Monthly Archives: December 2016


Kid Made Christmas Ornaments

One of the things that I adore about the holiday season is taking out the Christmas decorations and placing them on the tree.  Reminiscing about each and every one of them, especially the kid-made Christmas ornaments.  The boys love talking about the ornaments they have made previously and which year they made them. Christmas ornaments that Children have made are the most precious ones and even if they do not match your tree you could give them a small tree all of their own!


Great Craft kits for Boys

I am a huge lover of creative pursuits and getting boys involved in crafts and arts.  In today’s digital age I think that being creative is even more important, but do acknowledge that sometimes it can be hard to engage your children. I have lots of arts and craft materials at home but love great craft kits.  So in conjunction with Bright Minds here are my top five from Djeco.

Great Craft kits for Boys

How to make DIY Tie Dye Gift Wrap 5

This DIY tie dye gift wrap is such a simple, fun process art activity. I have always wanted to have a go at tye dye.  The closest we have got is our fabric dying with sharpies when the boys were younger.  I am a big fan of unique and kid-made gift wrap, so this was great to make with them.

This DIY tie dye gift wrap is such a simple, fun process art activity. Make unique gift wrap with this fab tutorial. A great kids craft.

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Scrub 6

Do you suffer from cracked or dry lips?  I am very lucky that apart from cold sores I don’t, but the husbeast and Maxi both do.  This DIY vanilla peppermint lip scrub is perfect for both of them and also is a great gift too. It not only is great for exfoliation and removing dead skin cells it also adds moisture, tastes and smells amazing. Giving perfectly kissable lips!

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Scrub

Air drying clay ornaments 13

Every year we make salt dough or corn flour ornaments and unfortunately, they got damp in storage and they were ruined, so this got me thinking about using Air drying clay for a more permanent Christmas decoration.


Christmas Wrapping Ideas for Brown Paper

Christmas Wrapping Ideas for Brown Paper 8

I want to share our Christmas Wrapping ideas for this year. I love wrapping Christmas presents with brown paper. Brown kraft paper is always something that I have a roll off so is perfect for emergency gift wrapping.  I have to say that this was inspired by Heather from Growing Spaces Fun Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas.  More specifically the Beard one.


Glow in the Dark Clay Snowflake Ornaments 9

I am a big fan of homemade Christmas decorations and these glow in the dark polymer clay snowflake ornaments are super simple to make and kids love them. Not only do these handmade ornaments look amazing and sparkle in the daylight they glow in the dark too. Plus they are fun to make with the family during the holiday season.

Glow in the Dark Clay Snowflake Ornaments