Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rudolph Craft

Rudolph Paper Cup

This is a simple little Rudolph Craft from over at Kaboose.com  They suggest using it for the mailman or a teacher filled with candy. I was thinking that you could also make it with a terra cota pot.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Christmas Art Journal Day 12

It's been a while since I posted an art journal page...so this is Day 12.  The Season's Greetings and the insert are both fronts of cards. Day 12 is actually my Done Shoppin page....

I added a little journaling about how I try to get done with shopping early every year. Then I clipped some photos out of a Christmas ad and added the foam letters that say "Done Shoppin"
The 12th was actually the day that all my shopping was completed....so it was a GREAT day!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Rudolph Day

Happy Rudolph Day!!!

We are wrapping up Crafty Kits Month!!  I hope you made a little progress on your craft ideas this month!  Next month is Books and Movies Month. We will organized our collections. There will also be posts about books and some will include craft ideas! Some of these will be perfect for children!  A great way to find some December activities to do with your children! I hope you'll visit us in March for some more Christmas fun!!

The February Rudolph Movie Club pick is Miracle on 34th Street. You are invited to join us in the MHH forums to discuss the movie!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

This silver and simple centerpiece idea caught my eye. It's from Better Homes and Gardens.

Or how about this little twist on wine glasses. Photo by Divine Party Concepts

 And I love the pine cone trees....so cute in little silver containers...just repurpose some you already have. This idea is featured at Shorely Chic.

I'd love to hear about your center piece ideas. If you have some up at your blog, please post a link in your comment so we can all enjoy them!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

More Crafty Kits Ideas


Since it's Crafty Kit Month....I decided to share a few more things I've discovered. Here's an idea from: Organizing Your Way.   It's actually set up as kits for kids for summmer boredom!  I think it would work great in the craft room/closet also to organize some projects that have lots of little pieces! 
kids boredom buster boxes
 Or...."go green" and reuse those pizza boxes for storage. Over at Giverslog she's organized the kids craft ideas inside pizza boxes. Very clever! You could do the same thing with your own projects and I know these boxes are very popular for storing 12 x 12 paper too!

And here's an idea I LOVE....cigar boxes...yes little plastic boxes work too but these are more artistic and look super cute as a decor item as well as storage for craft items. I love the idea so it's a flea market "to look for" for me now! I think they would be PERFECT for my art journal materials...I'm always collecting bits and pieces of stuff to use.  More details about this idea at: Just Something I Made

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Advent Card Free Printables

Advent Calendar Cards 1-13

Cute little Advent tags!  They are FREE printables over at AllChristmascrafts.com

These would work super cute if you do the twenty four little gifts...use one for a tag on each gift. You could also print them and use magnets to hang them of the refridgerator door or make a cookie sheet advent calendar! i love the simple tree design.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Christmas Art Journal Day 11

I used some music scrap paper and part of a church bulletin for page 11.  I used red sharpie to add my own version of Christ the King!  I also glued on some words from a favorite song. Mary Did You Know. It's a simple page but my the 11th things were started to get hectic. I still liked using "real life" materials like the bulletin from church!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little Candy Pails

Check out these little candy pails from Target dollar spot. I filled them with M and Ms.....added ribbons and tags. Cute inexpensive gifts!  I also found some teeny tiny ones at Michael's

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Christmas Art Journal Day 10

Here's Day 10 of the Christmas Art Journal 2011. I printed a picture to use as the back of page 9.  The Breakfast with Santa card is from Evan's school and we went to this event on December 10th!

Here's the page with the card turned. I journal on the back of the card and added a photo of Evan from the morning...with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Added the Here Comes Santa embellishment and ta da....it's done!

I love the pages where we have an event or an activity to focus on! What a great way to hold onto the memories!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ribbon Trees

I came across this idea over at A Holiday Haven and thought it looked simple yet stylish and adorable!  You use a styrofoam cones, aluminum foil, ribbon and school glue to create these little cuties. Couldn't they look pretty on a table or mantel in different colors?  Head on over the Holiday Haven for the full set of directions!

Since February is Crafty Kits Month....you might want to add this idea to your list and get a kit assembled for creating these. 

Rudolph Craft

Here's a super little Rudolph Craft from Kaboose.com  This one is made out of a paper cup. It is suggested as a gift for the mailman or teacher filled with candy. But I was thinking that you could also make it out of a terra cota pot...it would last longer that way!