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DIY Valentine’s Day gifts kids can make

Jan 6, 2021 Looking for different and creative DIY Valentine’s Day gifts kids can make? Here are ten easy crafts that will bring joy to your Valentine. ~700 words

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How to make a mask with bias tape

Apr 4, 2020 Now that we should all be wearing masks in public, and since elastic is in short supply, I spotted a need for fabric masks made with bias tape. Here’s a quick tutorial on how we make ours. ~300 words

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How to make a paper pinwheel

Feb 21, 2020 Looking for an easy DIY craft that you can make in minutes? These paper pinwheels are the perfect craft project for any age. ~400 words

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DIY Valentine’s Day Wreaths

Feb 1, 2020 Looking for a fun DIY Valentin’s Day wreath you can make in a snap? Here are several you can either do yourself or get your kids involved in making. ~600 words

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Valentine’s Day treat boards

Jan 16, 2020 Fun DIY Valentine’s Day treat boards that any busy mom can put together in a snap. These are perfect for class parties or Galentine’s Day. ~400 words

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Cricut DIY pink and silver Valentines treat jar (with hand-lettered SVG)

Jan 8, 2020 These Cricut DIY pink and silver Valentine’s treat jars are the perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day. ~600 words

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Christmas tree cupcakes

Oct 29, 2019 Get the kids in the kitchen with you to kick off the holiday season. How fun are these easy DIY Christmas tree cupcakes? Your kids will love making them. ~300 words

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Girl Scout Grinch Christmas Ornaments

Oct 28, 2019 Get ready for the holidays with How the Grinch Stole Christmas DIY Christmas ornaments. Perfect for your next Girl Scout meeting or movie night. ~300 words

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Easy homemade ice cream in the KitchenAid

Jul 8, 2019 Do you have a KitchenAid mixer at home? Grab a KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment, and start making homemade ice cream in minutes. ~300 words

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DIY recycled-material fire starters

Jun 28, 2019 Bring these easy-to-make fire starters with you on your next camping trip to make fire building that much easier. ~400 words

DIY Flamingo Thumb Tacks

20 flamingo DIY craft projects

May 22, 2019 Flamingos are making a comback. These 70s iconic lawn tropies are now fun pink birds that make a statement. Here are 20 easy and fun DIY flamingo projects. ~300 words

Rock Bag

Kindness matters: How we are spreading kindness

Dec 4, 2017 Making “Kindness Rocks” is a fun way to get girls engaged, create conversations, and spread kindness. ~400 words

Canvas Art

Easy Valentine no-paint canvases

Jan 29, 2015 Getting ready for the holidays can be a lot of fun. We do a fair amount of entertaining, so I like to keep my decorations updated and fresh. With our impeding move, I need to keep things simple. Working with… ~300 words

Planes movie wrapping paper

Planes DIY gift wrap and travel bags #PlanestotheRescue

Dec 22, 2014 I might have been the last one to see Planes, Fire and Rescue. My husband took our oldest daughter to see it in the theater when the movie first came out. I’ve been waiting not so patiently for it to… ~300 words

Wreaths ready to decorate

Balsam Hill home and holiday decorating

Dec 12, 2014 A few weeks ago, I had never heard of Balsam Hill. Now, I can’t get enough. From their beautiful showroom in Burlingam to talk of their charitable contributions, Balsam Hill has become a household name. I was invited to… ~300 words

Easy fall crafts for kids: button pumpkin

Oct 28, 2014 I love holidays because I get to make fun projects with my kids. Walking through the craft store last week, Emma said she wanted to make pumpkins. After looking through my Halloween stash, I found the perfect project that I… ~500 words

Mickey Mouse Halloween DIY crafts

Sep 22, 2014 Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. For the last few years, we’ve been going to Disneyland during the Halloween festivities. Last year, we attended Mickey’s Halloween Party for the first time. We typically go sometime in October. It’s the… ~600 words

Mickey & Minnie Valentine Cookies

Feb 11, 2013 If your kids love Mickey and Minnie as much as mine do, you might be interested in making these easy Valentine’s Day cookies. The Mickey and Minnie heart cookies are a huge hit around here. My daughter couldn’t wait to… ~300 words

Homemade salt-dough Christmas ornaments

Nov 30, 2012 It’s been raining like crazy, and we’ve spent a lot of times indoors this week. We’ve had a week full of Christmas projects around here. Earlier this week, we made a canvas hand print tree and a Christmas tree made ~300 words

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Kid-friendly Christmas crafts: O Button Tree

Nov 29, 2012 As a kid, I remember a decorative Christmas tree that my grandmother and mother made together. I have always loved that tree. It has buttons and costume jewelry in the shape of a tree. I am lucky to have that… ~300 words