14 Patriotic, Star-Spangled Ways to Use Mason Jars

14 Patriotic, Star-Spangled Ways to Use Mason Jars

Late last year, a friend gave me a box of Mason jars. I remember looking at them & wondering what in the world I was going to use them for. I knew there were many crafts that use Mason jars but I was stumped right then. I did find ways to use them to make Christmas snow globes. Now I wish I had saved a few! These ideas are fabulous! The one in the photo above is great & worth a trip to my neighborhood hardware store to pick up a few. And there are 13 MORE crafts you can make! OH BOY! Thank you Country Living for sharing these great ideas! Enjoy!

Patriotic Mason Jars

31 Easy, Homemade Christmas Ornaments

31 Easy, Homemade Christmas Ornaments

When I decorate our Christmas tree each year, I am filled with memories as I hang various ornaments on our tree. The pin & white knit stocking made by a co-worker for The Child on her first Christmas. The bicycle ornament I gave Mr. D. when we were first married. The ornament the church gave me when I was a toddler. And especially, the wax filled ornaments my great-grandparents brought with them from Germany.

As beautiful as those ornaments are, the ones I love the most are the handmade ornaments from friends & made by The Child as she was growing up. Do you have handmade ornaments on your tree? If not, it’s time to add some! If you do, you can always make room for more!

Country Living shares their selection of 31 easy to make ornaments. Many can be made with & by your kids. Prepare them for your tree this year. Then, enjoy the memories they stir up each year as you decorate your tree!

What is your favorite ornament on your Christmas tree? Tell us about it! Share the history & why it means so much to you!

Easy to Make Ornaments

11 Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Autumn Wreath

Yesterday, I began taking down my Halloween decorations & preparing my home for Thanksgiving. The process is not as hard as it sounds since both Halloween & Thanksgiving use pumpkins in their decorating themes! I enjoy adding seasonal touches to my home throughout the year. However, I do NOT enjoy spending a fortune on those decorations! To help keep my cost down(& in some cases non-existent) I make many of my own seasonal touches to use throughout my home. You can also easily add simple Thanksgiving pieces to your home this November when you create your own decorations. No idea where or how to begin? Country Living to the rescue with these easy to make Thanksgiving craft ideas. It really doesn’t take much to add beautiful seasonal touches to your home. Just a bit of time, imagination & Simple Joy!

Thanksgiving Crafts