Category Archives: Holidays

Dye Eggs With Silk Ties

Use thrifted silk ties wrapped around eggs to dye them with beautiful and stunning patterns! Project from Martha. Project Materials: Raw eggs Silk ties, blouses, or boxers Cheesecloth, old nylon stockings, or old cloth to cover silk-wrapped eggs Yarn, string, … Continue reading

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Alter some Valentine Candy

After all the crafting I did for the holidays, I have been strangely un-inspired by Valentine’s day, even though it seems like it should be so inspiring! I have had a couple little projects in mind, but the day has … Continue reading

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Handmade Gifts Received

My family tries to exchange primarily handmade gifts whenever possible. We’ve found that it has helped us focus on what Christmas is really about and get away from feeling trapped by all the consumerism that surrounds the holidays. I love … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafting

I’ve been at my parents’ house all weekend. This was unplanned! We meant to come up for Friday afternoon and spend the night and drive back on Saturday, but it has been so snowy here that it’s not safe to … Continue reading

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Fill Glass Ornaments with your Stash

I’ve seen this yarn-filled glass bulb project around, but I can’t remember where I saw it last year. I was so inspired by that post author (whoever you are!) that last December I got three boxes of these glass ornaments … Continue reading

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Cute Gingerbread Decorations!

I decided to just use paint to decorate my Sister Diane salt dough ornaments instead of royal icing, and I love how they turned out! I sprayed them with shiny spray, which made a huge difference in how they look … Continue reading

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Make Holiday Pancakes!

When I was a kid, my parents made pancakes for us in the shape of our initials, or Mickey mouse. How about these fun holiday pancakes to bring cheer to your Christmas breakfast? For Santa: Make pancakes, then use one … Continue reading

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Sister Diane’s Salt Dough Recipe

Yesterday my friend and her sons came over. I took the two year-olds and made salt dough ornaments with them via Sister Diane’s recipe in her cool Christmas Zine. I added a cup of cocoa powder to one batch because … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts for Men

I like to make by hand almost all the gifts I give during the holidays. Men are usually the most difficult for me to make successful handmade gifts for! Here are a couple of suggestions: Duct Tape Wallets Duct tape … Continue reading

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Tour de Christmas Ornaments 2008

My family has always been the type that saved old ornaments and used them year after year. We usually add one or two ornaments a year. Every year when we decorate the tree, we enjoy unpacking all the ornaments we’ve … Continue reading

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