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Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's a {CrEaTiVe} CHRISTMAS!! Link-up PARTY!!!

Welcome to...
This is a chance for YOU to link-up Any or ALL of your FABULOUS Christmas Crafts, Projects, DecorRecipes, Gift Ideas...OK...pretty much ANYTHING you want... that has to do with Christmas!!  I'm excited to see ALL of YOUR FuN ideas!!!

HaPpY HoLidays!!
Grab a button if you'd like! :)



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Graham Cracker Goody-ness!

Every year my mother-in-law puts together a kit with everything needed to make these FuN graham cracker houses.  She puts graham crackers, candy,candy bars, cookies, powder sugar, 'just whites", cream of tarter, etc...and sends it to us.  I just make the frosting up...then put in baggies with decorative heads...and let the kids go at it!  They have a BLAST making and creating whatever they want.   It is so FuN to watch them!   I have listed the awesome GLUE frosting recipe below!

Frosting for Graham Cracker Houses:

First combine:

2 Tbsp. "Just Whites"
6 Tbsp. warm water

Stir gently for 2 min with wisk...then mix with mixer to soft peak stage

Then add:

3 3/4 C. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
And mix for 10 min.

Then {if you don't have cake decorating bag} cut the corner off of a  large Ziploc bag...add cake decorating tips and add frosting. HAVE FUN!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{Creative Readers} FuN ideas!

Check out these FaBuLouS projects:

First...we'll start with a couple of  BEFORE/AFTERS from Rosy Red Buttons:



LoVe them!
 Also...head on over to Rosy Red Buttons and make these CuTe {personalized}
 Love the little pocket and tulle she added!
Turn a regular ol' onesie into this AdoRaBle sweet little outfit @ Rosy Red Buttons!                                                                   

Make this AdoRaBle yarn snowman @ Craft Goodies!

Turn a floodlight into an angel @ Craft Goodies!

Learn how to make these AWESOME pinwheels @ It's a handmade life!
Thank you ladies for your submissions!! 

AND...Just a reminder...TODAY is the last day to get 30% off your Flirty Aprons order!

30% off any purchase at Flirty Aprons, code ""CYBER30"", valid 11/25-11/30


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

{Christmas} Countdown!!

Check out this FaBuLouS idea from
 She turned an old frame into a FuN Christmas Countdown with a little chalkboard paint, scrapbook paper, and vinyl!
Sooooo CUTE!!
For a complete how-to...go HERE!

 Sarah...thanks so much for sharing!


2x4 Christmas Tree! {CuTe!}

How CuTe is this?!!!

I came across this FuN 2x4 Christmas Tree @ Under My Umbrella...and LoVe it!!  CuTe, Simple, and Inexpensive!! {LoVe those kind of projects!}

You can check out a complete!!
Also...she is giving away a free kit to make hurry and go enter!!

Melinda...thanks so much for sharing!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

{CuTe and Simple} Christmas Countdown!

Here is a CuTe and {simple} magnetic Christmas Countdown idea that I came across @

She used a piece of sheet metal...Mod Podge...scrapbook paper... magnets and ribbon! 
{TIP:  I have seen smaller {inexpensive} pieces of sheet metal in the roofing section @The Home Depot!}

For a complete how-to...go HERE!

Becca...thanks so much for sharing!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

{Log Snowman}

Isn't he FuN! My mom's ward actually made these a couple years ago...and I just think they are too cute, so I had to share! My 2 year old loves to go up to him and poke his eyes and mouth. :)
To make him: All you need is 3 different sized logs, painted white, 7 med. sized buttons, 2 large buttons, a piece of orange craft foam cut in the shape of a carrot, 2 twigs from your yard, a dollar store hat, and a scarf made from fleece fabric. Then... just glue the wood logs together with wood glue...and glue the buttons on with hot glue... drill holes {at an angle} in the middle layer of log...and stick your sticks in! Sooo EaSy! Wouldn't he be CuTe sitting on your front porch greeting your guests?!! :)
HaVe FuN!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Super C*U*T*E Snowman Donuts!

How FuN are these??!! I was sooo excited when I came across this idea @ A Little Tipsy...where she came across it @ Creative Gift & Party Ideas !
When I showed these to my daughter...she loved them...and wanted to take them for her school Christmas party. And...I was thinking... these would also be perfect for neighbor goody plates!
All I used powder sugar donuts...and frosting. could use...a carrot for the nose...and mini choc. chips. Either way... they would be AdoRaBle!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament!

Start off with 7 Popsicle sticks...
Cut all but 2 to the same dimensions above. {I use tree pruning shears to cut mine.}

Cut scrapbook paper out with exact-o knife. {I have made some without paper...and they turned out CuTe too.}...

Mod Podge the paper to the sticks...

Turn the sticks face down and glue the 2 sticks that go across...

then glue your bottom sticks on...

then when dry...flip your sled over and glue on your header stick...

then...when dry...flip sled back over...and glue some jute for the handle!

And there you have it!!!
These are really fun to make. They would be a blast to make with your kiddos!! One year I made these and used them instead of tags for all of my Christmas presents. {when I had a little more time :) } I just wrote on the sled with a perm. marker! Also... I have learned that you could use hot glue if you want...but when I went to get my ornaments out the following year...they didn't stay glued. Sooo...I use clear Tacky Glue instead.
HaVe FuN!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Y*U*M*M*Y wreath idea!

Doesn't this look DeLiCiouS!! Cheryl @ A Pretty Cool Life made this YuMMy wreath by using a foam wreath form, hot glue, and a-Lotta GuMdRoPs! How stinkin' CuTe is that! Wouldn't this be a FuN project to make with your kiddos!
For a complete how-to on how Cheryl made this...go HERE!
Cheryl...thanks so much for sharing this Fabulous idea!
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