Want to Learn How to Sew? Try These Beginner Tutorials

Thanks to the magic of the Internet, there’s tons of sewing tutorials for you to learn how to sew in the comfort of your home. Here are a few of them! Want to Learn How to Sew? Try These Beginner Tutorials via tipsaholic.com #sewing #tutorial #sew #beginningsewing #sewingmachine #learntosew


Want to Learn How to Sew Try These Beginner Tutorials
If the last time you’ve touched the sewing machine was in your middle school Home Economics class and you’ve been itching to get back at it, you’re in luck. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, there’s tons of sewing tutorials for you to learn how to sew in the comfort of your home. Start with these beginner tutorials and you’ll be sewing up a whole new wardrobe (or curtains for every room) before you know it.


The Basics

Complete beginners will benefit from these two excellent blogs with detailed instructions on the most basic steps of sewing, from threading a sewing machine to choosing the right fabrics.

Ruffles & Stuff has a section on her blog titled “Sew Basic!” that includes everything you need to know to start sewing, including the supplies you need, how the grains in fabrics work and how to cut them, how to thread a sewing machine, how to thread a bobbin, and more.

Crazy Little Projects has a Learn to Sew Series that you need to check out. It includes pre-lessons on learning how a sewing machine works, a sewing dictionary, how to buy fabric from a fabric store, and a sewing pledge that will help you not lose your mind as you learn how to sew. Then her lessons cover everything from sewing a straight line to buttonholes and appliques — and her lessons include homework, just like school!

Mistakes Not to Make

Sometimes it’s just as useful to learn about common mistakes as it is to learn the right way to do things. Caroline of Cold Hands Warm Heart Crafts discusses all the sewing mistakes she made in the past and what she wish she knew earlier. It’s worth a read if you want to learn how to sew.

Alright, are you ready to begin creating new things with your sewing machine? Here are some beginner tutorials for you to practice your sewing skills. Some of them are for the home and some of them are for you (or a loved one) to wear.

Beginner Tutorials: Home Decor

Easy Pillowcase

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Sofa Pillow Cover

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Christmas Stockings

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Basic Baby Quilt

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Cloth Napkins

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Beginner Tutorials: Apparel

Flannel Infinity Scarf

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Swimsuit Cover-up Maxi Dress

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Easy Tee

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PJ Pants

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Kimono

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How to Tailor a Shirt

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How to Take in a Dress

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Now you’re ready to learn how to sew. Good luck and have fun creating!

For more sewing projects, check out Halloween Sewing Projects and Simple Sewn Back Tab Curtains.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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25 Things You Can Make With Cereal Boxes

Instead of tossing your cereal boxes into the trash, why not turn them into useful items? Here are 25 clever ideas of what you can make with cereal boxes! via @tipsaholic #cereal #cerealboxes #recycle #boxes #cardboard #diy #upcycle


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Do you and your family eat a lot of cereal for breakfast? If so, you might go through a lot of cereal boxes. Instead of chucking them into the recycling bin, why not upcycle them into something useful, beautiful, or just plain cool? Here are 25 clever ideas of what you can make with cereal boxes!

1. School Folder

This is an easy cereal box craft that you or your kids can make for school or organizing their homework. You could leave the design on the cereal box alone to show off your favorite cereal or cover it with pretty paper.

2. Magnetic Paper Bin

Overwhelmed with paper cluttering up your kitchen counter? Make this magnetic paper bin to stick on your refrigerator and load it up with letters, forms, bills, and any other paper you’ve got laying around.

3. Cupcake Holder

Bringing a dozen cupcakes to an event but don’t know how to lug them all? Make this cupcake holder from a cereal box and revel in your cleverness.

4. Marker Organizer

Make this nifty marker organizer with a cereal box, a couple of toilet paper rolls, and duct tape. Use a colorful duct tape to jazz up your marker organizer, like this one.

5. 3-D Cardboard Stars

These cute little 3-D stars are pretty fun and you could use them in a multitude of ways. Paint them in patriotic colors for the 4th of July or cover them with white glitter and add them to your Christmas tree. If you live in Texas, these stars could easily fit in your decor year-round!

6. Desk Organizer

Organize the mess on your desk with this desk organizer made with cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, a wood plaque, Mod Podge, and lots of scrapbook paper.

7. Drawer Organizers

Sure, you could always buy a couple of drawer organizers at the nearest store, but when you make your own from cereal boxes, you can customize them to fit your drawers perfectly.

8. Gift Bags

Tired of buying a new gift bag every time you go to a birthday party? Make your own gift bags from cereal boxes, ribbons, and wrapping paper!

9. Kitchen Organizer

Do you keep rolls of foil and cling wrap in a drawer? They can take up so much space and generally become nuisances when you need to use them. Make this kitchen organizer and hang it inside a kitchen cabinet to hold your rolls, problem solved.

10. Storage Bins

Storage bins are so useful for organizing small items on a shelf, but the costs can add up when you buy them. Why not make your own storage bins from cereal boxes instead?

11. Journal

Your kids will love these cute journals made from cereal boxes for school projects and impromptu drawing sessions. Help them make and decorate their own journal with their favorite cereal box!

12. Stationary Organizer

Deal with mail clutter by making this stationary organizer made of cereal boxes and decorate it with pretty scrapbook paper.

13. Fabric Bookmarks

If you’ve got scraps of fabric laying around and you know your way around a sewing machine, you can make these adorable fabric bookmarks.

14. Mini Pinata

A birthday party isn’t a real party unless there’s a pinata, even a mini one. Make one or several for your next birthday party with cereal boxes!

15. Twine Basket

These twine baskets look store-bought, but they’re actually made out of cereal boxes! They would look great in a bathroom or a laundry room.

16. Notepads

Make these fun little notepads with cereal boxes, index cards, and Mod Podge. Again, you could cover them with paint or decorative paper if you’d like.

17. Paper Organizer

Here’s another way to organize all of your paperwork! Create this paper organizer with as many dividers as you need. Put it all together with duct tape or scrapbook paper.

18. Sunburst Mirror

Yes, you can actually make a sunburst mirror with cereal boxes! Crazy, I know, but this DIY actually looks great and can be easily painted in any color you want.

19. File Folder Box

Get your filing under control by making a couple of file folder boxes for your important documents. These are much cuter than a metal filing cabinet!

20. Candle Holders

This is another clever way to reuse your cereal boxes for decorating purposes. Make a couple of candle holders and have fun painting them in any way you’d like. These candle holders are painted to look like lighthouses, how fun!

21. Cardboard Finger Puppets

Finger puppets are great for telling stories with little kids and encouraging them to tell their own stories. Make finger puppets with cereal boxes and create your own characters.

22. Chalkboard Labels

Grab a couple bottles of chalkboard paint at your nearest craft store and make chalkboard labels for all of your organizing needs. The best part: you’ll be done within 10 minutes.

23. Alphabet Lacing Cards

Have a little one who’s learning the alphabet? Make these alphabet lacing cards and watch your preschooler learn and play at the same time. These would be great for road trips or keeping kids busy at a restaurant.

24. Shipping Envelope

Shipping envelopes cost money; why buy one when you can make one yourself for free with cereal boxes? All you need other than cereal boxes are shipping tape and scissors.

25. Lanterns

This is another clever way to upcycle your cereal boxes! Lanterns that you can actually put a candle in. A battery operated candle, of course, but still!

It’s amazing to see just how many different ways there are to reuse your empty cereal boxes. Let’s all do our part to preserve the environment and seek for new ways to reuse what we already have instead of always buying new things.

Still want more ideas of what to create with cereal boxes? Try making paper mache alphabet letters or family photo puzzles!

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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How To Throw a Killer Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is coming up quick - are you ready to host the best football themed party on the block? Get some great ideas, tips, DIY's and product info! How To Throw a Killer Superbowl Party - Tipsaholic, #football, #footballparty, #superbowl, #superbowlparty

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It’s that time of year again!  Nope, I’m not talking about the January thaw, New Year’s resolutions or the best car deals of the year… I’m talking about the biggest football game of the season!  The Super Bowl will soon be upon us, so it’s time to gear up and get ready!  Do you have your favorite game-day recipes ready to go?  How about some football-themed decor and party goods?  And most importantly, are you wearing your team pride in style??  With these tips, ideas and stellar products, your Super Bowl party is guaranteed to be the best on the block!

 

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1. Party Supplies

You’ll want your party supplies to scream football, support your favorite team, and be fun!  But they also need to be functional.  You can go definitely go the DIY route for some things (check out this DIY Football Field Table Cover from Hello My Sweet that’s made from a rug!), but to tie it all together, Overstock has the supplies you need!  You could make a football paper chain or  go all out and create your own football field on the table!  And here’s an easy idea: dress up some mason jars with tape to turn them into footballs.  And if you want more DIY ideas, here’s a football birthday party for inspiration!  Don’t miss out on these deals either:

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1. The Ultimate Sports Fans’ Cookbook: Festive Recipes for Inside the Home and Outside the Stadium (Paperback) Price: $12.50
2. Red Vanilla ‘BAR’ and ‘PARTY’ Serving Dishes with Wooden Tray Price: $34.99
3. Solid Copper Tankards with Brass Handles (Set of 6) Price: $121.99
4. The Football Nut Pistachio Wicker Gift Basket Price: $42.99
5. Petal Shaped Bamboo Serving Tray with Ceramic Bowl Price: $46.99
6. Football Party Snack Pack Price: $39.99
7. Super Bowl 49 ‘Touchdown Pro’ Bamboo Cutting Board Price: $54.99
8. Serat Two-layer Round Slate Server Price: $32.00
9. Brentwood PC-483 Football Popcorn Maker Price: $35.50
10. Bathtub Shape Chip and Dip Bowl Price: $40.50
11. Insulated Picnic Red/ Gray Football Tote Price: $29.99
12. Personalized Craft Beer Pilsners (Set of 4) Price: $44.99
13. Galvinized Cold Drinks Oval Tub Price: $32.50
14. KitchenWorthy Patriotic Chip and Dip Stoneware Platter Price: $25.50

 

2. Deck out the Man Cave

Don’t neglect the most important room during this party – the man cave.  Learn how to frame your own jersey to put on the wall.  Or make some easy treat cans for portable snacks.  And even the kids can make some cool pillows dad would love on the couch!  Whether you’re grilling or chilling, Overstock has an incredible selection of grills, recliners, and ton’s of fun football paraphernalia to make everything perfect.

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1. Burr Oak Foosball Table Price: $759.99
2. LNR Home Senses Tri-mocha/ Beige Football Shag Rug (2′ x 4′) Price: $55.00
3. Barn Owl Primitives ‘Football’ Canvas Art Price: $123.00
4. LG 60LB7100 60-inch 3D Web OS, 240HZ Smart LED Television Price: $999.99
5. Whisky Ice Stones Price: $13.50
6. Home Innovations Stainless Steel Grilling BBQ Tool Set Price: $37.99
7. Party King Grills Varsity 6612 Medium Grill and Tailgate Transport Price: $742.00
8. Fremont Die NFL Game Day Board Game Price: $36.99
9. Personalized Keg Mug Price: $29.99
10. Tudor Games NFL Pro Bowl Electric Football Game Price: $109.99
11. Made to Order Simmons Upholstery Miracle Power Rocker Recliner Price: $654.99
12. QFX PBX-505100BT Portable Batterry Powered Tailgate Bluetooth Speaker Price: $54.99
13. j-me Cozy Remote Tidy Price: $25.99

 

3. Patriot’s Fans

Are you rooting for the Patriots?  You’ll need some gear to show it!  You can DIY football jerseys with freezer paper stencils, crochet a blanket in team colors or make a fun scarf in Patriots red!  Or you could go to Overstock for any of these awesome Patriots items:

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1. New England Patriots 8-foot Team Banner Flag Price: $54.99
2. New England Patriots One Too Many Ugly Sweater Price: $69.99
3. Samba (American Football Conference) Price: $31.99
4. NFL New England Patriots Fan Face Price: $24.99
5. Laser Engraved Serving Set Price: $39.50
6. NFL Football Sports Team Logo Gamewear Leather Bracelet Price: $18.99
7. NFL Licensed Team Logo Jersey Sleeve Ultimate Hand Foam Finger Price: $37.50
8. Picnic Time Malibu Navy New England Patriots Price: $99.99
9. NFL New England Patriots Bow Tie Earrings Price: $12.99
10. NFL New England Patriots Helmet Heater Price: $189.99

 

4. Seahawks Fans

Maybe your loyalty lies with the Seahawks.  Wear your team with pride!  Make your own football helmet, customize it to represent the Seahawks.  Use a Seahawks logo to decorate your water bottle or sew some old Seahawks shirts together in a quilt.  Here’s what Overstocks got for the Seahawks supporters:

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1. Winning Streak NFL Seattle Seahawks Man Cave Embroidered Banner Price: $28.00
2. NFL Football Team Logo Pennant Dangle Earring Charm Price: $14.99
3. Picnic Time Icon Cheeseboards (NFL) National Football Conference Price: $47.99
4. Seattle Seahawks Green Clip Keychain Id Ticket Lanyard Price: $9.99
5. Fanmats NFL Seattle Seahawks 22×35 Football Mat Price: $25.99
7. Picnic Time American Football Conference Sidekick Cooler Price: $65.99
8. NFL Seattle Seahawks 11-inch Thematic Gnome Price: $27.00
9. NFL Seattle Seahawks Thematic Resin Piggy Bank Price: $22.00
10. Game Time Seattle Seahawks NFL Men’s Beast Watch Price: $49.99
11. NFL Sports Licensed 60qt Wheeled Cooler Price: $64.99

If you don’t want to pick sides?  Just whip up this DIY referee shirt and you’ll be ready to go!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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10 Fun Valentine Activities for Kids

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pull out the paints and doilies, glue and glitter, pipe cleaners and paper and let your kids have a blast!  There are many fun Valentine activities for kids that can encourage creativity and inspire learning. Doing some projects together can make this an even more special time of year. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

 

1. Amp up your learning with Valentine Activity Trays

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There are several ideas for Valentine-themed trays at this link that will help with counting and numbers, color recognition, letters and spelling, matching, small motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more!  Plus, they look totally fun.

 

2. Make Valentine Sensory Bottles. 

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Use the free printable to add a tag to let your kids know they’ve got you “all shook up!”

 

3. Paint with homemade heart sponges.

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Whip out your red, purple and pink paints and let your kids make a painted heart collage.  Throw in some glitter for even more fun!

 

4. Feed the birds

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All you need are pipe cleaners and cereal to make these cute and colorful bird feeders to hang outside!  Your little ones will love threading Fruit Loops onto pipe cleaners and shaping them into hearts.

 

5. Glam up with some DIY heart glasses. 

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When all the cereal is gone, use the boxes and leftover pipe cleaners to upcycle some fun heart shaped glasses to wear all day!  You can even use red cellophane paper for the “lenses”!

 

6. Create these little “love bugs” from clothespins, craft sticks and pom poms!

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Add a magnet to the back to turn them into magnetic clips.  You and your kids will have a great time making fuzzy bugs and they can give them away as gifts to their loved ones!

 

7. Punch a Bunch.

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Of cups, that is.  There’s a game kids can’t resist called “punch a bunch” where you basically fill some paper cups with prizes, cover them with tissue paper and let the kids punch through to the prize.  This Valentine themed punch a bunch game, called “My Heart is Bursting” would be awesome at a party with a ton of kids, or used with 14 cups as an advent countdown to Valentine’s Day!

 

8. Scatter love all over. 

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Make some love rocks by collecting stones from outside and painting them.  Once they’ve dried, deliver them anonymously to places and people who need to feel a little love!  Think hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, bus stops.  Place them around park benches and by doors.  Line a neighbors walkway.  But be sneaky!

 

9. Shoot some arrows – dessert style!

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Create cupid arrows with skewers, sparkly paper and donut holes.  Your kids will like making them almost as much as eating them!

 

10. Weave some baskets

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These Danish Heart baskets are inexpensive and fairly simple to create.  When you’re done weaving them into a heart shape, you can fill them with little treats and drop them off at your loved ones houses!  Or hide them under family members’ pillows!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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Tiny Tinsel Trees

Small tannenbaums with bold colors and lots of sparkle have a big impact on a tree. Love a good tinsel tree? Create some tiny tinsel trees using metallic pipe cleaners. Keep the kids busy and enjoy some quality time together. - tipsaholic.com #trees #tinsel #diy #crafts #kids #ornaments Tiny Tinsel Tree Ornaments

Small tannenbaums with bold colors and lots of sparkle have a big impact on a tree. Love a good tinsel tree? Create some tiny tinsel trees using metallic pipe cleaners. Keep the kids busy and enjoy some quality time together.

Supplies:

  • metallic pipe cleaners
  • glass beads
  • tacky glue
  • utility knife
  • a cork
  • washi tape
  • pushpin
  • string

Directions:

Form a small loop at one end of a 4-inch length of metallic pipe cleaner. This will be the top of the tree.

Make branches by wrapping six to eight 2-inch lengths of pipe cleaner around the trunk, then trim them so that the branches at the top are narrower.

Adhere a glass bead to the end of each branch with a dab of tacky glue.

Use a utility knife to cut a cork to the width of washi tape (an adult’s job) and wrap the tape around the cork.

Make a hole in the cork with a pushpin, then glue the tree trunk in the hole and allow it to dry.

Add a length of string for hanging the trees.

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Mini Snow Globes

Love the whimsy of snow globes? Now bring the fun home and create your own mini snow globes that can be used as ornaments. Just a few supplies will have you on your way to creating these fun Christmasy ornaments via @tipsaholic #ornaments #snowglobes #diy Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

A drift of Epsom salts helps set the scene in this winter wonderland. Love the whimsy of snow globes? Now bring the fun home and create your own mini snow globes that can be used as ornaments. Just a few supplies will have you on your way to creating these fun Christmasy ornaments.

Supplies:

  • clear plastic shot glass
  • card stock paper
  • pinking shears
  • glue dots
  • small plastic figures (trees, penguins, etc.)
  • epsom salts
  • tacky glue
  • metallic pipe cleaners
  • string
  • button

Directions:

Trace the opening of a clear plastic shot glass(we got ours at a dollar store) on card stock.

Use pinking shears to cut a circle slightly larger than the traced line, then use a glue dot to adhere a small plastic figure to the center.

Add 1 tablespoon Epsom salts to the plastic cup, then line the rim of the cup with tacky glue and adhere the card stock base.

When the seam is dry, glue a piece of metallic pipe cleaner around the bottom of the globe.

Thread string through a button for a hanger, then glue the button in place.

Featured image and tutorial via Family Fun.

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Petite Gumball Machine Ornaments

 Kids always love gum and gumballs. Have a little more fun with their love for gum by creating petite gumball machine ornaments. They are adorable and would add a fun flair to your Christmas tree. Add a bit of sweetness to your holiday with this tiny version of a childhood favorite. - tipsaholic.com #gum #gumball #ornaments #DIY #christmas

Petite Gumball Machine Ornaments

Crafting is a great way to spend some time at home during the holidays. Ornaments are always fun to create. Kids always love gum and gumballs. Have a little more fun with their love for gum by creating petite gumball machine ornaments. They are adorable and would add a fun flair to your Christmas tree. Add a bit of sweetness to your holiday with this tiny version of a childhood favorite.

Supplies:

  • red card stock paper
  • tack glue
  • clothespin
  • silver glitter card stock
  • clear glass ball ornament
  • small round beads
  • large button

Directions:

Roll a 3/4- by 5-inch strip of card stock into a 11/4-inch-diameter tube and secure it with tacky glue (clamp it with a clothespin until the glue dries).

Glue one end of a small rectangle of silver glitter card stock to the tube.

Fill a 11/2-inch diameter clear glass ball ornament with small beads.

For the base, glue the tube to a large button (ours has a 11/2-inch diameter), then glue the ornament in place.

Featured image and craft via Family Fun.

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Stay Frosty Wreath

Christmas is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to get out the craft supplies and have some fun with the kids. have them help you create this adorable Stay Frosty Wreath. It is easy, simple and can even be used after Christmas and all year long. - tipsaholic.com #frosty #wreath #crafts #kids #christmas #snow

Stay Frosty Snowman Wreath

Christmas is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to get out the craft supplies and have some fun with the kids. Have them help you create this adorable Stay Frosty Wreath. It is easy, simple and can even be used after Christmas and all year long.

Stay Frosty Snowman Wreath

Supplies:

  • circle punches or scissors
  • white card stock paper
  • black card stock paper
  • tacky glue
  • 18-inch-diameter wood wreath form
  • orange card stock paper

Directions:

This snowman won’t melt even on warm afternoons. Using circle punches or scissors, cut about five dozen 2-inch circles from white card stock.

For the eyes and mouth, cut two 2-inch and seven 1½-inch circles from black card stock.

With tacky glue, cover an 18-inch-diameter wood wreath form with the white circles (start at the outer edge, gluing the circles so they overhang a bit).

Roll an 8-inch square of orange card stock into a narrow cone.

Glue on the eyes, nose, and mouth. Add a paper hat as shown.

Featured image and craft via Family Fun.

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Indoor Winter Crafts Your Kids Will Love!

Need something to keep the kids busy when they are cooped up in the cold weather? Here are 8 Indoor Winter Crafts Your Kids Will Love! via tipsaholic.com #winter #crafts #kids #kidcraft #coldweather Indoor Winter Crafts Your Kids Will Love!

Take advantage of the chilly conditions outside and cozy up with your kids to do a few crafts inside this winter! 

Need something to keep the kids busy when they are cooped up in the cold weather? Here are 8 Indoor Winter Crafts Your Kids Will Love! via tipsaholic.com #winter #crafts #kids #kidcraft #coldweather

Felt snowman building

Whether you’ve got snow in your area or not, building a snowman is a great winter pastime. The grand scale of this indoor snowman building craft makes it almost lifelike. Watch your kids get creative with a variety of snowman features to place on his face and tummy. Scale things down a bit if you like and enjoy a frosty friend inside!

 

 

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Sensory snow

Packable white “fluffy stuff” is perfect for indoor snow play and sensory bins. Color the snow with powdered tempera paint and show the kids how to make snowballs!

 

 

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Snow globes (no liquids required)

A classic winter project sans the spilled water mess, these sweet little snow globes will make a great wintry addition to your child’s dresser.

 

 

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Snow measuring stick

If you’ve been impressed by the amount of snow that’s fallen outside, why not help the kids learn to measure it with this fun craft? A simple paint stick or old ruler are all you need – unless your snowfall calls for a yardstick!

 

 

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“Snowman Slam” game

Get your kids’ wiggles out before bed with this fun snowman slamming game from Growing a Jeweled Rose. Between crafting each snowman face and playing the game, this could add up to hours of fun!

 

 

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Borax snowflake science

Mixing a little science into your long winter will both teach and impress your little ones! A bit of Borax and a cleverly crafted pipe cleaner snowflake make for an easy and decorative project. Mix things up by trying different shapes and maybe even the letters in your child’s name.

 

 

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Monster claw gloves

If your kids have turned into wild animals being cooped up all winter, indulge their imagination with these easy monster claw gloves! Upcycle a pair of gloves by adding claws and maybe even a bit of fur.

 

 

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Winter playdough play

Playdough may just become your best friend through the chilly season. Dress up your kids’ dough time by adding woodland scents, creatures, and colors. Use white dough for an avalanche of fun!

Featured image via Tidy Mom.

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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35+ Creative DIY Ideas for Clear Glass Ornaments

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas35+ Creative DIY Ideas for Clear Glass Ornaments

Personalize your Christmas tree with DIY ornaments that you make with your friends or family. With these 35 DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments, you can add precious memories to your tree or lots of fun color to make the tree truly shine during the holidays. Or you could use these DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to inspire your own creations. The possibilities are limitless!

Glass Photo Ornament

Pop in a cherished picture of your family, a vintage photo of your grandparents, or a baby picture in a clear glass ornament.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Sea Glass Ornaments

Love the beach theme? You’ll love this DIY idea for sea glass ornaments that will add a beautiful and beachy touch to your Christmas tree.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Melted Crayon Ornaments

Melted crayons are so fun and they’re used in many kid craft projects, but have you ever thought of using them inside a clear glass ornament? The results are unexpectedly gorgeous.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Mercury Glass Ornaments

Make expensive looking ornaments for cheap with this tutorial and allow your tree to truly shine with these DIY mercury glass ornaments.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

German Glass Glitter Ornaments

A fun and easy DIY Christmas ornament that you can do with a little (not too much!) glue and lots of glitter. Have some fun and get a little creative with the designs!

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Candy-Filled Glass Ornaments

The holidays are all about the candy, so celebrate that by filling your clear glass ornaments with candy! These would also work great as gifts.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Ribbon Glass Ornaments

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Just pick out your favorite ribbons and stuff them into glass ball ornaments.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments

Glitter is another holiday favorite and this tutorial shows you how to DIY your own glitter filled glass ornaments!

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Marbled Glass Ornaments

Marbling can look so elegant, even when DIYed. Make your own marbled glass ornaments in any color combinations you like.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Ombre Glass Ornaments

If you’re still in love with ombre, these DIY glass ornaments will speak to you.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Snowman Ornaments

Fun for kids to make or just to marvel at, these snowman ornaments will be a hit with everyone.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Melted Snowman Ornament

Add a little humor and levity to your Christmas tree with these hilarious melted snowman ornaments!

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Glass Float Ornaments

This is another beachy DIY idea for clear ball ornaments. Perfect for Christmas vacations at the beach! Those also make great gifts.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Pearls in a Glass Ornament

If you have a broken pearl necklace that you don’t know what to do with, fill a glass clear ornament with the pearls and you’ll have an elegant Christmas ornament. You can do a similar DIY project with other broken necklaces, pretty beads, or faux pearls. Even cheap plastic bead necklaces will look great in a glass ball ornament.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Stained Glass Ornaments

Stained glass is always a gorgeous and fun DIY project. Try it on a clear glass ornament!

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Seed Bead Ball Ornaments

This is another great craft for the kids to do. Cover a glass ball ornament with glue and seed bead balls to add a whole lotta color to your Christmas tree.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Candy Cane Marbled Monogram Ornaments

Make these gorgeous candy cane marbled ornaments with nail polish. You could put the marbling at the bottom of the clear ornaments or monogram them with your favorite letter.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Don’t know what to do with your baby’s hospital cap and hospital bracelet? Put them in a clear glass ornament for an instant Christmas ornament that will mean so much to you and your family.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Metallic Swirly Ornaments

Grab a metallic paint marker and go to town on a clear glass ball ornament.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Gilded Pine Cones in Glitter Snow Ornaments

Spray tiny pine cones gold and let them hang out in a clear ornament with a little faux snow. Check out this tutorial and you’ll also find 7 other easy (and pretty!) ways to DIY clear glass ornaments.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Pom Pom Stuffed Christmas Ornaments

Let your kids take the lead on this one. Buy piles of fun pom poms and have them create their own DIY Christmas ornaments.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Time Capsule Ornaments

Create a truly meaningful DIY Christmas ornament by writing down the special memories of a year and add the year on the ball. As the years go by, you’ll accumulate a nice collection of tiny time capsules.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Scrap Fabric Ornaments

If you’re a sewer or a quilter, you probably have a lot of scrap fabric laying around. Put them to good use with this easy DIY idea for clear glass ornaments!

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Paper-Stuffed Ornaments

Love music or literature? Find special pieces of paper, make copies, cut them into strips, and put them in your glass ball ornaments.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Wedding Bouquet Ornament

Still have your dried wedding bouquet or groomsman flower pin? Put them in glass ball ornaments and add your wedding memories to your Christmas tree.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Feather Glitter Ornaments

A single feather or two can look ethereal in a glass ball. Add some glitter just because it’s fun.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Snow Capped Ornaments

Whether you’re expecting a lot of snow during the holiday season or a lot of sun, your Christmas tree will come alive with the holiday spirit with these snow-capped ornaments.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Faux Flower Filled Ornaments

Craft stores are full of beautiful faux flowers. Grab those with tiny blooms and put them in your clear ball ornaments to add Mother Nature to your Christmas tree.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Graduation Tassel Ornament

Did someone just graduate or have you been holding on your graduation tassel for who knows what? Put them in a clear glass ornament and allow them to be useful instead of wasting away in a box in the attic.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Water Bead Ornaments

Water beads, or plant gel beads, come in all kinds of vibrant colors. Even clear water beads would still look great in a glass ball ornament.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Pine Branch Ornament

If you have pine trees outside, snip off a few tiny branches and decorate your clear ball ornaments with them.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Sequin Ornaments

Sequins are never tacky during the holidays, so try this fun DIY glass ball ornament idea.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Souvenir Ornament

Don’t let your souvenirs and travel mementos be abandoned and forgotten — showcase them in glass ball ornaments that you can take out every year and reminisce with. This DIY idea for a clear ornament includes shells and sand from a beach vacation, but you could stuff them with practically anything that will fit. Here are some more ideas for your travel mementos.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Leopard Ornaments

These fun leopard ornaments are very taste-specific, but you could do the same DIY approach with any wrapping tissue that you like. Check out a nearby craft store and have fun choosing your favorite tissues for this DIY idea for clear glass ornaments!

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Alcohol Ink Ornament

Have you ever tried alcohol ink for a craft project? Create insanely beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments with this tutorial.

Try these 35+ DIY ideas for clear glass ornaments to add precious memories and lots of spirit to your Christmas tree! from @tipsaholic #ornaments #diy #christmas

Whew. I hope you’re good and inspired to go out and create your own fabulous DIY christmas ornaments with the blank slate that we know as clear glass ball ornaments!

For more DIY Christmas ideas, check out 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas and 11 DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Garlands.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teens

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Are you stumped when it comes to stocking stuffers for your tween or teen?  When small toys will no longer cut it, it’s hard to know what to fill their socks with!  While making your own small gifts is generally more durable and more meaningful, hand making for the 10-17 crowd can leave you flustered.  Here are some cool DIY stocking stuffers your tween and teens are sure to love!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensCustom Sharpie Mug, Pounds4Pennies – If your teen loves hot chocolate, tea or coffee, this cute mug is sure to please.  Even if they’re more into milk and cookies, a monogram mug in their favorite colors will have personal meaning.  Plus they could use it for a pencil holder or even a vase for their bedroom!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensDino Necklace, It All Started With Paint – This cool necklace is super easy to create and makes a fun statement.  Metallics are super trendy, too.  Not into dinos at your house?  You could use any small plastic animal – just paint them up in gold or silver!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensVintage Book Trinket Box, Lovely, etc. – Everyone needs a secret spot for notes, mementos, and other small treasures.  This trinket box looks just like a vintage book – because that’s what it is!  Give them a spot to hide precious items from nosy siblings – bonus points if you can find a favorite book or author to use!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensKitty Studs, The Pink Samurai – Small and simple kitty studs make the cutest little statement perched in your tweens ears!  They’re fun and whimsical, but simple enough to look chic.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensMini Duct Tape Notebooks, blitsy blog –  A mini notebook is super handy for keeping in a purse, pocket or bedside drawer.  Kids can keep track of ideas, inspirations, and notes while they’re out and about.  They are so easy to make, you’ll want to make a few sets for yourself as well!  Personalize them for your teens with papers in patterns and colors they’ll love.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensComic Book Magnets, Crafts By Amanda – For the superhero fan, these magnets are a surefire hit.  They require just a few materials to make and teens will love the fun shapes, sizes and comic theme.  They can put them in their lockers for more personalization.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensSwiss Army Key Ring, Man Made – Once your kids start driving, they’re bound to have more than one key to keep track of.  This awesome swiss army knife-style key ring is the perfect solution!  It folds up in a clever disguise your boys will love.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensGlitter Rings, A Splendid Assemblage – Add some sparkle to your daughters’ hands with these cute glitter rings!  It’s an easy and quick project, so you can make one for each finger, or a rainbow of glitzy colors.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensDino iPhone Tripod, Eat, Sleep, Make – A phone tripod is super useful for watching videos, using the internet for homework, taking photos, and tons of other things.  This particular tripod – featuring a fun dino tail – will be a hit with your guys.  Use any kind of dino tail you want; you could even paint it different colors!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensMystery Braid Bracelets, A Pumpkin and a Princess – These leather mystery braid bracelets are fun, trendy and unisex!  Stuff their socks with an accessory anyone can rock!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensLego Belt, Delia Creates – Are legos slowly taking over your house?  These tiny building bricks make an awesome belt!  This is a super fast project they can have fun with AND wear for years to come!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensPom Pom Bookmark, Design Mom – If you’ve got any bookworms in your house, this is the perfect little stocking stuffer for them!  A fun, fuzzy pom pom makes just about anything cuter, but these bookmarks top the list.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensLeather Sunglass Case, Whimsey Box – Sunglasses can be a fun gift, even in the winter time.  Wrap them up with these DIY sunglasses case.  The neon shapes on the light leather pack a big style punch.  You can customize them however you like so your tween and teen will love them!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensCereal Box Notepads, Infarrantly Creative – Here’s another way to encourage them to keep track of ideas, notes and other things they’ll want to remember throughout the day.  The cereal box covers are bright, fun and quirky – sure to catch the eye.  And you can make a whole set in one afternoon.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensLip Balm Locket, Beautylish – This fun accessory is full of charm.  If your girls like a little vintage style, these lockets will impress for sure.  Hidden away inside is some homemade lip balm!  It’s a lovely addition to their trinkets.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensSpa Kit, Doodlecraft – Your daughter will feel very adult with her own special spa kit!  Loaded with nail polish, nail file, lip balm, lotions and a bath poof, these tiny jars pack a lot of relaxation and thoughtfulness inside!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensFoxy Kindle Case, Eskimimi Makes – This super cute case is designed to fit a kindle or iPad.  It’s made out of fleece so there is no fraying to worry about and it’ll keep your kids’ devices nice and snug.  They’re going to love the little fox design!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensLeather Coin Pouch, Always Rooney – These geometric and leather circle pouches are loaded with style.  They can be loaded up with all your teens change, too!  What a fun way to keep track of their pennies; and a simple sewing project too.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensSnowman Hershey Bars, Robin’s Creative Cottage – You just can’t go wrong with chocolate!  If you want to add a little fun to the treats in your kids’ stockings, try dressing the candy bars up like snowmen.

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teensSnowman Gum, My Little Gnochi –  And continuing the snowman treat theme, why not draw some snowmen on the plastic packs of white gum?  Ok, it might be a little too “cutesy” for your 17 year old son, but at least his breath will be fresh!

 

Find the perfect stocking stuffers for teens and tweens without breaking the bank. Plus some are ones you can make yourself. 20 Cool DIY Stocking Stuffers for Tweens & Teens - Tipsaholic, #stockingstuffer, #Christmas, #gifts, #DIY, #tweens, #teens

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas

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Sometimes you come across a decor idea that borders on pure genius.  Those ideas are what really get your own creative juices flowing.  With Christmas lurking right around the corner, it’s time to start brainstorming holiday decorations.  To help you on your quest, here are 10 seriously clever Christmas decor ideas that win in every way.  If you’re in a decorating slump, check out the brilliance here – it’s sure to jump start your own design vision!

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY1. Erin had a fabulous idea for how to upgrade plain white Christmas lights on the cheap!  Check out the photo how-to on her blog, This Journey.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY2. No space for a tree?  Allergic to pine?  Want something fun and different?  Check out this PVC Pipe Tree on Martha Stewart.  It’s whimsical and modern!  Just hang it right on the wall and decorate the cubbies.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY3. If you’re short on counter space, you can still display a cute nativity this Christmas.  Just make one to hang instead!  Go see Create it. Go! for instructions on this wood chip garland nativity.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY4. Update your boring red and green with some fun color – these trees are perfect!  All you need is wood, a saw and craft paint to make this colorful forest by Inspired By Charm.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY5. Give your chilly walkway some welcoming warmth with a few holiday ice lanterns!  They’re cheerful and warming, and super easy to create.  Oh My! Creative tells you how.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY6. This yarn-wrapped Christmas bulb garland is so cute and quaint!  Yarn is a cozy decoration around the holidays and this garland makes a festive statement.  Turn a few replacement light bulbs into a more charming decoration with Kojo Designs.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY7. Monsters Circus shares another great Christmas light upgrade – this one using wooden balls.  The look is clean, crisp and modern, but you could put your own twist on it by painting the wooden balls as well.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY8. Create outdoor topiaries for your porch using tomato cages and faux pine garlands for a tiny fraction of the cost of real Christmas topiaries!  Camp Clem give you all the details you need.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY9. If you really want to wow your guests this Christmas, create an invisible tree by hanging green ornaments from jewelry string!  The look is pretty jaw-dropping and it’s apparently not as difficult as it appears.  See how on Not Martha.

 

Need some Christmas DIY inspiration. Find it with these 10 Clever Christmas Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #decor, #holidays, #christmasdecor, #decorations, #DIY10. Use straws (straws!) to create some seriously awesome himmeli-inspired ornaments, just like Vintage Revivals. If you want more authenticity, spray paint them gold or brass.

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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11 DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Garlands

 Find a fun way to countdown the days to Christmas and get a little crafty. Try one of these adorable 11 DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Garlands ~ Tipsaholic.com #Christmas #countdown #advent

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There are many ways to count down to Christmas, but an advent calendar is one of the best! Kids and adults alike can look forward to opening an envelope, peeking into a stocking, or unwrapping a small gift. Celebrate the holiday season this year by creating your very own advent calendar and filling it with your favorite goodies, drawing some inspiration from these 11 DIY Christmas advent calendar garlands. Hang one from the mantel, on a wall, or even use it to decorate your Christmas tree!

 

1. Paper Stockings

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This fun paper stocking advent garland comes with a template for the stockings and is a great one to make with help from the kids. Use ribbons, buttons, crayons and other basic supplies to dress up your stockings!

 

2. Snowman Capsules

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If your kids love the quarter machines that spit out prizes in little plastic capsules, you might want to save up a few for this clever advent project! Turn those capsules into snowmen and string them together and watch little eyes light up each day as they pop open a new one.

 

3. Felt Envelopes

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Use the basic pattern provided by Jenny Allsorts to cut felt for these envelopes. A bit of contrasting hand-stitching and a bright button really makes them pop!

 

4. Baby Socks

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Are the kids growing out of their cute little socks? Recycle them into a super-simple baby sock garland by adding number stickers! Mini clothespins definitely increase the cute factor.

 

5. Felt Mittens

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You’ll love the sparkle and shine on this adorable felt mitten advent garland. And Nana Company generously provides a free PDF pattern for the mittens, so just pull out the sewing machine and get busy!

 

6. Santa Hats

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Search dollar stores and craft stores for “Santa hats” to put this garland together, or try sewing your own (with your choice of fabrics!) using a simple tutorial like this. Stitch a button to each hat to hang a numbered tag.

 

7. Paper Mache Boxes

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This advent garland is made using paper mache boxes. The boxes are perfect for small treats and papers with fun activities written on them and look great with painted lids.

 

8. Paper Cones

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Roll up some paper cones and string them along your mantle with fun things inside! This garland is quick and easy and would be a great project for the kids to join in on.

 

9. Printable Paper Envelopes

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If you’re looking for something bright and colorful that can be put together at the last minute, look no further. The free printables from Oh Happy Day are perfect for folding into envelopes, clipping to a ribbon or string, and hanging on a wall.

 

10. Paper Bags

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This advent calendar may just be the easiest on our list! Use paper bags (miniature bags, if you please!) and clothespins to hold all of your advent goodies.

 

11. Velvet Santa Bags

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A bit of simple sewing and these cute Santa sacks will be hanging for all to see. Use a faux velvet fabric and soft cord to give an authentic, Christmasy feel to your garland.

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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10 Festive DIY Christmas Tree Skirts

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There’s nothing like a classic tree skirt to finish off your Christmas tree decorations.  A tree skirt grounds the decor and makes the vignette look polished and complete.  Store-bought tree skirts can be pricey, and there’s no guarantee you’ll find the style or the colors you’d like.  Why not customize your skirt by making it yourself?  A tree skirt can be simple or detailed, classic and traditional or modern and clean.  It can be whimsical, fun, fresh, or chic.  You can use it to finalize the tone of your decor, so use these 10 DIY Christmas tree skirts as inspiration for your own!

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1. No-Sew Ruffled Tree SkirtThe Johnston’s – It’s hard to believe there’s no sewing involved here, but it’s true!  Fabric strips, a pre-made skirt base and hot glue – that’s all you need.  It looks like a million bucks.

 

2. Plaid and Pom Pom Tree SkirtSomething Is Done – If you like plaid for winter (and it’s really a winter staple, right?) you’ll love this skirt.  The photo tutorial makes it an easy sew while the pom pom trim adds the right touch of whimsy.

 

3. Felt Fringe Tree SkirtPretty Prudent – This cute and modern skirt uses felt, which makes it a quick sew with no hemming or raw edges involved!  The fringe element is a fun alternative to ruffles and you can customize it with any colors you’d like.

 

4. Rustic Tree Skirt, Country Woman Mag – This truly unique take on the tree skirt idea is intriguing.  It makes use of grapevine wreaths in graduated sizes stacked around the bottom of the tree.  There’s no sewing – or fabric! – involved though it still looks festive without the ruffles, lace and standard Christmas motifs.

 

5. Ruched Tree Skirt, Teal and Lime – This tree skirt takes the classic circle up a notch.  It’s a nice, simple look with one color and a small unified detail all around that makes it understated and classy.

 

6. Sequin Tree Skirt, Flowers are Lovely – Want to add a little sparkle under your tree?  This skirt is killer glam without going overboard.  The gold sequins are just the right amount of shine, without being glittery and gaudy.

 

7. Burlap and Felt Tree Skirt, Decorating Ideas Made Easy – This skirt is a simple design with some fancy touches.  An outer ruffled tier and tiny felt flowers add charm, but it’s the covered buttons that really pull it together.

 

8. Sweater Skirt, So Eclectic – With an old sweater, a scissors and a couple of stitches, this Christmas tree got a cozy skirt with a custom look.  It’s got a warm and homey look that’s truly inviting.

 

9. Scalloped Tree SkirtCentsational Girl – These scallops are a lot easier to make than you’d think – because they’re felt!  Attach a bunch of felt half-circles around a bottom layer of fabric cut in a circle, and you’ve got a cute scalloped skirt without the headache!  It’s fanciful and fun, and the unconventional colors make it pop.

 

10. Tablecloth Turned Tree Skirt, design POST Interiors – If you think tree skirts are too much trouble, try this one before swearing off the DIY look.  It’s made from a round tablecloth, so with two cuts you’re finished!  It literally takes about a minute to complete.

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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