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Snow-Globe Soap. Dec19 by Brenda Ponnay Stuff their stockings with something they can wash their hands with!

Snow-Globe Soap

By Brenda Ponnay What’s cuter than a button, small enough to fit in a stocking, won’t rot your teeth and leaves you squeaky clean? A mini snow-globe soap, of course! 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. Magnetic Makeup Holder. Homemade Holidays: Crock Pot Candles. Growing up in my house, we always made our own holiday gifts.

Homemade Holidays: Crock Pot Candles

We were pretty poor, and I suppose it was our only option. Homemade Lip Balm. You've stumbled upon one of my most popular posts.

Homemade Lip Balm

You might also enjoy let's talk lip balm. After making my own lip balm I will never buy it again. It's easy, cheap, 100% natural and good for your lips, especially this time of year. Mug ~ Cup Mixes. DIY Gross out: How to make a horror-tastic intestine wreath. If you want your house to display an original decoration, perfect for Halloween (or anytime of the year if you and/or the kids are horror fans), try making an intestine wreath.

DIY Gross out: How to make a horror-tastic intestine wreath

My husband was inspired by a posting on BoingBoing which described how to use your standard "crack filler goop" to make realistic intestines rupturing from a dummy. We decided to skip the dummy and make a wreath complete with eyeballs purchased from any craft aisle. Warning: this project is definitely messy. Note to self – next time, remember to wear rubber gloves when using the crack filler! That stuff stayed on for days.

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board. I am a meal planner.

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board

I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. Organizing Measuring Cups and Spoons. Easy DIY Christmas Decorating Idea: Glittery Epsom Salt Snow. Love Cartography: Heart Maps. New England Through Yummy Mom's Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks. Make Chalk Rocks and Homemade Chalk Board Paint. Mad in crafts: DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns. The old becomes new: A new variation on the outdoor lantern.

mad in crafts: DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns

We have had an unusually warm winter in Michigan this year, and while the temps have been nice, I have had to hold off on this project idea until we got a cold snap. We finally got some snow and cold earlier this week, so I was able to try out this fun winter project. I had pinned a product called Globe Ice Lantern Kits a few months back recognizing that I could DIY them at home. Originally priced at nearly $30 for a kit that makes 6 lanterns, I think they are very reasonable for a small batch.

If you are making several (say, for a special event or to light a walkway), you can make 3 of these DIY versions for only $2 worth of supplies from the dollar store. Wedding Invitations, Envelopes, Stationery. Bath Fizzies. Tiny Polaroid Magnets. Hi there!

Tiny Polaroid Magnets

It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. But nothing like inspiration to wake one out of a reverie — or nightmare, in my constantly sick state. I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets on How About Orange and wanted to do something similar. You will need: Cardboard (mine was the backing of a sketchbook — much thicker than the back of a regular spiral bound notebook) or 2-3 sheets of white cardstock or poster board spray-mounted together to use as a sturdy backing to the magnetsOpaque white marker (necessary only if your cardboard is not white) Craft knife Metal straight edge/ruler Clear packing tape or frisk film.

Step 1: Download a Photoshop file of the Polaroid frames below. Step 2: Print out photos onto photo paper. Step 4: Trim out photos with craft knife. 487 Comments. Mason Jars crafts. 9 Kids Craft Websites You’ve Got to Know. I HAVE to share some of my favorite kids craft website with you all today.

9 Kids Craft Websites You’ve Got to Know

Each are full of amazing, entertaining, and educational crafts for kids. I’m in awe of the wonderful things they all post, very inspiring. You must check them out! Tinker Lab: Lots of tinkering going on. These are the good and messy kind, really diving in to projects. I Can Teach My Child: All kinds of educational activities. The Chocolate Muffin Tree: It’s all in the name, Chocolate Muffin Tree. Chalk in my Pocket: Play and discovery. Naturally Educational: This former teacher is crafting up all kinds of fun and creative ideas. Childhood 101: From crafting to parenting, lots of playing, learning, and growing. No Time for Flash Cards: There’s no time for flash cards with the fabulous crafts, storybooks, and activities going on here. How to Decoupage. Decoupage can sometimes be deceptive.

How to Decoupage

By looking at a finished project, you would think this craft technique would be complicated, but it isn't. It is actually quite simple. If you can cut and paste, you already know most of the techniques involved. Basically, you cut out pictures; you glue the pictures onto an object; and then cover the object and pictures with a few coats of glue/decoupage medium to protect it.