I just don’t have the patience this time of year though.  (Perhaps I should make an advent calendar in February??)  In any case, I came up with a system that is cute, functional {Read More}

DIY Paper Snowman Featuring Core’dinations Cardstock

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Sometimes the simplest of crafts can claim the most attention, this snowman, made completely out of cardstock is certainly one of those projects. Here is what I used to build this little guy: Core’dinations Cardstock, Core’dinations Tim Holtz® & Ranger® Adirondack 12 x 12 Paper Pack Sand-it Gadget sanding block Snowflake Embossing Folder Striped Embossing Folder Polka Dot Embossing Folder Embossing Machine Glue Glider Adhesive Jute Mini-brads (two, for the eyes) The first thing you will want to do, is {Read More}

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Settings

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Today’s craft was inspired by a bored mommy crafting with her kids.  Anyone relate? If your kids are anything like mine, they love love love foamies.  Foam soccer balls, foam airplanes, foam hearts and stars and trees and even turkeys.  Yes, turkeys. Aren’t they cool? Yes…for kids. Would you want that colorful little turkey gracing the table at Thanksgiving though? Probably not. While the kids were crafting their own versions, I started playing around with the forms and came up {Read More}

Winter Holiday Linky Party + Giveaway

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Update: Thank you to everyone who linked up their craft projects and those who commented!  Congratulations to our randomly selected winner, who will receive a $100 prize pack, #51 the Clove Oranges. For the whole month of December we will be hosting a Winter Holiday Linky Party! Post any or all of your Christmas, winter, and holiday crafts.  Whether you made an adorable handmade snowman card, a scrumptious cake or candy recipe, or have a great holiday tip – we want {Read More}