Popsicle Stick Advent Calendar – A Family Project

The past couple of years I have created our own DIY Advent calendars. I wasn’t really happy with the ones that I had made. This year my husband has been making different projects from popsicle sticks. While he was in the middle of creating a barn for our daughter for Christmas,  I volunteered him to create a popsicle stick Advent calendar for this year. He stopped the barn and began making the calendar. I gave my husband a design idea and this is how he created and assembled the calendar. … Continue reading

Paintbrush Ornaments – DIY Holiday Decor

paintbrush ornaments

I found 4 paintbrushes in a craft drawer that I had previously used for one of my daughter’s crafty birthday party. Since I don’t really have a use for them I decided to create a holiday decoration. My theme at Christmas time is usually snowmen. I decided to make 2 snowmen and 2 Santa, paintbrush ornaments just to change it up a little. Each year I try to begin my Christmas crafts in October so that I will have them done in time for decorating. I procrastinate a bit and … Continue reading

Popsicle Stick Monsters – Halloween Crafting with Kids

Over the past few months, my husband has joined in on creating projects out of popsicle sticks.  He has made numerous items for our daughter’s Barbies and he even created a guitar. Since fall is just around the corner and our daughter loves to decorate for all holidays, he decided to do some popsicle stick monsters for with our daughter. Our daughter scares easy and sometimes will have nightmares. We have been trying to find fun things to do or create that will show her that these monsters are not … Continue reading

Clay Pot Turkey – Easy Fall Crafts

When I get into a creative mood, I love to create with clay pots and usually do up wind chimes or snowmen. This time around I wanted to create something for Thanksgiving to use as part of a centrepiece. I decided on a clay pot turkey. I wanted to add in some fall colours for my decor to leave up until it is time to decorate for Christmas. Clay Pot Turkey Materials Used Clay pot – size of your choice paint and brushes – I used a light brown artificial … Continue reading

Clay Pot Wind Chimes

Creating with clay pots is one of my favourite crafts. There are so many different projects to create with them. I haven’t made clay pot wind chimes in quite a few years, so I decided it was time to make a new one for inside by my kitchen window since I am not allowed to put anything that makes a noise on the balcony. Making wind chimes from clay pots is a pretty easy and fun project. You can decorate using a theme or just by keeping it simple with paint. Clay … Continue reading

Halloween Web Wreath

Web Wreath

This Halloween I decided to go with a spider theme, not sure why, since I don’t like spiders. When there are spiders, there are usually webs. Deciding to make a web wreath to go with the spiders created last week, was the perfect choice. I have a bin full of yarn and a cupboard full of supplies that I want to use up before replenishing my supplies. I have decided to begin some weekly projects, to do just that, starting with the yarn. Oh and I volunteered my husband to … Continue reading