Easy pompom ornament craft {101 Days of Christmas}

After the success of our pony bead candy canes, I've been reminding myself that simple crafts really are the most fun for my girls, and these pompom ornaments definitely fit the bill. Use cardboard from cereal boxes or other food packages as the base for these, add a little glue and some fuzzy pompom balls,…

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Candy cane ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

I've used pieces of candy canes to spell words and create shapes before, but this idea is a little different, and I think the final result is really cute! I actually picked up some candy canes at the dollar store a couple of weeks ago that ended up being too gross to eat, so this was a great…

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Pinecone elf ornament {101 Days of Christmas}

Various versions of these ornaments kept popping up in my Pinterest feed last year, and I added them to my must-do project list because they're just so cute! These are simple but adorable, and I'm hoping to gather a few more pinecones at my mom's over Thanksgiving so that we can make these for our…

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Borax crystal ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

This is such a fun craft / handmade gift / science project all rolled into one! With a little borax and water, you can cover pipe cleaner shape in sparkling crystals to make snowflakes for the windows or ornaments for the tree. The best part is that kids (and adults!) can spend their time getting creative with the…

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Pony bead candy canes {101 Days of Christmas}

As a mom, I can often use the reminder that the simplest crafts are the ones that my girls enjoy the most, and this one is no exception. Yesterday afternoon during quiet time, I pulled out the pipe cleaners and pony beads and asked my 5 year old if she could make candy canes. What…

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Skeleton key ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

I'm really wishing I'd posted this idea yesterday just to be "punny," but I unfortunately didn't even think of that until this very moment! I love skeleton keys, and we bought a set from Pottery Barn several years ago for my office. But as we've been redoing the loft to serve as a homeschool room / office…

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