Tag Archives: easy

DIY a fast, fun and festive Mardi Gras Wreath

Believe it or not, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is next Tuesday! Today’s DIY Mardi Gras wreath is easy and colorful, just like Mardi Gras. Fringed tissue paper always reminds me of piñatas and parties, and I decided that a … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day craft for kids: Origami Heart Wreath

I have a special guest today sharing a fun, Valentine’s Day craft for kids of all ages – an Origami Heart Wreath.  My daughter is an origami ninja and when she heard I was looking for a new idea for … Continue reading

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Make a Sparkling, Winter Snowflake Wreath with dollar store snowflakes

After a weather delay in Chicago last night, I am happy to be home from the CHA Show. It’s been a mild winter around here and it’s easy to forget the hazards of wintertime travel. We’ve had too few of … Continue reading

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What colors would you use to make Felt Pine Cone Ornaments?

Like I said earlier this week, it’s time for easy, DIY Christmas decorations. And nothing is easier than crafting with felt for Christmas – just cut, glue and go. No fraying or messy threads, and the texture is soft and cozy, … Continue reading

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A too-cute, Skiing Penguin Christmas Ornament

Christmas is closing in, and it’s time for easy Christmas crafts. Whether you’re looking for DIY Christmas decorations or handmade gift ideas, Christmas ornaments are a favorite Christmas craft. I’m starting with these cute-as-can-be Skiing Penguin Ornaments. Adorable, right? A … Continue reading

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A sweet, Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Christmas Wreath

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day, and that you’re still snacking on leftovers. Mmmm . . .  Patty Schaffer is back today with another sweet Christmas craft – she made more Glittered Gumdrops, this time in a smaller size, … Continue reading

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How to make Glittered Gumdrop Ornaments (and the winners!)

Who else pulls out the Christmas craft supplies when the family gathers for Thanksgiving? I’m in charge of our “Thanksgiving Craftermath” and it’s a lot of fun. If you’d like to plan a little Thanksgiving craft hour with your family, … Continue reading

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A Christmas craft for kids: Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree

Chenille stems + kids = a fun and easy Christmas craft that kids can make. The kids will have a blast shaping wired and fuzzy chenille stems into coils, and then decorating their very own tree with the coils. Patty … Continue reading

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How to make easy, Needle-Felted Holiday Trees

The Festival of Trees continues today with these cozy and colorful, Needle-Felted, Tabletop Christmas Trees. If you’ve always wondered how to needle felt, these Felted Christmas Trees are an easy DIY. Starting with a shape of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam as … Continue reading

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An easy, four-step Snowflake Christmas Ornament

Gather your paper, punch, pin, repeat. In a nutshell, that’s all you need to DIY a Paper Punch Snowflake Ornament. Making these Snowflake Ornaments isn’t hard, but it’s what I like to call a “TV craft.” Download a few Christmas … Continue reading

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