Tear-Free Gingerbread Building

Even with a kit in hand, many of you can attest that building a gingerbread house can be a frustrating and tear evoking task, especially when the kids are eagerly waiting to adorn it with editable windows and sugar-covered roofs. Through the years (and trial and error) I came up with a tear-free solution to building our beautiful brown baked houses, and it all comes down to planning.

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider


“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”

-Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


  • reusable face mask
    Craftiness

    Make a DIY Reusable Face Mask

    Okay all my fellow Corona shut-ins, I have been promising to post my reusable mask instructions here at Small Talk Mama and I'm finally taking a few moments to pass along the pattern.

  • Cards & Crops

    Heart-Shaped Cut Out Card — A Plan Comes Together

    I’m back this week with another card creation, and this time I combined an original cut file with a Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I love it when a plan comes together. As soon as I saw this week’s challenge sketch, I knew I wanted to create a heart-shaped cut out card and that’s when I got the idea to create a whole card base in Illustrator, convert it to a svg cut file and let my Cricut machine do the rest. The base was made with pink card stock and the cut file below, and the other patterned papers are from the Pebbles “yours truly” collection. I hand cut a…

  • knitter quitter
    Craftiness

    Bitter Knitter and Crochet Quitter

    A couple of years ago some ladies from my mom’s group decided to get together and learn how to knit. We had a few talented knitters in the group and several of us were very envious and willing to give this new hobby a go. I generally think I’m pretty talented when it comes to crafting and I love to try new things, so making something useful out of a ball of string seemed like a good idea. . .  So I bought a ball of yarn, a pair of basic knitting needles and showed up ready and willing to learn this new art while visions of warm sweaters, cozy…

INSTAGRAM FEED


Something is wrong.
Instagram token error.