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Be Thankful, Grateful and Count Your Blessings

Be Thankful, Grateful and Count Your Blessings

Thanksgiving Day is only 13 days away! It’s time to get crafty and we’ve found some really great DIY garland to make your holiday extra special. Click on the links for full tutorials.diy-garland-give-thanks
DIY Give Thanks Garland


DIY Be Thankful Garland


DIY Happy Thanksgiving Garland


DIY Be Grateful Garland


DIY Count Your Blessings Garland

DIY No Carve Pumpkins

DIY No Carve Pumpkins

We love fall, not only for the nice cool weather but for all of the fun activities and treats there are to make! We’ll be sharing some of our favorites this season. Today we’ve made a list of some creative ways to decorate your pumpkins without all of the messy carving! Click on the links for full tutorials from some really great bloggers.

 donut-pumpkinsDonut Pumpkins from Studio DIYpolka-dot-pumpkinConfetti Pumpkins from Cloudy Day Grayowl-pumpkinOwl Pumpkin from I Heart Crafty Thingsfabric-paint-pumpkinFabric Paint Pumpkin from A Beautiful Messmonster-pumpkinMonster Pumpkin from Everyday Dishes

(all credit for photos and tutorials goes to the bloggers)

After School Family Fun

After School Family Fun




What you’ll need :

3 Tbsp Borax
1 Cup Boiling Water
Pipe Cleaners
Glass Jar
Ribbon (curling ribbon works best, we used gold cording)
Stick (you can use straws too!)
Dish Cloth


Directions :

The color of pipe cleaner determines the color of your geodes.
-Shape pipe cleaner and thread ribbon through the outer edge.
-Lower it into your empty container and using your stick tie the ends around it so that your pipe cleaner does not touch the container. Once it is tied to the right height, remove from container.
-Bring water to a boil and pour into container. Add Borax and stir until completely dissolved.
-Add pipe cleaner and cover with dish cloth.
-Let sit for at least 5 hours.
-Remove and carefully pull out your ribbon from geode
-Be amazed at your new creation!

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