This Sweater Wreath for your winter decor is an easy DIY that you can make with upcycled material.

Winter Sweater Wreath

My front door was bare after I took down my Christmas decorations and I was ready to come up with a new wreath for winter. I had an old wreath form that I hadn’t used yet and was trying to think what I wanted to do with it. The wreath was a straw one, but had been in the basement for awhile and when I got it out I noticed it was starting to unravel.

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Apple and homemade salted caramel make terrific Christmas gifts for your child's teacher.

Homemade Christmas Gifts for Teachers

I distinctly remember my mom making homemade Christmas gifts for our teachers when my sister and I were in school. She would make raisin bread in coffee cans, every year. The project would take over the kitchen for the weekend: soaking the raisins, making the batter, filling the cans, baking the bread, getting them out of the cans, and wrapping them all individually. I don’t think I realized what an effort she put forth to make these homemade gifts until I became a mother of a child in school as well. I am very similar to my mom, according to my sister, therefore this year I made homemade salted caramel for all of the teachers in my boys’ lives. Continue reading “Homemade Christmas Gifts for Teachers”

Our Christmas decorations are kid friendly and therapist approved. Check out how we play through the holiday

Kids Christmas Decorations

As I look through my Instagram feed I see so many homes beautifully decked out for Christmas. Our house has it’s own beauty. We have a theme of kid’s Christmas decorations.

We have a loved in-lived in look at our home. You can easily find activities to do in almost every room. This might be the occupational therapist in me, but I love decor that also serves a functional purpose. Especially if that purpose is play. Continue reading “Kids Christmas Decorations”

DIY pillow cover is a quick and easy way to change up your decor without breaking the bank.

DIY Pillow Cover

Add a touch of Christmas cheer to your everyday throw pillow by making your own pillow cover.

I was getting ready to decorate for Christmas, I realized my throw pillows don’t really go with a holiday theme. Instead of going out and buying holiday themed pillows, and then figuring out where to store them when the holidays are over, I decided to make my own pillow covers. How hard could it be?

DIY pillow covers are a quick and easy way to change up your decor without breaking the bank. As it turned out, it was incredibly easy. Using a coupon for material at JoAnn Fabrics I headed out. I had four pillows I wanted to cover and hate it when I just don’t have enough fabric. I settled on getting 2 yards of 2 different winter themed material. There is plenty of material left over, possible future project? One was a cotton and the other more of a flannel cotton.

The items needed are: material, matching thread, tape measure, straight edge, rotary cutter, and a sewing machine. I also used an iron, but this is optional. I find it easier to make a good seam with a iron rather than my own hands. The pillows I worked with are square, but you could use this pattern for rectangular pillows also. It is a basic envelope pillow cover. Continue reading “DIY Pillow Cover”