Wednesday, December 24, 2014

*Simply Beautiful Christmas*

This years theme was Simply Beautiful. Although this Christmas we didn't have a place of our own to decorate, I still wanted to make it our own Christmas. Therefore, we were able to craft, and make things simple yet beautiful for our enjoyment. Don't let your home situation stop you from owning the holidays.  

A look back on all the holiday craft and ideas this Christmas
 My little man and I had so much fun making these two crafts together. He felt so involved and we bonded.



 Easiest and cheapest Christmas Wreath ever!


 These I made for friends, nail polish for the girls and socks for the boys.

 My friends and Neighbors loved this healthy Christmas Treat

My favorite Christmas Gift Wrapping yet!

And there you have it, I had so much fun making the little details. These are the things that control freaks such as myself, enjoy and are must haves.
Thank you so much for visiting with me this year 2014, where did the year go? I appreciate everyone of my readers and followers. Thank you!
**Merry Christmas**
Claudia H

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gifts: For Your Mistletoes

Ok, sometimes it's hard to get everything done and ready for Christmas, here are a couple of ideas on quick and creative last minute gifts, or stocking stuffers.


For the girls



 For the boys!

 Very quick and simple. They will love it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Claudia H

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wrapping Gifts The Simple Way

Gift Wrapping is probably one of my favorite things to do during Christmas, making things look beautiful is my passion, and I happen to have the patience for such a sport.
 Being an elf is a lot of work, but oh so fun! All the paper, and the ribbons, and the colors! I absolutely have so much fun with this activity. It was all so easy, honestly I just went to the dollar store, and found this simple brown paper and white paper. The ribbons on the other hand were a bit pricier, luckily my mother had a great collection of them, so I didn't have to spend too much.
I used the Classic Red and White. It's TIMELESS!
What's more beautiful than a natural and organic look, achieved with brown paper and twine. It gives me a Regency period feel.
A punch of green is just perfect to give it an organic look.

Cohesive? Dare I say yes!

I know it's not about the "Presents" but rather about His "Presence", however, I just adore the way they look underneath the Christmas Tree.
Simply Beautiful!

How do you gift wrap for Christmas?

Thanks for stopping by today

Claudia H

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gifts: Clementine Mini Wreaths

Keeping with the Simply Natural Christmas theme I am following this year, I decided to make simply cute mini Clementine Wreaths, (can you tell I am addicted to making wreaths?)  to give away to our friends and neighbors. Not only is this a natural gift, but very calorie friendly. Seriously healthy!


Oh so fun! And oh so easy! Normally I would have used twine to tie up the clementines, however I couldn't find any twine this year, (perhaps I should have looked harder) so I used a thinner type of "indoor twine", not my favorite string yet, very slippery and not so easy to work with, but the color was just right.

Still, they looked so great! Everyone loved them, I made a few batches of these.

They were so cute and festive that I wanted to keep them for myself.


What treats have you made for your friends and neighbors this year?

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Claudia H

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tis The Season to be Crafty DIY: Cotton Ball Wreath

This year I really felt like having a simply beautiful and natural Christmas. Therefore the color scheme had to be less formal, and more natural.  From the d├ęcor, to the Christmas cards, to the gift wrapping (coming soon). So I decided to use some natural elements to make a pretty simple wreath.
This was the easiest and simplest project I have ever made. Cotton balls, wreath, pick your favorite ribbon, and voila! Total cost for this project $2.50
I really like the simplicity of this wreath, the cotton looks like snowballs, and the beautiful stripped ribbon gives it the perfect touch of Christmas.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tis The Season to be Crafty DIY: Pom Pom Ornaments

This was such a fun craft, perfect for the little ones. They always want to help you make things. Seriously so easy! The hardest part was cutting out the shapes. Other than that, it was a blast!

Our cute souvenir for Christmas 2014
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Tis The Season to be Crafty DIY: Hand Wreath

Hello All, I know I have been gone. A lot of stuff has been happening, busy with work, pre-school, travelling, moving! Ah too much to tell. As of right now I am so happy and blessed to announce that we are expecting our second babe! Due in March 2015, we couldn't be more happy about this. We made a temporary move, currently living with the parents, call me crazy I know!! But sometimes we have to make some slight adjustments to settle down. Getting ready to move out of state next year, and well crazy life just gets in the way.

Actually, this Christmas season has made me so crafty, not to mention this belly, I am in the nesting and crafting mood every single day of my life. Since it's Christmas in about 19 days! Ahh can you believe it? I wanted to share a super cute kid craft we had so much fun making. Super easy for the kiddos, and so sweet too! Check it out!

Saw this on Pintrest and immediately got supplies and started working on this.


So easy and oh so fun, especially for my little handsome hands!

On the back we used regular clear tape, why? because my little man loves to help, and it made it so easy and fun for him to tape all the cute little hands together001

We used regular cardstock for the hands and circles

Used a silky red ribbon, and voila!
Now we will always keep this, to remind us, and little man, of the size of his hands Christmas 2014
I love our cute little Hand Wreath
I will be working on many Christmas projects, stay tuned for more fun crafts and ideas.
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