Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kids Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thanksgiving is almost here! Here are some fun ideas to keep your kids busy while you are slaving over the stove all day making Thanksgiving dinner! :)

Over at Alphamom you can print off these cute table accents for your kids to color.

Here is a fun activity placemat for the kids to do.

Or if you are going to be watching football all day (we will be here at our house) here is a fun Turkey Bowl picture to color. :) Go here to print it out.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Countdown Idea

I found this way cute idea to countdown to Christmas with a muffin tin! My kids would love this! Put some yummy candies behind each number or a fun activity to do each day. SOoo cute and easy. :) You can find two different looks and instructions here and here. These would make fun gifts too. The muffin tins are less than $5 at Walmart and I am sure you have some cute scrapbooking paper laying around right?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Table Runner and Tree Skirt

Check out this really adorable table runner and way cute tree skirt over at Moda Bake Shop! They are made by Melissa Mortensen from the Polka Dot Chair. She even gives us a tutorial on how to make them! I want both of these really bad! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

$1 Store Stocking REdO :)

Here is an adorable and easy idea (and cheap) idea from Pleasant Home. So creative! This would be a cute gift to give to friends and neighbors and put Christmas candies or cookies inside.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Free Holiday Photo Cards!

How would you like 50 FREE Photo Cards – and get shipping FREE too?? What an awesome deal. You can order 50 FREE 4X8 or 5X7 photo cards. Just go to SeeHere by Fujifilm , order your cards and use promotion code freebies4mom-1109 . I just ordered mine! The site was a little slow because everyone else knows about this deal too, I'm sure, but it is worth it! The sale goes until November 30th. Go get some free cards to send to all of your family and friends, all you have to pay for is the stamps! YAY! Merry early Christmas to us!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Diaper Cake

I made this Diaper Cake for my Sister-in-Law at her baby shower. This was the first one I have ever made and I think it turned out pretty cute! I might start selling these down the road, they are so fun to make! I have some other cute ideas to make with diapers too, I will post those when I find the time to actually make them! :)

Lollipops on Top :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall is here!

I found these adorable fall ideas over at Heartland Paper. So stinkin' cute. I really gotta make time to make these. I especially love the wreath. I don't know why but I am really into wreaths this year. I want to put them on every wall of my house. :)

Fall Wall Hanger

Fall hanger

To make this on your own, you will need:
8 heavy weight patterned papers (we used My Mind's Eye)
4 5x7 photos
"FALL" die cut lettering (we cut ours using the QuicKutz silhouette)
1 sheet of 12X12 Autumn shape stickers by Reminisce
1 sheet of Autumn words stickers by Reminiscec
1 dowel
2 dowel caps
Jump rings
Brown Ink Pad
Corner Rounder
Small Hole punch
Pop Dots
Assorted Ribbons

Cut patterned papers to 5x7 cards, round corners of papers and photos.
Lay out papers and photos in desired order.
Using pop dots, adhere lettering to cards
Place stickers as desired or as shown in photograph
Punch holes in the center top, bottom, and sides of each card (do not punch holes in outside edges of cards) *Be careful to punch holes evenly so that they will match up from card to card.
Using jump rings, connect cards on sides and top and bottom.
Thread ribbon through jump ring connected to the top cards and tie around dowel.
Tie a variety of ribbons around dowel to add fluff!

Paper Loop Wreath: This classic wreath can bring a splash of fall color to your door. It is simple to make and can easily be customized to match your decor.
Fall Wreath Full
To make this wreath, you will need:
8-10 patterned papers
1 foam wreath base
Glue gun and glue sticks
Ribbon for tying

Cut each patterned paper into 36 1X4" strips
Staple each piece in half, forming a loop of paper
Begin gluing pieces to wreath base around the outer edge of the wreath. Overlap pieces slightly. Continue in layers until wreath is covered completely.
Fall wreath close
After entire wreath is covered, fluff loops out so they fill up the open spaces.
Attach ribbon with pins in back of wreath. Tie in bow and hang where desired.