christmas crafts

Decorate your tree with a little handmade love. This felt green ornament is a great project to start out with some simple sewing as you embroider around the edge of this triangle tree. Then hang it on the tree for everyone to see! Here are Lucy and I crafting a Felt Tree Ornament: We will be […]

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 […]

We’re crafting up holiday cards for friends and neighbors. I’m using washi tape to make a few holiday trees, perfect for attaching to a Christmas present. These are super simple to make, adding just a little festive touch to your gift. Supplies for Washi Tape Trees: washi tape – all colors cardstock paper or pre-folded […]

Join us in celebrating the holidays this season from A to Z. We’re crafting advents and icicles, trees and yarn poms. Find all sorts of fun crafts and activities for the whole family in our Holiday ABC series. Holiday activities from A to Z! A is for Advent . B is for Bells . C is for Candy Cane . D […]

We’re big fans of counting down to holidays. My kids get excited for upcoming events, yet, sometimes these special events are too far away for their minds to grasp. Advent calendars are a great way to help my kids see the distance for an event, while still feeling like they are getting closer to the […]

We made it through the entire alphabet for the holidays, yippee! All the way from A to Z. So much crafting and baking for this special season. Phew! Here is all of our letter activities in one handy place. Happy Holidays! A is for Advent B is for Bells C is for Candy Cane D […]

We are celebrating our Holiday ABC series with the letter E and Elves. I’ve got a few little mischievous elves at my house, so I thought it would be perfect to let them dress up as my elf helpers. We’ve made these fun pointy ears before with Leprechauns, but they work perfectly for Santa’s elves […]

We’re starting off our Holiday ABC’s with the letter A and an advent project, helping countdown to Christmas with festive activities. One reason I love this advent below is that we can use it year after year. By using a dry erase marker and metal surface, we can simply change up the activities by wiping […]

To help us celebrate the December holidays, and there’s quite a few, I’ve come up with a fun Holiday ABC countdown. I’ll be crafting up the holidays from A to Z throughout the next few weeks. I hope you’ll follow along! I’d love for you to share what you’re making for the holiday season in the comments […]

With the countdown to Christmas approaching single digits tomorrow, chances are that at this point you’re not obsessing about how to make things more eco-friendly (that’s not a judgment, just an educated guess). Life has a sneaky way of trumping altruism, but there’s still time to make green choices before the Fat Man descends down […]

Today I’m featuring some fabulous ornaments showcased over at the M&T Spotlight. Here are 6 festive tree ornaments that are sure to brighten up your tree! **Next week I’ll be featuring Holiday Treats, so share your goodies and link up to Spotlight. Felt Peppermint Candy Ornament Paper Hourglass Ornament Melted Snowman Ornament Quilted Tree Ornament […]

I’ve joined Sara over at Craft Snob for a fun Holiday Ornament Parade. She’s showcasing all sorts of holiday ornaments from diy bloggers. I’m sharing a cute little Ribbon Wreath Ornament, inspired from the jingle bell ribbon rings I made last year. Head over to see all the fun!

I don’t know about your family, but holidays are a BIG deal at our house! We LOVE the holidays! I thought it would be fun to create a little countdown chalk board to remember all of life’s important events! I had made some Christmas Countdown blocks last year… but I wanted to create something I […]

Handprint Christmas Tree Apron

by Marie on December 17, 2010

If you’re looking for a fun handmade gift to give to mom, dad, or the grandparents, then this handprint Christmas tree apron is the perfect present. Our whole family got involved in creating this one of a kind tree! Supplies for Handprint Christmas Tree Apron: apron – plain white is best fabric paint – Thanks, […]

I’m sharing a few fun crafty ideas with you for the upcoming holidays, something for Thanksgiving and Christmas. How are your holiday crafts coming along? We’ve painted fun turkey stamped bread basket liner, so now I’m contributing over at Craftzine with a way to hand stamp a Turkey Topper for a Mason Jar. Gobble, Gobble! […]

Here’s a few fun crafts I’ve found to help celebrate Christmas. With only 20 days left until Christmas, you better get crafting! Felted Christmas Trees by Purl Bee (pictured above) Eco Christmas Gift Wrap by Zakka Life Snowmen Ornaments by Simply Handmade Reindeer Cookies for Gifts by Mom it Forward Christmas Storytime by No Time […]

Want to end squabbles between siblings over who gets to put up the advent ornament each day? How about making personal advent calendars so each kid can have one? This is also a great quick project for classrooms, scout packs, make and takes at holiday bazaars, or just a good fun craft activity to do […]

Classroom Holiday Party Ideas

by Marie on December 5, 2008

Many of you, including myself, are in charge of your child’s classroom party. I’m the “game mom” and have been trying to come up with something to keep their attention. I’ve compiled a few fun and easy games and activities to play that will hopefully keep the kids occupied and having fun. Decorate Holiday Cards […]

Bead Your Own Ornaments

by Marie on December 2, 2008

Pipe cleaner and craft beads go hand in hand. If my kids need something to do, I pull out the container with these two supplies. They’re easy for little hands and the beads stay put on the pipe cleaner. Here we made Christmas Ornaments out of pipe cleaner and beads. They’re super simple and add […]

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