Category Archives: let’s get crafty

festive diy birthday party garland ideas

festive diy birthday party garland ideas
Snazz up your birthday party with these cute DIY garland ideas. Add the perfect pop of color to your home while keeping it affordable and easy. String them up on a backyard fence, attach them to a plain white wall in your home, or style them down a staircase.Check out our top picks for easy-to-make party garlands:This DIY ruffled tissue garland is seriously simple and costs next to nothing. You won’t even use a .

endless creativity with contact paper

endless creativity with contact paper
Not digging your current decor? Shape up your surroundings with a roll of contact paper. This cool and colorful paper is also a super solution for anyone living in a rental or apartment where painting isn’t an option. If you’re not sure where to start, take note of these ingenious projects that might fit right into your own home! One Project Closer can show you how easy it is to makeover your bathroom. We .

a little inspiration to create your own silly snowman

a little inspiration to create your own silly snowman
As winter winds down, it’s time to take full advantage of the snow and think out of the box. Once you get a look at these crazy and cute snowmen, you’ll never go back to the “traditional” style. Have fun coming up with your own unique spin on these cleverly created snow people!   This one’s a hands-down favorite (Buzzfeed) Literally chillin’ out (Pinterest) I guess it would be helpful to head to Florida .

too cute toddler valentines

too cute toddler valentines
When I was little I loved making handmade valentines for my classmates every year so I thought I would start this fun tradition with Miss Marlo. We picked up some water color paper, liquid water color paints and some pretty paint brushes from catching fireflies to get the project started.  I also colored some tiny hearts with white crayons on the paper before she painted so they would appear like magic when she would brush over them.   After .

truffle making party

truffle making party
Tis the season for decadent chocolates, thoughtful gifts for ones you love and fun Friday nights so I decided to host a little get together with my Kensington Church high school girls small group and took care of all three! I’ve blogged about how easy it is to make truffles before so you can grab the recipe there.  This time I did 3 batches to offer some variety.  They all have the same base of Ghirardelli .

7 delightful DIY valentine mailboxes for the kiddos

7 delightful DIY valentine mailboxes for the kiddos
Every kid in the class needs a cool place to stash their Valentine’s Day cards. We rounded up quite a few choices for the favorite little boys and girls in your life. These are made from things around the house and can be easily tackled with just a *little* help from the adults. Keep reading to figure out which sweet mailbox will win your heart… Don’t even think about tossing that empty tissue box…Krissy .

7 charming snail mail ideas

7 charming snail mail ideas
In our world today of cell phones & computers…the art of the hand-written letter that arrives in your mailbox has become a thing of the past for many of us. We say it’s high time to bring back beloved snail mail! No typed email will ever replace the surprise and thrill of receiving a sweet letter, card, or package that’s been thoughtfully put  together. To start this revolution, we’re directing you to a few .

try a new christmas eve tradition this year

try a new christmas eve tradition this year
Memories of Christmas’ past always bring to mind family and friends, but it’s the little things that always seem to matter the most. Maybe you made cookies every year with your mom or gathered around on the tree to listen to your favorite Christmas book…whatever your traditions were, these are the things that we carry into adulthood, cherish–then share with our own kids and family. Here are a few fresh ideas that we think .

warm up your winter with a cup of hot cocoa

warm up your winter with a cup of hot cocoa
A cup of hot cocoa…it soothes the soul and warms the heart. Homemade jar mixes make a lovely and thoughtful gift, or whip up a few of these to keep on hand for all of the company that will be arriving at your doorstep this holiday season.   On The Frugal Girls Blog we found a great recipe for French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix (and check out the cute way they decorated their jar). .

7 salt dough ornaments to trim your tree

7 salt dough ornaments to trim your tree
When it comes to decorating the tree, it never fails…each year as I pull out ornaments–the ones that I hold most near and dear to my heart are the handmade ones. Whether it was an afternoon spent on a wintry day crafting away or a special ornament made at school with little hands, these decorations will always have a special place on my tree. This year–make some memories of your own with one of .