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Holi-D-I-Y Crafting

Tis the season to get crafty! After spending tons on presents for family, friends, coworkers, pets, and just about everyone else you know, the last thing you want to do is spend money on entertainment for your kids over winter break.

Instead, spend your time together doing family-friendly DIY projects that are sure to get you (and your home) in the holiday spirit! We have put together a list of some favorites:

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Skiing Pinecone Snowman

Work with your cuties to create this adorable winter décor!

What you’ll need:

  • Pinecone
  • White, light blue, and black craft paint
  • 1 brown chenille stem
  • 1″ piece of orange chenille stem
  • 2 medium light blue pom-poms
  • 2″ piece of light blue felt
  • 12″ light blue scrap fabric, cut to 1″ width
  • 2 medium white glittery pom-poms
  • 2 toothpicks
  • 2 jumbo craft sticks
  • Blue glitter glue
  • Snow texture medium (recommended: Snow-tex)
  • Blue chenille stem
  • White craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Feel free to play around with colors to fit your family’s favorites and follow the tutorial here.

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Looking to make your holiday foods more festive? Desserts are the perfect place to start.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes
  • 3 cups homemade or store-bought vanilla frosting
  • 2 Tablespoons green food coloring
  • 6 ice cream sugar cones
  • Edible silver ball sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Special equipment: pastry bag or gallon-sized sealable plastic bag; small star-shaped pastry tip

If colorful trees are more your style, add round rainbow sprinkles as the festive ornaments! Find the full recipe here.

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Candy Cane Wreath

You hang them on trees, stockings, and now as wreaths! This simple, yet adorable design will fill your home with the holiday spirit.

What you’ll need:

  • Candy Canes
  • cardboard
  • black marker
  • Scotch tape
  • Ribbon

Once you follow the basic directions here, add ribbons and more to give the wreath some flare.

Happy Holiday Crafting!

“Shape Up” Your Space

Circles, triangles and squares, oh my! Geometric shapes are trending right now, especially for children’s bedrooms. They create a simple, yet bold element to any room.

Shapes and patterns can make the perfect theme for your little one’s bedroom.  Whether you decide to go geometric-crazy or just want to add a few pieces here and there, you can’t go wrong!

Delhi Rug from PoshTots

The Delhi Rug adds bold style to the room with its interlocking triangles that create a unique 3D feeling.

mariella square pouf rom poshtots

The Mariella Square Pouf in Cantaloupe adds a pop of pattern and color, making it the perfect accessory for any shape savvy space.

vivd prism wall art from poshtots

The Vivid Prism Wall Art speaks for itself—actually, it screams for itself! It will make a seriously bold statement.

3 blocks from poshtots

3 Blocks is a set of three nesting tables (or stools) that plays with the elemental shapes of the square, circle and line. Bring shapes to life!

prescott wallpaper from poshtots

You can’t go wrong with the Prescott Wallpaper for a geometric-themed room. The fun, contemporary pattern is sophisticated enough for a master suite, dining room, or any room in the house!

campaign stacking dresser from poshtots

X marks the spot with the Campaign Stacking Dresser! With a combination of rectangle drawers and its signature ‘X’ sides, it is the perfect piece of furniture to shape-up your little one’s bedroom.

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Looking for your own project to bring geometric design into your home? This DIY Geometric Mobile Tutorial will show you how to make hanging geometric shapes that could be a mobile for the nursery, party decor, or an accent to any room!

Just remember: let your imagination wander when creating a room with geometric shapes! Happy decorating!

Halloween DIYs That Are Scary Fun!

It’s time to get ready for tricks and treats with Halloween is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate than a fun DIY project for you and your little one?

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Blackboard Pumpkins

Tired of the messy pumpkin carving thing? This is the perfect craft for you especially if you don’t want your little one around carving tools. Just cover the pumpkin with chalkboard paint, let it dry and let your imagination wander! Plus, there’s no reason to fret over a little mess up since it can be erased.

For the full craft: Indie Fixx

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Chocolate Tart Pumpkin Bites

What’s the point of ‘trick-or-treat’ without the ‘treat’? This is an easy no-bake recipe that the whole family will love. Best of all, it is a much healthier treat than candy.

For the full recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

Serve your snacks on a spooky plate like this one for extra fun: Trick or Treat Personalized Halloween Plate

(Like the plate? Order soon and receive before Halloween.)

trick or treat halloween plate from PoshTots

Happy Halloween Crafting!

Fourth of July DIY

Trying to think of a patriotic party treat to bring to the neighbor’s cookout? Want to get the kids involved in representing the red, white, and blue? These simple yet fun DIY projects are sure to get everyone in the American spirit this Fourth of July!

Patriotic Paper Lanterns

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Supplies You will need to make the Paper Lanterns:

-Cardstock in Red, White and Blue

-A ruler

-Scissors

-Star punch or Star Stickers

-A pencil

-Glue Sticks

-Festive Ribbon

-Stapler

Step One: Fold your cardstock in Half Lengthwise.  Then take your ruler and draw lines from the fold, leaving an inch from the end of your line and the edge.  Leave about .75 inch on each side.

Step 2: Have the kids cut on the line, stopping when the line ends, not through to the edge.  (This is great cutting practice)

Step 3:  Unfold your paper and then with the folded bumps on the outside, turn inward and attach at the top and bottom.  Then staple both the top and bottom a couple of times.

Step 4: DECORATE! Add festive stickers, star cutouts, ribbon, etc.

Step 5: Using ribbon or string, hang the lanterns for festive décor either inside your home or outside.

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

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Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 Bags, 10 oz – marshmallows

12 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal

Red and Blue food coloring

Instructions: Make 3 small batches – Red, Regular, and Blue. In large saucepan, melt 1/3 or 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Add 1/3 of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add Blue, Red or No color to each third of the ingredients. Add 1/3 of the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Transfer each mixture to a separate bowl.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper, loosely press each mixture into one 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Each of the 3 layers should be about 1″ tall. Cool and Serve.