Here’s a fun project to bring you into the New Year and brighten up your space all winter long. These miniature disco balls are a cinch to make and can be used to top cakes, line a table or even hang on the tree for a last minute addition.
Who said Christmas was just for little ones? I like to think that I’m still a big kid at heart, and I have a soft spot for vintage toys. If you’re a collector like me, you’ll always have your eyes peeled for that one special find, “the” perfect addition to your vintage collection.
Call me whimsical, call me nostalgic, but most of the time I’d say they just don’t make toys like they used to. Obviously, international toy safety requirements have evolved, meaning that many objects from yesteryear are no longer “fit” for little fingers, but they can be used for display, and will always add a unique, playful touch to a nursery, child’s room or an office/work space, if you’re a child at heart like me.
For today’s selection, I’ve picked six colorful classics to perk up your home, provide some creative inspiration, and perhaps remind you of the good ole’ days. Enjoy!
Still looking for the perfect gift? Here’s one for the entire family! You could win a Wii U Deluxe Set and $5,000 to take your family on vacation in the Family Game Night Sweepstakes. It only takes a visit to the giveaway website and two easy steps to enter, but there’s not much time left – the deadline for entry is this Saturday, Dec. 22nd.
In case you missed a post, here’s a quick recap of our DIY Family Game Night Battle Royale series…
Here are six homemade drink recipes that are guaranteed to turn the heads and brighten the spirits of your holiday guests. Don’t let their good looks fool you – these beauties are filled with yummy, unexpected flavors.
We’re super excited to introduce our newest craft contributor, Victoria Hudgins. Victoria is the editorial manager for Alt Design Summit and the author of A Subtle Revelry, where she shares her passion for the art of merry making. Enjoy!
Add a little cheer that will last even after the holidays are through by making a sweet collection of DIY photo holders. Every year growing up, we would always receive a photo holder for Christmas to display our favorite photo from the season. It makes such a difference come January to have a few happy snaps sitting around the room or on your desk, and it’s a great way to help your kids make the transition back to normalcy after all the hoopla of the holiday season.
Every year my mom buys each of my three children a Christmas decoration. She’s being doing it since they were born, gradually putting together a beautiful collection of ornaments to treasure and to use on their own Christmas tree when they leave home. I think this is a lovely idea and a tradition I hope to continue with my own grandchildren one day.
I’m guessing that most of you have already decorated your tree and homes by now, but it’s not too late to fall in love with something special, for this year or the next. You can find all sorts of original ornaments on Etsy, the festive season is perfect for inspiring designers and crafters to use their imagination and create unique, one-off decorative gems. I love vintage and handmade things, so today I have chosen six ornaments that I think you and your kids might like to keep. Enjoy!
December 25th is coming up quick! You’ve been so busy dashing here and there to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, but it will soon be time to sit back with the family and enjoy the cozy comforts of your well-dressed holiday home.
We’ve got just the project you need to add some last minute cheer! This project is quick and easy. It’s perfect for beginners and a great way to get the kids involved. You can use these little trees as ornaments, strung as a garland, placed on a gift, or even just left stacked up for a darling little centerpiece on your kitchen table.
We hope you enjoy making these little trees as much as we did!
Pulling out all those goodies stuffed inside your stocking on Christmas morning is one of the biggest hits in our family! All those layers of this and that, the kids never know what they’re going to find next. This year we’re focusing on what’s really important for their little growing bodies. Things like exercise, imagination, healthy eating, and creativity–all the things that make childhood so special.
We’ve found some awesome gift ideas and treats that we believe will inspire such habits in your little ones… and may even encourage them to always finish their vegetables!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m an advocate for crafts that are both simple both in approach and in materials. Working with little ones you want to minimize the steps and maximize gratification. Bonus, by eliminating steps you can have a roster of projects that will cater to a wee attention span whether it be yours or you child!
Read on for a collection of clever holiday crafts that you can create with your children.
Here’s the latest installment in our 2012 Etsy Gift Guide series by Deborah Beau of Kickcan & Conkers. Enjoy!
The countdown to Christmas has begun. Are you ready? Have you found the perfect present for your little one? That’s no mean feat in this day and age, when we’re faced with so much choice and don’t always have as much money as we’d like. So, where do you look for something that’s reasonably-priced and original at Christmas or at any other time of year?
Modern toys for modern kids in a modern economic climate, that’s my etsy gift guide theme today.