Thursday, December 8, 2011


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If your anything like me you LOVE making/doing crafts! I really love all types of making things.  I find I just don't have the time to do as much as I use to and I don't have the supplies saved up like I use to either.  
So, my main gold to find some great crafts that are:
Cute, Quick, Easy and Affordable! :) 
Best place I know to start is Martha Stewart, but of course. 
I will try to add something for everyone. 
"One thing I always find helpful when doing crafts and recipes from the internet, is to read the comments.  You'll find great suggestions and if there are any mistakes in the instructions." 

Great class project, I think I'll make them with them grand-baby for her pre-school class.

CHRISTMAS MICE: It's the kids who will be doing the nibbling when these sweet mice are around. A combination of two Christmas icons -- mice and candy canes.

 For the more advanced crafter, would make great gift for a person who works with Newspaper!

Shimmering Stacked Christmas Tree: This shimmering stacked tree will add a festive -- and eco-friendly -- touch to your home this holiday season.
My youngest daughter ALWAYS wants to build a Ginger Bread House, she's now 18, not sure if she'll want to this year or not.  "She even made one with a Blue Roof 2005 that was the year of Hurricane Katrina, all the houses had roof damage and had blue tarps over them. I'll try and find a picture to post."
Cookie Cottages: This is made out of graham crackers instead of gingerbread, so they're quick to build during the busy holiday season and all ingredients can be found in your local grocery store.
Next time you give a bottle of wine as a gift, dress it up with these lovely felt tree bottle covers.
  Felt Tree Bottle Covers: What a great gift not only a bottle of wine, but a keep sake that they will use again and again every year!  "I LOVE getting hand made gifts. One year a friend of mine, April, made us a hand made card. I still set it out each year, not only is it pretty it's beautiful!" 

A popular product at stores like Crate & Barrel or Pier 1, "this version costs a whole lot less."
Feather Christmas TreeThis beautiful feather tree is both a lovely Christmas decoration for the home and a wonderful Handmade Holiday gift.
Great gift to help the little ones make for their teacher. I think it would look beautiful on top of her wrapped gift.   It would have two purposes then, I am sure a school teacher and a Sunday school teacher would just LOVE one of these.
Felt Christmas CorsageFor a playful nod to the traditional Christmas pin, try these cheerful corsages. They're easy enough for a child to make but sophisticated enough for her mom to wear.

Create a Blizzard's Worth of Snowflakes

 How To Make Paper Snowflakes: Grace your panes with paper snowflakes, attaching them with poster putty. Or make a wreath of snowflakes by sticking them one at a time to a wall with poster putty. Kids can happily occupy themselves cutting out dozens of paper snowflakes.
A gift that will keep on giving through out the year! Also a great gift for those that don't have a big income, but really this is a GREAT GIFT! Give them a special day with you, to do whatever they want to do.
 Think Outside the (Gift) BoxRemember that gifts don't have to be objects. There are many luxuries that can't be wrapped but that almost anybody would love to receive: a day at a spa, a two-hour massage, dinner at a local restaurant, or tickets to the theater or even a sporting event. Or, make your own gift certificates offering services that you can offer to your loved ones, such as baby-sitting, or preparing a home-cooked meal on a busy night.

Heating Pad Tutorial

 Heating Pad Tutorial:  This is so pretty and a great gift for every adult on your list.  Plus I found 
fleece at 50% off. Make this in less then an hour and you could even make these to sale too!

Padded iPad case tutorial

"I'll keep adding crafts and DIY projects to this list."

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