Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we all know that Christmas will be here in a flash. During this time of year, it can be difficult to keep your normal day-to-day under control in the midst of all the seasonal events and tasks. Is your holiday shopping done? Are your halls decked? Are Christmas gatherings scheduled? If you answered no to these questions, it is time for you to get organized. Here are a few tips that are going to help you keep the holidays on track, and to be better prepared for years to come! [Read more…]
Shopping on Amazon has become one of the best ways to save money online! And you’ll find what you want at a great price. But what if you could get even better deals on Amazon? There are nine great ways that you can save on Amazon, and other shopping venues, that will enhance every shopping experience. [Read more…]
Making and decorating a gingerbread house is such a popular and fun way to get into the holiday spirit! No wonder it’s a Christmas tradition for so many people. If you’ve never done it before, it can seem a little daunting to put together and actually have it stay up without slanting or tilting. Thanks to a super easy tutorial from Shutterfly it’s more fun than ever to make a gingerbread house! [Read more…]
Some of my favorite Christmas memories are of decorating the tree with my family. When my boys were young and had a Lego train, they took each ornament for a ride around the tree before finding its spot to be hung. That year we were certain our tree was wearing a dress as the lower boughs were heavy with ornaments and swooped towards the floor. Although the boys are older now, I still get a thrill every year pulling out the ornaments and placing each one on the tree. It’s fun to remember who gave the ornament or where we were when we found one. This year, I decided I want to use my craft skills to add to our ornaments with DIY Christmas ornaments. These are some of my favorite ideas! [Read more…]
Ever look at someone’s homemade décor and feel envious? You wish you could make something like that, but you’re “so no crafty.” Don’t sell yourself short. You’re probably craftier than you think – you just need to start with something manageable. Here are a couple of easy ideas to get you started. [Read more…]
We’ve just left behind the month of July, I know; but Christmas is right around the corner – especially if you’re a crafter like me! I love the holidays, and I strive to make gifts every year. I envision a year of giving only created pieces of myself… Ah, to have all the time in the world to accomplish that!! [Read more…]
Snowman skillet party dip is a really quick and fun way to add a touch of winter to your food. This snowman is the cutest and tastiest! I made this food for a New Year’s Eve party but it could be made for any winter party.
Sisters Know Best got together with mom this past weekend and while talking one night we made this little project – Candy Themed Christmas Decoration. It required little effort while we rambled on about life. FUN! These would look great on top of a cake or cupcakes, squiggled around a table or in a candy dish. [Read more…]
Time! You know T I M E is the best gift to receive and to give. Here’s some encouragement to make sure it’s at the top of your list during the holidays. [Read more…]
How many of you remember our tutorial for Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments? Or the peppermint candy wreath in our DIY wreaths post? If you liked them, you are going to love this Peppermint Candy Platter! We have so many of those little candies left now that the holiday is over and we think this is a great way to use them up! Perfect platter for Valentine’s Day or Christmas next year! Get melting! [Read more…]
I just saw this posted over on Adventures of Goldilox Facebook page and thought I’d write up a quick tutorial for it. Thank you Goldilox for always having cool things over there! If you are looking for a quick and easy Christmas craft for the kids, look no more! You probably have most of the supplies right at home and they can be made in just about half an hour with children. What a great way to repurpose your old CD’s and all those cotton balls! They are so adorable they will look wonderful in any house or as a Christmas gift for grandparents!
Here’s what to do:
This year we have seen so many awesome DIY holiday wreaths. So many wreaths and so little time… There are wreaths for professions, passions, and personalities. Wreaths for outdoors and indoors… Next year, we hope to make a few of these we have listed but for now… the list.
We hope you like our selection for the top 6 DIY Christmas Wreaths of 2014!
I love these peppermint candy DIY Christmas Ornaments! They are fun for all ages, very inexpensive and quick to do. They look great on the Christmas tree, as part of a gift or as a Holiday coaster. Using a sealer like modge podge or polyurethane adds a protective layer so you can use them as a coaster during a holiday party.
Here’s what we did:
Knitting isn’t a lost art. If you know someone who loves knitting, we have a great diy project for you. This is a great Christmas gift idea for the knitters in your life or you can show everyone you love knitting by hanging this wreath on your front door! If my sister and I didn’t share this blog, I would make it for her as a surprise, but since we share everything and she is the one with all the yarn… well, here you go, Emily! When I first saw it, I thought it was complex and you needed lots and lots of yarn. But when I delved in to it a little deeper, I noticed the Styrofoam balls. Piece of cake!
On my windowsill above the sink sit jars of Fire Cider and herb flavored vinegar. Now is the time to start these if you want them ready for gift giving during December. Use Fire Cider daily to kick-start your day. A teaspoon – tablespoon should do the trick. It may also be used to help your body fight common colds. One sip will heat your insides! Herbal vinegar is a fun ingredient for salad dressings or marinades. Let your creative mind play with what herbs to use. [Read more…]