Elf On The Shelf Notes


I have a wicked sense on humor. I decided if my kids get to make wishes so do I. I am going to write a note to Santa and hope he answers my request. I mean if the Elf is leaving each night I might as well get my request in. It is all about knowing the right person!   You can see the one I sent yesterday by clicking on the link below If you are lost on the whole Elf on the Shelf If you want to see my first note for Santa It you want to see cool holiday ideas check out my ...

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How to Fix Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Liquid Handsoap

How to Fix Homemade Liquid Hand Soap   I wrote a post on Homemade Liquid Hand Soap and have had some people ask questions because it did not turn out quite right. So I am going to address a few common problems and how to fix them.   Thicken up soap that is too thin  Use common table salt (start with 1/2 cup and add slowly till your soap is the consistency you desire) Xantham Gum (start with 1/2 TBSP and add slowly till soap thickens.) Borax (slowly add it ...

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How to Do a Snowman Christmas Ornament

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So it's close to Christmas time, and of course the tree is already up.  But maybe you need a few more ornaments.  Or you are looking for a great craft for the kids school parties.  Or maybe even a family party.  These are SUPER cute and aren't that expensive and the kids love them. What you need: A clear ornament Sugar Peppercorns twig piece of fabric orange construction paper black construction paper ...

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Thursday Crafts: Bandana Dress

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I am sure you have seen these around.  They are Bandana Dresses.  I have been taking them to craft shows, and they are a HUGE hit. This simple dress can fit a little girl from about 6 months on up to a size 8.  You won't find any other clothing like that.  They are simple to make as well. You will need 2 bandanas 2 yards of ribbon ...

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Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids

Top 5 Arts and Craft Gifts for Fids

Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids My children love arts and crafts and many times trying to find fun and unique things for them is a challenge. I have created a Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids list to highlight some new and fun ways for your kids to DIY. Each of these crafts are kid friendly and will make  you want to join in with them. Make Your Own Snow Globe - This is a project for both kids and  adults alike.  The Make Your Own Snow Glob kit comes with everything you need to make ...

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Homemade Hand Scrub

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Homemade Hand Scrub My husband has very dry skin and we are constantly trying new things to help this problem. One of the things he found to work was the hand scrub by Beauticontrol. However, our budget cannot afford this as a frequent purchase.  I came across a few posts on Pinterest about making your own scrubs at home and decided to give it a try. I could not be happier with the results.  The best part of all is it is so simple to make and requires only 2 things. Turn this into a nice DIY ...

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Craft Box for Kids

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So anyone with kids, knows that the best gift is a BOX.  And the larger the box the better it is.  I mean really they need the room to move around in the box.  And a box is so great for them on so many levels. We had a large box.  I didn't get a before pic, but you can tell that it is large.  My kids have been playing with it for about 2 weeks now.  Well, the top flaps started to rip off.  We thought about throwing away, but the kids were not happy about it.  So we had a quick brain storm ...

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How to Make a Photo Candle Holder


Supplies See through Candle holder (I used 1 from the dollar store) tea lights Glue Water Paintbrush Photos (printed on paper or newspaper clippings) Directions In a bowl mix 1 part glue and 2 parts white school glue, if you want it to have frosted glue make sure it’s not the kind that dries clear. Clip out the photos you are going to use, I used newspaper comic clippings, but you can use photos printed on normal printer paper. Use a paint brush to paint some of the glue ...

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