Christmas

DIY Orange Surprise Balls

by Rachel on December 23, 2013

Growing up, my mom would always put oranges in our stockings. It was a yearly tradition. I spotted this cute stocking stuffer idea for DIY orange surprise balls on the M&T Spotlight page! Kimmy from Making Mondays gives us the tutorial for making this little stocking surprises! I think kids and adults would love finding these in their […]

‘Tis the season for gift giving! So many people to give to and never enough time to get everything done! Am I right? I saw this Snowman Hot Cocoa Gift idea over at the M&T Spotlight page and thought it would be the perfect gift to make for friends and nieghbors. This project can be done in […]

Triangle Doodle Trees

by Amy on December 16, 2013

Cold weather keeping you and the kids inside? These triangle doodle trees are a fun and simple drawing activity that will keep the kids busy while you do some holiday prep. Even better, gather around the table (or floor) and have a family art night! There’s not much set-up (or clean-up!) with this project. Just […]

Holly Jolly Christmas Cards

by Amy on December 9, 2013

My girls and I love adding homemade touches to gifts, especially at Christmas time. We made some sweet and simple holly cards, which are perfect for mailing to grandparents, hand-delivering to teachers, or using as gift tags. Need a lot of cards? These are easy to make assembly-line style, too! Supplies for Jolly Holly Christmas […]

I always love a good homemade gift. They are personal, fun to make, and it shows the receiver that you really care. These “cup of cheer” personalized mugs that I spotted on the M&T Spotlight page are the perfect DIY gift! The Spark & Chemistry blog shows us just how easy and fun these mugs are to […]

We love stamping with paper tubes, they make very kid-friendly painting materials. And now we’re stamping up a paper tube storm for the holiday season with festive triangle trees. Stamp your trees onto folded cards for a fun DIY gift to give to neighbors and friends this holiday season. Supplies for Paper Tube Holiday Tree […]

You know, it’s hard to have all those gorgeous Christmas cards perfectly on display. If you’re like me, you don’t have anything yet to display those lovely cards from people you love. Or perhaps you’re miss popular and your current system is getting overloaded with holiday cheer? Why not make an easel, or five? I […]

We’re stitching up rows of X’s with a Cross-Stitched Tree for our Holiday ABC Series and the letter X. This is a fun introduction to cross-stitch for older kids and grown-up beginners, too! Simply-shaped Christmas trees are the perfect beginner project to introduce kids to the art of making pictures with rows and rows of […]

With the holidays near, I’m sure you’re looking for all kinds of things to bake, craft and sew! Well, my good friends Kelly of According to Kelly, Rachel of Southern Fairytale, and Cindy of Skip to My Lou are at it again this year with another round of Holiday Bake, Craft, and Sew. Follow along […]

I am loving all the burlap that’s being used lately for quick and easy home decor projects! I recently made a red burlap table runner and had some burlap left over, so I used my scraps to make matching napkin rings that double as place cards for a pretty Christmas table setting. Totally quick and […]

There’s a lot of Santa talk at our house lately. What cookies does he like, how many reindeer help pull his sleigh, how’s he going to fit through our fireplace? I thought it might be fun to make a few paper tube binoculars to help us scope Santa out and see if we can answer […]

Glitter CD Snowman

by Amanda on December 5, 2011

Kids love glitter (heck, so do adults!), and recycling is always a great way to create kid’s crafts, So why not try this cute glittery snowman made from a recycled CD. This would make a perfect ornament too by adding a ribbon hanger or gluing a magnet to the back and hang on the fridge! […]

These cute little cards are perfect for the holidays. You can gift these to friends or create 8 little reindeer to display on your mantle for a fun decoration. And it’s a great activity for kids, they’ll love to stamp their thumbs! Supplies for Reindeer Thumbprint Cards: cardstock paper brown stamping ink brown pipe cleaner […]

I’ve got the fabulously talented Juliann Law of PB J&J here, with a Free Printable for the holiday season. It’s time to count down the holidays and we’re sharing a fun Christmas Countdown, a puzzle for the kids to create. You could hang it on your fridge, add it to a frame on the fireplace […]

It’s that time of year… the holidays are here! The turkey has been cooked, eaten, and made into leftovers for sandwiches. It’s now time to start spreading the holiday cheer. And what better way to do it than decorating the house with all the festive frills and flare. In our family, we celebrate Christmas and […]

I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I am already excited about Christmas. I love Christmas music, trimming the tree, holiday parties, and all of the other festivities, but the best part is the holiday baking. I go cookie crazy! I am kicking off the holiday season with these Oatmeal Pistachio Cranberry Cookies. These cookies are […]

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

by Marie on December 23, 2010

Photography by the lovely Kelli Renee Photography and picnik.com

Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

by Two Peas on December 22, 2010

I have been baking up a storm the entire month of December, one of the many reasons I love this time of year. I have made cookies, candies, breads, cake, etc. but I am not finished yet. I am still making last minute treats to give out as gifts to neighbors, friends, and family. I […]

Each year I look forward to receiving Christmas cards and pictures from my friends and loved ones. Sometimes that’s the only time I get to see them all year! So I really love to display each card, but more and more people are sending flat photo cards, which do not stand up on my mantle […]

Tis’ the season for holiday treats! And these festive cupcakes are no exception. I was inspired from my cute niece, Laurel’s spring flower cupcakes to create these Christmas style marshmallow toppers for the holidays. Supplies for Sugared Marshmallow Cupcake Toppers: frosted cupcakes mini marshmallows kitchen scissors sugar crystals (aka sprinkles, the really fine kind) 1. […]

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