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Make DIY Wired Ribbon Bows for Christmas!
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays

Make DIY Wired Ribbon Bows

Do you love Christmas as much as I do? I’m a HUGE fan. Celebrating Christ’s birth is the best part for me and my family, but I also love all of the good memories that I associate Christmas with.

I’m really, really excited for Christmas 2013 because this is the very first Christmas that I have a big house to decorate! We lived in our garage house for almost 7 years prior to our new house, and we could barely even fit a Christmas tree in it. This year, I’m going as crazy with festive decor as I can within our budget. And I’m starting NOW!Continue reading

DIY Crafts, DIY Kids Activities, DIY Parties & Holidays

A Handmade Christmas: Make a Snowman Hot Chocolate Jar Gift

DIY Hot Chocolate Snowman Jar Gifts by The DIY Mommy

My adorable daughter has been loving our crafty days lately – she almost expects a daily craft time now, which I think is the cutest thing in the universe!

Yesterday during “quiet time” we whipped up these easy hot chocolate snowman jar gifts that I think will make cute handmade Christmas presents for our neighbors this year. They’re unique and practical – filled with hot chocolate mix, peppermints and marshmallows that a whole family could enjoy.

I found the inspiration for this project on Pinterest. I saw this image last year and thought it was such a fun way to yet again recycle some baby food jars. (Forgive me – I’ve tried to find the original source to this image via Google image search and simply can’t. If you know the originator of this image, please  let me know so that I can give them proper credit!)

This fun Holiday craft took us less than an hour. I did the hot gluing and ribbon tying, but my 3 year old did the rest! We’ve made two so far. After we made the first one, my daughter was indignant: “He needs a SISTER!” So, we had to make a girl snow-woman.

DIY Hot Chocolate Snowman Jar Gifts by The DIY Mommy

How to Make a Hot Chocolate Snowman Jar Gift

Materials:

  • empty & clean small baby food jars and lids (3 per snowman)
  • hot chocolate mix
  • peppermints
  • mini marshmallows
  • scraps of ribbon and felt
  • permanent marker
  • hot glue gun

Directions:

  1. Fill one jar with hot chocolate mix, one with peppermints and one with mini marshmallows. This is a fun job for a kid! Put the lids on the jars.
  2. Hot glue the bottom of the peppermint jar to the top of the hot chocolate mix lid, and the bottom of the marshmallow jar to the top of the peppermint jar lid.
  3. Tie a ribbon(s) around the “neck” of the snowman. If you want to, make a hat for his head out of felt pieces (a circle slightly bigger than the jar lid, topped with a rectangle of felt rolled into a cylinder and glued together) – glue a ribbon around the hat for a hat band (as pictured).
  4. Draw a face on the snowman with a permanent marker.

DIY Hot Chocolate Snowman Jar Gifts by The DIY Mommy

DIY Sewing

Sew Soft Baby Blocks

By Christina Dennis

Soft-Blocks-6Good, old-fashioned blocks are a great toy for Baby. They’re wonderful to grab with little fingers, and to practice passing from hand to hand. Here’s a simple pattern for soft blocks made out of fabric, ribbon and polyester fiberfill. Hang them, stack them, toss them — they’ll have many uses!Continue reading

DIY Crafts

How To Make a Diaper Cake

A handmade diaper cake makes a great gift for a baby shower. It looks impressive, and it is equally just as practical! A diaper cake is made with 2-4 layers of diapers. The size of diapers used is up to you, but size 1-2 diapers are usually less costly and fit babies longer.Continue reading

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