DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

21 Christmas Ornaments You’ll Love To Make

October 16, 2014

An afternoon filled with hot cocoa and Christmas ornaments has become a tradition in our house in December. Before we officially trim the tree, we always have a little crafting time first! When the kids were very little, we started out just letting them color the cheapy-cheap die-cut shapes from the dollar bin at the […]

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Ultimate List of Awesomely Jaw-Dropping Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils

September 16, 2014

Go from pumpkin carving newbie to master pumpkin artist with these easy to use (and mostly free) templates for carving your pumpkins this year! We’ve got the spooky classics like witches and jack-o-lanterns as well as some of your favorite Disney characters.  And also cats, deer…hey, we’ve even got a p Pretty ballerina stencil! Just […]


17 Super Easy 4th of July DIY Ideas

June 23, 2014

How creative can someone get with Red, White, and Blue? Very! Check out these easy and fun crafts and diy decorating ideas and see how you can make them your own! 1.4th of July Dynamite Party Favor DIY – Oh Happy Day! 4th of July Dynamite Party Favor DIY. by Chiara Alberetti Milott. The 4 […]


Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Popcorn

January 19, 2014

CIW fan Ashley Secor shared this super cute and EASY group gift idea for Valentine’s Day on our Facebook page. She writes, “Pre-popped popcorn and pink red m&ms… Something sweet & salty” Sweet and salty…Is there anything better?! This is a sweet little Valentine’s day gift that can be made in less than 30 min…just […]


Resolution Mugs

December 31, 2013

Do you make a resolution every New Years Eve (Maybe after a cocktail or two) only to find your resolve kind of fuzzy by Jan 3rd? Looking at your promise to yourself every day over your morning coffee might just help you achieve that goal of walking three times a week or eating your veggies. […]


21 BEST DIY Tree Skirt Ideas

December 8, 2013

It’s funny how many of my crafting adventures start this way…I discover I need something for the house. Then I go shopping for said something, only to find the ones I like cost $400. Yikes – Expensive taste I guess! Bah Humbug. I’m sure those $400 tree skirts are worth it – especially the handmade […]

handmade gift label

*Free Printable* Handmade Care Labels

December 3, 2013

I received the most beautiful handmade sweater at my baby shower for our youngest son. Attached with a little piece of yarn was a label that told me how to care for this thoughtful gift. What a great idea, right? If you have spent a lot of effort making a handmade gift, you definitely want […]

15 Free Christmas Appliques

15 Free Christmas Applique Patterns

December 2, 2013

I am guest posting today on The Sewing Loft, showing readers how to applique with felt. I have also included 15 free applique patterns you can download below to get you started. You can use these designs whether using felt or fabric, just apply a fabric stabilizer first if you are using thinner fabric. A […]

The 16 BEST Gift In A Jar Recipes

November 30, 2013

Of course, homemade jams and jellies are a classic that never goes out of style, but I’ve seen a lot of “gifts in a jar” lately. So what’s it all about? Well, gifts in a jar are an easy and many times inexpensive way to gift creatively around the holidays. It is also a fun,crafty […]


Dish Towel Aprons and Kids Thanksgiving Fun

November 23, 2013

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is cooking with the kids in the kitchen. Not the hard stuff like basting the turkey, but kids love to have jobs helping make the “big meal.” When I was little, one of my three sisters got to learn how to make butter in school. You get heavy […]

DIY Charger

DIY Cheap (But Pretty) Chargers

November 20, 2013

This post is a part of a sponsored series by Jo-ann Fabric and crafts. Any opinions contained in this post are 100% my own Click here for more projects we’ve created to Celebrate The Season with Jo-ann and  a coupon for the month of November: #TurkeyTablescapes   I’m having the entire fam over for Thanksgiving […]

Card Sized Paper Christmas Tree Template

November 14, 2013

Here is a printable I shared last year that seems to have gotten lost along the way. If you are looking for a great printable kids craft or cute include for a Christmas card, this is it! Right click the image to save it to your computer and print it on heavy cardstock. Just cut […]


Instagram Place Cards

November 11, 2013

This post is a part of a sponsored series by Jo-ann Fabric and crafts. Any opinions contained in this post are 100% my own Click here for more projects we’ve created to Celebrate The Season with Jo-ann and  a coupon for the month of November: #TurkeyTablescapes   Traditional table “tent cards” are a classic, but […]


Make A Halloween Hand Towel

October 26, 2013

*This is a sponsored post as part of Jo-­Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® Celebrate the Season campaign. All opinions are my own. Joann Fabric and Craft Stores asked us to come up with a fun Halloween project using items from their store. Ok! See the end of this post for more about Joann’s Celebrate The […]


Kids Craft Idea – Coffee Filter Ghosts

September 5, 2012

This is such a cute, easy, and inexpensive way to create a Halloween decoration. The best part is, you probably already have everything you need at home for your kids to put this project together! My nephews and I made …