Monday, December 12, 2011

{Magazine Monday} Easy Gift for Kids to Make

I love, , LOVE this idea!
This comes, once again, from a Martha Stewart Kids issue (Winter 2004). I really wish they could bring these issues back! :o) This is a hankie that kids have drawn on with fabric crayons to create a personal, sentimental gift. Quick, easy, won't break the bank, and so so thoughtful. This is definitely on my list of things to do this year!

Friday, December 9, 2011

{Friday Fave} Etsy Christmas Finds

I love homemade Christmas items.
When I was little the nativity set my Mom put out every year was a ceramic one that my Grandma made. The ornaments on the tree were mixed with ones my Grandma and Tias made. And, eventually when we were big enough my Mom bought some ornaments for us to color too. Not all of us have the time to make handmade things but I rounded up a few handmade Christmas items for you from Etsy to add that homemade touch without the work! ;o)

This ornament is from Risky Beads. I love it! You could even use it as a tag for a family gift and then the tag would also be a gift.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{Tutorial} DIY Bracelet

I made this bracelet quite a while back already and never got around to posting the pictures I had taken to share with you. This is a super easy and inexpensive project! The belt I used was thrifted but you could also use an old one that you already have. The main thing to look for is a belt with a buckle or rivet that screws on (please let me know if you know what this specific type of rivet is called).

Monday, December 5, 2011

{Magazine Monday} Matchbox Advent Calendar

We are already a few days into December (yikes!)
but if you still want to make an advent calendar, I think this is a great one. I love that the treats are small and the boxes reveal a nice picture as you're counting down. This idea is from Martha Stewart Kids Volume 2. The Martha Stewart Kids issues are no longer produced (BOO) but I still have my old issues and look back at them often. Head on over for the instructions!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

{Creationz} Ho Ho Ho Printable

Hi everybody!
 I know I have been MIA...
BUT...I am back with a gift!
I made this printable which you can download here and print it out, stick it in a frame, give as a gift, or keep as a gift for yourself to use as Christmas decor. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving
 and I hope this printable gets you in the holiday spirit!
Please note the printable is for personal use only.


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Friday, December 2, 2011

{Friday Fave} Teeny Tiny Donuts

How adorable is this?!!!
Omgosh, when I found this via Pinterest I fell in love! LOL :D
Seriously, I just couldn't believe how cute it was! I hopped on over to The Unconfidential Cook to discover how they were made and you won't believe how easy they are! Head on over and check it out. 
Making these is going to be a new tradition for me and my kids on Christmas Eve. 
They're gonna be a special treat for Santa's elves! ;o)