Friday, December 30, 2011

{Kitchen Towel} Pillows

I found these CUTE kitchen towels at Walmart (only $0.49)1/2 off this week. I knew they would be great as Pillows.

Turn both towels right sides together and sew them up. Leave a hole for stuffing filler.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grandma's {Gift}

This year for Christmas, this is what we gave my mom as a Gift.

Whenever our kids leave her house they always ask for candy(or a pickle), so she can always have some on hand, I made this for her.

I spray painted the lid and the base(a candlestick holder- $0.50 @ second hand store). then used E6000 glue to glue the base onto the bottom of the glass container. Pin It

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Thank You's

I'm getting my Thank You Cards out this week.
I haven't had time to make any lately so when I was at Walmart yesterday, I took advantage of the 50% off sale.

I found this cute Holiday card set. I realized I could turn them into Thank You cards by just adding my own touch to it.

My Thank You cards.

I really liked this design so I framed it. Pin It

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Remembering the Season

Merry Christmas from the Creative Homemaker!
{Thanks Mary for this cute Nativity made of clay pots} Pin It

Saturday, December 24, 2011

{2011} Family Gifts

With the amount of family members we have on each side, we decided to do Family Gifts. Its just too much to get each person a gift.

This year I stitched a letter on a kitchen towel. Then I wrapped 2 of my homemade jams & a gift certificate inside.

I love this yummy "Candy"! Pin It

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holly n' Berries Brooch

Here's my Christmas Brooch: Holly Leaves with some "Berries".

I found the leaves at the Dollar store(Dollar Tree).

My not so pretty back. Hot glue everything onto a wooden disc. I ended up adding more leaves(& cutting some off) so that's why there is some next to the pin backing.

I used the same color rhinestone as the fabric so it blends in well. To make the rosettes go here. Pin It

Thursday, December 22, 2011

{Santa} Gift Can

I was going to recycle this can and decided it could be a cute container for a Christmas Gift.

I spray painted it red, added: buttons, leather fabric, a buckle from old belt & some treats to go inside. Pin It

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Recycled Boxes for GIFTS

I love recycling anything I can.
My friend shared this tip with me: Recycle cereal boxes(and other ones) to wrap gifts in.

I know this may be so Simple but I guess it just never came to mind.
Now I don't have to go to Walmart/Dollar Store to buy boxes. Pin It

Friday, December 16, 2011

Glittered Ornament Ball

My sister needed an ornament for her Christmas party so I made this one.

Take an ornament ball and add any sort of sticker letters to spell a word.

Put tacky glue or "glossy accents" dimensional glue to the sticker top to adhere the glitter.

Finish the other letters. Pin It

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas {2011} Gifts for Teachers

This year for the Teacher Christmas Gift, each teacher will receive something I made[jam + kleenex boxes] & something the kids made[decorated letter].




[we did a little something different for her teachers since she has 7]
Here's what I did:
Got a frame from the second hand store ($0.75)and covered it with fabric.
Bought some Walmart brand crayons and hot glued them to the fabric.
Used my heat gun to melt the crayons. Stand picture up and use heat gun in a downward position.

Then added ribbon for hanging and their name in vinyl to personalize it.

Things I think I learned to do different the next time:
1-Use "CRAYOLA" crayons
2-Use real canvas fabric or save up to buy the actual canvas
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Festive French Toast

I was making French Toast this morning and went to grab for the milk and saw the Egg Nog. I decided to try something new so I poured it in with the eggs.
Let's just say-YUMMY!
It added so much flavor. It was so good along with my homemade syrup.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Present Solution

I don't put any presents under the Christmas tree since I still have little ones that might want a "sneak peek". I have devised a plan that works for us.

Our kids think these presents are part of my Christmas Decor BUT actually they are their Christmas Presents. They sit above the kitchen cabinets to decorate the Kitchen through the month of December and I then pull them down Christmas Eve night.
If its anything bigger than what I can fit up there I put a note in a small box and make them Scavenger Hunt for it. It makes Christmas morning so fun!

I love Double Duty items!!! Pin It

Saturday, December 10, 2011

An Amazing Artist and Some Touching Christmas Video Clips

Fist of all, I found (through Pinterest) the most beautiful photography artwork of Christ. Go HERE to find the photo above, plus lots more; and order prints!! 

I have been collecting, over the last few years, Christmas video clips that I can use for Family Home Evening, Christmas devotionals and Christmas Eve. This year I've added a couple more to my "favorites" collection.

Soon I will share all my other favorite Christmas must-do's. But for now, here are the links to my SEVEN most favorite Christmas video clips, all in one place, in no particular order (on Youtube).

Merry Christmas! ENJOY!!

LET HIM IN (Michael McLean)

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

GIFTS You've Given Me

I made this for my Mom to not only let her know what she has instilled in me, but to thank her for giving me these wonderful gifts.
I took a board book from the second hand store and altered it with paper{just cut the paper to fit each page and double stick tape it down}.

Gift 1:the Gospel

Gift 2: Comfort

Gift 3: Great memories

Gift 4: Value of Work

Gift 5: Traditions

Gift 6: to Create

Gift 7: Organization

What gifts do others give to you that enrich your life? It might be nice to let them know! Pin It

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sweet Treats for Santa

When Christmas Eve comes, we use this plate for the cookies (found at the second hand store) & the cup for milk (found at Walmart) for SANTA.

I found this metal desk sign at a second hand store. I put the fabric thru the printer like I did here , attached it to cardstock & colored it with crayons. Pin It

Friday, December 2, 2011

SANTA Dollar

Something fun to frame.

Go here to buy one.
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Stories

I love this tradition of reading a different Christmas Book each night.

Our growing collection. . .

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