DIY Christmas Gift Canvas Tablecloth

Make a Tablecloth from a Canvas Drop Cloth | Life as MOM

Our Great Gifts series continues with this tutorial on how to make this personalized tablecloth for from guest poster Kelly. I love making Christmas gifts, especially gifts I customize for the receiver. One of my favorite gifts to make is a custom-made tablecloth, using only a painter’s canvas drop cloth and some Sharpie markers. I […]

DIY Three Men’s Morris Game Board

How to Make a Three Men

Homemade games can be fun and inexpensive gifts for children. Learn how to make a “Three Men’s Morris” Board Game from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Two summers ago, my girls and I visited Yorktown Victory Center as an end-of-summer field trip. During our time in the Continental Army Encampment, one of the docents showed […]

Ceramic Ornaments that Kids Can Decorate

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This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! If I was completely honest, this Great Gifts series would be entitled “Cool Things I […]

How to Make A Reusable Drawstring Bag

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Need special packaging for a gift? Make a drawstring bag! Life as Mom contributor Janel will show you how to make a custom drawstring bag from fabric as well as one from a store bought pillowcase. Sometimes you’ve got a gift and it just calls for a little special packaging…especially if the gift calls for […]

6 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts (Frugal Friday)

6 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts

I was a little astounded by all the deals I saw rolling through my Facebook feed over the last week. I’m sure I missed something great. I didn’t go shopping. And I ordered a mere handful of items online. I can’t explain it. I just felt like I should have a little tighter grip on […]

Easy Homemade Gift Tags

Easy Homemade Gift Tags - Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give.

Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give. In the age of insta-everything, it’s sometimes nice to step back and do a little home crafting. Whether you make gifts and wrappings yourself out of economic necessity or just a love for handiwork, the […]

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Ornaments

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Tree Ornaments - Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit.

Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit. Please note: I am not a crafter. I am not a seamstress. I am most definitely not an artist. Rarely do the visions in my head actually turn out the way I, well, envision […]

Make a Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Monkey Munch Gift Jar - Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Kids love fun looking jars…and they love this recipe for Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix. Because the mix is free of nuts and can be free of gluten and dairy (depending on how you […]