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Getting My Holiday Together Like a Crafty Ninja, Part One

teacher gift candied pecans

It’s not like we don’t see Christmas coming. It’s at the same time every year. It can’t possibly sneak up on us, and yet every year there’s the same mad dash to finish something or buy something or do something before that big, firm deadline of Dec. 25. Or, in my case, Dec. 19. The last day the girl has ... Read More »

Make a Cute Holiday Card in Five Minutes or Less

easy christmas card diy

I’m a little behind on, well, probably everything this holiday season, but I’m just now starting to pull together gifts for my daughter’s teachers. I knew I at least wanted to make handmade cards, so I pulled together some really basic and wonderful supplies that allowed me to make these merry cards in less than five minutes each. What You’ll ... Read More »

Frozen Dress Up Gift Bag {Iron Craft Challenge}

ribbon in bag drawstring

The Iron Craft Challenge this week was to make something that could be done from start to finish in an hour or less. I had been thinking about this one for a while so I was glad to finally get it finished. Like most girls her age, the girl is very into Frozen. One of the few things on her ... Read More »

Make Glitter Clothespins to Hold Holiday Cards

hang cards with glitter clothespins

I’m taking part in the Adventures in Making #DIYCraftChallenge again this month. The theme is glitter. Join in if you want, or check out my entry from last month, Rosemary Lemon Body Scrub. We recently put a table in our entry way in this strange little nook by the staircase. I love it, but in an effort to keep it ... Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape Gift Box Helps You #OwntheGalaxy

awesome mix tape gift box diy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OwnTheGalaxy #CollectiveBias We went to see Guardians of the Galaxy at the movie theater, and I’ll admit I had no real idea what it was about. I ended up really liking it — even with a talking racoon! — and I think it ... Read More »

Perler Bead Dala Horse {Iron Craft Challenge}

dala horse perler bead design

The Iron Craft challenge prompt for this week was to do something related to an upcoming holiday. I guess it’s because they are traditionally red that I thought of Swedish dala horses, because they don’t have anything in particular to do with the holidays, I just wanted to make one. And I wanted to make one of out perler (melty) ... Read More »

Rosemary Lemon Body Scrub Recipe

rosemary lemon brown sugar scrub recipe

Somewhere in my journeys on the Internet I came across the new (just started last month) crafty challenge from Adventures in Making and thought, why not? The challenge was to create a craft on the theme of herbs and spices, which made my mind turn to the rosemary plant we just brought inside because it’s freezing outside. And because it’s ... Read More »

Garter Stitch Bow Cowl {Iron Craft Challenge}

garthered bow cowl

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was to make something cozy, and since I’m working on knitting a bunch of cowls for husband’s team for Christmas, I decided to consider one of them my challenge project. This is a super easy knit even if you’re completely new to knitting because it’s all Garter Stitch. It’s knit flat and sewn ... Read More »

Three Things to Do to Get Ready for a Holiday Break

Art/activity books are a great choice for school holidays and vacations.

We had our first snow this weekend, and though it didn’t cause a snow day, I’m suddenly thinking about the very real possibility that snow days are coming soon and the reality that the girl is home from school all next week and two weeks for winter break. With all that in mind I’ve been thinking about ways to prepare ... Read More »

Campfire Kit for Indoor or Outdoor Play

logs out of pool noodle

When I went to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association conference last month (thanks, Better Beginnings!) one of the workshops I sat in on was all about prop boxes for outdoor play. The presenters offered more than 20 ideas for different prop collections that could be used outside, such as gathering buckets, sponges and soapy water to make a car wash ... Read More »

Sew a Door Jammer to Make Your Kid’s Door Close Quietly

door muff in use

The girl’s bedroom has a pretty noisy door, and there have been a couple of times lately where I’ve gone in to comfort her back to sleep in the night, and I’m sure she’s asleep but when I try to close the door it wakes her up. I have randomly seen these things on Pinterest (sometimes called door jammers, door ... Read More »

Knit Oak Leaf in Fall Colors {Iron Craft Challenge}

knit oak leaf

I used to participate in the Iron Craft Challenge over at Just Crafty Enough all the time, but then I got busy with the book and had no time for extra crafting, and then the book was done but I didn’t feel like making anything or wasn’t sure what to make. But this week it just happened that the prompt ... Read More »