Holiday

Make a DIY menorah for kids using colorful painted twigs!

Make: A DIY Nature-Inspired Menorah for Kids

This unconventional flameless menorah for kids is a wonderful way to teach, share & pass on a beautiful tradition (and also happens to provide the perfect opportunity for a little counting and color-learning practice). Just like an actual menorah, you…

Use simple nature supplies to make your own DIY hanging holiday card holder. A festive activity for kids! | via barley & birch

Make: A Pinecone and Twig Holiday Card Display

Of all the holiday trinkets and trappings I own, the handmade projects & scraps of homemade treasures collected over the years are the ones I most look forward to pulling back out. Unboxing old notes, tiny finds, or the past…

These adorable bean bag DIY gnome softies are a simple project for sewing beginners - a fun craft for kids and the cutest gifts for woodland forest play! | from barley & birch

Make: DIY Bean Bag Gnome Softies

I was walking the dog last night when a couple of dry, yellowed leaves twirled down to the ground around me and I could almost smell autumn in the air. School starts in a couple of weeks, bringing summer to…

Upcycle plastic containers to make these lovely and simple yarn-wrapped snowflake ornaments!

Make: Yarn-Wrapped Snowflake Ornaments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love the month of December – we have family birthdays, I almost always get to play in a little snow, and everything feels bathed in the warm glow of holiday…

A DIY peace and love paper wreath. Use watercolor washes on our free templates to create this lovely handmade holiday keepsake. | via barley & birch

Make: A Watercolor Peace & Love Paper Wreath

PEACE & LOVE. I’m sending it your way on the wings of butterflies and doves for Craftmas with these lovely DIY watercolor peace & love paper wreaths! The magic upcycling Susie from Handy with Scissors and I are sharing handmade treasures…

Make a hip pine tree garland with modern layered patterns (free templates included)!

Make: A Modern Patterned Pine Tree Garland

For anyone trying to entertain kiddos while simultaneously navigating your way through a hectic holiday schedule – this modern pine tree garland DIY  is for you. This lovely project is one of my favorites because it’s super versatile, keeps the…

Make gingerbread and snowmen with these festive winter play dough mats! Add spices, peppermint and glitter for a fun winter sensory experience. | via barley & birch

Make: Gingerbread and Snowmen Sensory Winter Playdough

It’s officially winter! The snow is here early and it is brrr-eezy and cold. If you’re looking for a cozy indoor activity for restless littles, you’ll love these gingerbread and snowman winter sensory play activity! The setup is quick and…

This adorable DIY salt dough fox wreath is the perfect festive and easy holiday craft to do with kids!

Make: A Festive DIY Salt Dough Fox Wreath

I am so thrilled to be sharing this adorable wreath craft from Mary Alice of Brainy Beginnings Network. If you haven’t already found her site…wow – her insanely creative activities and ideas are going to knock your socks off! You…