DIY Stenciled Easter Basket
The other day I was looking for Easter baskets at Walmart. There was no shortage! They had Easter baskets in all sizes, materials, styles, and prices. They ranged any where from $0.88 to over $5.00, and that's just for the basket. As to be expected the fancier the basket the more expensive it was. Well I didn't want to pay more that $5 for a cute little basket that had hundreds exactly like it, and of course the cheap plain ones just wouldn't do. So I thought why not buy a cheap ...
DIY Valentine Gifts for Men
Romance is in the air! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and by now most of us moms and grandmothers are winding down our Valentine crafting. Classroom and teacher gifts are done or nearly done, as are gifts for friends and families. By now many of us have had our fill of cutting out hearts and cupids and are ready to move on. But we may have neglected one of the most important people in our lives, our significant other!
Let's be honest, Valentine's Day is ...
Valentine Heart Hot Pads – Free Pattern
Valentine's Day is in less than a month. Valentine's is such a fun holiday, specially for crafters! I made up this super cute set of Valentine Heart Hot Pads to use in my kitchen this Valentine's Day. They make great gifts too!
This pattern is very easy, it's perfect for beginners! It uses rows of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches to get the textured look. To make it heart shaped you just increase and decrease stitches at the appropriate rows.
I used Lily's ...
DIY Hot Cocoa Bar – Free sign template
I love hot cocoa! I think everyone does! I know, I live in Hawaii and some may wonder why we'd even drink it here, but we do. It's a family favorite, specially this time of year. And what better way to serve it than in a DIY hot cocoa bar!
Setting up a DIY hot cocoa bar is great for tree trimming parties, movie nights (try showing a Christmas favorite like The Polar Express or How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), holiday parties, and on Christmas morning!
Everyone gathers at my house ...
DIY Wreaths and other Christmas Door Decor
Nothing is more welcoming than wreaths on front doors, specially during the holiday season. I love the look and scent of a fresh pine wreath that greets me before I even ring the door bell.
But who says wreaths must only be made from fresh pine, or must only be hung at the front door? Not I!
There are many things you can turn into a "wreath" and many ways you can use it. And if you're not into wreaths how about a swag instead?
Here are some crafty ideas for your front door decor this ...
Gingerbread House Making Party
The holidays are always fun for kids and adults of all ages. There are so many fun activities to do! One of the things our family loves to do during the holiday season is to make gingerbread houses. We never seem to be satisfied with just one!
Gingerbread house making or decorating is also a great holiday party activity, both kids and adults love it! So if you have a birthday child in the month of December, a family or company holiday party, or just want an excuse to throw a party, why ...
You’ve Been Jingled – New Free Printables!
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Celebrate the season of giving with this fun neighborhood game, You've Been Jingled!
It's exactly like You've Been Booed! the game we played during Halloween, but with a Christmas twist.
I love this game and so do the grandkids. They especially love dropping off the treat and ringing the bell without getting caught.
So jingle in the holiday cheer with the free printable game sheets!
You don't have to limit this game to the ...
DIY Christmas Chalkboard Sign – FREE Template
Wow! I can't believe it's that time of year again! The holidays are just around the corner and there's still so much to do. Of course there is! With baking, shopping, and wrapping, there never seems to be enough time in my day. This year is proving to be even busier. The grandkids are coming home for Christmas! So I've been very busy indeed!
One of the things I enjoy most is decorating. I just love turning the house into a Christmas wonderland. And this year's no different. ...