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Easy DIY Christmas ornaments, decorations, and DIY gifts ideas that are handmade, not homemade — plus my mom’s traditional Swedish Tea Ring recipe for Christmas breakfast.

Cute DIY Gingerbread Christmas Decorations in Ugly Sweaters

Bring joy into your holiday season with my cute DIY gingerbread Christmas decorations in ugly sweaters! Keep reading to see how to make your own paper garland and Joy sign to decorate your home for Christmas. There’s no doubt that 2020 has been an ugly year. End it on a cute note with this cheerful …

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10 DIY gift ideas for Grandma that kids can make

There’s nothing that Grandma wants more for Christmas and birthdays than a gift made by her grandchildren. Here are 10 super fun and useful DIY Gift Ideas for Grandma that kids can make – yay! There are a lot of useful gifts on this list. I’m a sucker for useful gifts so you’ll see many …

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Cute Christmas ornament DIY ideas – personalized for kids, family & friends

‘Tis the season for making handmade Christmas ornaments! I’m sharing my favorite one-of-a-kind Christmas ornament DIY ideas to make for kids, family, and friends. These DIY Christmas ornaments are a meaningful way to decorate your Christmas tree.  DIY Christmas ornaments for kids My DIY ornament ideas can be made with kids or given to kids. …

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Cute DIY Felt Mitten Ornaments Pattern with Monograms

Make felt mitten Christmas ornaments for friends and family with my free mini mitten printable template. There’s a monogram on the mitten front and a heart on the mitten back. I had a lot of fun making these handmade felt Christmas ornaments using super pretty wool felt and colorful embroidery floss. Download my felt ornament …

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DIY Christmas Gift Card Holder Printable Mittens Template

Gift cards are a popular holiday gift. My teen niece absolutely loves gift cards! And gift cards are great for teachers, babysitters, and coaches. Let’s be honest, though; gift cards can feel a bit impersonal. So today I’m sharing super cute handmade mitten gift card holders that will make your gift cards feel memorable and …

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Free printable Christmas gift tags in pink – Editable

These free printable Christmas tags in pink add a little bit of whimsy to your gifts, and they’re editable so you just download, type to personalize, print, and tie onto your Christmas gifts. My latest customizable Christmas tags feel a little Whoville to me. Hand-drawn ornaments hang from dark green Christmas tree branches, and there’s …

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Christmas Color Palette Inspiration: Wooden German Ornaments

This time of year bursts with traditions and memories. When I was a kid, the wooden German Christmas ornaments on our family’s Christmas tree were always my favorite. ??? ? Pulling these cute little guys out of our ornament box each year gives me such joy that I wanted to share their bright colors with you …

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No-sew DIY Christmas bracelets craft for kids

Looking for an easy DIY Christmas craft idea for kids? Make these festive no-sew DIY Christmas bracelets using just fabric markers and hook-and-loop fasteners. These DIY kid’s bracelets are perfect for cute-ing up a simple outfit into an ensemble that’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. We used fabric markers to draw patterns and …

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Free printable Four Gift Christmas gift tags in blue: Want, Need, Make, Read

Here’s a new set of free printable ‘Four Gift Christmas’ gift tags — this time in blue. Just download, type to personalize, and print. This is our third year giving only four Christmas gifts each to Elise and Liam and it’s been super amazing for our family. Instead of feeling the pressure to give ALL …

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Best Gift Ideas for Crafty Kids | Gift Guide

Probably no surprise that I prefer creative kids gift ideas for birthdays and Christmas that spark creativity. Last Christmas, I gave Elise a huge stack of colorful felt and she created these super cute little tiny stuffed animals all by herself without a pattern. For her 7th birthday, I gave Elise a ginger ale making …

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DIY Pom Pom Letter Ornaments | Easy Christmas Ornament

Make these colorful and cheery DIY pom pom ornaments for your Christmas tree. You only need three craft supplies — bright mini pom poms, floral wire and mini ric rack ribbon — to make easy handmade Christmas ornaments that double as merry DIY Christmas gifts. This easy Christmas craft project uses one of my all-time …

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Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee

Lately I’ve seen a lot of old-school handmade chocolate stir sticks for sale. You guys, DIY chocolate stir sticks are so easy to make yourself! It’s an easy and economical throwback DIY gift for teachers, neighbors and family so the kids and I made a batch using candy canes and sprinkles and they turned out …

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‘Four Gift Christmas’ free printable gift tags: Want, Need, Make, Read

We have a new Christmas tradition in our family: the Four Gift Christmas. We give four Christmas gifts to each of our children from mommy and daddy: Something You Want Something You Need Something To Make Something To Read Today I’m going to tell you about it and give you free personalized printable Four Gift …

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DIY wedding gift: Wine tags that transform into Christmas ornament keepsakes

Want to make a cheerful and sentimental DIY wedding gift? Stock the newlywed’s wine fridge with bottles to enjoy together on their future anniversaries. The wine bottles are colorfully labeled with handmade tags that transform into Christmas ornament keepsakes after each anniversary. Just attach the corks using VELCRO® Brand fasteners after your toast and voila! …

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Meet my latest client: the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

I want to tell you about my latest client, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. I worked with them this summer on a super fun project and you’re going to love the topic: Christmas! I can’t tell you much yet because the project is still in progress, but I can share some of the …

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Washi Tape DIY Christmas Candles – Cute and Cozy!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is decorating our house to feel super festive and cozy. Chicago gets dark at 4:30 PM in wintertime (sigh) so I like using candles to add a warm glow and create a happy mood …especially these modern and whimsical DIY Christmas candles using washi tape and …

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GIVEAWAY: “‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y” Craft Book of Christmas creations

It’s mid-November and high time to really start cranking on Christmas decorations and gifts. Enter to win the ‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y craft book filled with super cute Christmas ideas to make out of inexpensive craft felt. Keep reading to see how to enter!

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