Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Years Crafting

Back to blogging! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. It was very nice to spend some quality time by eating, sleeping, and relaxing with all the loved ones. New Years is right around the corner. Looking around, seems like a lot of bloggers are still sleeping from all that great holiday cooking! After looking through countless blogs for a New Years crafting project, I resorted to Martha for ideas. Here's some great New Years kids crafts ideas for those who are awake!

new years crafts

Kids New Years Party Hats

new years kids crafts

Kids Confetti Eggs

Let me know if anyone has special New Years crafting ideas. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Crafty Christmas Project Ideas

Looking for some crafty ideas for your kids to do during the winter vacation? Here are two blog postings that have recommended crafty ideas:

Fun Crafts for the Holiday Vacation includes directions for these fun activities you can do with your kids:


The Best Handmade Christmas Ornaments showcases unique crafty ornament ideas for the Christmas season:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Crafty Christmas Centerpieces

I know, I know, Christmas is next week! I finally managed to find some decent Christmas centerpiece ideas from the web. Let me know what you guys think!

Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Centerpiece
Christmas Centerpiece

Cranberry and Pine Basket

Create a Christmas Centerpiece with Kevin Ray

Designing Dream Spaces with Kevin Ray at Pacific Coast Home & Garden Demonstrates How to Make a Christmas Centerpiece.

Crafty Christmas Coasters

Just came across these cute little coasters and it may be another last minute one I may squeeze into the list for the week. Gretchen provides step-by-step instructions on her blog to make these adorable and functional crafts:
Altered Christmas Coasters

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Crafty Christmas Tree Skirt - O Christmas Tree!

The countdown is now at 12 days until Christmas and I just bought my Christmas tree! I was surfing around looking for some crafty projects that I can do with the kids to decorate. We have a lot of heirloom ornaments and have even hung some of the 2007 crafty ones. We reused last year's star and lighting. But what we needed to really tie everything together was a great new tree skirt. The old one just had to go. So why not create one with the family that we can use and reuse for years to come? Here are a couple of Christmas tree skirts I am considering - I know, I'd better hurry! :)

Here's an heirloom tree skirt that is easy to make for the whole family and will leaving lasting impressions. I found it on

Super Easy Heirloom Tree Skirt - perfect if you have a lot of kids!

Christmas tree skirt craft

Christmas tree skirt craft

Christmas Tree Skirt Patterns - these are a little more involving but the patterns are just amazing!

Basic Directions on How to Make a Satin or Velvet Christmas Tree Skirt

Here's a few more from - the site has step-by-step directions as well:

Christmas Tree Skirt

christmas tree skirt

christmas tree skirt

What do you guys think? Have you guys come across some really neat Christmas tree skirts?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Most Amazing Crafty Advent Calendar

I just had to post this advent calendar as it is just marvelous as a gift to a special one during this time of year. A little more complex for children, but with some parent supervision, you guys can probably manage to make something similar. Anyways, this posting is great and goes in step-by-step detail (with pictures) how to make your very own best advent calendar. A great crafty project = great crafty gift! What do you guys think?


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cute Coin Carry

I just came across this awesome craft blog and this posting was absolutely adorable and so functional. It's a coin purse making kit that is for the beginner crafter so pretty much anyone can make one. I haven't tested it out yet, but I plan to soon. You can purchase it directly from the Maker Store. Let me know what you guys think :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Monster Craft Idea

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Got kids who love monsters? I came across this great blog post today: Monster Art! and thought they were just lovely for any kid who is not scared away by them. They are plushy and are created by talented artist Lizette Greco. Inspired by drawings, these monster plush crafts come to stunning life. If your kids are more on the wild side, tame them with a plush monster craft this holiday. You can view many of Lizette's work on her site.

Monster Art!