Every year after Christmas, we hit the stores for the big SAVINGS. 50% off wrapping paper (or more!!) and other Christmas decorations is hard to pass up. Plus, we save all our scraps. We’re thinking we will have a use for them but never do… It’s the reason we have SO MUCH WRAPPING PAPER. But not this year!! Here are some fun DIY crafts for decorations using Christmas wrapping paper. If you are in search of Christmas Wrapping Paper Craft Ideas, you will love the ones we’ve come up with! [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…]
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…]
Two months until Christmas! Oh, my!! Each year, like most of you, I commit to being “ready” with homemade gifts, fun wrapping ideas, cute decorations… And yet I find myself scrambling the second week of December. Sometimes I think that’s what the holiday is about. For example, scrambling, doing more than we humanly should, losing sleep, stuffing ourselves on the day, and determining to do “better” next year. This year (famous last words) will be different. The only thing I want scrambling is my omelet!
So here’s my plan and hopefully, you find something here for yourself: [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…]
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…]
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!
This is so cool and my mind is racing with all the Christmas, House Warming, Wedding, Baby, Decorating gift ideas I can create with this little DIY trick for transferring patterns on to woods and fabrics using household wax paper!
Personalized boxes, bread boards, cutting boards, picture frames, tablecloths, place mats… the list of possibilities is endless!!!
Here’s what to do:
These snowmen cupcakes are the most adorable DIY I’ve ever seen! I came across them on FB and fell in love. I actually stared at the pic for what seemed like hours because they were so adorable. I tried to find the source for the collage photo below (the one that caught my eye on FB) but couldn’t. I noticed it’s 2 different ways. One uses frosting for the arms and the other uses pretzels. Both adorable!
Here’s what to do!
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:
I have dry skin and with the cold weather coming, it’s worse. While I love and strongly recommend Aloe Vera for hand eczema, sometimes a girl needs a little more pampering. Shhh, don’t tell, but I am making this for Bill’s mom for Christmas too. I’m going to add it to her basket of goodies! This simple recipe for body scrub should help her dry skin and make a great present! Yay! I love easy DIY Christmas ideas!
Here’s what to do:
My boyfriend’s daughter made these easy DIY paper tissue flowers (aka tissue paper pom-poms) in school and she showed me how to do them using a napkin one day while we were waiting for our lunch. They are such a beautiful idea and easy for anyone to do! What a great Christmas or winter wonderland decoration!
The other night I find the step by step directions for them and beautiful pictures I have to share with you. Tara Dennis did a wonderful job and I hope you enjoy this Christmas decoration idea.
Here’s what to do:
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!