Posted under: DIY holiday gifts



Free printable “Bag of Kisses” for Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2014

Big news, y’all!! I was chosen to be a Design Contributor on the I Heart Nap Time Creative Team this year! I first got to know Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time when I designed a set of party printables for her daughter’s first birthday party, and later …

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Free printable "Bag of Kisses" for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day heart peppermint candy pops

January 8, 2014

Do you have leftover miniature candy canes at your house? I sure do. Somehow I buy too many every year and I never know what to do with the extras after Christmas! Well, I found the perfect solution this year. Just turn them into Valentine’s …

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Valentine's Day heart peppermint candy pops - made with leftover mini candy canes from Christmas!

Links I’m Loving: Twas (almost!) the night before Christmas

December 20, 2013

It’s very nearly Christmas, and I’m really in the Christmas spirit this year (thanks to snow, surprise cupcakes, loads of Christmas orders, and gifts sent in the nick of time, just to name a few holly jolly things!). So of course this week’s links must have a …

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Links I'm Loving: Christmas gift ideas, recipes and crafts

DIY Christmas ornaments made from candy

December 16, 2013

These (literally) sweet little ornaments are a snap to make, using wintery peppermints, Christmassy gumdrops, and my favorite… sprinkles! 1. Peppermints and Red Hots wreath by Martha Stewart with instructions available at Fancy House Road 2. Sprinkles ornament via Little Gray Fox 3. Gum drop …

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DIY Christmas ornaments made with candy!

Cinnamon applesauce Christmas ornaments

December 12, 2013

I make Christmas ornaments to give as gifts every year, and this year – spoiler alert, friends and family! – I’ll be making these cinnamon applesauce hearts. I love their sweet, rustic style; I love the smell of cinnamon and cloves;  and I really love how easy …

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Cinnamon applesauce Christmas ornaments

DIY paper straw snowflakes

December 10, 2013

Paper straws aren’t just for parties! You can use them for crafting, too, to make things like these sweet little paper straw snowflakes. Isn’t this an adorable idea?! It would be a perfect gift topper as shown, or you could add a loop of ribbon …

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Easy DIY paper straw snowflakes. Perfect for a gift topper, as an ornament, or grouped together on a wall!

Peppermint Rice Krispies treats on a stick

December 5, 2013

It’s no secret – food on a stick is always a huge hit! So I love these grab ‘n go peppermint Rice Krispies treats on a stick by Shugary Sweets. They’re made with candy cane flavored Jello pudding mix and mini peppermint marshmallows, then dipped …

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Peppermint Rice Krispies treats on a stick

“Can of Snow” – Free printable and faux snow recipe

December 2, 2013

This “can of snow” is the sweetest and thriftiest little gift ever! You can make any child’s Christmas a white one. : ) All it takes is a paint bucket, the free printable label that I designed for HowDoesShe, and a batch of faux snow (which I …

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Free printable can of snow (and recipe for faux snow) - a wonderful and thrifty holiday gift!

Washi tape Christmas crafts

November 21, 2013

Washi tape is such a great crafting supply because it’s so versatile and easy to use – not to mention it comes in the most adorable colors and patterns! For Christmas, break out the red and green washi and make some of these simple and …

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Washi tape Christmas crafts

Free printable card and tea packet set – a sweet gift for a friend

November 18, 2013

A chat over a cup of hot tea or a heartfelt, handwritten note can go a long way to cheer up a friend! I recently designed a free printable for HowDoesShe‘s blog post, “50 ways to show you care,” that combines those two small, heartwarming gestures. This free printable …

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Free card & tea packet printable set - designed by Chickabug.com for HowDoesShe.com