Happy almost-New-Year’s-Eve, Dollar Store Moms! It has been so much fun sharing crafty, food, and parenting tips with you. We love reading your comments and seeing which tutorials and roundups speak to you. With 2014 wrapping up, we thought that it would be fun to share your favorite posts from this year. Was your favorite on the list? Tell us in the comments!
Merry Christmas! Now that gifts are open, and you looking for an activity to do with the kids? Growing a Jeweled Rose shows you how to make your own gingerbread puffy paint. Your kids can help mix the paint, then use it to make all kinds of puffy art. I know, I know: nothing is open today. But this paint recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and your medicine cabinet.
Hi, My name is August, but my three older brothers call me Auggie. This is my first holiday season! Let me tell you what I’ve learned about holiday traditions so far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve called my son The Little Prince since he was born, and I love the idea of a birthday crown that he can wear year after year. Kuka & Bubu designed this super simple felt crown with interchangeable numbers that would be simple to customize for your own kid’s tastes. The back of the crown ties with ribbon, so you can resize it easily, and the numbers attach with Velcro. I think that the numbers from previous years would make super sweet keepsakes, too!
Turn an old pair of frames into 3D glasses that actually work! Julie Finn at Crafting a Green World shares how she and her girls made 3D glasses using run of the mill craft supplies. You might even have what you need in your crafty stash already!