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Easy and Adorable Homemade Mitten Ornaments

originally posted 12-16-10
Here is a fun little Mommy-craft that I've been working on lately. This is a pretty simple craft and would be a fun activity for older kids to do too!

If you are interested in making some of your own, here are the basic steps:

1. Using felt (I LOVE FELT!), cut out 4 mittens of the same color. I made a pattern out of felt and use that to cut out 2 at a time. The dimensions of the mittens I've made are appx. 2.75" x 2.75". You can make them bigger or smaller!

2. Using felt, cut out circles of whatever color you want your flowers to be. I just cut the circles out freehand. They aren't perfect, but that's part of what makes them look cute and handmade.

3.Cut triangles out of your circle to make it look like a flower. You could round the edges more also if you like. I've kept mine straight.

4. Layer the flowers however you desire, and stitch them onto your mittens. I usually just do a single stitch, but sometimes have done a cross-stitch…

10 Super Creative Ways to make Homemade Snowman Ornaments!

I was looking around the internet the other day for ideas for homemade snowman ornaments. There are so many cool ideas out there! Seriously. I want to make them all!
Here are links to some of my very favorite ones. They are just so creative and unique. Hard to choose just which one to do!

1. Tea Light Snowman 2. Sheet Music Snowman 3. Baseball Snowman 4. ABC Block Snowman 5. Hot Glue Melted Snowman  6. Golf Tee Snowman 7. Spoon Snowman 8. PVC Pipe Snowman 9. Key Snowman 10. Baby Food Jar Snowman

And while I was finding these cuties, I also happened to find some really awesome ideas for some big snowman projects. Bonus! These are so cool.

Homemade Snowman Pinata
Giant Snowman made with Plastic Cups!

Time to get crafting!

Fun and Easy Christmas Games with BOWS!

This was one of our activities for our "Presents" - themed week. Was so easy and fun, just like our Candy Cane Hunt, and  And don't forget to check out this post where we show you how to use practically any Christmas wrapping paper to make cute file-folder Christmas games for kids! Keep reading to find out how you can create some super fun and easy games with gift bows!  These Christmas games would be great for parties or even as Birthday party games! All you need is a bag of bows and kids who like to have fun. 

You will need: A bunch of gift bows (You can buy them fairly cheap this time of year. I actually bought this big bag of bows 3 years ago and have barely made a dent in using them---so finally I can put them to good use!)2 big bowls or buckets or bins.A child or children with lots of energy!

Here are a few easy game ideas:
1. Bow Run: Place 2 buckets each at opposite ends of the house. Fill one of the buckets with the bows.Have the child pick up one bow at a time and run …