Monday, December 21, 2009

Candy Cane Hearts

These candy cane heart suckers are a fun and easy treat for the kids to make while home for the Winter Break. Also a perfect way for us Moms to get rid of all the extra candy canes lying around the house! =) Check out Skip to My Lou for the simple instructions!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

salt dough message ornaments

Every year I make salt dough ornaments with my girls. It is such a fun and inexpensive way to add to your collection of ornaments. This year as we were rolling out the dough I had a fun little idea. I am sure many of you have seen the sterling silver message necklaces and washer necklaces that are everywhere...well...this is me bringing that trend to my Christmas tree.

All you need is:

salt dough recipe
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
mix together until dough forms and then knead for 7 - 10 minutes
alphabet rubber stamps
circle cookie cutter

Once dough is prepared roll out flat and use circle cookie cutter. After you have your circles, take your rubber stamps and press into cut dough. Make a small hole in cut circles (to string through ribbon). Once you have finished place message circles on an ungreased cookie sheet and cook for 2 hours at 250degrees. Remove from oven and allow message circles to cool completely. Once cooled, you can decorate with different paints, pens, glitters etc. or leave as is. String through ribbon and enjoy these fun holiday messages on your Christmas tree.

Linking this up to: A Soft Place to Land

origami box ornament

Many of you may not know but whenever I sense boredom in my children I always get out the origami paper and we start folding. I have lots of little origami jumping frogs around my house. I was excited when I saw these little boxes (which yes we have made) on Creature Comforts. It is amazing how using some pages from an old book can make any project look stunning.

fabric flower pom poms and garland

These pretty little whimsy's just make me happy.
Both tutorials are wonderful and found on Once Wed.

First the fabric flower hanging pom poms found here.

Second, the fabric flower garland found here.

no sew stockings

No sew stockings...don't mind if I do. I also love the vintage and clean feel to these. Check them out at Susie Harris.

Monday, December 14, 2009

paper snowflakes

I think we have all made these a million times when we were little, but I must admit I had forgotten what I needed to do for this simple project. Check out the tutorial at kerli: things i like.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

ribbon wreath

I want to make one of these tonight while I sit and watch a little T.V. I love projects that can be done in front of the T.V. :) Check them out at Flower Foot Designs.

paper snowflake angel

Adorable, pretty and oh so perfect. Plus the tutorial is awesome. Check it out at ArtMind.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

100 holiday crafts

I think this one is pretty self explanatory. Click here to get all the great ideas.

felt polaroid ornament

This is a very cool way to have Christmas decor and display all of your fun family photos. Check it out at katie.cupcake.

Friday, December 11, 2009

chocolate candy cane hearts

These are just so pretty and look super yummy! Check them out at My Life - My Loves.

christmas berries

Head on over to I Heart Faces where you can get a download that includes everything you will need (picture, card template, texture and wording) to make this pretty card. I think it would even be awesome as framed art.

p.s. you need photoshop to do this project

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Marshmallow Snowmen

I saw these cute Marshmallow Snowmen on Speckled Egg and knew that they would be the perfect treat for my kids to bring to school for the Holiday Party! Click here for supplies and directions.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

fabric scrap christmas trees

What a fun little project that is super easy. And you know we need something easy with how crazy things are getting with the holidays. Check it out at All Things Heart and Home.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

glitter clutch

What a fun accessory for the bright, sparkly and cheerful. How could you not smile while holding this? Check it out at Happy Together.

notebook christmas tree

In a post from a few days ago I have a vintage book stand decoration that I had made. This is just another take on that same technique...a little tree. I just love the cute decorations and sequin garland...very cute and clever. Check it out at Capture the Details.

Monday, December 7, 2009

butternut squash soup

This is what it looked like this morning...ummm...can you say chilly?

So, we stayed inside and made a yummy batch of butternut squash soup to keep us warm. If you can't read the recipe above just click on the picture below to make it larger and get the recipe for good!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

beehive bazaar

If you live in Utah you need to get to the Beehive Bazaar. I just got back and honestly loved everything there. I grabbed a few little things but wanted to buy up every single booth. It ends tonight Dec. 5th at 8pm, so you better hurry. Click here for a link with all the info and pictures from the different vendors. Ellie got sick last night so I thought since she is just hanging out in bed she might like to look at something pretty like this mobile. I love it and can't wait to make some.
Pretty ring in my favorite color turquoise.

Cute little stockings that may not be in traditional patterns, but will look killer in my house. I couldn't pass them up.

Friday, December 4, 2009

felt trees

I'll take one in every color please. Check them out at Happy Together.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

mustache on a stick

Want to make a kid laugh? Walk into their room holding a "mustache on a stick" up to your lip and I guarantee you will get lots of giggles. Then they will want it so that they can "try the mustache" for themselves.
All that I did was draw a template in the shape of a mustache. Pin the template to a piece of felt and cut around template. Then cut out another mustache using your template. Hot glue gun the two felt mustaches together. This gives the felt sturdiness. Now, attach your felt mustache to a popsicle stick using your hot glue gun...and...instant giggles!

wrapped canvas

I was very excited when I saw these because I have about 6 blank canvas boards in my garage for a future project. I think I might put them to use in the meantime. Check it out at Real Simple.

monogramed candles

These look really nice and based on the tutorial fairly easy. Check them out at Little Bit Funky.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

paper snowflake ornaments

I was looking for a fun little ornament to make with my Activity Days girls and I think these are it...check them out at Simply Modern Mom.

resin rings

Very cool!! Everything that I have been looking at the last month my mind goes straight to the person that I could make it for...with these rings, I thought ME :) Check it out at Little Birdie Secrets.

Pottery Barn inspired pillows

This is one of the best tutorials that I have seen for these cute pillows. I just love the bright colors. Check it out at Someday Crafts from guest blogger Cupkateer.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

around the house...

Just a few of the cute little Christmas decorations I have been putting up. I guess you could say I really fell into the trend of decorating with ornaments...oh and also the trend of glitter. I couldn't help myself :)

Vintage book stand, ornament wreath and yellow stand all made by yours truly.

felt corsage

I have all of my supplies to make these little cuties. Check them out at Martha Stewart.

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