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.

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.

a birthday crown that grows with your little prince or princess

A Birthday Crown that Grows With Your Little Prince or Princess

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!

Make Dry Erase Ghost Votives

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Make 3D Glasses

Make 3D Glasses with Your Kids!

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!

10 Free Back to School Printables

10 Free Back to School Printables

Is your child going back to school in the next few weeks? Get organized, personalize his school supplies, and make that switch from summer to school fun with these free back to school printables!

5 Back to School Tips for middle schoolers

Back to School Tips for Middle Schoolers

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Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Moisturizer

Make Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer

This recipe for whipped coconut and green tea moisturizer will blow your mind. Or at least, it blew my little mind.