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Advent: Handmade Wooden Ornaments

Advent: Handmade Wooden Ornaments

G and I have been working on some handmade gifts as part of our Advent activities. We picked out some plain wood ornaments at one of our local craft stores that we thought would make great presents. Then I set out the watercolors and G got painting! After the paint dried, he used some of … Continue reading

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

Now that we have had our biggest Christmas get-together (yesterday! it was really nice to see all my family), I can post pictures of some of the handmade gifts I made this season. I embroidered and then made this bag for my younger sister (pictures aren’t the best, sorry!): front of the bag Inside pocket … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Button Snowman Ornaments

A Handmade Holiday: Button Snowman Ornaments

Here is a cute project to do with kids! These button & pipe cleaner snowmen ornaments are fun, easy, and cute. Add a little paper banner to the ribbon to have your child sign & date it, too. Supplies: white pipe cleaners/chenille stems (we used 2 white pipe cleaners for each of our snowmen) brown … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Homemade Yumminess

A Handmade Holiday: Homemade Yumminess

I have a cookie swap party to go to this afternoon, so I thought it was the perfect time to share another great handmade gift you could do: food! There are so many yummy and easy options out there, like Pumpkin Butter (this is on my list to make) from Dandee. Or how about some … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Advent Calendar

A Handmade Holiday: Advent Calendar

So I started this post yesterday but then didn’t get a chance to finish it. Which explains why I say it is Sunday when it is really Monday… —– Happy first Sunday of Advent! You know what this means, right? Christmas is less than a month away! I love getting ready for Christmas and finding … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Cinnamon Ornaments

A Handmade Holiday: Cinnamon Ornaments

This project is a tradition in my family. My mom used to make cinnamon ornaments when I was a kid, and now I make them with the kiddos. It is easy, inexpensive (especially if you use cinnamon from the dollar store), and fun. Sounds like a win in my book! I used this recipe to … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Felt Ornaments

A Handmade Holiday: Felt Ornaments

I am working on some cute little felt ornaments (which could also be package decorations) for Christmas presents. These are lightweight and small, making them good for when you want to pop a little treat into that Christmas card you are sending (which reminds me I need to figure out our Christmas cards still). I … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Hand Printed Gift Tags

A Handmade Holiday: Hand Printed Gift Tags

This Christmas I am doing mostly handmade gifts, so I thought I would share some of the projects I do. This one is an easy but really lovely finishing touch for packages, and you can get the kids involved (if you want). Hand Printed Gift Tags Supplies: Printing foam (or styrofoam plates or meat trays) … Continue reading