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Printable Christmas Crossword Puzzle with Key

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Happy December everyone! I’ve got my Christmas Countdown on the wall, my tubs of Christmas ornaments at the ready and I’m just waiting for my family to wake up so we can go get our tree. It was a very, very long night so it may be noon before the first emerges (someone never puts the baby down and getting her to sleep on her own has been getting worse and worse and last night I decided to start fixing it). In October I put up a Halloween Crossword puzzle instead of my usual word search and it seemed to go over well so I’m repeating it now for Christmas. This years puzzle has the bonus of fun Christmas characters that you can color in when you get bored! I’m trying to move to printer/copier friendly decorations because I know a lot of teachers are using these.

Celebrate with a free & printable Christmas Crossword puzzle. It's a perfect way to keep busy waiting for cookies to bake or as a gift from a sneaky elf [Read more…]

Christmas Countdown

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Craft a Christmas Countdown Tree you can use year after year. Customize by changing the paper ornaments to fit your color scheme

I love Christmas and I really love Christmas Countdowns. Mostly because I never know what day it is and it’s the best way I’ve found to make sure I know when to let the holiday panic set it. You don’t want to panic too early haha. Almost all of the DIY Christmas Countdown projects I’ve seen require buying 25 of something. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got enough stuff in my house! This tree count down is a step up from the basic paper chain, and while it can be a tiny bit tedious if you’re a perfectionist it’s easy enough to throw together.

Craft a Christmas Countdown Tree you can use year after year. Customize by changing the paper ornaments to fit your color scheme

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Hand Painted Holiday Magnets

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Jazz up your fridge with hand painted Holiday Magnets made from wooden craft store ornaments

My fridge was looking a little neglected this season, we collect magnets from all the places we visit but none of them really say ‘Christmas’. Besides it was time to clear out the clutter of expired coupons and calender magnets from 3 years ago anyway. On my craft store travels I picked up three three packs of wooden ornaments from Michael’s to make these holiday magnets. My favorite is the little reindeer with his gold antlers.

*I am a member of the Glue Dots® Design team. I received free product from the company in exchange for working with them. All opinions and ideas are my own [Read more…]

Nutella Rice Crispy Treats

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Take your holiday baking to the next level with Nutella Rice Crispy Treats decked out in fancy candy coating

There is some holiday magic in these bars. My Nutella-hating husband (we all have our flaws)  has even polished off half a pan. They’re pretty as bars but I plan to cut the next batch into squares for my cookie trays [Read more…]

HO HO HO Holiday Sign

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Combine luxurious suede paper, cheerful foil striped paper and a festive metallic frame for a HO HO HO Holiday Sign

We’re giving lots of photos as gifts this year. I was in Micheal’s checking out the frame sales when I found this metallic red frame (there were a few other colors and some with glitter but we stay away from that lest we have another Disco Baby incident). After a quick stop at in the scrapbook paper aisle I headed to check out with this holiday sign in my mind. Yes, for once, something actually turned out like I had imagined!

*I am a member of the Glue Dots® Design team. I received free product from the company in exchange for working with them. All opinions and ideas are my own

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