In my house, holidays are full of food giving. It might not be too friendly on the waistline but if there's any time of year to indulge, it's now! Come November, I stock up on pounds of chocolate because everyone requests this chocolate bark every year. It's not any chocolate bark, mind you, but a dazzling display of deliciousness melted into one decadent bite. Sweet dried fruits, candied ginger, and sea salt flakes mimic jewels and diamonds and create a gourmet chocolate bark a step up from the traditional!
Ahh, toilet paper tubes. Why are we crafters so addicted to saving these things?! In an effort to liberate you from some of those stored up t.p. rolls, I've made this nutcracker favor that holds sweet peppermints hiding inside. They would be so cute sitting at each table setting for your holiday meal. Your guests can bust through the top or bottom tissue to get the candies inside!
When Lisa Borotkanics, the woman in charge of decorating the Walt Disney World resort, told me that I could make really fun Minnie Mouse Christmas tree ornaments, I took note! (See more of Lisa’s decorating tips here)
With a little glitter and sparkly paper, my inexpensive craft store finds became magical Minnie Mouse ornaments that made my daughters giggle with delight.
There's nothing more satisfying for me than seeing my daughter play with toys that I have made for her. Stacking blocks are such an easy and accessible toy for parents to make for their little ones, and blocks are such a great toys for babies from the age of about 12 months for building hand eye coordination skills. At this age babies naturally start to learn to organize, balance, and stack.
Now my Little Miss is no longer a toddler, and graduated from stacking blocks some years ago, but that didn't stop her from saying awwwww and playing with these blocks for a few moments before she moved on to her Lego pile!!
Let's Make Blocks...
Learn how to make custom holiday ornaments using glitter and floor polish or make custom colors with acrylic paints. Follow the easy tutorial with this Disney Story.
I love the mix of papers, ribbons, colors and boxes under the Christmas tree. Every year I like to make a little something special to include with the presents. Last year I made eight new stockings. This year I made personalized photo gift tags.
The quickest and easiest way for me to print pictures is using my iPhone to print directly to my Envy 5530 printer. As my kids LOVE looking at pictures of themselves, these tags add an extra little delight when my daughters search for their presents.
In this tag, I turned my daughter into a snowgirl…