Saturday, December 23, 2017

Handmade Christmas day 11

Yesterday day was supposed to be day 11, opps. We made these white chocolate covered pretzel sticks today so that counts right?

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Handmade Christmas Day 10 Chapstick holder.

This Chapstick cozy is easy and quick to make and would make great gifts.

For this Chapstick holder keychain you will need:

2"width ribbon (I recommend ribbon wit wire)
Sewing machine

First thing you will do is cut a piece of ribbon that is about 10" I used a ribbon with a wire this makes folding up edges for heming easy.

Fold top end over twice to make a clean edge

Put ribbon through the key ring and sew it

Fold the bottom up and sew to create a clean bottom edge

Fold bottom up about 2.75"

Sew the sides up I sewed right along the wire edge of the ribbon.

And you have a Chapstick cozy keychain.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Handmade Christmas Day 9 stump snowman

We cut down a bunch of trees in our backyard so we have a bunch of cut wood just sitting back there. I wanted to put one to use and make something. What I came up was Stumpy the snowman ( logman?). I am not really sure what to think of him he is kinda funny looking.

I used:

A log painted white
Rocks ( eyes and mouth)
Clothes pin painted orange (nose)
Fabric scraps (hat and scarf)
Fishing line (tied around hat to close top)
Pom pom
Sticks painted white

Transporting Stumpy to the porch.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Handmade Christmas Day 8 Sorry

Today I got a workout in, did the grocery shopping, did some laundry, took my son to an appointment, cooked dinner, cleaned up dinner in the meantime put coats of finish on the table that I have been repainting since super glue and paper stuck to it. Sorry that a project didn't get finished today I feel to tired to complete one today 😔

Monday, December 18, 2017

Day 7 Handmade Christmas

Bike Rim Wreath

We have had this old bike Rim just taking up space in the garage for some time I finally figured out some way to use it.

For this project I used:

An old bike Rim
Red spray paint

Start with an old bike Rim paint it the color of your choice wrap garland around the rim and hang ornaments on. I didn't glue anything on this as I would like to do something else with this rim once the holiday season is done and be able to change the wreath out for the seasons. The pinecone in the center is my son's touch.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Handmade Christmas Day 6 A Wood Snowman

It is snowing tonight so the boys will be excited to build a real snowman tomorrow. In the meantime though I made this cute wood snow man for our porch. I did this project pretty much on my own but it is simple enough for the kids to help with.

For this project I used:
A piece of wood that I painted white my wood was about 5" wide and 33" long.
Small medium and large pom poms
Scrap of material for scarf.
Fake snow if you don't have any real snow

Once my paint dried I put the snowman's hat on. I used an infant (3-6 month size) that I found in the winter clothes box that of course no longer fits either of the boys. I then glued on the face. I used large pom poms for the eyes and nose and small and medium for the month.
I then glued on his scarf and buttons and last his arms. I thought he would be cute in this pot that is on the front porch and since there wasn't any snow in it yet I sprinkled some fake snow in the pot with him.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day 5 Sometimes You Fail

Day 5 project was totally a whim and sometimes that doesn't work out so well. So it started like this I had this snow stuff that I had gotten for another project. I had the thought that the kids would love snow globes. I had these plastic jars that some food had come in and were now gone. I got them all cleaned up scrubbed the labels off. Which by the way coconut oil works really for. Well I forgot that in a snow globe there is some kind of liquid that makes the snow fall all pretty our snow just kind of made a big plop all at once. I was thinking this would be a great way to use their little trees they made yesterday. While the display looks cute it doesn't snow. On top of the project really not working I got super glue on the the table and then some paper stuck to the super glue so today one project I am working on is redoing the table. On the bright side the globe still looks pretty and the table needed redone any way it is just getting done sooner now.

And last thought for now I think maybe I need to blog more writing this out it really doesn't seem like the big deal that it was in mind yesterday. Things really could have gone a lot worse.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 4 Pine Cone Trees

I loved this project because with what materials the boys were given there wasn't really any way it could turn out different than the perfect looking image of the the project in my head yet each one is different. Painting and glitter always seems to be a hit with them. A project is fun if it involves either, so they were happy to get to do both. This project was a win win.

For this project you will need:
Pine cone
Green paint
Hot glue
Small pom pom balls

This one is fun and really pretty simple paint the pine cone green before the paint dries sprinkle on the glitter then glue on the pom pom balls.

Painting is pretty serious but fun!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Handmade Christmas Day 3

I enjoyed making these little sock snowmen today with my little crafters. I loved seeing their creativity on this project. For this project we used those extra socks that seemed to have mysteriously disappeared or been eaten by the dryer.

For this project you will need
White sock
Design or colored socks
2 rubber bands
Coffee beans (eyes) and coffee bean crumbs (mouth)
Mini clothes pin
Orange marker
Pom pom balls
Fleece,felt or other material scraps (for scarf)

First fill the white sock with rice, secure top with rubber band then put a rubber band around middle to make "snowballs you are now ready to get creative and decorate your snowman.

Haha just noticed his wearing the same shirt as day 2 guess he likes that one!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Day 2 Handmade Christmas

Only the second day and I am already behind a day. For day 2 we made clothes pin snowflakes.

For this project you need:
6 (or more) clothes pins
White/clear glitter
Hot glue gun
Elmer's glue
String or ribbon


1: take clothes pins apart

2: glue together flat sides with hot glue

3: arrange snowflake and glue together with hot glue.

4: cover tops of clothes pins with Elmer's glue and sprinkle with glitter

5:Once the glitter and glue is dry turn over and attach the string/ribbon to hang.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12 days of Handmade Christmas

In the past I have done 14 days of Valentine projects with my kids and blogged about them. I have decided to try a 12 days of Handmade Christmas. Some of the projects will be kid projects, some will be projects I do and some will be handmade gift ideas. I am a little late getting this started but there is still time before Christmas right?

On The first Day of Handmade Christmas We made a paper plate showman countdown. The kids have been asking since Thanksgiving how many days until Christmas so we made a countdown so they wouldn't have to ask everyday.

For this project you will need:

A paper plate
large googly eyes
orange paper
felt cut in hat shape or a small stocking cap
Black marker
any embellishments you want for the hat
a brad ( I even had a little orange one!)
coffee beans or small rocks (optional)

Directions: Write numbers 1-25 around the outside of the plate, cut a triangle (carrot) from the orange paper glue on eyes and attach carrot nose with the brad glue on hat draw mouth or use small rocks or coffee beans my son just wanted to draw the mouth.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Facebook Special offer

I would like to do a special offer on the neck wraps I make they will be Buy one get one Half off now through Dec 15 . See available prints at You can also enter for a chance to win one buy liking my page: (see the giveaway post for details)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Shopping Already

Doesn't seem possible that the year is already coming to an end and some are already doing their Christmas Shopping. I would like to get mine done early myself this year we will see if that happens though. Getting my shopping done always seems be one of those things I wait until last minute to get done. If all else fails I end up giving one of my Comfort Pads they always make a big hit and provide comfort love throughout the year to loved ones. I am giving one away to a lucky winner details can be found on my Facebook page.

The cutest little Santa ever. When not playing Santa he likes to snuggle up with his comfort pad. ShannaMade Comfort Pads make great gifts for adults and kids. I am giving one away see my page for details

Friday, September 29, 2017


I am giving away this blue Chevron comfort pad details:
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Card Making

I used to make cards a lot but, having stamps, ink, and scissors out with little ones around was a bit stressful so today while they were at school I got out some old supplies.

I would like to try to this more and have some available in my shop. People still buy cards? Do you still buy them?