101 Days of Christmas: Cookie Cutter Wrapping Paper

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: At Christmas time I am always looking for ways to connect with my kids while also having them help me with gifts for family members and friends. One simple way to get kids involved with gift-giving is to have them help create special homemade gift wrap.…

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“Thanks a latte” gift card envelope {101 Days of Christmas}

I think Starbucks gift cards make the perfect gift for a coffee lover (assuming they're a Starbucks fan!), but these gift card envelopes are perfect no matter which one is your favorite coffee shop. Just print and cut along the outside line of each template. Use a hobby knife to cut along the short line on…

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Scented playdough {101 Days of Christmas}

This scented playdough is a great stocking stuffer, and my girls have already asked me to make them some for their stockings...even though they've been playing with this batch already. Homemade playdough is also surprisingly easy to make, and the addition of kid-safe essential oils offers not just a fun experience for their senses but can…

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DIY scented shower disks {101 Days of Christmas}

I love this idea, and my girls will definitely be getting some of these in their stockings this year! It's been so fun to partner with Plant Therapy for this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, and Christina, one of their staff aromatherapists and resident bloggers, has put together a few of her favorite projects…

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We “whisk” you a Merry Christmas tags {101 Days of Christmas}

When I discovered that I could make tiny marshmallows for my hot cocoa, I knew I had to make each of my Essentials kids (in the homeschool class I tutor each week) a jar as part of my end-of-the-year-slash-Christmas gift to them. And when I came across these tiny whisks, I knew they'd be the perfect addition. So…

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