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[19 Dec 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,619 views]
Recycled Creamer Bottle Snowman Craft with Coffee-mate

I am a huge fan of recycled materials in crafting. I love the spirit of recycling, and it works especially well in kids’ crafts! Do you drink Coffee-mate creamer or Coffee-mate Natural Bliss creamer? If so, this craft is a great way to recycle your creamer bottles into an adorable kids’ craft: Creamer bottle snowmen. And don’t forget to check out our giveaway below!
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[19 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on 10 Crafty Last-Minute Christmas Gifts | 4,730 views]
10 Crafty Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

I have something to tell you that might be a little bit stressful for you to hear. Just remember, that we’ve got you back, OK? Ready? Here it is: there is only one crafting weekend left before Christmas. But wait! Don’t panic! We’ve got 10 last-minute Christmas gifts that you can make this weekend. And don’t worry: we’ll keep this just between us.

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[18 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 24,290 views]
10 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas for Tween Girls

Whether you need stocking stuffers or gifts for your daughter’s besties, these easy DIY tutorials help you churn out impressive looking gifts that tween girls are sure to love!

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[17 Dec 2013 | 11 Comments | 10,890 views]
Tutorial: Floating Photo Ornament

You may have most of your holiday shopping done by now, but maybe you’re still looking for something special for that white elephant exchange at work, or something for that friend who is hard to shop for.  How about a unique ornament that no one else will have?
When I saw the post about these crystal balls, I was inspired to put my own photos inside …

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[16 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 2,412 views]
Make Clothespin Snowflakes

Here in Michigan we woke up to a blanket of fresh snow this morning.  Whether you are also buried under the white stuff or you’ve never seen a flake in your life, you can bring that wintery feel into your holiday decor with these clothespin snowflakes by Heidi at Skip to My Lou!  Adding a string or ribbon would turn them into cute ornaments, but …

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[15 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | 8,510 views]
Make Embellished Bottle Brush Trees

I love bottle brush trees.  I have several bags of them in my craft stash for when inspiration strikes – and what could be more inspiring than these amazingly embellished trees by Amy at Plucking Daisies?  Combining her love of the miniature conifers and her longing for a themed Christmas tree, each of these trees has its own distinct decorating scheme.  Head over to her …

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[14 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Make Magnetic Fabric Gift Tags | 1,371 views]
Make Magnetic Fabric Gift Tags

Every year when I wrap Christmas gifts, I like to add some extra elements to the packaging that will serve as another little gift, like an ornament or a piece of jewelry. Over at Leigh Laurel Studios, Karin has come up with another such idea: magnetic fabric gift tags! She made hers with sheets of magnet made to send through a printer, but this would …

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[13 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Make a Hex Nut Snowflake Ornament | 2,362 views]
Make a Hex Nut Snowflake Ornament

As a kid, I spent a lot of time at the hardware store; dad was always running there to pick up one thing or another for his endless list of projects around the house, and my brother and I often tagged along.  And ever since those days, I have been fascinated with the use for fasteners and other hardware-y tidbits as craft materials.  Over at …

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[12 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 2,431 views]
10 DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas

Have you finished making some of your handmade holiday gifts? Wrap them up in crafty style with these beautiful DIY gift wrapping ideas!

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[11 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,908 views]
Dollar Store Angel Ornament Craft

Need an idea for a holiday kids’ craft? Here’s a cute little dollar store craft from our friend Sophie from Sophie’s World: dollar store angel ornaments. You can find just about everything you need for this at your local dollar store, and you can personalize each angel with a unique face. [instructions for the dollar store angel ornament]
Project Materials

Pipe cleaner (gold), $1 per package
Small red …

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[10 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,301 views]
Dollar Store Elves:  Just as Much Fun for Elf on the Shelf

Have you heard of the Elf on the Shelf Tradition?  It’s hard not to know what it is.  It’s all over the internet with entire ebooks and Pinterest Boards devoted to elf hijinks and mischief.
The Dollar Tree has both male and female elf plush dolls you can use to have fun with your kiddos this holiday season (pictured here).  It really doesn’t matter if you …