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How to make a Frozen-inspired snowflake headband for your little Elsa

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Halloween, Under $10, Winter

Let it go! Here's a DIY Frozen-inspired snowflake headband to make with your own little Elsa. Elise and I made this Frozen-inspired snowflake headband together to help complete her handmade Elsa dress up costume....How to make a Frozen-inspired snowflake headband for your little Elsa... »
 
 

Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Fall, Recycled Crafts, Spring, Under $10, Winter

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Fresh, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but...Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts... »
 

 

Make DIY Valentine Day’s Cards using Recycled Magazines

Holidays, Paper Crafts, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Valentine's Day, Winter

Make these super cute DIY Valentine's Day cards by recycling magazines and catalogs. Just rip out colors from catalogs and magazines and glue them onto paper. Easy! I made a couple Valentine's Day card...Make DIY Valentine Day’s Cards using Recycled Magazines... »
 
 

Make a Valentine Card Using Recycled Security Envelopes

Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Valentine's Day, Winter

Recycle a security envelope into a heartfelt Valentine's Day card with just a few punches and pastes. Years ago I saw a design*sponge post from┬ derek & lauren that turned security envelopes inside out...Make a Valentine Card Using Recycled Security Envelopes... »
 

 

Make New Year’s Eve Party Hats {free printable template}

Free Printable, Holidays, New Year's Eve, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

This New Year's Eve Party Hat free printable template for 2014 is inspired by my clock-obsessed toddler, Elise. By request, I updated last year's printable hat to update it to 2014 -- and it's...Make New Year’s Eve Party Hats {free printable template}... »
 
 

Decorate Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments with Perler Beads

Christmas, Holidays, Under $10, Winter

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores sponsored this #fabulouslyfestive project; all opinions are my own. Yes, we individually glued Perler beads to clear glass ball ornaments to make these #fabulouslyfestive handmade keepsakes. It takes less...Decorate Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments with Perler Beads... »
 

 

Swedish Tea Ring Recipe for Christmas morning breakfast

Breakfast Recipes, Christmas, Holidays, Kid-friendly Recipes, Winter

I'm not really sure how a Swedish Tea Ring recipe became a holiday tradition in a German/Irish/English household but my mom has been making it for Christmas morning breakfast since I was a kid....Swedish Tea Ring Recipe for Christmas morning breakfast... »
 
 

Handmade Christmas Cards from Recycled Magazines

Christmas, Paper Crafts, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

Thanks to Tesco for collaborating on this guest post. Although many Christmas cards are produced from sustainable sources, nothing beats making your own! Handmade cards are highly personal ÔÇô both in terms of the...Handmade Christmas Cards from Recycled Magazines... »
 
 

Christmas DIY Shortcuts with Martha Stewart Crafts

Christmas, Holidays, Winter

This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts. All opinions are mine. I appreciate a good DIY shortcut especially at holiday time when decorating/baking/gifting/wrapping is so hectic. Martha Stewart Crafts has a couple new...Christmas DIY Shortcuts with Martha Stewart Crafts... »
 
 

Make a DIY Winter Hat from Recycled Sweaters

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Recycled Crafts, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

Recycling sweaters into winter hats is an oldie but a goodie because it's cheap and useful and makes a great DIY gift. Check out this cute winter hat that Elise and I made from...Make a DIY Winter Hat from Recycled Sweaters... »
 
 

Personalized gift wrapping paper from minted

Christmas, DIY Gift Ideas, Holidays, Winter

This post is sponsored by Minted but all opinions are my own. I love wrapping gifts. There's something about cutting just the right amount of paper, creasing those crisp edges, playing with sticky tape,...Personalized gift wrapping paper from minted... »
 
 

Personalize DIY Holiday Mugs by Hacking VELCRO® Brand Fasteners {Featured in Jo-Ann Stores National Christmas Catalog}

Christmas, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

No more mixed up mugs! Here's a quick and adorable way to personalize cocoa and coffee mugs for the holidays by hacking VELCRO┬« Brand fasteners. This DIY holiday mugs project uses VELCRO Brand One-Wrap...Personalize DIY Holiday Mugs by Hacking VELCRO┬« Brand Fasteners {Featured in Jo-Ann Stores National Christmas Catalog}... »
 
 

Printable mitten and snowflake tags and labels that YOU can personalize yourself

Christmas, DIY Gift Ideas, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

Warm up your holiday gifts with these printable mitten an snowflake tags and labels that YOU personalize and print at home! Print as many as you like in an instant; reuse year after year....Printable mitten and snowflake tags and labels that YOU can personalize yourself... »
 
 

Handsewn Teabags Tied to Yummy Cookies

Cookie Recipes, DIY Gift Ideas, Recipes, Sewing Projects, Valentine's Day, Winter

Warm your sweetie's heart with this clever tea & cookies combo: Handsewn teabags tied to yummy cookies that anchor the teabag as it steeps. I came up with the idea while making tea with...Handsewn Teabags Tied to Yummy Cookies... »
 
 

Super Bowl Craft Idea: Make a no-sew football t-shirt or onesie

Baby & Kids, Fall, Sewing Projects, Super Bowl, Under 1 Hour, Winter

Make a cute football t-shirt or onesie for your little Super Bowl fan -- no sewing required! There are a lot of sewn and screenprinted versions out there (including my favorite, a Sports Illustrated...Super Bowl Craft Idea: Make a no-sew football t-shirt or onesie... »
 
 

Easy DIY Cookie Packaging in 5 Minutes

Christmas, Cookie Recipes, Decorations & Favors, Holidays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

This post is sponsored by Elmer's and X-ACTO. Tis the season for making and gifting cookies. Elise and I are decorating sugar cookies for our friends and neighbors and we're going to package them...Easy DIY Cookie Packaging in 5 Minutes... »
 
 

Fuzzy bunny slippers from recycled felted sweaters for kids {free slipper pattern}

Accessories, Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Winter

Hop to it and make these cute little fuzzy bunny slippers from recycled felted wool sweaters to keep the kid in your life snuggly warm. This free slipper pattern features a cute little face...Fuzzy bunny slippers from recycled felted sweaters for kids {free slipper pattern}... »
 
 

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Valentine Dessert with Cacoa Nibs

Dessert Recipes, Edible Gift Recipes, Holidays, Recipes, Valentine's Day, Winter

While I've never been much of a Valentine's Day girl, I've always been a big fan of coconut and chocolate. I made these special treats by modifying a recipe from an Australian cookbook. //...Toasted Coconut Chocolate Valentine Dessert with Cacoa Nibs... »
 
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