Christmas Craft 2014: Tic Tac Toe with Grinch Pills and Snowman Poop

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Here it is – the winner for our family Christmas craft ! After realizing the peppermint ornaments were not going to work out I searched the Internet again for ideas. I picked a few more and let the boys decide – in complete boy fashion they went for ‘the poop craft’ ! The 6yr old […]

How to Make a DIY Vintage Inspired Marquee Sign Letters

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This was a spur of the moment DIY project for me. I spotted the recycle pile of letters at my work (these are actual outdoor signs / channel letters that we removed for a client) and it hit me, “I can make those light up.” Throughout the day I thought more and Googled a few […]

Christmas DIY Craft 2008 – S’Mores In A Mason Jar!


S’Mores In A Mason Jar! This gifts in a jar recipe is easy enough for children to make. To create this Mason jar gift, you’ll layer crushed graham crackers, Marshmallow Peeps, brown sugar and chocolate pieces in a clear glass canning jar. Spiffed up with a fabric topper, pretty ribbon and free printable gift tags, […]

Christmas Ornaments – Melted Peppermint Candy


These peppermint candy ornaments are very easy.  This was our trial run “project testing” to see if it would be our chosen yearly Christmas craft. Even though they were super easy, it did not make the cut this year. Our quick review / feedback: 1) super easy 2) very fragile — these things are ok for […]

Christmas DIY Craft 2013 ! J-O-Y Cookies


The tree and decorations are all packed away, including the few my 5 year old brought to me because I forgot “these ones”. Gifts are being enjoyed and cookies have all been eaten. This year I chose a super simple craft using supplies we had on hand.  The cookies were “home baked” meaning I opened […]

Christmas DIY Craft 2012 ! Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels in Snowman Bags

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Merry Christmas !! Our Christmas craft this year was fun, inexpensive and easy.  Our youngest son helped with the shopping and the oldest son drew many of the snowman faces and mixing up the second batch of pretzels.  When it came to the second batch (a week apart from the first) I should have double checked […]

Santa’s Village Gum Drop “Tree” – Pinterest Inspired Craft

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I came up with the idea for a gum drop tree because I needed something to bring to the host of a christmas party, someone that has everything. So a favorite candy – gum drops = gum drop tree. Little did I know it would turn into a village of gum drops. First start with […]

Gift Bag Tag #howto #diy #crafts


^ I made a quick gift tag for (a large bag)… ^ using a small “goodie bag” sized gift bag ! I was stuck, as usual, heading out to a kid party with no tag to mark our large (recycled) gift bag. So I cut off the bottom and sides of a small goodie bag, […]

Christmas DIY Craft 2011


Our Christmas craft this year was simple but sweet. The boys had a fun (and educational) time counting out the eight chocolate malts balls and one cherry sour for each bag ! They supervised the design layout, packed 43 sets of noses into ziplock bags, assisted with the folding and stapling of the bag topper. […]