One project I’ve been pondering for years is making my own Advent calendar. So I hopped online for ideas, found the gorgeous Flickr pool of handmade Advent treasures, got good and inspired.
DIY Christmas Advent Calendar
So time and logic aside, let’s talk Advent Calendars. There are plenty of nice ones you could buy from any store, but come on, if I can make one, you can make one. And my DIY Advent Calendar will cost you less money and look that much cuter on display in your house.
Beaded Star Christmas Tree Ornaments
These beaded Christmas tree star ornaments look beautiful and are a quick, easy, mess-free craft that children can make (or help make). You need only a few supplies and a few minutes and you’ll have your tree looking starry! Supplies needed: pipe cleaners pony beads Instructions: 1. String 10 beads on a pipe cleaner. Double […]
Make Your Own Christmas Angel Decorations with the Kids
It’s already November and time to start thinking about the Christmas decorations. I love making my own decorations, whether they involve pine cones and glitter or just simple things that kids can make. These Christmas Angel decorations are great for placing on the windowsill, mantelpiece, or for your angel at the top of the tree. […]
Last Minute Hallway Decorating Tips for Christmas
With the holidays upon us, it’s time to get out the tinsel and start decorating your tree if you haven’t already. However, when it comes to making your home look festive, there’s one area that usually gets overlooked – the hallway. Setting a festive feel from the moment your guests arrive is a brilliant way […]
Review of Fast, Fun & Easy Christmas Decorations: Festive Fabric Keepsakes to Create & Embellish by Linda Johansen
Fast, Fun & Easy Christmas Decorations: Festive Fabric Keepsakes to Create & Embellish by Linda Johansen is filled with great simple ideas that I call investable crafts. I say this because the crafts will last for years. Some of my favorites in the book are the fabric wreath, fabric boxes, and the array of ornaments. Most of the projects involve several steps including cutting, sewing, ironing and arranging.