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Winter DIY projects that look handmade, not homemade ⛄

Heart Alphabet Letters Handmade for Valentine’s Day

I really love these simple heart alphabet letters that I turned into handmade Valentine’s Day cards for the kids. Not only is the woven-heart look pretty cool looking but they were also super easy to make. See how to make your own personalized heart letter initials to make cards or wall art for Valentine’s Day. …

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Free Printable 2021 New Year’s Eve Party Hats

UPDATED FOR 2021 – Get my free printable 2021 New Year’s Eve Party Hat template PDF below. This free printable 2021 New Year’s Eve Party Hat template was inspired by my clock-obsessed toddler, Elise. By request, I updated last year’s free printable New Year’s Eve hat template to update it in pink, yellow, purple, and …

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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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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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Pretend Campfire and S’mores Craft: Indoor Camping Play Set

Make an interactive pretend campfire and s’mores play set to bring camping fun indoors, rain or shine! This cute paper craft project features a toasty campfire with wood-grain logs surrounded by a stone ‘safety’ ring for kids to toast pretend marshmallows until they’re golden brown. Keep reading to see how to download the free printable …

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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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Ice Skating Cake with Ice Skate Topper Template

Here’s the ice skating cake with a fondant ice skate cake topper that I made for Elise’s 10th birthday party. I covered her ice skating birthday cake with turquoise frosting and clear sanding sugar to make it look cold. This number 10 cake for her double-digit birthday by making a template for the number one …

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DIY Valentine’s Day Jokes Cards for Kids

Get ready for your school’s Valentine’s Day party with these clever and cute DIY Valentine’s Day Jokes Cards for kids! These valentines jokes make great handmade classroom valentines and lunchbox notes. These printable valentines cards feature 18 different silly Valentine’s Day jokes like: “What should you say to a magical unicorn on Valentine’s Day?” “What …

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Mini heart cakes pops valentines desserts

Make these mini heart cakes for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day! These little treats are filled with vanilla cake, covered in melted pink chocolate, and topped with edible fondant monogram letters and heart sprinkles. Mini heart cakes pops make an easy Valentine’s Day dessert idea for your kids, husband, and friends that’s fun and easy …

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Football Party Ideas: Football player coasters craft for kids

Looking for football party ideas for the upcoming Super Bowl? Today’s football craft is a guest post from my six-year-old son who’s sharing how to make Perler Bead football players that double as handy DIY drink coasters. Kids can make this football coasters craft for a Super Bowl party or any football-themed party. My artsy …

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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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Free printable valentine: XOXO You & Me

Give your sweetie this free printable Valentine’s Day card: XOXO You & Me, Forever and Ever with arrows and hearts. It’s a simple and meaningful valentine with lots of love that’s perfect modern Valentine’s Day card for husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. I made the XOXO on the front using illustrated arrows that look hand-drawn. …

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Classic Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe with Jewel-Osco Home Grocery Delivery #JewelDelivers

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jewel-Osco to celebrate its new home delivery service in Chicagoland. All opinions and text are mine. #JewelDelivers #ad Hey Chicagoans, were you as taken by surprise as I was by last week’s snow? ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ The temperature dip down to wintertime levels makes …

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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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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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