Mason Jar Pin Cushion

Love to sew? Then you may need a pin cushion! Here is a unique and very simple pin cushion tutorial. It took me about 5 minutes to make. I just love easy, peasy crafts!  You will need material, pillow fluff, cardboard, and a mason jar.  I chose to use denim, but I found out that it is not the easiest material to manipulate because it is thick.

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Cut the material 2 inches larger then that of the mason jar ring.  Cut a piece of cardboard in a circular shape to match the size of the mason jar ring.  Place a handful of pillow fluff in the inner center of the material and place the cardboard cut out on top of the fluff.  Gather the material over the cardboard and stuff through the hole of the mason jar ring. Glue the gathered material closed around the cardboard.  Easy peasy!  You have a pin cushion!

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Easter Egg Bouquet

Looking for an easy peasy Easter craft?  Well, you found one right here!  You can make this adorably cute Easter centerpiece using plastic Easter eggs.  You know you have about a gazillion stuffed in the holiday box.  So, get them out!  Put them to good use!

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Materials:

plastic Easter eggs

skewer sticks

jar/vase

scissors

 

Step 1:  Stick a skewer through the hole in the bottom of the plastic Easter egg.

Step 2: Cut skewer stick down to size needed base this off the size of the jar.

Step 3: Place skewered eggs in jar and arrange like a pretty bouquet.

Step 4:  Admire your beautiful creation and display for all to see.

Step 5:  Make one for a friend and start all over again repeating steps 1-3

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer”!

I love this time of year!  Even in the warm Florida winter.  It is most beautiful!  I enjoy the time I get to spend with my children and the fun crafts and activities that we do together.  I really enjoy making things for our friends and family.  As you have read my love language is gifts and so I tend to speak using my love language during this time of year.  I just love gift giving and seeing the joy on the recipients face.  Well this month my children and I are making lots of fun crafts to give on Christmas day to our family.  I will be sharing many of them with you over the next few days.

A few months ago Target had these red melamine solo cups in the dollar section. I wasn’t certain what I could do with them, but I couldn’t help myself from buying the remaining inventory.  So we came home with 25 melamine solo cups and they just sat there.  Then one day while I was watching Ant Farm with my daughter on Netflix it dawned on me that they would make the cutest Santa cups!  My daughter Allison is the artist in our family.  So I asked her what she thought of this awesome idea.  And she said “Cool!”  So here we have it our Santa Cups!  We filled them up with candy cane mints.  They are super uber cute!!!  Dont’cha think?!

 

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materials for adorable Santa cups:
Red Solo Cup
Black Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
E6000
Googly eyes
You can even make these with the plastic red solo cups.  We have a few left so we were thinking of painting a few with just Santa’s belt and gold buckle.  They are so fun to make and make a sweet handmade gift from the munchkins.

 

 

The first day of Christmas…

It is here!!!  It is finally here!!!  The first day of December, the first day of Christmas.  Such a beautiful time of year!  Everything is well decorated with lights and pretty decorations.  We are all in the gift buying and giving mood.   And yet I start to wonder if we have forgotten what makes this season so bright and special.  Such a beautiful season and yet we are forced on the job front to be “sensitive” to others and speak of Happy Holidays.  I like Happy Hollydays myself…lol(my name is Holly.)  But seriously…what is it that brought us to celebrate this beautiful season?  There is so much more to it than just the Santa, presents, and parties.  This is Christmas!  Did you see that?!  CHRIST*mas!  That is right the true meaning of this beautiful season is the beautiful gift that God gave us.  The promise that was born to Mary in a lil stable in Bethlehem, beneath a beautiful bright star.  Jesus Christ was born to bring us that special promise of love.  We are so loved by God that he sent his son to be born with the purpose of dying on the cross to save us from our sins and to give us life.  John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  We are loved by God our creator!  And we are reminded of that love during this season of MERRY CHRISTMAS not Happy Holidays.

Today My children and I enjoyed decorating our tree with our family ornaments.  Each ornament has a story, a memory, a connection.  One of our family traditions is to give each other an ornament that represents a memory of that year.  So as we were hanging our ornaments on our tree, we talked about our memories and we laughed together.  The children had such a wonderful time decorating the tree.  One of the last things we do is hang the star on the top of our tree and we talk about what the star represents.  The beautiful bright star that was placed high in the dark night sky that led the Wiseman, the Shepherds, and the Kings to Jesus.

After decorating our tree we made more of these cute Pine Cone Christmas trees…

This is a great activity to do with children of all ages.  All you need is: some pinecones and pom poms.  You could glue the pom poms to the pine cone.  We just stuffed them in between the pine needles.  And you can find the pom poms at the Dollar Tree.

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Gobble til you wobble! A pine cone turkey Craft for Thanksgiving.

Gobble Gobble! It is almost Thanksgiving! Such a beautiful time of year with all the leaves changing, cooler days, and TURKEY’s! The Holidays are so special to me. I enjoy the extra time I have with the kiddos and the crafts we make together. Today I would like to share with you our pine cone turkey’s! These is a great project for kids of all ages to make and are great to decorate the table with.
All you will need for this project is:

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Let your child use his/her imagination and let them really take control of the making of their turkey. No two will ever look the same! You can also add name cards for the Thanksgiving Day table setting.

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