Category : That’s Crafty!

My daughter was born on Halloween last year, so I’ve been thinking about what our family costume will be on and off for the last 365 days. Correction: I’ve been thinking about her costume for 365 days and only realized last week, when I was addressing her birthday invitations, that the “costumes required please” also applied to me. Whoops… (face palm). Luckily, every costume has some kind of counterpart that you can easily DIY without a PhD in Pinterest.

DIY Halloween Costume to match your kids

For Peter Pan-themed costumes

If you’re child is opting for a Peter Pan-themed costume like my little Tinkerbell, think happy thoughts! I have compiled a list of quick and easy costume ideas. No pixie dust needed because you already have most of these items at home!


Tuck black pants/leggings into white knee socks. Break a coat hanger and carry it as a hook. Wear an oversized red jacket. (You’d be surprised what you can find at secondhand stores… The power suits that were so big in the 80’s are perfect for this!) Don’t forget the hat and that killer ‘stache.


Grab a long nightgown and you’re done.

Tiger Lily

Wear a dress in any shade between taupe and brown. (There’s bound to be at least one in your closet.) Use a stretchy headband as your headdress and tuck a feather into the back of it. If it’s a little nippy, throw on a faux fur vest: Still in costume, yet fashionable and warm.


Just wear all black, you lazy bum. (No judgment.)

DIY Costume for Halloween with faux fur vest

For superhero costumes

Let’s not forget the superheroes. Every superhero has a sidekick or enemy, right? And just like when the heroes arrive to save the day, you can put these costumes together in the “Ta Da” knick of time!

Cat Woman

Don’t panic, I’m not talking about the patent leather Michelle Pfeiffer Cat Woman or the half-naked Halle Berry Cat Woman. This is a practical Cat Woman. All you need are black leggings/pants, a black shirt, and black cat ears. If you can’t find cat ears, fear not — you can make your own! Get a sample of black felt at any store that sells fabric (it should be less than a dollar), cut two triangles from it, and hot-glue them to a black headband. Meow, pussycat! You’re ready to go.

Bat Girl

You can also easily create a Bat Girl costume by cutting larger black triangles (with scalloped edges if you’re feeling fancy) and then pinning, or sewing, them from your shirt sleeve to the side of your shirt, so when you lift your arms the wings are a-flapping! Don’t forget cutting eye holes into a long piece of felt for the mask around your eyes.

Super Woman

Let’s face it. We’re moms, so we’re all basically Super Woman already, am I right? Not much of a costume. Moving on…

DIY TIger Lily Halloween Costume for mom to match Tinkerbell

For costumes for the littlest ones
King Kong and Building

You bought your kid a monkey costume and you’re not sure what to do for yourself? Make yourself into a building by wearing a shirt you don’t mind drawing black rectangles (aka windows) on and voila! You’re a tall building! You’re may not be Frank Lloyd Wright, but you did just create a building fit for a a King… Kong, that is. Roar. (There is a variation of this costume that involves wearing a box, but I don’t think that sounds very conducive to having a baby on your hip.)

Daenerys and Dragon

If you watch Game of Thrones, then you know that there is literally nothing cooler than the “Mother of Dragons.” Isn’t it serendipitous then, that there are a million children’s costumes out there that are dragons or dinosaurs? If that’s the route you went, all you need to be Daenerys is a long blond wig, a long dress, and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Winter is coming… And you’re ready for it.

DIY Halloween Costume for mom to match kids

There you have it. Whatever costume your little monster chooses probably has a complementary option or two… or a dozen! Look at Dorothy. We all know she had the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. But don’t forget about the Wicked Witch, the Good Witch, the Flying Monkeys, the Munchkins, the Angry Trees, the Wizard, Toto, the Castle Guards, and the list goes on and on. You don’t need magic spells (or even a sewing machine) to create the perfect family costume. That’s just a bunch of hocus pocus. Think outside the cauldron and don’t be afraid to get your craft on this Halloween.

Halloween is all about the kids, but why not get in on the fun? What will your family be?

This post was contributed by Claire Frost as part of Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts. You can find more from Claire on her blog, House of Frost

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Easy Button Pumpkin Crafts

We love getting crafty with our kids and with Halloween right around the corner, the pumpkin crafts are on overload. Creating an easy button pumpkin craft  — and using a little glue! — is fun for kids of all ages in fall. Even the littlest of hands can help create these projects and the finished products are sure to be cute as a button.

Easy Burlap Pumpkin Crafts

Framed pumpkin on burlap

There is no denying that burlap is “in” right now. From home decor to crafting, we see it just about everywhere! The good news? It is affordable and pretty easy to work with. It quickly adds texture to any space and automatically gives your fall decor that shabby chic look.

Easy Burlap Pumpkin Craft Ideas

1. Burlap
2. Assortment of orange and brown buttons
3. Craft glue
4. Marker
5. 8×10 frame for displaying finished project


1. Cut burlap to fit frame, leaving an extra inch on all sides. (For an 8×10 frame, cut the burlap to be 9×11.)
2. Using a dark marker, roughly sketch an outline of a pumpkin.
3. Begin gluing buttons down to fill in the pumpkin. Don’t worry about glue showing… it will dry clear! (Note: Glue will seep through the tiny holes of the burlap, so be sure to use something as a backing under your burlap to prevent damage to furniture and table top surfaces.)
4. Allow glue to dry completely.
5. Remove glass from frame. Stretch and secure the burlap onto the frame backing using tape to keep it tight.

Easy Pumpkin Halloween Cards

Button pumpkin cards

We decided to put the leftover orange buttons to good use and create another easy pumpkin craft! This time, we helped the kids make sweet little cards that would be perfect to give teachers, friends, bus drivers and coaches. They absolutely loved this project!


1. Card stock
2. Orange buttons
3. Ribbon… green for grass, if you have it.
4. Craft glue
5. Markers

1. Cut card stock to the desired size.
2. Glue a strip of ribbon to the bottom of the card as the “grass.”
3. Glue an assortment of orange buttons above the ribbon to create the pumpkins.
4. After the glue has dried, add details like stems, leaves and special messages using markers.

What kinds of cute crafts are you planning with your little ones this fall?
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5 Creative Was to Repurpose Empty Wipe Containers

Since having kids, my house has slowly become overrun with all of the typical baby gear, as expected. Something I didn’t expect? Stacks and stacks of empty wipe containers. It you’re anything like me, you get a new plastic wipe tub each and every time you buy a box of refills. Two years later, and I’ve found myself with dozens stashed away in different parts of the house.

Instead of tossing the extras, I’ve come up with a few creative ways to reuse wipe containers. Best of all? You already have all the supplies you need!

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Wipes Containers

1. Sturdy snack tote

Nobody likes a mushy banana! Empty wipe boxes are the perfect size for a snack on the go. It keeps fruit from getting bruised and crackers from getting crumbly. Every mama knows, a fed kid is a happy kid!

2. Craft supply central

We spend many afternoons coloring, painting, and gluing craft projects together at our house, so it’s nice to have all the supplies organized and accessible. The paints go in one box, brushes in another, and so on. Crafting with kids is messy, but storage doesn’t have to be!

How to Use Old Wipes Containers

3. Car quiet box

Car rides can get long (and noisy!) with a toddler in the backseat. I like to throw together a box of fun toys that keep my daughter busy. A current favorite is this bright lacing bead set. The best part is that you can also easily take these boxes into a restaurant, a doctor appointment or a play date easily!

4. Trusty treasure box

Anybody else have a kiddo who loves collecting “treasures” throughout the day? My daughter gets to keep whatever can fit in her box and once the box is full, she has to decide which items to keep and which items to cut. It keeps her “treasures” manageable and mess to a minimum!

Playtime Wipes for Baby Dolls

5. Perfect pretend play

This is the most obvious use for the box, but my daughter just loves pretending to diaper her dolls. Simply find a scrap of fabric (t-shirt, handkerchief, etc), cut it into strips, and voila! Just like mommy!

What are some ways you like to repurpose baby items?
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3 Fun and Easy Father's Day Crafts Father’s Day is just around the corner and nothing says Father’s Day like a homemade gift! Moms aren’t the only ones who adore those sweet little hand print covered art projects or hilarious questionnaires. Celebrate your favorite dad by encouraging your little ones to create a special Father’s Day craft with their own personal touch. Here are three fun and easy craft ideas that children of all ages can create, and dad will be sure to love on his big day.

DIY Personalized Father's Day Platter

Personalized Platter

Creating a personalized platter is easier than you think. This is a fun way to incorporate those cute little hand prints or footprints into a piece of artwork that dad can use all the time. We purchased a simple white platter from a local dollar store and used Pinterest as our inspiration to come up with something we knew dad would enjoy.

– White plate or platter
– Acrylic paint
– (2) 1/2-inch paint brushes
– Sharpies
– Smock or old t-shirt
– Wet paper towel
– Paper plate or paint tray

DIY Father's Day Plate

– Place smock or old t-shirt on child. (Acrylic paint is non-washable.)
– Prep platter by cleaning the surface with soap and water.
– Place paint on paper plate/paint tray.
– Paint child’s hand and place hand print on desired place on platter to create the body of the fish.
– Wipe or wash child’s hand.
– Use second paint brush and let child paint waves.
– Put brush aside and let child finger paint bubbles.
– Let dry for 20-30 minutes.
– Once dry, use Sharpies to create eyes and lips.
– Use Sharpie to write message along the rim of the platter, or have the child write a personalized message to dad.
– Set aside and let dry for 24-hours.
– Place platter in oven and bake at 300-degrees for 30 minutes.
– Remove and let cool.
– Once cool, the platter will be ready for serving or for display.

DIY Father's Day Sharpie Mug

Sharpie Mug

This is a fun Father’s Day craft even the youngest child can make. Again, we purchased a plain white mug from a local dollar store, then we simply let our little one craft whatever inspired her. Younger children can create this adorable scribbled look and older children can create more elaborate personalized artwork — self portraits, shapes, Dad’s favorite sport — the possibilities are endless.

– White coffee mug
– Sharpies (any and all colors)
– Cut out letters (vinyl stickers or printed letters)
– Smock or old t-shirt if desired

DIY Sharpie Mugs from the Dollar Store

– Prep surface of the mug by cleaning with soap and water.
– Place letters of wording in desired located and secure (tape printed letters).
– Give child sharpies and let them color as desired.
– Once complete, peel letters from the surface of the mug.
– Place mug in oven, and bake at 300-degrees for 20-30 minutes.
– Once the mug has cooled it will be ready for serving.

Father's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

Card Journal

Don’t forget to give Dad a card, but do it with this fun twist. We purchased a journal (Barnes and Noble, $15) and in lieu of a new card each year we decided to craft a place where Dad can look back at what his children have created for him each Father’s Day. There is no limit on what your child can place on the journal’s pages — hand prints, questionnaires, photos, stickers, a special letter — again, the possibilities are endless. Whether your child is three or 33, each year they can leave Dad a little something in this timeless card journal that he will be sure to love.

– Journal
– Crayons/Markers/Color Pencils

Personalized Father's Day Gift Ideas

– Let child use coloring utensils to create artwork, answer questions, write a letter, etc.
– Date and label age.
– Wrap or give to Dad as is.

Happy crafting this Father’s Day!

This post was contributed by The Magnolia Mamas who are part of the Savvy Sassy Mom Product Scouts program.

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Recycled crafts teach kids about re-purposing materials

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Crafting with kids doesn’t always mean running to the craft store for new supplies. Look around your playroom for materials your children may have left behind or grab some of the kitchen packages you may normally recycle and get started. Recycled crafts are a fun way to learn about reusing materials while enjoying crafting activities with your little ones.

Looking for another simple way to craft? We loved the #PerfectPlaydate subscription box from Avery & Austin.
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Reuse paper and cardboard for these creative crafts

Moving boxes magically transform into a Collapsible Cardboard Tent, crafted by Pink Stripey Socks for Handmade Charlotte. The tent doesn’t even require power tools, and it folds up neatly when your kids are done playing with it for the day. Let them get creative with the design, and they’ll truly have their own private space for reading, writing or daydreaming.

Folded Paper Bracelets from Picklebums are a creative way to recycle your kids’ own artwork. If your children love coloring or painting, especially watercolor painting, you’re likely the proud owner of too-many-to-count colorful masterpieces. Instead of simply stashing several of the pieces of artwork in your recycling bins each week, let the kids choose the ones they want to turn into bracelets.

Michelle from MollyMoo Crafts offers an adorable way to make use of your empty toilet paper rolls. With a little imagination — and some construction paper — your craft-loving kids can turn those simple rolls into a Hula Girl and Her Mermaid BFF. You’ll find additional toilet paper roll crafts at MollyMoo if you have fun with these!

Still Playing School brings you a Triceratops Craft for Kids. Dinosaur lovers will adore this colorful craft made from items most families have in their homes — and craft bins. We eat a ton of eggs, especially during the summer when the kids are in the mood for more leisurely breakfasts, and finding uses for the egg cartons is a fun way to teach about recycling.

The DIY Cardboard Box Lap Tray from A Centsible Life is a perfect craft for summer break. Except for the cutting portion of the craft, kids can create and finish the remainder of the project on their own. Once finished, the lap tray can be used on the floor, on couches or beds and maybe even in the car for road trips, depending on the size and shape of the box you use.

Crafts from repurposed glass, plastic and other materials

Crayon Covered Jars from Donna Herron at Perl3Agony are a clever way to use your jars instead of tossing them into the recycling bin. The jars can be a pen and pencil holder, a colorful vase for the flowers you’re growing this summer or even as a container for craft supplies like pom-pons. We love the way she works around jars whose labels simply won’t be removed.

Floral and Feather has a simple method for using things you have in your home to make a Bird Feeder. The wonderful thing about making a bird feeder with your little ones is the excitement they’ll get from seeing it in use. Young children will love watching the birds discover their new treat, and older kids may be interested in identifying the types of birds hanging out in your backyard.

Simply Kelly Designs knows not all fun crafts need to take an entire afternoon. Her Recycled Bottle Cap Magnets can be completed in fifteen minutes — not including drying time. They’re simple enough that kids can work on them in that sometimes stressful window of time when you really need to make dinner but your kids are suddenly bored with every toy they own.

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Which materials do you think you’ll use the most for recycled crafting this summer?
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Avery and Austin Playdate Subscription Box

My kids’ calendars are busier than mine. Between events at their school, extra-curricular activities, sports and playdates, there is rarely any downtime around our house.

Because we are always on the go, we don’t always have enough time for the fun stuff like doing crafts, playing games, or just letting them be kids. When we found ourselves with a rare free afternoon last week, I pulled out the Avery & Austin subscription box and we had the perfect playdate! It was a lovely afternoon filled with nothing but painting, planting, and playtime outside.

Avery and Austin: The Perfect Playdate

The gals at Avery & Austin have thought long and hard about what goes into planning the perfect playdate and they package it up and deliver it, right to your door! Each box is filled with two crafts, two snacks, and even a special treat for moms. It doesn’t get better than that!

Our April box included Go-Go squeeZ applesauce, complete planting supplies to grow organic baby carrots, and painting supplies to decorate garden rocks. As if all of that wasn’t enough, the clay mask and lip balm for me was just the icing on top. Let’s face it, while crafting with kids can be fun, every mom needs a little pampering after painting and playing in the dirt!

Avery and Austin Playdate Subscription Box

I had originally planned to have my oldest (who is almost 8-years-old) complete the activities in the playdate box with her friend, but when the little ones saw all of the goodies it held, they were too excited for me to say no! That’s one thing I loved about it though… the projects were easy enough for my pre-schooler, but detailed enough for my older girls to enjoy them, too.

Avery and Austin Playdates

Avery and Austin Subscription Box

To order your own playdate box, visit the Avery & Austin website. You can purchase one box or sign up for a monthly subscription, which will save you a bit of money. Each month, the crafts and activities are different, so with summer right around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to subscribe. Every mother is sure to hear the dreaded “I’m bored” at some point over the summer, so this could be like your very own secret weapon when you hear those words! 

For Savvy Sassy Moms readers, they are offering a special $15 off discount code to get you started creating the perfect playdate. Just enter SAVVYSASSYMOMS15OFF when you check out. (Code expires July 30, 2015)

Whether you are a mom that wants to have some designated quality-time with your kids or one that wants a way to easily entertain your child with a friend, the Avery & Austin box is sure to provide the perfect playdate!

Avery and Austin: The Perfect Playdate for KidsTo learn more, be sure to follow Avery & Austin on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Want to read more about Avery & Austin? Check out this post from The Nashville Mom!

This post was contributed by The Magnolia Mamas who are part of the Savvy Sassy Mom Product Scouts program.

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Craft with kids for a lucky St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day kids crafts make the holiday extra fun. Whether you’re looking for pots of gold or trapping leprechauns, crafting with kids is an enjoyable way to get in a festive, St. Patrick’s Day mood. In addition to being a fun way to spend an afternoon, many of the actions involved in crafting, like cutting and gluing, are fantastic for developing fine motor skills. Shamrocks and leprechauns rule the St. Patrick’s Day décor, and we’ve rounded up four fabulous crafts for little ones.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

Welcome leprechauns to your home with a rainbow

Paper tubes reign supreme in the crafting world, and the Paper Tube Leprechaun Hat from hello, Wonderful is a colorful, simple craft for children. Kids can cut and glue with very little help from parents on this one. Let them make several and string them together like a holiday banner or over a doorway.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for kids

Stamping keeps kids’ hands busy

Pretty Prudent has another toilet paper roll craft your little ones will adore. DIY Four Leaf Clover Stamps can be used all around the house during March. Older kids can help make the stamps, or mom can make them and hand them over to little ones for stamping. Let kids make St. Patrick’s Day cards for grandparents or keep them busy during mealtimes with “tablecloths” made from butcher block paper.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for kids

Holiday snacks deserve a special place setting

Set out little treats for your little leprechauns with the Leprechaun Hat Treat Bowls from One Dog Woof. Make the bowls with your kids one day, without telling them what they’re for, and leave them out the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Fill with candies or other trinkets, and watch their eyes light up when they see what the leprechauns left them.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for kids

Embrace glitter for St. Patrick’s Day crafts

Break out the glitter and create these St. Patrick’s Day Mini Top Hats from Squirrelly Minds. Glitter gives many moms pause, but there’s something about holiday crafts that makes a little glitter mess more tolerable. Glue and glitter can make preschoolers smile, and a few advanced preparations — like an oversized plastic tablecloth you can toss when you’re finished — will set the stage for a clean-up to make moms smile, too.

If you’re in the mood for more glitter crafts, see some of our favorites.
Prefer your crafts glitter-free? We have some favorites without glitter, too.

St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids

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Valentine Craft Roundup

Fill your days with love — and DIY Valentine ideas

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that lends itself to adorable DIY Valentine craft ideas — hearts, love and tons of pink are perfect for crafts and decor. Whether you’re working with your little one to create special classroom valentines or putting together holiday touches for your home, you’ll find the something perfect for you in our Valentine’s Day craft roundup.

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Heart Coasters
Pinwheel Valentines
Mini Valentine Art
Popsicle Stick Valentine Craft
Valentines Day Banner
Glitter Heart Candles
DIY Toy Tea Bags
Love Bug Pencil Toppers
Dip Dyed Feather Arrows
DIY Candy Huggers
10 Fabulous Valentine’s Day Crafts
  1. Dress up your tables — and protect them from coffee stains — with the Baking Soda and Cornstarch Coasters from Simply Earnest. Dig into your kitchen cupboards and find the materials you’ll need for these colorful pieces of home decor.
  2. Pinwheel Valentines from Freutcake are a festive way to get into the Valentine’s Day spirt. The cute pinwheels can be used as individual valentines or grouped together — and you can download the tags for them, too.
  3. The Valentine’s Day Mini Art at Storypiece is one of the sweetest paint chip crafts we’ve seen. Little hands can definitely help with this craft, and when it’s finished you’ll be able to display it each year and remember the time you spent together making it.
  4. Popsicle Stick Valentine Heart Decorations are an adorable — and simple — Valentine craft idea from Bead Bash. After crafting the decorations, how you use them is completely up to you. Decorate a Valentine tree with your kids, or hand them a handful and see where they turn up in your house.
  5. I Should Be Mopping the Floor offers a free download for her Valentine’s Day Banner. The glitter is embedded, so you don’t have to worry about sweeping it from your floor for weeks. Hang it from your mantle or across a doorway — it will keep you in the mood for love all month.
  6. Light up the room with the DIY Glitter Heart Candles from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. The simple craft uses materials you’re likely to have around your home, if you’re glitter-friendly, that is — we love a little bit of sparkle!
  7. Sew a Fine Seam has the perfect craft for your tea-party loving little one. The DIY Valentine Toy Tea Bags can be used for play tea parties, or you can use them as decor for a Valentine’s Day party. The craft is a great way to up-cycle scraps of material leftover from other crafts.
  8. The Love Bug Pencil Toppers from Pepper Scraps are a simple DIY Valentine’s Day craft that can be used for play dates or class valentines. With a few steps of preparation by an adult, kids can make these with minimal assistance — and you can print out the cards to attach, as well.
  9. Dip Dyed Feather Arrows are a gorgeous way to celebrate Cupid. The craft from The Things She Makes is a sophisticated take on a Valentine’s Day symbol, and it can teach your little ones a bit about science, as well.
  10. Lia Griffith wants your valentine to hang onto their chocolates with her precious Kids Valentine’s Candy Huggers. Download the template and choose your favorite card stock color — we love the look of the kraft paper Lia used.
Can’t get enough glitter? Try these glitter craft ideas for kids.
Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day craft?
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Show gratitude with Thanksgiving crafts

Holiday crafts are a wonderful way to keep little hands busy and to let kids be involved in a holiday they might not completely understand. While your tot is fingerpainting, take a little time of your own to create Thanksgiving decor for your home. Gather your craft supplies for a little mom and tot craft time.

gratitude crafts

Kids’ Thanksgiving crafts

Heidi from One Creative Mommy shared her Pinecone Turkey Craft for Kids with Juggling Act Mama.  Pipe cleaners and beads are a great combination for helping kids improve their fine motor skills. Even young tots can help by collecting pinecones and sorting colors. Just be sure you supervise the hot-glue gun portion of the craft.

The Thanksgiving Napkin Rings from Crafts by Amanda are the perfect Thanksgiving craft for unexpected down time. The materials are generally things moms have on hand, so you won’t need to run out to the store to pick up anything for these adorable napkin rings.

Little ones can practice their cutting skills with the Turkey Puppet from Dream {a Little} Bigger. The greatest thing about this craft? Once the kids finish, they can play with it while you’re putting together Thanksgiving dinner.

Adventures in Making has Cornucopia Candy Favors that will look adorable on your Thanksgiving table or in a rustic basket on a foyer table. Kids can don plastic gloves and help dispense candy for the favors.

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Pinecone turkey craft
Thanksgiving napkin rings
Turkey puppet
Cornucopia candy favors
Rhinestone gourds
Rustic table setting
Glittered feather place card
Mason Jar Leaf Candle Holders
Thankful Tree
Give Thanks Banner
Gratitude Sphere
Thanksgiving crafts and decor for moms

Aunt Peaches invites you to delve into Rhinestone Gourds to decorate for the holidays. She has several tips for where to buy the best decorative gems — and you’ll love her ultra-glittery, must-have crafting supply.

The Simple Rustic Table Setting from Love Grows Wild will make your Thanksgiving table spectacular. While it’s an easy, inexpensive place setting, the simplicity brings an easy elegance to any Thanksgiving dinner.

If you want a little more sparkle on your table, try the Gold Glittered Feather Thanksgiving Name Cards from Make Life Lovely. Gold is the perfect way to combine the warm colors of fall with the celebratory feel of the holidays. She even has an invaluable tip to help keep the glitter fallout minimal.

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders from Spark and Chemistry add warmth and light to the room. Real or artificial leaves work for this project, and mason jars can be found inexpensively, making this DIY decor extremely budget-friendly.

Get the entire family to express their gratitude

The Thankful Tree from Domestically Blissful can be an adult craft or a family project, depending on your level of perfectionism. Even if you decide not to let the kids in on the crafting part of the project, be sure to ask them to help fill the tree — their answers will make you smile.

The Give Thanks Printable Banner from The Tomkat Studio will add style to your Thanksgiving decor. The banner is only the beginning of the Thanksgiving printables offered — for free! — this season. I’m not hosting Thanksgiving, but these are adorable enough to (almost) make me wish I was.

A Rustic Thanksgiving Sphere is a unique way to show your gratitude this Thanksgiving season. With burlap, branches, and gold accents, you might want to keep this craft from hello, Wonderful hanging in your home until you ring in the new year.

What is your favorite seasonal kids’ craft?
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My kids love Halloween and all things associated with it. Of course the thing they love the most is the copious amounts of candy. I would stay they would probably rather the phrase be “Treat or Trick” instead of the other way around. Then they could just say “the first one please!” and go on their merry way.

Another thing they love about the sugar-filled holiday is the decorations. Black and orange suddenly become their favorite colors and fake, fuzzy spiders along with breezy, hanging ghosts are in their favor for about a month. I admit that I am not as much of a fan (of the décor, the candy is a different story) but because the children like it so much I thought I would appease them and create an easy and cute wreath to hang by our door.

Here’s how you can make your own Trick or Treat Halloween wreath!

Step one:  Assemble your supplies. I purchased a grapevine wreath but you can also buy a Styrofoam one. You will also need pins, scissors (preferably those that will cute wire as well), burlap or mesh ribbon, decorative ribbon, and any other accessories you would like to put on the wreath.



Step two: Cover one side of the wreath with the burlap, making this the front. Do this by gathering a section of it in your hand, and then pinning that section to the wreath with the floral pins. Continue to do this all the way around until it is covered.




Step three: Add a section of burlap ribbon or other ribbon around the wreath and pin that in several places as well. Once that is secure, cut sections of decorative ribbon and tie them to the burlap ribbon to cover the pins. Next you can add any accessories. For my wreath I have little wooden ghosts and actual lollipops to add some actual “treats” to it.



Step four: Create a small bow with extra burlap ribbon then secured the sign with the ribbon that was attached to it, so that it would hang near the top.

Halloween Wreath

This wreath took only about 10 minutes to put together and it was a fun little project. Plus the kids love the real candy, of course!

Happy Creating!

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