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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

Fall Family Fun

Fall Family Fun

Here is a fun fall craft for the whole family to enjoy! Get outside, enjoy the soon to be crisp fall weather and gather some pine cones. Here are a few of our favorites we’ve found from some great blogs. Click on the link to find a tutorial. (Before bringing Pine Cones into your house for crafts, REMEMBER to Bake the Bugs Out of them first! Preheat Oven to 200 Degrees and Bake Pine Cones for 45 Minutes! Spread your pine cones out and don’t bake all at once) pine-cone-crafts

flower-pine-conesFlower Pine Cones from The Whoot

pine-cone-fairyPine Cone Fairy from Willodel

pine-cone-batsPine Cone Bats from Fireflies and Mudpies

pine-cone-turkeysPine Cone Turkeys from Sorta

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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