Category Archives: Holidays and Celebrations

Plastic Canvas Village – North Pole Reindeer Barn

This plastic canvas North Pole village Reindeer Barn is the perfect abode for Rudolph and all his friends! Keep reading to learn how I made it. The next plastic canvas Christmas village building I made after I finished Santa’s house was to make a Reindeer Barn.  I mean Santa can’t deliver the gifts without reindeer, right? The Little Village: In 10-mesh… Read More »

Homemade English Toffee Candy Recipe

Love Heath Bars?  Then you need to try this super simple homemade English Toffee candy recipe.  It has just 4 ingredients and you probably already have them on hand! The finished candy tastes exactly like a Heath bar and is perfect for holiday gift giving. I love to give homemade gifts for Christmas!  They can be a great way to show… Read More »

Plastic Canvas Christmas Village – Claus Chalet

This plastic canvas Christmas village house is the perfect abode for Santa and Mrs. Claus! Keep reading to learn how I made it. I have been a longtime fan of Department 56’s North Pole Village.  However, as a fairly frugal mom who prefers a homemade Christmas to anything store-bought, I can’t stomach the $75 to $100 price tag for… Read More »

DIY Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree

Be reminded of all the wonderful blessings in your life with this DIY Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree craft that also showcases some of your favorite photos. Keep reading to learn how to make a gratitude tree for yourself. I have been wanting to make a blessing tree for quite some time now after seeing a bunch of ideas a couple of… Read More »

Cheap Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

Looking for ideas for cheap homemade Halloween costumes for kids? You are not alone! Where I live store-bought Halloween costumes can run anywhere from $25 to $50 each. With 4 kids, it doesn’t make financial sense to buy Halloween costumes. I just can’t stomach the thought of dropping $200 for costumes they will wear for only one day.… Read More »

Halloween Pumpkin Candy Holder ~ Treat the neighborhood kids even when you can’t be home for Trick or Treat!

This cute Halloween pumpkin candy holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can’t be home on Halloween. Keep reading to learn how to make one for your front porch.  It’s quick and easy! I have always loved Halloween – from choosing the perfect Halloween costume, to decorating the house, to making a fun Halloween dinner before my… Read More »