5 Great Valentines Day Kids Craft Decorations

If you’re celebrating valentines day with some little ones this year.  Why not do some fun crafts to get them in the holiday spirit!  Here are a list of our favorite kid crafts that you can use to decorate for your celebration!

Valentines Day Sign Card from marthastewart.com

Valentines Day Sign Card from marthastewart.com

Create this card or large sign by making signs out of construction paper, doilies, and adhesive letters from any craft or office supply shop or Amazon. Photograph your child holding the signs, then tape the pictures to construction paper and fold the card accordion-style.

Paper Heart Wreath from thehybridchick.com

Paper Heart Wreath from thehybridchick.com

This adorable craft is made with printing photo paper but you can always use scrapbook paper or card stock to complete this adorable look.  You just need a little weight to the paper and then of course the ribbon to tie it off.  Check out instructions here at thehybridchick.com

Bonbon-Filled Hearts from marthastewart.com

Bonbon-Filled Hearts from marthastewart.com

These candy filled hearts are yummy and an adorable addition to decorate for valentines day.  All you need is some card stock, a pencil, a hole punch, some ribbon, and of course candy! For instructions please check out marthastewart.com.

Paper Mailbox from simplymodernmom.com

Paper Mailbox from simplymodernmom.com

Make and put out your very own Valentines Day mailbox for each family member to put their valentines in! Get the pattern and instructions at simplymodernmom.com.]

Flower Petal Lollypops from marthastewart.com

Flower Petal Lollypops from marthastewart.com

Put out a bowl of lolly pop flowers hand made by your kiddo’s to celebrate the holiday! Learn how to make this cute craft at marthastewart.com.

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5 Winter Tablescape Ideas

It is still winter for a little while longer even thought it’s been in the 50’s and 60’s here in Virginia! So I thought that this week I would show some of my favorite winter tablesapes! Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments or if you have one to share make sure you put yours there as well!

Rustic Organic Table Setting From A HGTV Fan

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I love a natural place-card holder! This pinecone place-card holder and a bare branch, painted white, as a sculptural centerpiece are a perfect addition to the brown and green tones uses in this tablescape to represent a winter feast!

Rustic Chic from Style Me Pretty

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The cranberries, crystal, and gold accents are all beautiful accents to the rustic wood table they are on.  I love the use of fruit and vegetables as accents in decorating.  Natural accents always  a great touch!

Naked Table Adorned with White and Gold from Style Me Pretty

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If you have a gorgeous wooden table why would you hide it beneath a tablecloth? This beautiful table is accented with gold touches and white flowers to bring out some lovely winter hues.

Linens and Nature from Kara Rosenlund

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Using dried greens, walnuts, olive branches and linens to create this comforting winter tablescape really bring out the winter hues.  And the hanging vintage wine bucket add something special to the design.

Lanterns and Greenery from Liz Marie Blog

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Again showing off a gorgeous wooden table is the way to go.  Accented by a linen runner, natural greenery and these beautiful lanterns is a beautiful way to bring the feeling of winter warmth to your table.

 

50 Free Holiday Party Printable’s

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It is the Holiday season. And to help you get into the spirit we’ve pulled together a huge list of free holiday printables!  Free printable’s to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years and more!  You’ll find tons of creative ways to add a personal touch to your holiday celebrations.

This post has generic, winter themed, Christmas, and Hanukkah printables to help you celebrate!

 

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Candy Bar Holiday Printable from Our Best Bites

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Cottages and Snow Cherubs from Wings of Whimsy

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Holiday Treat Bag from Eat Drink Chic

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Hanukkah Printable’s from Evermine Occasions 

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Holiday Cash Holder from Lemon Squeezy

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Lunch and Snack Labels from Moms and Munchkins

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Christmas Cupcake Wrappers from Design Dazzle

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Cookies and Cocoa Christmas Party from Catch My Party

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Christmas Labels for Treats from Lia Griffith

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Christmas Cube Advent from I Heart Nap Time

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Christmas Present Tags from Hazel Fisher Creations

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Hot Chocolate Party Printable’s from A Pair of Pears 

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Hershey Kiss Printables from Amanda’s Parties to Go

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Christmas Ornaments from Fellow Fellow

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Holiday Photobooth Props from Oh Happy Day

christmas subway art printable

Christmas Subway Art from Landee See Landee Do

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Hanukkah Cupcake Decorations from Printable Party Kits

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Cookie Exchange Freebies from Joy Ever After

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Foldable Gift Box from Pickle Bums

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Special Delivery from Santa Tags from Who Arted

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Believe Banner from At Second Street

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Pink Tree Printable from Claudine Hellmuth

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Printable Christmas Signs from Printable Decore

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Christmas Carol Napkin Rings from Mom and the Blonds

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Christmas Cash Envelope from Kelleigh Ratzlaff

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Merry Christmas Tags from Amanda’s Parties to Go

free christmas keep calm printables

Keep Calm and Carol On Printable from Craftily Ever After

 

free printable advent calendar

Printable Advent Calendar from Yellow Bliss Road

free printable baking tags

Cupcake Labels from Anders Ruff

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Christmas Printable Bunting from Love Mae

free printable bottle labels

Holiday Bottle Labels from Botanical Paperworks

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Santa Kit Printable from Lily Gene

 

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 Green Christmas Printables from Mirabelle Creations

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Hanging Holiday Stars from Botanical Works

 

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Holiday Cheer Printable from Today’s Creative Blog

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Holiday Garland from Whisker Graphics

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Holiday Gift Tags from Pretty Providence

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Holiday Invitation Cards from Anders Ruff

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Holiday Party Printable Collection from Pizzazzerie

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Letter from Santa Printable from Over the Big Moon

 

 

 

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Paper Reindeer Tags from Eat Drink Chic

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Printable Christmas House from Paper and Glitter

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Printable Christmas Ornaments from Wild Olive

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Traditional Printable Ornaments from U Create

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Retro Type Christmas Tags from Simple as That Blog

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Santa Papercraft from Mini Papercraft

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 House Gift Boxes from Design Mom

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Snowman Cupcake Wrappers from Mighty Delighty

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Christmas Wrap Printable from Shhh My Darling

 

bon bons printables

Christmas Bon Bons from Tiny Me

Are you celebrating the season with one of these fun holiday printables? Tell us how you use these free printables to create a personalized holiday!

Holiday Party Must Haves

Now that you are stuffed from your Thanksgiving Feast and your Gilmore Girl party binge. It’s time to start planning your next event! Winter is on it’s way and that means holiday parties are right around the corner. Here is your list of holiday party must haves and tips to make your party a great success!

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Decor

  • You don’t need to run out and buy an entire stores worth of holiday decorations for your party.  You can turn your home into a beautiful winter wonderland by using things around your home and getting a little creative.
  • Create a candy bar from jars you have around your home filled with yummy holiday candy treats.  Include some cute take home bags for everyone to take a bit home with them.
  • Place ornaments around the house not just on the tree.  Spread them out for some holiday cheer.  Or if you’re having a sit down affair you can always run out and buy some plain glass bulbs and write each guests name on one and use that as their place card!
  • Use left over ribbon and tie it around items in the house; candles, lamps, door handles, any where they would look cute can work!
  • Don’t forget to dress up the bathroom.  Adding a fun holiday soap or writing a cute holiday message or putting snowflakes on the vanity are all cute ideas to dress up the loo.
  • Don’t be afraid to use a little glitter here and there!  You can take an ordinary candle or vase and add some beautiful silver glitter to the bottom to give it some holiday cheer.  Or use it in some little jars around the table.
  • Use pinecones from your front yard and dress them up with some fake snow, glitter, or gold/silver spray paint to help create a perfect winter wonderland look.

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Entertainment

  • Play some fun games.  For example you could do trivia games, holiday themed scategories, name that tune, name that holiday movie, pin the noes on the snowman. Play as teams for group bonding.  Games are a great way for guests to get to know one another or to become closer.
  • Create a Photo Booth with fun holiday props.  You don’t need to rent one if you have a Fuji Instant Camera or if you have this fun app on your iPad.
  • Give out prizes to guests for random things, like finding something you’ve hidden in the room or to whomever has the most pennies on them.
  • Play lots of holiday music using a holiday CD or a music streaming channel app like Pandora.
  • Have a holiday movie playing in the background on the TV.  Even if you have music playing it’s fun for guests to glance over and see a little Home Alone action on the TV.
  • Hold a contest for most holiday spirited sweater or ugliest sweater works too.
  • Coordinate a cookie exchange for the party.
  • Organize a gift exchange like a White Elephant Gift Exchange.
  • Create a DIY S’mores and Hot Coco Bar.
  • Have a ornament decorating station both kids and adults will love to take home their own ornament.
  • If kids are coming make sure that you have kid friendly activities or that all guests can partake.

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Lighting

  • Lighting is an easy and less expensive way to dress up any party.
  • Soft lighting with candles and dim lights is always a holiday party favorite.
  • When in doubt add white twinkling christmas lights.
  • Turn glass candleholders into stylish accessories by covering them in decorative fabric.

Holiday Party Must Haves

Food/Drink

  • DIY it and add entertainment by having a cookie exchange or a cookie decorating party, S’mores, or Hot Coco Bar.
  • It’s ok to make your holiday party a pot luck.  Really it is.
  • If you are planning on doing the cooking decide what type of party you’re having; full sit down dinner, hour d’roves and desserts, snacks and treats, or some other combination.
  • There are a million holiday food blogs out there so I am not the winning location for that information but I will say make sure that if you are having a vegetarian at your party you have enough food to fill them.  Don’t make them starve with a couple of rolls and veggies…

Holiday Party Must Haves

Favors

  • Incorporating your favors into your party is always a fun idea.  Like doing the ornament place card or the candy bar mentioned above.
  • Unless you know that all of your guests share the same religion.  Keep your favors secular.
  • DIY it with some of these amazing ideas from HGTV.
  • If you have kids coming to your party make sure you have some kid friendly favors for little ones to take home.

 

7 Amazing DIY Last Minute Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and that means it’s time to get down to business.  Here are some last-minute Thanksgiving Decorations that are sure to please your guests!

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DIY No Sew Burlap Table Runner: is a perfect addition to any fall meal but especially Thanksgiving.  If you can find this adorable gold polka doted burlap then you are set for sure.  Check out the list of supplies below and for instructions Click Here.

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$5 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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$5 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces: Use up those saved sauce jars, or some left over mason jars cover them in some burlap and fill them with some acorns and pine cones you find around your house and BAM you have this cute DIY Centerpiece.  For instructions Click Here and see our supplies list below.

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Free Leftover Thanksgiving Lables

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Free Thanksgiving Leftover Station Printable’sIf you’re having guests come to thanksgiving that aren’t staying the night this is an adorable addition to any Thanksgiving dinner.  Not to mention there are some free printables!  Click Here for directions and see the supply list below.

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Maple Leaf Flowers

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DIY Maple Leaf Roses: These adorable maple leaf roses look amazing as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving.  For instructions Click Here and for supplies see below.

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Free and Easy Thanksgiving or Fall Place Cards

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Free and Easy Thanksgiving Place Cards: You can make these cute place cards just by taking some paper and glueing it to a pine cone!  How easy is that?  For instructions Click Here and see our supplies list below.

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Gold Leaf PlaceCards

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DIY Gold Leaf Place Cards: These DIY gold leaf place cards are so easy to make and look adorable with a gold themed table scape. If you want to make this adorable place card check out the instructions by Clicking Here and check out the supply list below.

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DIY Thanksgiving Silverware Holder: This project just takes a printer some paper and some creative folding!  Sooooo easy!  For instructions visit their website HERE.

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