Monday, December 4


This is a perfect little gift to have on hand for last minute giving! It's quick, easy, and cheap to make. Plus tons of fun to play! It's a great hostess gift, party favor, or stocking stuffer. And did I mention easy?

Here's all you need to make a set:
Print the score card and cut it out. Stack each card front with a card back, then laminate them to make durable two-sided cards (we use this home laminator). Stick the card and dice in your cinch sack and you're done! Easy peasy!


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We'd love to hear what you're making for your #handmadeChristmas!

Thursday, November 30

Raccoon Peg Doll & Felt Playset Tutorial

Okay, guys. I'm about to open a world of fun and affordable gifts right before your eyes. Are you ready?

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Because seriously, if you get the hang of this little set you can translate it to make a playset that fits anything - anything - your kids are interested in. Have you seen our little felt and peg doll camping set? This is basically exactly the same things. I just painted the pegs to look like raccoons and made the tent look like a leafy log. So read through this tutorial, then get creative and make just what you need - a castle with knight pegs, a cave with bear pegs, a hideout with superhero pegs, anything.

But back to our raccoons for now. This little playset has everything you need your kids need for hours of fun! (but no one will blame you if you want to play with it too)

Each raccoon has their own little leaf sleeping bag:

The table has plates painted right on so it's always ready for a raccoon snack:

And it all goes in this little felt log house, complete with a leaf door, leafy roof, and windows:

And that leafy roof? It opens up for easy play:

Monday, November 27

Merry Bats

I realized this year we have a special Christmas tradition. One we just stumbled onto by accident. And it's too funny not to share! It stems from our one Halloween tradition - making paper bats. Can you spot it?

Every year we hang paper bats, and every year the boys are heartbroken at the thought of taking them down to make room for Christmas decorations. So, year after year, those little bats make an appearance alongside the lights, garland, and nativity. You can see them lined up behind the tree above, but this was my favorite take on Merry Bats from a couple years ago:

We made each bat its own little paper Santa hat. Which was especially cute for our bats hanging from the ceiling. I expect we'll be making a few extra hats for their paper Frankensteins this year!

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Flashback to #3's first Christmas, and the year of the Santa bats:

And to last month's project day at Home Depot:

Because Papa says there aren't enough photos of his boys. :)

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Friday, November 24

Favorite DIY Gifts for Baby

Have a baby or two on your gift list this year? These DIY baby gifts are some of our favorites!
I use the same technique to make my favorite toddler blanket!
This easy flannel blanket gift set is my other fave.