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. […]