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25 DIY Grandparent Gifts

Make One of These 25 DIY Grandparent Gifts

Coming up with handmade gift ideas for grandparents can be a little bit tricky, especially if you want to get your kids involved in the making process. If grandparent gifts stump you like they do me, you’ll love this list of DIY ideas from How Does She. The list includes ideas that you can make start to finish and ideas that your kids can help make, no matter what age they are. What they all have in common is that they’re sweet, sentimental, and personal. Your basic 1-2-3 punch when it comes to grandparent gifts.

10 Christmas Ornaments to Make with Your Kids

10 Christmas Ornaments to Make with Your Kids

Need something to entertain the kiddos at Thanksgiving or your tree trimming party? Set up an ornament-making table! They’ll love seeing their creations on your tree, and maybe you can sneak in a few minutes for grown up talk and a mugful of nog while they’re crafting. Some of these kid-made ornaments may require more supervision than others, so choose the one that will work best for your kids.

10 FREE Thanksgiving Printables

10 Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving is just over a week away. If you’re still working out your tablescape and decorations, these free Thanksgiving printables can help you pull together something sweet on the cheap and do it in a flash.

Make a scrap fabric house ornament

Make Felt and Fabric Scrap House Ornaments

Bust your stash to make these cute little house ornaments for your Christmas tree. Minki’s Work Table made these sweet ornaments, and I love the clever way that she used an envelope as her house pattern. Her house ornaments are made from felt, but you could really use any medium or heavy weight fabric for these. Denim or corduroy would look nice for the house, especially if you choose cheery contrasting scraps to make the doors, windows, etc.

10 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

10 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Can you believe it’s time to plan for Thanksgiving? I’m still recovering from Halloween! Thanksgiving is just about three weeks away, and if you want a handmade tablescape, now is a good time to get started. Check out these beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces to help get you started.

Make cardboard box spider Halloween decorations

Make Recycled Cardboard Box Spider Halloween Decorations

This is a fun Halloween decoration idea. MollyMoo used small cardboard boxes that held ginseng capsules, but you could mix up your box sizes for a whole family of cute spider Halloween decorations.

10 DIY Trick or Treat Bags

10 Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Want to make your kid a trick or treat bag that’s as cool as his Halloween costume? Sure, a paper grocery bag will do the trick, but if you have some extra time on your hands you can whip up something extra special. The best part? Your kid can use these treat bags year after year.

Doctor Who TARDIS Costume

Make a Doctor Who Costume Complete with a TARDIS

My husband and I are huge fans of Doctor Who. We await each new episode impatiently, and watching the new Who is our Sunday night ritual while the season is on. When I was researching my roundup of toddler costume ideas, I came across this Doctor Who family costume that’s so wonderful I had to share it all on its own. Reese Dixon transformed her son’s wheelchair into a TARDIS, and his Matt Smith costume is spot on. I’m getting all emotional looking at it again as I write this. It’s just so good.

10 Toddler Halloween Costumes

10 DIY Toddler Halloween Costumes

I know: Halloween feels like it’s still pretty far off, but if you’re planning to make your kid a costume, it’s probably a good idea to at least get your idea together now. Planning a costume for a toddler is tricky, because you might have trouble explaining why he needs to wear a mask or keep a hat on. Keep your toddler’s personality in mind when you choose the DIY toddler costume you want to make. You’ll both have a happier Halloween!

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