Santa Mason Jar Christmas Gifts


With the holiday season in full swing I’ve been busy working on gifts for the special people in our lives. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the never ending holiday to-do list and making sure we cross everyone off our gift list. Sometimes easy gift ideas are the way to go. Not only are they time-saving but also inexpensive to make. My favorite way to give a gift has always been in a mason jar. There are thousands of way {Read More}

Image Transfer Technique Using Tattoo Paper


As I shared in my photo to wood transfer tutorial, I enjoy transferring images to other surfaces to create personalized projects.  The technique I shared in that tutorial does have a bit of a learning curve, so while you practice to master that technique, here’s a simpler process you can try:  use printable tattoo paper to make your own image transfer! While this product is designed and marketed to be used with the Silhouette cutting machine, you can use the {Read More}

Homemade Christmas Card Ideas: Die Cut Stars & Silhouette Santa


I love to make my own Christmas cards!  Here are two fun homemade Christmas card ideas that are simple to make and easy to produce in bulk. Supplies needed for these star shaped homemade Christmas card ideas: Cards. White Cardstock. Star Craft Dies. Embossing Folders (I used Snowman, Snowflake, Santa). Banner Die Cut. Sentiment Stamps. Foam Dots. Step one.  Emboss the white card stock. Step two.  Place the star die as desired over the image and cut. Step three.  Place the die {Read More}

Last Minute Christmas Crafts: Santa Gift Pails


Are you rushing around trying to figure out a few last minute gifts for those on your list?  I have a great solution for you!  Decorate a small storage pail then add candy, cookies, or any small item to make these quick and easy Santa Christmas crafts.  These cute Christmas crafts take minutes to assemble but will make your recipient “Ho Ho Ho” in appreciation. Supplies needed to make your own Santa gift Christmas crafts: Small Storage Pail Square Rhinestone {Read More}

How to Make Soap Inspired by Snow Globes


Snow globes and Christmas seem to go together.  I thought it would be fun to make scented soap ornaments that look like little snow globes.  This is a great project for soap making beginners, and would even be a fun craft to do with older kids.  I scented my soap with a cinnamon roll fragrance…mmmm!  Read on to learn how to make soap with this fun project. Supplies needed for how to make soap snow globes: Clear Glycerin Soap Base {Read More}

Last-Minute Advent Christmas Countdown for the Kids

Last minute advent calendar

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}