Happy Mardi Gras! French for “Fat Tuesday,” this colorful holiday is rich in tradition and fun to share with kids of all ages. No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without festive masks adorned with sequins and feathers. To get your child involved in this year’s Mardi Gras celebration, follow these steps from Parents Connect to make your own masks using paper plates, embellishments and Amazing EcoGlue. Continue reading →
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Winter vacation has always been one of my favorite times of year to try new craft projects. The slow, winter days are perfect for staying indoors, turning on some cheerful music, and crafting for hours at a time.
My latest project is perfect for a winter day spent indoors, and it’s a great project to share with family members who may be home for the holidays. I found inspiration from bloggers Lemonista and The Naked Baker who shared their simple instructions and tips for these cute DIY snow globes. Continue reading →
This holiday season, I wanted to give unique homemade gifts. I set out in search of inspiration for a fun, easy, and inexpensive gift instead of settling with the usual cookie platter.
I came across this eco-friendly and simple project for “Santa Bottles” using recycled Frappucino bottles. By the time you’re done with the bottles, they’ll not only be great gifts, but they’ll be cute and decorative candy holders too. Continue reading →
The holidays are upon us, and that means it’s time to pull last year’s decorations out of storage and take inventory. Somewhere between carefully wrapping ornaments and not-so-carefully putting away boxes in the garage, attic or basement, it seems that more than a few ornaments will end up damaged. Continue reading →
The guests are coming! You’ve spent months preparing for the holidays, and now family and friends will be arriving in just a few days. In our earnest efforts to get the house in tip-top shape, the area often neglected — the entryway — is also the most important. The first impression that visitors gather stepping in the door sets the tone for the entire house.
It’s the little touches that make an entryway feel warm and inviting. Most likely, you’ve already hung a holiday wreath outside, but what about the inside hallway or foyer? Surprisingly, it’s easy to dress up this space with a few quick and easy DIY projects. This week, we’re excited to share two projects from Michael’s and Better Homes and Gardens that you can put together in no time!
Make the Entryway Shine with a Holiday Mirror
If you already have a mirror resting on a hallway console or hanging on the wall, why not give it a festive touch? This easy project from Michael’s takes less than 30 minutes to complete and will leave a great first impression on your guests.
What you’ll need:
- Amazing Goop Craft Adhesive
- Lightweight ornaments
- Beaded garland and colorful ribbon
- Shape the ribbon and glue it to the upper half of the mirror as shown. (Choose ribbon colors that match your holiday decor.)
- Place beaded garland over the ribbon and secure in place, using clip-on objects (such as butterflies, pictured) and Amazing Goop craft adhesive.
- Glue ornaments in place as shown.
Evergreen Card Display
Looking for a project to dress up an entryway table? This Evergreen Card Display from Better Homes and Gardens is not only decorative, but perfect for displaying the last batch of cards to arrive in the mail.
What you’ll need:
- Evergreen branches
- Mini pinecones
- A metal urn or bucket
- E-6000 Glue
- Place evergreen branches in the metal urn or bucket.
- Use a small dab of E-6000 glue to attach mini pinecones to evergreen branches.
- Place cards within the branches, arranged in a decorative fashion.
- Add a festive touch of holly or a large pinecone.
For more ideas for adding last-minute touches to the home, check out 18 Vibrant DIY Holiday Decorations. Happy holidays!
Photo credit: Woman’s Day
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