12 Days of Christmas Printable Tags
I couldn’t do a Christmas in July week without doing an AMAZING list of the most adorable, fun and elegant prints I could find, so here y’all go: The Ultimate Free Christmas Printable Round Up!
There’s a TON of beautiful, artistic and down-right funny prints on this list, and they’re all FREE! Yup, I’m a lover of free things, especially ones that will help with my holidays! So without further ado, check out this Free Christmas Printable list!
So many great ideas in this list of 20 Free Christmas Printables from DIY Candy
I had so much fun making these 12 Days of Christmas Printable Tags last year!
You can’t go wrong with this amazing list of 100 Free Printable Gift Ideas for Christmas from Craftionary
I really need this When you stop believing…from That’s What Che Said, for my Wonder Woman who is starting to doubt!
I love chalkboard printables, and these Free Christmas Chalkboard Printables from Mother Thyme are simply lovely!
Look at all the fun prints in this Round-Up of Free Christmas Printables from Pampers, Play Dates and Parties
This Holiday Cheer Printable from Today’s Creative Blog has such cute colors, and love the words she chose to use!
I’m for sure printing off this Jesus is the Reason for the Season Free Printable from How To Nest For Less for my mantel (or on top of my piano) this year! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
So yes, this Free Printable Christmas Planner from I’m An Organizing Junkie is from 2011…but you could still make it work! It’s just too cute to not include here 🙂
Seriously, Desiree from The 36th Avenue is such a talented (and super sweet) lady, and I’m loving her Bright Christmas Printables
Oh my gosh, how fun are these 11 Free Christmas Printables from My Blessed Life?! Super fun, I say!
These Christmas Subway Art & Banner from Mod Podge Rocks Blog are the perfect colors for the holidays!
What a simple-yet-fun print, this Eat Drink & Be Merry Printable from Two Twenty One would be a cute holiday item for my office this year!
My kids loved this Dear Santa: Kids Wish List Printable last year, and I’m hoping to put off this year’s lists at least a few more months!
Sassy Sites has More Than Thirty-Five Adorable & Free Christmas Printables that are just fabulous!
I love doing crafts, especially around the holidays. They’re just extra special, plus you can do decor or gifts and consider it a check off your list of to-dos anyway! For some extra fun, here’s a list of 20 DIY Halloween Mason Jars – you can pick from spiders or monsters, bats or candy corn, even cute ‘BOO’ jars for some festive decor!
My personal favorites are the mummy jars because they’re so dang cute! My kids would have a fun time with several of these, including the ghost lanterns. There’s a little something for everyone, so pick your favorite and get your Halloween craft on with these fun Halloween Mason Jars!
Mason Jar Crafts Love – Zombie Mason Jars
Blue i Style – Mason Jar Jack O Lanterns
Mabey She Made It – DIY Halloween Treat Jar
A Pumpkin and a Princess – Halloween Etched Glass Mason Jar Luninaries
Crafts by Amanda – Frankenstein Luminaries
Kids Craft Room – Neon Mason Jar Mummies
Landeelou – Black and White Halloween Painted Mason Jars
Just a Girl and Her Blog – Halloween Mason Jar Luminaries
Two Sisters Crafting – Spooky Halloween Mason Jars
MomDot – Halloween Drip Painted Mason Jars
Oh So Savvy Mom – DIY Upcycled Halloween Village Luminaries
Anne’s Entitled Life – Sugar Skull Mason Jar
Mason Jar Crafts Love – Candy Corn Mason Jars
Yesterday on Tuesday – Lighted Halloween Mason Jar
Simply Kierste – Mason Jar Ghost Lantern
It All Started With Paint – Mummy Mason Jars
Miss Information – Halloween Luninaries
House of Hawthornes – Painted Halloween Mason Jar Craft
Bee of Good Cheer – Polka Dot Candy Corn Mason Jar
MomDot – Halloween Mason Jars
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I can’t believe we’re all in the madness of back to school season already – didn’t summer just begin? Since we can’t avoid it, may as well make the most of it and ready our kids (and ourselves) the best we can. With everything that comes with the return to school, I love putting together a Back to School Preparedness Basket so there’s no last-minute rushes should something come up!
What’s great about this school preparedness basket is that it can be a gift – to a neighbor or friend with a kiddo starting school for the first time, to a teacher for their class. Or you can just keep it for yourself so your family is ready for whatever may happen.
Be sure to click the image above to easily shop online!
If you’re a new student parent, you may be like ‘wait, what can happen?’ At school the kids are around a ton of others, so there’s not just a much higher chance of spreading germs for getting sick, but also major worries such as lice. Something as simple as a hug, or backpacks touching, or sharing hats or dress ups – all of those can spread lice around, so your child’s chances of getting it in a group setting, like school, makes the chance of them getting it increase immensely.
That’s why I put Nix Ultra® Super Lice Treatment from Walmart in our school preparedness kit – because IF that happens, I want to be prepared! I feel I can trust this brand more because it’s the #1 Pediatrician recommended brand, and it kills lice and eggs – even if it’s the resistant “super” lice. If my kids get it, I want to be sure that stuff is GONE!
Note: these are just SOME ideas of what you could include – there’s so many more things that would be great, like safety pins, eye drops and more that will make you even more prepared for back to school.
One thing I’ve learned with lice – the school doesn’t always report if there’s been a case in a class until multiple have – yikes! You can check yourself if there’s been lice cases reported in your area with this handy lice tracker, and if you need help you can use this lice ID tool.
Having dealt with everything from catching flu, cold, strep and – sadly – lice, more than once, I’ve learned to be ready for about anything. I guess with 5 kids at school, it’s impossible to avoid forever! At least I’m prepared with Nix Ultra® Super Lice Treatment which is pesticide free, non-toxic and has an easy application. As a mom, I also appreciate that it’s tough on lice, but gentle on skin. Want to
Saving money during the crazy back to school season is a major help, so while you’re stocking up on everything for your back to school preparedness basket at Walmart, don’t forget this coupon for $3.00 OFF any ONE (1) Nix Ultra® product. Just print it off – it’s valid through March 31st, 2019 so you can stock up all school year long! Once printed though, the coupon will have a printed expiration date so use it within 2 weeks.
Be ready for anything with this awesome school prep basket, and don’t forget all the goodies to tackle all the many things that kids may come home with – and it’s not all just fun artwork 🙂
Y’all know I absolutely LOVE to travel – near or far, it’s so exciting to make plans, pack, check out new sites and meet new cultures! Whether you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, dreaming of an escape to Paris or have no specific destination in mind – just the desire to travel – then these 8 DIY Travel Savings Jars are for you!
I don’t know about you, but I think having a cute jar where you can store loose change or other funds you want set aside for a future trip makes it more exciting – and even a little more REAL! This can be especially great if you have a LOT you need to save up to reach your desired goal. It can also be a way for the whole family to get involved – if the kids see that mom and dad are putting some spare change into the jar for the family’s trip, perhaps they’ll want to contribute as well.
Check out these awesome DIY travel savings jars and pick one that works best for YOUR future adventure!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has a huge stockpile of popsicle sticks (aka craft sticks)? Not like used ones from popsicles my kids have eaten, so don’t worry – but I buy them in bulk because there’s so many awesome projects you can create with them! The latest fun are these DIY Popsicle Stick Coasters that you can quickly put together, then decorate however you’d like!
We’ve used craft sticks in plenty of things, such as our DIY Valentine Frame, to hold up our fun printable Star Wars Puppets, or even for the kids’ catapults! Seriously, these are one of those craft items that are great to keep in stock – maybe not the crazy amount I have, but still a bag full or so is perfect. Besides, a bunch of these crafts would be great for not just kids, but adults as well – just like these stick coasters!
They’d also make great gifts, especially as a ‘welcome home’ type package for someone moving! Or put these out at your next party – paint them to match the team you’re rooting for during the game, paint to match the decorations for a birthday, or just to protect your tables from those drinks 😉
I cannot BELIEVE it’s the end of the school year already. Seriously…WHERE HAS THIS YEAR GONE?! Luckily, none of my own kiddos are even close to graduation (ya, MANY years before that!), but I do have one of my fabulous sisters graduating high school and moving on to college life. CRAZY! I was frantic trying to get a good gift for her, and came across so many fabulous ideas! If you’re struggling to find something, check out this list of over 90 Graduation Gift Ideas! (post originally published May 2014)
Now, if you want to know what I DID finally decide to get my little sis, check out this Graduation Gift Bottle Set! I love how it turned out. And you can nab the Free Printables to make your own!
This DIY Chalkboard & Tassel Graduation Frame from My Sister’s Suitcase is so simple and cute! What a perfect way for your graduate to display their grad photo!
I love this oh-so-tasty Celebrate S’More Graduation gift with Free Printable Tags from Parties & Patterns.
What a great personalized gift – a letter block with photos and sayings from The Little Hobbit!
So maybe I’m a little biased because my high school colors were blue and yellow, but this display and Graduation Round-up over at Skip to my Lou is darling!
You all probably know that I’m a SUCKER for cute and FREE printables, so this 2014 Printable Graduation Money Card Holder from Thirty Handmade Days is definitely a keeper!
Okay, so I know this is technically a ‘birthday’ post from She’s Crafty…but what a FABULOUS idea for giving money in a fun way!
Aren’t these Graduation Cap Toppers from Lil’ Luna adorable? LOVE THEM!
Especially nice for the root beer-loving graduation are these Awesome Graduate Free Printables from Leslie Miller.
Too many cute choices from these 15 Handmade Graduation Gifts over at I Heart Naptime!
If I were graduating, I would totally love one of these Crafty Ways to Give Money from Good Housekeeping.
Another clever-and-cute way to give money from Larcie Bird!
You just can’t go wrong with these 40 Fabulous Graduation Gift Ideas from How Does She?!
Yes, another one from Lil’ Luna, but she just has so many wonderful graduation ideas! Head over and learn How to Make Money Leis!
Maybe it’s because I’m in love with purple, and cupcakes….but these Graduation Cupcakes with Fondant Diploma Toppers from Framed Frosting are adorable! Almost too good to eat….ALMOST 😉
Want to give something ‘inspiring’ for your graduate? Check out this Graduation Gift to Inspire from Create it Go!
Good luck just choosing ONE idea from this fabulous list of 24 Graduation Crafts & Recipes from Family Corner.
Not only a perfect gift, but this Graduation Mason Jar Money Gift from Creative Capital B is a wonderful use of spare change!
‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’! I love that book, and I LOVE this Free Graduation Gift Printable from my friend Claire over at A Little Claireification!
What graduate wouldn’t love some delicious cookies in a cute jar? And don’t forget to add the adorable Smart Cookie Free Printable from Crazy Little Projects!
Okay, just ONE MORE from Lil’ Luna, but I couldn’t resist these cute (and easy!) Money Cupcake Toppers!
I use to think homemade soap was a craft for preteen girls doing a spa-themed party or something. No idea why that was what I thought, but now I know that there’s so many people who enjoy whipping up DIY soap recipes at home. And I get it – you get to choose what ingredients go into it (no harmful chemicals, or ingredients you can’t even pronounce), plus make them into any creative color, shape, scent or style you’d like! Now THAT sounds like my kinda thing 🙂 Whether you’re a pro or just wanting to try making your own for the first time, this DIY Honey Bee Glitter Soap is super simple, plus turns out amazing for a gift – or just to enjoy in your own home!
Don’t feel intimidated, because I know there’s some complex DIY soap tutorials out there – using weird ingredients or dozens of steps – but this is one of the awesome EASY ones. Y’all know how I don’t have time to waste on unnecessary steps or crafts!
See, I told you it was SUPER easy! You can switch up the colors as you’d like – for the ‘honey bee’ theme of this DIY soap, we thought yellow was the perfect choice. And check out those awesome honeycomb & bee designs!
For those that don’t know, our family is working extremely hard to be able to go visit Disney World later this year – that means saving money, planning ahead, skipping on some ‘extras’ to make it a reality. We’re all on board, and doing little things along the way to keep us excited and the momentum going – such as planning how we’ll customize our MagicBands! This is a great way to personalize your own band, and can be a fun Disney-themed craft project as you’re preparing for your next trip. Here’s 5 Awesome DIY Disney MagicBand Decorating Ideas to help get your creativity going!
If you saw when I shared earlier on why I think MagicBands are completely incredible and super useful on a Disney trip, you’ll know many of the ways you use it at the parks, hotels and more. Well, now you don’t only have your own handy band to help along your trip, but you can personalize it however you want to REALLY make it yours! Plus, it’ll add a little bit of ‘magic’ while you’re planning, preparing and counting down to your next visit.
The usual – purchase a design, or buy add-on accessories
You can order fully designed/printed MagicBands from Disney – everything from classic characters, to superhero or Star Wars. There’s also some fun accessories from places like the Disney Store that just pop into the holes along the band for some 3D accents.
Okay, how awesome is this Captain America themed band from Creative Green Living? Head over to see how she used paint to customize hers!
Check out how simple it is to use a fun tattoo for your MagicBand at Disney Insider Tips.
Or see The Delightful Life for another tutorial…
How fantastic is this beautiful jeweled MagicBand from The Delightful Life?! I totally love it – this plus the ‘bonus’ craft at the bottom are likely what I’ll do to customize my own this year!
Nail Polish & Stickers
There’s so many possibilities when you have some nail polish on-hand, so check out ScrapPop for how to use it on your band!
I absolutely LOVE this MagicBand creation from Creative Green Living – not just because it’s sparkly, but it’s also purple! I want to mix this tutorial with the jewel/bling one on my own band for our trip – I’ll be sure to share pics when it’s done!
This post was sponsored by BurlapFabric.com – as always, all opinions and ideas are our own.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t always like burlap. In my mind, it was always a bland brown color that had fraying edges that were a mess, and you couldn’t do much with it at all. Wow, that’s sure changed! Now you can get burlap in several different colors, shapes, styles. You can get it as a napkin, a bag, ribbon, banners and so much more. I love the options! I also love that I now know how How to Print on Burlap & I’m sharing a fun Valentine Date Invitation Printable for y’all to use this month!
Isn’t this banner super fun? I thought it’d be unique to not only ‘invite’ my hubby to be my Valentine date, but do it by decorating with a banner covered with the invite – he’s sure to get the message that way, right? 😉
I got this 12-pack of burlap banner pieces for the project, and though I was a bit nervous printing on a weird shape, it turned out really simple and no hassle at all!
A side note – the reason I really love this burlap banner pack is that it already has a filmy backing to it. Otherwise, we’d need to do additional steps with freezer paper to create a backing for going through the printer. This worked great for me without the extra though because it was already there!
I love this little ‘invitation’ and how simple it was to print on burlap – I can see a lot of fun projects like this in the future! I also used this red burlap ribbon for some added ‘color’ and accent with my banner. I think it really brings out the red text!
If you like it more simple, that’s perfectly great too – it still looks incredible, and almost makes the mustache part stand out even more which is fun 🙂
Whichever way you choose, this fun Valentine date invitation is unique, simple to make and a great way to catch the invitees eyes!
If you have burlap that doesn’t already have that film layer on the back, you’ll need to add it using freezer paper and an iron, otherwise it’ll have issues printing since there’s holes/gaps in the burlap:
Please note – printers and burlap may vary, so please make the best judgement when putting something other than paper through your printer. We’re simply sharing how we did it and what worked for us. We assume no responsibility if your printer/burlap is different and something gets ruined.
Other Valentine Ideas…
Let this sink in for a moment – it’s less than a month until Valentine’s Day. Please tell me I’m not the only one in shock – I mean, didn’t it just turn 2018, and already we’re looking to February?! Well, whether we’re ready or not, the holiday is coming – so to TRY and get myself in the festive pink-and-red-everything mood, I wanted to share this fun DIY Valentine Frame from Craft Sticks that I put together.
It’s surprisingly easy, aside from getting the glitter off your hands afterwards (really, I need to find a reliable trick that will help me get rid of the random glitter that sticks around for days after a project because DANG it’s everywhere). You don’t even need a ton of stuff, and you can even let the kids make their own sweet valentine frame for a neat holiday craft.
I love that it’s 3-D looking due to the layer and stacking of the sticks, and that you can customize it to fit your own preferences. Hate pink? Don’t use it. Want larger sparkles instead of tiny glitter? Do it. This is YOUR Valentine frame, so make it your own!
That’s it! I know that may seem like a lot of steps, but it’s truly simple and takes hardly any time at all. In fact, doing the glitter on the sticks is what took me the longest of everything! Just be sure to follow that diagram photo so you have a visual to help keep it as easy as possible.
You can add accent pieces – like a little ‘jewel’ – or a ribbon, as you see fit. Like I said – make it YOURS! Or customize to the person you’re giving it to 🙂
I had to add the photo hubby and I had taken during family pictures last month because I absolutely LOVE it! Often us moms forget to get photos of us with our kids, and sometimes even less do we get photos with our honey. That’s something I’m trying to work on this year – more photos WITH those I love, not just of them!
One last tip – if you don’t want the ‘craft stick’ tan color showing through, you can use markers or paint before hand to color it, or just be sure to layer up the glitter a lot for full coverage. I kind of like the randomness and dimension to it, but that’s just my personal preference.
More Valentine’s Day Crafts
February is next week – seriously?! New Years is long forgotten, and I’m actually writing 2018 properly on the date now. This year seems to be flying by already! While I’m sitting here a bit dazed about that fact, at least I’m ‘semi’ prepared with a special gift for hubby. If you’re looking to do a thoughtful 14 Days of Valentines gift, these cute and customizable envelopes are PERFECT! I love how simple it is, plus you can craft, decorate or fix them up however you’d like.
You can do the 14 days of Valentines starting on February 1st and work your way UP to February 14th, Valentines Day – or start it on that day and work from there, it’s totally up to you. I prefer working up to Valentines, and having the last envelope hold things for a date night or special dinner. You can include things like sweet notes, photos of memories, gift cards, a note saying where their gift is hidden (for example: find your new comfy gift in the dryer – and it’s a new blanket or slippers, etc.). You don’t need to spend a bunch at all, just focus on what you want to give your sweetheart that they’d really love and appreciate.
When I saw these envelopes on Amazon, I knew they’d be the perfect thing to use for this project – not only are they easy to fold up, but the little ‘tab’ has a heart shape! They’re also a great size – not too big and not too small, either. They come in a pack of 50 – so you have PLENTY! They’re that nice, clean manilla color, so you can paint, color with markers, write on, or whatever you want to make them yours. Below, I’m sharing the fun striped heart decoration I did for the back of them.
If you want to get extra decorative, you can even color (or put glue and add sparkles) to that little heart tab. I chose not to, but maybe that’s what you’d prefer for your own set.
If your gifts don’t really matter which order they’re opened in, you can skip the numbered sticker part. If you need to know what’s being opened that day – in case it’s a time-sensitive gift, or you need to place the actual gift somewhere – then be sure you have some way to know which envelope goes with what day.
Another fun idea would be a ‘scavenger hunt’ – so do all 14 envelopes/gifts at once, but have the first one hold a clue to find the second, then so forth until the 14th one is the BIG FINALE. The ones leading up can hold just clues, or also include small gifts or sweet thoughts/memories.
I’m considering doing random ‘memories of us’ notes in the extra envelopes I have and bring them out at unexpected times of the year for the special surprise for hubby. Maybe include photos of us and/or the memories the note is about. That’d be a good way to make your significant other feel loved all throughout the year, not just on holidays!
Now that I’m thinking of more ideas for these envelopes, I think they’d also work as class Valentines – have your child decorate each envelope as they want, then stick a gift (nothing bulky or too big, but like an eraser, sticker, even Pokemon card or something) inside. Cute and original!